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Offline oldsawfiler

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« on: June 07, 2009, 10:32:00 pm »
OK this is my second this year and the year is young.  Stopped with the group form the Coast Ramble.  slight incline up hill to intersection with a slope down hill to the right.  Let the clutch out and the next thing I know I'm crawling out from under the bike.  Both knees throbbing, bike is flat on right side, mirror folded into fairing and bike is dying with gas running out of fill cap.  Just filled it a few miles back.  Everyone rallies around and we get her back up.  Murph's bar is folded back at a sharp angle, running light is broken and old break in fairing around turn signal is now broken again.  (Bar is now pulled back pretty close to where it is supposed to be by bruit force supplied by fellow riders) The bar did it's job though as the mirror has scars on the housing but glass is not broken.  Knee-saver and GL peg is fine. Give her a couple of minutes for gas to dissipate and she fires right up.  Good news, she is running much better now that the crude has been removed from the float needle seat in 1 of the carbs. It had been sputtering and backfiring on decel for the last couple of hundred miles.  She has been puring sweetly ever since. Not a hiccup in the 400 miles since   About the knees, I was wearing Kevlar jeans and there is not a mark on them, but both knees have slightly bleeding scrapes and the left 1 is bruised badly.  there is no armor in these jeans other than the Kevlar in the seat and knees.  I really think that if I had been wearing ce armor I would not have bruises as bad as I do.  I may still wear the jeans but will wear armor over them from now on.    COG # 8062  AMA # 1084053  ROMA or Scarlet harlot acording to my wife
Well...even if you fall on your face you're still moving forward.

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Offline Greg Habel

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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 08:02:00 am »
Glad to hear you weren't hurt too bad and that the tip-overs provided some damage control.  Add a version 2.0 to your previous CDA.  I think I found my 2nd CDA to be less traumatizing. Knew what to expect etc.   The first one was worse I think because I was stunned at seeing the bike on it's side like a whale washed up on shore.  Greg H from Mass, Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude  COG# 7010,a Tracey  CDA 120 (2.0)  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle", 05 Ninja 250  
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Offline Brett0769

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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 05:14:00 pm »
I saw a materials test for road abrasion one time, though I don't remember where I saw it. They took a 50lb sand bag, put a variety of road gear materials under it and dragged them across asphalt to measure their performance. As I recall, when it came to abrasion, Kevlar performed no better than denim, which didn't do so hot. At the end of the day the material that outperformed all others by a significant margin was plain old leather. Leather and armor seems to be the way to go for the best protection, but not for comfort this time of year. :-/  
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Offline Cap'n Bob

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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009, 08:05:00 am »
That's where the armor really helps. I can't wait until I loose enough weight to fit in my Venture riding pants again.  :p    Bionic Bob  COG & AMA member  First C14 CDA member #0220  2008 C14 & 2003 Mean Streak