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Old 10-12-2017, 09:01 PM   #21
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Re: How many MC wrecks have I had?

The slo-mos are really frustating. Once in Germany, I went down at about 5 mph - idle speed - while I was looking for an address and the back wheel just went out from under me. Never did figure out why, but I tore a hole in a boot at that low speed.

My slowest? 0 mph. On a very windy day, in a library parking lot, I had just lifted my old VStrom off the kickstand when a massive gust slammed me, and the bike tipped right. I put my entire being into keeping it from falling into, and damaging, the car parked next to me. I managed, but that cost me a separated shoulder that hurt for about a year.
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:43 PM   #22
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I put my entire being into keeping it from falling into, and damaging, the car parked next to me. I managed, but that cost me a separated shoulder that hurt for about a year.
Learning to ride dirt on the big R1150 GS taught me that when you get to a certain point, EJECT EJECT EJECT! Trying to save that big pig could result in a serious injury. I just let the crash bars do their job. Once down, I learned to just let it sit while I waited for the adrenaline to come back down. Trying to pick it up right away was a good way to get hurt.
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:08 PM   #23
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True dat, Scott. But I was valiantly and selflessly protecting somebody else's paint job ----- and maybe a claim against my insurance. Next time, I'll let it topple and call Progressive. Flo and I are on a 1st name basis.
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:42 PM   #24
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Re: How many MC wrecks have I had?

I guess my definition of "wreck" is that some visible damage to man or machine happened. So, a low-speed, off-road tip over that results in no new visible marks doesn't count. A parking lot tip over that dents or scratches paint DOES count. So, the identical mishap on different machines can make it either a wreck or not. Scratching parts that are already damaged also causes no new "wreck". Yeah, maybe that's a definition I can live with.

By this definition, I've had two wrecks:

#1 Lime Creek Road about 3 months after getting my first motorcycle. Took a gradual turn faster than I was comfortable with, front wheel hit some gravel and slid a tiny bit: I panicked and locked the front. Rode it home, but both bike and I were uglier than at the start of the ride.

#2 Low speed, super-slick water crossing outside of Junction. Scratched the end of the clutch lever.

I've been sideways in dirt or low-water crossings plenty of other times. But I can't point to any dings on the bike, so they never happened
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:16 PM   #25
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I ride as little pavement as possible so maybe not really in the game but...

I've brought home more dirt samples than anyone should have a right to. From a bunch of places, too. The apron around my wash pad could probably grow pretty much any crop you'd like.
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If you don't know,too many.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:03 PM   #27
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Only one with known bones cracked and I was not showing off. (at that time)
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Old 10-14-2017, 01:20 PM   #28
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These posts have me wincing and cringing!
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:51 PM   #29
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Any bike tip overs...not a wreck.
T-Bone a deer at 70mph=painful wreck rh
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Any bike tip overs...not a wreck.
T-Bone a deer at 70mph=painful wreck rh
I beg to differ ...



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I rode by a wreck on I20 west of Weatherford Saturday. The car was smashed into 3/4 of a car. I have no idea how the people inside faired but hopefully much better than the car. The car is designed to take a beating and keep the inhabitants alive and if possible uninjured.

Humanrace, you have never wrecked because you weren't injured in any of the drops. Riding a motorcycle, the rider's health is the most important criteria. You walked away, pain free, from every incident.
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I rode by a wreck on I20 west of Weatherford Saturday. The car was smashed into 3/4 of a car. I have no idea how the people inside faired but hopefully much better than the car. The car is designed to take a beating and keep the inhabitants alive and if possible uninjured.

Humanrace, you have never wrecked because you weren't injured in any of the drops. Riding a motorcycle, the rider's health is the most important criteria. You walked away, pain free, from every incident.
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Humanrace, you have never wrecked because you weren't injured in any of the drops. Riding a motorcycle, the rider's health is the most important criteria. You walked away, pain free, from every incident.
I've walked away from mine, but the insurance classified them as wrecks.
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Re: How many MC wrecks have I had?

In 40 years of riding on the street I had one spill - going under one of the I-35 u-turn lanes my front wheel caught oil on the road and I went down. Some cosmetic damage and a bit of a scratch on the knee because I wasn't wearing padded pants that day. Lesson learned.

On the dirt, on the other hand, I have had more drops and falls than I can possibly remember or count. I learned too late and I am not any good at it! Trying to get better but even trying results in drops!
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