Never thought I would make one of these posts.
Saturday night I was coming back from a ride to Fairfield, TX. We ( three of us, me in the middle ) were coming into Allen from Plano on 75 Central Expressway. I felt my bike tire wobbling and thought I had a flat. It probably took me at most 5-10 seconds to get over to the shoulder. That's the last thing I remember until I woke up in an ambulance.
My buddy riding behind me said once I got to the should the rear of my K1200 dropped and my back tire ( yes, the entire frigging tire/rim ) popped out and started rolling away. When that happened he said I fishtailed hard 90 degrees ( with sparks flying ) and it threw me.
I have to say that of all the things I learned from this site ATGATT was one that I have adopted. I was wearing almost brand new First Gear touring jacket, gloves, jeans, riding boots and 3/4 HJC helmet. My son ( 9 y/o ) usually rides with me but he was in a car a few miles ahead.
I landed face first and my face got the brunt of the damage. He said my left arm was up behind my back and I was moaning. I don't remember any of this but said I was combative and refused to even believe I owned a motorcycle much less was in an accident. I'm sure this was related to head injury.
Anyway, carted off to the hospital and thank God no broken bones not even any stitches. Bad concussion that took me almost two days to get over. Now just a little road rash here and there and seriously sore joints.
The big question is how could my entire tire have come off. I talked to FT.Worth BMW and they said if lugnuts were loose that factory says it will only stay in place 50-100 miles. I had my tire replaced about 1500 miles ago. Rode to Fairfield ( about 130-150 miles one way ) Friday and returned Saturday.
'05 K1200LT Graphite ( Big E's former ride )