2 stroke first time in the rain

Discussion in 'Travelling, Commuting & Safety' started by benjy6, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. benjy6

    benjy6 Member

    after reading about everyone who has gone out in the rain, yesterday was my first time to try my 2 stroke engine mounted engine in the rain.

    started out fine , actually great, rode for about 20 minutes

    as im coming back down the street i originally rode on for 20 minutes, i go across a GREEN LIGHT and as im doing so, a car shoots out from a side street to get ahead of me.

    as i see him doing this i veer left out of the bicycle lane and next i know im on the ground.

    as it turns out as i went left my back tire was just coming up on the white bycicle picture on the street and as i leaned a little left my rear tire lost traction on the picture and i went down with a crash.

    luckly i wasnt going fast .

    bike was fine something hapeened to the clutch and wouldnt engage so i peddeled home.

    took the clutch arm and plate off and cleaned it out while i had it off.

    found nothing put it back on and it worked.

    inspected everything and rode it around and it was fine.

    also while i had it off i realigned the clutch arm and now it works like a charm.

    after i checked my baby to see if she was alright, i then went and got some water, and cleaned the dirt out of my cuts from falling.

    today i can feel exactly what parts of my body hit that road.

    my shoulders, elbows, arm muscles, knees, and chest muscles hurt today.


  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    riding in the rain --- CAREFUL !!!

    I hope that many take NOTICE of your (paint on roadway remark)

    as you found out -- the hard way -- THAT PAINT IS SLIPPERY WHEN WET !!!

    glad that you didn't break any bones -- or worse

    yes - as you may have noticed from my thread
    yesterday was also my -- first WET day of riding
    after that -- as you have stated -- HOT SHOWER -- FELT SOOO GOOD !!!

    be careful when we RIDE THOSE THINGS IN THE RAIN !!!
  3. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Yup, slipperiness is a BIG problem in the rain.

    But I'm glad you're more or less allright.

    Bad weather absolutely requires less speed and more caution. Quite a bit of each.
  4. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    Road paint can be slippery any time, I dumped on my old motorcycle because I overtorqued it while doing a quick weave around a parked car sticking out in the road. Next thing I know the bike was sideways and I was doing somekind of superman maneuver.
    Road paint sucks, avoid it if possible but if unavoidable ride on it like it was ice.
  5. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    ride that THING over the paint -- CAREFUL !!!

    so right - SirJakesus

    it would be our hopes here -- to help others avoid -- mistakes made by us
    and we wish to drive the point home here -- regarding our fellow MB riders

    when you see anything painted on the roadway -- CAUTION !!!

    that paint can put us down in a split second
    should always be crossed -- straight across
    being extra careful if making turns on painted road areas

    and as SirJ has stated --- ROAD PAINT CAN BE SLIPPERY ANY TIME
    even when all conditions are DRY

    and when road paint is wet --- LOOK OUT !!!

    hope that we may have saved one person from one crash as they

    ride that THING over the paint on the roadway !!!
  6. benjy6

    benjy6 Member

    and on the topic of falling

    dont let it scare u.
    figure out y u fell, what made u fall, where u fell.