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 Post subject: Accident
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 10:49 pm 
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Had a ride out over Middleton in Teesdale today and just before the summit at Hartside came across a biker who had just crashed, blown off the road by the wind. Stayed with him till the police turned up. I think he had broken his shoulder or collarbone but unhurt apart from that. Lucky really, could have been a lot worse. He was only going around 40mph, which sounded about right given how far the bike had slid in the gravel.

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 Post subject: Re: Accident
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 6:45 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Accident
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 9:48 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Accident
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 10:03 am 
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Full fairing bike?


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 Post subject: Re: Accident
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 12:11 pm 
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TOPGUMM wrote:
Full fairing bike?

It wouldn't be now ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Accident
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 12:42 pm 
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lOl write off. Big bikes suffer from wind. :ill:


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 Post subject: Re: Accident
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:46 pm 
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It was an ER6, he'd come over the rise and the wind had shoved him into the edge of a lay-by which unfortunately was gravel and then he hit a huge pothole which chucked him off. It was a strong wind up there which caught him out. Scraped fairing and broken footrest looked like the only damage.

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 Post subject: Re: Accident
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:31 pm 
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I constantly hear from people older than I, 51, about how light and quick bikes were 50 years ago. And living in the land of 18-22 wheelers and 1 ton dually pickup trucks, having been blown across a lane by their wind blast while on 1000+ cc bikes, or even traveling N-S through the Plains states where the E-W crosswinds will blow you into the next county, there's something to be said of some heft, whether there's a full fairing or not.

The worst I'd ever experienced was hurricane season riding across the bridges from the mainland into Key West, Florida. Atlantic winds nearly took my dad (HD Heritage Softtail) and I on my trusty BMW R bike, over the sides but stopping wasn't an option. We'd ride during tropical storms anyway, but this particular hurricane, Charley, actually made landfall a few days after we left our 2 days there. I'd think at 525 lbs and 780 lbs, the added weight kept us on the ground. Cross-country trips and commuting daily, I don't mind the added mass.

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 Post subject: Re: Accident
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:11 pm 
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x1glider wrote:
I'd think at 525 lbs and 780 lbs, the added weight kept us on the ground.

Fuck me! :shock:...you two must have eaten a lot of burgers! ;) lOl

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