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Re: What is your worst biking fear/nightmare
« Reply #60 on: July 28, 2012, 12:34:28 pm »
What happened to StevedW today except getting wrapped up in the sheet .  :- :(

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What happened?

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Re: What is your worst biking fear/nightmare
« Reply #61 on: July 28, 2012, 01:22:52 pm »
I got two, not really "fear" but rather worries: 1) that I won't be able to come home to my loved ones (for whatever reason) 2) to get to an accident scene and not really knowing what to do (did first aid, but I mean the thing you can not really judge how bad it is and it makes you feel so helpless...)
 

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Re: What is your worst biking fear/nightmare
« Reply #62 on: July 28, 2012, 07:34:50 pm »
Luckily the good chains these days are made of stronger metals than some time ago. Has anyone had a proper DID chain break while riding? These chains are used on MUCH more powerful road bikes. Imagine a chain that can withstand the fury of a hyabusa.


However, if you have a masterlink with a circlip...like I do at the moment, then possibly the circlip can come off, and the master link as well... it's for that reason that I want to replace it with a master link that goes on with chain tool - the one that rivets the pins - or whatever it's called. Anyone in JHB with a chain tool? Maybe to sell?PM me

My fear...is that I get used to not falling...that I lose my respect for bikes and ride it irresponsibly..or, a collision with a cage or something, leaving behind the missus  - or ending up in a wheelchair...sjo, that is a nightmare to me

Changed my first chain on the 990  2 nights ago. What a surprize when i noted the chain had no circlip. Spend 2 days trying to borrow a tool. Noe i am worrying if i did it right. But just did 450 km.s today so must be ok
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Re: What is your worst biking fear/nightmare
« Reply #63 on: July 28, 2012, 07:37:56 pm »
Bang ek val so hard dat ek in saal 7, 11 en 13 le :peepwall:
 

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Re: What is your worst biking fear/nightmare
« Reply #64 on: July 28, 2012, 07:38:28 pm »
Luckily the good chains these days are made of stronger metals than some time ago. Has anyone had a proper DID chain break while riding? These chains are used on MUCH more powerful road bikes. Imagine a chain that can withstand the fury of a hyabusa.


However, if you have a masterlink with a circlip...like I do at the moment, then possibly the circlip can come off, and the master link as well... it's for that reason that I want to replace it with a master link that goes on with chain tool - the one that rivets the pins - or whatever it's called. Anyone in JHB with a chain tool? Maybe to sell?PM me

My fear...is that I get used to not falling...that I lose my respect for bikes and ride it irresponsibly..or, a collision with a cage or something, leaving behind the missus  - or ending up in a wheelchair...sjo, that is a nightmare to me

Changed my first chain on the 990  2 nights ago. What a surprize when i noted the chain had no circlip. Spend 2 days trying to borrow a tool. Noe i am worrying if i did it right. But just did 450 km.s today so must be ok

Eish, this slipped my mind, I wad going to do this for you, been crazy busy here....you sorted?
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Re: What is your worst biking fear/nightmare
« Reply #65 on: July 28, 2012, 07:44:02 pm »
Luckily the good chains these days are made of stronger metals than some time ago. Has anyone had a proper DID chain break while riding? These chains are used on MUCH more powerful road bikes. Imagine a chain that can withstand the fury of a hyabusa.


However, if you have a masterlink with a circlip...like I do at the moment, then possibly the circlip can come off, and the master link as well... it's for that reason that I want to replace it with a master link that goes on with chain tool - the one that rivets the pins - or whatever it's called. Anyone in JHB with a chain tool? Maybe to sell?PM me

My fear...is that I get used to not falling...that I lose my respect for bikes and ride it irresponsibly..or, a collision with a cage or something, leaving behind the missus  - or ending up in a wheelchair...sjo, that is a nightmare to me

Changed my first chain on the 990  2 nights ago. What a surprize when i noted the chain had no circlip. Spend 2 days trying to borrow a tool. Noe i am worrying if i did it right. But just did 450 km.s today so must be ok

Eish, this slipped my mind, I wad going to do this for you, been crazy busy here....you sorted?
Yes no problem was gonna do the hammer thing but with my paranoia rather did the tool,thing. Lekker here her in the eastern free state, just bloody cold here :thumleft:
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Re: What is your worst biking fear/nightmare
« Reply #66 on: July 28, 2012, 07:50:47 pm »
Oh adv thanks for the tubes as well. If i look at the old ones i think i changes them just in,time  :thumleft:
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Re: What is your worst biking fear/nightmare
« Reply #67 on: July 30, 2012, 02:30:47 pm »
After reading all these fears, I am certainly going to take alot more into consideration before blasting off to 200kmh  :ricky:
 

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Re: What is your worst biking fear/nightmare
« Reply #68 on: July 30, 2012, 02:51:28 pm »
Rear wheel lockup

Worst feeling in the world, as you can't do anything about it and thus you just brace and wait for the inevitable fall.

Once had my MTX50's chain snap and wind itself around the back sprocket, locking up the wheel while going down a hill on tar.
It's a helpless feeling you cannot describe to anyone.

I also had the same happening to me also on my red MTX50 around a bend, 16 wearing a sleeveless t-shirt and slops.  It was a day before we left for a 2 week holiday in Durbs.  I ended up without any skin on my back and my mother digging tar gravel out of my back.   We went on holiday, and the old man said the salt sea water will be good for my back...........I screamed so hard the lifesaver came over to hear if I was OK.  Needles to say I had a nice open area around me everytime I went for a swim as the scabs turned blister like in the water........
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Re: What is your worst biking fear/nightmare
« Reply #69 on: July 30, 2012, 04:08:15 pm »
Tubes going while in a corner... or a blowout at any time actually.

Never even thought about my chain snapping - thanks guys.
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« Reply #70 on: July 30, 2012, 07:46:32 pm »
Worst biking fear.........That this is just a dream and bikes do not exist.....and I am close to waking-up :o :( >:(
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Re: What is your worst biking fear/nightmare
« Reply #71 on: July 30, 2012, 07:56:51 pm »
Being rammed from behind at a stop. Had two close calls last year on the same day! Too many counts not stopping for a red light, never mind a yellow one.

I can't understand some bikers' fear of a rear wheel blowout. Worst falls I ever had was from front wheel locking up - in both cases, the brake stay gave up. I had a rear wheel flat at speed on my last long trip, fortunately could keep it upright until I stopped.
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Re: What is your worst biking fear/nightmare
« Reply #72 on: July 30, 2012, 08:17:50 pm »
Riding over the edge of a cliff ,I actually had nightmares of this a couple of times,flying through the air with the bike and then I wake up in a sweat, but the pills are helping a lot  :peepwall:
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Re: What is your worst biking fear/nightmare
« Reply #73 on: July 30, 2012, 08:30:59 pm »
I sometimes wake up, drenched in sweat, from a dream in which I am riding along on my Yam and as I look down I see that it is sprouting two Boxer cylinders. I try to kick them off with my boots, but they just give way and grow bigger and bigger, until they are humongous, almost the size of an actual 1200's pots.  :'(
 

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Re: What is your worst biking fear/nightmare
« Reply #74 on: July 30, 2012, 08:32:30 pm »
I am very scared On jeeptracks and lekker sandpaaie that you haven't traveled before cause of people putting up draadhekke en fences to keep cattle on one side or keep out taxis traveling through their farms.

Happened two times to me in 2 years.The last one I went at 120+- on a 2 spoor pad that I use every week.Stupid farmer put up a temporary fence right over the road ! I woke up in hospital ... :-\ Luckely a nother farmer saw it happen,moered me in his bakkie and straight to hospital.Broke my right arm,shoulder,2 ribs and fractured pelvis. I never ride in front on dirt roads from that day on ...never !
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Re: What is your worst biking fear/nightmare
« Reply #75 on: July 30, 2012, 08:40:16 pm »
I sometimes wake up, drenched in sweat, from a dream in which I am riding along on my Yam and as I look down I see that it is sprouting two Boxer cylinders. I try to kick them off with my boots, but they just give way and grow bigger and bigger, until they are humongous, almost the size of an actual 1200's pots.  :'(


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Re: What is your worst biking fear/nightmare
« Reply #76 on: July 30, 2012, 08:44:31 pm »
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Re: What is your worst biking fear/nightmare
« Reply #77 on: July 30, 2012, 08:57:51 pm »
I sometimes wake up, drenched in sweat, from a dream in which I am riding along on my Yam and as I look down I see that it is sprouting two Boxer cylinders. I try to kick them off with my boots, but they just give way and grow bigger and bigger, until they are humongous, almost the size of an actual 1200's pots.  :'(


 :laughing4: :lol8:........or while riding your yammie  it actually turns into a piano!........and suddenly handles better!  ::)

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Re: What is your worst biking fear/nightmare
« Reply #78 on: July 30, 2012, 09:01:50 pm »
I sometimes wake up, drenched in sweat, from a dream in which I am riding along on my Yam and as I look down I see that it is sprouting two Boxer cylinders. I try to kick them off with my boots, but they just give way and grow bigger and bigger, until they are humongous, almost the size of an actual 1200's pots.  :'(


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Re: What is your worst biking fear/nightmare
« Reply #79 on: July 30, 2012, 09:10:55 pm »
I sometimes wake up, drenched in sweat, from a dream in which I am riding along on my Yam and as I look down I see that it is sprouting two Boxer cylinders. I try to kick them off with my boots, but they just give way and grow bigger and bigger, until they are humongous, almost the size of an actual 1200's pots.  :'(

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