Senior VR Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Second Star to the right, then straight on till morning.
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There are two types of people. Those who have gone down and those who will.
Yes, that is a rather fatalistic opinion, but one steeped in truth. There is a reason you will see me dressed like a power ranger in 90* summer days with a full face helmet on. Not just because it is fashionable, but because the gear saved my life - twice.
The first was in a similar situation to yours. I was on the interstate, riding north at about 60 mph. Traffic in front of me suddenly started to brake hard, so I panic braked on my C50. The useless rear drum instantly locked the rear wheel and I began to fishtail all over the highway, eventually low siding and tumbling/sliding across the pavement. I broke my wrist and suffered some minor road rash on my knees, but was otherwise fine. The helmet cracked where I hit the back of my head and the face shield was scratched beyond recognition. But I walked away.
Current Bikes -->
-1969 Indian MX125 -10-2009 to Present
-2014 Honda CTX1300 - 05-2015 to Present
Past Bikes ----->
-1973 Yamaha RD350
-1991 Harley Sportster 883 XL
-2000 Yamaha XV125
-2003 Piaggio Fly
-2004 Suzuki LS650 - 04-2005 to 07-2008
-2005 Boulevard C50 - 07-2008 to 5-2012
-2012 Vulcan 900 - 05-2012 to 05-2015
-2008 Yamaha FZ6 - 11-2008 to 04-2017
-2006 Star Virago - 05-2011 to 06-2017