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My last three bikes were V-Strom, FJR1300, Concours 1400. I averaged 9,000 miles a year for the last 8 years. Bought a new 2014 Softail Heritage as a retirement gift to myself. I am 66 and a half, that is 666!!!! Four months and 4,000 miles later I was going around a curve near Spavinaw, Okla and the bars dragged and I lost it. (I often drag the floorboards) Went thru a barbed wire fence and then a steel pipe rail fence and knocked out the bottom two rails. Two groups of bikers stopped, amazed that I walked away. (my cat like reflexes!!) Bike started. I rode home to Tulsa from the Ark. border. Bike is almost repaired and out of the shop. I got a shiny new helmet and ready to go! (thanks Flo)
I was fortunate that I didn't go over some treetops or under an 18 wheeler. I have to remember........ Sail fast, Ride slow!
From Broken Arrow, Okla.
 

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That's a hell of an intro. Thankful your alive, and welcome to the forum from New Hampshire.
 

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Welcome from Virginia.

Slow down you old fool!! :laugh
 

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/\ this!
 

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Hunter S Thompson's quote wasn't meant to be taken quite so literally!

Hunter S Thompson said:
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
 

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Welcome from College Station. Quite an entry there.
 

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No crash bars for me, I can't stand the looks of em anyway! Very glad you are okay, and lived to ride another day!! Welcome from Pennsylvania
 

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My last three bikes were V-Strom, FJR1300, Concours 1400. I averaged 9,000 miles a year for the last 8 years. Bought a new 2014 Softail Heritage as a retirement gift to myself. I am 66 and a half, that is 666!!!! Four months and 4,000 miles later I was going around a curve near Spavinaw, Okla and the bars dragged and I lost it. (I often drag the floorboards) Went thru a barbed wire fence and then a steel pipe rail fence and knocked out the bottom two rails. Two groups of bikers stopped, amazed that I walked away. (my cat like reflexes!!) Bike started. I rode home to Tulsa from the Ark. border. Bike is almost repaired and out of the shop. I got a shiny new helmet and ready to go! (thanks Flo)
I was fortunate that I didn't go over some treetops or under an 18 wheeler. I have to remember........ Sail fast, Ride slow!
From Broken Arrow, Okla.
sailandcrash I'm glad your ok but i have to say it's not the fault of the crash bar that caused your accident
 

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Wow.....that's one hell of a intro!!!!!!! Welcome and glad you are still with us!!
 

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Wow!

I kinda did the same thing on my street glide but my floor board frames were the thing that laid me down. Glad you're all good!
 

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Welcome from SE Oklahoma!!! Lots of great ppl/info on here!!!
You got lucky on that one!!!
 

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Welcome to the forum from N.Y. You sure got lucky with that one let's hope it's your last.
 
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