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Yeah I fell..thanks...thanks for nothing. Tuna canyon road is TO damn tight, twisty and downhill for me I guess. Heading for a turn I downshifted, and when I let out the clutch the bike began to chatter it's way STRAIGHT through the turn. I threw on the front and rear brakes and the rear started to slide out from under me, so I gave it a little tap tap tap-a-roo and kept the bike upright, but I ran out of pavement and ended up "Leaning" up aginst the hillside.

Bruce was kind enough to stop and help me get the bike off my left leg, and up again. And he didn't even bust out the camera to take a shot, I kind of wish he had.

Anyone have a stock right brake lever for sale?

And remember....Tuna canyon is REAL twisty and downhill..watch out for that engine braking!
 

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Judas Priest! :eek:

Assuming you're alright?

Not that I have an extra, but are you needing a foot brake lever or hand lever?
 
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If I had to live in Fresno I'd beat the hell out of somebody too....

Sorry to hear about the off Eric. Glad your OK. The good news is that now you have that excuse to get rearsets. :D I think a set of CycleCats has your name on it.
 
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.....Tuna was in bad shape.....lot's of gravel, sand, really different radius turns from what we had just been on....I think we were lucky.....things got a little strange after seeing the coroner's truck parked up there....Tuna just felt off all the way down....considering the back wheel jumping around, I think you did a great job to minimize the get off......coming back up the one way to find you guys I was very concerned about what could have happened....I for one am very happy there is only a bent brake lever.....and I thought both of you guys were great to ride with.....
 

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totally....I only had like 15 feet to figure it out seemed like. Once the chatter was under controll I was fighting to keep the bike from sliding out from under me because the rear wheel was locked and starting to come around on me dirt-track style. Eventually just ran out of road.

I just got done washing the bike and there is more damage.....hehe.

Bent Leaver
Tank is dented where the clip-on slammed into it. The steering stop has a "dent" in it now.
And the clip-on bar is bent.

So with all that, perhaps it's time to get the entire bike "upped" since I have to get the tank fixed up.
 

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Eric,
Glad to hear you are o.k. Hope the bike is back up and running soon!
Kevin
 

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Coming around the corner to see Eric a part of the cliff was not a pleasant sight. But, he was so calm about the whole thing, just kind of waving to me, that I figured it was ok. And then, when, as I got off my bike and noticed that he had still not gotten up, it occured to me...

"You're not pinned under that thing are you?"

"Yeah, a little bit" he says.

He was jammed in there and parts of the bike were buried in dirt and gravel.

When we got the bike up, he jumped on and said "Let's Go"

"Umm, don't you want to walk around a bit and make sure you're ok?"

I was pretty amazed and happy that he was fine. And now he is no longer "going down" he has "been down". Good to get that out of the way.

Glad you are OK Eric.
 

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BTE..I was wearing my Balistic Jeans, and they don't even have a tear, but my knee is kind of jacked up..sore as hell, but very little blood. Those jeans have a pad in the knee that probably helped me out quite a bit while my bike was pushing my knee along the rocky hillside.

always wear gear.
 

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Glad to hear you're pretty much OK.

I've gotten that wheel hop thing going a couple times from using the rear brake too hard, and it does eat up a lot of road before it settles down.

Unless the rear brake lever is a total pretzel, seems like other listers have resurrected 'em with a little BFH therapy.
 

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The tank dent SUCKS ass....I hope it's in an area that can be repaired ok. I was going to get the bike re-painted within the next 2 months anway..this just accelerates that plan...so no worries.

I recoment crashing INTO the mountain...with me in between the bike and mountain lots of $$$ was saved. I heal for free..the bike on the other hand costs $$$ to fix. Thing is...the way my bike looks was pissing me off and this is a good chance to fix it all up. **** can this, crap that..buy this, powdercoat that.

WORD'm'UP
 

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Eric,

Norm seems to be the 'tank man' from what I've heard here and on the E-mail list, but he only does the dent fix & prep.

Infoage / Tom got his Foggy tank redone locally, I haven't seen it, but I know he's not gonna have a crap paintjob on his Foggy.
 

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Doh! I just noticed this tank is dented.


Hey Eric,

Glad you're ok!
 

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