Road Rash

Alright, folks. It's story time. What sorts of crashes have you (or anyone else you know) been involved in while riding a bike? Has anything ever spectacularly malfunctioned with a motorcycle, scooter, or other two or three-wheeled monstrosity? Seen a big crash? Ever bought a bike that had been wrecked? I've got a couple of stories. Which one to tell first..... Oh, I know! One time our '39 Chief set the garage on fire. This was back in the '60s after my grandpa had bought it for my dad, for a hundred bucks cash. 20 year old collector's motorcycle for that kind of money? What was wrong with it, you ask? A lot of things. It needed restoring, and Gramps ran a hotel at the time, and, in his spare time, an Indian museum. Both of the Native American sort and of the American iron sort. Parts were found, damage was fixed, and the bike given a fresh coat of Indian Red before it was fired up. Ran like a dream. Happy, they shut it off and went to bed. Now at this time, that garage was heated by a gas heater. The cork float in the bike's carb swelled up and got stuck, continuing to let gas fill the float bowl, run out the intake, across the floor, and... you guessed it, over to the pilot light. It was a flash fire, but it destroyed the curtains on the door and put a solid layer of char on that brand new purdy paint. Not much else in the garage was flammable, so the fire died nice and quick. The next morning, grandpa and my dad got up bright and early to get to work on the finishing touches, like air in the tires and a test ride. The found quite a suprise, to say the least.

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Madrias3575 years ago
I've only ever had 2 accidents on my electric bike. The first was a bug-strike to my cheek that knocked me clean off the bike (panicked, let go of the handlebars, wind carried me backwards), the second was a bad turn going downhill where I pulled both tires off the rim and promptly ended up eating grass and dirt at about 30 miles an hour.
abadfart7 years ago
i wrecked an old Honda dirt bike by going into a slide and hitting a rock. i busted the back rim shredded my leather broke several ribs, my right shoulder, and my left knee and removed alot of skin and still bare the scars from the engine. the bike had a cracked tank lost a tail pipe busted the front fork and rear rim and need all new lights and some wiring. Eric got it running again with some parts from the junk yard and a couple of months of working in his down time
skunkbait8 years ago
Skunkpunk is pretty banged up.  He lost it on the Ninja last Tuesday night about 10 pm.  The bike is pretty rough too.  I'll try to post pics soon.
Koosie8 years ago
A while back I wiped out on my quad-bike.

I went flying and the bike rolled about 5 times, luckily not on me.

Worst damage was my helmet and arm (still scarred).
skunkpunk8 years ago

I just crashed my ninja Tuesday night broke two fingers on my left hand and my thumb on my right, and dislocated my left knee and got a little road rash. Broke off left handlebar busted the tail and headlight and bent gear shifter.

bumpus9 years ago

Prolly my friends worst wreck...
I got hit by a car, that was prolly the worst of my own...
Gjdj3 bumpus8 years ago
Haha, I'm glad this got bumped. That has to be one of the best jumps I've seen in a while. 10 feet of air is pretty impressive.
bumpus Gjdj38 years ago
It was ridiculous.
~~dumbass~~ I find your lack of intelligence disturbing...
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