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What happens if you fail to properly secure your luggage on a freeway?

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by jack_1313, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. It spends about an hour and a half getting obliterated by 18 wheelers!

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  2. ... Oh dear!!....:-s
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    Doing some research.

    Playing a CD.

    Not sure what the problem is?
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  4. Was this your computer prior to impact? lol
  5. Just buff those scratches out and it'll be good as new, methinks ;)
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  6. Looks like standard Australia Post delivery to me.
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  7. ouch-- which freeway?
  8. Liar, you pulled a flashdrive out without pressing the safely remove USB icon didn't you.
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  9. The Caulder freeway in the rain and hail yesterday afternoon. I stopped near Woodend to get my rain jacket out of my bag and must have failed to resecure the luggage straps.

    It wasn’t before I was half way back to Melbourne and stopping for petrol that I noticed that the back of the bike was looking a bit bare. Thought to myself “Hmmm, that’s odd...”

    No, but I pulled the hard drive and the DVD drive out without doing anything at all. Maybe that’s what did it?
  10. Bit of gaffer tape and a prayer to Araldite and it'll be fine.
  11. That's the Egyptian goddess of glueing stuff, isn't it?

  12. Accidental damage protection would love this one... lol
  13. That's a windows lappie right? So try rebooting it.
  14. That's the one. Later adopted by the Greeks as their goddess of broken things :D.
  15. That sucks man, I hope you have backups, if not.

    have you tried reading the drive?

    If it wont boot as a master drive, boot with a gnu/linux livecd, you may be able to recover your bike p0rn. (obviously on another PC, the hardware is FUBAR on that laptop)
  16. Sneak preview of the new mac book pro
  17. ...Defrag?
  18. Bad luck but think on the bright side...you could have also picked up a $500 fine for failing to secure your load.
  19. I feel ya mate.

    My bag 'fell off' my luggage rack on the way home from uni a couple of months back - noticed whilst crossing the Anzac bridge. Turned around and retraced my ride back to the uni - still no sign of it.

    I eventually pull over - to discover my shoulder straps still attached, and my bag had fallen behind the rear wheel, dragging ass. Big old hole in the bag.
  20. I'm good with computers, have you tried turning it off & then on again?