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Old 09-01-2012, 03:00 PM   #21
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Joined: Oct 2010
From: Seattle

I Ride: Ninja 650r, DRZ 440SM
Most recent...

New tires, riding in the gravel. I was going about 50mph and slowed down to about 15mph and doing good. A few seconds later my front end slipped out and fell flat on my side with a nice bruise. No front brake or turns, not sure what happened.

Ended up cutting a headlight wire in half that shorted out later that ride and left me stranded with a broken fuse. :( Someone stole my toolkit earlier, so I couldn't do it myself.

Fun times.

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Old 09-01-2012, 03:11 PM   #22
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Joined: Dec 2011
From: Spokane Valley

I Ride: 2010 KTM 690smc, YZ250, CR125, 99' ///M3
I haven't gone down yet in my 6 years of riding yet, But i've had some close calls and I have seen a few buddies go down. One of my friends cant even take his sliders off to replace them because the Allen head on the bolts is ground down flat.

My most recent scare was headed to work about 6am, turning left through an intersection my front tire hits a wet spot on the road and slid about a foot then caught traction.

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Old 09-01-2012, 03:47 PM   #23
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Joined: Nov 2011
From: Dayton, OR

I Ride: '99 Triumph Daytona 955i
Two for me, both on my 250.

First was an error in judgement, riding on a road with gravel on because, in my head "I know where the gravel is, I'll pick a good line and go slow". Well I was going slow but that didn't matter when gravel "snake" down the middle of the lane decided it was going to turn a tighter line than I could. Front tire washed out and down I went. I face planted (thank god for full face) and tank landed on my knee resulting in a "tableau fracture of the tibea" which is doctor speak for "it will hurt a lot, be weak and there ain't shit we can do about it".

Second time was, of all things, on a new rider ride. Went into a corner too hot, SRed basically locking my arms and then target fixated on the side of the road. In hindsight KNOW I could have made that corner at the speed I was going had I just looked through the turn. I was lucky, minimal damage to my bike and just a lot of soreness for me. Considering where I crashed it could have been much much worse.

They both taught me very valuable lessons.

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Old 09-01-2012, 04:32 PM   #24
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Joined: Mar 2008
From: Everett, WA

I Ride: Motorcycle
I go down as much as possible

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Old 09-01-2012, 05:16 PM   #25
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Joined: Aug 2012
From: The Coast

I Ride: RC24, NC27
About 2 weeks ago was out exploring some logging roads with a bike not really meant for gravel terrain

Wasn't going very fast, but managed to low side and the bike slid out from under me. Luckily down a grassy patch, just bent the shifter a bit. Me on the other hand my left foot caught the ground and I kinda stood up for a sec as the bike slid out. When I got up and put weight on the leg I nearly passed out from the pain. Thought I seriously messed something up. Well, I didn't (I think). Still getting a sharp pain in the side of my knee off and on. But I'm able to walk and run so... Think I'll stick with paved surfaces.

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Old 09-01-2012, 05:29 PM   #26
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From: PNW, WA
7 years and almost 100,000 miles and the only time I've 'crashed' is when I tried to take the GS across a 25' patch of slushy snow. Made it 22', then I must have given it some throttle cause I felt the back tire slide out. Only thing damaged was my pride. The 18" deep snow cushioned the bikes $$$ Tupperware.

Lesson learned? Want to take a bike through snow, put some knobbies on it. Or don't try and show off in front of the spouse, cause he's just gonna laugh at me.

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Old 09-01-2012, 05:33 PM   #27
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Joined: Jun 2010
From: Ne Portland/Vancouver

I Ride: 2005 ninja 636 2006 drz400sm
“ Quote:
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I go down as much as possible
back feb i was rear ended at a red light
thought i fucked my back up again [broke it in 2010) but it was fine just sore and pulled somthing in my right sholder.



then 3 months later i pulled a dumb ass move and stop at what i thought was a 4 way stop looked left and right car across from my waved me on so i went and the suv comes flying from the right side swipes me [lucky!] at 45+ and i saved that till i hit the gravel and fell down.
i was fine from that one besides i couldnt walk for about 3 days because i landed on my hip.

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Old 09-01-2012, 05:33 PM   #28
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Joined: Jun 2009
From: Amboy, WA

I Ride: Suzuki Burgman 650
5 times..all under 5 mph.

One time driving into a gravel parking lot and my front tire "twisted" in a hole of loose stuff.
One time when I was first riding, grabbed too much throttle and went into a ditch.
One time when I forgot to take my padlock out of my rear rotor.
One time when I grabbed a handful of front brake on a gravel road way before i grabbed the rear brake..causing the tire to swerve outwards.
Finally, I was home after work and when I put my leg out to steady myself, my knee buckled. I did a slooooooooooow drop down to the ground. When I got up, a girl in her car came up next to me and gave me a thumbs up before driving off. I don't know whether the gesture was for controlling the laydown or whether it it was a sarcastic gesture for dumbass.

That's all for now and hopefully forever

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Old 09-01-2012, 05:45 PM   #29
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Joined: Dec 2006
From: Portland, Oregon
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I Ride: '06 FZ1, '99 R1, '80 Suz GS450S
Front tire picked up a nail and I went down at about 35 mph. Lesson: wear gear, even on "easy" rides.

A deer and I feigned right and left as we closed on each other. In final seconds, she jumped in front of me and we collided. Lesson: Deer are spooky. When you see one, slow down immediately until safely past.

Person I was following skidded, slowing abruptly as a result, we collided. Another time, someone was following me closely and I blew my line, causing them to lose theirs and go off-road. Lesson: Just because you know the rider in front of or behind you and their "style," don't assume they are always in control and can be trusted not to do something either stupid or unavoidable. Maintain a proper gap.

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Old 09-01-2012, 06:15 PM   #30
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Joined: Mar 2008
From: SE Portland / Bucerias, Nayarit Mx

I Ride: 03' CBR1100XX, 84 GL1200A
Was the early 90's, my brother and I were racing down Old German Town Rd when I see his back tire kick out to the right in the middle of a turn from sand, mine did the same except it grabbed traction and snapped back and I shot off the outside of the turn and straight into brambles. I was wearing a tshirt, no gloves, jeans and high tops, and didn't have the sense to let goof the handlebars as I was rocketing through those brambles. I was quite a sight, I was shredded, almost like a thousand paper cuts.

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Old 09-01-2012, 06:37 PM   #31
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Joined: Aug 2012
From: Bonney lake wa

I Ride: 2004 R1
At a stop light on my R1, was in the turn lane and when the light turned green, the girl behind me who was apparently just learning to drive a manual dumped the clutch at ~4500rpm.. right into the ass of me. I took it like a champ. No lube.

Bike shot out from under me, I ended up on her hood the R1 was hit by someone across the intersection who was taking his free right hand turn (bike was rolling in 1st when I got hit and kinda just kept going).

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Old 09-01-2012, 06:45 PM   #32
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Joined: Apr 2006
From: Tri-Cities, WA

I Ride: Hither, Thither and Yon ... mostly day rides
Good for posting up MissAudacious and for the great luck on getting riding pants just in time.



“ Quote:
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1982 when a girl friend called me to say she was going to "kill" herself if I didn't come to help her. Instead of ... [blah, blah]

To make things worse, the whole "kill myself" call from my girl friend was a
joke to see how quickly I could get to a party she was throwing with her friend.
She then has the balls to show up at the hospital and say, I can't be with someone who nearly was killed on a bike...its to scary to me and leaves!...
Gawd.



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Doing a uturn on ...
Only damage was a broken clutch lever (Still broken... as a trophy)
Man, you are tougher than me! My clutch lever got replaced.

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Old 09-01-2012, 06:50 PM   #33
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Joined: Jul 2007
From: Maryland

I Ride: Team Orange
First bad one; On a one-way street in the left lane, had a truck turn left from the right lane in front of me. Collided with his left rear quarter panel and totaled my first bike. No injuries.



Second bad one; Took a left hand corner a little too fast on cold tires. Low-sided at about 60 mph, and began tumbling after going off the road. Totaled my 2nd bike. No injuries.





Third bad one; Don't remember it. Apparently had a really bad tank slapper, flew over the handle bars and landed on my head. No pics. Took a ride in a helicopter. Oddly, the bike survived.

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Old 09-01-2012, 07:18 PM   #34
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Joined: Apr 2012
From: mcchord wa

I Ride: 2008 zx10r and my wife
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First bad one; On a one-way street in the left lane, had a truck turn left from the right lane in front of me. Collided with his left rear quarter panel and totaled my first bike. No injuries.



Second bad one; Took a left hand corner a little too fast on cold tires. Low-sided at about 60 mph, and began tumbling after going off the road. Totaled my 2nd bike. No injuries.





Third bad one; Don't remember it. Apparently had a really bad tank slapper, flew over the handle bars and landed on my head. No pics. Took a ride in a helicopter. Oddly, the bike survived.
Were those in dc?

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Old 09-01-2012, 07:25 PM   #35
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Joined: Jun 2011
From: Seattle, WA

I Ride: 2009 Honda VFR
1999: Riding on California Ave in West Seattle not paying enough attention a Toyota Corolla turned left in front me and I hit the car at 15 MPH. Police gave me the stranger than fiction news. It was my car. Somebody stole it two days before and will I found it. The insurance policy on the car paid for my broken arm, the totaled CBR 600 and the $1500 in damage to the Toyota.

2008: Got stupid in the rain and lost control on rail road tracks, low sided about 10 MPH. Picked the bike up and rode off.

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:04 PM   #36
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From: Seattle, WA

I Ride: for OPRT
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1999: Riding on California Ave in West Seattle not paying enough attention a Toyota Corolla turned left in front me and I hit the car at 15 MPH. Police gave me the stranger than fiction news. It was my car. Somebody stole it two days before and will I found it. The insurance policy on the car paid for my broken arm, the totaled CBR 600 and the $1500 in damage to the Toyota.

Your own car.. That would suck! Was it the thief driving?

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:14 PM   #37
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From: Bellingham, WA

I Ride: 2007 CBR1000RR, 2006 WR450F
I almost was hit head-on by my own car, while stopped on my M/C, in a one-lane alley when one of the many idiots in my fraternity was moving my car. I actually had to honk to get his attention while straight in front of him.

I always wondered how the insurance would have worked out on that one.

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:59 PM   #38
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Joined: Mar 2011
From: Kirkland

I Ride: behind the girls.
Last time I was down was probably...oh, maybe sometime back in the 1970s when "we had mother nature on the run".

You'll be the 2nd or 3rd to know if I have a contemporary get off. Then again, since it will probably be at the track...some asshole like Gannon will probably inform you before I have a chance to do so.

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Old 09-01-2012, 09:18 PM   #39
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Joined: May 2008
From: Seattle, Wa

I Ride: at a speed that allows me to ride again tomorrow GSX650FK8, DL650K5, AN400K7, 2013 WR250R
Last time I was down was in July of 1977...that maneuver (too much front brake) got me a week in the hospital on good meds and I still decided to stop riding like an AssClown

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Old 09-01-2012, 10:39 PM   #40
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From: Lynnwood, Ellensburg, Washington
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I Ride: widow maker
32nd July 1980 at 5:39 PM. I still remember that moment when it was snowing and I was riding my 2001 ZX12R from Ellensburg to MILLCREEK. Right when I was near snoqualmie pass on I-90, a brand new 2012 Busa pulled up right next to me, revved his engine, I downshifted, left him in the dust. 5 minutes later the busa guy got pissed off cuz his $14k bike lost so he eventually pulled up right next to me again and kicked my bike and I crashed!

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