First off no injurys whatsoever, I didn't even touch the ground. I was coming up to a stop to a 2 lane street next to my college. Looked right, no cars. Looked left, no cars. Revved to 3k slowly let out clutch brought my head back forward BAM!@$#$#%@ 6 chicks in sports bras booty shorts and ipods in front of me I slammed front and slammed clutch in. I was already leaning into my right turn so the just sudden stop with no right turn to straighten out compensation and the bike started going over to the right. By the time I was able to put my foot down I was using it as a means to bail off the bike I was not stopping it from going down, lol I remember a split second where I was like "I got this, I can save it, no, no I cant, ABANDON SHIP lol" Here is the funny part. After my bike went down they just kept running. Fuckin bitches. I went into auto pick my bike up mode which of course I was too close to a curb to put my legs out for leverage. A random guy came and helped me up and before I he even touched my bike I was already saying 1-2-3 lift and up it went. Go men, I bet any guy here could run up on a bike and if the guy said 1-2-3 you would lift. I know the women wouldnt have been able to help me so I guess its best they kept running. I felt like one of those guys in the tornadoes..."It just happened so fast, whoosh gone."
Damages: Broken clutch lever (anyone have a cheap replacement?) scuffed mirror (which didnt break of bend, took the fall like a pro) and....thats it, I Dont have frame sliders but paint on the right lower was chipped off but didnt break through. I popped it off to check the case just in case and not a nick. Just a flooded dripping carb that scared me when it wouldnt start lol.
Anyways, I want to thank...GG, Kool OG and a few other people that I cant remember their names you know who you are, and of course god it wasnt possible without you.
Sounds like what happened to my brother last year, but him and my sis in law were going into a right turn on the superglide and was behind a van and the guy had no brake lights or turn signals and went to turn into the gas station and hit the brakes and my bro jad to lay the bike over or be creamed on the back of the van. it skidded about 15ft. Bent the shit out of the handle bars,clutch lever and scratched the primary and dented the tank. Insureance covered it and they got away with a couple scratches and my bro had a nasty burn on his leg from the headers.
... 6 chicks in sports bras booty shorts and ipods in front of me
See you're a better man than me, least you were turning... I'd have probably laid the bike over ing the chicks!!!
First thing I ever did to my bike was the frame sliders, and let me tell you oh so worth it. I was practicing in a parking lot, slow U-Turns. I had turned the handle bar but my wrist wasn't able to twist the throttle, and the same thing the slow nooooooooooo. I was able to assist the bike down? Its amazing how much strength embarrassment gives you, cause I grabbed the bike and umph'd it up, threw the kick stand down, and stretched my arms, mumbling "yep that's enough riding for now time to hop off and give the ol arms a stretch. What? my bike fall? whatever are you talking about??"
Glad to hear you're ok and the bike faired not so bad
I come with my own set of hand cuffs
Congrats!! It's amazing what happens when your brain sees good lookin or potentially good looking tits. There's only 2 things which screw up the male species. Anything with wheels or anything with tits. My first old lady could never figure that out. In the late 60s, I was riding a rigid panhead and she could never understand why I was always washing,waxing, tuning etc. Easy, I told her. It always responded. I could put the key in and know it would start with the first kick. It never had cramps, heavy days, spotty days, head aches, etc. I didn't have to buy it jewelry, flowers, take it to dinner, be nice to it etc. It was always ready. You know 40 years later, I still miss that first wife. She was something special.
When I jumped off I let go and the lever released and hit the pavement bending it the opposite way breaking it pretty clean off at the base there pretty cheap I'm guessing and they were long too didn't give the bar tips a chance to take the blow I didn't bend my clip on which was good
I can remember accidentally dropping my first bike in a parking lot when I thought the kickstand was engaged that was enough force to break my clutch lever (riding home without a clutch is NOT FUN!). Anyways after that I figured out how to never worry about snapping a clutch or brake lever again.
Mark where your pinky finger sits on the leaver with a pen/tape/groove and take out the ol' angle grinder. Taper of the lever, like kinda into a narrow (saber)tooth, you can make em pretty bad ass, just do yourself a favor and make your sure you blunt the end of it.
In theory this should fix your problem (I've never had the pleasure of testing it out) but all stunt riders use short manufactured or shaved levers to prevent snaps.
Last edited by GSXRsleeper; 04-17-2009 at 03:55 PM.