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Gone in 60
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   Posted 10/13/2011 11:36 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Ok, this is just plain weird. They did some construction recently on one of the freeways I use to commute. Since then, traffic in front of me kicks up small pebbles here and there, which most typically hit me in the lower legs. Since I wear Sliders pants, which absorb much of the impact, they feel like a dull twinge. On the VTX, however, some of the little stones follow some weird airflow over or around my windshield somehow, and manage to hit me right in the... well, stones. I didn't know what it was at first. The sliders have good kevlar lining in that area, so it doesn't hurt much. But, every couple of days, when I get off of the bike, I'll notice a little pea-sized rock on my seat.
 
...weird!


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el SID
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   Posted 10/14/2011 8:14 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I fully expected a pic of keith richards on the back of your bike, gone.... lol


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   Posted 10/14/2011 8:42 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I mentioned this occurance to the guys in my office. Might have been a mistake. The nicknames are getting interesting...


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el SID
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   Posted 10/14/2011 8:49 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
<--- see the tag line..... seedless was my nickname as soon as I returned to work from my vasectomy.... Fellas at work never let up. Makes for a positive working environment.
That is a rather odd occurance,I would think it may have something to do with lean... I cleaned my airbox yesterday,somehow leaves got under my tank....  


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   Posted 10/17/2011 12:22 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Gotta wear a "cup" when riding to avoid taking a hit in the pills eh?

Maybe it would lead to a new episode on America's Funniest Videos, since they seem to relish a good hit in the jewels on that show.


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   Posted 10/17/2011 2:23 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thankfully, kevlar lined pants take the sting away for the little rocks. Anything big enough to hurt would probably come through the windshield rather than around it...


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   Posted 10/21/2011 1:27 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Well, thankfully you are covered and not taking any damage, but how's the bike doing? Are you seeing any chips or dings in the paint, parts etc? I do wish they would do a better job of cleaning up after themselves after things like this. They are paving sections of highway around here too (finally) and the mess they are leaving behind is pretty bad. I rode past an entire front nose piece of a car this morning. They just threw it against the center divider and left it there! I want to write to someone and bring this up, but I am not really sure who to write to just yet. It's hard enough trying to keep your machine in good condition without having the deck stacked against you like this. You would never see this kind of thing years ago. People are just getting lazy... 


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   Posted 10/24/2011 8:44 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
That's the weird part, Raptor. there's no paint damage on the bike. I'm really careful about the appearance of my bikes. I've got that heavy clear vinyl cling protector stuff on the front end of the gas tank to prevent stone chips. I can feel little rocks hitting my shins mostly, but you'd think that something that can hit around the seat would hit the gas tank somehow. I can't explain it. I have gotten a few pits in my windshield.
 
They're doing nightly construction on this particular freeway, and they run a sweeper truck through the area, but there's a joint in the pavement where rocks probably hide, and get kicked up by the cars in front of me.


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   Posted 10/24/2011 1:12 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

Huh. That is strange. Most excellent that your bike is emerging unscathed, but strange. Keep wearing those pants, brother!  smilewinkgrin

They have finally cleaned up a bit up here. The nose section was gone this morning, as was some other items that were left in the center divide that have ben there for a while. The only thing left now is all the pebbles from the pave work; it looks like the marbles you would see off of the racing line during an event. They are just sweeping this debris to the center divide area and leaving it there. At this point I would be somewhat hesitant to venture in there in the event of an emergency or whatever. I bet that stuff is pretty slippery! I am hopeful that when they are finished with the job they will make a pass or two and sweep that up as well. We'll see...    


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