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Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       08-09-2010, 12:44 PM Reply   
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.
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Old    E.J. (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-09-2010, 1:08 PM Reply   
HOLY CHIT.... Happy to hear you are okay....that is scary stuff...
Old    Sean M (magic)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-09-2010, 1:20 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Brian (bc123)      Join Date: Jul 2010       08-09-2010, 1:41 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-09-2010, 5:08 PM Reply   
Glad to hear you walked away uninjured.

As for the remains... TRACK BIKE!
Old    Michele (shellyrn)      Join Date: May 2006       08-09-2010, 7:29 PM Reply   
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!
Old    Blabelmooch (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       08-09-2010, 7:40 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by shellyrn View Post
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.
Old    Bryan (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-09-2010, 11:57 PM Reply   
just glad your alright pimp
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       08-10-2010, 7:06 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       08-10-2010, 7:44 AM Reply   
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.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       08-10-2010, 11:30 AM Reply   
That's one way to get those Dainese leathers you always wanted.
Old    Rob Sanchez (rsanchez)      Join Date: Jun 2010       08-10-2010, 10:52 PM Reply   
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.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       08-11-2010, 6:42 AM Reply   
"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.
Old    Ricardo (gunz)      Join Date: Sep 2001       08-11-2010, 6:53 AM Reply   
Good thing you were wearin the gear.
Old    Rob Sanchez (rsanchez)      Join Date: Jun 2010       08-11-2010, 8:13 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by jarrod View Post
"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.
Old    Elizabeth LaMarca (lizzyb)      Join Date: Sep 2005       08-11-2010, 8:33 AM Reply   
Glad you're okay Jarrod.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       08-11-2010, 9:05 AM Reply   
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
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       08-11-2010, 10:18 AM Reply   
Those italians are super proud of their plastic.

Jarrod, how about Dave Moss?
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       08-11-2010, 10:20 AM Reply   
www.feelthetrack.com

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