What did you do to your bike today??

ak864

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Lost it in a curve in loose dirt/sand, bent the bolts holding the right side passenger foot peg bracket. I’d been meaning to remove the passenger foot peg brackets anyway so off they came as soon as I got home.
 

SHUMBA

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Hmmmm...hope you survived...
Too fast on gravel?? Centrifugal force got the better of you.
Bent pegs or whatever, no big deal, hopefully you fared well.
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ak864

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Hmmmm...hope you survived...
Too fast on gravel?? Centrifugal force got the better of you.
Bent pegs or whatever, no big deal, hopefully you fared well.
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A little too fast in a loose sandy turn—didn’t have the outside peg weighed so when I tried to power out of the slide, the back end went out from under me. No injuries other than pride.
 

SHUMBA

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Thanks. I do gear up always. I don’t bounce like I used to.
Pleased to hear that....so many riders ride without any protection whatsoever.
Unbelievable! Particularly in the summer, when all those novices take to the streets on those hot summer days. I'm in Ontario, Canada, and by regulation the only item required is a DOT helmet.
Good gear is an inexpensive form of insurance. Doesn't have to be the latest Klim gear, as there's plenty of lesser expensive options.
JMHO
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SHUMBA

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Pleased to hear that....so many riders ride without any protection whatsoever.
Unbelievable! Particularly in the summer, when all those novices take to the streets on those hot summer days. I'm in Ontario, Canada, and by regulation the only item required is a DOT helmet.
Good gear is an inexpensive form of insurance. Doesn't have to be the latest Klim gear, as there's plenty of lesser expensive options.
JMHO
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And at age 70, I definitely do not bounce like I used to.
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Pleased to hear that....so many riders ride without any protection whatsoever.
Unbelievable! Particularly in the summer, when all those novices take to the streets on those hot summer days. I'm in Ontario, Canada, and by regulation the only item required is a DOT helmet.
Good gear is an inexpensive form of insurance. Doesn't have to be the latest Klim gear, as there's plenty of lesser expensive options.
JMHO
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Same in Washington...especially with the cruiser crowd. In Washington all you need is a DOT helmet and eye protection.
scary. When I was in my 20"s I went into a right hander too fast and lost the front end, wearing the protective gear of the early 80's, safety t-shirt, shorts and high top Chuck Taylors. I pulled gravel out of my elbow and knee for the next month.
 
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SHUMBA

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Ugh, sorry to hear that...gear is like insurance...good to have, in case you need it, and hopefully you never use it.
On that note, about two years ago I helped two new riders who had beginners licenses and were all keen to get into riding.
I stressed upon them to get protective riding gear...well, the first gal, had a minor fall in a traffic circle and banged her knee, only then did she get a pair of riding pants. The other gal, then bought armored riding pants, and I gave her an armored riding jacket.
Two years later, sadly she had a crash and other than a sprained wrist and a bruised ankle was relatively ok.
So, I rest my case...just wear your riding gear, every time and all of the time, cause ya never know.
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SHUMBA

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Finally got some pics.
Yo da man, yo side cases and tail box es just like mine. Ohweee...at least there are two great minds on this planet!!!
I'm gonna put these same waterproof sturdy plastic panniers and tail box on my new 2020 Africa Twin DCT non adventure model.
In addition, I have an SW Motech tail plate and a Honda OEM center stand to install...any tips from other Africa Twin owners, appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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SHUMBA

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Same in Washington...especially with the cruiser crowd. In Washington all you need is a DOT helmet and eye protection.
scary. When I was in my 20"s I went into a right hander too fast and lost the front end, wearing the protective gear of the early 80's, safety t-shirt, shorts and high top Chuck Taylors. I pulled gravel out of my elbow and knee for the next month.
Ouch!!!!!

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Hello, I hope you are well.

I have a 2018 AT and fitted the Honda OEM centre stand to it. I didn't have a spring puller and the two springs are quite hard to pull back and attach. So I used s heavy duty strap and hook wrapped around the back wheel to pull the springs back. If the 2020 AT is similar setup and you haven't got a tool, this is a good technique that works easily. Check YouTube for demonstration videos if your not sure what I mean.

My part came with no instructions.

Regards

Dave



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