What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

SURPRISE, 15 MPH HIGH SIDE!

Illustration for article titled And you told me not to drive But I made it home alive
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I'm surprised that no pipe, saddlebag, grip, clutch lever, or mirror was damaged. Only the front/rear crash bar, and a the floor board mounting bracket. Someone in Milwaukee did their geometry homework and protected all the important bits.

Oh, then there's this, and my swelling foot

Illustration for article titled And you told me not to drive But I made it home alive
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Goddamnit. It was raining HARD, I was almost home, and I was making a right on red. I got on the throttle as the rear tire crossed over a metal joint and I accidentally high side. Me and Mrs McMike's 18 y/o cousin hit the deck. I'm grateful for two things. 1) She's ok. and 2) The car everyone else was in (including her mother) was far behind us.

Was it bad that the first thing I thought of was the sound of scraping metal and how much it was going to cost to fix it.?

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