crashing a fully loaded GSA

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  1. luca9277

    luca9277 Been here awhile

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  2. go2cnavy

    go2cnavy Dont Worry Be Brappy

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    OUCH. Did the drive shaft snap cause the wreck or vice versa.:huh
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  3. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    6:39 shows the awfully big break. No idea when it happened, though. :eek1
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  4. 2712

    2712 Been here awhile

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    He started breaking for some reason (look at the breaklight)

    I assume the drive shaft snapped because of the fishtail movement. On asfalt the tire just slips, but on those rocks the rear wheel diggs in transporting all the forces to the driveshaft.
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  5. ricohman

    ricohman Marinoni man

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    Looks like he just lost it. I bet the housing snapped when he crashed.
    Big rocks on loose and hard pack with to much speed.
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  6. mwood7800

    mwood7800 Banned

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    Driveshafts belong on the street
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  7. F.P.

    F.P. Clown who is sick

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    Definetely on the brakes before and throughout the fishtail....I'm going with rider error on this one. Bummer.
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  8. ricohman

    ricohman Marinoni man

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    Maybe you should tell that to score drivers and rock racers.
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  9. scooteraug02

    scooteraug02 Dog Rancher

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    I thought the BMW whale foreskin suit would have saved him.

    Nice hospital.
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  10. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    Looks like the back end got loose, he hit the brakes, which caused even more weight transfer, and the thing did a 180, tossed him off the back and then the bike flipped repeatedly. I couldn't see if he got hit by the bike.

    IMO it was f'ing stupid going that fast in that terrain on a loaded, heavy bike. He's damn lucky it wasn't a lot worse.

    Rob
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  11. Lime

    Lime Been here awhile

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    I know that feeling.
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  12. Dark Helmet

    Dark Helmet Been here awhile

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    I wear the same foreskin suit and I prefer crashing in it versus other gear I have had. Never had any getoffs anywhere close to that one and never hope to. You look at the damage to the bike and the damage to him, I think the suit did OK.

    DH
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  13. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    Around here we call that a "Yard Sale"!
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  14. go2cnavy

    go2cnavy Dont Worry Be Brappy

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    :rofl
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    WildAnCrazymtl Political Prisonor

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    Up here that's called "une vente de garage" :lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3
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  16. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    He was losing it then the bike tumbling end over end broke the swingarm. :deal

    Jim :brow
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  17. kellymac530

    kellymac530 motorcycle addict

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    That is exactly what we call a Yard Sale here too.
    I have a bunch of those Xrays too.
    It looked like rider error for sure, but calling him *#@** stupid is stupid on your part...just cause you won't do that does NOT mean someone else is stupid because they DO do it.
    Stuff happens....
    We all make mistakes. A minor error sometimes cost alot. :huh

    I applaud him for pushing a big bike and not just putting to Starbucks. Get well soon.
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  18. GSAragazzi

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    Wow.
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  19. Okie Preacher

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    Ouch... Makes a guy pucker watching that first swing because you know it is only gonna get worse.

    Yeah, he was running too hard on some pretty unforgiving terrain (as if none of the rest of us have ever been there!).

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  20. Kingsized

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    Wow! I just relived my accident. Almost the exact same thing happened to me back in November.

    My GSA washed out under me, I high sided and flipped the bike several times. I broke the Swing Arm in half just like him and pretty much took everything off the top of my bike just like him. I also had to rebuild the final drive too. He looked like he flipped like I did, sorta diagonally. I think mine broke when the back tire was coming back around and struck the road with the force of the bike pushing it into the dirt. It takes a lot to break a swing arm. Best part, I walked away just like him.
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