Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Tallahassee, Fl, USA
I had mentioned that I was going to the No.Ga. mountains last week.
On Thursday about 8 of us headed over to Deal's Gap and we were hustling along pretty good for a few hours. As we were leaving Highland on the way to Franklin on 28, there was some kinda diesel fuel or coolant on the road and I did my best to not get any on my tires, but . . . . So, we're in traffic going 30 into a 30 mph right turn and as soon as I lean, wham - the front tire washes out and I hit the ground and start rolling towards the right shoulder of my lane while the Duc goes screeching into the oncoming lane. My riding buddies, Wes and Jesse and Kazman start directing traffic, Andy and Justin pick up my bike and got it out of harm's way. Meanhwile, when I stopped rolling I look around and see that I'm safely off the road and then I start checking out body parts for damage. Well, my left pinky hurt a little and my right knee hurt a little, but surprsingly, I felt pretty good. The Duc also came out surprisingly well, so I got back on the bike and we headed to Franklin for lunch.
After lunch 4 of us headed back to our campground. My knee was a little bruised and the swelling is almost all gone now and my pinky is just a little sore. My helmet, boots, gloves, pants and jacket all got roadrash. Thank God for good gear.
For those of you who have replaced certain items, I could use a little help.
My front brake lever did not break, but half of the ball is ground off and my stock clutch cover's got some rash, so if any one has those parts and is willing to deal, please send me a pm.
The front axle and engine sliders (R&G) did their jobs but the rear brake lever will have to be replaced. The passenger foot peg acted like a slider and saved the exhaust. The rider footpeg has a little rash underneath and then folded up like it's supposed to. I'll also need to get another CRG lanesplitter, but other than that, the bike held up really well.