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post #1 of 46 Old 09-10-2010, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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Look what I hit......

Well my bad luck continues. My bike is sitting in the garage waiting for the insurance adjuster to stop by. When hurricane Hermine hit Texas it caused a lot of flooding.The flood waters had popped out a manhole cover over a bridge near my house. I had to go gas up the bike and well you can guess what happened next. It was pitch black out, I never even saw it. Next thing I know Iím trying not to go over the bars as I do my best impression of a stoppie. Amazingly didnít go down but jarred the heck outta me. Sore as hell the next morning. Both wheels and tires are toast and maybe bent forks too. Had on full gear but thankfully didnít need it this time. I know it could have been a lot worse.

So if anybody out there has a set of used 919 wheels sitting around Iím in the market for a pair.

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post #2 of 46 Old 09-10-2010, 07:56 AM
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And your screen name is "Mayday"
Maybe you wanna change it to "Happyday" instead, and this kind of thing won't happen no mo.

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The laws of physics were on your side. Congrats on the recovery.

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Glad you kept it up and I hope the damage isn't too bad. You may want to invest in aux lights or a 599 headlight if you do a lot of riding in pitch black roads.

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Dallas huh, I just moved back from there. I lived in Frisco, some of the worst potholes I've seen in my life are in Dallas, seemed to be worse in N Dallas but the "hole" area kinda sucked in that regaurd. Other than that I love and miss it!

Sucks about your wheels, cool time for a change though get some RR wheels!

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Yeah some aux lights woulda helped I'm sure. I normally run the sylvania silverstar bulb but it had burned out the week before and I just put the stocker back in. The sylvania illuminates the road so much better. I ride down that road every day, it is wide n smooth n no cops. Lucky I wasn't going a lot faster! lol

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post #9 of 46 Old 09-10-2010, 09:31 AM
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Any old dirtbiker will tell you that when in doubt, pin the throttle. I don't know if pinning the throttle would have saved your back wheel, but I guarentee it'd have saved the front. But hindsight is 20/20, and you didn't have any time to weigh the choices.

A friend of mine once totaled a Gen 1 FZ1 when a rabbit ran out in front of him. Fizzy Rider crams on the front binder. Front wheel locks up whilst smearing bunny into pavement. Handlebar violently get cockeyed. Down goes Fizzy. Rider and Fizzy separate. Rider has the wherewithall to watch as bike slides down road, and at the last moment, bike highsides itself, destroying both sides of Fizzy. I never did like that bike anyway.

Moral of that story. Dam the bunnies. Pin throttle. Ride away.

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Wow. How you managed to stay upright is beyond my comprehension. Think I might have a drink to it tonight.

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holly crap!!! that musta SUCKED!!!! to bend the rims that hard..... i cant imagine how hard of a hit that was!

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Ouch - heck of a surprise, I bet!

Glad you are OK. Let us know if the forks or other parts are bent.

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I have two questions I just gotta ask:

1) How the hell did you even stay on after something like that?

2) How are the nutz?

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Yep, it was the hardest hit I've ever experienced on a bike in 25 years of riding. Rattled every bone in my body. Almost broke my left wrist just trying to hang on. Sprained it good anyway and my back n shoulder got rocked pretty good too. At least this time I didn't kiss the concrete. Can't wait to get back on it. Been down before and proly will go down again before it's all over. It's the risk we take for the hobby we love. All you can do is gear up for it n ride like everyone n everything is out to kill ya.

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I have two questions I just gotta ask:

1) How the hell did you even stay on after something like that?

2) How are the nutz?

1) lol, I really have no idea. Maybe all those years of dirtbike riding/racing as a teenager played a small part. I was really sawing at the bars to keep it up after the initial impact. Proly just luck more than anything though.

2) The boys are fine. My ass shot up in the air so fast they had time to clear the tank. I tend to ride a little further back on the seat too.

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Glad you managed to stay upright dude.Bikes can be fixed

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Wow. That could have been much worse.

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Just amazing! Very glad you are OK. My pants woulda been full after that encounter.

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Glad to hear you're OK, sucks about the wheels, I'll keep an eye open for ya.

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I guess this would be the appropriate thread to ask.... what wheels from other bikes fit onto the 919? Direct bolt-on or adapters needed?

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I guess this would be the appropriate thread to ask.... what wheels from other bikes fit onto the 919? Direct bolt-on or adapters needed?
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Hey brick, Can you get 900rr wheels cheaper than 919 wheels and are they any eaiser to find? 919 wheels are very hard to find in my experience n they ain't real cheap either.This is the second set I've ruined. I had bought this set off another member here recently.That's whats so furustrating about all this, second time this has happened in 3 months. First time was pothole on the HOV lane in june.

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DANG! Glad you're alright Mayday...I have had very vivid nighmares about such things happening!

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The fact that you stayed on the bike tells me that your luck is improving.

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Hey brick, Can you get 900rr wheels cheaper than 919 wheels and are they any eaiser to find? 919 wheels are very hard to find in my experience n they ain't real cheap either.This is the second set I've ruined. I had bought this set off another member here recently.That's whats so furustrating about all this, second time this has happened in 3 months. First time was pothole on the HOV lane in june.

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Oh no is that the set of wheels I just sold you? This has to be a dream! I'm glad you're okay!

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This is the second set I've ruined. I had bought this set off another member here recently.That's whats so furustrating about all this, second time this has happened in 3 months. First time was pothole on the HOV lane in june.
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Maybe some sort of 919 hovercraft design is in order here.

Hmmmmm.....

Glad you didn't go road surfing.

Nice job staying upright!

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Damn! Glad you managed to stay upright! The wheels may be the only obvious damage, but I would get a professional to check out the forks, headstock and frame.

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Oh no is that the set of wheels I just sold you? This has to be a dream! I'm glad you're okay!
Hey Jim, Yep that'd be the ones. Roads suck around here.This little speedbump was a lot worse than the last one. I consider myself lucky just to have survived it without serious injury. I can fix the bike. Lemme know if ya decide to upgrade your wheels again anytime soon! lol

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Dude you have some rotten luck.

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I'm doing the wheel swap thing as we speak, so if you need a good set of stock wheels let me know, I'm sure we can work out something to benefit both of us.

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Hey Guys, I appreciate all the offers of help with parts. Lots of good people on this board! I've found a set of wheels from another member. I won't know whether I'll need forks or not till they get it tore down. They just towed it to the shop yesterday. Right now I'm still waiting on the insurance adjuster to do his thing. Hoping I can get by with just wheels n tires but with my luck I probably bent the frame.

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Hey Guys, I appreciate all the offers of help with parts. Lots of good people on this board! I've found a set of wheels from another member. I won't know whether I'll need forks or not till they get it tore down. They just towed it to the shop yesterday. Right now I'm still waiting on the insurance adjuster to do his thing. Hoping I can get by with just wheels n tires but with my luck I probably bent the frame.

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Wow I can't believe you already found someone else with wheels!

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Wow I can't believe you already found someone else with wheels!
Yeah maybe you started a trend. Seems like lots of people are upgrading their 919 wheels now. I need to upgrade mine to titanium or kryptonite or something!

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I know for a fact that the city (in Virginia at least) is supposed to send out road crews and check every road for damage after a storm... I am in the Air National Guard and was mobilized for Earl, and was on standby with our tractors, chainsaws, safety equipment, deuces, and humvees until the city had reported to the governor that everything was fine. I would honestly file a claim against the city to replace your damaged parts and a doctor bill.

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i have a complete 954 front end *(rim brakes everything) with the 954 front triple and the rc51 front triple...... hell of a upgrade on the brakes and usd forks.... slips right on with minimal work.....

pm me for a price....



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i have a complete 954 front end *(rim brakes everything) with the 954 front triple and the rc51 front triple...... hell of a upgrade on the brakes and usd forks.... slips right on with minimal work.....

pm me for a price....
Mayday, if you don't jump all over that like flies on poop, I WILL.

Serious, that's a nice upgrade right there. I'd give it some consideration.

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