Motorcycle Forum banner

Close calls, tell me yours

4586 Views 43 Replies 24 Participants Last post by  cattzap
I ride an 08 GSXR 750 and bought it brand new. A few months after I got it I was out on a late night island ride with a pretty big group of riders, about 30 or so and all on sportbikes. We had a general set of rules for these rides such as no stunting in formation and whatnot, but it being a casual Friday night group, there were always newcomers, which meant we didnt know anything about them. Well i was riding in the second row and we were all two wide on this road that weant along a cliff with ocean on the bottom. Its an awesome ride,...usually, but not this night. I saw in my mirrors the guy's lights behind me goin up and down, he was riding wheelies. I looked back at the road in front of me and then noticed headlights on the hills to my left! I looked back in my mirrors just in time to see sparks and a beautiful yellow GSXR sliding up behind me,...FAST! I braced for impact and soon was riding an indo right towards the cliff! The back had slammed into my rear tire and flipped me up! I was able to wrestle my bike back down just in time before i was fish food and to see the guy go sliding down the road passing me! I came to a quick stop, removed my pearls from up where they dont belong, and made a B-line to the fallen rider and his bike. I had every intention of hurting this guy but the road had done enough to him, and his bike so i let it be. We collected ourselves up and continued the ride and left that dumb guy to his bike and the tow truck.
Any body else have a similar story? Love to hear it.
  • Like
Reactions: 1
1 - 1 of 44 Posts
When I was in the AirForce I was heading home to Southern Indiana for a surprise visit in my 68 Mustang (it was a clunker in 1990 although a rust free one as I lived and was from the rust belt) I just bought a few weeks before in the Dallas Fort Worth area and was getting close to Little Rock Arkansas and my transmission line decided to cut loose. I spread transmission fluid across both lanes of I-30 all the way to the right shoulder where I stopped. I remember seeing a few vehicles and trucks as they went sideways on the road for a few seconds. There was a bike, HD I am pretty sure, he/she seen the cars and trucks going sideways slowed down and actually drove on the left shoulder to go around it in my opinion just in time. I feel like that was a close call for me as it would have been my fault no matter what in anyone's opinion on it was. I spread that fluid I bet for a good solid 1/4 mile at least. That stuff is slick when it is finely misted all over the interstate.
  • Wow
Reactions: 3
1 - 1 of 44 Posts