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

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au 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.

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    Playing a CD.

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    Not sure what the problem is?
     
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  4. Was this your computer prior to impact? lol
     
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  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?
     
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  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?
     
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  10. Bit of gaffer tape and a prayer to Araldite and it'll be fine.
     
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  11. That's the Egyptian goddess of glueing stuff, isn't it?

    (*ar-al-die-tee)
     
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  12. Accidental damage protection would love this one... lol
     
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  13. That's a windows lappie right? So try rebooting it.
     
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  14. That's the one. Later adopted by the Greeks as their goddess of broken things :D.
     
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  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)
     
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  16. Sneak preview of the new mac book pro
     
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  17. ...Defrag?
     
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  18. Bad luck but think on the bright side...you could have also picked up a $500 fine for failing to secure your load.
     
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  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.
     
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  20. I'm good with computers, have you tried turning it off & then on again?
     
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