was on a country road doing about a buck, didnt brake soon enough, i slammed both brakes and the rear just locked and i started swerving on some loose gravel and went into a ditch and hit my head on a speed limit pole. glad i had a lid on
leaving tower records on my 3 week old 05 600rr, took off to fast, on cold tires, the rear end whipped side to side, i didnt drop it, but my leg hit my rear brake lever and bent the hell out of it and i **** my pants
free tip- make sure tires are warm before opening that thing open!
just got my mirrors and signals on and working on my 75 kawi, but wasn't experienced enough to use them religiously. went to pull a left turn by sliding right before the turn and then hookin it lookin real cool, and the van i didn't know was behind me thought i was parking and passed me. i almost dropped the bike in the middle of the street, and they had to swerve. was like 10-20 mph, and still almost died...
if you aren't familiar w/ common concepts like locking a wheel during braking, plz plz be careful. go to an MSF course. or at least find a riding buddy who can coach you. drive like you're invisible. don't get dead.
1 week after buying it, it being my first bike ever, I had some dumbass run a red light as I was in the intersection. Luckily I was in 2nd going about 40, so I gunned it and he barely missed me. He proceeded to try to run away from me, b/c I was obviously quite disgruntled. We finally got a light together where I promptly informed him of my opinion of his driving skills, as well as the promiscuity of his mother and other relatives of his.
First day I rode it, I was trying to figure out turning, and didn't quite make one. I did a little offroading, and luckily didn't fall over. :icon_lol:
Within a week of having the RR, coming around a fairly simple corner and I started to stare at the gravel on the edge of the road, Well shucks, the bike went right for it. I kept it up but it was fun for a few seconds. BEWARE TARGET FIXATION.
1st day riding- didn't want to lean to far over and careened into the wrong side of a 2 way street- Nobody coming thank GOD, but made me realize that you have to respect and understand all aspects of riding: Your skills & limitations, your bike's too. Also don't take anything for granted(4 wheeled stupidity & ignorance) and BE PREPARED!!!
500feet out of the dealer parking lot, I was turning right on to a major street. The
the intersection is at a banked left turn, so the banking is going down hill and away
from me. It's a busy street, so I jumped into traffic. Brand new tire, too much gas,
and it got real squirrelly real fast. Left, right, left, right went the back tire, I let go of
the gas and it snapped upright. Thank god I didn't drop my brand new bike with 1 mile
on it. WHEW! That was a close one.
I pull up to a red light. I'm behind two cars. The light turns green, the cars go. About four feet into the intersection, the first car in line is t-boned as someone runs the red light at about 30mph. It smashes into the car in the next lane causing a three car pileup. I stop, think briefly about the meaning of life, then creep on by. Sweating bullets.
Watch everything around you. Let cars go first at intersections to act as buffers. Don't run stale yellow lights. Don't emergency stop for newly yellow lights.
a friend of mine was telling me about a electronic visor that can switch from smoked to clear.
i have seen similar idea on airplane windows, they have a lcd i think in between them.
any one know if they are for sale?
also he said he saw one that has daemon eyes on it that are leds, ever see?
I have tried to change from khp to mph the normal way ..... 'when on trip A press the reset button' - it does not work for me.
My speedo seems to be stuck on kph.
Anyone else have this problem? If so did you manage to changeto mph?
Anyone know why it would be stuck on kph?
So, below are a couple of pics from my old 1992 CBR600 (f2) - bought as the flamed pirelli, purchased some fairings from China for £350 and fitted myself - and I loved this bike.
Smashed it to bits at 4am one morning on my commute, taking a corner far too late - totally my fault.
No idea how this happened but the coolant overflow tank somehow got a hole in the top. It looks burned but it's not by the head or exhaust. No coolant was left in it. I noticed it when I was changing the oil.