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Thumbs up Atgatt saved my a**

Well it happened...Leaned over 1/2 way through a tight right hander, going from 35mph to full tilt and BLAM, I am down sliding along the asphalt...Went down on my right knee and elbow...No pain, I am sliding on the armor...I can feel and smell the armor against the asphalt...As I am sliding along in slo/mo with my face about 4 inches from the ground I get the feeling this can't be good...Finally stop sliding and my baby is right beside me laying on my leg...She's not running (tip over sensor worked )...Pull my leg out and stand up, couple behind me, that I just passed, help me get the blue bomb up and to the side of the road...Do a self eval and I'm shook but not broke...My helmet didn't have a scratch, the V, in the shop, took some abuse on the H&B's and rear spools...Other than that I'm sore as sh**...But I don't need skin grafts...The gear all worked and the knee and elbow armor saved me from an ER trip big time...I rode the bike home thinkin I am on lucky MoFo...Ride Safe
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Glad to hear you came out okay ... its good to see full gear worn ....i dont leave home without it !


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glad you okay contractor, i do not know how people can were shorts on bikes, is that a worn hole through the glove?
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Glad your ok. Gear and scoots can be fixed. I am an all the gear most of the time rider. And things like this make me think it should be more than most of the time.

Have a GREAT night.

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Glad the gear's covered you and your are safe.
Trust you are back in action and the V is OK.
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Pretty Gnarley! glad your ok.
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Really glad that you are okay! Your gear doesn't even look like it is that bad!
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Dang! Glad your OK!!! Looks like the gear really did save some flesh!
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Good to hear that you came through this OK and happy for you that you were wearing the gear. Imagine the same force needed to create those holes in your suit and glove being set loose on bare skin...
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Bummer - glad survived - but what caused the off? Gravel?
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Good gear stacks the odds in your favor. Glad you came out "shook but not broke."


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That reminds me... I really ought to put my knee armor back in...

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I feel naked when I forget the littlest thing ...

Happy that your fine !!!

Can you expand on that "tip over sensor"
Is it manually activated (by you) ?
Or is this some device that rhe V has ?

And if the later, how do you get back on the road (ignition off/on, button to push a few second ... ???)

Take care

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I am ordering better gloves today! This nearly happened to me a couple of weeks ago. It is easy to hit a gravel or slick spot, no warning just bam! Glad you came out in one piece Contractor!

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I feel naked when I forget the littlest thing ...

Happy that your fine !!!

Can you expand on that "tip over sensor"
Is it manually activated (by you) ?
Or is this some device that rhe V has ?

And if the later, how do you get back on the road (ignition off/on, button to push a few second ... ???)

Take care

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The tip over sensor automatically shuts off the engine after about 2 seconds after the bike is laying on its side. (Don't ask me how I know ) Once the bike is upright, it will start back up. I don't recall if I had to cycle the ignition key off, then back on to do this.
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Glad you're ok! Gear may seem hot this time of year but sliding on the road without it would be a lot hotter.

I'm with 133bhp, what was it that made her slide out? Gravel, oil, fuel, sand?

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Thanks for all the good thoughts...To expand a bit on the low side...

* No sure what caused it, coulda been a clump of pine needles, never saw them or anything else, It was a decreasing radius turn so I was lookin way ahead...Tire pressure was correct though, checked when I got home.
* Gear? Fieldsheer Jacket, Olympic airglide pants, Frank Thomas mesh gloves...Yeah that's a hole Kiwi...Didn't touch the skin though, whew. Was hard to capture in the pics but there are abrasion marks all up and down the right side...That ballistic stuff works...
* Trials guy is correct, the tipover sensor is automatic. Bike goes down engine turns off...I turned the ignition off when we were getting the bike up...So when I hopped on it fired right up...
* I'll let you know about the bike in a day or 2...Thanks All

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Good to hear you're OK, and the protective gear did its job...

How was the V? You mentioned you had H&Bs and rear spools. Did the lower engine case get scratched up? (Trying to decide between H&B or SW-Motechs) Where was the damage?
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Glad to hear you are ok...looks like the gear was a great investment.

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I just forwarded your post to my "squid" friends with their new cruisers. Maybe they will finally listen to me.

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