Aerosrich and Pelican case crash report

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by SonoraDave, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. SonoraDave

    SonoraDave Adventurer

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  2. yourdrunkdad

    yourdrunkdad I just wanna ride!!

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    STFU, U NAZI
    Sorry you dont have permission for that.
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  3. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    So..if I follow you..if you had been riding an FJR, the tire would not have exploded..

    I think that is a stretch..but whatever let's you sleep at night..

    My wife rides a 6fiddy..does well over a hundred..she learned to ride in Las Vegas..home of the 60mph crosswind..never had a problem..maybe, you should have passed at more than a 5mph difference..but..sometimes..it is what it is..I have serious doubts, that a semi, nearly sideswiping you on the GS...would have any different outcome than the FJR....

    Good luck..
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  4. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    1. Good riding gear is money well spent.
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    That would of hurt without armor.

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    Big hole on right burned into my pants underneath but not into skin. I like the burned in rain grooves.

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    Toes in right boot were broken.

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    Sustained pain to back of right hand and some mild road rash.

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  5. NesquikNinja

    NesquikNinja Been here awhile

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    Sorry to hear about the crash, awesome that you made it out okay!

    "Don’t ride a slow bike on the interstate, ride a FJR so you can pass trucks quickly."

    lolk. :rofl
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  6. tattoogunman

    tattoogunman Been here awhile

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    Glad you're OK! I love Aerostich, I just can't afford it :cry
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  7. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    keep track of flea .. older but still fully functional Aerostich go for dirt cheap all the time.

    scored a well used Darien jacket for $115.. rode it for a bit .. plopped it back on flea for $115 .. sold it in 15 minutes.

    older Road Crafter two piece in like new condition come up regularly on flea for $350 to $425 range. not unusual for folks to stash their Road Crafter for say 10 years in their closet, then decide it's time to pass it on...

    Aerostich gear hold their value well .. high probability of getting your $$$ back if you buy off flea. you just cannot be in a hurry ...
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  8. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    Hmmmm..what size are you? I have a a Darien..and Darien pants..Blue..big pads..one year old..with liner..hate it..may make a screamin' deal...
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  9. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.
    I think what he meant to say is:

    "When riding a bike with 45 HP on the motorway, take an extra second to evaluate your 'outs' when making passes."


    I rode to Death Valley, CA and out to Newfoundland

    nearly 9,000 miles on a Dakar. Takes more diligence and guile than taking a big bike with unending power, that's for sure. But I don't blame the bike, I knew what I was riding. And all the dirt of Death Valley and the 1000 miles of gravel in Quebec/Newfoundland was more than worth it.
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  10. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    I figgered he was talking about a twin...the twin makes more power than a standard Harley EVO...

    I a single..yeah..a bit different but, guys ride KLR's all over and are capable of making passes..

    :dunno
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  11. dolomoto

    dolomoto Destroyer of Motorcycles

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    That stich is repairable...I'd guess it would cost around $200-250 for the folks in Duluth to fix it. I had mine repaired twice with excellent results (mine was comparable damage).
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  12. hansi

    hansi Teurer Abenteurer

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    Glad you are ok. Another case for ATTGAT.
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  13. buzzardco1

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    Glad your ok, that would have to be very nerve racking, but did your underwear hold out as well?:D Amazing what difference a few seconds can make.
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  14. davidji

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    Glad you got through it mostly intact!

    The 'stich seems to have held up as well as about any textile gear does. A lot of holes, but no seams failed. The gloves look a bit weak.

    The cases sure are tough.
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  15. rubano

    rubano Chikin run

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    glad you made it ok.
    i'm almost more afraid of the guard rail posts than being run over by a rolling element.
    i used to commute 50mi on I80 with heavy traffic and wind on a G650 and it was a bit limited as far as top speed goes, although i was able to pull over 85mph indicated
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  16. SonoraDave

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    Yeah, what he said. I would never blame the bike for a crash unless it had some sort of sudden mechanical failure. I happen to love the little GS thumper. My wife has one as well and having the same bike makes repairs and maintenance simple. The purpose of the post was to compliment Aerostich on making some good protective gear and to show how the Pelican cases protected my legs and bike, not to mention great customer service. Hopefully the post might even help someone rethink riding around in jeans and a tee shirt.
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