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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:36 PM

Accident crash - Fall from bike to the yacht

Buddy of mine forwarded this to me when I told him I was buying panniers for my Tiger. Yipes!

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Reply Accident crash - Fall from bike to the yacht (Original post)
frylock Feb 2013 OP
momto3 Feb 2013 #1
frylock Feb 2013 #3
JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 2013 #2
Robb Feb 2013 #4
frylock Feb 2013 #5

Response to frylock (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:16 AM

1. Ouch!

I have panniers on my BMW F700 and took the MSF ER class with them on to practice maneuvering. Haven't had any problems yet. What year is you Tiger? It's a nice looking bike. I considered one of those before I purchased my newest.

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Response to momto3 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:16 PM

3. 2011 Tiger XC..

I love this bike! I took MSF as well. BMW has an adventure riders course I'm going to take too. Probably going to be a while before I get those panniers though. They're going to set me back another 12 large. Bought a 60l waterproof tailbag for the time being. Going to do some camping in Ocitillo Wells next weekend, and the tailbag seems to hold most of my gear.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/121228#post43

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Response to frylock (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:07 PM

2. That had to hurt, in so many ways

"Panniers" sounds a whole lot cooler than "side bags" which is what I call the boxes on my BMW (R75/5).

Hopefully, the full helmet saved his noggin. Note to self: park the thing, don't ride on a pier.

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Response to frylock (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:40 PM

4. That hurt just to watch.

Back when I had big boxes on my KTM, my friends always wanted me to go first on single track, claiming I'd knock the low branches out of the way for them.

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Response to Robb (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:43 PM

5. clearing a little brush!

your friends sound like pretty smart guys!

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