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Feb 25th 2019, 11:34 AM   #1
 Andonon's Avatar
 
  Jul 2018
  Mill Creek

  06 SV650S
Exclamation Be careful it's sandy out there!

Put my SV650S under a car this morning pulling into Chevron in Bothell, didn't see him coming through while I was slowly passing one stopped car on the shoulder to get into the gas station. Slipped on sand. Be super careful out there winter riders.

There are two kinds of riders, I just joined the latter. Bruised leg. Full gear on. No injury. Rode away.

*He didn't see me* I expected that. Ride like they don't see you! Good luck out there. I'll be back on the in a couple days, some duct tape and adjustments and I should be good till summer when I'll get a new front fairing.
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Feb 25th 2019, 01:40 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Here

What gets me every time is the slippery little ramp-o-grime in the gutter in front of curb cuts leading to driveways and parking lots, when the curb cuts are an inch or two above the asphalt. This time of year that gutter space is full of mud and worse and if you cross at an angle while giving it a little gas at zero miles per hour your back tire will surprise you. Fell right over into the street strip at a friend's house once this season, thankfully onto nice soft ground cover.
Feb 25th 2019, 02:14 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Aprilia Scarabeo
Ouch! Ride safe!
Feb 25th 2019, 07:24 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Glad you did not get seriously hurt. Lots of crap all over the roads right now.
Feb 26th 2019, 04:21 PM   #5
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  Jan 2018
  near the Socialist Republic of Seattle

  '13 BMW S1000RR
If I may add to the "stuff" on the road, there is a lot of "spikey" debris on the road, too. Broken snow-chain bits, and other loose shrapnel; I encourage riders to keep an eye on those tires even more during this time.

Bear in mind the said bits & shrapnel can easily become airborne by a car in front of you, too. Might be a good idea to stay back and keep that lid on tightly.
Feb 28th 2019, 12:53 PM   #6
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
Gotta get a Grom - shorter vertical drop.
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Feb 28th 2019, 01:12 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Here

In that case make it an H-D Fat Boy. Seat height four to six inches lower than the Grom, depending on what you had for lunch.
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Feb 28th 2019, 02:04 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
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Originally Posted by WarpShatner7
In that case make it an H-D Fat Boy. Seat height four to six inches lower than the Grom, depending on what you had for lunch.
But I think your ankle would prefer the Grom resting on it?!
Feb 28th 2019, 03:24 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Watched a couple guys riding Grom's on the beach last year. Probably went down 3-4 times in the short time I was watching them. Laughing their butt's off, getting back on and wallowing down the beach some more. They were not 'small' either...
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Feb 28th 2019, 08:40 PM   #10
 
  Jan 2016
  Gig Harbor

  BMW F650GS / BMW R12R
A heavily-sanded corner near Manchester almost got me this afternoon. From my approach angle the sand wasn't visible at all...front end pushed out twice within a couple of seconds near the apex and I almost low-sided each time. I managed to recover but it was just lucky. Dropping the bike would certainly have put a damper on a beautiful, sunny afternoon.
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Mar 1st 2019, 05:24 AM   #11
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
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Originally Posted by WarpShatner7
In that case make it an H-D Fat Boy. Seat height four to six inches lower than the Grom, depending on what you had for lunch.
I rode a FatBoy for a while. First HD. It was smooth, efficient, bullet-proof (TC88, 2004), pretty (for HOG) heavy, and tight (not a drop of oil leaked or burnt, ever). And it was ZERO fun to ride. Same for all 5 of my Harleys except for the Nightster. That 1200 Sporty motor is actually pretty fun.

That said, if you rode your FatBoy to lunch, we KNOW what you'd have: double bacon cheeseburger with garlic fries and half a pitcher of IPA. You only had half because your Tinder date drank the other half before the fries even arrived because her neck tattoo was still fresh and itchy and the novelty Nat-Zee helmet you provided for her gave her a headache because the bolt holding the Kaiser spike on the top was too long.

Edited by Sentinel on Mar 1st 2019 at 05:26 AM
Mar 1st 2019, 07:00 AM   #12
 
  Apr 2016
  WA

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Originally Posted by Sentinel
I rode a FatBoy for a while. First HD. It was smooth, efficient, bullet-proof (TC88, 2004), pretty (for HOG) heavy, and tight (not a drop of oil leaked or burnt, ever). And it was ZERO fun to ride. Same for all 5 of my Harleys except for the Nightster. That 1200 Sporty motor is actually pretty fun.

That said, if you rode your FatBoy to lunch, we KNOW what you'd have: double bacon cheeseburger with garlic fries and half a pitcher of IPA. You only had half because your Tinder date drank the other half before the fries even arrived because her neck tattoo was still fresh and itchy and the novelty Nat-Zee helmet you provided for her gave her a headache because the bolt holding the Kaiser spike on the top was too long.
Just beautiful
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