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Old 04-18-2013, 04:47 PM   #31
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I'm surprised that the hole caused that much damage, and that you had a line just right to miss the front tire but hit the rear. I too think it looks like you were to left of center, but I'm not going to argue with you about it.
Entirely possible I did go left of center, my intended line was not though.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:50 PM   #32
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You would think a sharp edged hole would make a smaller dent in the rim, not a huge bend in it like that.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:35 PM   #33
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this is mysterious.

that's a lotsa damage to an alloy wheel from such an itty-bitty road imperfection that frankly looks pretty rideable.

my eye is drawn to the chicken-strip dinner special you've got going on there.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:37 PM   #34
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you crossing "the yellow line of death or vegtabledom" on a corner was your biggest mistake.
Glad your ok.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:26 PM   #35
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BMW motorcycle rims are soft and BMW car rims are soft too... Really soft. DAMHIK
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:12 AM   #36
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My take on this one is that the OP got it about right, hit that hole at exactly the wrong speed and in exactly the wrong place, the rear rim buckled and the tire deflated and that spat him into the weeds.

That said, my normal weekend ride would collect things like that several times, though generally at slightly lower speeds and with me more upright - and my bike is probably a bit more durable. I think in this case "bad luck" about covers it - I'd still bitch at whoever deals with road maintenance though :)

You walked away, it's not all bad.

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Old 04-19-2013, 05:37 AM   #37
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my eye is drawn to the chicken-strip dinner special you've got going on there.
Chicken strip dinner special? Not quite sure what that means but it sounds funny as hell. Anyway, the crash really reinforced some things I had caught myself getting lax with which is a good thing. Definitely going to look at it as a learning experience. Wheel's still a massive WTF though.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:45 PM   #38
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Clearly this is a case where you should have layed 'er down and climbed up on 'er.

A buddy of mine hit a paver on the interstate with his Hyosung. His wheel looked very similar to that. I can't say I'm too surprised it wadded up the rim. Sorry to hear of your off. Best of luck getting it all sorted out.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:18 PM   #39
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Brutal.

The fallout from this little incident is gonna cost Magda the election.

Oh well.

Glad you're OK, Madrox!
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:11 PM   #40
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+1.

Cold weather+metal grate+rubber tire= not much traction.

Glad you are ok!

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A possible senario; wheel impacts hole then grate while leaned over breaking the bead and instantly deflating tire. Back end goes airborn still leaned over. When wheel next makes contact with pavement/ grate tire is deflated and rim sustains the noted damage. Two seprate impacts micro seconds apart.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:44 PM   #41
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I gotta say, you picked the best spot to slide out. There are trees everywhere else in that pic except where you ended up.

Sometimes, being lucky is the best thing that can happen.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:12 AM   #42
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Looks like the drain took you out and your rear wheel discovered a rock
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