Second Tomo and Pig9r. My thoughts to Tony. Maybe Punisher could let us know his wherabouts. Hospital name. Zip code. Room and dial-able phone number. Maybe Tony would welcome cards, calls or gifts? Victims do, generally. I am game again for all that. Publication of said details would... er... faciliate and help organize support, wouldn't it?
But quite frankly, the Hinckley witch hunt that --already-- seems to permeate some posts (that prematurely self-fulfilling "I told you" tone... that revengeful "sue them" attitude...that firery and self-righteous "I'll talk to the factory" chivalry on the "other" forum) is nothing that I would want to be associated with.
I'm grateful that he will be better soon and no one else was hurt.I'm confused as to the reason the rear wheel locked?Could the ECM do that?If so I'll go back to points.I can fathom it being a transmission brearing issue.
My Rocket stalled once on me... but it was because I was so low on gas that what was left sloshed away from the electric fuel pump and since the injectors ran dry the engine died. Now... I'm not bragging here but I have been riding bikes for longer than some of you have been alive and I knew instantly that my engine had died... and my rear wheel had started to slide because the displacement of the motor is so large the compression simply stopped the mototr from turning. I was able to pull in the clutch so I could at least roll and I thought... what the hell, I'll stand up on my foot pegs and slam my arse down on the seat as I let out the clutch and maybe I'll get enough traction to turn the engine over and start the bike. It worked like a charm... the gas had sloshed back to the fuel pickup and it started. Plan B was to use the starter... but I didn't want to do that because we were pulling into a Harley dealer that was having an open house and there were a bunch of people standing out there. I didn't want them to think that Rockets run off of the starter motor.
I could see his rear wheel locking up if the engine died... with no other mechanical failure and if he didn't think to pull in the clutch.. The moral to this whole story is that something needs to be done about the stalling issue