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post #11 of 66 Old 07-30-2017, 09:02 PM
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Sorry to hear about the bike but it's a blessing you're able to tell everyone about it. Hope you get well quickly.
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post #12 of 66 Old 07-30-2017, 09:06 PM
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Glad to see you are ok, heal up and just get yourself another one.
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post #13 of 66 Old 07-31-2017, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
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In hopes of helping other motorcyclists avoid the nightmare accident I experienced, I've created an image collage showing in 3 steps exactly how my jacket liner managed to slip out of my backpack and through sheer bad luck end up in my rear wheel causing it to lock up and throw me off the bike at 60 mph. The last image shows the best way to securely zip close a full backpack along with a recommendation to use a mini carabiner to secure the zippers. Keep in mind I do remember very clearly completely closing the zippers, but the problem was that I closed them at the top and the backpack was full, so over the course of the hour I rode before the accident, the combination of wind turbulence and vibrations jiggled the zippers open enough to allow the liner to slip out. Please pass this info onto anyone you know who rides a motorcycle with a backpack. One should also practice extra vigilance when it comes to other types of motorcycle luggage or items tied/strapped to the bike.
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post #14 of 66 Old 07-31-2017, 08:26 AM
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For your next backpack, get an Ogio Mach 3 or 5. They open on the inside of the backpack (the part that is against your back) vs. the outside like a standard backpack. Plus, they are superb on a supersport because of the hard shell contour. Really helps when tucked and higher speeds. And they have ingeniously customized the interior storage compartments for motorcyclist. Ogio makes them in Red, Hi Viz, and Black (I got red, because red means stop, right?). PM Mike at Riders Discount for the best price i could find.

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post #15 of 66 Old 07-31-2017, 08:26 AM
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I’m glad you’re ok. That’s a painful and expensive lesson learned, for sure. only you know how “stuffed to the gills” the bag was, but I learned this lesson the easy way when I got to a ride destination to find my backpack zippers open, but nothing missing. My pack wasn’t full to the gills, but it was heavy, - on the way to the range. I tend to now use the backpack as a tail pack, and wrap it in a cargo net on the back seat. If that’s not an option for you, it’s possible to thread a small clip through the zipper handles. This won’t suffer a lot of load, but will prevent the zippers from walking loose.

Good luck and get well soon.
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post #16 of 66 Old 07-31-2017, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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For your next backpack, get an Ogio Mach 3 or 5. They open on the inside of the backpack (the part that is against your back) vs. the outside like a standard backpack. Plus, they are superb on a supersport because of the hard shell contour. Really helps when tucked and higher speeds. And they have ingeniously customized the interior storage compartments for motorcyclist. Ogio makes them in Red, Hi Viz, and Black (I got red, because red means stop, right?). PM Mike at Riders Discount for the best price i could find.
Thanks obijack for the info :)
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I’m glad you’re ok. That’s a painful and expensive lesson learned, for sure. only you know how “stuffed to the gills” the bag was, but I learned this lesson the easy way when I got to a ride destination to find my backpack zippers open, but nothing missing. My pack wasn’t full to the gills, but it was heavy, - on the way to the range. I tend to now use the backpack as a tail pack, and wrap it in a cargo net on the back seat. If that’s not an option for you, it’s possible to thread a small clip through the zipper handles. This won’t suffer a lot of load, but will prevent the zippers from walking loose.

Good luck and get well soon.
Good alternative idea to using a mini carabiner clip.
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post #18 of 66 Old 07-31-2017, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Went to see bike in tow yard. Got a good look at my jacket liner wedged in the rear disc brake rotor.
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post #19 of 66 Old 07-31-2017, 06:51 PM
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Im glad you are somewhat ok, and thank you for the warning.

Its rare to see an accident where the owner did NOTHING wrong. Ive never had mine blow open, but from seeing your situation, thats just luck.
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post #20 of 66 Old 07-31-2017, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Pictures of the damage.
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