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Old 04-15-2012, 08:52 AM   #16
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That looks like a dead ringer for what I got almost dropping my Big Ruckus clone coming off the trailer.

And that was a lot lighter...maybe 175 pounds.

Doesn't take much, as you get older...worst of it is, I got an infection. Had on dirty riding pants when I did it and I didn't change or wash the scrape under the pant-leg. Laid up ten days with a leg like a sausage...
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:50 PM   #17
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Gawd,it DOES look painful.

Hope it fixes up soon.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:17 PM   #18
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Ouch. Glad that didn't turn out much worse!

I deal with wet grass constantly as I have to park my Linhai 300 on it. It became evident very quickly that extreme caution is necessary, and forget that front brake while on wet grass. Might as well be on an oil slick. Even brand new Michelins don't help much in that case. Grass, loose gravel/sand, oil spots, wet roads and especially wet pavement painted markings are all things to avoid entirely if possible. And if you can't avoid them, then I try to use the back brake almost entirely on them- if having to brake at all while on those elements. I am also very careful with applying too much front brake pressure if I find myself in a curve going too fast, even on dry pavement. Best solution is to slow your ass down before ever touching that curve.

I don't guess this is mentioned from this angle much, but when a tire looses traction on any slick element, all of a sudden your braking power to the wheel increases exponentially. It will lock up that wheel without hardly any pressure at all on that brake, because the counter pressure of tire traction to keep the wheel spinning is lost. So you effectively have mega brakes at that point.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:56 AM   #19
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Woman rolled a stop sign and I ended up with a broken leg for my effort. Vespa now needs a bit of work. Haven't been down back to see it. I got the chrome hardware, seems like most of the time it is titanium now. I think I'd like the titanium instead.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:04 AM   #20
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The bruise has expanded somewhat. 348 lbs of scooter ploping down on your leg is not good grass or not.. yeah it hurts.


Sorry Hexnut. Hope it is feeling better now. Heal fast.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:05 AM   #21
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Woman rolled a stop sign and I ended up with a broken leg for my effort. Vespa now needs a bit of work. Haven't been down back to see it. I got the chrome hardware, seems like most of the time it is titanium now. I think I'd like the titanium instead.
Damn that looks painful.
Hope they give you good meds for the pain.
Heal fast.
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