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Posted: 6/2/2008 2:32:46 PM EDT
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 2:34:19 PM EDT
I don't see anything wrong.  Keep riding it.  
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:34:39 PM EDT
Whats wrong with the bike?
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:34:52 PM EDT
Very informative MS Paint presentation..  
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:34:56 PM EDT
Any damage to you?

The bike doesn't look too bad off...
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:35:13 PM EDT
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 2:36:02 PM EDT
It sounds like you ar ok. This I am glad to assume by your posting here.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:37:01 PM EDT

Quoted:
Any damage to you?

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


+1

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

Quoted:
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 2:37:57 PM EDT
Looks like you got away pretty much ok
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:38:20 PM EDT
Glad your OK!
I see mud on bike, no scratches or dings.. so whats the dealio?
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:38:41 PM EDT
Hope the bike is OK .

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

Quoted:
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 2:39:19 PM EDT
That sucks ass, hope the bike is ok
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:39:29 PM EDT
Sucks.

Sorry bud.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:40:13 PM EDT
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 2:40:17 PM EDT
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 2:40:39 PM EDT
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 2:40:40 PM EDT
I had a dresser just like that a few years ago , I crashed it at Sturgis SD........
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:40:59 PM EDT
There are two kinds of riders...
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:42:10 PM EDT

Quoted:
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 2:42:20 PM EDT
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 2:42:55 PM EDT

Quoted:
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 2:43:10 PM EDT

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

Quoted:
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 2:43:37 PM EDT

Quoted:
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 2:44:16 PM EDT
Glad you are OK - how about an update once you get things sorted out?
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:45:16 PM EDT

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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 2:47:32 PM EDT

Quoted:

Quoted:
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 2:47:59 PM EDT
Glad you are ok.  Did the trailor push the back end out on you?
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:48:55 PM EDT
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 2:48:58 PM EDT

Quoted:
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 2:51:02 PM EDT

Quoted:
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 2:52:50 PM EDT

Quoted:
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 2:53:12 PM EDT
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 2:55:07 PM EDT
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 2:56:19 PM EDT
you're lucky
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:59:05 PM EDT

Quoted:
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 3:01:10 PM EDT

Quoted:
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 3:02:40 PM EDT
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 3:03:35 PM EDT
Glad youre OK.

Dont let it spook ya though, youre better preparred for the next time.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 3:07:09 PM EDT
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 3:07:35 PM EDT
your riding an ultra-classic and your dad is picking you up?
hmmm.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 3:08:04 PM EDT

Quoted:
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 3:08:30 PM EDT
Nice MS paint.............
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 3:08:55 PM EDT

Quoted:
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 3:09:18 PM EDT

Quoted:
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 3:09:49 PM EDT

Quoted:

Quoted:
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 3:10:14 PM EDT

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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 3:11:07 PM EDT

Quoted:

Quoted:

Quoted:
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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