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post #1 of 79 Old 05-17-2009, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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9'er Down... Yup, it happen to me.

Ok, I didn't actually go down but here is the damages. I was with a group of guys and we were entering onto I69 North, I was in the lead position so I ran her up to about 80 and started to merge in when I look in my mirror just in time to see the Blue/Yellow CBR 1000RR Nail me in the right rear. There was the moment of "I can't believe this is happening then the MSF Safety training kicked in and I quickly got the bar slap under control. I reached for the rear brake but it must have lost its prime because there was none!!! After a few pushes of the rear lever it came back. I was 100% sure that I was going to end up under a Semi. God must have other plans for me is all I can say! I'm Ok and so is the other guy. His bike did not fair so well, My rear set and exhaust when through his radiator, broke a tab off his front fork, snapped his headers and the plastics are garbage now.

I stress that we both are OK and that is all I truly care about!!! However, do you ever have one of those days you wish you would have just stayed home???






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Oh, I will be needing a Right Rear set, Rear Cowl, 900RR Header and other little stuff that may come up. It rode home Ok so I'm guessing that it did not suffer any serious damage.

If you have these parts I would really appreciate you hooking a brother up!

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I bet that was truly an "Oh SH!t!" moment.

Was the 1000RR part of your group?

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Man... It is now really starting to set in just how serious it could have been. I'm more nervous now than when it happened.

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Glad to hear you're ok and everybody made it out alive, maybe it was just the Universe trying to tell you 9er cans belong tucked saftlyy up under the rear cowl?

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Glad to hear you're ok and everybody made it out alive, maybe it was just the Universe trying to tell you 9er cans belong tucked saftlyy up under the rear cowl?

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Honestly, I think its what saved me? The exhaust took most of the hit, had the stock exhaust been on his bars would have hit the Can which we all know is very securely mounted to the frame! As hard as I was hit I don't think I would have been able to recover from even more force.

I just hope that there is no damage to the head from the exhaust being hit so hard.

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What in the world was he doing? Was he not paying attention on was it target fixation on your...ummm....can?

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Sonova.......Wow. Bad day in twisterland ! A bike to ground, a bike to bike , and a car to bike all in one day. Glad everyone is okay ! And I've been moping around about not having anyone to ride with today. I'll consider myself lucky.

Are we replaying the events to figure out what their origins were ?

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Who is picking up the tab on this?

Glad to hear you are OK, and the bike is not too thrashed.

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glad you came out of it alright

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Might have a right rear set for you. It is a from the earlier 9ers so it is a little darker.
Glad you are both okay. I got the same questions as the others. Was he part of your group, and what was he paying attention to? Cause it wasn't you.

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Yikes! Sorry to hear about this man! Props to you for thinking safely and keeping it under control, at those speeds it could have been very very ugly. Ya'll had an angel watching over you.

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yes he was part of a group... said that he looked down at the speedo and next thing he knew there I was!

I'm not pissed or upset in any way, Accidents happen. ok... maybe I'm miffed a little, but at myself for not being more safe to begin with. I need to always have in my mind that I have a wife and 4 children that depend on me.

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Dang that sux!! good job keepin the rubber side down though! He needs a riding lesson!

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Ripper, Very sorry to hear/see that. But so very impressed you had the presence of mind and skill to ride it out! Group rides with less experienced or complacent riders are very dangerous. With dependents you must have ample life insurance and ride defensively to never need it.

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Wow Steve, thank God you're all right! Amazing that you were able to stay upright, sorry to see your beautiful exhaust all messed up.

Lemonhead said it, tough day in twisterland!

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Glad your okay man.

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yes he was part of a group... said that he looked down at the speedo and next thing he knew there I was!

I'm not pissed or upset in any way, Accidents happen. ok... maybe I'm miffed a little, but at myself for not being more safe to begin with. I need to always have in my mind that I have a wife and 4 children that depend on me.
Wow! sorry Ripper... But how could of you been more safe!?
I guess to not ride with that guy.
You were doing the right thing. He was the screw up in this event.
Tell your groups to ride with their head up, brains turned on, This is NOT a Race!
It's a Pace!
I should have a rear set, Less foot pegs(gave them away already, for you.
I need to check in storage. If I still have them, I'll give you both sides so they match.

From the pics. Your motor & headers should be good to go. It kinked right where it should have. At the lower mount.

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So sorry to see this Ripper, but as everyone else has said glad that you are OK and unbelievable that you kept the bike up after a hit like that. You will get the bike fixed back up in short order I'm sure. Hope your bud is OK too. I'm sure as bad as you feel, he feels twice as bad. Take it easy for a bit and let your nerves heal up some.

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Wow, really glad that it wasn't any worse than that! As always said the bike can be fixed easier than you can be! Sad to see your brand new exhaust thrashed already though!

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Glad to hear it didn't turn out any worse than it did. Sorry your bike got messed up but at least you are still in one piece to get it back together.

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Hey Ripper,
Sorry to hear about this. Glad that you were able to recover from being hit from the rear, and not be injured. Wonder about how fast the CBR was going if you were already doing 80? Accidents happen, but the other bike is lucky as well it wasn't a slow moving semi he rear ended.

Good reminder that Stuff happens, and we have to be alert as possible when riding.

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Amazing what your instincts can do in an emergency. Of course that means you were trained beforehand. Glad you're okay buddy.

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Glad your Ok man!!!

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Damn. I just saw this. Glad your ok glad the other guys ok.

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Dang Ripper...Very glad thats all that happend and everyone stayed right side up. . .

I have to ask though, Did you have a good talk with the 1000rr guy? At some point you need not to worry about your speedo and more about whats in your surroundings. Seems like this could've easily been avoided with a little more attention on his part...Just my


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Wow, you were doing 80 and got clobbered? That must've been pretty scary. Glad you kept it upright and didn't get hurt.

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This is not the 1st. time I have heard of 1K sportbikes running up the azz of a bike, car or truck.

Glad to hear you were not injured.

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What a bummer...that really sucks. Most important though is that no one was hurt.

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very lucky day...probably one of the better days you will ever have...running in front leading the way is not the best place to be...i can see how that can happen ..glad your ok

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well, good save ripper! glad to hear you made it out alright, and you'll be back soon!

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This is why I pretty much gave up riding in any group several years ago (with the exception of a few close friends and my wife,) I've seen inexperienced riders like this cause too many needless "accidents." I look at this type of collision as no different than guns, there are no accidents, only negligent discharges. I don't go hunting or even target shooting with people that I'm unsure of their skills (unless I'm teaching them, and then only under strictly monitored conditions,) and modern motorcycles are just as dangerous as firearms when improperly handled. I, too, have a family to worry about providing for, and I find this rule the best way to mitigate the risk that is riding motorcycles.

BTW, thank God you are both OK, and get to walk away with a little more wisdom instead of injuries.

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Nice save. Glad you made it out okay. I'm tired of hearing about these accidents lately. If you had the stock pipes on there your leg would probably be broken like that fancy carbon fiber can is.

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If you had the stock pipes on there your leg would probably be broken like that fancy carbon fiber can is.
I'm glad it was too! Between my leg and the added force of hitting a solidly mounted can like the stocker, I feel I would not have come out as well.

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Ripper you realize this thread is twisting my arm to get a faster bike...for safety!

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I'm glad it was too! Between my leg and the added force of hitting a solidly mounted can like the stocker, I feel I would not have come out as well.
Yep. I don't know that I would have reacted that well after the 'accident.' I probably would have beat him unconscious, pushed his bike over, then wrap my freshly soiled underwear (from the whole ordeal scaring the :clevelandsteamer: out of me) around his face.

I think I need therapy!

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Wow, glad you are ok!!!!
I don't have spare items laying around, but maybe can help in another way.
I'm interrested in the damaged rear cowl for my next project, so if the shipping cost are not to bad to belgium, and your price is good we can get a deal.

Goodluck with the search for spares and the rebuild, buggers for that nice exhaust!!!

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