A true nightmare with my WR426!!!!!
Posted February 26, 2001 - 06:36 AM
On the way home from the ride my friend who was driving all of the sudden swerved the van (and trailer) and said "OH SH@#$%" It turns out that my new WR was being dragged behind the trailer with sparks flying everywhere only held on by a single tie-down.
We managed to pull to the side of the freeway to pick up the piece of metal off on the ground, I felt sick to my stomach. Just think I had just broken it in. It turned out to be a snapped Ancra tie-down that I poorly routed through my buddy's DRZ and had managed to cut it self. I will have to buy new protapers,peg,perch,lever,handguards and some plastic. I think I got lucky considering the thing could of easily been launched into traffic and killed some one. Note to self, double up on tie-downs and really think about where to route them..... Dan
Posted February 26, 2001 - 06:57 AM
Sorry to hear that. How about your forks? They ok? I have a stock pair of fork guards if you need them. Good luck
Posted February 26, 2001 - 07:48 AM
Dan, first of all I wanted to say we (Brent & I) had an outstanding time yesterday. Thanks again for letting us ride with you guys. I hope we can do it again soon.
About your WR - What a bummer. I hope the damage was limited to inexpensive stuff. Now I'm glad we did not join you for beers afterwards, I don't know if I could have handled seeing such a thing happen.
I forgot to ask you something: What bend are, ah - were, the Pro-Tapers on your bike. I really liked them. Much taller than the set I have.
Good luck getting it back together!
Posted February 26, 2001 - 08:52 AM
My XR400 fell off a trailer and got dragged last year when a tie down slipped. Luckily the guy driving the truck was paying attention and saw it start to fall and was able to stop before any damage occurred.
Posted February 26, 2001 - 09:07 AM
I was amazed at the fact an Ancra tie down broke, but I guess we all need to be careful of our routing.
Thanks for the info and sorry about your baby.
86TT225, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. De-octopussed. Works frame guards and Thumper Rad Guards, Scotts steering damper. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank, IMS seat and number plate. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA, Happy Ramblers MXC.
Posted February 26, 2001 - 02:57 PM
Ron, The bars I have (had) are Doug Henry's bend turned way up, I feel this gives me the most control. See ya Dan
Posted February 26, 2001 - 03:48 PM
i've had it happen to me nearly exactly the same. twenty years ago my pull downs were the sprung claw type & the claws had obviously become matted unbeknown to me.
i was driving along & said to myself "oh look there's your bike on it's side on the road mmmmm"
"**** , THAT'S MY BIKE ON IT'S SIDE ON THE ROAD"!!!
blamed myself, reloaded & it fell off again at the entrance to the circuit over the speed bumps.
turned out the 'claws' were blocked with the matting.
hard luck mate.
no sarcasm, no jokes. good luck.
Posted February 26, 2001 - 06:54 PM
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Posted February 27, 2001 - 07:43 AM
I also tie off the straps in such a way that if it slips the loose end of the tie down will jam up inside of the clamp. Really miserable when I release tiedown without untieing the strap.