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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-27-2019, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Jumping the Bobber!

Not with jumping cables, but I actually went a little airborne a few days ago. I was riding behind traffic at around 40 MPH, near the center lane. The car in front of me passed over a a round "donut"used to hold down one of those orange barrels used in construction zones. Think of a motorcycle tire split in half. Because of heavy traffic, I didn't have time to take an evasive maneuver fast enough and caught the left edge of the donut.



Both tires hit, and all I could do is hold onto the bars. Lifted my bike about 6" off the ground, and moved me about 10" to the left. Could have been disastrous, but the Bobber landed firm and kept going.



Gotta be careful out there.

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Hi David,

Phew.... That was close mate. Really pleased you both survived. As you say it could have been a lot worse indeed.

A good reminder to us all.

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Yes, definitely a good reminder to keep a good bit of distance from the vehicle in front of you.
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The first airborne Bobber!
Glad to hear you (and your bike) are ok.

I have a kind of hump/crest in the road on the way home and purposely accelerate in 3rd gear to get my GSA airborne. I can honestly say it’s not something I’d like to experience on a Bobber and certainly not in a traffic filled environment.

Keep the rubber side down and firmly attached to the asphalt.
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I’ve accidentally hit air on my Bobber a few times. Surprisingly stable bike. Makes me feel like McQueen but be safe!
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Up, up, and away, davidrb!!!

Glad it turned out okay for you man!

I wonder what any onlookers were thinking!
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