Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Socialist Republic of MA
My road hasn't been paved in over SIXTY years. Welcome to MA ...
I couldn't see the pic or video there, whatever it was, but I think this is what you guys are talking about ...
When I was 16 and had a '84 KZ700, that was the first time I was introduced to pavement scraping, or grating. I was heading down 495 here in MA, southbound, doing about 70 - hit the wavy pavement, and the bike went into a full lock-to-lock tank slapper. I was used to that by this point - it had happened 10x worse one day prior while trying to catch my buddy on his brand spankin' new Ninja 750R. When I got to the next gas station, my buddy behind me was pale white as a ghost, telling me he thought I was dead, etc., etc.. Cars were clearing the highway around me too, riding in the shoulders on both sides. It's amazing what you can get used to at 16. 🤣
A few months later I finally replaced the stem and swingarm bearings, threw on a set of new rubber, and the bike was rock solid all the way to 130mph. Was a good learning experience for me, then. 😎
'06 Roadliner Midnight - heavily accessorized (SOLD, summer of '14)