Why is my back tire spinning...aw nuts
Finally got my oil changed, new battery installed, chain lubed, tires pumped up and the bike ready to go! Rode it out of my driveway and promptly dumped it flinging myself into the neighbors yard. Awesome.
So what happened? As I made a slight turn the rear tire lost traction eventually leading to a slow speed highside. It appears the rear tire had some sort of film on it that happened while in storage over the winter.
Thankfully I'm okay. Sore shoulder from landing on it and a few scrapes. The bike has a scraped front fairing, bent handlebar, and a few other cosmetic blemishes. Overall could've been worse.
Gotta laugh I guess. Been riding for a while, made it through the Rockies, Black Hills, Blue Ridge Mountains, The Dragon....only to be foiled by tire film 94 feet from my driveway.
Lesson learned. For the rest of you be safe and check those tires!
[B]1990 GS500 (R.I.P.)[/B]
[B][COLOR="DarkRed"]2005 Red DL650[/COLOR]