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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-24-2017, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Who knew i could fly

Was riding the m90 home from work when a car cut in front of one in front of me. I hit the front brake and bike locked up instantly.

Recovered tapped brake again and i went one way suzuki went the other.

Overall i enjoyed the flying part. Cant recommend the landing part though. Burned thru the leather, thumb of the glove, and shredded my pants. Overall no bones are broken just sore with plenty of road rash. Still not sure what caused the lockup.

Will investigate more tomorrow. Bike is pretty bad but i was able to limp home
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Wow...glad your ok. Almost got squashed on the way to work this morning. Hope you have a speedy recovery!

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Glad you came out well enough to come here and tell your tale. Go to the doctor and get checked out tomorrow. Don't worry about the bike, it can be fixed.
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Sorry to hear that.
Glad you weren't hurt too badly.
Let us know what you learn about the lock up.
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Being as that I'm not a fast rider, and never got proper training, I barely ever used the front brake in my early riding years.
I suppose it had a lot to do with when I was a kid, there was one kid who'd do anything for $5.

Someone dared him to rocket down a very steep road until the speedo on his stingray hit 45mph, and then just clamp down on the front brake.
He soared like a ragdoll through the air with the bike not far behind him.

I don't know if it's totally proper, but I now always start braking with the rear, and add front to it as needed.

Glad you're not pushing daisies, and heal up well.
The best thing I ever found for road rash, cuts, or any other skin malady is vitamin E capsules punctured and rubbed over the wounds. Eat some too.
Might sound gross, but if you can get your dog to lick them, wounds heal up even faster.
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Part that still confuses me is i didnt brake that hard and after i recovered it locked up immediately upon tapping the brake.
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Part that still confuses me is i didnt brake that hard and after i recovered it locked up immediately upon tapping the brake.
Adrenaline can play with your mind.
Hard to say.
Let us know.

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Glad you weren't hurt any worse than you are.
Bike can be replaced, you can't.
Heres to a speedy and full recovery.

I can head East or West, it doesn't matter as long as it's on 2 wheels.
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Glad you're here to tell the story yourself, rather than a loved one filling us in on the details.

Just curious if you ever touched your rear brake at all in the crash?
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Flying is easy... It is the landing that suxs.

Prayers for a speedy and full recovery!
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Keep your rubber on the road and your feet on the pegs and have a good ride.

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