Locked transmission at 92mph. Underwear ruined.

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by beernutt, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. beernutt

    beernutt This space for rent

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    How the day started.

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    How the day ended.

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    Tim explains how drinking Boddington's and eating grocery store wraps leads to skidmarks. The silver car ahead is about where I ground to a halt.

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  2. Omi

    Omi Ran when parked

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    Glad you're still with us! :eek1
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  3. Wannabeeuro

    Wannabeeuro Tuner chic

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    Is that Tim guy 500' tall?
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  4. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic Super Supporter

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    I did that once on an old 360 Yamaha dirtbike when it seized the piston. I didn't realize I was skidding until it started going sideways and then I pulled in the clutch and almost high sided when the wheel started spinning again.It was a fairly new knobby and had a hell of a flatspot.
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  5. tkent02

    tkent02 Long timer

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    Which bike locked up? The Blue one or the Orange one?
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  6. toddler

    toddler Unpronouncible

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    Awesome fun!

    Just like being kids and seeing who can make the biggest skid mark.

    The bar has been set.

    Whose next?:D
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  7. Wannabeeuro

    Wannabeeuro Tuner chic

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    The blue one, this time....
    Any Yamaha guys have insight into what may have happened?
    Bike still runs , starter works so the top end is fine.
    As soon as the clutch is engaged it dies.
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  8. tkent02

    tkent02 Long timer

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    Got oil in it?

    I have only had them do this with no oil in them.
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  9. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA Supporter

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    Gotta be the gearbox , I would say it's amazing or a credit to Yamaha that it didn't all try to get out through the cases !

    Plug out , is there any gear that you can engage and push it forward or back ?
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  10. grub

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    92 mph, public road, dirt bike, trials tire...
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  11. tkent02

    tkent02 Long timer

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    All of which has nothing to do with a transmission locking up.
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  12. ZEmann

    ZEmann want to be riding

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    so a handful of clutch would have saved this 500 foot skidmark and underwear issue ?
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  13. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer Supporter

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    Been there, Done that. I am so glad you are OK. :D

    Not near as hairy as yours, but the last time it happened to me was in the dirt at about 60mph and my tail bag decided to let loose and wedge between the rear tire and the swing arm. After racing 2 strokes for 100 years :lol3 the natural instinct was to pull in the clutch, which in my case did no good at all.:eek1

    I hope you find the problem and it is easily fixed.

    And no, Tim is only 499' tall. :lol3

    Marc
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  14. AKASY

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    Nice save :clap:clap:clap:clap
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  15. Blakebird

    Blakebird r - u - n - n - o - f - t

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    when I saw the thread title, posted by you....I immediately thought "omg no....not the Tuono!" :lol3

    helluva job keeping it upright, Alan :nod
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  16. Wannabeeuro

    Wannabeeuro Tuner chic

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    No,he pulled in the clutch immediately. Rear wheel is locked up, had to remove the chain to move the bike.
    The bottom end is the problem, hence the ruined underwear...
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  17. Wannabeeuro

    Wannabeeuro Tuner chic

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    I think Alan has set the bar for longest wheelie and skid mark pretty high.


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  18. soggysandwich

    soggysandwich Banned

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    I was thinking the same thing !...from this guys description of events,,, seems the easy/smart thing to have done was simply pull in the clutch lever...:ear
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  19. shearboy2004

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    If you read a little above you will see he did pull the clutch with no success , the bike still starts and idles fine so surely the seize was after the clutch ?
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  20. Wannabeeuro

    Wannabeeuro Tuner chic

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    It seems to shift from 5th to 3rd only. We shoved it backward as hard as we could, no luck...


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