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Offline Stubby

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Low speed crash with the Canyon cages
« on: August 12, 2012, 01:27:59 am »
My low speed crash with the MC canyon cages
 
We were going through yellowstone on the way home from Sturgis ( it was on my bucket list ) we were in a parking lot waiting for people to park when it happened.
I was in the middle of a some what highly banked turn ( turning L to R and the banking was from R to L ) like this  / when I tried to go around a truck and SLAM I was on the ground and rolling down the hill as my bike slid down the asphalt road. Now I have a short inseam at best 27/28 so I have trouble touching the ground but this was all things coming together just right.

Now this road slope was great enough that when I went to pick up the bike it was pretty much up side down with the tires sticking up in the air.
In photo 1 you can see were the cages contacted the ground first on the bottom then all the way up as it slid down the hill.


Photo 2 shows the saddlebag cages you can see they hit low first then slid up as the bike rolled over.


Photo 3 shows the mirror as it contacted the ground as the bike rolled over you can see it was moving by the scratches in the plastic.


photo 4 shows that if the bike rolls all the way over yes you can bend your shifter.


I feel I was very lucky in this low speed crash I walked away and because of the canyon cages I have a small amount of work to do to the bike compared to what I could have had to do.
Other than what I have showed you I came away clean no harm to the bags or other body work.
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Re: Low speed crash with the Canyon cages
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012, 03:26:28 am »
Well, it sucks that ya went down but the cages did their job.   :motonoises:  They're on my list of farkles to add, just not sure when. 




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Re: Low speed crash with the Canyon cages
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2012, 12:18:04 pm »
They most definitely saved you from a lot more damage.

I tested mine a few weeks ago, when my wife had wrecked her bike. I'd turned around and went back looking for her, when I saw her I had to make a low speed turn left to right, on a road that was banking down towards me. I was panicking because I had seen my wife there not looking too good and wasn't concentrating on the manuver. Bike tipped over on me and made 2 small scrapes on the cages, no damage to anything else. It would have been a lot worse without the cages that's for sure.

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Re: Low speed crash with the Canyon cages
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2012, 12:34:35 pm »
You must have been pretty pissed after that happened; I sure would've been.
Thanks for taking the time to document the damage and details of the incident.
Great reporting.
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Re: Low speed crash with the Canyon cages
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2012, 01:08:48 pm »
J ya I was pretty pissed more so that I tried a move ( with my short legs ) that I had 2nd thoughts about and more pissed that of the 12-18 people around there my GF was the only one to come help me get the bike back up. She says I held my temper pretty good and she was surprised about it....LOL...
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Re: Low speed crash with the Canyon cages
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2012, 02:11:13 pm »
Glad you're alive and well to report this. I too have almost dropped mine in a parking lot when I was slow turning and didn't see the pavement sloped steeply up. It was a real eye opener and I could taste that metallic taste after as the adrenaline dumped into my system.

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Re: Low speed crash with the Canyon cages
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2012, 02:01:42 pm »
I just got my Canyon Cage bars on, so have those and the bag guard bars too. Feels really good to know they are there now, she is new and too expensive to drop again. So at least if it happens, I've got a great chance of getting out of a big repair bill.

Thanks for posting those pictures, man!  :beerchug:
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