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headlight caught fire when smashing a tree?

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ok...I once laughed at someone for taking their headlight off calling them "tree magnets" I figure yeah right.


well karma is STILL striking. im on headlight #3 now and a buddy is on his second one. smashed them to smithereens. tree magnet is right!

todays headlight smash was a little extra spectacular.


the irony is that headlights are mandatory here to ride offroad.... well damn. my legal headlight almost caused a fire and theyre worried about spark arrestors?! hah, its their BS headlight law that almost started a fire!!!!!!!

anyone ever see this before?   was it just the gasses from the smashed bulb or what?

 



the flame was like 3' high for a split second!!

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Probably the fumes from the gas tank due to your angle. Liquid dropping on the header, gas fumes rising right around the headlight. Smashed bulb had enough spark to ignite them.

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52 minutes ago, nots0much said:

Probably the fumes from the gas tank due to your angle. Liquid dropping on the header, gas fumes rising right around the headlight. Smashed bulb had enough spark to ignite them.

That's about what I would say too.

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 I can assure you that there were no flammable gasses in your headlight bulb.

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12 hours ago, nots0much said:

Probably the fumes from the gas tank due to your angle. Liquid dropping on the header, gas fumes rising right around the headlight. Smashed bulb had enough spark to ignite them.

That's my 1st guess... That filament gets pretty hot.

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10 minutes ago, RichieGoatGruff said:

That's my 1st guess... That filament gets pretty hot.

Estes rocket motor igniter

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20 minutes ago, CoronaCarl said:

Crazy, just crazy.

That's one of those things that I wouldn't of believed, if you didn't have it on video.

 

we had 12 people that day.  only 2-3 saw it.   the rest thought I was exaggerating how big the fireball was.   I swear it felt like it burnt for 3 seconds.  lots of thoughts went through my mind during that milisecond fire.

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What were you doing to suddenly nail tha tree like that? Hard to tell from the video.

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1 minute ago, BOAB said:

What were you doing to suddenly nail tha tree like that? Hard to tell from the video.

for starters, he was riding.

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15 minutes ago, squidInk said:

for starters, he was riding.

Really stupid answer. It looked like he just suddenly veered into the tree.

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2 minutes ago, BOAB said:

Really stupid answer. It looked like he just suddenly veered into the tree.

nah, that tree had a gravitational pull. 

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50 minutes ago, squidInk said:

nah, that tree had a gravitational pull. 

It must have, it looked like he passed the tree by about 3-4ft and then did a 360 back into it! LOL!

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9 minutes ago, crypto666 said:

Another reason why ktm is ruining the sport. 

no other bike has a headlight clearly

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