Daytona bike week trip

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by HOLY DIVER, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. HOLY DIVER

    HOLY DIVER Junior Member

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    well this is how it went lol. we left Sunday morning around 7am (34 degrees) my dad his friend and myself,all 3 of us on roadkings.around 200 miles into the trip it was time to gas up.i signaled to the sign that said gas exit 1/2 mile well my dads friend was in the left lane and didn't see me signal.as i was slowing down he realized we were going to exit. he went on the exit ramp a little to fast and panicked got on the front brake to hard,got up in the loose stuff and went off. he was not hurt(well his pride was) but the RK had been hurt.engine gaurd,light bar,handel bars were all bent pretty bad(pait job all scratched up) he decieded to keep on ridden to daytona!after a test ride. we got down there went to the dealership got all the parts and i replaced them in the parking lot for him(had to do it in the parking lot had no way to get the parts back to the motel room) people started watching saying they never seen any body fix a bike crashed that bad in a HD parking lot.we did what we had to do! had a great time at bike week,put 1250 miles on my bike total when i got home yesterday.man i got to get a better seat that stock one killed me!
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Glad your friend is alright. Sounds like you made the most of a bad situation. Look at the story you have for years to come.
     
  3. HOLY DIVER

    HOLY DIVER Junior Member

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    his new nic name is "Crash"
     
  4. ultradoc

    ultradoc Active Member

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    Glad everything turned out ok
     
  5. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Glad he wasn't hurt worse!

    Good lesson for any group riding. Make sure you talk in detail about the meaning of any hand signals, mileage where gas stops will occur, and try to keep the group in the same lane at all times except passing to avoid situations like this one.
     
  6. D.Bradfield

    D.Bradfield Active Member Contributor

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    Great advise. Our group met the week before we left and put a plan together. Signals, let everyone catch-up up before you make a turn, where to eat, where we plan on riding to on this pericular trip. A well planned trip has a better turn out. Just returned from Daytona myself last night (2030 miles round trip)great trip that was well planned.


    Glad you friend is ok. You are my kind of friend who can rebuild a bike in a parking lot.
     
  7. 01dynaglide

    01dynaglide Junior Member

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    I'm glad he was ok, bike can be fixed. I'm glad yal had a good trip. I wish I could have made it down this year.
     
  8. 09RG/92spster

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    Glad there was only cosmetic damage and you were able to continue the trip. It is a good ride from up here (Spartanburg for me) to Daytona. I am going down Easter for a long week-end to visit my folks in Sanford and cannot wait. I have the reach seat on my road glide and it makes a world of difference over the stock seat.
     
  9. HOLY DIVER

    HOLY DIVER Junior Member

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    Hey that's where I'm at Spartanburg!
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  10. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

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    Wow that's some story. Glad he wasn't hurt. Did you have all the tools on your bikes or have to borrow some from the dealer ?

    Due to your expertise I can't say this thread is worthless, but it would be BETTER with PICS :s