dropped my bike today - Wrist Twisters
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 Old 08-12-2007, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,196
Rep Power: 0
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

dropped my bike today

Well I accomplished alot this morning.Woke up early left the house around 8:30 went for a nice ride down to the area where I grew up at.Needed a little break so I stopped at a convenience store got a gatorade for the road. while I was in the store bunch of HDs parked next to me .Went to start my bike wouldn`t start did a quick assessment emergency switch was engaged ,which I never use ,so pretty sure that my japanese bike was the victim of a joke ,hey but I got big shoulders so heap it on there a little bit and maybe I did do that,So I get on the bike and start my ride in earnest hitting some nice country twisties,I roll up on a stop sign for all directions except right turns I`m making a right turn so I don`t stop but I do slow down and proceed with caution next thing I know a truck out of no where blows through his sign on my left , I attempt to make the turn tighter which is when I washed out in some loose sand and gravel and down I go,good thing for me I was going pretty slow no damage to me and just a little scratch on my right engine cover which I am reasonably sure that I can sand out and then touch up with paint and maybe this winter get a real paint job done if I don`t like my job. All in all I was happy with my reaction ,I didn`t get run over , I didn`t get hurt ,I responded quickly through out entire event, It went almost like a well rehearsed battle drill assessed myself then the bike lifted bike back up put it back in neutral waited a couple seconds to start and off I went, start to finish was probably around 30 to 40 seconds, and most impressively I didn`t throw anything ,when I was younger I probably would have thrown the helmet.Best part of the whole thing the truck kept going and the car behind him didn`t stop to offer assistance, hey I know I`m a superstar but you could at least ask.

tbone is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 Old 08-12-2007, 05:16 PM
Tribuni Angusticlavii
 
async's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: NY
Posts: 3,943
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation Wrist Twisters Event Attendance 
Total Awards: 2

It sounds like it could have been allot worse, I'm glad to hear you're ok. If it were me, I might have chased down the truck and administered some justice of my own.

.. or at least taken down the plate number and called the fuzz on him.

async is offline  
post #3 of 15 Old 08-12-2007, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,196
Rep Power: 0
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by async View Post
It sounds like it could have been allot worse, I'm glad to hear you're ok. If it were me, I might have chased down the truck and administered some justice of my own.

.. or at least taken down the plate number and called the fuzz on him.
That was the intent but feel to correct me if I am wrong but I believe the 919 has automatic fuel shutoff when tipped, either way it would not start immediately.starting the bike was the longest part of the whole event.But since I couldn`t get the oneup I had to live on past glories of shooting bad drivers in Iraq,

tbone is offline  
 
post #4 of 15 Old 08-12-2007, 05:28 PM
Tribuni Angusticlavii
 
ajcombs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,801
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Helping a Member in Need 
Total Awards: 1

glad you ended up ok afterwards and yep they have a bank angle sensor that shuts off the fuel pump i believe.

OK This is the last dude that drops his bike no more allowed!!

ajcombs is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old 08-12-2007, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,196
Rep Power: 0
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajcombs View Post
glad you ended up ok afterwards and yep they have a bank angle sensor that shuts off the fuel pump i believe.

OK This is the last dude that drops his bike no more allowed!!
ya I didn`t even really want to fess up about it,and no kidding that was my first thought was wow how do I tell the guys about this , I did go on to have a good ride afterwards though ,got to see alot of the old stomping grounds so it ended good.

tbone is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 08-12-2007, 05:43 PM
(Quintus) Pilus Prior
 
sugs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,843
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation 
Total Awards: 1

I'm very happy for you that it was only a minor mishap.

'02 Honda 919 - She's the only one for me!

sugs is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 08-12-2007, 06:13 PM
Power 2 the pedal
 
Ridge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North Cackalacky
Posts: 10,093
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Extraordinary Ride Donation Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance 
Total Awards: 6

Ummm, yeah, don't do that again. We've more than reached our quota of wrecked riders and dropped bikes this year. Keep the rubber side down ladies and gents.

Ridge is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 08-12-2007, 08:12 PM
Go'n So slow I'm stopped
 
xrmikey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,909
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation Donation Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 6

Glad to hear it was a small oops. And you & bike are OK!
I guess now we have enough "SUGED" bike entries for the COTM(crash of the month)Thread!

xrmikey is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 08-12-2007, 08:27 PM
Mc 9er
 
mcdonald919's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: New Jersey,USA
Posts: 1,268
Rep Power: 1
 
nice going on the reaction timing thingy,people suck,you would think they would at least pull over to see if you were ok.

c 9er
silver,the fasted colour
mcdonald919 is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old 08-12-2007, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,196
Rep Power: 0
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by xrmikey View Post
Glad to hear it was a small oops. And you & bike are OK!
I guess now we have enough "SUGED" bike entries for the COTM(crash of the month)Thread!
I don`t know if I would be a good entry now I already did the magic marker touch up for now. I guess I narrowly missed being Tboned and just got a little "SUGED"

tbone is offline  
post #11 of 15 Old 08-12-2007, 09:52 PM
(Quintus) Pilus Prior
 
sugs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,843
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation 
Total Awards: 1

Ha Ha. You guys are just sooooo funny. Ha Ha Ha.

'02 Honda 919 - She's the only one for me!

sugs is offline  
post #12 of 15 Old 08-13-2007, 02:49 AM
Fool in the Rain
 
HondaJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 10,288
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage

Awards Showcase
Donation Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Extraordinary Ride Wrist Twisters Event Attendance 
Total Awards: 4

Battle scars. Thankful they're on the bike and not you.

"Towards the end of the vid, it looks like she may have had a bafflectomy." - MarylandMike
HondaJim is offline  
post #13 of 15 Old 08-13-2007, 03:28 AM
Ken
Community Admin
 
Ken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 4,396
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Extraordinary Ride Donation Extraordinary Ride Donation 
Total Awards: 4

Glad you're OK, tbone. As async said, it sounds like it could have been much worse. A plate number would have been sweet justice.

2009 Honda Goldwing
Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.
Ken is offline  
post #14 of 15 Old 08-13-2007, 04:14 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,196
Rep Power: 0
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by sugs View Post
Ha Ha. You guys are just sooooo funny. Ha Ha Ha.
sorry Sugs XRmikey set that serve up to well to resist,

tbone is offline  
post #15 of 15 Old 08-13-2007, 04:19 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,196
Rep Power: 0
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

I agree Ken could have been much worse,I`ll just chalk it up as a lesson and move on,

tbone is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wrist Twisters forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome