To the rider who suffered fairing damage on the Tulla...

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Rod Bacon, Nov 18, 2005.

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    Rod Bacon Guest

    To the fellow rider who suffered (silver) fairing damage on the
    Tullamarine freeway on Friday... I sincerely hope you weren't injured
    in the incident...

    Next time, maybe you'll take 2 minutes to remove the FUCKING fairing
    pieces from the freeway, so poor buggers LIKE ME don't wipe out on them
    in peak hour traffic. Have you ever experienced the sensation of a
    piece of fibreglass being jammed under your front wheel?

    And no... I wasn't seriously injured, but the gouges in my engine
    casing and muffler are not overly appreciated.
    Rod Bacon, Nov 18, 2005
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    Will S Guest

    Did you keep the fibreglass because my platic welder needs them

    thanks mate
    Will S, Nov 18, 2005
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    John Guest

    LOL - that does deserve a beer!

    John, Nov 18, 2005
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    Jules Guest

    Err.... Tell me, have you ever stopped on a 100km/h freeway to pick
    something up?

    You were moving at peak hour traffic speeds and you weren't able to
    avoid the debris?
    Jules, Nov 18, 2005
  5. I know what you mean, truckies exploded tyres all over the highway annoy the
    **** out of me, don't think I've ever seen one clean up afterwards. Did you
    ever think the bike rider was maybe in no shape to pick up the pieces

    Alan Pennykid, Nov 18, 2005
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    Dale Porter Guest

    There's a bloody good reason why RACV patrol vans refuse to work on cars that are broken down in freeway emergency lanes. Idiots
    have hit them a freeway speeds in the past.

    Someone dashing out into a traffic lane to pick up debris would be suicidal.

    Think first Rod.

    And anyway, aren't most bike fairings plastic, not fibreglass?
    Dale Porter, Nov 18, 2005
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    justAL Guest

    It could have been a racebike on the way to the Island which explains why he
    didn't stop to pick it all up.

    Them damn crazy racers.

    justAL, Nov 18, 2005

  8. Yeah,

    Most of use AVOID things on the road.


    ----Perhaps you need some tutelage?
    Hamish Alker-Jones, Nov 18, 2005
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    sharkey Guest

    It's spelt "yous", Hamish.

    sharkey, Nov 18, 2005
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    Birdman Guest

    isnt it youse? Ask Jeff Fenech..
    Birdman, Nov 18, 2005
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    DJ Guest

    Or if you were a Kiwi it'd be 'ewes"

    DJ, Nov 19, 2005
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    Rod Bacon Guest

    Y'know... it took me all of 10 seconds to pick up the piece of fairing,
    and toss it of the roadway, seeing has how all the traffic was stopped

    That normally happens when there's a bike lying in the middle lane...

    Rod Bacon, Nov 19, 2005
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    Rod Bacon Guest

    The thing about peak hour traffic, is that you are often close to the
    vehicle in front. By the time I saw the piece of PLASTIC come out from
    under the car in front, I had no time to avoid it. Also, the car in
    front had actually clipped the offending piece of PLASTIC, meaning it
    was moving when I hit it, making it even more difficult to avoid.
    Rod Bacon, Nov 19, 2005
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    Rod Bacon Guest

    Plastic... Fibreeglass... I don't know. I've never owned a faired bike.
    I guess I'll take your word for it.

    In the 3 seconds it took for me to hit it, and end up on the road, I
    didn't have time to perform a detailed analysis on it's make-up. All I
    can tell you is that it was silver, and looked like it came off
    something with a round headlight.

    The fact that I didn't see any frayed fibres along the broken edges
    would indicate that it was indeed plastic.
    Rod Bacon, Nov 19, 2005
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    Birdman Guest

    By the time I saw the piece of PLASTIC come out from under the car in front, I had no time to avoid it.

    So you were too close? YES/YES?
    Birdman, Nov 19, 2005
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    sharkey Guest

    NEWS FLASH: Man Wrong on Usenet!

    -----sharks (****, that's twice in two weeks someone's been wrong!)
    sharkey, Nov 19, 2005
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    Daniel M Guest

    That was you i seen the other day wearing velcro gloves?
    Daniel M, Nov 19, 2005
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    Grump Guest

    Baa to that!
    Grump, Nov 19, 2005
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    fred.kroft Guest

    Hi Rod,

    Ignore the shit stirrers. This could happen to anyone. I would be
    fucked off totally if that happened to me. The bright side that you
    didn't stack it... and you're still here.

    fred.kroft, Nov 19, 2005
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    sharkey Guest

    You're really Hamish, aren't you?

    sharkey, Nov 19, 2005
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