vulnerable frt brk line on a 650L?

9 replies to this topic
  • johnnyonthegas

Posted August 01, 2006 - 10:22 AM


hi all...

I recently had a mishap that has me wondering..... :thumbsup:

I had a fairly big get off recently and somehow, in the course of the crash, the front brake line snapped off at the banjo fitting.......

check out the photos here:


check out posts #4 & 5 for the pics of the self created problem

at first, I didn't think too much about it, as the crash was pretty big and involved the top side of the bike making contact with a tree :cry: , so I thought it was a bit of a freak thing, but now that I've had time to reflect about, I'm wondering if this is a normal type of thing to have happen and if anybody else has experienced this type of crash related damage before?

also, if anyone has any tips on how to avoid this type of carnage in the future, any tips would be much appreciated :ride:

  • johnnyonthegas

Posted August 02, 2006 - 06:17 AM




is this thing on?

  • XR650L_Dave

Posted August 02, 2006 - 07:46 AM


I've never seen someone snap that before.


  • HappyCurmudgeon

Posted August 02, 2006 - 08:32 AM


new to me also.

but then i dunno wth "ttt" means either.

to the top maybe?

sorry about the crash, but i seriously havent heard of anyone snapping a brake line before.

  • ghoti

Posted August 02, 2006 - 12:08 PM


He even has bark busters, one in a million shot for sure.

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  • brichter

Posted August 02, 2006 - 02:02 PM


That's a one-off. You should be proud of that! :thumbsup:

  • johnnyonthegas

Posted August 02, 2006 - 02:26 PM


thanks all......yeah ttt means "to the top".....intarweb lingo for the new era......

  • Sleeperdrz

Posted August 02, 2006 - 05:08 PM


A lotta bad get off's on the ol' L . Never had that happen.

  • justicedone

Posted August 02, 2006 - 05:19 PM


Looks like a fun ride, wish I was there


  • johnnyonthegas

Posted August 02, 2006 - 05:37 PM


Looks like a fun ride, wish I was there


ME TOO!!! :applause: :thumbsup: :ride:

sleeperDRZ, are you in northern cal?
I do instruction for Ferrari of San Francisco and they have some track days coming up.....


maybe I'll see you there?

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