Choose your color scheme:
The Vette Barn  
 
Go Back   The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic

Off Topic Off Topic - General non-Corvette related discussion.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools
Old 06-03-2012, 9:42pm   #1
Chuck A
Loves Green Corvettes
Points: 34,814, Level: 100
Activity: 18.8%
 
Chuck A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 11,590
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2,130 Times in 1,755 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1000234
Default bike

since this is not CF : i was on my bike racing yes i was going really really really fast, someone cuts me off locked up the bike and my rear brakes stopped working, ended up when i locked up the bike this is what happened, remember i am not posting this on CF, because i know i was wrong and really dont want to hear the BS, Heres a pic of my rear brake caliper went from 160 to 30 very quickly

yes the caliper and brake spun around, dont know how, but it did
Chuck A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2012, 9:46pm   #2
Chuck A
Loves Green Corvettes
Points: 34,814, Level: 100
Activity: 18.8%
 
Chuck A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 11,590
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2,130 Times in 1,755 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1000234
Default

PS the caliper is supposed to be one the bottom, i f-ed up my rear brakes.
Chuck A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2012, 9:49pm   #3
MEANZ06
A Real Barner
Points: 36,564, Level: 100
Activity: 38.6%
 
MEANZ06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Left coast Beaches
Posts: 11,000
Thanks: 2,646
Thanked 2,859 Times in 1,399 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $4635162
Default

Street racing on a bike...





















MEANZ06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2012, 9:50pm   #4
vtelvr
Barn Raising IV
Points: 12,530, Level: 77
Activity: 0%
 
vtelvr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Georgia. Fk polar vortex
Posts: 3,395
Thanks: 1,056
Thanked 664 Times in 394 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2412544
Default

Ouch. Hope you're ok. At least you know where you messed up
vtelvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2012, 9:52pm   #5
JRD77VET
Barn Stall Owner #327
NCM Supporter '16,'17,'19,'20
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS 18
Points: 83,914, Level: 100
Activity: 39.2%
 
JRD77VET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Zionsville,PA
Posts: 40,682
Thanks: 19,877
Thanked 15,739 Times in 6,953 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $5973727
Default

Did you have the correct torque values on the rear axle? The top pic shows the cutout on the caliper bracket that is supposed to keep the bracket in the correct orientation.

Are there marks on the inside of the swingarm showing it was assembled correctly?

Oh, one more thing. As a fellow motorcyclist, Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly.
JRD77VET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2012, 10:16pm   #6
Chuck A
Loves Green Corvettes
Points: 34,814, Level: 100
Activity: 18.8%
 
Chuck A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 11,590
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2,130 Times in 1,755 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1000234
Default

well i just rechecked it looks as though the bracket that holds the caliper in place was not put on properly, very pissed off indeed
Chuck A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2012, 10:27pm   #7
Stangkiller
Charter Member
Barn Stall Owner #5
Barn Raising I,II,III,IV
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'16,'17,'19,'20
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 42,612, Level: 100
Activity: 10.9%
 
Stangkiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Republic of Texas
Posts: 18,012
Thanks: 5,652
Thanked 4,844 Times in 2,643 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2172975
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuck A View Post
well i just rechecked it looks as though the bracket that holds the caliper in place was not put on properly, very pissed off indeed
Yikes! You're very lucky it didn't throw you off or down.....who did the last work on the bike?
Stangkiller is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Stangkiller For This Useful Post:
Old 06-03-2012, 10:30pm   #8
Chuck A
Loves Green Corvettes
Points: 34,814, Level: 100
Activity: 18.8%
 
Chuck A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 11,590
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2,130 Times in 1,755 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1000234
Default

i dont know have the bike serviced before i bought it,,i am wondering if i should reinstall the rear tire, yes i will reinstall it
Chuck A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2012, 10:38pm   #9
Mr Brns C6
Vette Barn Crew
Points: 1,066, Level: 18
Activity: 1.6%
 
Mr Brns C6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 174
Thanks: 66
Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1051
Default

Holy Cow Chuck, glad you're around to write about it........better have a few Heinies
Mr Brns C6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 2:55am   #10
pappytinker
Vette Barn Crew
Points: 2,155, Level: 29
Activity: 1.2%
 
pappytinker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Limbo
Posts: 625
Thanks: 60
Thanked 98 Times in 74 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $3478
Default

I would remove that cube valve cap and replace it with a simple one. I have seen instances where the centrifugal force caused by the spinning wheel caused the valve stem to bend over from the weight and break the stem causing sudden, catastrophic loss of air. Not a good thing.
pappytinker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 5:03am   #11
Thomas
Goldilocks
Barn Stall Owner #905

Bantayan Kids '13,'15
Points: 73,387, Level: 100
Activity: 0%
 
Thomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bukkake ruined my carpet
Posts: 24,990
Thanks: 3,610
Thanked 9,494 Times in 4,410 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1005674
Default

Holy Hell you're lucky. That could have gone bad in a big hurry. My roaring around days are behind me. When I ride now, (Which is often) it's a leasurly putt.

Besides, both my bikes are Harleys. They don't really go fast.
Thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 7:54am   #12
Kerrmudgeon
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
Points: 125,631, Level: 100
Activity: 9.1%
 
Kerrmudgeon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: canada's capital
Posts: 46,588
Thanks: 12,803
Thanked 14,624 Times in 7,707 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $4613062
Default

That's Kharma, and you got off easy.
Kerrmudgeon is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Kerrmudgeon For This Useful Post:
Old 06-04-2012, 5:16pm   #13
Chuck A
Loves Green Corvettes
Points: 34,814, Level: 100
Activity: 18.8%
 
Chuck A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 11,590
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2,130 Times in 1,755 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1000234
Default

Well brought it to the shop everything is back to normal, just dont understand how the hell this happened, very weird indeed
Chuck A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 5:18pm   #14
Chuck A
Loves Green Corvettes
Points: 34,814, Level: 100
Activity: 18.8%
 
Chuck A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 11,590
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2,130 Times in 1,755 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1000234
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Brns C6 View Post
Holy Cow Chuck, glad you're around to write about it........better have a few Heinies
had several, told the wife a different story, yea she can be a real crazy nut
Chuck A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 5:19pm   #15
DJ_Critterus
Stall Owner #1120.2520
Points: 60,473, Level: 100
Activity: 29.3%
 
DJ_Critterus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: I enjoy long romantic walks to the fridge.
Posts: 26,034
Thanks: 9,156
Thanked 5,329 Times in 2,963 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $9016081
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuck A View Post
Well brought it to the shop everything is back to normal, just dont understand how the hell this happened, very weird indeed
Stupidity might be a good explanation (been guilty myself). Glad you're O.K. though. Did you check over the work to make sure it was done right this time and have you looked into track time if you want to keep testing your luck?
DJ_Critterus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 5:23pm   #16
Fastguy
Barn Stall Owner #92
Bantayan Kids '13,'15
Points: 22,002, Level: 100
Activity: 1.1%
 
Fastguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: MA
Posts: 7,158
Thanks: 1,190
Thanked 2,823 Times in 1,398 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $7534988
Default

That is scary, could have snapped and broke the rear apart.

I had to laugh a little at the "cut me off" part though.
Fastguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 5:24pm   #17
DJ_Critterus
Stall Owner #1120.2520
Points: 60,473, Level: 100
Activity: 29.3%
 
DJ_Critterus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: I enjoy long romantic walks to the fridge.
Posts: 26,034
Thanks: 9,156
Thanked 5,329 Times in 2,963 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $9016081
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fastguy View Post
That is scary, could have snapped and broke the rear apart.

I had to laugh a little at the "cut me off" part though.
I was thinking about Scissors' thread when I read the OP here.
DJ_Critterus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 5:27pm   #18
...Whitepower...
Barn Raising III
Points: 51,252, Level: 100
Activity: 0%
 
...Whitepower...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 11,335
Thanks: 951
Thanked 5,211 Times in 2,305 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $10070941
Default

Don't all those bikes come in crates and require some assembly?

I would go to the shop where it was purchased from and demand that a master tech fix it (free parts and labor).
...Whitepower... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 5:32pm   #19
DJ_Critterus
Stall Owner #1120.2520
Points: 60,473, Level: 100
Activity: 29.3%
 
DJ_Critterus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: I enjoy long romantic walks to the fridge.
Posts: 26,034
Thanks: 9,156
Thanked 5,329 Times in 2,963 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $9016081
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ...Whitepower... View Post
Don't all those bikes come in crates and require some assembly?

I would go to the shop where it was purchased from and demand that a master tech fix it (free parts and labor).
If he bought it new that's an option.
DJ_Critterus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 5:38pm   #20
Chuck A
Loves Green Corvettes
Points: 34,814, Level: 100
Activity: 18.8%
 
Chuck A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 11,590
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2,130 Times in 1,755 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1000234
Default

It was a richardcranium moment on my part, i guess the nice weather kind of well screwed with me
Chuck A is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:52am.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2009 - 2019 The Vette Barn


Support the Barn:
 
Download the Mobile App;
 
Follow us on Facebook:

Become a Stall Owner

 

Apple iOS App        Google Android App

 

Visit our Facebook page