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  • KnightRider
    started a topic Extremely close call.....ALMOST went down.

    Extremely close call.....ALMOST went down.

    Yesterday I got off work. Rode home. No Problems.
    I came home to my box from Bikebandit.com of new brake pads. EBC HH pads, they were cheaper than Dennis & Kirk.
    Changed the pads out and went for a ride to get something to eat and to seat the new pads.
    Had a nice dinner with the lady and was riding home. She got home before I did....and I wasn't far behind. I was on an exit ramp I take EVERY day with NO problems. When a car and truck cut me off just as I am exiting onto the ramp.
    Since I wasn't used to the new pads reaction to my grabbing at the brakes hard.....I locked both the front and rear up.....and headed for the grass after looking very SQUIDLY! I was all set to just let the bike go and jump off since I was doing around 65.......but kept it upright and to my surprise avoided any damage, to myself or the bike.
    I was very happy to see that 3 people had stopped on the offramp shoulder waiting for me.......needless to say I was in a state of shock.....but amazed. I am thankful for them stopping, incase something happened, and amazingly during all of that, my back pack fell off my shoulders?!?!?!?! A guy drove it up to me and stated he saw what happened, and he was expexting me to loose it. I came within feet of a 2' rock ledge along the ramp........

    I got home after thanking the people for stopping and hugged my fiance. I am thankful everything ended up being okay. I will keep an eye out for people even more.......I thought I was watchful enough.

    Thanks for reading this,....I just thought I would share it in hopes everyone will give a second thought before exiting, entering and crossing intersections.

    Be Safe -Eric

  • SweetLou
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    I hate people. Specially those that are in there own little world, and think that they own the frigging road.

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  • WildKat
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    She loves me even if I shiat myself.
    now thats true love..

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  • duff daddy
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    good job buddy dont wanna wreck that nice bike, cuz then we wont see more pics of your girl on the bike .... haha jk

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  • MTFYR
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    Isn't amazing when instincts take over. You look back and go
    "how did I do that, Whew!!!"

    Nice save glad you made it through



    I got home after thanking the people for stopping and hugged my fiance.

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  • KnightRider
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    Originally posted by Katgirl
    So gald you're ok! Good skills keeping her up!
    Did you hug your fiance before or after you changed your pants?
    I most certainly did not. She loves me even if I shiat myself.

    Thanks guys for the comments, means a lot hearing that all of you would be there for fellow Kat riders.

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  • KatDan
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    i hope you put on clean underwear when you got home!

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  • Sagan
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    Nice Save!

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  • Char
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    That's where the, "I hate people!" come into play. Some people can be total arseholes on the road. BUT...I'm glad that everything played out for the best and no harm was done to YOU or the bike. *hugs*

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  • Katgirl
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    So gald you're ok! Good skills keeping her up!
    Did you hug your fiance before or after you changed your pants?

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  • Black
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    Glad you're okay. Could have easily been a lot worse situation.

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  • ThAzKat
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    I am glad to hear you are ok but grabing the rear brake is a very bad thing!!

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  • Lagmo
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    I've had my Kat on the grass once, when i went wide in a turn. It's surprisingly steady on uneven ground(if you manage to keep it together and don't freak out).

    Your experience does sound like a hair-raiser though, glad you're ok

    On a side note: Three local teens got in an car accident 3 days ago here, one seriously injured(the driver), one dead, the girl who was riding in the back got off with the shock and a small scratch on the arm.

    I knew the kid who died and the driver, they used to come around all the time to have their scooters fixed/buying parts at my dads workshop.
    That was before they got their license...
    and their parents agreed to loan them money for a 150mph car... and the insurrance...and the people at the party they where at that let them drive drunk...

    Worst part is i've had my own 'Offroad Experience' in exactly the same spot a few years back

    That was on the old CZ 185 though(sidestand jerked loose and hit the pavement in the turn)and all i did was hit the ploughed field and bend up the frontend.
    Got off with a twisted ankle but the experience stays with me still.

    Dunno if i have a point? Just ride safe, learn from dearly bought experiences and watch out for drunken/cell phone/generally mad cagers

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  • KnightRider
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    Thanks guys. Yeah......this was WAY to close for comfort. I will be taking backroads for a little while, that just scared the SHIAT out of me. I went back to see my tracks......I will try to get some pictures of the off-road excursion.

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  • The CyberPoet
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    Re: Extremely close call.....ALMOST went down.

    Originally posted by KnightRider
    EBC HH pads... Since I wasn't used to the new pads reaction to my grabbing at the brakes hard..
    Yup. It's a world of difference, isn't it?

    Glad you're ok.

    Just be careful if you ride someone else's bike -- you never know what their brakes are like at first (could be miserable or way too sharp).

    Cheers
    =-= The CyberPoet

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