waylap Posted November 19, 2007 Share Posted November 19, 2007 I had my first real oh crap moment today on the RT. I've had my share on the work bike from bad drivers or chasing someone but this was on my beloved RT and entirely my fault. I was making a slow left hand turn / lean from a small residential street into a fire dept parking lot to park and attend a local "taste of the town event". I have a delphi satalite radio mounted on the cockpit and a bosstaroo hanging from it by the cord and inside the fairing opening where the forks are. Since I don't have a tank bag, this has just been a convenient place to have it while connected to the N-com helmet. Well just as I start this left turn, the bustaroo STOPS the forks from turning all the way left and I start to go over to the left. PANIC hits me as the bike is going about 20 and going over fast. Luckily the motor officer training kicked in and I quickly let the clutch out all the way and hit the throtle. The bike righted itself quickly but left me thankful that I wasn't turning left in front of oncomming traffic on a busy highway! Well sorry for the long story for such a seemingly minor incident but I just want everyone to know not to take it for granted that a little bustaroo or anything else should hang down in that fairing area. It may never get in the way until just before your funeral. Link to comment
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