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Old 05-01-2010, 12:43 PM   #8881
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Eek

Holy crap! That's awful TStorm. Damn...

I'm glad you weren't hurt any worse. Good luck getting yourself and the Scrambler patched up again.
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:37 PM   #8882
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NO BS! Glad you are still around! Did you have gloves on? What kind if you did so I can get another brand!? Owwwey!
How did the bike do? Looks like another shift lever, left engine cover (maybe?), side cover, possible some handelbar stuff (levers) etc. Anything else?

Good luck and get some peroxide on that hand! Shit, my hand is achin' looking at it!
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:37 PM   #8883
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That is so super gnarly awesome.

Do you swap out the front fender depending on the terrain you plan on tackling?
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:39 PM   #8884
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Real sorry to hear of your off TStorm, hope it's not a costly repair.

(and those wanting to wear open-face helmets should take a close look at yours!)
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:41 PM   #8885
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Which is why as cool as the open face helmets look and feel, if you were wearing one on this occasion.... your face would look more like hamburger. Glad you made it through to ride another day
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:44 PM   #8886
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Thanks for posting that. Hope the hand and the Scrambler get better.
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:55 PM   #8887
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Great Pics. Love the the old school helmets, I might have to look for one.

Hit the " ton " on my bike yesterday on a long straight road with a 30 MPH tailwind. Some A-hole was on my butt at 70 in a jacked up 4x4, I still had some throttle left but I started thinking I was pushing the trailwings a little too hard. I have to get some better tires soon.
Is a 'tonne' a big deal for a scrambler then. No dis meant, just thought they were good for a 120 at least without a tailwind - am I wrong ? If so gearing or engine-poke ?
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:32 PM   #8888
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Which is why as cool as the open face helmets look and feel, if you were wearing one on this occasion.... your face would look more like hamburger. Glad you made it through to ride another day

That's the exact reason I wear the full face. Gotta keep my pretty face pretty
The Shoei X11 did it's job amazingly well. Barely even felt it when my head hit the ground. Same goes for the Triumph Rochester Mesh jacket. Landing half on my right shoulder, the built in pads absorbed the impact so well that I don't even have a hint of pain or stiffness there.

The gloves were a military spec Nomex flight glove:

They're amazingly breathable, and I thought the leather palms would've provided decent protection for me. For the most part I was right. The stitching where the leather and fire-resistant material meet couldn't hold up to me trying to push myself up while still sliding on asphalt. That was stupidity on my part: "F-you physics!! " and my right hand is paying for it. Can't move it too much without aggravating that wound. Real motorcycle gloves might have done a little bit better.

The biggest damage to the bike is the shifter and the engine cover. I'm thankful it landed on the non-pipe side, since I can find spares pretty easily. The clutch lever has a lot of play in it, but I might be able to take that out or if not, it shouldn't be too hard to replace the cable. All things considered, the bike came out pretty well.

And if anything, this is just one more example of how important ATGATT really is.
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:48 PM   #8889
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Yowser! As other have said, glat you are OK, Tstorm, and glad you had a full face helmet on! Best of luck healing up!
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:57 PM   #8890
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Is a 'tonne' a big deal for a scrambler then. No dis meant, just thought they were good for a 120 at least without a tailwind - am I wrong ? If so gearing or engine-poke ?
It's hard to tell if one is really at 100 or not due to speedo error. I prolly have done so, as my speedo showed 115, but then again it is off by at least 10 mph.
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Old 05-01-2010, 03:16 PM   #8891
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:08 PM   #8892
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I just copy the photos ...
Sorry !
Still, they were way cool!
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:43 PM   #8893
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Glad your ok. Any wreck you walk away from is a good wreck.
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:29 PM   #8894
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Glad you made it unscathed. District of Concrete? You in the DC Metro area?
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:40 PM   #8895
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Glad you made it unscathed. District of Concrete? You in the DC Metro area?
Downtown Alexandria. My "incident" happened on I-95 southbound, just north of Fredericksburg.
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