Why do I sense that you are proud of your actions? :shock: I do not mean to be unkind, ignorant, or judgemental, but stupid hurts. IMHO you are just damn lucky, and maybe so are some others that could have been hurt or worse by your poor sense of judgement.KA7W said:Max
Mitigating Factors on my Blow outs. I was leaving on a trip, I had a trailer on behind the bike and it was loaded. I was going to be gone for about 3 weeks.
I had a Avon on the rear, it was wore down almost to the wear bars, maybe a half thirty second to the wear bar but I was only going 400 miles and have it replaced in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Leaving out of town, running about 80 MPH I see a bunch of bikes gaining on me. Turns out to be a bunch of the local boys heading to Santa Fe for a race. Of course I had to play with them and was hitting 100+ several times. I generally don't let many in front.
We all stopped for coffee in Cuba, NM, laughed and joked, they were commenting on how good the wing will run with a trailer in tow. We split near Albuquerque, they went North, I went South.
I hate interstates, Got to an area that had a paved road parallel to the interstate and got on it. Was buzzing along about 80, just before dark, when BAM !!!!! ALL OVER THE ROAD !
In racing and playing with those guys, I finally wore ALL the rubber off the tire, down into the cords and split it and lost all the air... In less than 400 miles of some very hard riding, I ruined that tire...
I did break chunks of rubber off of a Dunlop early on this Wing, didn't loss any air but couldn't ride the tire.
Had a ME 880 installed on this bike... Rode it about 3000 miles, Could not keep it balanced and finally it split between the tread and lost all the air very fast.. Poof, all over the road !! I had just ridden a very terrible rocky road called Lime Creek in Colorado a day or two before. May have split it then. That road is not fit to even walk on..
Mitigating factors, Or tires not strong enough for a heavy bike ??
A Wing is so loooooong...... and as long as the front has air and is rolling, it would be pretty hard to crash it. I can see if it made you swerve off the road, where you would fall. But as long as you are on pavement, you ought to be save er. 8)R.K. MA.3 George said:No blow out's in 25 years.
One thing I do find interesting.......
None of these stories tell of having the bike go down......
Combination of both???
One would think that a blow out on a bike would result in a lay-down.
NOT looking forward to ever having one to test my luck or skill.
KA7W said:Do you have a URL for that picture ??? Would be interesting to see it.
Bet it would not of happened if he had a Car tire on it. 8)