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post #1 of 15 Old 03-15-2017, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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I figured you can always learn from others mistakes or just be thankful it wasn't you. I flipped my last last atv down a hill last year, it landed on myself and my wife. She had a concussion and was calling me my sons name on the way home. I had 20cc's of fluid drained outta my back and had a drain tube put in for a month......Lookin forward to yours
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My first ATV, a 1987 Honda TRX350 4X4, had a twist throttle. I bought it from a guy with no thumbs (really) and he had it modified so he could ride it. One day I was loading it onto the trailer, which was connected to my Father's Ford Explorer. The throttle stuck as I was going up the trailer's ramps. When it did so I was thrown backwards, which caused my weight to shift. Holding onto the twist throttle when this happened resulted in WOT. The bike went up the ramps, across the trailer, launched off the trailer's headboard that bent forward from the impact and turned into a ramp, climbed the tailgate of the Explorer (busting the back window) and then proceeded across the roof of the Explorer. On the roof I abandoned ship - I jumped to the left, the bike went to the right, where it landed on its side. Nobody hurt, but the tire tracks were still on the roof of that Explorer when Dad traded it in...

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My best one happened years ago on my old 1989 Yamaha Big Bear.

A buddy and I were riding through some fresh snow and I decided to see if I could get up a hill. I started up it and about half way I bogged down in about 3' of snow. I started to back up and then I felt the front end coming up and over me. All I could think of was the wheeler rolling over me as my back hit the fresh snow as it came around. I quickly realized that my feet were still on the foot pegs and I thought that if I just pushed up with my legs then it should stay off of me. I did this but I also forgot to let go of the handle bars. As it came around I still had a grip on the bars and decided that I better let go, then the next thing that I saw was the ground about 10' below me coming up fast. When I let go I was catapulted up into the air. It was a good thing that there was so much snow. I landed in a huge drift that broke my fall. As I stood up my buddy came up to me and asked if I would do it again so that he could get some pictures. I said NO.

Both me and my Big Bear came out of it unscathed but a lot smarter. All I could figure that I did was that I backed into a rock or a log that stopped the machine in it's tracks and then the rodeo was on.

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Bought my kodiak last august and the first time out my wife was driving it and went into a small ditch and rolled it over sideways on herself and broke her leg in two places and three ribs. Never used it after that excpt to plow snow that went well. I took the plow off today and it was nice out here but still lots of snow to spin around in. I was in a feild and went to go across the dtich to get back on the road and nearly got stuck so i was spinning real fast and then my front tires hit the frozen part long the edge from the plow and it launched the bike over a four foot snow bank onto the pavement. It landed on the front wheels and put me over the handlebars. It nearly flipped over foward and landed on me. When it finally come to a stop i was stilll hanging ontto the handlebars and i was looking into the front grill. Wouldnt have been good if it went over on me, stupid me no helmet on. After that landing i tought i better put it in the garage. Going to cuba monday and didnt need any broken bones to go with. Maybe i should trade it when i come back on a sxs before the thing kills me or my wife
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Glad you weren't hurt, but my God, that would have been funny to watch, especially the still hanging onto the handlebars and looking into the grille bit

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2" lift, 1" spacers, and 27" Zillas on stock steel wheels. Lots of other little things done, most of which I made myself because I'm too cheap to buy stuff. ***SOLD***
Now I'm rolling in a 2014 Can Am Maverick 1000R Side by Side. I loved the Yammi but injuries and age conspired against riding an ATV anymore.
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It sure would have first thing i did was look around to see if anyone was watching after i got back on the seat. Not hurt but i sure have a couple sore shoulders and arms from pulled muscles 220 lbs is a lot of weight to be dangling from your arms lol!!
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I have found that you have to really pay attention when riding these machines and while I only have about 30 hours on the 700cc Kodiak I know that it can hurt you real bad real fast. I know that my old 400cc machine could do it and it only had half the power.

I have also learned to go slow until you know how it handles but there are times that stuff happens that you really have very little control over and then you are in for the rodeo.

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Thats what happened today hardly moving then when it caught tractions it just launched me. I had a 350 honda before this 700 so a huge difference in power and weight
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I was riding late this past fall along the shoulder of a road and the shoulder gave away sending me and the bike into a 4 ft ditch. Heading toward a utility pole, I jumped off into the dich. The bike came to a stop just beside the pole. Legs were pretty sore for a while.
Just recently, I slid on some ice driving a little too fast in 4wd. Slid along til I hit snow while sideways and over we went. I was thrown clear and the bike was laying undamaged on it's side .
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Put the Kodiak on its side twice and once on the bars on a 12 hour ride back in January. Riding to hard with snow on the ground, drifting corners. It's humbling, also have more respect for the machine after hearing everybody else. Maybe ill grow up someday.
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