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Had a VERY close call last week. Im SUPER thankful 01 May 2017 05:43 #760863

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Divine intervention there, my thought too. A rear wheel lock happens so fast you are half dead before you can even try to correct it.

A mate of mine had an RD350LC cease up at 110mph, a fast declutch saved the day and his lfe. Chain snap and tangle is the very worst case sceanrio, almost as bad as a front tyre blow out in terms of danger.

In UK we have a yearly MOT (ministry of transport inspection) quite a strict test and also focuses my mind to get things done otherwise I can't tax it. Cars and trucks imported from countries without these annual inspections often have a big list of wear and tear items accululated over the years that would have been tested and fixed if in the UK.
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Had a VERY close call last week. Im SUPER thankful 01 May 2017 07:26 #760892

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Divine intervention there, my thought too. A rear wheel lock happens so fast you are half dead before you can even try to correct it.

A mate of mine had an RD350LC cease up at 110mph, a fast declutch saved the day and his lfe. Chain snap and tangle is the very worst case sceanrio, almost as bad as a front tyre blow out in terms of danger.

In UK we have a yearly MOT (ministry of transport inspection) quite a strict test and also focuses my mind to get things done otherwise I can't tax it. Cars and trucks imported from countries without these annual inspections often have a big list of wear and tear items accululated over the years that would have been tested and fixed if in the UK.


Thankfully i was going slow but it was quite scary. The upside of the incident is, I now pay attention to every aspect of my bike and its parts. Its made me more diligent and more cautious.

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Had a VERY close call last week. Im SUPER thankful 01 May 2017 11:31 #760912

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Bought lock tabs from Z1 a while back when I bought the chain and sprockets and is crazy not running them. My well used RK o ring chain (thinking 23,000 miles) felt good on the bike when adjusted but when I took it off o boy did my heart race..... had a lotta wear and this reminds me how close that could a been me. With it adjusted and on the bike I just couldn't feel the wear. New brake shoes are on my list this fall to.

Un related but way back in 66 (we were 15) my bud just bought a new 160 Honda and did a burn out in gravel with a sweety on the back and it snapped and wrapped up in the case and cracked it. I felt so bad for him......He was try in to stay brave but a few tears still came out....... cost 160 bucks for the shop to tear it down and replace it..... a buck a cc....... not real bad but was a lot of cash back then....... I think he paid 650 for it out the door a few months before. (Should say his dad mostly but he helped)........... stay safe !!!
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Had a VERY close call last week. Im SUPER thankful 01 May 2017 17:52 #760931

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Bought lock tabs from Z1 a while back when I bought the chain and sprockets and is crazy not running them. My well used RK o ring chain (thinking 23,000 miles) felt good on the bike when adjusted but when I took it off o boy did my heart race..... had a lotta wear and this reminds me how close that could a been me. With it adjusted and on the bike I just couldn't feel the wear. New brake shoes are on my list this fall to.

Un related but way back in 66 (we were 15) my bud just bought a new 160 Honda and did a burn out in gravel with a sweety on the back and it snapped and wrapped up in the case and cracked it. I felt so bad for him......He was try in to stay brave but a few tears still came out....... cost 160 bucks for the shop to tear it down and replace it..... a buck a cc....... not real bad but was a lot of cash back then....... I think he paid 650 for it out the door a few months before. (Should say his dad mostly but he helped)........... stay safe !!!


That a great story! And yeah sometimes showing off has consequences. That must have really stung when he broke that chain

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Had a VERY close call last week. Im SUPER thankful 01 May 2017 18:54 #760937

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I only had on a pair of dress trousers, a 3/4 helmet and a TSHIRT!!! Thank GOD i wasnt going faster. I was only a quarter mile from the bridge, and had I got on it, going at speed, and the chain snapped, man, i would have been bad.


Please consider putting on the proper gear before you ride. Going down even at low speed is much worse without a quality jacket, boots, gloves and helmet at minimum. It could be a lifetime decision...
Glad you are safe.
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Had a VERY close call last week. Im SUPER thankful 14 Nov 2017 18:59 #774600

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I only had on a pair of dress trousers, a 3/4 helmet and a TSHIRT!!! Thank GOD i wasnt going faster. I was only a quarter mile from the bridge, and had I got on it, going at speed, and the chain snapped, man, i would have been bad.


Please consider putting on the proper gear before you ride. Going down even at low speed is much worse without a quality jacket, boots, gloves and helmet at minimum. It could be a lifetime decision...
Glad you are safe.


Ditto, I was riding home from work about four weeks ago on my XJ and some lady hit me head on. I'm pretty good about ATGATT but really glad I had it on that day. My job is only 3 miles from home on 35MPH roads but we were still picking pieces of her windshield out of my jacket when I got home from hospital.

Glad you are okay!!
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