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post #1 of 11 Old 10-18-2012, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Lessons learned

Lessons from today's ride.
1. Shut the bike off when you try and lift it over that log it is stuck on. Don't stand next to it and try to lift and use the throttle at the same time.
2. If tipped over or dropped small branches can lock into the space between the throttle and the mirror thereby redlining a bike.
3. Slipping in the mud can drop your face right into the rear tire. (Hazardous. Refer to lesson 2)
4. A spinning tire looks REAL freaky as it tries to chew through the face plate of your helmet less than a half inch from your eyes.
5. Dropping your helmet (head) onto a spinning tire will launch it like a ball out of a pitching machine.
6. I need a new face plate.

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post #2 of 11 Old 10-18-2012, 06:12 PM
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Lessons from today's ride.
1. Shut the bike off when you try and lift it over that log it is stuck on. Don't stand next to it and try to lift and use the throttle at the same time.
2. If tipped over or dropped small branches can lock into the space between the throttle and the mirror thereby redlining a bike.
3. Slipping in the mud can drop your face right into the rear tire. (Hazardous. Refer to lesson 2)
4. A spinning tire looks REAL freaky as it tries to chew through the face plate of your helmet less than a half inch from your eyes.
5. Dropping your helmet (head) onto a spinning tire will launch it like a ball out of a pitching machine.
6. I need a new face plate.

Glad you are ok. Thank you for sharing the lessons learned. Self experience or experience from others tends to the best teacher.


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What? No helmet cam video?!!

Sheesh.

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What? No helmet cam video?!!

Sheesh.

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I truly wish there was brother.
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So do I and 8,930 other members. It would have been classic!

Really glad you were able to post up about it from the comfort of your home and not from the ER, though.

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What? No helmet cam video?!!

Sheesh.

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If there was a helmet cam, the only video may have been before it was chewed apart in the spokes of the spinning wheel...
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Didja ever see the one where the bird steals the video camera and files away with it?

That one was pretty funny. It might have been like that as it soared over the bushes.

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Didja ever see the one where the bird steals the video camera and files away with it?

That one was pretty funny. It might have been like that as it soared over the bushes.

T
Quick visual of the actual flight path. Imagine taking a rag doll, stuffing its head into a fish bowl and then slapping the bowl side ways and down as hard as you can.
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LOL. Sorry man. Yay for full face helmets.




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Good lesson. Glad your OK.
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