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Old 08-31-2011, 12:08 PM   #301 (permalink)
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Well, I didnīt ride until black ice, apparenly rain and a roadpainting were enough.
I braked the front wheel from under me and now my season is probably over.
Luckily I didnīt hurt myself too bad, but bikeīs got enough damage to call it a summer.
I just got it fixed finally after some electrical problems, and I was riding for the first day after that.
That's tough. Gotta watch those turn lane markings. That paint is slippery, which you know now. Sorry to hear it come to an end so soon.
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:13 PM   #302 (permalink)
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How do you guy transport your bike? Let say on the back of a pickup truck.
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:21 PM   #303 (permalink)
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Roll it into the back and use 4 straps to the tiedowns in the bed to keep it upright.

Make sure you push the suspension down when you tighten the straps, if you hit a big bump, the bike could bounce and come loose.
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:31 PM   #304 (permalink)
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That's tough. Gotta watch those turn lane markings. That paint is slippery, which you know now. Sorry to hear it come to an end so soon.
I only had the choice of braking on top of markings or hitting a car, I took the braking Yes I think my speed at the time was too big, so itīs totally my fault. New fast bike = too fast.
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:47 PM   #305 (permalink)
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Roll it into the back and use 4 straps to the tiedowns in the bed to keep it upright.

Make sure you push the suspension down when you tighten the straps, if you hit a big bump, the bike could bounce and come loose.
no need for a tire holder or anything like that?
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:04 PM   #306 (permalink)
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no need for a tire holder or anything like that?
Not generally. The rubber on your tires should be sufficient. I've never had a problem as long as the tie downs are done right, and what M_P said is exactly right.
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:04 PM   #307 (permalink)
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I only had the choice of braking on top of markings or hitting a car, I took the braking Yes I think my speed at the time was too big, so itīs totally my fault. New fast bike = too fast.
That's generally how it goes. I've been there. Haven't laid it down, but I know the feeling. Glad you're okay though, that's what matters.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:04 PM   #308 (permalink)
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no need for a tire holder or anything like that?
Every time I've transported a bike in the back of a Pick Up (and there have been more than a couple), I've rolled the bike all the way to the front, then ran a strap around each side of the front forks, pushed down as hard as I could on the front and then tightened the strap down. When the suspension pushes back up, it pulls the straps even tighter. I've never had one move or tip. I then strap down the rear.
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I only had the choice of braking on top of markings or hitting a car, I took the braking Yes I think my speed at the time was too big, so itīs totally my fault. New fast bike = too fast.
It was a trap. It's pretty hard to recover once you slip the front. Even on good road.

I've been braking a lot more with the rears recently. I can lock the rears up on my sportbike and drift around a corner, or stop sideways. I have no doubt that it's a longer stopping distance, but the tradeoff for maneuverability under braking is reasonable. I just have to remember not to lock up the rears, get sideways, and then hit the fronts.... That will be a bad day.
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:19 PM   #310 (permalink)
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no need for a tire holder or anything like that?
I put the front tire in one of the corners of the front of the bed so it's diagonal. Then use ratchet straps to hold it down.
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