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Old Dog 10-03-2012 05:59 PM

I think I used up my allotment of luck today
 
I had the rear tire blowout on my motorcycle at 65mph on the way home from work just a bit ago.
I'm obviously OK, and other than the tire, the bike is fine, but I'm pretty sure my pants are going to need a good cleaning.

ThaVirus 10-03-2012 06:03 PM

Congrats on not dying.

Now play the lotto just in case..

Bump 10-03-2012 06:04 PM

damn! Glad you're ok dude

Scorp 10-03-2012 06:06 PM

I think I would rather the rear blow out than the front. Havent had either happen personally. *knock on wood*

Glad you are okay as well.

Bump 10-03-2012 06:11 PM

So what happened when the tire blew out? Did you just instantly lose control of the bike and fly off? Or were able to control it enough to slow down and I guess slide as safe as you could? What was that like?

Old Dog 10-03-2012 06:15 PM

I heard a kind of, but not extremely loud (think 20g shotgun) pop and then the ass-end started jumping left/right/wherever it wanted to go. I kept thinking about tying one in the back of a truck and told myself, Keep the front stable and the back will be OK....it can't fall over (while also looking for a place to jump if need be). Stayed off of the brake and rode it to a stop.
All in all, not very dramatic, but it scared the hall out of me for a minute.

I agree with you though Scorp, probably better the back than the front. it's the first time that's happened to me in over 25 years of riding as well.

R8RFAN 10-03-2012 06:19 PM

Too much air pressure or just went boom?

Glad you are not on a morphine pump now with severe road rash

listopencil 10-03-2012 06:25 PM

http://media.steampowered.com/steamc...51921_full.jpg

mlyonsd 10-03-2012 06:26 PM

Back in the 80's when I was young I decided to open my bike up a little to see what she'd do. We rented a farmhouse on a lonely blacktop so I thought what the heck.

Got it up past 95 and was coming up on our corner so I backed it down. As I slowed down the bike started to wobble in the rear end. Got it stopped and found a nail in my rear tire. Since my daughter was less than 2 years old I considered it a sign from a higher being. I never screwed around like that again.

Old Dog 10-03-2012 06:26 PM

just went boom....needed replaced in about another 2K miles or so (or so I thought)

Thanks all....I just thought it was kinda interesting and since I never have anything interesting worth sharing....

R8RFAN 10-03-2012 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mlyonsd (Post 8974472)
Back in the 80's when I was young I decided to open my bike up a little to see what she'd do. We rented a farmhouse on a lonely blacktop so I thought what the heck.

Got it up past 95 and was coming up on our corner so I backed it down. As I slowed down the bike started to wobble in the rear end. Got it stopped and found a nail in my rear tire. Since my daughter was less than 2 years old I considered it a sign from a higher being. I never screwed around like that again.

Get a big bike 1600cc+ and everytime you look down at the speedo you are going 80mph

R8RFAN 10-03-2012 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Old Dog (Post 8974473)
just went boom....needed replaced in about another 2K miles or so (or so I thought)

Thanks all....I just thought it was kinda interesting and since I never have anything interesting worth sharing....

When I got my Roadstar Silverado (2002) 1602cc I rode it to work the first day and on my way home a small toyota pickup passed me.... he got like 100ft ahead of me in the left lane and her had a blowout in the front right tire and it sprayed me with metal and rubber.... Scared the hell outta me

mlyonsd 10-03-2012 06:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by R8ers (Post 8974485)
Get a big bike 1600cc+ and everytime you look down at the speedo you are going 80mph

I live on 3 miles of gravel now so keeping a bike clean isn't worth owning it.

pr_capone 10-03-2012 06:38 PM

That is some seriously scary shit meng. Glad to hear you are safe.

Psyko Tek 10-03-2012 06:54 PM

you are lucky,dude
never had one let loose over 30 mph


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