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Sorry, this got long, but I wanted to tell the story of our night!!

Well, last night, went on a hour long twistie ride, then to dinner then to Bike Night in Dallas at Sonic...had a great ride, great night so far, and saw tons of bikes...300? maybe? It was great.

About 11:00pm we broke out, hit the gas station, and decided to go ride downtown throught the "Canyon" (for the Dallas folks you know this place) and then ride DT through the big buildings and such....

To get from where we were, we took hiway 30, and had about a 15 mile or so ride...there were 5 of us in the group, and about 20 or so total bikes spread out. I was the last bike, as my buddy has no turn signals, I took the rear. We were doing 80-90 most of the ride....I know, I know...but anyway :mrgreen:

This is where things went REALLY BAD but I didn't know it yet. We were tooling along, in and out of traffic, hauling ass, and i decided to get on it some...and went ahead of my buddy. The next thing I know, he is beside me, giving me the slow down sign and pointing at my bike! (noone likes to see that at 90+!!! I slow down, he punches it and gets in the front of the group, pointing to the side of the road, and takes the first exit...I still have no clue what the hell is going on, I keep looking down at the bike and just not seeing anything, it is running fine, no "dummie" lights are on...

We take the exit (and for the Dallas folks it was the FAIR PARK exit..which is THE HOOD!!! And it is a NASTY part of town to be stopped and sitting...bums, gangs, just all the things you try to not go to after dark) Anyway, they stop fast and into a parking lot...and they are all looking at me.....I stop, take of my helmet and they are pointing and talking about all this OIL....everywhere. And now that I am stopped I see this blue smoke. I look at the rear of the bike, it looks like someone dumped the back half in a tank of oil. The rear tire, glassy and oil soaked!

So, come to find out, my first service was 2 days ago, and the oil filler cap was not put back on tight. It was gone, came off at 80-90mph on the highway and out came all the oil. Like, over 2 qts worth. Now, the thought hits me...what if I had hit the exit we were supposed to take at 70mph, leaning hard?????????????? lots of oil, tires, and corners are NO GOOD!! I am ssooooo thankful I passed my buddy, that he saw it, and he got us off the road.

Now, tho, we are sitting in the hood, on a dark corner parking lot...cars all beat up with the rear window half down driving past...I said "we need to get the **** outta here" and I took off a boot, pulled off a sock, stuffed it in the filler (not too far so it wouldn't get caught in anything) and we bailed to a gas station. Another not so smart move considering the part of town, but it was the only one down there...There were bums and homeless all over us within 30 seconds, asking for money and smokes and all that. I grabbed towels and windshield water and started scrubbing the tire and the oil off the bike. Then one of the bums comes over and starts helping me. haha but the "presence" of more and more and slow driving cars through the lot, then driving off without getting anything had us nervous...but anyway, we had to get it cleaned off and I had to get oil in it and we had to leave! So I go buy a qt of oil, put it in, stuff the sock back in it, and i tell the homeless dude (he goes by the name of the "Deep Ellam Dancer"....he was damn entertaining) that if I had any cash, I would hook him up for his help, and a buddy of mine said he already hooked him up. So, for $6 this guy cleaned the HELL outta that bike! haha

I get home, and this morning call the dealership. Remember, it was in their show 2 days ago...they send out a truck and trailer it back to the shop, and in 2 hours call me back, saying that is it cleaned and detailed up, they are redoing the first service on it, and giving my next service to me free. They are trailering it back to me after work (which is after their working hours!!)

So, after this long story, I want to say THANK YOU to my R6 guardian Angel...this could have been a very bad outcome, and almost a given that the bike would go down...or the engine lock up, or something more than what I had.

EVERYONE that is reading this...PLEASE go out to your bike right now and make sure all your caps are on and tight!!!!! I know I will check mine all the time now.
 

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ah okay, glad your safe! that could have been one hell of a ride.

this is just one of the reasons i refuse to let anyone else work on my bike unless it's changing the tires and that is only because i can't balence my own.
 

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hollllllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy shhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttttttttttttt


The force was definately with you last night. Good to hear you weren't riding by your self and your friend had the smarts to get you off that bike. Man thats some scary shit. I think i'll be checking all my stuff every time i THINK about gettin on my bike.

Glad everything worked out ok.
 

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ya, Chodaman, glad it worked out in your favor. that could have gotten UGLY.

And who says the homeless aren't good for anything!
 

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best part of the story was when the part about crashing at 80-90 never came!

You should pay your friend back; glad that nothing horrible happened.
 

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good story, good service after a bad fuckup.

glad to hear you made it out alright choda.

lets all have one in his honor or whatever :hammer :cheers
 

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man yoda, i defenitly want to ride with yall if your always this lucky. glad to here everything worked out alright for ya. :cheers
 

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short update...
No, I am not always this lucky, I just don't tell anyone about the "bad luck"! haha

The only thing the dealership didn't do was replace the rear brake pads...and as of last night, I have no rear brakes. Those are still oil soaked. So, new brakes are going to be put on in the next day or two, compliments of the Yamaha dealership.

You know, when I told people in this area where I bought the bike, they gave me a hard time for the choice of dealership, mainly saying that they are known for bad customer service. So far, I can't say that they are the greatest, they lack in some area's of that (salesman didn't recognize me and forgot my name 2 weeks later) but the service manager has been great, and they have bent over to take care of this. Then again, I think they are willing to do this versus the lawsuit that "could" have come down...
 

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ya if i sold you a bike id try to remember you somehow. good to hear that they replaced all the stuff that needs to be replaced, especially since they screwed up. :cheers
 
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