Bike on Fire (literally)



4 replies to this topic
  • Joel_Gibson

Posted April 23, 2002 - 04:46 AM

#1

I was riding through Chadwick (Missouri) yesterday and got flagged down by a guy who said his bike was on fire. I passed by his bike on my way to the campground to get him some help and there wasn't much left. I could tell by the pipe it used to be a two stroke but most everything else was a pile of molten goo. Made me think about the fact that mine isn't insured. I'll bet his wasn't either. I hope he's getting a good tax refund.

  • MOmilkman

Posted April 23, 2002 - 08:08 AM

#2

Hey Joel, Did you catch the guys name?

I hadnt actually heard about that yet so I wonder if it was some out-of-towner.

Bummer for him.

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  • Joel_Gibson

Posted April 23, 2002 - 10:14 AM

#3

I was talking to Steve Elliot at the Cycle Broker this morning and he said the bike was an XR650 that belongs to a local Doctor. There was a guy riding with him. (on a YZ250 I think)
I apologize, but I forgot the guys name. Funny how small an XR650 looks when its been melted. The good news is, he did have it insured.

  • MOmilkman

Posted April 23, 2002 - 05:00 PM

#4

No doubt the insurance company will do a full scale investigation (sponsored in part by funding from the Sierra club) to determine wither or not the spark arrestor malfunctioned.

  • CHris_PArks

Posted April 23, 2002 - 08:16 PM

#5

i saw a poor running 98 zy400 burn up because the guy put a 2 stoke air filter holder in it with no back fire screen. and what happened, it bakc fired and burned half the bike up.




 
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