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Offline Wassers

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Be careful out there
« on: October 04, 2017, 05:30:00 PM »
Hi all,

Well I had a very freaky incident this week on my Multi.

Was riding into work as usual very early on Monday morning (in the dark) and within 5 minutes of leaving the house picked up some debris from the road (I didn't see it) which wrapped round my rear wheel, smashed the number plate and brackets to pieces, including one of the indicators and get this.....forced the chain completely off!  :087: It didn't snap, but it was completely off the cogs. 30 years of biking and I've never had this happen before. I can however consider myself extremely lucky that it didn't spit me of the bike. I was doing about 40 mph at the time.

Anyways, a big shout out to the gents @ Ducati WM Snells in Acton who have repaired my Multi in super quick time and I should be back on the road on Friday.

So the message is, if you are riding in the dark.... be careful out there!
Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

Online buzzardbilly

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Re: Be careful out there
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 07:13:46 PM »
Main thing is that you are OK Wassers  - sounds like it could easily have turned out differently . Great that they are getting you back on the road so quickly

Offline angamico

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Re: Be careful out there
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 03:47:09 AM »
A chain on the loose can easily end in disaster.  Glad you came through without a major issue.
David

Online thenozzle

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Re: Be careful out there
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 07:56:24 AM »
Glad your ok Wassers, could of turn out alot worse be safe mate

Offline Darsey

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Re: Be careful out there
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2017, 02:52:21 PM »
Thank the Lord you are ok Wassers
"ye must be born again"

Offline Wassers

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Re: Be careful out there
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2017, 04:39:16 PM »
Thanks all for your kind messages. I do consider myself lucky this didn't end up a lot worse!

Anyway, the good news is I got my Multi back today... all looking good as new.

Perhaps I should start eating more carrots to improve my night vision  :008:
Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

Offline Murf46

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Re: Be careful out there
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 10:37:13 AM »
Glad your ok mate
Red or dead

Offline neilv

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Re: Be careful out there
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 02:52:09 PM »
I winced just reading this. Glad you are OK.