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  • Offline LarryJa   us

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    How dumb can I get?!!!
    on: Nov 16, 2019, 02.10 pm
    Nov 16, 2019, 02.10 pm
    Yesterday, I decided to dress warm & got for a cold day's ride.
    So, I dressed up in my thermals, gaiters & 3/4 touring coat. I figured the heated grips & seat would help keep my asthma at bay.
    So, off I went.
    However, in my haste to enjoy the sunny & clear, albeit chilly, day, I failed to lock on my saddlebags....

    They jettisoned about a mile from home, at about 60mph, right after a good bump. I watched as they both slid down the road right behind me.

    I immediately U-ed'd & picked them up. The covers are beat & scatched up. Quite a terrible case of plastic road rash...

    I put them back on & continued a good ride.

    So, now, a day later, my humble search for lunar silver replacements has started......
    (dumbass).....
    A good man once told me, "Don't sell your bike. It's your soul."....

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    Re: How dumb can I get?!!!
    Reply #1 on: Nov 16, 2019, 02.58 pm
    Nov 16, 2019, 02.58 pm
    The painted covers cost $70 here in the States.  Not Terribly expensive.
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    Re: How dumb can I get?!!!
    Reply #2 on: Nov 16, 2019, 03.25 pm
    Nov 16, 2019, 03.25 pm
    Where? I haven't found any.
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    Re: How dumb can I get?!!!
    Reply #3 on: Nov 16, 2019, 04.04 pm
    Nov 16, 2019, 04.04 pm
    I just ordered replacements from hermys, about $170.
    A good man once told me, "Don't sell your bike. It's your soul."....

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    Re: How dumb can I get?!!!
    Reply #4 on: Nov 17, 2019, 04.40 am
    Nov 17, 2019, 04.40 am
    as you said at the start LarryJa. Dumb. Sorry, couldn't help myself. Life's just a continual learning curve, but I'm sure you'll catch on. Sorry, once again couldn't help myself. At least you have got new covers for the panniers. Cheers.  :821: :158:
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    Re: How dumb can I get?!!!
    Reply #5 on: Nov 17, 2019, 05.24 am
    Nov 17, 2019, 05.24 am
    I've gotten paranoid about that kind of stuff. You tell yourself, "I'll be right back," or "I'll see the handle sticking up." I don't walk away from the bike unless they're off altogether, or locked.

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    Re: How dumb can I get?!!!
    Reply #6 on: Nov 17, 2019, 02.33 pm
    Nov 17, 2019, 02.33 pm
    *Originally Posted by HACKLE [+]
    as you said at the start LarryJa. Dumb. Sorry, couldn't help myself. Life's just a continual learning curve, but I'm sure you'll catch on. Sorry, once again couldn't help myself. At least you have got new covers for the panniers. Cheers.  :821: :158:

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    Re: How dumb can I get?!!!
    Reply #7 on: Nov 17, 2019, 06.05 pm
    Nov 17, 2019, 06.05 pm
    One could say we learn more from these errors than doing it right every time.  I've, um, learned a lot....

    I haven't done this, but I have done a few pretty stupid things.  Ever loosened the fork tubes with a bike on the side stand?
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