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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-11-2008, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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I **** my pants this morning!

Well, almost...

I was zinging to work this morning, on the expressway in the left lane...Firing off a reasonable for the area 80 mph...No biggie very normal start to the day.

Out of nowhere, I hear a loud bang and see a water bootlle bouncing away. "Did I hit a water Bottle? no way." I'm thinking.

Right after the bang, the back tire locks up and the bike is in a slide. Holy ****! The bike wants to fall over, and I sure figure its gonna.

In about a 100 foot slide I manage to get it to the left hazzard lane... YIKES!

Turns out, my lunchbox that I tie down the same way fell off and got stuck in the wheel. GREAT!!!!!

I did cut it all out there, and got back on the road abotu 20 minutes later, but in 18 years of riding, that was the most scared I have ever been.

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Accel Coils.Mangacore wires.Corbin Seat.
Cobra exhaust.Jetted to 1.1 lamda.
Wide levers,cushy grips, All steel lines....
Actually, I've changed more stuff then I can remember.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-11-2008, 12:39 PM
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I'd start brown bagging if I were you. Glad to hear you're OK.

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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-11-2008, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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I know, right! That styrofoam just jammed it perfectly. At least a bag would have exploded or something.

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Saturn Plum/55 Tbird red.
Accel Coils.Mangacore wires.Corbin Seat.
Cobra exhaust.Jetted to 1.1 lamda.
Wide levers,cushy grips, All steel lines....
Actually, I've changed more stuff then I can remember.
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I bet you couldn't get that to happen again if you tried! Glad you managed to ride that out safely! Definitely time to brown bag.

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Wow! I new there was a reason I don't eat lunch. Glad you made it through OK.

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Yeah, It was weird for sure. It took me and my Leatherman abotu 20 minute to cut it all out of there. Rocking the wheel back and forth(Hand full of Chef Boyaredee!-Ugh!) That was after about 5-10 minutes of shaking.

1990 Vulcan
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Saturn Plum/55 Tbird red.
Accel Coils.Mangacore wires.Corbin Seat.
Cobra exhaust.Jetted to 1.1 lamda.
Wide levers,cushy grips, All steel lines....
Actually, I've changed more stuff then I can remember.

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Certainly doesn't sound like a fun ride to work!!
Had something somewhat similar happen on my dirtbike when a long strand of solid wire got caught in the wheel, chain and both sprockets.
Brought me to one sudden stop!! But on the trails, that's not as much of a "Pucker Factor" as when on the highway. Especially at that speed!!

Good job of being able to control it to a safe stop!!


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Hey elemental, not only was your fiasco scary, but taking 20 minutes on the left side of the highway to fix things up must have been scary too.

Please tell us how you secure your lunchbox normally. I usually secure things with a bungie cord and a bungee net --- double up for security. I once lost my bible on the way to church because my single bungee cord somehow got undone. I had that bible for almost 20 years, and I had some really personal notes in it. I don't ever want to loose something again, let alone have it become a dangerous object.

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Holy Sh!t!!! I would have just taken my shorts off and burned them right there on the side of the road.

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that could have went wrong in so many other ways...
cool. how you kept your head, Ele
a lessor being would have went.... mental


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