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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-30-2012, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Nearly crashed

I'm still not sure how I didn't. I think I kicked my left foot out which kept me upright. It's the best I can figure out, because right after I recovered, my left foot was off the peg, but I don't remember what I did. Obviously I just reacted.

When making a turn onto a side road, I hit some sand or dirt on the road. In the video below, you can see how much the front tire turned (the camera is mounted to the handlebar). It was a very strange feeling to have the tire turn left as I slid right.

Coulda been bad; thank God it wasn't.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX7jX-5NOa4

'95 Vulcan 750 - Purchased 8/2003 w/ 21,124 miles - passed 50K 9/3/15
* VN900 seat * Daytona handlebar * Converted ACCTs to MCCTs * Relocated R/R * Drilled clutch basket * Coastered * Repainted *
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-30-2012, 10:17 PM
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1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
Emgo 23-92411 Handlebars
MOSFET FH012AA R/R


1990 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

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I have been very careful in the turns since getting back in the saddle because there is still a bit of sand and gravel on the roads here, left over from the winter sanding of icy streets.
Glad to hear your riding experience saved you from road rash this time.

Gordon

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Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

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Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
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