riding to alabama


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riding to alabama

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:59 am



well, it all started with me taking a ride yesterday to follow the person that came and took my SEi to his home to work on the electrical system. i wanted to follow him so i could see where he lived. it started out being a nice ride, until i was hit by a chunk of tractor trailer tire.

there was nothing i could do to prevent getting hit by it. below is a photo of whats left of my windshield. the piece of tire was large enough and it hit my windshield at just the right spot to break it in half. i was able to duck down just enough to feel the tire chunk scrape across the top of my helmet after it demolished my windshield. the only thing that saved my life was my windshield was very tall and having my face shield on and my wiper motor holding back the broken windshield from coming in on me and my helmet. had i not had my face shield on and ducking down, im sure it would have caught me right in my face and chest. other than what happened it was a nice 345 mile ride. so now i have to find a replacement windshield. the tall wrap around windshield is nice, but this time im going to get a standard size windshield only because i found out that it was my windshield that was making my bike so unstable out on the interstate when getting behind any trucks or big rigs.

stuart.
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Re: riding to alabama

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:30 pm

Glad that you came out OK, Stuart!

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Re: riding to alabama

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:36 am

thanks wingadmin. it all happened so fast i didn't have much time to react except for ducking my head down. anyways, i went to my local bike salvage yard yesterday and picked up another windshield, used, stock height for $30.00. its not the best, slight haze to it, but it usable and it fits. for use as a secondary bike, it will work.

stuart.


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