Scariest/Stupidest thing you have ever done while riding
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:29 am quote
And will never repeat.
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:33 am quote
2
Stung in the bollocks and the forehead by a wasp.

2 different wasps

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Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:10 am quote
1984 ... Yamaha XJ 550 motorcycle:
the day before i had cleaned and polished my bike for a first date with a beautiful girl, i wanted it so shiny that i abounded with cleaning products and it seemed to me that i had done a great job ... as far as i was going to noticing ...
And here i am, got on the motorcycle (mounted on horseback) and when i arrived at the first traffic light in the city the light turned yellow, i was quite fast and i pulled the front brake lever (disc) just before.
And .... ouch! The damned thing doesn't stop! And through the intersection speeding between the cars risking being run over.
Crossed i stop and i realize i have wet (piss) my pants in fear and shock ... what had happened?
Reply:
in the enthusiasm of cleaning i had also abundantly sprayed the brake discs with silicone spray polish!
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:11 am quote
Riding on either gravel or sand.
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:22 am quote
Belkwinith wrote:
And will never repeat.
OK, If you start a thread like this you have to at least provide an example of something you've done that was stupid and or scary. Just sayin'

In my case getting caught in a pretty heavy snowfall on my BMW 650. Was dry when I went in to the market and snowing heavily when I got out. But being the stubborn idiot that I am I decided to ride home. Most white knuckle ride ever and in hindsight should have just left the bike overnight. Made it home safe but yeah... cop even let me go the wrong way down a one way when I pointed to my buildings driveway.

Now? I love the snow!

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Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:43 am quote
I was a motorcycle courier in Washington DC for a year. I can't remember all the stupid scary stuff I did while working.
I know every morning all three of us on Kawasaki EX500's would do wheelies side by side on New York Ave leaving the office.
They were company owned bikes. Worked for a publishing company and we went around picking up and delivery the cut and paste work for magazines. Best customer was Smithsonian Institute. Would get to go in the museums before they opened to pick up or drop off stuff. Then we could wonder around the museum with just the cleaning people on the floor or in the air dusting . Got to see the steam engines being run in the Art and Industry's Museum.

The building we were in was XM Radio years later.
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:54 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
Belkwinith wrote:
And will never repeat.
OK, If you start a thread like this you have to at least provide an example of something you've done that was stupid and or scary. Just sayin'
Some of our members are perfect. They never do anything. stupid
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:56 am quote
In driving school, riding slowly around traffic cones, I got a cone trapped under the motorcycle. I looked down and pulled the front brake. I fell so fast, I never realised until I lay on the pavement.

Lessons learned:
- Ignore the traffic cone, stone, football or whatever until you come to a stop.
- Don't grab your front brake in mid turn
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:59 am quote
Kind of a toss-up. One clenched my backside. The other worked my heart.

Heart first. Not long after I bought my first scooter, an LX 150, it died on me about a mile from home. Pushed it all the way home. At home I learned the scooter had a kill switch.

Backside clenching. Decided to ride the scooter home from work in spite of a little snow. Kept getting worse and worse. Made it home without any unfortunate events but it was a bit stressful since it was early in my winter riding experience.

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My 2006 Vespa GTS 250ie on the way home from work. Dumb decision to ride that day.

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Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:14 am quote
Ok,
I was riding down the highway on my daily commute. I come up to a portion of the ride on I-55 east where 294 comes in and trucks and cars start swinging over to the left as they merge on to I-55.

I was going a bit too fast (yeah, I admit it). And as a trunk came down and swung on to I-55, it came over into the middle lane.

Me: instead of slowing down and backing off, I decided to swing into the left lane around the truck at the last freaking minute.

So I glanced about me and started to swoop over to the left, around the truck But I misjudged my lean and my speed and the slight curve under the bridge. I did NOT crash, but everything, nearly scraped the ground. I was nearly horizontal, riding on the very edge of my tires. Shocked, I righted myself and shot out of there. Looking like, I don't know what? A complete ass for sure.

I am glad I wear a full face helmet, just so no one could see the shocked and horrified look on my face. I nearly peed my pants.

Now I slow down whenever ANY thing is merging near me. Better to slow down and back off then have to commit to some crazy manuver at the last minute. Ugh!

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Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:36 am quote
Me and a mate decided to go looking for the ruins of an ancient monastery along the upper Bosphorus one day for the lols. Managed to scoot into a Turkish military base and got confronted by soldiers with guns. Neither of us spoke the language. After getting shouted at I remember turning around and riding back hoping they were not going to open fire. Deffo needed new underpants after that.
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:37 am quote
johnymoore wrote:
Me and a mate decided to go looking for the ruins of an ancient monastery along the upper Bosphorus one day for the lols. Managed too scoot into a Turkish military base and got confronted by soldiers with guns. Neither of us spoke the language. After getting shouted at I remember turning around and riding back hoping they were not going to open fire. Deffo needed new underpants after that.
Now that's scary!
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:44 am quote
VESPAsfw3 wrote:
Kind of a toss-up. One clenched my backside. The other worked my heart.

Heart first. Not long after I bought my first scooter, an LX 150, it died on me about a mile from home. Pushed it all the way home. At home I learned the scooter had a kill switch.

Backside clenching. Decided to ride the scooter home from work in spite of a little snow. Kept getting worse and worse. Made it home without any unfortunate events but it was a bit stressful since it was early in my winter riding experience.
Ha! Ok that's a great story about the kill switch . So far you win! Thanks for sharing that gave a good chuckle . We've ALL done stupid things so you are far from being alone and the kill switch thing and not realizing what the red switch does is pretty common. There is always some yahoo at a rally that will walk down the row and flip all the switches then enjoys the confusion. FWIW I turn off all my bikes with it so am in that camp.

Riding in the snow with 2 wheels and especially regular tires is no joke. I have no fear of nasty weather and heavy rain but snow and ice is really dangerous and you can have a wheel go out from under you at any time. On the Vespa GTV300 I've been in freezing rain and a little snow and it isn't "that" bad as I can flat foot it easily and the ASR works really well. Still definitely best avoided.
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:46 am quote
Death
Calais to Berlin and back to Calais in a day was dumb.

1200 miles in 21 1/2 hours.

Really dumb.

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Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:48 am quote
VESPAsfw3 wrote:
johnymoore wrote:
Me and a mate decided to go looking for the ruins of an ancient monastery along the upper Bosphorus one day for the lols. Managed too scoot into a Turkish military base and got confronted by soldiers with guns. Neither of us spoke the language. After getting shouted at I remember turning around and riding back hoping they were not going to open fire. Deffo needed new underpants after that.
Now that's scary!
+1 on that!
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:11 am quote
I wasn't riding, but my 74 Primavera engine started racing because of an air leak, so I pulled over to the side of the road to troubleshoot. Pulled the side panel off, started the bike, and nnnNNNGGGHHHH - the skirt of the dress I was wearing got sucked up by the flywheel. Bike stopped, and since I was stuck, I had to get the knife I carry when I'm riding and cut off about half my skirt to detach myself. So there I am in a parking lot wearing a swimsuit and cover up dress with a big chunk of the skirt missing, trying to pull chunks of fabric out of my flywheel.
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:23 am quote
... you go around with a knife ..? Ouch ...
You're lucky it wasn't a scarf, Isadora Duncan docet ...
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:38 am quote
Attila wrote:
... you go around with a knife ..? Ouch ...
You're lucky it wasn't a scarf, Isadora Duncan docet ...
All my scooters have a knife and lighter under the seat.
Habit from when I use to ride off road. Never know when you are going to need a fire to warm up in the middle of no where.
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:40 am quote
Attila wrote:
... you go around with a knife ..? Ouch ...
You're lucky it wasn't a scarf, Isadora Duncan docet ...
I carry a pocket knife with around a 4" blade in my toolkit. A knife comes in handy for all sorts of stuff.

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Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:48 am quote
Bazziemoto wrote:
Attila wrote:
... you go around with a knife ..? Ouch ...
You're lucky it wasn't a scarf, Isadora Duncan docet ...
I carry a pocket knife with around a 4" blade in my toolkit. A knife comes in handle for all sorts of stuff.
O.K. it's a part of a rescue kit, got it ... In Italy the maximum length allowed is less than two inches.
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:03 pm quote
1975, high school, rode my Suzuki TS100 to school in a sleet/freezing rain storm. By the time I got to school, I was welded to the bike by ice and tipped over when I stopped.

Okay, 1975 again. As I was leaving for work, I realized I didn't have my gloves on. Instead of going back into the house and getting them, I took off. I still have the scars on my left hand from the slide when I took a curve too fast on block tread tires.

Riding back to Florida from a temporary duty assignment in Virginia, in July, I rode all day in a short sleeved shirt and no sunscreen.

I also had a link chain and padlock fall out of the tail cone compartment of a Suzuki GS450S and wrap itself around the front of the rear sprocket at speed. Instant lockup.

Live and learn.
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:08 pm quote
To Fast on a Curve/Kill Switch Stupid
Vespasfw3,

Same kill switch situation when I got back into riding. I drove the scoot back to the dealer in the back of pickup. The dealer flipped the kill switch and started the scoot right up.

To Fast on a Curve

I was fortunate enough to have taken the rider safety course. They taught us to
turn our head a look to where you want to go. On a group ride, I had fallen behind and was going to fast around a curve with a deep drop off on the outside of the curve. I knew instantly I was going to fast (scared me big time).

I turned my head and looked to the inside of the curve where, by
the grace of almighty, I wanted to be. Wow, the bike leaned and brought
me to that sweet spot to the inside of the curve. Just ahead, I stopped the
bike and got off shaking like a leaf.

That is why I know rookies take curves to fast.

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Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:14 pm quote
This was in 1964. I was delivering stationary supplies on a 90cc Fuji Rabbit with a big metal box on the back. This was in the days of a) no helmets and b) don't use your front brake or you'll flip over the handlebars (or some such).

I'm riding south on Beverly Drive (probably a little too fast) when I see a gaggle of pedestrians in the mid-block crosswalk. I immediately stomp on the rear brake, which does fuck all, and sail right through the bunch apologizing as I go through. I was damned lucky not to hit anyone.
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:34 pm quote
Attila wrote:
Bazziemoto wrote:
Attila wrote:
... you go around with a knife ..? Ouch ...
You're lucky it wasn't a scarf, Isadora Duncan docet ...
I carry a pocket knife with around a 4" blade in my toolkit. A knife comes in handle for all sorts of stuff.
O.K. it's a part of a rescue kit, got it ... In Italy the maximum length allowed is less than two inches.
The knife I carrier for work is bigger than that
And it is part a tool kit I am supplied by my employer

Just googled this.
It is legal to own any type of knife in Virginia.

It is illegal to conceal carry a dirk, bowie knife, switchblade, machete, ballistic knife, throwing stars or oriental darts, or any knife of a like kind.

It is legal to open carry any type of knife.
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:36 pm quote
I was riding my 1200GS and fell asleep for a few seconds at around 100km/hr.
I woke up when the tyres went off the tar onto the gravel shoulder.

From later tests, I found that I overproduce insulin when I eat simple carbohydrates.
This makes me nod off.
I now only eat protein when I am riding.
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:37 pm quote
I rode into a white squall while crossing the Buckman bridge on my SH150. Damn near blew me off the bridge.
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:42 pm quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
Attila wrote:
Bazziemoto wrote:
Attila wrote:
... you go around with a knife ..? Ouch ...
You're lucky it wasn't a scarf, Isadora Duncan docet ...
I carry a pocket knife with around a 4" blade in my toolkit. A knife comes in handle for all sorts of stuff.
O.K. it's a part of a rescue kit, got it ... In Italy the maximum length allowed is less than two inches.
The knife I carrier for work is bigger than that
And it is part a tool kit I am supplied by my employer

Just googled this.
It is legal to own any type of knife in Virginia.

It is illegal to conceal carry a dirk, bowie knife, switchblade, machete, ballistic knife, throwing stars or oriental darts, or any knife of a like kind.

It is legal to open carry any type of knife.
Here is a good thread on it - post #4 especially. I swear there must be a forum/FB Group for almost anything..

https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/italian-knife-laws.1451355/

Apologies for going OT.
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:48 pm quote
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:56 pm quote
Max6200 wrote:
Meh, maybe popcorn worthy but more it's just a strange regulation and knives have WAY more uses than the "other" thing that shall not be mentioned. I personally have a great collection of Japanese chef knives that I use for... wait for it..... food prep.
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:44 pm quote
Had a big chain and padlock through my back wheel and over the seat. Only just bought this MZ 300 which had stood for 5 yrs and kept noticing it would rev high now and again and assumed might be oil seals being a two stroke. Anyhow still not quite convinced I started it up let it tick over a bit to warm up revved it let it idle again and the revs just started climbing and climbing so shut it down but it still kept running higher still. In my panic as I didn't want it to blow I grabbed the front brake and knocked it into first gear. It stopped but the chain through the rear wheel took out 14 spokes. Oops
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:57 pm quote
Trying out a borrowed Honda 900F I caught up with a police car while cruising at 185 in an 80 zone. Proceeded to outrun that and three more police cars getting away clean.

In the process amused the hell out of the bike's owner and most of the rest of the campground we were at. My wife was a little less impressed.

This is the primary reason I own SMALL BIKES!
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:06 pm quote
border incident
I did many stupid things on motorcycles, but what comes immediately to mind:

Crossing the Greek-Turkish border by myself on a Yamaha XT 500 in the eighties, late in the day after many hours of riding. I was made to go through a disinfection channel. Not thinking, I did that WOT and made a huge splash that wet a nearby soldier that had his machine gun pointed at me. I hadn’t seen the guy. I nearly fell of my bike and was in a somber mood for the rest of the nights ride.
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:20 pm quote
In the 60's, road my Honda motorcycle with my young wife wearing short-shorts. (we wore helmets - but what could have happened to her legs makes me shudder today)

A few years ago - Put Armor All on my scooter seat.

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Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:01 pm quote
Fritz Katzenjammer wrote:
Trying out a borrowed Honda 900F I caught up with a police car while cruising at 185 in an 80 zone. Proceeded to outrun that and three more police cars getting away clean.

In the process amused the hell out of the bike's owner and most of the rest of the campground we were at. My wife was a little less impressed.

This is the primary reason I own SMALL BIKES!
You really are a Katzenjammer Kid!
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:07 pm quote
Not swerving. Slowing down down a hill to a red light. Checking my rear view mirrors often as I do, I saw the jackass behind me was not slowing down, he could easily see the brake lights and red light in front of him. Instead of getting into the bike lane and out of the way of a possible collision I sat there. Luckily the truck had good brakes and he squealed as he stopped without hitting me, and I turned back and swore at him since his window was open. He kept one hell of a space behind me after that. Next time, I'm getting out of the way and someone else can get rear ended that most likely will come out in much better shape than I would have.
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:20 pm quote
In my pre Vespa days I was riding a sport bike on the interstate and was passing a semi. Just as I got to the rear wheels of the cab he decided to change lanes into me. My sholder actually touched the trailer box. I just barely managed to stay upright but if I had gone down I would have gone directly under the rear wheels of the trailer.

I pulled off at the next exit. I had to wait an hour to ride home because my knees were shaking.

I sold the bike the next week and didn't ride again for five years.
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:26 pm quote
vintage red matthew wrote:
In my pre Vespa days I was riding a sport bike on the interstate and was passing a semi. Just as I got to the rear wheels of the cab he decided to change lanes into me. My sholder actually touched the trailer box. I just barely managed to stay upright but if I had gone down I would have gone directly under the rear wheels of the trailer.

I pulled off at the next exit. I had to wait an hour to ride home because my knees were shaking.

I sold the bike the next week and didn't ride again for five years.
Matt that is so scary. Do you have flashbacks about it? Do you think about it often? How did you survive? Death was imminent!
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:48 pm quote
Riding my brother's Suzuki GS750 in the snow up in the gold country (highway 49). Somehow I did not lay it down. This was back in 1981. Long before ABS was put on motorcycles.
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:51 am quote
1980 raced down Metcalf road in San Jose on my GS750, don’t remember what the other guy had Honda I think, in shorts, t-shirt, flip flops and no helmet. I beat the guy by a lot; sold the bike within a week not riding again for fifteen years.
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:54 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
Attila wrote:
Bazziemoto wrote:
Attila wrote:
... you go around with a knife ..? Ouch ...
You're lucky it wasn't a scarf, Isadora Duncan docet ...
I carry a pocket knife with around a 4" blade in my toolkit. A knife comes in handle for all sorts of stuff.
O.K. it's a part of a rescue kit, got it ... In Italy the maximum length allowed is less than two inches.
The knife I carrier for work is bigger than that
And it is part a tool kit I am supplied by my employer

Just googled this.
It is legal to own any type of knife in Virginia.

It is illegal to conceal carry a dirk, bowie knife, switchblade, machete, ballistic knife, throwing stars or oriental darts, or any knife of a like kind.

It is legal to open carry any type of knife.
Cool .... here a few times if you are stopped by the police they search the scooter and also open the tool bag, obviously they are looking for drugs but also for weapons like knives.
It is allowed to have it inside a multipurpose tool but always less than 2 "in length. Same thing happens with cars.
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