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jarrod 08-09-2010 1:44 PM

Wadded Up
 
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After 15 years of riding street bikes, I took my first slide across the blacktop Friday at 50-60 mph. Shouldn't have happened. I believe the overly soft front suspension was to blame for the front wheel washing out, because the bike was no where near it's limit.

Anyway....full gear (like always) I slid for about 40-50 feet, stood up, laughed, and kept riding. The recently installed frame slider saved the bike. The recently installed exhaust is history!

I shared a few pics below.

deuce 08-09-2010 2:08 PM

HOLY CHIT.... Happy to hear you are okay....that is scary stuff...

magic 08-09-2010 2:20 PM

sucky sucky sucks sucks... sorry to see that. Glad you had kit on. I've lost the front end doing about the same speed, walked way and rode home. Good gear is key.

bc123 08-09-2010 2:41 PM

ATGATT!! Good stuff, glad your safe. I just lowsided on Mosquito Ridge Road last weds. Front forks are done, and right side/front plastics are trashed. But thank god for gear right? I limped away from an otherwise painful incident.

seattle 08-09-2010 6:08 PM

Glad to hear you walked away uninjured.

As for the remains... TRACK BIKE!:D

shellyrn 08-09-2010 8:29 PM

Been on street bikes for 25 plus years......their are those who have been down and those that are going down :) Always nice to walk away!

blabel 08-09-2010 8:40 PM

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Originally Posted by shellyrn (Post 1619819)
Been on street bikes for 25 plus years......their are those who have been down and those that are going down :) Always nice to walk away!


When I see people riding around in shorts and flip flops I wonder if they realize this?

Glad to see you walked away un-scathed.

westsiderippa 08-10-2010 12:57 AM

just glad your alright pimp

jarrod 08-10-2010 8:06 AM

Yeah Cliff. I had the bike insured also. I should be getting a hefty check for the damage. I'll make minimal repairs and prep for the track.

psudy 08-10-2010 8:44 AM

Thank god for good gear. As mentioned above, I can't believe people ride in shorts and tee shirts. Even with full gear, crashing at 60mph is very risky. Glad you are alright.

guido 08-10-2010 12:30 PM

That's one way to get those Dainese leathers you always wanted.

rsanchez 08-10-2010 11:52 PM

Wow! I laid down a ninja 250 at 85 with a jacket, gloves, and helmet, now I won't ride a motorcycle without full gear... Hehe, plenty of scars. You should be able to ebay replacement parts pretty cheap and good call on the frame sliders.

jarrod 08-11-2010 7:42 AM

"should be able to ebay replacement parts pretty cheap "

Aprilia stuff is harder to come by. But, the new tail section and replacement slider should be here by Friday. I'll be back on the road this weekend.

gunz 08-11-2010 7:53 AM

Good thing you were wearin the gear.

rsanchez 08-11-2010 9:13 AM

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Originally Posted by jarrod (Post 1620503)
"should be able to ebay replacement parts pretty cheap "

Aprilia stuff is harder to come by. But, the new tail section and replacement slider should be here by Friday. I'll be back on the road this weekend.


As an owner of many things Italian (Ducati and Ferrari) I completely agree, I was being really sarcastic, my bad for not expressing that more haha.

lizzyb 08-11-2010 9:33 AM

Glad you're okay Jarrod.

jarrod 08-11-2010 10:05 AM

Ah got it!

What I'm looking for now is a good suspension guy in the bay area to come adjust my suspension.

Thanks Liz

guido 08-11-2010 11:18 AM

Those italians are super proud of their plastic.

Jarrod, how about Dave Moss?

guido 08-11-2010 11:20 AM

www.feelthetrack.com


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