Jump to content
Indian Motorcycle Community

Long Island Biker Killed After Hitting Pot Hole


Recommended Posts

we were on an IMRG ride Sunday ... guy behind, off to my right, almost hit a pothole that was about 12" in circumference and looked to be about 3" deep ... I was looking down in it as I rode by it, pointing it out... .close call

 

ugh

Edited by RickkciR
Link to comment
Share on other sites

My first accident as a kid on a motorcycle was hitting a pothole in Michigan at speed. Totaled the bike. I was lucky. Real lucky.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My first accident as a kid on a motorcycle was hitting a pothole in Michigan at speed. Totaled the bike. I was lucky. Real lucky.

Ouch .. no doubt you're feeling blessed .. I hit one my first year on a 'big' bike... cracked the rim, and wobbled it off the road. But I was barely doing 30mph.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Some of you saw my front rim at Branson. I hit a pothole in the highway doing about 70 mph. Scared the crap outta me. Looked the bike all over after I stopped - couldn't see any damage. Took months before it showed, because the big divot in the rim always ended up hidden by that big-assed fender.

 

Dumb fucking luck. Gotta love those old-school tube tyres.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey Chris, Maybe he's getting it off the trailer? Or fueling it up? :babyhaha::babyhaha::babyhaha:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was riding the back roads somewhere in Kansas on my why to Branson.. I hit a pot hole under a train trestle that sent my ass flying out of my seat.. just glad I had a good hold of my bars... otherwise I probably would of watched my bike ride away without me on it...

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Remember, the "REAL" bikers say that you need to be riding a rigid. Can you imagine how those pot holes would feel on a sprung front end with no rear suspension? My first ride was a 46 HD flathead 45. Whenever you hit a hole, speed bump, rock, anything, you knew then that you had graduatated to being a "REAL biker.

 

Thats why I have a glide front end and swingarm now .

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Have you changed it yet?

 

:no: It's still early...

 

That's what I thought. Hell it rode fine from 2009 when it happened until I finally swapped it out 5 years later with the one that Jimbo and Kim gave to me in 2011. Speaking of Kim, has anyone spoken to her lately? She said something on FB that was a little worrisome - so I sure hope it turned out to be nothing. She and Jim are about the finest people you could hope to meet.

Hey Chris, Maybe he's getting it off the trailer? Or fueling it up? :babyhaha::babyhaha::babyhaha:

 

Fkrs. That's why I loves youze guise. You've spent your entire lives becoming perfect assholes - nothing phony about you!!

 

Cruzer - I knows 'zackly what you mean.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

 

 

Fkrs. That's why I loves youze guise. You've spent your entire lives becoming perfect assholes - nothing phony about you!!

 

 

We do strive for perfection, I can't comment on my esteemed colleague in NC, but I'm DAMN close :laughlong:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...