70MPH into the ground

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Qwik, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    Cool Dave what brand is it? heck or south west motor?
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  2. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    I wanted to add to this.
    that was the only leak and the tire was flat so I know 100% that was there before I removed the tire. :freaky
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  3. sideup

    sideup Been here awhile

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    Sorry did not see the previous post about the stock factory mounted tire. They must use tire mounting machines at the factory so your no tire irons is right. The theory about a foreign object lodged in there from new might be possible. How else could the damage be there? I would guess mounting tires would be a entry level job at motorbike factory. But now No way to tell now right?
    Glad your ok. I have never had a high speed flat yet, knock on wood. What would you say saved a far worst outcome besides ATGATT? Instinct , experience, or just luck ?
    Jack
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  4. BigNastybrp

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    Sideup,
    I would guess mounting tires would be a entry level job at motorbike factory. But now No way to tell now right? I would think so but no way to prove thats it had something in it.

    I have never had a high speed flat yet. this was the first I have had on a paved road in the dirt it was not a big deal bike was 150 bls lighter and I didn't have the girl on the back.

    I will say luck and skill
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  5. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Was the Rim strip out of alignment ? And knowing the rider I would agree to the luck and Skill
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  6. sideup

    sideup Been here awhile

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    I for one have had first hand experience with wheel issues from the factory.
    My 990 from new had the vibration from 60 -70 mph. Dealer and I suspected front wheel / tire issue as it was felt through the handlebars. Dealer checked front wheel balance. It was fine, he then put a brand new front tire on. No change in vibration. Dealer checked head stem for play, no change. Worked the way to the rear tire. We looked at the rear wheel factory installed wheel balance weights - it was odd that they had an equal number of weights installed and clocked exactly 180 degree out from each other. Why? :huh
    Checked the balance on the rear wheel and it was way out of balance. Re-balanced rear wheel , which was so bad it was shaking the entire bike, and problem was fixed. Maybe they mount tires on Fridays, "Now where did I put those wheel weights?".....:wink:
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  7. babarnette

    babarnette Been here awhile

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    Yep, if it has a loan on it it usually has to be fixed at a shop. That is usually required by the lien holder. Not sure if it's a law or not.
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  8. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    Or bad luck.
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  9. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    Nope, I got hit by a passing pickup on Mex 1. Edge of his bumper touched my rear wheel and down I went.
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  10. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    :huh well you are the crash master :lol3 good job
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  11. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    I have been looking at this and thinking about it and realy the
    brush guard (done), front wheel (strait but funky), and upper cowl on the left (few cracks) are the only damage on the bike has. and the left crash bar is toast.

    I got my Woody's wheel super nice work:deal
    Do I take the new parts $3900 or suck it up and pay $650 more in parts ( $658 for the rim is done) and just buy my new gear out of pocket for wendy and I? I am not at fault so rate should not go up.:ear

    I sure sucks to make your third payment and have your bike in the shop.
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  12. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Let em fix it back up. They will replace the damaged Peg too.
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  13. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Been here awhile

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    Dude - I got connections up here in Alameda for that.
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  14. Tragic Overlander

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    Sorry for the late reply. This work thing really affects my lurking. Anyway, the left side tank guard I have is the KTM Hardparts unit. Part #60012068100.
    PM me if you want me to send it to you:deal. Good luck with the rebuild.:D I'm going to start on mine seriously this weekend.:clap

    Dave
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  15. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    thanks Dave.

    Bike is gettig fixed Saturday if my crash bars come in but I got the new wheel on and seat. I think i will clean out so extra stuff for the 990 that I have two of now
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