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Rider Down - How Many Times Have You Wrecked On The Road?

Discussion in 'The Polling place' started by Red Rider, Sep 4, 2018.

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How many times have you wrecked on your ride? Not counting parked drops.

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  1. Red Rider

    Red Rider Well-Known Member

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    I've been riding since 1979, with over 200,000 miles of street riding (would have been a lot more, but I spent a lot of time in the service away from my rides) and had my share of spills. My worst injuries were from my last spill, but that was during the transition from street to dirt - and already discussed on this forum in a different thread.

    My worst street wipe out was on a North Carolina road with my now-ex wife. Cornered too fast, laid it down and we both got rashed pretty bad. My most humorous wreck was hitting a cop car in Virginia that pulled right out into me - smashed his front fender so hard he couldn't drive away. He did apologize - after initially trying to blame me. Cops are people, too. My bike was fine, and I road away, leaving him to the wrecker and having to explain the accident to his chief.

    Being as dirt riding is a different beast, and one really expects to bite it there, please exclude dirt wrecks...unless it was on a street bike, or a good story.
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    I have never wiped out my bike. You didn't include 0 so I couldn't cast a vote. I came close last year though.:artist:
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    badinfluence63 Well-Known Member

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    Been riding for over 40 years. 3 of the 4 accidents were my fault. And should have been avoided. Rookie mistakes.
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    'rear ended at a red light. Groovin' on the music and not watching in my mirrors. 6 grand worth of damaged to my SG. Of course the b%$ch tried to deny running into me. Imagine saying "I didn't hit him, he just fell over, with witnesses seeing everything. Luckily, I escaped with a sore arss.
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    Red Rider Well-Known Member

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    C'mon, folks, me, BI & Charlie ain't the only ones. Share your story, so others may learn.
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    Hey Red, its possible.
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    started on my first harley...1969. had it four hours and laid it down. bought new for 1700 cash from dealership. XLCH sporster. those were good days!
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    charlie46 Well-Known Member

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    Dropped mine in the driveway this Monday, (9$%#@^*!). The side stand was up,Brain fart. Somehow these toys put on weight over the many years,needed help lifting it.:arghh:
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    charlie46 Well-Known Member

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    OK,now how do I get a hold of her if I need her to pick up my Ultra. That's a real laugh. Asking for help is always the first move. I'm Not a young man you know. Anyway it's always a good laugh when someone tries to educate me on how to lift a bike(as if after 50+ years of riding I don't know how. LOL
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    Red Rider Well-Known Member

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    Hey, Charlie - its not that you never knew, its that ya - after 50 or so years - may have forgot, like ya did the kickstand!:hilarious:

    That bike in the video probably weighs about a third less than your bagger. Getting help is smart. If a guy wants to have an excuse for getting help, it is always true that you're less likely to cause more damage if you have help.

    I washed the new bike last week and slipped while pushing her into the garage, so I fought with every bit of strength to keep upright, and did - but I ain't fought that hard to stay upright since Desert Storm! Still sore, but worth it.
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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well you sounded like you needed edujamukashun

    As to size, that little gal is about the 1/3 the size as well
    pound to pound its comparable to a big ol harley dood and
    a big ol harley..

    Heres a 70 year old 180 pound grey hair picking up a bagger for ya, and on Gravel no less...

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    Red Rider Well-Known Member

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    Gravel or sand can be really tough to get a bigger bike up out of. When I dumped Suzi 650SE out in the boonies, it kept slipping away until I scooted it up to a sagebrush to stop it from doing that. At almost 400lbs and with one good leg at the time, it was one heck of a workout. So the tip is, if it keeps sliding, get something to stop it and it'll be a whole lot easier.
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    Well I got 3 yrs on him. Shirt goes Fast after 70. ps. saw that about a year ago. 5 yrs ago my Street Glide was no problem. But father time really is a burch.
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    Hate when that happens Charlie. Been there a couple time. Putting the bike in gear first helps,not always.

    Hope minimum damage.
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    You always put it in gear.DUH!
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    Or get a lighter bike!

    Or a trike!
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    Sounds like people need to slow down a little and think safety first? Just a thought.
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    I didn't realize that until the bike kept rolling when i was lifting it.

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