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Old 03-06-2013, 04:29 PM   #166
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I have always found that the fall isn't what hurts. It is the sudden stop at the end that hurts.

Are you going to DV this year? If so I would be happy to buy you a beverage.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:41 PM   #167
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Joe, Glad everything turned out mostly OK. That was a scary crash!

Have you upgraded the suspension on the DR?
I've seen numerous KLR's with stock suspension bounce out of control like that but never a DR.
I had upgraded to Eibach springs and Intimidators in the front and Eibach spring and Cogent rebuild on the rear so its pretty well sorted for a DR. Although since my upgrade I have heard that Racetech Emulators are suppose to be a better option in the front where primary use is in the dirt which is my case.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:40 PM   #168
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Joe, I just found this thread and what a read. So lucky you are! You guys were cooling it under a tree near a motel in Green River when my som and I did a U-turn with truck and bike trailer to go back and chat with you a bit. I figured the two of you were headed to Black Dragon and Eagle Canyon. The Dragon didn't get you, but the Eagle did! Next time you want to ride the rest, give us a head up. I'm sure some company can be had!

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Old 03-06-2013, 05:55 PM   #169
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Thanks for sharing your story. Well told.

Yes, you made the right call on stopping the TAT.

Glad you are Ok, and your partner made the trip.

Thanks.

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Old 03-06-2013, 05:55 PM   #170
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Just found this and man Joe, you really lucked out on that fall. Glad it didn't turn out worse. As a DR650 owner I'm really impressed that the bike was rideable after that tumble. Crazy stuff. Glad you're ok.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:59 PM   #171
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Holy freaking crap!

Between you and the bike, it's a toss up as to who is tougher. You both started again after the crash.


Buy a lottery ticket, dude.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:37 AM   #172
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Hey Joe, just seeing this now. Holy crap! Glad you're OK!

I think you need to change your tagline to "Cliff Happens".

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:17 AM   #173
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I had upgraded to Eibach springs and Intimidators in the front and Eibach spring and Cogent rebuild on the rear so its pretty well sorted for a DR. Although since my upgrade I have heard that Racetech Emulators are suppose to be a better option in the front where primary use is in the dirt which is my case.
That is the way I had my DR set up but I had the Emulators in the front. It handled very well and I never had any issues like that. I had my KLR with stock suspension and my XChallenge with stock front take me for a ride before but never the DR.

Thanks for answering my question.

Have you diagnosed the running problem on the DR yet?
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:45 AM   #174
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Ouch!!! Glad you made it out alright! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:31 AM   #175
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Joe, I think it's time for a new username......








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Old 03-07-2013, 08:43 AM   #176
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:12 AM   #177
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Joe, I think it's time for a new username......







Yeah, but I don't want to have this happen to me every week.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:41 AM   #178
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Wow! What a thread on what can happen in the blink of an eye.
The camera recorded what is so fuzzy about what happens and we don't remember. I avoided a head-on when a truck coming at me tried to pass on a curve and ran me off the road into the embankment. I came to with a nice woman holding my left arm telling me "Don't move, we called 911 and they're on their way!". Feeling my face with my hands, I started asking "Who took my helmet off, where are my gloves?" and she replies back to me "You did" because I had no memory of doing it.
So glad you're OK, and that you had the .... guts, to even consider trying to finish the ride.

Stay safe out there and protect your brain with a helmet.

And that's a good example of a tough DR!
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:55 AM   #179
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Ouch. Glad to hear you are ok.



A local guy did a similar immediate left turn maneuver. His landing was a bit different though.


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Old 03-07-2013, 12:13 PM   #180
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I also had a sudden unexpected deflection and took a flying lesson

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