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Old 05-02-2013, 07:12 PM   #17416
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The gear fared very well.

Here is my ride report, crash details, and tons of pictures and tons of pictures and information

http://www.mikef5000.com/2013-ride-and-crash.html
Mike, wow, glad you are okay and walked away without major injury

Looks really scary, the moment your front wheel lost traction your heart must have stopped.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:20 PM   #17417
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The gear fared very well.

Here is my ride report, crash details, and tons of pictures and tons of pictures and information

http://www.mikef5000.com/2013-ride-and-crash.html
Wow, yeah, good you're ok. I've dreaded something like that all my years of cornerblasting. Been lucky. It does look like the crash plate levered your wheel off the ground. I am wondering, where did you have the suspension set? Did you chop power in that curve? Thanks for posting this, should make fellers think a little---did me.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:37 PM   #17418
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I adjusted the suspension for the luggage (maxed out the rear preload and increased the front 50% more than normal), it was actually a bit stiffer than my (per the manual) solo non-touring settings. I was lightly on the throttle through the corner, no chopping the throttle or braking... I had not time to panic or input any controls... Went from a normal hard corner to sliding on metal/asphalt in an instant.

About the rumbux... The left side bent in and crushed the fan and cracked the radiator, but it high-sided, went completely airborn, and landed squarely on it. Nothing would have saved it.

On the right side, there was light directional scratching where it scraped the ground, and heavy scratching once it low sided, but no penetration. All the mounting points seemed intact. There is a close up picture of the rumbux on my website (now in my signature as well).
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:23 PM   #17419
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Hi Mike, I am very happy for you the damage is only on the bike!

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Old 05-03-2013, 02:53 AM   #17420
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Should I see someone about this?

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Old 05-03-2013, 02:56 AM   #17421
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Yeah.

There are a few good detailers who could clean that bike up like new.

Or you could try it yourself...
http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/onl...id=10395#Cross
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:04 AM   #17422
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Should I see someone about this?


Is oil leaking out of the boot or the "join" in the swing arm?
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:23 AM   #17423
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Should I see someone about this?

Woohoo... First Super Tenere swing-arm break I've seen. How'd it hapen?
Ohh, that's right - it's a Yamaha.. They DONT break.
Not sure if there is a gasket at that joint or just some sealant.

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Old 05-03-2013, 04:59 AM   #17424
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Should I see someone about this?
How many miles on the bike?

There is some assembly lube/packing grease in that joint that seeps out for the first few thousand miles as it gets hot. Once you wipe it off a few times, it will have all seeped out. Mine did it a few times early on, but by maybe 5000 miles it was done.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:52 AM   #17425
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mikef5000

Im thinking that after a low/high side flip slam them tumble end over end 200ft down a mountain and the only damage behind rumbux was a cracked radiator. ... wonder how the competition would hold up?
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:02 AM   #17426
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Im thinking that after a low/high side flip slam them tumble end over end 200ft down a mountain and the only damage behind rumbux was a cracked radiator. ... wonder how the competition would hold up?
Testers anyone? Testers?

Come on now, don't be shy.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:58 AM   #17427
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If I was a crash test dummy, I'd take you up on that in a heatbeat. Wait, crash test dummies don't have heartbeats, unless you are thinking of the Canadian band...
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:13 AM   #17428
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I adjusted the suspension for the luggage (maxed out the rear preload and increased the front 50% more than normal), it was actually a bit stiffer than my (per the manual) solo non-touring settings. I was lightly on the throttle through the corner, no chopping the throttle or braking... I had not time to panic or input any controls... Went from a normal hard corner to sliding on metal/asphalt in an instant.

About the rumbux... The left side bent in and crushed the fan and cracked the radiator, but it high-sided, went completely airborn, and landed squarely on it. Nothing would have saved it.

On the right side, there was light directional scratching where it scraped the ground, and heavy scratching once it low sided, but no penetration. All the mounting points seemed intact. There is a close up picture of the rumbux on my website (now in my signature as well).
Mike, i had the exact same crash with the same rumbux setup, and like you mention it happened so quick i had no time to react. Ive ridden my fz1 at the limit but the differenece is when a peg srcapes you have time to adjust. Glad you're ok. I tore a ligament and will be on crutches for 5 months.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:30 AM   #17429
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Am I out of line, if I say that this makes the Rumbox skidplate a badly designed and highly dangerous product?

I just ordered an Altrider skidplate.
Do I need to worry about the same thing, or don't they stick out as much?
I do not even want to think about my brand new bike looking like that.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:37 AM   #17430
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Testers anyone? Testers?

Come on now, don't be shy.
Are you kidding, we were counting on you to do that testing Pluric!

Mike and 88mm - Very sorry to hear about your crashes. That sucks big time. Glad you're ok Mike and I hope you heal back to 100% 88mm.

One of the consistent things I've been seeing with the Super Ten is that it's sprung on the soft side for most riders, especially the guys over 200 lbs, running panniers and other items. Adding another 24 lbs of crash bars probably doesn't help any, but we compromise on the whole protection Vs weight deal.

I re-sprung my stock shock and WOW, what a difference on the improvement side. I'm 250 w/o gear and have more crap than most on my bike, but even though my set-up isn't perfect it's night and day better. I know that gives me some more ground clearance too.

Good to know where the limits are and I hope no others find them in such a dramatic way. I have a better idea of the potential Bad Things® that can happen thanks to your posts. Thanks, but I wish you guys didn't have to 'take one for the team' so to speak.
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