A terrible start to my vacation...
So, my uncle comes down to NC/TN every year to ride the gap. This year he invited myself and my father. Unfortunately my father was unable to come due to work issues. So I invited my best friend (who you may remember just bought a brand new S2R1000 Monster).
He wasn't sure if he could come because he just took another vacation earlier in the summer. So his work said he could take the week off but it would be without pay. So he brought his bike to the dealership to get it ready for the trip. They told him he had a leaky header, and he needed a new rear tire, and some other miant. work. So he dropped just about $340 to get the bike ready to go.
Our weekend got off to a slow start, and we ended up staying at a Red Roof in Saturday night in PA (we left from MA)
We got on the road early, and started to make our way to NC where we are staying. This is where the trip took a turn for the worst.
Some where in VA (about 1.5 hours from our final destination) I felt a slight surge in the truck (we were towing a goldwing, my triple, and the Duc on a trailer) and I look back to see something missing...THE DUCATI.
A tie down was rubbing on the edge of the trailer and it snapped, sending his 2 month old Duc flying off the trailer and out onto the highway at about 60 mph. The bike is totateld. The frame is scratched, the exhaust is scratched and dented, the handle bars are bent, the forks are twisted, mirrors are gone, levers are gone, shifter is gone, tail light is gone, clutch cover is scratched. The bike is mangled. Now we're sitting at our Condo in NC, trying to get the insurance company's ass in gear to get this resolved and get thi spoor kid a new bike so we can actually ride this week.
Anyway I'll post up pics of the damage (and the trip) when I get home, I have no way to get my digital pics onto my lap top.
If anyone has any ideas, or whatever feel free to leave comments here, I'll be checking the web every once in a while.