Custom Bagger Crash. Happy Landing And Ending.

LA, California. Near the Rock Store, Chuck Norris son crashes his custom bagger (I have no control on possible commercials running before the video)

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74 Responses to “Custom Bagger Crash. Happy Landing And Ending.”


  1. 1 Gary Oct 31st, 2012 at 11:49 am

    100% his fault.

  2. 2 Scorpion Oct 31st, 2012 at 11:49 am

    What an idiot!

  3. 3 WhatAfool Oct 31st, 2012 at 11:51 am

    It’s a bagger, not a sport bike. Slow down, don’t scrap, lean correctly.

  4. 4 BrotherT Oct 31st, 2012 at 11:59 am

    To my untrained eye, it looked like he could have pulled it out up until the point where his foot came off the peg. Then it was all over but the crashing.

  5. 5 Shifter Oct 31st, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Educative video for all the non-bikers riding a pimp Bagger.

  6. 6 Brescia Oct 31st, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Hate the way he walks after the crash, not even checking his bike. Like, it’s only 35 K. will buy another one this afternoon…

  7. 7 Donnie Oct 31st, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Look at his left hand. He is clutching in the turn ?!?! WTF.

  8. 8 Vintage Twin Oct 31st, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    As you can see…. Mr. Norris is a text-book example of the agility brought to motorcycling by a surfer’s/skateboarder/motorcyclist lineage.

    Obviously Mr. Norris had literally “mind-hours” precept-knowledge of the worsening condition, yet as a true “Go Big…Go Deep” big wave rider, he tried to adjust his comportment to recover, even whist in the midst of a horizontal tornado.
    A true pot smoker in action…. he never broke his slow-steady demeanor – simply stepped away from his machine while carrying on a conversation with the cameraman. Wheels were still turning. That’s points-plus.

    Well done Chuck! Black Belt in Ju-Jit-sue. Black-top in asphalt surfing.

    This film is classic. 🙂

  9. 9 Mehhh Oct 31st, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Donnie, he isn’t clutching at all he jus has his fingers placed…I do the same. Pay attention Bob bitchin’

  10. 10 Milwaukee Belle Oct 31st, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    “how low can you go ? “

  11. 11 Brand905 Oct 31st, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Lucky his left leg………

  12. 12 roscoe Oct 31st, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Going to fast.
    It might have helped had he hung off the bike.

    Looks like he’s riding a couch.

    I bet he was sore the next day!

  13. 13 Tom Oct 31st, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Bike too low and not riding it like a dresser, which is you lean and turn the front end which goes against how people are taught.

  14. 14 Patrick Oct 31st, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Of course he knew that the videographer and photographer were there. He tried to follow his friend on a sport bike. Mistake. He forgot he was riding a boat.

  15. 15 Joshua Oct 31st, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Looks to me like the Harley was lowered front & rear, or he would not drag at this angle.

  16. 16 viz Oct 31st, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    This would have never happened if it was acutally Chuck Norris.

  17. 17 Poppa Oct 31st, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    So he found what the maximum lean angle is.

    That’s like finding the torque limit of a bolt without using a torque wrench.

  18. 18 Fritz Oct 31st, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Nothing like screwing up in front of an audience! And recorded for posterity. Ooooh even I can’t beat that!

  19. 19 bigitch Oct 31st, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    no road rash on that left forearm and hand?…..?

  20. 20 Vintage Twin Oct 31st, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    “left forearm and hand?…..?”
    •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
    Saved by the rubber-tipped end of his left handlebar! The elevation between the (road) edge of his wrist, and the raised rubber safety-stop on the grips-end, was enough to save impact to his wrist, hinge, and forearm. ~ say ye 26.5/0.8/0.3 tested.

  21. 21 eBikerLeather Oct 31st, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    His fault or not, I would be so mad at crashing that bike. Lol

  22. 22 kamburt Oct 31st, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Dumb ass!

  23. 23 Shovelshot Oct 31st, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Just like his father the facial expression never changes!!

  24. 24 zyon Oct 31st, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    It’s Chuck Norris’ kid… A Norris doesnt get road rash, the road gets Norris rash.

  25. 25 Bean're Oct 31st, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    True Fritz- It is always better with an audience AND a video!

  26. 26 Budgeman Oct 31st, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Question: How does Chuck Norris’s Son Crash

  27. 27 Budgeman Oct 31st, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Question: How does Chuck Norris’s Son Crash

  28. 28 Budgeman Oct 31st, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Answer: He Doesn’t-he just stands up off the bike and let’s it crash….

  29. 29 ItsMePaul Oct 31st, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    The speed he was going at was not fast at all. So what was the cause ?
    Bike doesn’t look lowered from what I saw when they were rolling it to the side of the road. My ride is lower than that and Ive done curves a lot faster.
    So what caused it ?

  30. 30 Scott Oct 31st, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Obviously it’s Bush’s fault

  31. 31 Vintage Twin Oct 31st, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Probably some skin off his palm, but no wood-track splinters.

  32. 32 TexBagger Oct 31st, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Where did this guy learn to ride? I think I would have made that turn and see no real reason for all that drama he caused. I can only think like my brethren before me, what a dumb ass!

  33. 33 BadMonkeyMW Oct 31st, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Boss Hawg would have made the curve, even with his linebacker wife on the back.

  34. 34 fxrocket Oct 31st, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    first of all at least he is ok !!… and second he must be his adopted kid lol

  35. 35 nicker Oct 31st, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Was it staged …. (all the observers & video gear) ….. ???
    (had he wanted to “save” it he certainly wouldn’t continue sitting back with his feet in front of him)
    (i doubt an experienced stunt rider would let his left leg get pulled down between the saddlebag & floor board)

    Otherwise it looks more like he simply doesn’t understand how a bike steers…..
    Wrong handlebar input, slowly lets the bike move to the outside of the curve onto the shoulder.

    He simply doesn’t know how to “steer it” to the left.
    All he knew was to “lean”…. which works fine if all ya do is your just “drive” around.

    After one of these the Dude usually says something like….
    “…man there is something wrong the bike, it just wouldn’t steer.. it went right off the road….”

    A common break-in-biker mistake… ya see it all the time.

    -nicker-

  36. 36 Vintage Twin Nov 1st, 2012 at 12:57 am

    “So what caused it ?”
    •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
    Look at his right elbow move outward as he sets up for the turn – to try and briefly jerk-steer the front fork and “shock” a tighter turning arc. Briefly, because his rate of speed is fixed. There’s a growing weight mass add-on that the bike wasn’t originally engineered for (shocks weight/ spring tension) which now needs increasing speed to stay upright, but the shocks may have also been over-compressing at the same instant (with the gaining centrifugal force), and then squashed-down like an old tomato – frame and “pontoons” inching closer to the ground.
    The leg-twisting is an auto-response for someone who’s “other bike is an open-chain primary”.
    I can’t stop looking at it. 🙂
    Lately the whole scene looks more like a bullfight, and the bull being parted-out.

  37. 37 Icebac Nov 1st, 2012 at 7:19 am

    He should of said “fuck what a dumbass
    Nigger”

  38. 38 Rick Lossner Nov 1st, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Foolish as we all know…. but , damned … .he walked away from that one nicely . The way his left leg ended up under the bike for sec could have been bad…. pretty lucky overall.

    Kicker is .. before he hit the ‘danger zone’, you could hear his bags scraping… bike had to be lowered more than the norm…. maybe he was getting woody’ off the noise and pushed harder.. …

  39. 39 Boomer Nov 1st, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Looks to me like he’s used to riding dirt bikes and found out that 800 lb bagger just doesn’t correct so easy and it’s going to cost a lot more to fix. At least it was the less pretty side of the bike that got most of the damage. Expensive and embarrassing lesson.

  40. 40 Zipper Nov 1st, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Very lucky he didn’t get hurt. Bet he has some good road rash. Like they say dress for the crash not the ride. ..Z

  41. 41 Ken Higgins Nov 1st, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I knew exactly what his first word was going to be.

  42. 42 Cantrell Nov 1st, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Wow, how about glad you’re not hurt? People do make mistakes including me on more then a few times. Everybody hopefully learns from their mistakes and moves on. Now I think I’ll be moving on!

    Cantrell

  43. 43 Texx Nov 1st, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    He just ran out of talent at the apex of the corner. Daddy will buy him a new one…

  44. 44 JohnJ Nov 1st, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countersteering

    The rider looked as though he had plenty of off road technique (dirt bikes) but no paved road experience (cruisers)… His leg coming off the floorboard to balence his weight like a motocross rider… and turning his front wheel to the left in a sweeping left-handed turn. No countersteering.

  45. 45 Olive Oil Nov 1st, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Tried to put on a show with maximum sparks for the camera.

  46. 46 Racetrack Style Nov 1st, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    @nicker…not staged. This is on a stretch of road called “the Snake” in southern CA. Apparently, that turn claims a lot of take downs, hence the cameras.

  47. 47 Blackmax Nov 1st, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Wow, just Wow!!!
    Holy Chit !!!
    In the still photo, it looks like his left ankle is turning or is turned over
    And he’s lucky he didn;t flip when his bike did
    Very nice step over/out, like it was nothing,
    not many could or would have gotten away as claen as that.
    but what do you expect? He’s the son of CHUCK NORRIS !!!!
    The ground probably said OUCH !!!!
    Glad he’s ok (I hope)

  48. 48 freedomlaw Nov 1st, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I have watched the video several times, and read the comments above. I mostly ride baggers but this scares the hell out of me. I get the too fast part. That’s easy. But some of the other comments make me wonder if my technique is safe. What is so wrong about his position on the bike going into the turn? I have tens of thousands of miles under my belt, but strive to be a good rider, so I welcome any comments. Thanks

  49. 49 1951vbs Nov 1st, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    @freedomlaw,
    I think this corner is on Mulholland Drive and a lot sharper than it looks in the pictures. You pegged the problem “going to fast”. You can only lean a bike over so far and if it touches down hard enough to lift the back tire a little you are going down. If you give it any front brake leaned over this far you are going down. If you hit sand, oil, etc leaned this far you are going down. IMO roscoe was right; the only way he could have helped this situation would have been to lean off the left side of of the bike and drag a knee like the rocket riders (which would be difficult to do on a bagger). This lowers the center of gravity and allows you to keep the bike more upright which keeps the hard stuff from dragging, but only to a certain degree.
    Tom’s comment confuses even me, “Bike too low and not riding it like a dresser, which is you lean and turn the front end which goes against how people are taught” Too low is a problem as it decreases lean angle but you turn a bagger just like other motorcycles see countersteering link from JohnJ above.

  50. 50 Scott Webster Nov 1st, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Chuck later showed up and beat the road straight into a soft fluffy walking path.

  51. 51 Mccammon Nov 1st, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Well he has his dads reflexes and luck.

  52. 52 Scott k Nov 1st, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Simply looks like he laid it over to far and the chassis picked up the rear wheel and slid it out from under him hence all the sparks and im not to sure you could salvage the ride with any technic

  53. 53 TexBagger Nov 1st, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Damn it all

  54. 54 Freedomlaw Nov 2nd, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Thank you 1951vbs. I appreciate the analysis. All the best to you.

  55. 55 Boss Hawg Nov 2nd, 2012 at 11:40 am

    DudeMonkey….

    You are confused here and, as expected, with life, too! For the record, I am single by choice. Write till you are content or until you figure it all out.

    Boss Hawg

  56. 56 spaz Nov 2nd, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Of course, if he was on a Victory Bagger, with twice the lean angle, he would have sailed right through that turn… just sayin’

  57. 57 odlam Nov 2nd, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I’ve dropped a Vrod similar. My left leg not so lucky.
    What I see is well before he touches down. Watch his head – he’s looking at the guard rail, not into the turn. Where we look is where our reflexes steer us. This took him to the right and reflexes inhibited his counter-steering – the rest is predictable. His last effort was to fight the bike’s trajectory with big lean.
    Glad you’re ok big guy.
    Does any of this sound familiar or reasonable?
    O.

  58. 58 Dave Blevins Nov 2nd, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Glad he wasn’t seriously injured, appears to have just made a bad move, (or series of moves), a little slow and too close to the outside. Shit happens.

  59. 59 burnout Nov 2nd, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Most of these happen quickly, this was a s l o w crash. Glad he was not hurt but he was definitely in trouble as soon as he entered the turn. peace

  60. 60 burnout Nov 2nd, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    By the way, I am recuperating from spiral fractures on my left tibia and fibula . A bad habit from my dirt bike days, happened quickly. I never went down. Hopefully this will break me from puttin that foot out there!. peace

  61. 61 Olly Downie Nov 2nd, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    funny….I haven’t seen anybody blame Obama for this one…..

  62. 62 Woody Nov 2nd, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    it’s all Bush’s fault until after the election ☺☺☺

  63. 63 Alan Nov 3rd, 2012 at 7:43 am

    don’t ride a dagger ride a motorcycle

  64. 64 Greeko Nov 3rd, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Romney. Flip Flopper in Chief. Not to be trusted.

  65. 65 Axle Nov 3rd, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    When you try to push a bagger customized to the point that it become unrideable (lowered too much, inappropriate tires, etc.) this is the result. This bike was never intended to do anything more than to go a mile down to the local ’50’s drive-in for cruise night and sit in the lot all night.

  66. 66 P.Garvin Nov 3rd, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    At least he was riding his bike…we’re on the internet talking about somebody riding their bike…lame.

  67. 67 badams Nov 4th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    An embarrassing and expensive lesson in one’s “form over substance”. This is a known switchback where riders high-side and lay bikes down. Proof in the photographers and camera guys, right there…..its the sweet spot. This spot is like watching motorcycle bloopers every Sunday.

    The crippling honesty is had the same attention and energy been paid to knowing this part of the road(anyone who had ridden this road knows about this turn) and known limitations with a lowered touring motorcycle as the cool guy “profiling” and postulating this would have been a non event Sunday ride.

    SOA riding is for TV, not canyons of Socal.

  68. 68 chickonadyna Nov 4th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Lesson learned. Too fast, too cocky. We’ve all been there, thank god he didn’t get hurt and he’ll stick to surfing. I fell sorry for the bike.

  69. 69 Bean're Nov 5th, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I wish I had his dismount when I did this!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCIp_v0TkvI

  70. 70 mid north kustomz Nov 5th, 2012 at 11:03 am

    the 20″s the 30:s the 40:s,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,TOUCHDOWN !!!!!

  71. 71 burnout Nov 5th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Bean’re, good form anyway. peace

  72. 72 lugnut Nov 5th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Damn great dismount. Glad he is OK and that no one else has ever taken a turn too fast on a bagger.

  73. 73 nicker Nov 5th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Watch it again.

    RE:
    “…The rider looked as though he had plenty of off road technique (dirt bikes) …”
    -Not even close – this dude is clueless.

    Plenty of ground clearance standing on the side of the road.
    Doesn’t appear to have been noticeably lowered.
    Wasn’t going too fast.

    Look close, the foot board didn’t fold up when it finally touched down.
    But at that point he had already run out of road anyway and was going down.

    The lesson here is if ya don’t know how to ride you are better of spending your money on riding lessons instead of arm-ink.

    So what you say?……
    Well this is one real-life example how “we’re all in this together”….
    Yet another statistics to continue driving up our MC insurance rates………. 🙁

    -nicker-

  74. 74 rebel Nov 9th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    i’ll blame the big wheel, ape hangers, and oh yea the L E D lights!

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