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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-21-2006, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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Well i was on my way to work and stoped by the local coffee shop.Not realizing how oily the parking spot was until i was backing out of teh spot.Almost lost it twice and decided to do a quick burnout to remove the oily substance.

4 seconds at 7k smoked them up pretty good.

Next second the tire grabbed tourqing the wing to my right,sweeping my leg out from around it sending me sailing to the left.I sprained my wrist trying to keep her up right.:P

The bright side is that thanks to this forums idea on cupholders,my coffee didnt spill.

Am i an Idiot for burning out a goldwing.

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No you'd be an idiot if you pulled a wheelie, or if a policeman was in sight!

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Let's say you're not an idiot but there were better choices that could have been made.

Keep safe and Keep on Winging

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2wings wrote:
Let's say you not an idiot but there were better choices that could have been made.
Agree! 2 seconds would have been plenty of time to rid the rear tire of any oil residue.

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Unlucky.The law of low speed drops states thatthe balance will only be lost once a crowd of 3 or more are watching you.

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Thanks for sharing that brief story Muaymendez
I think I will carry a spray bottle of Simple Green and a rag. Of course that might get more stares then spinning a tire.


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I think that 5 minutes of very demure riding would have done a better job of cleaning any oil residue off the tires. But that is 20 20 hindsight.

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Sorry to say that the act of asking has already given you your answer, but you are still healthy and walking but most important riding. How much rubber did that cost?
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Don't Know, But you made my morning.

I'm still Laughing Out Loud.

Wish I was there to take a picture. Damn shame you dropped it.

This is how we all learn. By doing some dumb stunts at times.

Good Luck bud


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a least it was only a sprain
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