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Don't ride at all with a known problem and even if you think you look silly wear better gear. This happened yesterday about 15 miles from where I live.

The back story is that the rider knew there was something wrong with his bike but continued to ride it anyway. The person that was filming was a friend of his following him because they knew something was up with the bike because it had done it numerous times before this specific one that ended badly as you'll see.

The result was massive road rash on his upper body and a badly broken nose due to the style of helmet he wore.

 

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Wow. That lesson will be remembered the rest of his life. Road rash is no fun. Here is the story of one our local girls that had a real bad experience many years ago. Wear your gear out there. Sweat wipes off.
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Hate seeing things like this happen but sometimes it's only way some people will learn. Always give your bike a once over and if somethings wrong, get it fixed before going for a ride. Especially getting on the freeway at that.
 

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My lord, saw that plastered all over the local news here in San Diego yesterday. I mean, the guy couldn't have been moving (forward) more than ~50 mph or so. It's obvious to me the root cause of this mishap was the excessive load of narcotics attached to the rear of his bike. Gotta' plan ahead and balance out that $hit, know what I mean?

Not tootin' my own (well maybe) heading home from Borrego Springs last Wednesday on my '10' on a totally clear long open straight got her up to 152mph at about 75% throttle, took about ~13 seconds until I released - given the real-estate who knows. Not a single wobble to be had.

Maybe I'll give Chubby Checker a ring and see if he's got some advice.
 
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