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Red face Punched in the gut last night. Add your bike bite stories. - August 8, 2007, 09:01 AM

It's happend to me a few times and last night I got bit again.
Blow off TWT to get my bike ready for a big trip. I needed to adjust my chain and a few things. My bike is so low a normal lift won't work so I used something like this:


It slides under the bike and you pull the arm back to lift the rear wheel off the ground. Normally I then slide my bike lift under the frame and raise it a foot or two. I didn't have that much to do, so I left it on the little lift.

Finish my work. It's about 100 degrees in the garage and mucho sweaty hands. Time to lower the bike. Left hand on the handle bar, stretch my right arm to pull the lift arm back. Hand slips off the lift handle and the weight of the bike pushes the arm forward really fast and smacks me in the lower ribs. BAMMM! Wanted to cry like a baby but I had to hold the bike up with my left hand.

Ugly red thing on lower right rib cage.
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August 8, 2007, 09:04 AM

Ouch!


"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, cigar in one hand, a beer in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally warn out and screaming WHOO HOO! WHAT A RIDE!"

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I left my passenger footpegs down on my SV and when I walked by it to get on (it's a bit of a tight squeeze in my garage) I hit my self right in the nuts! Talk about pain.
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I forgot to add my story. Last year, I was cleaning & lubing my chain, and doing it the same way I've always done it since I bought my swing arm stand. Lift the wheel off the ground, turn the bike on & put it in gear and proceed w/the cleaning. Well, I've ALWAYS ALWAYS used small hand rags to do this, to keep the rags from gettingcaught in the chain. (as if you can't tell where this is already going) Well, that particular day, I didn't have any of my clean small rags, so I had to settle for a larger hand towel...my downfall. I was actually almost done w.the cleaning, had the towel wrapped around my first 2 fingers while wiping down the chain. Well, the motion of the chain started kicking up the tail of the towel, and I didn't catch it in time. The next thing I knew, my fingers had been ran completely thru the back sprocket! Luckily, my chain was a little loose, so my fingers went right on thru w/out getting stuck under a tight chain. Anyway, my index finger made it thru with some scratched skin and a numb feeling. It managed to go into one of the "vallies" on the sprocket and missed the tooth. My middle finger wasn't so lucky though. One of the sprocket teeth punched straight thru my first knuckle on the finger, shattering the bone completely. I had a steel needle stuck thru my finger for 6 weeks while it healed.


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August 8, 2007, 09:45 AM

Yeah and those bungy cords on the tailbags like to come up and smack you in the eyes too!!!


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Squidded it to the Ashburn pool one day last year (board shorts, tank top, helmet, gloves, towel). Rode home. Parked bike in garage on left side. Got off on right. Had to put my helmet on the left side (where my shelves are). Leaned over from right side, putting all my weight on left foot and lifting my right foot. Placed helmet on shelf. Realized that my left leg was now pressed against a 200+ degree midpipe. Since I had all my weight on my left leg it took me more than the spontaneous "OH SHIT" pull back since I had to shift my weight. Managed to leave a few layers of skin on the pipe and get some nice 2nd-3rd degree burns. It's real fun pulling your leg off a pipe when your "cooked" skin is pulling away from your body.

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I forgot to add my story. Last year, I was cleaning & lubing my chain, and doing it the same way I've always done it since I bought my swing arm stand. Lift the wheel off the ground, turn the bike on & put it in gear and proceed w/the cleaning. Well, I've ALWAYS ALWAYS used small hand rags to do this, to keep the rags from gettingcaught in the chain. (as if you can't tell where this is already going) Well, that particular day, I didn't have any of my clean small rags, so I had to settle for a larger hand towel...my downfall. I was actually almost done w.the cleaning, had the towel wrapped around my first 2 fingers while wiping down the chain. Well, the motion of the chain started kicking up the tail of the towel, and I didn't catch it in time. The next thing I knew, my fingers had been ran completely thru the back sprocket! Luckily, my chain was a little loose, so my fingers went right on thru w/out getting stuck under a tight chain. Anyway, my index finger made it thru with some scratched skin and a numb feeling. It managed to go into one of the "vallies" on the sprocket and missed the tooth. My middle finger wasn't so lucky though. One of the sprocket teeth punched straight thru my first knuckle on the finger, shattering the bone completely. I had a steel needle stuck thru my finger for 6 weeks while it healed.
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You and Nate need to start: http://www.dontlubeyourchainin1stgear.com
Thanx! That's so kind of you!


"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, cigar in one hand, a beer in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally warn out and screaming WHOO HOO! WHAT A RIDE!"

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Yea, its a bad idea to lube the chain that way.


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Squidded it to the Ashburn pool one day last year (board shorts, tank top, helmet, gloves, towel). Rode home. Parked bike in garage on left side. Got off on right. Had to put my helmet on the left side (where my shelves are). Leaned over from right side, putting all my weight on left foot and lifting my right foot. Placed helmet on shelf. Realized that my left leg was now pressed against a 200+ degree midpipe. Since I had all my weight on my left leg it took me more than the spontaneous "OH SHIT" pull back since I had to shift my weight. Managed to leave a few layers of skin on the pipe and get some nice 2nd-3rd degree burns. It's real fun pulling your leg off a pipe when your "cooked" skin is pulling away from your body.

Now have a kick ass scar and a wonderful story.
Did that on a moped when I was a kid. Still got a nice football shaped scar on my calf.


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OUCH to you all!!!
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I one time had a hang-nail that caught on my glove when I put it on, and it bled a little. That sucked.

I was also making some aluminum brackets and spacers for some new turn signals from a KTM to put on my Suzuki. I was in a hurry and decided to simply hold the brackets in a visegrip clamp by hand, instead of clamping them to the table. I started to drill the bracket and the bit bound up in the metal, spinning the grips and pinning my hand between the grips and the drill bit. It chewed up my palm right below the thumb. I bled a lot. I hadn't eaten all day either, and that combined with the blood loss resulted in my passing out while walking into the bathroom. I woke up eventually, lying in my own blood on the hallway floor.

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Went on an early summer morning ride out west one day. Just meandering here and there. Had riden about 150 miles and was riding back through Haymarket. Stoped at a light, thought I had the bike in neutral, took my hand off the clutch...damn thing jumped, came back and knocked my shin but good with the floorboard. I thought "Oh crap! Wonder if that's bleeding?" Thought I might shed a tear. Had to pull it together and go when the light changed. When I finally got to look at it there was no blood and the bruise was not as brilliant as I would have guessed for how it felt. That was in June....I still have a bump in my shin bone where it happened. Maybe I chipped the bone? Ugh, hurt like hell


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This one time, at band camp....... sorry j/k


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