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Forum: Face plant 04-22-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,671
Posted By Judotrip
Glad you walked away from it. I am two years this...

Glad you walked away from it. I am two years this May into this type of adventure. I checked my mirrors then watched a pedestrian walk across the crosswalk, only then to realize I was a hood ornament...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,293
Posted By Judotrip
Seeing the shattered version of my bike brings...

Seeing the shattered version of my bike brings shutters down my spine... RIP

Drivers that cause such destruction should be without license for at least 5 years. You cannot take back death...
Forum: Face plant 08-20-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,879
Posted By Judotrip
"Yup, because if you crash here in Uganda, the...

"Yup, because if you crash here in Uganda, the locals will steal it.

No, seriously. Went down a while back, and with my bike still sliding, I saw one local running off with my backpack, that...
Forum: Face plant 06-22-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,689
Posted By Judotrip
Good thing you have a sense of humor about the...

Good thing you have a sense of humor about the accident. It will help you heal. Anyhow parallel rail tracks in the street are one of the most challenging riding scenerios. I recently put new tires on...
Forum: Face plant 06-01-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,605
Posted By Judotrip
I think I will push for a property settlement...

I think I will push for a property settlement sooner then later. I don't like my investment gathering dust. As for the medical I can be patient for that, but it is really f'd up game when it comes to...
Forum: Face plant 05-30-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,605
Posted By Judotrip
I did get a lawyer on this. I figured it would be...

I did get a lawyer on this. I figured it would be a long process, but this is insane. If the situation were reversed the insurance company would be all over you for reimbursement.

marine_mike -...
Forum: Face plant 05-30-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,605
Posted By Judotrip
Over a year out...

A year on, I am still awaiting any sort of settlement over this fiasco. I did just receive a call from Harley that has had the bike over a year and will be getting it home next week. I am still...
Forum: Face plant 02-21-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,231
Posted By Judotrip
Sounds like you also had some natural tumble flop...

Sounds like you also had some natural tumble flop talent as well.
Forum: Face plant 02-02-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,933
Posted By Judotrip
Inevitable...The bike will touch pavement...

Inevitable...The bike will touch pavement eventually if you ride it enough. Mistakes happen and I am sure you will not try this again. I set the bike on it's side after a long ride, forgetting to...
Forum: Face plant 09-21-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,691
Posted By Judotrip
Not bike related, but slick vomit related. At a...

Not bike related, but slick vomit related. At a High School party many years ago a buddy blew chow on the steps to his house. The noise was loud enough neighbors called the cops and soon there were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,142
Posted By Judotrip
I had factory lights..The poe-poe made sure they...

I had factory lights..The poe-poe made sure they were functioning after the collision. They were....
Forum: Face plant 07-05-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,875
Posted By Judotrip
Glad she came out of it ok. You explained the...

Glad she came out of it ok. You explained the whole scene like no other. I felt the same nerve racking feeling riding across Montana last Summer. You are doing 70+ MPH with 30-40 MPH sidewind and any...
Forum: Face plant 06-15-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,462
Posted By Judotrip
Goose- I am going thru this as well. I got a...

Goose-
I am going thru this as well. I got a lawyer as soon as I heard that the insurance was not going to write a check until I settled. You injuries are worse then mine, and you want to make sure...
Forum: Face plant 06-06-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,947
Posted By Judotrip
Don't give up. Just take the time to heal and...

Don't give up. Just take the time to heal and reflect so this doesn't happen again. We all have had those moments.
Forum: Face plant 06-01-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,116
Posted By Judotrip
I had the battle with my Father. I told him, You...

I had the battle with my Father. I told him, You pass the test you get to drive. That stopped him. Crappy part a pair of young tweekers ended up running him over as he crossed the street. Pretty...
Forum: Face plant 05-24-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,079
Posted By Judotrip
In the same place

I am going thru the same thing. The driver that hit me was distracted by old age. Anyhow, I would say get a lawyer. You will need it to get the most money for you bike, gear, medical expenses,...
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4,452
Views: 935,134
Posted By Judotrip
My Ugly in Mt.

Day after LoLo Pass and the Testy Festy...
Forum: Face plant 05-08-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,605
Posted By Judotrip
I don't think I will be neglecting the mirror...

I don't think I will be neglecting the mirror check anymore. I was on the leftside of the lane and I noticed the tiremark on the bumper below driverside headlight.
My bike has an underslung rear...
Forum: Face plant 05-07-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,605
Posted By Judotrip
The joe rocket has the turtle pad. I am sure it...

The joe rocket has the turtle pad. I am sure it played a role in me still walking. I also had stuff in my tail bag that buffered me. Hard bags would have been worse.
Forum: Face plant 05-06-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,605
Posted By Judotrip
I am pretty shaken and very sore. I didn't break...

I am pretty shaken and very sore. I didn't break anything, but strained muscles. I am on pain meds and muscle relaxers right now.

I do have mirrors and do usually check at stops. When I saw the...
Forum: Face plant 05-06-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,605
Posted By Judotrip
Forum: Face plant 02-15-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,567
Posted By Judotrip
It is just RAV4 drivers in general

I don't like to generalize, but it has been my observation that those that drive such a vehicle act like total idiots and never take any responsibility. Let me guess she had a "I am a Goddess"...
Forum: Face plant 08-25-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,837
Posted By Judotrip
Sorry for your loss. I went through a pretty...

Sorry for your loss. I went through a pretty similar experience Dec 2008. My father was killed by some tweakers out for a joyride. The driver had no license and went to jail the following day for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,089
Posted By Judotrip
Loose Loads

I am so tired of people not securing their loads. I have gotten flat tires, taken a sheet of styrofoam insulation to the chest, missed getting blinded by a wayward tarp, and lost my side mirror on my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,264
Posted By Judotrip
Hit gravel doing 35-40

I was crusing throught Montana last week and following a group of cars going through 20 miles of contruction. The gravel was pretty nice until about halfway through there was a sign warning of the...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 33,755
Posted By Judotrip
Using mine on a long ride

I have had my Variant (rubbertone black) for a month or two and really like it. I added my Scala Q2 com set and it seems to work like charm. I like the fit and look of the helmet and do get a lot...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,767
Posted By Judotrip
Dirty sensor. I had this happen with my M2...

Dirty sensor. I had this happen with my M2 Cyclone. Pulled the sensor out of the top of the primary and it was dirty. I cleaned it but it was already fouled. Put in a new sensor and we are back to...
Forum: Face plant 03-18-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,931
Posted By Judotrip
Glad you are ok. You are a madman riding in that...

Glad you are ok. You are a madman riding in that stuff. You will be more then ready to ride an so will the weather once your leg can take some weight...
Forum: Face plant 03-02-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,834
Posted By Judotrip
Hit and Run advice

Glad to hear you brother is ok.

I went through a hit and run lastyear where my dad was hit and killed by a driver who stopped and called 911. The driver then left before talking to the police....
Forum: Face plant 02-17-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,346
Posted By Judotrip
Seattle is renowned for no warning signs. You...

Seattle is renowned for no warning signs. You will be 500 feet into the construction zone before they let you know you are entering one. We have the "Give em a brake" campaign here, but that needs to...
Forum: Face plant 01-13-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,598
Posted By Judotrip
I was mostly unscathed. I had a pool of blood...

I was mostly unscathed. I had a pool of blood form under my skin in the palm of my hand from the fingers bending all the way back as I rolled over it. Luckily nothing broke. I couldn't grasp anything...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,409
Posted By Judotrip
Wonder how lane splitting would work in Seattle

I like the idea when traffic is dead stopped, but I'd have to wait awhile to do it if it bacame law in Seattle. Too many fools already sweerving around here while talking on the phone slurping their...
Forum: Face plant 01-07-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,598
Posted By Judotrip
First ride on a Harley

here I was, cruizin on a ratted-out sportster tearing down a country road in the middle of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State...
Forum: Face plant 12-17-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,670
Posted By Judotrip
No sense in Seattle...

I have lived here my whole life, and seen the population more than double. The place has changed, and not all for the better. That said, the emergency and police personnel are more then caught off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 102,429
Posted By Judotrip
I'll phrase the first question in my Mom's exact...

I'll phrase the first question in my Mom's exact words, "WTF were you thinking?" (5 years later her opinion hasn't changed)

I knew I would kill myself...This way I got a few more years in me...
...
Forum: Face plant 11-11-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,576
Posted By Judotrip
Wall of Styrofoam

I was crossing the Aurora Bridge in Seattle. One of the bridges that is so very famous for jumpers. Anyhow this recycling truck ahead of me lost a sheet of that foam insulation. I had nowhere to go...
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,038
Posted By Judotrip
Not pretty at all

My Ex S/O crashed my ol xs 650 in a church parking lot. I was yelling Clutch!!, Break!!, Clutch!!! as she proceeded to crash into a pile of brush that Jesus himself put there. She and the bike were...
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