crashing a fully loaded GSA

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by luca9277, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. STUFF2C

    STUFF2C We Ain't Left Yet!!

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    moments of hell ya i'm a stud, then fk this is gunna hurt.

    been there, done that, have the scar :lol3
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  2. Motomochila

    Motomochila Mad Scientist

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    Looks like one more reason for a steering dampener. Been there, done that, luckily without the broken swing arm and shaft. High speed on hard pack then all the sudden it got way soft. I couldn't get back on the rear fast enough. Slap left, slap right and next thing I see is the pig bouncing over me. Walked away too, albeit a bit sore.:eek1
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  3. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    He was riding over his head. That's stupid. Group of guys with too much testosterone flowing. Not knowing you're over your head is really stupid. Riding over your head that far from help is incredibly stupid.
    No I don't just ride to starbucks. But I'm not racing and I don't ride like I am. The farther away I am from help the more conservative I'll be. I save the 'pushing the bike' for the track or a closed course where there's help close by.
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  4. little foot

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    ha ahahah you ain't riding hard unless you crash.
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  5. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    I don't know about "a closed course" but a full day's drive away for the ambulance ain't the place to play tough guy.
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  6. ZXMorty

    ZXMorty Been here awhile

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    The high speed get offs really hurt, poor bastard.
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  7. GrouchyGeezer

    GrouchyGeezer Not a Long Timer

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    I see fairly clear, flat ground. I see the brake light come on, 3 seconds later the bike starts to fishtail. There is a tank slapper and the bike tumbles for about 3 seconds. This doesn't look like a terribly fast crash, perhaps less than 50 mph. I'm guessing by how long the bike tumbles.

    Why did he hit the brake? Why did the brake light stay on even after it looks like the rear tire is locked up and sliding? Who knows? But to call the rider stupid is absurd. Depending on the rider's experience all sorts of reflexes can happen; some good, some bad.

    You know what stupid is? It's swinging your leg over a motorcycle and riding away. Don't you know it's a lot safer to travel in a cage? Ask your mother, she'll tell ya.

    If that was me in the video, and I found that the little rocks didn't deflect the tires too much, I'd be trying for a land speed record.

    I'm very happy the rider seem in good shape and spirits.
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  8. Mikehusa

    Mikehusa Been here awhile

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    It's all fun and games until someone mashes their rear brake, I think he got spooked by the larger diameter rocks, sat down and gave it way too much rear brake in those conditions, probably afraid he would wash out the front tire that was bouncing around. Rookie mistake I've made as well.

    Wayyyyyy to sensative and he should take up a different hobby, especially when I saw his mangina in those xrays. Laying there maybe to catch your breath or do a once over to see if anythings twisted the wrong way or protruding bones I can understand but he was clearly milking it, If I pulled that with my riding buddies, they would start digging a hole after 10 and continued on.......just saying.

    Glad to see he walked away from it.
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  9. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    I would get out of that hospital ASAP. It looks horrible. I'm glad I live in America.

    Those X-Ray films....I knew a fella who used to go around to the hospitals and collect the acetate X-Ray films, burn them in an oven then reclaim the silver from the ashes...nowadays, that could be very lucrative.
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  10. Unleaded

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    That video is so disorienting to me. Does he edit to a different camera right after the wreck? The bike is to the camera's left when it crashes, the rider with the camera looks to the left at the wreck one time as he stops, then dismounts and runs to the right and there's the wreck.:lol3
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  11. GrouchyGeezer

    GrouchyGeezer Not a Long Timer

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    I've done enough stupid things in my life to know stupid when I see it :deal
    YOU just need to go out and fuck up a little more :wink:

    You can't see it but I'm yawning. Man, you just don't know!
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  12. kellymac530

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    Mike,
    If I am stupid, then I am stupid. I never ride like a puss. I always ride spirited. If I have to idle around slow worried that I might fall down, then I might as well just take a tour bus to the Morrocan Starbucks....I always ride the way those guys ride, and yes I have done it far from a hospital.

    If people are afriad to fall down and MAYBE get hurt, find a different hobby....this is NOT a hobby for me though. It is a life long passion. In have had over a dozen surgeries and tens of broken bones...I still ride hard.

    When I see people putting around slow and afraid to actually use the horsepower and speed a motorcycle has available...I think THEY are stupid and should nut up and RIDE or sell their motorcycle and buy a Smart car convertible to complete the wuss process.

    The guy was riding fast, having fun, and crashed....big woop. Get well, buy a new bike, and get back out there.

    Not all racing is on a closed course with an ambulance sitting right there....ever watch the Baja 1000 or the Dakar?
    My life is not worth living if I can not take some risks. That is what makes me love the rest of my life.
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  13. Mikehusa

    Mikehusa Been here awhile

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    :thumbGood posting
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  14. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    Hmm, I ride hard but I have a real life outside of this poser adv stuff so I don't ride around crashing all the time. I fact, I've been riding over 25 years and I've never had to get any surgeries, because I know how to ride within my limits. So, who's the stupid one in this thread? Just sayin, if your gonna go around with a huge chip and call people out, then maybe you should think about how stupid and reckless you are first.
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  15. JustKip

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    I've read several posts by you, and you seem pretty knowledgeable about a number of things, but this was an expression of stupidity. Basically, you've stated that you can't tell when you're riding beyond your abilities, even though you've done it numerous times. And further, since you can't tell, you assume it's unknowable if your actions are preudent or not. The rest of the world can tell that you ARE in over your head, since you keep having to be sewed back together to think you're having fun.

    As you can see by my avatar, I have other interests outside of motorcycles. I am an expert class V (5) whitewater boater. There are also class VI (6) rapids that are considered "unrunnable", and sometimes people die or are injured trying anyway. In itself, that isn't stupid. It's always attempted with many people watching and rescue equipment at the ready. If I was to make the statement that I intended to try a class VI rapid alone and in a wilderness setting my whitewater buddies would have me comitted. I boat the "gnar" and I boat alone, but it's stupid to boat the gnar alone.

    There are air ambulances at Dakar and Baja, and help is never far away
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  16. mwood7800

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    Gsa has the wrong front rake and tire size to do anything close to that ride. It is a sorry piece of shit for a dirt bike.
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  17. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    Sure is breezy with all the dick swinging going on.

    Yeah riding is a risk. I prefer to manage the risk. You're too stupid to do that. Those guys weren't racing so your comparison to the Baja and Dakar doesn't mean shit. I've riden with people who've raced Baja. You'd say they were putting around and afraid to use the power of the bike. They ride well within their skills and abilites. I've ridden with guys who've raced on the track professionally. They never brake the speed limit.
    The guy was lucky he didn't have internal injuries after his crash. You ever watch some one bleed out and die from internal injuries? I didn't think so.
    And yeah, I think you're stupid as shit. Just a stupid dick swinging poser. :lol2
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  18. Pongo

    Pongo Been here awhile

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    Ya, I dont know, riding along in the desert standing on the pegs and waving at each other for the camera. If that is "Nut UP" I guess. I bet the rider thinks he was stupid, even if you think he is some kind of crash test hero.
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  19. DualMule

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    Two wrongs don't make a right.
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  20. feldjäger

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    Good thing it isn't a dirt bike, just an all around type bike. The way I see things is this, the bike has more than proven itself, but when it comes down to it, its the rider more than the bike.:evil
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