Safety Be Shure to check your bike for EVERYTHING!!

Discussion in 'Travelling, Commuting & Safety' started by tractorboy8420, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. tractorboy8420

    tractorboy8420 New Member

    Well this all hapend on easter sunday, i just got finnished moving my motor to a huffy cruser and wanted to try it out, you know, nice day, sunday, what could go wrong right? so i got on the road and it all seemed good, nice and smooth, verry comfterable as a materafact, well eny way, i manedged to go about 4 miles when BOOM!! out of absolute know where i when over, road rash on all my side (still numb) and a broken clavical, had to walk about 1/4 of a mile to a friends house with a throbbing sholder and road burn just about littlerly up the wazzu... I came to find that the frount fender cought the wheel and wrapped around the axial causing me to stop verry verry fast...

    the point here is to check for every thing you can posibly think of, even if it seems like it could never cause enny harm... check it... i never thought the fender would have cought the wheel but it did, so just check it all over first! i did not and that was all my fault, i did test runs but never long distence yet, so thats why you should check out every thing! i am lucky, my helmet was on! could have been much much wors!

    oh and the bike and motor are just fine now, lol we both healed nicly!

  2. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    Oh man !!!

    That sucks dude .... Yea I chunked my fenders last Year.. I just cound't trust them with my A** !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. snakedoctor

    snakedoctor New Member

    You are very lucky that you are not seriously injured. I always pre flight my bike before riding, just like an airplane pilot pre-flights his airplane. It may take a few minutes, but it's well worth it. Hope you heal quickly and get back in the saddle again.
  4. tractorboy8420

    tractorboy8420 New Member

    oh dont worry i all healed up now lol
  5. speaking about fenders,when the tab on my fender broke the fender stayed right where it was, cause its also held in place by the fender mounts which are held in place by the wheel nuts that are suposed to be tight. I recommend replacing the metal tab and adding a platic tie. I since replaced my metal fender with a plastic one.
  6. snakedoctor

    snakedoctor New Member

    Good idea. My fender is attached the same way. Plastice fender may be the way to go.
  7. biker61

    biker61 New Member

    I pull the fenders off,too many close calls.
  8. DuctTapedGoat

    DuctTapedGoat Active Member

    Fenders and chainguards and gearshifters oh my