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I've never had a whoops. 20 28.99%
Less than 10. 12 17.39%
10-20 miles 3 4.35%
20-50 miles 4 5.80%
50-100 miles 8 11.59%
100-200 miles 6 8.70%
200 miles + 16 23.19%
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:44 AM   #21
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Re: How many miles before you first whoops?

The only safety switch is a flooded engine.
That's what kills these things when they tip over.
Give things time to settle in the float bowl after you stand it back up and you'll be good to go.



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Old 06-27-2012, 01:19 PM   #22
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Hmmm. Not what I was told.
Well you can take it from all of us GZ riders that you were told wrong.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:31 PM   #23
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no one saw me, I think/hope.
Just waiting for that youtube video to come out, aren't you! :hide: I know I'm waiting for the random neighbor who caught my embarrassment to post it on youtube (if they did catch it on video). Of course, that was back in May 2011, so I think I just might be safe by now. :whistle:
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:38 PM   #24
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Hmmm. Not what I was told.
Well you can take it from all of us GZ riders that you were told wrong.
I guess I'm not surprised. I would take the word of folks who owns and rides a GZ regularly. He may not even own a Suzuki. :tongue:

Back to embarrassing stories. :popcorn:

As for the video... gosh, I really hope not.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:20 PM   #25
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Re: How many miles before you first whoops?

As WW said, many times on dirt bikes as a kid. But on the GZ I put over 10,000 without a problem, switched to the Vulcan 500 and put another 32,000 on it before I laid it down in the ice and slid a long way, but I was lucky and other than some superficial scratches to the exhaust and crash bars no real damage to the bike or me, I didn't even damage my riding gear. Then, at 44,000 miles, I met a dog, he won. I broke my right tibia, tore out the ACL and MCL in the right knee, broke 5 ribs, and shattered my right shoulder, the bike received a lot of scratches and one knee size dent in the tank but mechanically was okay and my son in law actually rode it home after the accident.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:21 PM   #26
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Ouch. Brutal.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:12 PM   #27
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Re: How many miles before you first whoops?

When I had my whoops, I broke a small chunk out of the front fender. From a safety standpoint, is there any reason I can't cut it off straight so that it looms better?
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:16 PM   #28
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When I had my whoops, I broke a small chunk out of the front fender. From a safety standpoint, is there any reason I can't cut it off straight so that it looms better?
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No reason at all. :cool:
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:20 AM   #30
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is there any reason I can't cut it off straight so that it looms better?
Why not copy the curve (but further back, past the missing chunk)? It'll look neater, and it's not hard to do, using an electric jig saw, then sanding.
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