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So FML. bad start to the morning. - December 6, 2010, 11:51 AM

so leaving the gf's house today around 7am i bit it. probably a 10mph left turn that i lost it on. thinking its rider error, but cold morning, tires, road, her warm thick gloves didnt make it easier. gloves were nice, but not used to limited movement in them compared to my perforated fieldsheers. thinking that i didnt make the left soon enough, cutting too close to the median, so leaned it, throttled in, and thats what caused it. too much lean, throttle, and cold = me sliding with the bike. luckily, no traffic really on west braddock at the time it happened. guy even walked over to see if i was good, and helped me get the bike upright, being i had a backpack and helmet on. ....thinking learning how to pickup a downed bike is a good thing for me and others to learn. thank god for gear.


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December 6, 2010, 11:53 AM

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December 6, 2010, 11:56 AM

Look at the bright side, all the crap you were wearing to keep you warm probably saved you from some injuries. Glad your ok

If it makes you feel better, today was the day that my commuter bike decided it was too cold to crank. I had to walk it a 1/2 mile to the only hill decent enough to get it started on.


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December 6, 2010, 12:25 PM

Pirellis?

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$20 says there will be other threads like this coming soon...


What do you value more? Life or Image?

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$20 says there will be other threads like this coming soon...
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Saw a guy damn near dump his bike last week before I put mine up for the next few months. I cant ride in the cold anymore..stupid diabetes.

Glad you made it through ok brother. Gotta watch those cold tires.


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December 6, 2010, 02:25 PM

yeah I spotted ice for the first time this "wintall" season this morning (was gonna say year but uhh...we say plenty in Jan/Feb/Mar...)

be careful...out there.

I went on a quick spin Saturday afternoon....wasnt too bad until I realized the fuel leak I thought I fixed in Aug wasn't really fixed...somehow...someway it's still leaking on that hose that connnects my throttle bodies...and I had replaced the clamps AND hose with parts from Advanced...I wonder if the hose is that specific that it needs to come from Suzuki???


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Glad to hear your alright. I took m coldtire spill two months ago and have had 3 friends take that moning spill scince that time. Hopefully u had frame sliders


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December 6, 2010, 02:46 PM

I tiptoe through turns during winter time. I usually coast through turns instead of giving throttle. It's really easy to slide out. You will notice you can do burnouts pulling away from lights really easy too. Hopefully your bike didn't sustain much damage.
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I tiptoe through turns during winter time. I usually coast through turns instead of giving throttle. It's really easy to slide out. You will notice you can do burnouts pulling away from lights really easy too. Hopefully your bike didn't sustain much damage.
What he said. And hey, look at it from the bright side... at least you still have a bike to ride.
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lol. yea luckily im ok. and no frame sliders. engine side cover took damage as did the clutch lever, fairings, shift linkage, center stand, kick stand, mirror.....all scuffed/scraped nicely. no bar ends either.

not my bike either...so im more pissed than the GF. its got maxxis promaxx streets on it.

thinking tip toe coasting from now on..yet no more riding this winter. time to fix hers then mine.

i defintiely need to retry the picking up of a downed bike tho. i recall there being a thread or info on that awhile back possibly on this forum. bc i struggled with getting the bike up with all my gear on...as i was trying to clear the road for any traffic. one guy out of however many cars or ppl at the bus stop helped. wtf lol.


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Just follow the proper form and you'll have no problems lifting it... Don't try to lift it as much as leverage it up...
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lol. yea luckily im ok. and no frame sliders. engine side cover took damage as did the clutch lever, fairings, shift linkage, center stand, kick stand, mirror.....all scuffed/scraped nicely. no bar ends either.

not my bike either...so im more pissed than the GF. its got maxxis promaxx streets on it.

thinking tip toe coasting from now on..yet no more riding this winter. time to fix hers then mine.

i defintiely need to retry the picking up of a downed bike tho. i recall there being a thread or info on that awhile back possibly on this forum. bc i struggled with getting the bike up with all my gear on...as i was trying to clear the road for any traffic. one guy out of however many cars or ppl at the bus stop helped. wtf lol.
You bend your knees, you grab a stable, stationary portion and you lift. It's not hard. Your gear gets in the way? Sounds like your gear doesn't fit you right.


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