I was hoping he would fall, and that video did not disappoint.
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What bike is that?
It wasn't the standing that was the problem apparently - it was sitting back down.
quite the idiot
But he had TWO helmets what could be safer than that?
That poor bike!
What bike he on?
😂 play stupid games ...
OH MY GOD ITS JASON BONED!
I mean, it was even badged as a Decepticon, we all knew what was coming. He got off lucky.
I don't see any sliders. Did you take them off afterwards?
big blue frame sliders that look like fairings?
I'm confused, I don't see any frame sliders? Did they break off or something?
Nothing hurts quite like a bruised ego
That sucks but don’t let it get you down too much. Same thing happened to me years ago but it’s just one of those “shit happens” things.
Were you wearing gear at the time? Wondering how bad the road rash is. Had that happen too by the way. Painful shit happens in that case.
I went down this weekend too, car pulled out in front and I applied to much rear brake and slid.
Frame slider FTW
Probably not really needed as the damage doesn't look too bad, but it's the perfect excuse for a street fighter conversion!
We've all been there.
So there arent any frame sliders. Did you at least have gear on?
Well at least you didn’t dump it trying to turn around in a gas station. That’s the most embarrassing
Yamaha in it's natural habitat, on it's side.
Mine is scratched on the right side... gotta buy new fairings.
Nice, I hit a coyote a couple months ago without sliders and the damage wasn't toooooo terribly bad.
I think when all was said and done it was about 1500 in total cost. Turns out a rubber pad was the most expensive thing needing replacement.
I also have some wicked sweet scars on my leg too!
(I seldom wear my riding pants, they would have been great for this accident)
I had some cheap eBay sliders that just snapped off, had to replace fairings. They were probably good for tip overs but couldn't handle a 25mph low side.
Why does your ego hurt? Moto GP racers go down and they are ok with it, does your ego think it's better then Moto GP racers?
Frame slider came off/i took the rest off after i got the bike up. And yes I was wearing my gear. Gravels just a b
Road rash? Wear proper gear.
frame sliders are a great way to break a motor mount. get a cage.
Bikes fall over, it happens. Nothing to bruise your ego over.
What's the born on date on the sidewall? Typically 2 digit year 2 digit week number, in a circle.
You don’t get unconditional warranty on it?
I have never experienced failure like this. E.g. I've gone through 2 sets of nobby Metzlers in similar riding conditions with no problems (mostly country road / light forest trail).
So I cannot recommend the tyres in good faith. They don't even have 300kms on them yet.
I'm no expert but it's common knowledge that Michelin makes fantastic tires. That looks like it hit something really nasty with a lot of energy and so it broke. Good rubber is great but it's not impervious. A worse tire might have failed entirely in the same spot. Just cause you've ridden the road before doesn't mean you took the exact same track that this tire did and rolled across the same ground.
Also I'm not a knobby user but this doesn't look like catastrophic failure. It's one knob out of how many over the whole tire? Yes it's a wound but I bet it still performs just fine.
Isn't this a brand new line of tires for Michelin? I'm wondering if you got tires rated for a lighter bike
I have read several horror stories about that series of tires. noise and premature wear are the most common complaints.
I decided to give MOTOZ Tractionator a shot and im 10k miles into the set they have plenty of life left and have been great in the grip department. I aired them down to 12 psi when riding through death valley and never had a problem in sand or rocks. ride around town at 40 psi and always feel confident.
Check the date code on the tires. It is listed as week/year. I suspect it's old rubber.
As apart of a club ride, 15 motorcycles (5 Monsters, 4 Panigales, 3 Multistradas, 2 Scramblers, and 1 Hypermotard) and 17 members took to the road into Oman. Across 2 days we did 1,100 kms and enjoyed some of the best and worst roads in the area.
The third most beautiful bike ever made! Second most beautiful goes to the Panigale 1199 and the first place goes to the Panigale 1299!
Just curious what was the temperature during the ride, just looking at the picture with full leathers combined with the ducati heated seat!I'm sure a great time for all on the ride.
Saw your convoy. We’re you the guys with the Ducati van following you just in case stuff breaks? Saw you at the resort on the hill which shall remain nameless for anonymity
Now that would be a cool place to ride.
Great pic mate
That's me laying on the road. Got rear ended at a stop light. Blew my knee up, but thankfully my gear did its job and I was able to leave the hospital under my own power later that night.
Gear and insurance (for the bikes revival). Glad you're okay.
I'm never ever going to ride without gear after an accident. Without it it would be much more damage than just a few bruises.
Anddd this is why I stare directly into my rear views until the car behind me comes to a stop safely.
ATGATT saves again. Even riding my scooter, I wear body armor.
Any of your gear you'd especially recommend?
So you saying if i dont have my gear i can die? Where do i sign up?
I'm a new rider and went to the grocery store the other day and decided I didn't need to wear my riding jeans. When I was riding through my alley on the way back home I just froze up looking at a big pothole near my parking spaces and almost ran straight into my truck! Luckily didn't hit the truck or drop the bike but slammed my shin into my peg really hard, didn't break anything but now there's a painful bruise on my shin that wouldn't be there if I had been wearing my riding jeans instead of my regular jeans!
A quick lesson for me in humility. I'm glad it didn't cost more.
Glad you are ok!
Front end of your bike doesn't look damaged so I'm guessing you weren't pushed into anything. How'd your knee get blown up? Bike ended up on top of it or just impact of the ground?
Glad you’re okay. Were you at a complete stop?
Glad you’re okay man
Finally bought some Spidi boots & an RST 2-piece leather trousers/jacket. One day last week I just wanted to “nip out to the shop” so threw on my A* textile jacket and RST jeans and RST ankle boot things and can’t believe how naked I felt and how I’d do that for the previous 3 years!!
Oh fuck is that Stony Trail?Sucks bro
Glad you’re okay but I’m trying to figure out who hit you and where the other rider is.
Thanks for the inspiration. I always feel a little strange all geared up on a hot day but maybe someday it'll pay off, like it did for you.
One more thing, not related to the topic but: take it easy in the road after the winter break.
I drove yesterday though the country and saw three accidents on the first beautiful riding days this year.
Two of the to fast, the third hit gravel on the corner.
Many moons ago I ended up underneath a car that pulled out on me, with the wheel resting on top of me. Gear saved my life, I'm glad it did yours.
Thanks for the reminder. I hate the gear but these " moments of clarity" keep me putting it on.
Not to take away from your post, but did you go for much of a slide?
I mean, the helmet and gloves are always good, but the best kangaroo leather suit won't save you from impact injuries, and you can get back protectors to wear over a t-shirt if you're into that kind of thing.
Glad the guys ok. I wonder if he'll switch to high vis gear? I always find it ironic that a lot of safety gear is dark colored.
Looks like Rte 90 near the perimeter. Take care man get healed up so you're cruising when it's finally nice out.
So can not driving aggressively and beyond your limits.
Fug dude, that's not a good sight to see. Glad you were able to walk away that day. Any idea if the person was on their phone or what happened?
I like how the color scheme matches the stegosaurus.
What helmet is that? Doesn't look like a motorcycle one to me
Fuck you must be bored!
Hah Harley riders wearing helmets, good one
This is me everyday at work at a Harley dealership while riding a Yamaha.
And a Triumph jacket 😂. Actually my Yamie has got the most love outside of Harley Dealers.
I lolled at this.
Too funny!! Also relateable as a ride a Honda CBR 600.
I used to take my Hondas to a Harley dealership for the yearly state inspection because it's close, and there was never any wait. When I'd take my '71 CB750 in, the showroom and shop would clear out while all the old guys drooled over it and talked about how they "used to have one just like it". No Harleys got any attention when I was there.
Weird flex, but ok...
I wanna see a full image of yo bike. Havent seen that design
How're the roads up there this year? Any improvement over the last 2?
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