Low speed crash (more of a slide)

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by rovtar, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. rovtar

    rovtar Adventurer

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    And i even got it on camera. The only thing that got hurt was my pride.
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  2. Dracula

    Dracula Dilettante

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    Well that sucked. Glad you (and the bike apparently) are ok. Those paint lines must have been slick as snot.
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  3. toy4fun

    toy4fun GET out of the way

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    Wet paint, treacherous.....dry paint , who the hell knows:lol3
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  4. kendives

    kendives Been here awhile

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    Did something like that recently. Nothing but my pride (and butt) hurt.
    What amazed me was the number of people that stopped to make sure I was ok.
    Not everything that happens on our streets is Road Rage.
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  5. pkbinder

    pkbinder Kissing Moose

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    You picked that big GS up like it was a toy. Do you lift bro?
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  6. FredBGG

    FredBGG Long timer

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    Tip over sensor? Does that bike have one? Tip over sensor should have shut off the engine.
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  7. JettPilot

    JettPilot ADV Rider

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    WOW, That is crazy !!!! Your speed in that corner was very reasonable for the conditions, I would not have expected that outcome. Thanks for posting, seeing videos like this will make me much more careful when riding in the rain.

    Mike
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  8. jrnyer

    jrnyer Ventura Hwy

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    That's the way to hop back on your bike and resume like nothing happened. Glad your not hurt.
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  9. Okeedokee

    Okeedokee Cranky Bastard

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    Hell yeah man! Pick it up and haul ass before someone you know happens by! Glad you're OK.
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  10. Sitheach86

    Sitheach86 Long timer

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    These are the ones that piss me off. Going almost walking speed being careful and still wash out like that. If that was a sportbike or most other kinds of bikes the damages would have been high. At least cosmetically.

    Thanks for posting.
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  11. Sitheach86

    Sitheach86 Long timer

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    Oh and what tires do you have and what % life remaining?
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  12. Cryoman01

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    Black ice? Sounded like it. The bike slid like a curling stone. Loved the recovery.
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  13. FredBGG

    FredBGG Long timer

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    Not if you have sliders.
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  14. FredBGG

    FredBGG Long timer

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    Probably a good idea not to restart a bike that quickly after a tip over.
    Best to let the oil settle.
    Best to push it if you can.
    Best to take a good look at the bike before proceeding too.
    You never know what might haven damaged.
    Even injuries to the rider can not hurt for a little.

    That said getting the bike and rider out of the street is important too.

    However you should be careful about rushing to pick up the bike and take a good look around you for other
    cars to avoid getting hit. When it's cold and raining there are plenty of cars driving round with fogged up windshields.
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  15. rovtar

    rovtar Adventurer

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    Sure i lift. My bike a few times a year. Keeps me in shape.

    The tyres are TKC 70 with 1000km on them.
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  16. LostInPA

    LostInPA Professional American

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    Glad you didn't get get hurt. I can tell you have experience because you remembered to put the kickstand down before lifting the bike.
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  17. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Was it cold enough for ice? Even well worn wet paint wouldn't normally be that slick - a bit of diesel on the road maybe?
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  18. kendives

    kendives Been here awhile

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    The paint they use around here is like ice when it's even a little wet.
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  19. Tenacious B

    Tenacious B inward singer

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    Merging back into traffic via the sidewalk and curb!:clap

    Glad that you and the bike are just fine. Those 1150s are tanks.
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