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    Default open primary and pant legs

    ride with an open primary..... and you have felt the "snap" going down the road. hell, you probably feel it once everytime you ride.When it happens, it surprises the shit outta me, but 20 years of riding.... never anything more than a slightly frayed paint leg.... but I was wondering.... has anyone ever get a pant leg caught in the front pulley of their open primary that did more than just snag it?

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    Been riding belt driven primaries since the late 70's and open primaries since the 80's. NEVER caught my pant leg...BUT...I did catch THIS!!! No lie...and long DUMB story!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston View Post
    Been riding belt driven primaries since the late 70's and open primaries since the 80's. NEVER caught my pant leg...BUT...I did catch THIS!!! No lie...and long DUMB story!




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    Ouch!!!!

    My buddy got a pant leg caught and it ripped his pants to his crotch.....looked like levi chaps on his left leg lol.

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    Wow, now I feel better about my uncool closed primary.LOL Thanks!

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    A guy I used to work with at a bike shop was sportin' the same look. His was on the left hand. He grabbed for the shifter a " little buzzed" he said, and came up a little short.

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    In the '60's and '70's ya had to be real careful 'cuz bell bottoms were always gettin' chewed up in the belts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston View Post
    Been riding belt driven primaries since the late 70's and open primaries since the 80's. NEVER caught my pant leg...BUT...I did catch THIS!!! No lie...and long DUMB story!




    Boston
    Dude, I feel for you. Only thing I have done is worn the right inside of a few sneakers and boots on the front pulley, but nothing as serious as everyone expects.

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    Default Short version.

    JUST the short version.

    Was tryin' to find the leak in my closed primary where I was running a belt drive and the oil soaked belt was slipping so bad, it cut the motor when the clutch was let out!.

    Took off the outer cover, spayed some kerosene in the inner to clean off the old oil, and wiped off what I could. Started the motor to see where the oil was coming from that was causing my belt to slip. Well, as she's running, oil started to drip out of the front inner primary bolt-to-the motor and LIKE AN IDIOT...I wrapped a hankerchief around THAT finger to "dab" the oil when...WHAM...I jerked my hand back thinking..."WHAT A STUPID SHIT! I almost got my finger........!" ...I then looked at my hand to see no finger! Couldn't see it anywhere! went to the ER, they amputated the bone and grafted the stub. I get home wondering...where the FU*K did my finger tip go? Shook out the hankerchief and it fell out IN ONE PIECE!!!!


    OK, I' m an ass...I KNOW...BUT I WAS STILL YOUNG AND DUMB...now I'm old and dumb without a right pointer! Tell you what....being my dominant hand, it's one hell of an intimidating pointer and the rest of my finger still sits in one of those very small Folger coffee jars in alcohol...on a shelf in a bar at Top of The Mountain outside Knoxville Tennessee.

    Sorry for the visuals....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston View Post
    JUST the short version.

    Was tryin' to find the leak in my closed primary where I was running a belt drive and the oil soaked belt was slipping so bad, it cut the motor when the clutch was let out!.

    Took off the outer cover, spayed some kerosene in the inner to clean off the old oil, and wiped off what I could. Started the motor to see where the oil was coming from that was causing my belt to slip. Well, as she's running, oil started to drip out of the front inner primary bolt-to-the motor and LIKE AN IDIOT...I wrapped a hankerchief around THAT finger to "dab" the oil when...WHAM...I jerked my hand back thinking..."WHAT A STUPID SHIT! I almost got my finger........!" ...I then looked at my hand to see no finger! Couldn't see it anywhere! went to the ER, they amputated the bone and grafted the stub. I get home wondering...where the FU*K did my finger tip go? Shook out the hankerchief and it fell out IN ONE PIECE!!!!


    OK, I' m an ass...I KNOW...BUT I WAS STILL YOUNG AND DUMB...now I'm old and dumb without a right pointer! Tell you what....being my dominant hand, it's one hell of an intimidating pointer and the rest of my finger still sits in one of those very small Folger coffee jars in alcohol...on a shelf in a bar at Top of The Mountain outside Knoxville Tennessee.

    Sorry for the visuals....

    Boston
    Fucking Hardcore Boston! I know we were all a little more than curious about that finger(or lack of)Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston View Post
    JUST the short version.

    Was tryin' to find the leak in my closed primary where I was running a belt drive and the oil soaked belt was slipping so bad, it cut the motor when the clutch was let out!.

    Took off the outer cover, spayed some kerosene in the inner to clean off the old oil, and wiped off what I could. Started the motor to see where the oil was coming from that was causing my belt to slip. Well, as she's running, oil started to drip out of the front inner primary bolt-to-the motor and LIKE AN IDIOT...I wrapped a hankerchief around THAT finger to "dab" the oil when...WHAM...I jerked my hand back thinking..."WHAT A STUPID SHIT! I almost got my finger........!" ...I then looked at my hand to see no finger! Couldn't see it anywhere! went to the ER, they amputated the bone and grafted the stub. I get home wondering...where the FU*K did my finger tip go? Shook out the hankerchief and it fell out IN ONE PIECE!!!!


    OK, I' m an ass...I KNOW...BUT I WAS STILL YOUNG AND DUMB...now I'm old and dumb without a right pointer! Tell you what....being my dominant hand, it's one hell of an intimidating pointer and the rest of my finger still sits in one of those very small Folger coffee jars in alcohol...on a shelf in a bar at Top of The Mountain outside Knoxville Tennessee.

    Sorry for the visuals....

    Boston
    My brother is in the Army and lost his left index (Sp33dfreak, he's a member here too, the one I got everyone to help out with for a build when he gets home from Afghanistan). He had to grease his tow hooks on his Humvee at work one day. So he had to wind his winch in all the way since they store the end of it with a big iron hook on the tow hooks.. Whoever had last wound his winch on this particular truck had bound it up, when he went to let it out (obviously not letting it free spool) it kicked and grabbed right back and sucked the cable back in the other way, he was holding the cable with his left hand, right where the crimp that holds the loop of cable through the iron hook on the cable end is (if that makes sense), and when it sucked backed it popped his finger off right where Boston's was, inside a kevlar glove. At first the army amputated it just like Boston's. When had our little side shop in El Paso building ricers and mini trucks, we called it "9 1/2 Customs". Ha ha. It drove him nuts though with all the nerve endings and pain from barely touching it, and interfered with his job, so he had the ARMY re-amputate it all the way off. They went into the back of his hand and removed a bunch more bone, and re-tapered the section of his hand between the thumb and where his index was. So when he flips you off it looks like he's givin you a number 1. Now we call him Lobster Boy! Ha ha. He's gonna kick my ass for that one. But it is kinda fun givin him shit and saying he can't count 10 anymore! Sorry bro, love you man!
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    When somebody "points" out the loss of a limb....you'd be surprised how many come out with similar stories of accidents where a body part is gone!

    Missing body parts/limbs is much more common than you'd think! Right now there is an Army Capt...INFANTRY type...humping it with the Infantry on active duty in Afganistan missing a total leg and part of his other foot. Some tuff 'sumbitches out there..............


    All the more reason to respect the hell outtta' our military!!!

    Now that this thread is WAY off topic...................


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston View Post
    When somebody "points" out the loss of a limb....you'd be surprised how many come out with similar stories of accidents where a body part is gone!

    Missing body parts/limbs is much more common than you'd think! Right now there is an Army Capt...INFANTRY type...humping it with the Infantry on active duty in Afganistan missing a total leg and part of his other foot. Some tuff 'sumbitches out there..............


    All the more reason to respect the hell outtta' our military!!!

    Now that this thread is WAY off topic...................


    Boston

    Thanks for "pointing" out the Capt. I have heard of that cat too. Fucking insane! Sorry for leading it further off topic... Ha ha

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    Default Since we're way the F off topic anyway.....

    We had a Captain in my old Regiment (3d ACR) who lost his leg while deployed for OIF I- dude came back with us for OIF III in the Regimental headquarters. Even with a prosthesis he kicked the crap out the 2 mile run portion of the PT test. One of my best friends lost his left leg 20+ years ago when he got hit riding his old Ironhead Sporty. He still rides- has a street tracker XS650 with the brake and shift both on the right side. Freaks people the hell out when his prosthetic leg falls off while he's riding, though. Guess he could definitely get away with an open primary- nothing on the left side below the knee to catch. (See? Back on topic... sort of.)

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    Default back on topic

    have any of you seen the old ad for the horse with the old guy in sweat pants that are ripped to shit standing by i wanna say a green bike and part of his pants are waded up in the primary haha clasic

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    I'm real cool, I have the old tin primary over my 1 1/2" belt drive And a hand clutch with a mouse trap!
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    Wow, all these lost limbs.... All I had happen was my 3" open grabbed my lower jean cuff and ripped it right up to the knee..... Not once, but twice.....

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    I know this is way old but I was looking into open primary accidents and hey, here we are.

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    I feel so left out. I have yet to get anything caught in my open belt primary. It is a 3 inch belt that must be very lazy.

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    Never had a problem ever! Unless you wear huge bell bottoms you should be ok. I did lose a shoelace once but that's it.

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    A buddy of mine had a big Diamond back Rattler's Head pass through His Shovel's
    primary belt after the big snake lunged at Him as He was riding through a remote desert
    canyon road.
    Fucker was just basking in the sun on the warm pavement, right in the middle of the road.
    He pulled over & pulled His pistol & finished the snake off since It's mouth was jacked.


    I think the worst I did was packed the belt with gravel a few times, & once I dropped
    a fucking quarter into the belts path as I was paying the mexican girl at one of the
    baja toll booths.

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