belt sanded uly

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by ULY-RPG, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. ULY-RPG

    ULY-RPG cool hands adv

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    I wasn't going to post anything about this but, it needs to be shared.

    Heading to work 3 weks ago on a familiar road with 2 lanes in each direction and very straight. There was no traffic in my lanes in front or behind me, so I took advantage of it and wicked it up "a lot". That wonderful feeling was interrupted by death shake that came on like a light switch. Unfourtianetly my pathetic skills couldnt quell the shake in time.

    Down I went, both the bike and myself staying on the correct side of the double yellow, thankfully. Sliding to a stop after a measured 440 feet. The ULY went 550! :eek1 I jumped up and ran off the road thinking don't get hit!

    After it was all said and done. Only ONE person stopped. He was the fattest, hairiest, ugliest man I have seen outside of television. :puke1

    I have learned three things.
    1. Stop judging people by their apperance.
    2. Dress for the slide not the ride. BTW I was in full gear wearing MX boots also.
    3. Do not wear a backpack! It interferes with the operation of saftey equipment.

    I suffered minor burns through the suit to my arm and ribs on the left side. All the gear was destroyed allowing me to walk away, humbled and wiser:norton
    The backpack flipped me to my front side, or at least that's what it felt like.
    As far as the ULY, the insurance bought it from me.:cry

    The gear is getting donated to the local MSF instructor this saturday hoping that it will serve as an important learning tool. New riders will hopefully see the importance of ATGATT!!!!!:freaky

    Ride sarely everyone:deal
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  2. palinka

    palinka Been here awhile

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    Not a bad idea.

    And glad to see that you walked away.
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  3. rangtangtang

    rangtangtang Been here awhile

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    Yup, because if you crash here in Uganda, the locals will steal it.

    No, seriously. Went down a while back, and with my bike still sliding, I saw one local running off with my backpack, that somehow came off.

    Managed to catch up to him and smack him upside the head a few times.

    Glad you didnt get hurt though!
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  4. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    Hopefully with a nice sized rock. :lol3
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  5. superslomo

    superslomo Adventurer

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    550 feet???

    How much wick do you carry with you?
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  6. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    Ha, that's about as good as the Rally racer getting bcak on before the deer had figured out he was hit.
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  7. DanAllen

    DanAllen ha-HAA

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    Glad your not seriously injured, but what was the cause of said shake?
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  8. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    +1 On all the above. I too question what induced this shake. I used to wick the Uly up a lot and it never did this. I had help from on of our beloved furry woodland creatures in totaling mine.
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  9. Judotrip

    Judotrip Torqued to the Max!!

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    "Yup, because if you crash here in Uganda, the locals will steal it.

    No, seriously. Went down a while back, and with my bike still sliding, I saw one local running off with my backpack, that somehow came off.

    Managed to catch up to him and smack him upside the head a few times."


    I have been told there are tweekers in the Oregon dunes that will steal anything the breaks down out there.. Kinda like tuskin raiders of sorts...
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  10. ULY-RPG

    ULY-RPG cool hands adv

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    Sorry for the uber late reply. I have been in kauai and really um, busy.

    I believe the head shake came on from the road surface. There were a bunch of small bumps lift like cracks. The other factors were the road started a downhill pitch maybe a few degrees, could have caused the suspension to lengthen out a bit. Finally the rear weight bias, there was very little fuel in the tank and I had some tools strapped to the tail, maybe ducking begind the stock screen caused me to move rearward. I'm not really sure. It never happened before under similar conditions. I tried to quell the shake and moved forward and really squeezed the frame tight with my legs, relaxed my grip on the bars and didn't chop the throttle. It happened very fast and didn't shake for long before the front washed out.

    Thanks for all the concern of my well being!

    I carried enough wick to burn a candle at both ends that time!
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