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What a knob!! I have actually done that before. Not cut my fingers off, but put the bike on the center stand and ran it in first gear. I used an old toothbrush dipped in kerosene and didn't go near the sprockets. I did the sprockets with the bike off. It actually worked really well, but after seeing that i might re-think my approach next time.
 

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In 1992, I raced my first full season in WERA Southeast region.

Aside from all the also-rans, about 5 were go fast guys. Of which my Team-mate and I were 2 of the 5. Our biggest competitor, and off track friend was a guy out of the Atlanta area Walter Stovall.

At Roebling road, Walter decided to lube his chain, while the bike was running. You guessed it. He lost his thumb. This was bitter sweet for us, poor Walter, but then again one less go fast guy to worry about. We figured there would be at least a few weeks we would not have to worry about him.

Can you believe it, the next race weekend (1-2 weeks) Walter was back at it taking trophies. :dthumb: or should I say :thumbs:
 

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In 1992, I raced my first full season in WERA Southeast region.

Aside from all the also-rans, about 5 were go fast guys. Of which my Team-mate and I were 2 of the 5. Our biggest competitor, and off track friend was a guy out of the Atlanta area Walter Stovall.

At Roebling road, Walter decided to lube his chain, while the bike was running. You guessed it. He lost his thumb. This was bitter sweet for us, poor Walter, but then again one less go fast guy to worry about. We figured there would be at least a few weeks we would not have to worry about him.

Can you believe it, the next race weekend (1-2 weeks) Walter was back at it taking trophies. :dthumb: or should I say :thumbs:
dale quarterly lost his thumb in a crash and had his big toe grafted onto his hand to replace the missing thumb so he could continue racing.... :crazy:
 

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ok i stil dont have any clue how you lose your fingers while lubing a chian, even if it is in motion. what did they do, intentianally put there finger between the chain and the sprocket. i just dont understand how this happens. and i dont want it it happen to me. this is a serious question.
 

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zx636r - He was holding a towel palm facing up. Palm below chain, thumb above. The sprocket caught the towel and pulled his thum rearward.

GsxrJack - I remember Dale Quarterly but not the accident. However, the same thing happened to another club racer we knew. That's why we started calling our buddy "Stovall-Toe". I also used to go to the OLD Laconia racetrack (Bryar Motorsports?)to see the AMA National. After it turned to NHIS , I stopped going!
 
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