Dag nab it, happened again

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by kerf, Sep 27, 2008.

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  1. kerf

    kerf Guest

    Went on a pre-dawn ride today, was in a turn lane behind a pickup. Light changed and we started down the turn lane when the bike started to rumble. I made the turn and pulled over to find my muffler bracket had scummed to vibration and my muffler was a block way in the middle of the other lane. Anyway, retrieved the muffler and came home for repairs, which were completed without incident. That's when things turned sour.

    I had set the bike off the two sawhorses and sheet of plywood that I was using as an "operating table" and cranked her up. The throttle was stuck wide open (again) and when it caught, she took off. I only had a handful of starter rope, the bike pulled a four foot wheel stand and luckily plowed into the operating table and I managed to pull it down on its side. After I shut her down I noticed 5 feet of skid mark on the floor from tire spin. This time, it looks like I escaped without damage. Seems like I learn ever so slow.

  2. TwoWalks

    TwoWalks Member

    Why do I get this vision of a guy running down the street chasing a riderless bicycle :grin:

    Glad there was no damage to life or property
  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    been there and done that -- with other machines

    man oh man --- I know --- IT HAPPENS SO FAST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    thank God no one got hurt !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    be careful when we ride that thing Mountainman
  4. kerf

    kerf Guest

    The two times it happened, I was in the basement but I've had that same vision.
  5. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Sounds hairy Kerf. I'm curious how that happens, stuck throttle. What gets hung up?
  6. kerf

    kerf Guest

    I think, while working on the muffler, I inadvertently pulled the throttle cable housing out of the adjustment fitting on the carb.
  7. tinman

    tinman New Member

    Maybee you should think of some kind of saftey kill switch. I'm thinking of somthing like some jet skiis use. a small lanyard to a pin killswitch so if ya fall off or somthing happens, were it gets away from you, it stops.
  8. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member


    this is the first time I've seen this thread......too funny!!

    woulda been a sight to see!!

    Thanks Kerf, for sharing!!
  9. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    maybe it's our age ?? still learning at 58

    well I relate to this
    but also admit
    this still learning at 58 years old -- get's kind of old

    but -- you escaped without damage

    it don't get better than that !!!

    ride that THING and best while on the seat when we do it
  10. kerf

    kerf Guest

    Sometime I'll tell you what I've learned from nail guns. You ever seen a 58 YO fat man jump around the shop like a baboon. Just glad no women and children were present.
  11. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    So was it the Chun Yang engine and Dominator pipe?:sweatdrop:
  12. kerf

    kerf Guest

    460 no pipe. That thing gains rpm kinda quick, especially if no one sitting on the saddle.
  13. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    Oh yes. You made your own resonator and quieted down the 460 noise.:detective: