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post #1 of 6 Old 11-03-2006, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Remember Mark Chorzempa, doing an RTW on a KLR?

His site:

I was following, but posts dropped off a while ago. I found his pictures account and saw this:

Does anyone know if he is ok?
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post #2 of 6 Old 11-03-2006, 09:52 AM
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That sucks.... :sad:

wont be able to see a thing out that right mirror... :|
Looks like a pretty hard hit.

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post #3 of 6 Old 11-03-2006, 11:15 AM
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Yea that looks like a pretty hard crash. Makes ya wonder how it happend. Car, deer, dog, inattention? Hope the guy is OK.
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post #4 of 6 Old 11-11-2006, 02:20 AM
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Man, he's even got a flat, thats a hard hit, anybody know what happened??
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post #5 of 6 Old 11-19-2009, 06:30 AM
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Sorry to bring up an old post. This post was recently brought to my attention and I thought I'd provide an update.

A screw embedded in the front tire causing a flat and a loss of control. I was doing near 60mph when I rolled off the throttle near a police check point in Russia. As the front suspension compressed under the weight of the full fuel tank, the front started weaving uncontrollably. At that moment I had no idea what was causing the near tank slapper effect. Luckily for me I side swiped a parked van rather than hit the many cement poles, cement barriers at the police check point or on coming traffic. I suspect the combination of a full fuel tank, raising links, suspension compression and a flat & folded tire, all led to enough rake/trail change to cause the front weave. This was my only crash of any kind during the whole trip, and it took a lot of courage to get back on the bike knowing it could happen again.

Anyway, duct tape, metal bending of the headlight mount and a cash payment to the van owner and I was back on the road. My body was sore for a few days as I rested at a hotel, but thanks to lots of protective gear I was able to continue and finish my round the world trip.

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post #6 of 6 Old 11-19-2009, 10:18 AM
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Wow, glad you made it OK, and congrats on accomplishing your goal man.

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