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Re: ST Crashes
Well it sound like I have the best record. 8 years with only 2 minor
incidences and then only in my first 2 months of riding.
My 1st was me running in to the back of a car from a stop at a right
hand turn stop sign. I didn't go very far (only about 2 feet before
hitting). For some reason, I thought he already gone and I was busy
looking at oncoming traffic. No damage to the Yamaha that I was
riding at the time, nor to me. (sure was embarrassing though).
2nd was me pulling off into crushed wood kind stuff median. I was
pulling off as all my gear just slipped of the back of the bike. Doe!
As I was stopping in the in this stuff, I slide my bike down.
Good thing I was only going a couple mph. Again no damage to me or
my Yamaha 500. (But again very embarrassing)
I had that bike for 5 years and it was my only transportation for
2 of them. Since then I have also had a Honda 750 CB for about 3
years. (sold it about 5 years ago).
And now, I have an ST with 600 miles. And no other incidences.
Why? its mainly because, I don't try to push my skill level and
I keep it calm on the road with other traffic. Also, I must
just be lucky as I never had a car just come along and hit me.
Knock on wood...
I remember this guy in my Motorcycle tranning course I just took
last month. The course was just 2 weekends. Well in that one week
this one guy with a Ninja crashed 3 times. All not his fault, but
really they were. I never saw a bike so beat up that you could
still ride... well kinda anyway...the rear brake lever was just
PS. I broke 100 mph for the first time 2 weeks ago and it was fun.
>Stuart Mumford wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Subject: ST crashes
> > I too had been struck by the number of crashes, or, more precisely, by
> > the number of 0-5 mph drops.
> I darn near dropped mine while seated with the engine off, pushing it
> backwards along the sidewalk in front of a restaurant in order to park right
> by the front door. I had her tipped way way over and through my Herculean
> strentgh ( and a quart of adrenalin ) saved the potential tip. After lifting
> up my dropped KLR 650 frequently, I can only conclude 1 of 2 things. Either
> A#1 $12000 means a lot more to me than most or B#2 I have been lucky to this
> On the other hand, I think we have all heard the saying " 2 kinds of riders,
> those that have gone down, and those that are on the way". Is there anyone
> on this list who has never crashed? I personally ate the back of a station
> wagon while on a 76 XT 500. Hot summer day, girl on the sidewalk in Daisy
> Duke shorts, you figure it out.
> CA Stu
> 99 KLR 650 < I love the ground.
> 99 Sprint ST < I am way too expensive to beat, take the other bike today.
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