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I got this link from another forum. http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=242261

This is how NOT to clean a bike chain. Even though an LT doesn't have a chain, it gives you pause to think about your actions before starting. And some of us have more than one bike.

WARNING - there are some very graphic images. But that is why it works as a reminder.

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Damn!!! I love my shaft drive even better now!
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watched a video back in high school about shop safety, with guys wearing neckties in the shop, and wedding bands, moving objects propelled by motors are relentlessand unforgiving!!!!

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"Don't do it....it's like a machine or something"


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seen that with toes as well as fingers. Had a Dad ask me if the toes would grow back on his 5 y/o son who's foot had slipped while standing on the back of a 4 wheeler and his foot had gotten caught in between the chain and cog. I asked him if he had any lizard DNA if not then it was very doubtful.

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The son of a friend lost the end of his index finger at the first knuckle that way. It may sound easy to run the engine put the bike in gear and clean & lube the chain that way, but if your rag catches, it's all over in a hurry.

On the way to the ER, my friend didn't call his son a dumb @$$, or ask him if he was OK. He simply asked him, "What did you learn?" The young man now has engine off & hand turns the rear wheel.

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I don't like to be predjudice and judgemental in my observations. As a Drivers License Examiner however that gives motorcyle test's I have made a few observations on lack of safety by motorcyle rders. I myself am an avid BMW rider between bikes right now. I have thirty years of riding experience and am an experinced truck driver also. Yes, CDL with airbrakes as well as motorcyle. It is a disturbing trend when I see Harley-Davidson riders come in to take a riding test. I ask them how long have they been riding and they say fifteen or twenty years. Why aren't you licensed yet comes my reply. They just look at me dumbfounded and say they just keep renewing their leaners permit. It never occurs to them to take a safety course, they won't wear helmets etc. Their lack of group minded attitude never expands to "gee if I ride badly and get into wrecks or get killed, then all the other motorcycle riders look bad too and have to pay higher insurance rates because of my selfishness'. The cafe crotch rocket riders act similarly. I am usually met with much hostility when I suggest a safety course. Then I tell them that I have taken the beginner advanced and instructors courses. They don't care. The laws of physics are self enforcing Gordon Jennings said that, RIDE SAFE FELLOW BMW RIDERS
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Okay, maybe I'm a skeptical kind of person. You've just run your right hand through the sprocket and chain mangling your finger tips. You:
A. grab your wrist and scream.
B. call for help.
C. grab a first aid kit
D. take pictures to share with friends and family.


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Okay, maybe I'm a skeptical kind of person. You've just run your right hand through the sprocket and chain mangling your finger tips. You:
A. grab your wrist and scream.
B. call for help.
C. grab a first aid kit
D. take pictures to share with friends and family.

Yeah. That's exactly what most youngun's would do. At least he kept things in the correct order.
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I got this link from another forum. http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=242261

This is how NOT to clean a bike chain. Even though an LT doesn't have a chain, it gives you pause to think about your actions before starting. And some of us have more than one bike.

WARNING - there are some very graphic images. But that is why it works as a reminder.
WTF?! Those pics look real! But the story was soooooooooo stupid, my eyes refuse to believe what they see!

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Some really OLD friggin' White dude who couldn't have possibly known what he was talking about!) WARNING: Official HATE speech!
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Again, as anexperienced truck driver and avid BMW rider, it's a good idea to have at least a basic preventive safety kit with you on a tour ride. This would include a basic first aid kit. A small fire extinguisher, and four or five road flares. This can all be stored in the tail trunk or one of the saddle bags. You of course can add things like a mini-mag flashlight or the monster six cell one I carry! It's the old story, better to have it and not need it than the opposite. Of course if you are a medical doctor, nurse, emt paramedic; other first responder then you have proffessional training and may supplement with what you think is neccassary. You can also carry a laminated personal info card arround your neck listing your name, medical conditions if any, blood type, prescrip info if you are on any meds from your doctor.
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Oh crap that looks real to me....the only question is WHY?



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WTF?! Those pics look real! But the story was soooooooooo stupid, my eyes refuse to believe what they see!

JAy JAy Jay.. we have become so .. Jaded when it comes to common sense. I know its hard to believe, but your train of thought has gone out the window... I am sure you got the letter in the mail , unless of course you thought it was junk mail..

You know, this letter is from the gov't and we are here to help... We want your DONATIONS...

I guess people werent raised on the 3 stooges Like I was.. Nyuk nyuk Nyuk.

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If you read the thread, he wants to become a LEO, nice.......................

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If you read the thread, he wants to become a LEO, nice.......................
He'll be a real knucklehead!!!
Sorry, I couldn't resist!

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He'll be a real knucklehead!!!
Sorry, I couldn't resist!
Now that is funny, not for him though...............

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Yeah. That's exactly what most youngun's would do. At least he kept things in the correct order.
Makes me wonder if he Tweeted and Facebook'd after taking the pictures...probably so.

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....JAy JAy Jay.. we have become so .. Jaded when it comes to common sense. I know its hard to believe, but your train of thought has gone out the window.....
My chain--er--train, already being very short to begin with, derailed a long time ago. Let that be a lesson to me!

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Some really OLD friggin' White dude who couldn't have possibly known what he was talking about!) WARNING: Official HATE speech!
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