"Customized Harley Bagger crash near the Rock Store. Best rider dismount & recovery, he just walked away while bike was still crashing. Very lucky, he was uninjured except just a quarter size spot of road rash on his knee. AKA Harley Street Glide"
“Dumbass is lucky he didn’t get road rashed up,” writes Adey. How is it he can crash on The Snake in race leathers, I can crash in everything-but-jeans, but this dumbass, who can’t even wear a DOT helmet, just walks away with no injuries?"
Wow! Talk about lucky! The bike will be totalled. Sure bounced high! He gets an 8 on dismount!
__________________ TRAVELER: 2006 Roadrod VRSCR, Custom painted Ultrawhite, TTS Supercharger, PCIIIUSB, K&N, Carbon Fiber exhaust, Pondo Caps, HC Stage II V LED tailight, "A" model bars, Corbin seat, luggage rack, Muscle bags, "A" rear peg mounts, Fiamm air horn, turn signal mirrors. '08 "D" wheels, rear pulley by Pondo. Slipper clutch. Destroyer airbox offset. More to come! Dyno results: 155 HP 86#TQ COMET: 2009 AW, painted ultrawhite, a work in progress....105.18 HP, 73.98 torque;
I can't imagine why he didn't back off. Dry road, loads of grip, he didn't panic but used all the clearance he had, he could have just slowed down.
I've already seen this posted on Facebook a million times by my Harley hating friends trying to demonstrate what crud Harleys are.
I get bored of it.
There are two sets of people about, both idiots:
* People who think Harleys are horrid bikes that will kill you the first time you reach a corner. It's nonsense. Harleys are fine if you make some allowances and ride accordingly.
* People who think Harleys are "good bikes". They are not: dynamically they are terrible, from the feeble motors (torque is no substitute whatever for power), via the lousy clearance to the terrible brakes, pausing only for the wobbly handling. The reliability is none too clever either.
Harleys are about enjoying the ride, feeling good, putting a smile on your face. You just have to ease off a bit!
Arnotts, D&D, SEPST, custom paint or all chrome according to mood, GRC seat, wave rotors, Muscle wheels, Burleigh bars, V-Gauge, assorted pretty bits.
2007 VRSC-AW (Fun).
2007 KTM 990 Adventure (Off Road and Touring).
2006 Triumph Daytona T955i (Evil).
2009 Fatboy (Heavily Tarted Up Show Pony).
2011 Bonneville (On long term loan).
1978 Triumph Bonneville Based Racer (Needs A Rebuild)