Sporty got a new seat and more chrome!

verbverb Posts: 4,459
So I finally installed my new custom Corbin seat on the Sportster. New chrome solo rack (rear seat and sissy bar was removed as the Mrs was never gonna ride on it!), and new chrome fork sliders.

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,224
    Loud pipes save lives!
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  • verbverb Posts: 4,459
    Yes they do! This baby is loud! Got the complete Screaming Eagle upgrade package.
    Sporty is a great city bike, fast, turns well, about 1/2 the weight of my Heritage.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,224
    That gorgeous seat and the removal of the rear seat completely change the look of the bike. Very nice.
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • Looks good to me!
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  • MilitoMilito Posts: 267
    Nice looking bike!
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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,444
    Sweet!!!
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  • Awesome. I put a Corbin on my Ducati a few weeks back and love it. The bomber jacket brown looks great on your bike.
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  • verbverb Posts: 4,459
    edited August 2018
    So I have a corollary to this post that I pondered a bit as to whether I should mention. Here it goes. I went down on the Sporty about a month before the pics were posted. I was on a round about in town on my way to work and hit an oil slick. About 20mph, nothing crazy, but lost traction completely and the bike went down.

    I had all the gear on, except it was a hot day so just a leather vest, no jacket. Helmet hit the pavement as I now have a battle scar on it. The highway bars on the front saved my leg from getting crushed. Late rush hour traffic and very thankful things were not worse.

    After I went down, the bike slid for about 20 feet before it stopped and the engine stalled. There was so much oil on the road I could barely walk over to the bike without slipping.

    I was covered in oil, in fact my arm was covered up and down. In retrospect the oil saved my skin from abrasion. Short sleeve shirt you know.

    By the time I got the bike up and settled down a bit, emergency personnel were there, they blocked off the roundabout until road clean up crew arrived.

    I did a self assessment, a little sore, but nothing broken or bleeding. I declined any medical services, so I went to work! I didn't realize until later that I was covered in oil.
    A little shocky? Perhaps.

    My lessons learned here (for me) - Always wear protective gear. I ordered a mesh jacket for the hot summer days. Boots, gloves, goggles, a must. Michigan just passed a helmet choice law, and I love the ability to choose, but my choice is always wear a helmet.

    Get medically evaluated afterwards. Even if there are no outward signs of injury. In fact when I got home I was bruised up and down. Ribcage was sore too. Traumatic injuries may not manifest themselves immediately. Go get checked out!

    Add protective gear on your bike. They look cool, and they work! There is a nice abraded flat on the chrome highway bar, and the Saddlebag now has a chamfer where there once was a radius. They saved my leg and actually saved the bike from major damage too.

    The next day I took the bike to my favorite shop to get checked out, other than minor cosmetic damage mentioned above, all is well. No hurry to get the saddlebag repainted, and the highway bar, I may just leave it.

    Hope this helps all those that ride bikes! Be safe!
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,671
    I'm glad you are okay, Dave. :)
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,224
    Will you have to replace the helmet since it hit the ground? I always thought that was the general rule. Glad to hear you walked away from the accident with no major injury.
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  • verbverb Posts: 4,459
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Will you have to replace the helmet since it hit the ground? I always thought that was the general rule. Glad to hear you walked away from the accident with no major injury.

    Thanks brother. That is the rule generally. I did inspect the foam inside and did not see any fractures, so I think I'm good. Heck, I may just get another helmet anyway!
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  • verbverb Posts: 4,459
    Viking64 wrote: »
    I'm glad you are okay, Dave. :)

    Thanks Jimmy, more shook up after the fact. The ride to the shop the very next day was a bit un-nerving, but back in the saddle! I've actually done worse on a bicycle (road and mountain), but that is a tale for another day!
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,224
    I hope that the incident doesn't affect your confidence when riding in the future.

    I've always thought it was the low speed maneuvering that'll get ya. Made me cringe and shake my head the other day when I saw two guys in my work parking lot checking out a new bike. One guy was letting his buddy slowly ride it around the parking lot and the guy wasn't wearing a helmet. It was a bigger Gold Wing-esque cruiser bike. I thought for sure he was going to put it down and crack his head, but thankfully he didn't.
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • DerfDerf Posts: 183
    ATGATT. And verb, it sounds like you’ve been riding a long time, so you know in all likelihood the fiberglass shell of the helmet is weaker now that it’s hit the road; probably micro cracks within the shell; foam liner may look ok but there can now be flat or compressed spots in it. It did its job, so now throw that helmet away and get a brand new one!! And btw, glad you are ok overall—stay safe, brother.
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  • verbverb Posts: 4,459
    Derf wrote: »
    ATGATT. And verb, it sounds like you’ve been riding a long time, so you know in all likelihood the fiberglass shell of the helmet is weaker now that it’s hit the road; probably micro cracks within the shell; foam liner may look ok but there can now be flat or compressed spots in it. It did its job, so now throw that helmet away and get a brand new one!! And btw, glad you are ok overall—stay safe, brother.

    I hear ya! Will do!
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  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,218
    Glad you're OK
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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,020
    Yep, glad your ok and you are right on the injury thing showing up days later.
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,629
    Holy crap! I'm glad you're ok . . .
    Just the right amount of jewelry classes-up a bike.
    Look'n good, Verb!
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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,495
    Beautiful!
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  • Sorry to here you went down. Glad you’re alright.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • Glad to hear your ok and hopefully there's no injuries showing up now that your adrenaline level has gotten back to normal levels. Being a rider myself (less with each passing year) and paving state highways for a living I'm afraid of situations similar to that because of what I see on the highways every single day.

    Last nights adventure was a woman in a stolen car inside our work zone with felony warrants almost running down 2 of our workers. Dumb **** then gets out of the car and starts running in such a hurry that she left her cellphone behind which made things very easy for the police.

    Gotta be careful out there; there's fools and hazards everywhere.
  • Man that blows hitting an oil patch like that. No matter how good you ride something's always trying to get ya. Yeah, replace the helmet. Glad you were not hurt badly.
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  • LegenderLegender Posts: 474
    Nice bike and glad you're OK. There can always be something you didn't quite plan for. You never know what's out there lying in wait for you.
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  • verbverb Posts: 4,459
    Derf wrote: »
    ATGATT. And verb, it sounds like you’ve been riding a long time, so you know in all likelihood the fiberglass shell of the helmet is weaker now that it’s hit the road; probably micro cracks within the shell; foam liner may look ok but there can now be flat or compressed spots in it. It did its job, so now throw that helmet away and get a brand new one!! And btw, glad you are ok overall—stay safe, brother.

    I was looking back at this thread and wanted to say thanks for all the well wishers out there. I really appreciate the love and support from all of you.

    Another part of this story is that since this happened on campus, I was asked to give a talk to my organization recently. As I played a video of the incident, when I went down there was a large "gasp" from the audience.

    Special thanks to @Derf as I used the acronym ATGATT - thanks for that brother!

    Funny now, I'll walk through my building where there are thousands of employees, those that do not know me personally, I am referred to as the "motorcycle guy"! Oh well, celebrity has it's price!

    I'm happy to have shared my experience with others at work and here on the forum. Be safe! :blush:
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