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Posted: 6/2/2008 1:32:46 PM EST
On my way home from vacation in South Dakota. Wet road, rear tire wasn't the best and I got on the brakes a little hard.

Now I'm sitting at the Perkins waiting for my Dad to show up with a trailer to get me and the bike.

So basically, any members from Albert Lee MN wanna come chill for an hour or two?

Pics of bike:









and the requisite MS paint:

Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:34:19 PM EST
I don't see anything wrong. Keep riding it.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:34:39 PM EST
Whats wrong with the bike?
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:34:52 PM EST
Very informative MS Paint presentation..
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:34:56 PM EST
Any damage to you?

The bike doesn't look too bad off...
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:35:13 PM EST
sucks man, glad you are ok. Bike looks pretty good, is it busted or did you just not want to risk anymore riding in the rain?
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:36:02 PM EST
It sounds like you ar ok. This I am glad to assume by your posting here.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:37:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By Subconscious:
Any damage to you?

The bike doesn't look too bad off...


+1

That sucks.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:37:16 PM EST
Are those before pics? Doesn't look like anything is wrong besides the mud to me.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:37:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By saturnstyl:
I don't see anything wrong. Keep riding it.


It was upside down in the ditch. Is it probably ridable? Yeah, but typically when it spends time upside down some shit is broke. And theirs a nasty tick when it runs. It's almost three hours home, my knee and elbow are kinda banged up (little road rash, nothing bad) and I don't feel like trying to limp it home that far down the interstate.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:37:57 PM EST
Looks like you got away pretty much ok
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:38:20 PM EST
Glad your OK!
I see mud on bike, no scratches or dings.. so whats the dealio?
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:38:41 PM EST
Hope the bike is OK .

Hope you are OK too.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:38:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By Alien:
Are those before pics? Doesn't look like anything is wrong besides the mud to me.


No, those are after. It's a little dinged up, hard to take good pictures right now. The only thing REALLY wrong with it is the windshield/fairing.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:39:19 PM EST
That sucks ass, hope the bike is ok
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:39:29 PM EST
Sucks.

Sorry bud.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:40:13 PM EST
Take plenty of time to rehab your injuries (i.e. play COD4) Glad you didn't get too banged up.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:40:17 PM EST
Bike pulling a trailer huh.

I've never though that was a very good set up.

If you're gonna have four wheels and want the wind in your hair, get a convertible.

Glad you are OK. That could have been much worse.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:40:39 PM EST
Might I add, it's an odd perspective rolling down the interstate offramp watching your bike slide away from you at 40 MPH.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:40:40 PM EST
I had a dresser just like that a few years ago , I crashed it at Sturgis SD........
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:40:59 PM EST
There are two kinds of riders...
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:42:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By Aloxite:
Bike pulling a trailer huh.

I've never though that was a very good set up.

If you're gonna have four wheels and want the wind in your hair, get a convertible.

Glad you are OK. That could have been much worse.


Meh, the trailer didn't have fuck all to do with it. That trailer has been to Maine and back, Canada and back, Kentucky and back, and now South Dakota and (most) of the way back.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:42:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/2/2008 1:43:03 PM EST by TinLeg]
Do you feel the trailer contributed to causing your rear wheel to easily lock, and then exacerbated the resulting skid?


Does the trailer have brakes? If so, surge or electric?


Really i'm very curious what it's like to tow a trailer on a motorcycle. I ride, but i doubt i'll ever hook a trailer to my bike.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:42:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By DernHumpus:
There are two kinds of riders...


This is my first "real" crash. I tipped one over in the parking lot once but that didn't count.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:43:10 PM EST

Glad you're OK.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:43:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By KG5S:
I had a dresser just like that a few years ago , I crashed it at Sturgis SD........


I was there yesterday.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:43:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By Pita_146:
Might I add, it's an odd perspective rolling down the interstate offramp watching your bike slide away from you at 40 MPH.



It would have been funny if it was a crotch rocket but since its a Harley I to share your pain.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:44:16 PM EST
Glad you are OK - how about an update once you get things sorted out?
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:45:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mojo_Jojo:
Glad you are OK - how about an update once you get things sorted out?

I'm sure. Like I said, I'm sitting at the Perkins in Albert Lee MN stealing the Wifi from the communist bastards at starbucks next door.

Waiting for my Dad to get here with the truck and trailer.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:47:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rosenrot:

Originally Posted By Pita_146:
Might I add, it's an odd perspective rolling down the interstate offramp watching your bike slide away from you at 40 MPH.



It would have been funny if it was a crotch rocket but since its a Harley I to share your pain.


I just got it not even two weeks ago.

Had a Kawasaki Voyager before that.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:47:59 PM EST
Glad you are ok. Did the trailor push the back end out on you?
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:48:55 PM EST
It was caused by either all that extra shit all over the bike or the elevator music blaring from the speakers lulling you to sleep.

Never could understand the reasoning for riding a Ultra or a GeezerGlide. If I wanted comfort, I would plant my ass on a couch.


If it ain't nekkid', it ain't a real bike.

Glad you didn't get too banged up though.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:48:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By GR8TWYT:
Take plenty of time to rehab your injuries (i.e. play COD4) Glad you didn't get too banged up.


I need to get back to that. Maybe I'll call in Wed...I bet I'm gunna be sore as shit.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:51:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By HK91_Tool:
Glad you are ok. Did the trailor push the back end out on you?


No, I don't think so. Honestly I don't REALLY know what happened other than I got on the rear brakes to hard on the wet pavement, and the rear tire was getting kinda low on tread...
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:52:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By JH225:
It was caused by either all that extra shit all over the bike or the elevator music blaring from the speakers lulling you to sleep.

Never could understand the reasoning for riding a Ultra or a GeezerGlide. If I wanted comfort, I would plant my ass on a couch.


If it ain't nekkid', it ain't a real bike.

Glad you didn't get too banged up though.


Actually I was listening to AC/DC. I like my Ultra, great bike. Last I checked your couch can't get you around at 40MPG either.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:53:12 PM EST
Damn glad your ok,The one thing i keep up to date on my car and bike is brakes and tires they will save your ass.good call not running it if it sounds funny,look and smell in your oil tank you might have some gas in there.good luck.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:55:07 PM EST
Trying to catch the bus this morning and look what I find in front of my apartment.




There is a car out of the frame with a messed up bumper. It looks like the car was turning left into my apartment and either didn't signal or the guy on the motorcycle didn't see her signal and rear ended her.


Helicopter taking off.


One of the cops was nice enough to give me and some girl a ride to campus. The busses weren't going to run for a while because of the accident.


All in all a pretty cool day

Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:56:19 PM EST
you're lucky
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:59:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By DernHumpus:
There are two kinds of riders...


And he just joined the "have" club.

Welcome aboard.


Glad you're okay.


-Mark.

Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:01:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By yagermeister:
Damn glad your ok,The one thing i keep up to date on my car and bike is brakes and tires they will save your ass.good call not running it if it sounds funny,look and smell in your oil tank you might have some gas in there.good luck.


I know, and I had every intention of putting a new tire on it as soon as I got home. I knew the tire was kinda "meh" when I left but it wore FAST.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:02:40 PM EST
I don't see how the h you can post from your cramped position where you are, there, all squished down behind the tank.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:03:35 PM EST
Glad youre OK.

Dont let it spook ya though, youre better preparred for the next time.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:07:09 PM EST
As long as you're ok, that's all that matters.

The stuff on the bike can be replaced.

YOU can not.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:07:35 PM EST
your riding an ultra-classic and your dad is picking you up?
hmmm.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:08:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By Deej86:
As long as you're ok, that's all that matters.

The stuff on the bike can be replaced.

YOU can not.


I know

it'll buff right out.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:08:30 PM EST
Nice MS paint.............
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:08:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By chillphil17:
your riding an ultra-classic and your dad is picking you up?
hmmm.


I turned 21 the 29th of May.

Happy fuckin birthday.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:09:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By ultramagbrion:
Glad youre OK.

Dont let it spook ya though, youre better preparred for the next time.


Nah, I'll get back on and ride...not a problem.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:09:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/2/2008 2:10:15 PM EST by Deej86]

Originally Posted By Pita_146:

Originally Posted By Deej86:
As long as you're ok, that's all that matters.

The stuff on the bike can be replaced.

YOU can not.


I know

it'll buff right out.

my dad's got a killer set of tools...he can fix it.

Are you near East Troy/Whitewater/Madison by chance?

Happy belated by the way
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:10:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By prk:
I don't see how the h you can post from your cramped position where you are, there, all squished down behind the tank.


Thats what I was wearing.

Helmet and sweatshirt.

I liked that sweatshirt to.

Oh, and yes smartasses, I was wearing pants to.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:11:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By Deej86:

Originally Posted By Pita_146:

Originally Posted By Deej86:
As long as you're ok, that's all that matters.

The stuff on the bike can be replaced.

YOU can not.


I know

it'll buff right out.

my dad's got a killer set of tools...he can fix it.

Are you near East Troy/Whitewater/Madison by chance?

Happy belated by the way


Only about two or three hours north. I'm up by LaCrosse area
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