KLR650 My worst crash to date

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SOVARides, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. SOVARides

    SOVARides Adventurer

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    This was my worst crash yet on my KLR650. Lost control, went in the air, high sided, bike flipped. It was awesome. Good news for you is I got it on film. Check it out.
    http://youtu.be/mzNoJQNuPME
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  2. Seth650

    Seth650 Been here awhile

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    how did that happen, on flat terrain no less?
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  3. SOVARides

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    Hit the mud, got sideways, hit a bump, went into the air sideways, landed sideways, high side.
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  4. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    You two's were hauling ass! nice place to ride.
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  5. CopaMundial

    CopaMundial Wow, that broke easy

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    In the slow mo you can really see how much the fairing jerks to the right (indicating that the rear wheel was trying to pass you on the left). You attempt to steer left to keep your line, but that just caused the front wheel to dig in and completely stop the bike.

    You should double check the rear suspension.
    If it's set up wrong (improper sag, set for heavier rider) then the rear will jump around a lot more on you.
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  6. Hawk62cj5

    Hawk62cj5 2 Cheap 4 a KLR

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    This is just life getting back at you for the save in the previous video .:D
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  7. Southmt

    Southmt Been here awhile

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    I'm wondering why the video is on "youtu.be", rather than "youtube.com"? Just wondering.

    Ah! (Edit here).... "It is common for popular websites to grab other domain names and point it towards their site. Still, you should be vigilant about phishing through impersonation of a popular site. After the page loads, you should check the address. Even if you typed in youtu.be, it would still say youtube.com in the address bar after the page loads.".

    It did go to youtube.com, but I didn't click on the posted link because it wasn't 'right'.

    Learned something here. Youtu.be totally looks like a scam, but isn't.
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  8. schaffer40

    schaffer40 I look lived in.....

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    Good one. Glad you are ok...
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  9. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    4:00 - crawling on the ground... "I didn't make it" :rofl

    Glad you alright and and it's always good to get the bad stuff on film.
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  10. Seth650

    Seth650 Been here awhile

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    Maybe for NJ. If youre gonna off-road (with all the $ and + risks), gotta have some nice whoops, hillsides or views. Dull terrain = speeding.
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  11. Seth650

    Seth650 Been here awhile

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  12. SOVARides

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    youtu.be is a a short url that is generated by youtube when you upload a video. It's actually the first link they give you for sharing a video. I didn't even think about it "making people nervous." I'll keep that in mind in the future thanks.
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  13. SOVARides

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    Thanks. If was a rough one for sure. Much much better a week later though.
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  14. SOVARides

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    Well then, Mr subscriber, what do you think life is going to do to me after today's video. Spoiler alert, I stole a bike. LOL
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  15. SOVARides

    SOVARides Adventurer

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    Oh it's definitely set up wrong. It's stock and I weigh 155lbs... maybe 165-170 with my gear on. I don't think there is any getting it right without replacing it.
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  16. SOVARides

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    thanks bro
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  17. OKlr

    OKlr 25mph gate inpector

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    hardcore highside. I loved the part where you were crawling back. i'm sure you didn't like it though.
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  18. Mala Suerte

    Mala Suerte Been here awhile

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    You're actually pretty close to the weight the engineers built the stock KLR for - they didn't engineer them for the average American.

    Glad you're OK.
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  19. adkfreeridex

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    Tell me about your gear, I like your jacket and Im searching for a decent quality, moderately priced setup for everyday street riding to work in the weather, trail riding, and longer tours.
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  20. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Been here awhile

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    SOVA Rides huh?

    SOVA is the portuguese word for "taking a beat"... sounds appropriate!

    :D
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