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Did not do this but saw a guy on a bike do it Fryday evening, he passed me by going over a
double yellow and cut into traffic 4 cars ahead, then going down a steep grade due to r.r.
overpass, once again goes over double yellow and is goosing it up other side of steep grade
in west direction in Eastbound lane. Westbound lane crowded with cars and if a lot of cars
were heading east, well he'd be screwed without the pleasure of enjoying it. There was NO
way, with the steepness of that hill under the r.r. bridge would/could he see traffic coming.

To be frank, I always ask God to make sure I have a helmet full of smarts b4 I get on a bike.

Seems like just another way to flirt with the grim reaper.
 

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When I first got my GS850G I tried to show off to my mum that I'm a skilled rider by doing a spirited takeoff on a green light.

Well...my tyres had more than enough traction for the damp road, but they certainly didn't for the slippery manhole cover I rolled over. The rear tried swapping ends with the front and when they got back onto pavement that started a horrifying tank slapper that was so violent it threw my feet off the pegs. I was certain I was about to be buried under my baby, but I let off the throttle, the bike straightened up, and all was well. Thankfully my mum wasn't watching because she probably would have killed me for that.
DAYUM! what a deal, if the bike didn't do you in, you Mom would have!
 

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I had to or wanted to change the rear dir. sigs on my sporty to tail-lites an sigs. That worked out well.
I knew what I needed and got it. while wiring I got careless and shorted a long lead draped over the saddle and the wire smoked up and burnt off the insulation and left a mark of resentment across the saddle. yeah I was mad, but I say,
"Hey stuff happens, just make sure it does not happen again. And get on with life and a good ride. . .So at times I am a few pennies short of a whole buck. . .life goes on.
 

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I put about 1/4 of a tank of Gasoline in my new Dodge Ram 2500, Cummins powered truck, because the BP nozzles were all GREEN:( Absolutely no other fueling station uses green plastic covers for their nozzles. I got about 10 miles away and the fun stopped. My truck and the 25ft Pace trailer had to towed into a Dodge dealer in Gallup, NM, to have the tank drained and the pump system purged! $250 latter and 5 hours shot I was on my way sadder but much wiser for the experience.

Oh well, live and learn,

Sam:)
We make mistakes because we are human, we are smart enough to know it happens to everyone and that there are some who could not ever admit it. As mad as I was for torching a wire on the saddle of my Sporty, I use the exp. to tell others, this is why ya use fuses of the proper size and if I thought of it, I coulda rigged up a fuse so that torch event would not've happened.
 

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After my medical nightmare, my wife and grown kids all tried to get me to promise to quit riding but I refused to say 鈥渘ever鈥. I missed a few years of riding, gave up teaching in the MSF, and when I did return to riding it was a scooter for the first couple of years.
Hello Vito, been there myself, not as long but when in hospital ICU for a month for a throat surgery, I had a clot and then lost lots of power in right leg. frigging scared shitless. now I have neuropathy and it was almost a year B4 I could ride again. I am glad you say never say 'NEVER. you would never be the same again if you had to give up what you love.
just my opinion, throat job worked out well though.

Ray'sSporty
 
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