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    Default High Speed Crash on Hwy 87

    This happened Yesterday Near Brady Texas. Harley Vs Spyder

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    Not sure you can see these, may be too large. I have more pics to share. I'll try to get them on this evening. HD driver made a U-turn in front of me on the highway. Did all I could to miss him swerving to the left. Right front wheel took out his front tire and forks. Did a number on my front suspension. All walked away. I do have a broken arm, not sure exactly what hit me but guess it may have been force from handle bars on the impact.

    I'll explain the loss of brakes after impact in a following e-mail, but the bike stayed straight line on all 3 wheels to a rolling stop about 150 yards from impact.
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    Let me guess, the Harley Guy didn't see you? Glad you walked away.

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    Default It was a rough day !! High speed crash on hwy 87

    At work so I couldn't start another thread to show this, but if anyone can please feel free to do so, and I'll try to describe what all happened when I get home.

    Quote Originally Posted by TexAmRider View Post
    This happened Yesterday Near Brady Texas. Harley Vs Spyder

    2019-05-20 16_12_09-.jpg2019-05-20 16_13_06-Photos.jpg

    Not sure you can see these, may be to large. I have more pics to share. I'll try to get them on this evening. HD driver made a U-turn in front of me on the highway. Did all I cold to miss him swerving to the left. Right front wheel took out his front tire and forks. Did a number on my front suspension. All walked away. I do have a broken arm, not sure exactly what hit me but guess it may have been force from handle bars on the impact.

    I'll explain the loss of brakes after impact in a following e-mail, but the bike stayed straight line on all 3 wheels to a rolling stop about 150 yards from impact.
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    I'm glad that everyone walked away without major injuries. Good luck in your healing process.
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    Keep us posted. Glad everyone walked away.

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    Default Yikes...!!!

    so glad all walked away with minimal personal damage. You were very fortunate to be on a spyder and not a two wheeler as things would have been much worse for both....
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    Glad you weren't hurt any worse …… good luck with the ins. co. ….. Mike

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    I'm very glad everyone walked away. Were you riding with the guy on the H-D?
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    You're lucky again. Get well soon. What happened to the HD Rider?

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    Impressive how well the Spyder survived the crash and protected you.

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    Hi TexAmRider, Glad you and other rider walked away, brings back memories of my accident last year with my 1st Spyder. Hope your arm has a quick recovery, I had a quick recovery with my broken arm and was out of hospital after a week. My thoughts are with you right now.
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    Wow, you’re both lucky to have walked away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren111 View Post
    Hi TexAmRider, Glad you and other rider walked away, brings back memories of my accident last year with my 1st Spyder. Hope your arm has a quick recovery, I had a quick recovery with my broken arm and was out of hospital after a week. My thoughts are with you right now.
    Is that the one where you went flying over a roundabout?

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    Great all could walk away, hope the arm heals quickly.
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    I see an irony in this: cagers are told to look out for motorcyclists, but no one tell motorcyclists to look out for Spyders.
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    Glad you walked away.

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    Damn! Good news is no one was seriously injured.

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    KX5062I don't think political symbols are allowed here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazzel View Post
    KX5062I don't think political symbols are allowed here
    Which political symbol was that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madison Sully View Post
    Which political symbol was that?
    The thin blue line in his avatar?? Is that political?

    It's CERTAINLY not on topic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Aawen View Post
    The thin blue line in his avatar?? Is that political?
    To explain myself further....
    The thin blue line, as I understand it, suggests support for law enforcement.
    Could it be construed as a political statement? For sure, yes.
    There's a bit of recent history about this, one side seems to dislike the killing of innoc... sorry, anyway, the other side seems to have utmost respect for law enforcement.

    Anyway, being a thread about something totally not related to that bit.....

    Glad to see everyone was able to more or less walk away from it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KC61 View Post
    Let me guess, the Harley Guy didn't see you? Glad you walked away.
    Ha, Harley guy gets to say SMIDSY.

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    So glad you are going to be OK, bummer about the arm though.
    Any crash you live and walk away from is good, if there is a good crash.
    All the mechanical stuff can be fixed or replaced.
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    Glad to hear that everyone walked away. Machinery can be replaced!

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    So to follow up now that we have a quiet evening after all the tornados last night.

    Running about 65 miles an hour cresting a hill on highway 87 in Texas the last thing I expected was a motorcycle doing a u-turn in front of me. I'm guessing due to the rider just behind him, sitting on the right hand side of the road, I was in his blind spot when or if he may have looked my direction. He pulled from the side of the road directly into the right hand driving lane on a 2 way road. While I quickly hit the brakes and headed to the left after seeing there was no oncoming traffic trying to avoid broadsiding him, I was just hoping he would see me and stop quick enough that I would clear him. My right front wheel impacted his front wheel and forks. The impact was hard and sudden but the Spyder continued in a straight line in the direction I had pointed it. At this time I realized I had no brakes and had no steering control. So the wife and I continued in the saddle to stop about 150 yards down the road. The crazy thing about the brakes I found later was that part of the Tupperware wear had been shoved under the brake pedal and on top of the floor board. After coming to a stop I had already realized my right arm was probably broken even though I had full range of motion. I've got to say the group of riders from SAN Antonio were great. Bunch of fire fighters and medics. The guy who pulled out in front of me after finding all involved were ok was very apologetic and admitted to being at fault. The DPS also confirmed this in his report. We all walked away and that was a great thing. As for the damage to the Spyder that is yet to be fully determined. But yes I guess we have to expect the unexpected. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention this is my forth Spyder 2weeks old and I was out on a break in run with our freedom trailer. About 1000 miles on the odometer.
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