So after a good afternoon of riding I got a little to buzzed and let my wife's friend ride my bike. She was saying how much experience she had riding quads and reassured me for a good half hour that she could handle the power of my 450. Well finally after a couple more beers I broke down and told her she could take it for a short ride just around the dunes near camp. So as soon as she get on the bike she disappears off into the dunes I'm already stressing. So about 45 minutes of stress go by and here comes my bike being towed behind a UTV. Apparently she went off a razor back in 4th gear, she panicked and locked up all breaks without pulling in the clutch as she landed. This cause my bike a lot of damage and me a lot of heartache. The axle shifted in the housing and mushroomed one side of the adjustment pads that tension the chain, the chain blew off and busted the chain guard along with the aluminum tabs it mount it to the side case, both sprockets where bent, and needless to say my weekend of riding was ruined.
Another lesson learned the hard way. Now NO ONE rides any of my bikes experienced or not !
Second gear, third gear, fourth gear I'm gone, Quad Up-
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Last week I was riding the banschee, there was a really long straight leg and then all the sudden there was a turn,wll I happened to hit the power band at the same time. It was sort of like on bowl on both sides, well instead of turning i launched it, and on the other side were a bunch of small trees, well I got scared and jumped off and let the quad go I didnt want to hit a tree....I landed Flat on back in the middle of the trail....I was hurting for about a week but nothing serious!
oh wow, i've got soo many stories i could post here. last weekend we were riding a track that holds a WNYOA race every year...there was a group of four of us bookin' right along together....stared this hillclimb, when my twinnie (i swear we're so much alike it's scary...) slammed a tree. her brother was right behind her and stopped to help, in the middle of the track... i didn't see any of this happen, i was still at the bottom of the hill...when i started coming up i seen them and let off the gas...but MY THROTTLE STUCK! I ended up slamming so bad into the back of my friend shawn's quad that it moved him 5 feet (his quad was off and in gear...imagine the force LOL) and when we hit, my quad started to flip on it's side, I went flying over the handlebars backwards and landed on my back and head...how I missed the trees and rocks, IDK! That was Sunday...It's now Friday and my back STILL hurts from that crash...
oh and I did get back on...nursed my way around the course a little bit, until the throttle stuck open AGAin and I almost slammed another tree...thank God I knwo how to pull in a clutch BAHAHAHA :) :)
ooo another time we were racing supercross...(I'm sure some of you QC lifers will remember this story adn the pics)....I had it in my head I could clear this narly step up...Nick kept saying I didn't have the power for it...I tried it anyways...
Cased the dang thing so hard I shoulda flipped over, but thank GOD i held on to the bars...Slammed my helmet off the front bumper and hit my knee into the brake fluid resevoir thing so hard it split my knee open in an L shape...you could see my knee cap that's how deep the cut was...but, we did have a harescramble the next day so I bypassed the ER and went to Walmart for butterfly bandaids and medical tape. Now I have a nasty narly scar that everyone always asks about, but it reminds me to keep myself level headed when I'm on four wheels...if anyone ewants to see the pics i'll look for the old topic post :)
When I was little I has a Chinease Quad (P.O.S), we were going like 25 which was my full throttle over a bunch of consecutive bumps and I was trying to keep up with my group. My quad wasn't absorbing the bumps at all and every time I hit one it would launch my back end in the air. Well finally the machine gave in and my swing arm literally snapped in half which sent me and my quad right into a tree. When it snapped in half I was literally thrown into the air and I flew right into the tree, I ended up breaking my tail bone, that sucked.