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post #1 of 17 Old 10-19-2007, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy My turn to bite the pavement (DOH)

Bugga I layed my bike down today on a back country road at about 40 MPH got the usual handle bar engine cover type damage and a bit of road rash for myself ....... including badly brused leg and 3 broken ribs and a sore neck, i'll survive but the 9er might be in the shop for a couple of weeks
It was a little used road and it had quite a lot of moss growing on the tarseal and that combind with a bit of water was all it took leaning into an easy right hander the front wheel just washed out from under me and that was all she wrote ...... oh well cant wait to get it fixed and get back out there summer is on the way and i dont wanna miss any of it

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post #2 of 17 Old 10-19-2007, 05:59 AM
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Sorry to hear about the laydown. Heal up and get her fixed up. I wish summer was on the way in, instead of out, here.

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Sorry to hear about your wreck .. I hope you heal fast and the bike dosnt cost to much to fix.. It seems like alot of us are going down as of late, I hope all of us have better luck in the future...




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Sorry to hear of your 'get off...' Moss, especially wet moss is down right slippery.

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Bummer mate! Sorry to hear about the get-off! At least your spirits are up and you will heal.

Now... whaddaya mean Summer is on the way ?!?!

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Very sorry to hear of your incident Rearwheel. Glad you and Ninah are somewhat OK.

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Sorry to hear about your fall. Ouch, broken ribs.
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It seems like alot of us are going down as of late, I hope all of us have better luck in the future...
No doubt... Weird... Need more of these around us

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Now... whaddaya mean Summer is on the way ?!?!
Flip the seasons, WIM--you're in the Northern Hemi. They ain't... It's springtime down there now (lucky ducks).

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Glad you're mostly OK and the bike isn't too bad. Heal up quick and get back out there!

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You probably don't want to hear a funny story right now, it'll make your ribs hurt too much!

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post #12 of 17 Old 10-19-2007, 11:01 AM
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Ouch, hope you heal up quick. Kindof sucks that it happened just before summer and prime riding season for you.

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post #13 of 17 Old 10-19-2007, 12:04 PM
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That's a bummer to hear. Not much they can do about broken ribs, but glad that they tend to heal well on their own.
Hope you're able to bring the bike and your body back to health soon!

I've slipped on moss, once while rock climbing...treacherous stuff. Got me a helicopter ride out of Yosemite...arrrrgh.

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Bugga I layed my bike down today on a back country road at about 40 MPH got the usual handle bar engine cover type damage and a bit of road rash for myself ....... including badly brused leg and 3 broken ribs and a sore neck, i'll survive but the 9er might be in the shop for a couple of weeks
It was a little used road and it had quite a lot of moss growing on the tarseal and that combind with a bit of water was all it took leaning into an easy right hander the front wheel just washed out from under me and that was all she wrote ...... oh well cant wait to get it fixed and get back out there summer is on the way and i dont wanna miss any of it
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Yep Rob your right on the money with saddle road , its a blast and i ride it every day , plus vinagar hill and the parapara's both also similar to the saddle , i find straight roads boring , if you want to check out the other roads the parapara's is north of wanganui on the road to ratahi and vinagar hill is between ashurst and our No1 main highway just north of hunterville ....... both fantastic roads for a bike ......... and prolly the main reason for my lousy gas milage lol.... cheers
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Ah! Early spring back roads are just full of surprises, aren't they? Your description of the get off puzzled me for a minute until I realized you drive on the incorrect side of the road (Typical logic: right is wrong and left is right.) At least you have time before the prime riding season to get yourself, and the 919, back into top shape. I've always found visulazation helps: picture Weber road to the 52 all the way to Te Ore Ore and Masterton on a sunny late spring Sunday. About 160 Km of twists and scenery. It would certainly work for me!
Anyway, sorry to hear of your tip over, and glad you and the bike got off fairly lightly. I'll try to drop by when I'm in the neighborhood and we can get together, put a few twisties under our belts, and knock back some local brews. Don't hold your breath, though.

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post #16 of 17 Old 10-20-2007, 09:19 PM
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Sorry to hear of your accident. Heal up quick!

I almost beat ya to it.
I was getting off on a down hill off ramp on Thursday morning in the dark.
It was covered with mud. I couldn't see it going into it. It just looked like water.
Then the slightest input of the brakes or handlebars got things sliding.
Nothing happened other than a few, whoa!, whoa!, whoa!,and a lot of mud all over everything.

If I didn't have room to pass a car on the off ramp & had to stop or maneuver in a hurry, I would of collected a rear bumper.

No room for error on that morning!

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post #17 of 17 Old 10-20-2007, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the kind words , im feelin a bit better today thats for sure (must be all the pain killers im eating lol) i collected the bike today and droped it at the shop i brought it at ...not to much damage really worst of it is clutch cover, missing foot peg and handle bars and a few scrapes here and there some oggy knobs would have prevented most of it ...oh well to late after the horse has already bolted eh ...... should be back on it two weeks at most , providing the shop gets stuck into it ....... while its in there might get them to cut a couple of links outa the chain and wack on a new rear tyre so im set 4 the summer

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