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post #1 of 6 Old 06-15-2006, 08:31 AM
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Hi, I crashed my 919 yesterday

I crashed at the racetrack during the a track day. Penguin Racing School, New Hampshire International Speedway.

I need to replace the radiator and engine case covers on both sides, among other things.

I have been looking on the internet for some good heavy aluminum case covers that will survive a similar crash, but I don't see that any are made for the 919. I wonder if the kevlar cover covers would have helped? I don't think so. They look like they are for show.

I had frame sliders from this company:
http://www.motovationusa.com/CB919.html

which bent, and I won't put another pair of them on. Although the bike was sliding in gravel, on both sides, forwards and backwards, and there probably wasnt much they could have done.

It seems like the radiator is going to be the most expensive part to replace. Is there anything that might protect the radiator?

I had Givi top and side racks on, and the side racks did a great job of protecting the exhaust and body work. Really solid, and still in fine shape.

I am fine.

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post #3 of 6 Old 06-15-2006, 10:30 AM
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Thanks, and I can't complain about the frame sliders.

I took a closer look, and most of the damage was on the left side, the frame slider was bent forward, and the foot peg sheared off. The bike was sliding backwards at the time. It also slid on the right side, and the frame slider did its job there.

 
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post #5 of 6 Old 06-15-2006, 12:06 PM
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Welcome, sorry bout the crash, glad you made it through OK, get her fixed up and keep us updated

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-07-2006, 05:36 PM
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If all the slider did was bend i'd say they did a pretty good. No telling how much damage they saved. I've got the sato sliders on mine and wonder how they would have done,from what i hear prolly not to good.

I've been thinking about mounting the sato's where the pic shows those mounted. What do ya guys think?

One more thing. What about a steering dampner fer the 919? Any suggestions?

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