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Man that was not good. It was early in the morning and I was behind another bike getting on the freeway when all of the sudden my frontend started to slip big time. :shock: My foot went down and my other leg smacked the tank so hard that I thought I put a dent in it, my leg is still a little sore. I didn't go 10 feet and it slipped again, at that point I pulled over to see if I had a flat front tire but everything looked fine. I'm not sure how or why this happened but I can tell you it's no fun on a 1200 pound bike! Now I'm a little puckered up on off ramps and on ramps. :roll:
 

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Close call there Lamont, glad it's just a sore knee.
My brother-in-law, dropped his HD on an onramp, some type of oil had been spilled in the turn.
 

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Lamont,

Similar situation - just entering hwy off of ramp and started oscilating like I was on ice - then smelled what I thought was kerosene - turns out was diesel fuel from a rig ahead of me that was slowing with some mechanical problem, it was misting fuel like crazy - scared the **** out of me - got around the truck, stopped and gathered myself - spun the tire a little as a cleanser and headed off with no other problem - - got thinking about that and it may have been different if it was dark outside or if I was going faster - - - -
 

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Happened to me also and the culprit was the metal expansion joints on a ramp that was under construction. Thought I was going down for sure! One of the negative things about these bikes is the huge mass of these them when they begin to falter. I recently tried my friend's Triumph Rocket III which is huge compared to most bikes (700+ lbs.) but it felt like a bicycle to me. My son's FXR feels like a toy and my son's girlfriend's 800 Suzuki Intruder feels laughable!
Price of riding the bad beast....Joe
 
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