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Offline LarryJa

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How dumb can I get?!!!
« on: November 16, 2019, 02:10:57 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).....
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Re: How dumb can I get?!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019, 02:58:40 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: November 16, 2019, 03:25:15 PM »
Where? I haven't found any.
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Re: How dumb can I get?!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2019, 04:04:23 PM »
I just ordered replacements from hermys, about $170.
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Re: How dumb can I get?!!!
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2019, 04:40:46 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: November 17, 2019, 05:24:41 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: November 17, 2019, 02:33:55 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: November 17, 2019, 06:05:32 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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