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I dunno, but it seems to me that the frame on that thing was no where near as strong as a Goldwing frame.

It came apart like tin foil.

Rumpled a bit from a tumble I can understand, but it should not have twisted up like that while in mid-air.

That bike is a danger to anyone who ever straddles one.
 

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Not a bike designed for the road
My guess is that those racing bikes are designed to go fast, not to last very long.
 

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Anything is possible in those kind of spills. All that rolling, tumbling and flipping, I'm not surprised the bike fell apart.
 

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Although that bike flipped several times I really can't see how that frame should have broken like that.:shock:
 

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Is the engine a stressed member in those bikes? It looks like the front half separated where it bolts to the case. Jay
 

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Craner curve at Donnington. Probably around 130 mph or so.
 

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Isac said half the mass times velocity squared. Seems to me atthat speed thereis an awful lot of force on it.
 

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The rider sure got off smoothly, no tumbling at all. People sometimes come apart when they tumble in a bike wreck. I had the unfortunate experience of seeing a video where it was the rider who broke in two instead of the bike.
 

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"Help, I broke my bike"

Ummmmm, I think your going to need a new one. :ROFL:

That's impressive though, Glad he walked away.
 

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I own a welding shop and weld everything under the sun, I do alot of design fabricate and build, I have to build things with safety factor built into them.

I always crindge when I stop by a friend of mines place who builds drag cars when I see him cut the cross member that is equivelant to a 3" x 5" tube and replace it with 1-5/8" OD chromoly and thats just one of the many areas that they chop out to save weight and I'm not talking 12 second cars, These are cars running down into 7 second quarters.

Racers take all the safety factors out of the equation except for the **** pit bars that are mandated by the racing orginization as to what size, how many and where they have to be located.
 

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phuphuphnik wrote:
Looks like there was a lot of fuel left in the tank. Glad it didn't ignite. (about 16 seconds in)
that was not gas, coolant would be my guess.. came out bigger hose the a fuel line
 

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duct tape 1,001 uses now 1,002 uses
 

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peterbilt wrote:
duct tape 1,001 uses now 1,002 uses
:ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:
 
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