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post #1 of 15 Old 11-16-2012, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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The last time i was on was around the middle of may, i had just made it back from a 3000 mile 8 state trip on my 09 and had crashed on the dragon. luckily i was fine and the bike still ran. made it all the way from tenesee back to new mexico in fact. Luckily i had the camera rolling at the time so that i can share what happened to me. but i decided to refrain from sharing with my fellow riders until now because at the time i got back a few of our fellow riders had some accidents and didnt make it. i thought it would be in bad taste to post a crash video at the time. but i still think everyone should watch this and take this as a learning experience and as a warning to a simple thing you can do to your bike so that it wont happen to you as well.



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post #2 of 15 Old 11-16-2012, 07:50 PM
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Glad you came out that one OK, and hope the rest of your trip was enjoyable and uneventful.

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post #3 of 15 Old 11-16-2012, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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well riding is never uneventful but i had no problems at all. although driving in texas could be considered an issue. but everything went well.

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I've often wondered how close I've come to scraping pegs... I never look down at the time. Maybe I should attach some curb feelers under the pegs. It didn't seem like you were overdoing it.

But by far the best part of this video is the snake. I'm pretty sure that makes this crash unique.
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post #5 of 15 Old 11-17-2012, 12:53 AM
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Welcome back, Scrapper. I recall you telling us about your accident. As they say, pictures are worth a thousand words. The crash comes as a surprise because it seems like you were riding at a reasonable pace and had things well under control. The peg must have been scraping pretty good to make that much noise on the video. Glad you walked away.




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post #6 of 15 Old 11-17-2012, 09:14 AM
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Scrapper thanks for posting your video.

" but i still think everyone should watch this and take this as a learning experience and as a warning to a simple thing you can do to your bike so that it wont happen to you as well. "

In the interest of learning from your experience - what do you think caused the the two crashes - yours and the rider following?
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post #7 of 15 Old 11-17-2012, 10:52 AM
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I thnik it what the snake that bit him and died. I would have kicke dthe snake but yo walked over it many times like itwasn't there but.

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post #8 of 15 Old 11-17-2012, 04:23 PM
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Weird, I guess you stuck the peg. It's easy to get over real far on a KLR. I've scraped my crash bars...I know that sounds like BS, but I have witnesses.

Took the stock pegs off a long time ago. On my old honda I stuck a peg, didn't crash, but it was too close for comfort for sure.

Glad you're OK, man.




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Quite the video! Was all that extra plastic that you didn't pick up from other bikes that wiped in that same corner?

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post #10 of 15 Old 11-17-2012, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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@stew, there was a minicooper rally going on and that was from a cooper crash a lot of it. i was still kind of in shock just grabbing plastic that might have been mine.

@slowpoke, without a doubt my crash was caused by the peg hitting. as soon as it hit i couldnt lean any further over so i knew eight then i was going in so i righted the bike and got on the brakes, i let off just before i went off the road. i was aiming for the center of the ditch in an attempt to ride out but the back wheel hit the slope and slid out from under me. my buddy behind me saw it happening and was on his brakes immediatley but instead of riding the road he was focused on what was happening to me and followed his eyes right into my bike. luckily nothing was wrong with him or his bike as well.

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