What happened while riding your Seca II today?

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mikee112
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Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:52 pm

Wow, you were lucky to get most of your stuff back, and lucky the guy in the interview was a fellow rider ( hope you get the job :thumbsup: )
really sucks about that key though..... $470 :o
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Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:47 pm

I can't imagine how much the newer proximity keys cost... A key fob is only like $15 off ebay luckily.
I only have a 3 mile ride to work, so it as easy to quickly retrace my path and find my stuff. It fell in the busiest and most difficult part of the trip though, which sucks. It wasn't a real safe area to walk up and down looking for stuff for very long. If it had fallen off 100 feet later, I could have easily gotten everything back. Oh well, live and learn, haha.
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Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:23 pm

My chain exploded out the back of my bike at the top of 1st gear and flew 20 meters almost hitting a truck.


Lol.



Everything is good though, took out my license plate and some taillight plastics.


Retrieved the chain and am buying a masterlink after work.

Fun times.

It was an EK 520 SRX btw.
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Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:43 pm

I had a chain do that, and then the retaining clip on the master link flew off on three separate occasions! No wonder they say clip-style master links aren't for the road.

So I bought a rivet master link and a rivet tool....
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Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:21 pm

Drapheus wrote:I had a chain do that, and then the retaining clip on the master link flew off on three separate occasions! No wonder they say clip-style master links aren't for the road.

So I bought a rivet master link and a rivet tool....
I have had three clip chains and had no problems... They were all DID
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Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:25 pm

I've had clip chains my whole life and never had a problem. I started riding in 1964 to give you an idea.
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Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:00 pm

I've also had one of them clip links give and fling my chain across a motorcycle rally, i tell you, that's the best place to have a mechanical mishap, ended up with 8 guys coming over and helping me rivet the chain back together. :not worthy: this was back before i knew you "ALWAYS" need tools at a rally.


Also had a young lady on a 50cc throw her chain at me when the clip snapped.
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Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:33 pm

Well, never say never. Consider yourself lucky up to this point.
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Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:23 pm

Tried to beat a nasty thunder storm, the radar showed I had about an hour, but where I live, we can get hit with completely different weather than from where I work, two different river systems. I could see the storm coming in my mirrors, no worries, lots of time, I was 15 minutes or so from home when I turned a corner and saw what was waiting for me. Caught between two nasties! Then it started. Not bad a first, ridable and then boom, lightning strike ahead of me (which was insanely cool) and the skies opened up. Couldn't see more than 20 feet and the roads a single lane highway, 80 km/h speed, and lots of cagers flying. Pulled off and parked in a grocery store lot and took cover with a bunch of shoppers outside waiting for the storm to pass, it blew over enough for me to hop back on and get home in about 10 minutes.

On the plus side Mother Nature took care of what I'd been meaning to do for a few weeks. Ma bike...she sparkles now!

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Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:36 pm

Full Circle wrote: On the plus side Mother Nature took care of what I'd been meaning to do for a few weeks. Ma bike...she sparkles now!

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Hahahahaha! Now THAT'S funny!

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