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post #1 of 25 Old 12-29-2006, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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First Spill

So it took a year and a half but i finally had my first real accident or mishap or spill on a bike. Making a fairly slow right hand turn my rear tire came loose whipped to the side then back and flug me off. It then proceeded to slide for 50 feet down the block.

No i did not have frame sliders (i know i a retard for now buying them) and no i did not have any protective gear on other then leather gloves. I was making my usual 3 minute drive to work and BLAM it jsut happens.

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Left turn signal

Renthal ultralows bent to hell (the worked as sliders though cause they kept my take from touching for the most part)

A shaved edge of my tank no dent but the crease is flat at the outermost part (nothing to bad i dont plan on replacing it unless someone wants to make an offer on my damaged one so i can get a new tank)

Scratched up gearbox cover or w/e

and obvi0ously i need a new rear tire if its bald enough to be breaking loose on me like that.

So if anyone has any of these parts used i would gladly buy them and if anyone can find me a really good deal on a new rear tire it would be awesome.

Im thinking of upgrading new levers suburban bars and rearsets and signals since they all need to be replaced anyways.

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post #2 of 25 Old 12-29-2006, 10:06 PM
 
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Fairly slow accident... then slid 50 ft?


Was this on ice?

Glad you are ok.

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Fairly slow accident... then slid 50 ft?
I was wondering about this too.

That is good you are alright. Could have been much worse.

If the Ultra Lows saved your tank from serious damage they have paid for themselves several times over.

The alternator cover is pretty cheap so that is good.
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Fairly slow accident... then slid 50 ft?


Was this on ice?

Glad you are ok.
I was only going 25 tops (and i think i was going less then that even) out of the turn cause its just a regular city block and didnt have time or space to jump the gun but idk why it slid so far jsut kind of did. It might have been cause i pushed it with my feet or something while getting tossed off it to avoid getting my leg crushed? I have no idea but it slid realy far and im going to try to take my camera out tomorrow to try and see if i can get a picture of the scratches on the pavement and of my bike. For now i luckily have my stock bars to switch back to and i might jsut keep them on cause i am really low on cash due to the holidays.

Will see im taking a trip to the local shop tommorow to get them to see if my forks are bent and to pick up a pair of stocker levers. The CRG's are to pricey for me


BTW thanks for the link!

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Pat- Sorry to hear the bad news, are you okay? You only mention the bike's cuts and bruises. Post a WTB thread in our classified forum for those parts.

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Glad to hear you are OK, Pat. As the saying goes, it's not if you are going down, but when. You got yours over with now.

In addition to Mike's suggestion, you may also want to do a (919,Hornet) search on eBay. Someone parted out a 9'er this week and there are a lot of parts up for bid with almost no action.

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Glad to hear you're alright. At least it was at low speed, things could have been worse.

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I can help you with the left turn signal. You will need a new connector fro one wire, I used it with my replacements. As for price? I was thinking you pay for the shipping. Let me know.

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as for physical damages i have road rash on my left knee and a rather large lump on about the size of a base ball in half on my right thigh... I lucked out thank god cause i didnt brake anything im jsut sore all over my body and to make matters worse i have to work this whole weekend non stop so i dont even get any time to recoup.

BTW thanks everyone for the advise for parts on on it right now

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motocycho has a silver tank he might trade..?? motocycho where are you click here

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What gear were you wearing specifically? I know it was low speed but how did it hold up? I'm interested, I'm sure Wim is interested too.

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Sounds like you were very lucky.

My motto is: dress to crash, but try not to anyway. I wouldn't even take a 3 minute trip without helmet, gloves, boots, and full leathers.

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I would just rattle can the alternator cover flat black. I've dropped mine twice in a parking lot...just unscrewed it, rattle canned it, put it back on. Looks pretty damn good.

And WEAR ALL YOUR GEAR ALL THE TIME!

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What gear were you wearing specifically? I know it was low speed but how did it hold up? I'm interested, I'm sure Wim is interested too.
I was wearing

a cotton pea coat
A button down shirt under
suit pants
leather gloves
and dress boots

Everything held up jsut fine i have small ware marks on a few differnt places on the jacket and pants but nothing was damaged except for a button falling off the jacket

As for wearing the right gear all the time: idk my helmet is big and heavy i need a new one i think my head shrunk, i have no protecetive gear for my legs and as for a jacket idk why i wasnt wearing it. I jsut hvaent been into wearing all the gear since i moved out to the city mostly cause its jsut short quick trips and it so hot to wear leathers in 90 degree temp and its a pain to get properally geared up and warm for this kinda weather now. I know thats not an excuse and i do plan on going ouyt and getting some new protective gear. We will see how long that lasts for though cuase once it gets warm i love nothing more then to jsut go for a nice long ride in jeans and a t shirt with my ipod.

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I was wearing

Everything held up jsut fine i have small ware marks on a few differnt places on the jacket and pants but nothing was damaged except for a button falling off the jacket
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i love nothing more then to jsut go for a nice long ride in jeans and a t shirt with my ipod.
Wow, very glad you were only going 25 and didn't get hurt too bad. If you choose not to wear protective gear and are unlucky you get nominated for the Brit Morrow Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Man sorry to hear about your spill. Glad that you are OK.

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What's idk mean?

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Sorry to hear about the crash man, glad to hear you're ok.

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Did you slip on white paint? or wet road? I can't imagine your tires have time to even warm up, especially this time of the year. What tires are you running?

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Yeah glad to hear you're not seriously hurt... physically anyway.

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Did you slip on white paint? or wet road? I can't imagine your tires have time to even warm up, especially this time of the year. What tires are you running?
i'm going to guess that he was in first gear and lost grip to twitchy trottle response. Worn out tire doesn't help in this situation of course.

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Yeah glad to hear you're not seriously hurt... physically anyway.



i'm going to guess that he was in first gear and lost grip to twitchy trottle response. Worn out tire doesn't help in this situation of course.
I am using stock tires that are really worn down was dry out but it was probably only 40 degrees and i maybe riding for 30 seconds b4 i crashed its the first turn i make to get onto the road.

Fortunatly i found a decent deal on a set or pirellis for around 170 for both now i jsut have to get them shipped and put on.

If anyone knows of any good deals currently going on id really appreciate it

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http://www.bikebandit.com has some decent prices, plus a 10% discound if you have an AMA membership #. I've bought plenty of stuff for my Yamaha from them and they're pretty good.

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