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Survived an Accident 5 Months ago  
0n 12 May, I was on my way to my weekend camping trip to Vienna, Illinois for the Trail of Tears with the IBMC. My front tire blew out as I was almost to the Toll Booth east of Lawrence, KS. Course I was towing my MiniMate Camper Trailer. I felt that "riding ice feeling " when you first loose the pressure in your tire. I must have ridden over something that punctured my tire. I just had a new front tire installed 4 days before my trip. It was the front tire that blew. . I was fortunate that I was slowing down from 70 mph to 20 when I felt my bike get squirrelly. Jiggling from left to right and with almost no control of the handle bars. I release the bike from the gear and slowing started pumping my rear brakes to get to slow down. I think I got it down to 25-20 mph when my front tire jerked to left and the bike went down. I was lucky or blessed that everyone else was slowing down at the toll booth, otherwise People would have run me over. People stopped to help and asked me if I was okay and helped me get my bike and trailer to the side of the highway. Highway Patrol arrived and took my statement. I think I am quite blessed to have walked away with me still breathing. My bike and Trailer on a tow truck.

******************* a week after the wreck****************

To update what happened on my motorcycle accident. Insurance lady came by. She also rides so she understood everything I was telling her. She went to go look at the bike. She had the shop I have my bike at, put the tire back on the rim and see if I had run into something that caused the blowout. What they found is that my valve stem failed and when enough pressure escaped it cause the tire to unbead . That's why it felt like a blow out. Wow, that's good to know. I check my tire pressure all the time before I go out. It would be simple to check your valve stem by squirting soapy water around the stem to see if it is leaking. Either way, I thank God that I am still alive to tell ya'll about it.

BTW, the picture you see of my bike and Minimate Camper Trailer is on the tow truck.

I also bought TPMS Units for my tires. That way my pressure is always being monitored.

Insurance lady said that there is about 7070.00 worth of damage.



 
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Re:Survived an Accident 5 Months ago  
Glad your ok. Sounds like a scary situation. Lucky that didn't turn bad real quick.
 
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Re:Survived an Accident 5 Months ago  
Wow! Glad you're ok. That had to have been scary as all get out. What's your next step?
 
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Re:Survived an Accident 5 Months ago  
That's too bad but at least your okay.
 
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Re:Survived an Accident 5 Months ago  
Ouch! Glad your OK Kai. I'd send the bill to the folks who installed your tires and likely installed new valve stems.....incorrectly. Do you have mags or spokes?
 
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Re:Survived an Accident 5 Months ago  
Sorry to learn of it, Kai. I'm glad you're okay... I know that trip meant a lot to you, so perhaps all be well to make it another time. Is it an annual ride?
 
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Re:Survived an Accident 5 Months ago  
Glad you're ok. Where did you get the TPMS?
 
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Re:Survived an Accident 5 Months ago  
WOW Glad you are OK
Kai
What about the shop that put the
Tire on???
 
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Re:Survived an Accident 5 Months ago  
Bikes can be replaced, but you cannot be replaced. Thank goodness you are OK. Every day is a gift, one day at a time. Keep well brother!
 
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Damn brother so glade to hear your ok
 
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