Originally Posted by Dawgun
Thanks, Steve. I'm talking to someone right now about selling it damaged but I may turn it into a weekend project bike (for the next couple of years). And I'll definitely look into the ISO grips.
To answer your prior message:
The order of events were as follows:
1) I power walked the bike out of its parking space and lined it up with the street.
2) The street was slightly wet (this is the city and the situation most definitely meant oil on the surface - which I wasn't thinking about)
3) I gunned it and started letting out the clutch a third of the way
4) The bike accelerated forward around 12 feet
5) I let out the clutch another third of the way
6) The rear end swung out left
7) I steered left (wrong) because the bike was now facing some parked cars just 4 feet away from me
8) the rear tire caught traction and thrust the bike forward to the right
9) the front tire locked left and the bike threw itself over high side to the left and landed hard on its side. It probably skidded just few feet.
I'm acknowledging I made errors here; I'm just surprised by the consequences of those errors as I've never had it play out this way before (been riding 11 years in all conditions).
Thanks for your constructive feedback. I'm figuring out next steps.
You've been riding for 11 years? It seems as if you are a very early beginner. You gun the throttle and start slipping the clutch on wet roads?! Yes, this was 100% driver error.
The V-Rod is a muscle cruiser, but it's not an NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle. If the V-Rod is too much for you, I suggest selling it ASAP. A few cuts, scrapes and broken bones is better than the morgue. Heal up and settle for a Honda Shadow or something of similar performance. Good luck!
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