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many years ago i was a highway patrolman in california,one of the accidents i investigated stayed in my mind all these years. a young motorcycle rider strapped his sleeping bag on the back of the bike , as he made a sharp turn the back wheel grabbed the sleeping bag and sucked it under the fender. he lost control ,ran off the highway off a high bank and was killed. when you start packing your bike please be careful, even a loose strap or rope can be a disaster. best to all walkabout

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I heard of another incident where the co-riders long scarf got caught in the rear wheel and ripped her off the bike breaking her neck in the process!

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I heard of another incident where the co-riders long scarf got caught in the rear wheel and ripped her off the bike breaking her neck in the process!
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Good food for thought. We all need a reminder not to do stupid things. Thanks, and season's greetings from South Dakota.
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That happened to a good friend of mine, who was doing a cross Canada trip on his '78 Kawi KZ750, sleeping bag jammed up the back tire, and locked it up, fortunatly he kept it up. Said he had quite a flat spot on his tire though.

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Watched a TV show about Sturgis recently and there was a woman on the back of a bike wearing a trench coat flapping in the wind. Thought to myself, what a dumb thing to do. Accident waiting to happen.

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Not to hijack a thread but i love your alternator setup..thats to cool and i bet it works great......anyway i agree with this thread always make sure you packing is up and tight. i camp a lot my self learned fast to just put everything in dry bags and secure them GOOD!............
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good reminder. I watched that like a hawk on when my Son and I were on our trip a couple of years ago



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