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Old 10-03-2012, 04:59 PM   Topic Starter
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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.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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Congrats on not dying.

Now play the lotto just in case..
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:04 PM   #3
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damn! Glad you're ok dude
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:06 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:11 PM   #5
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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?
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:15 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:38 PM   #7
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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.
I don't see much good luck in this deal, Mr. Old Dog.

Sounds like the blowout was bad luck and the rest was just level-headed thinking and a real, good job of handling the situation.

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Old 10-03-2012, 05:19 PM   #8
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Too much air pressure or just went boom?

Glad you are not on a morphine pump now with severe road rash
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:25 PM   #9
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:26 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:30 PM   #11
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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
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:34 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:59 PM   #13
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I live on 3 miles of gravel now so keeping a bike clean isn't worth owning it.
I am through with them myself...Seen to many people I know die on them.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:45 AM   #14
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I am through with them myself...Seen to many people I know die on them.
Esto.

Now that I am older, when I think back on how many times I was so close to death on a motorcycle I thank God for watching out for me. There are so many little things- from other drivers to mother nature- that are completely out of your control. Sometimes it is just a millimeter or two between you and complete disaster.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:26 PM   #15
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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....
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