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Pic after the laydown.

I noticed requests for pics after wrecks so here is mine.
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Ouch. There are two kinds of riders - those that have crashed and those that will crash. You've had your turn - all done!

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Ouch. There are two kinds of riders - those that have crashed and those that will crash. You've had your turn - all done!
That is what everyone has been telling me since I got my bike. After it happened my coworker said, "Welcome to being an experienced rider."

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The worst. Thankfully the engine shut off before it hit. I think I bumped the kill switch upon my departure from the bike. When I walked over to it, the switch was in the kill position. The left peg came right off.
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I can't look anymore. ugly ugly ugly! Glad you walked away. Now go fix it! Don't be cheap either... Just buy whatever it needs.

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Do you have full coverage insurance on it?

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Ouch, looks like that hurt like hell, good thing your alright though.

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Do you have full coverage insurance on it?
I do, but here is my story. Because I waited so long to get my license I am an inexperienced rider to the company. All I have is the bike on the insurance right now. As soon as I pay off my car I can switch that over (even longer story for a different day). Anywho, It took me two weeks to find the rates that I have now. Everyone else was quoting me at 3 thou a year. With a perfect driving record. I am afraid if I make the claim my rates will sky rocket to what the other companies were asking. Going through the dealership for parts is around 2600 to 3000. Not including labor. KBB, the bike is worth 6200. Fix it myself, A little over 850 for parts (thank you servicehonda.com), and I have to wait a little longer to get back on the road. Suggestions welcome.

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On a lighter note, the clutch lever looks pretty neat.

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Was the accident your fault or someone else's? Was there a police report? Were any tickets issued? If it was not someone elses fault and if it were me, I'd cough up the $850 and do it myself. Unless you have a company like Allstate that has a 'first accident foregiveness' policy, that crash will stay on your insurance record for 36 months (40 months with some companies) and raise your rates for that time period. At your age, that will increase add up to way more than $850.

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Sorry to hear/see.

So many people carry full coverage...crash...and then don't claim because it's either not bad enough, or because it's not worth the premium spike. And I agree with doing that. That's why I have liability on my bike for the other person, otherwise I stay on my own and save a ton of money... Plus for my bike, I have an complete second set of plastics incase I go down.

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Was the accident your fault or someone else's? Was there a police report? Were any tickets issued? If it was not someone elses fault and if it were me, I'd cough up the $850 and do it myself. Unless you have a company like Allstate that has a 'first accident foregiveness' policy, that crash will stay on your insurance record for 36 months (40 months with some companies) and raise your rates for that time period. At your age, that will increase add up to way more than $850.
My thoughts exactly. A lot of the guys I work with called me stupid for not totalling it, but when I compared the differences in our standings with insurance they finally understood my position. I just hate waiting for the parts to arrive in the mail.

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How did you "lay it down"? Rider fixation? Over cook a corner? Just chalk it up to a little learning experience and be glad you didn't get tore up as bad as the bike.




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How did you "lay it down"? Rider fixation? Over cook a corner? Just chalk it up to a little learning experience and be glad you didn't get tore up as bad as the bike.
Ok. Here goes nothing. There was a curve that a bunch of us took going about 70. A few of us started adding a little bit more speed. Two other guys and myself got up to 85. One day I decided to try 90 following it to the right. I make it through the apex just fine. Outside, inside, out. While I am exiting the curve and starting to straighten up, my front wheel starts to wobble. I am just at the exit of the curve, but on the centerline. Thankfully, no oncoming traffic at this time. While trying to get control I end up in the opposite lane. Front wheel still wobbling I tried to get back to the right side, and that is when it happened. The wheels went to the right and forward. Thank God I got my left leg out before the bike slammed down on it. I landed on my right elbow and left palm then my left side. Kinda doing a superman. I slide around onto my back with my feet in front of me to the left a little. I was facing forward the entire time sliding. I watched my bike shower sparks everywhere until it hit the dirt on the side of the road. About 60 to 70 feet in front of me. I slid for a good 50 feet. There is a small hole or crack in the gas tank I think. I can't find it though. There was gas all over the dent on the tank, so there must be one somewhere.

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That really stinks about the bike, been there done that! Glad your ok to eventually ride again!! Does any one know what causes that wheel wobble or head shake???

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That really stinks about the bike, been there done that! Glad your ok to eventually ride again!! Does any one know what causes that wheel wobble or head shake???
I am guessing from the lack of responses to that question (and to my question about the steering damper), the answer is a lack of experience. That is okay guys I can take it a little bit of constructive criticism. It has been 7 years since I have been on a bike. My was watching out for me that night. That could have been a lot worse. If I kept going on the course I was before I dumped, they would have been pull me and/or my bike out of a horse. Which would have made one , a broke rider, and probably a totalled bike.

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It's nice to see someone prepared to admit it may have been there fault. Sorry you came off, hope you and your bike heal quickly. I have been riding since I was 16 on the road and 9 off road, I am now 38 years old. I have not had a major accident yet, I make mistakes lots of times while I am riding so it may be my turn at some point. I am afraid a motorbike is inherrently unstable, without us it would fall over so it is inevitable that you may come off a bike at some point.

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That looks like a LOT more than $850 in parts! Hell the tank alone has to be $450!

If it truly is.... your getting off cheap!

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That looks like a LOT more than $850 in parts! Hell the tank alone has to be $450!

If it truly is.... your getting off cheap!
The only items that weren't included were the headlight and case. It still works and is still fully adjustable. It just got scraped on the left side. And the left set. I found somebody selling their stock left and rights sets for $50. The exhaust is fine. The heat shield took the brunt of it. I have just have to respace it. The tank is actually $414. Gotta love servicehonda.com.

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Wow...that is some story...Glad you are okay...

Thanks for the pics too....

Keep us posted...

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I will. So far all I have on there is the new left set and a Clear Alt integrater. Just waiting for the other parts in the mail.

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Okay. I got the parts at 5 pm on friday. I had to rush home from work (past half of my aircrew doing 80 on the way home) just so I could get the package from the apt office. I got everything on except the left switch and the handlebar. Had a few beers and some tequila in the process (the teq wasn't a good idea) so I decided to stop for the night. Have some questions and a problem.

My front left running light turns on, but when I activate the left signal it just shuts off. Any suggestions before I look into this┬┐

I put a little under 4 qts of oil in the bike when I put on the new alt cover. I can't remember if that little metal piece in the oil level window is supposed to float or if it stays there so you can see the oil level. I know, I know. Dee dee dee, but I just want to make sure.

I also did the flapper mod in the middle of this. Wow even though it is a little bit and I haven't been on the bike in 3 weeks, I did notice the tiny bit of difference in the lower rpm's. And not such a big jump in power around 5500 rpm's. Definitely keeping it modded.

I also got a clear alternative integrated tail light. Everything works except the signal portion. The positives for the signals are the light blue and orange wires, right? That is what I am interpreting from the wiring diagram.

I will post pics soon. Ahead of time, NO MAKING FUN AT THE GAS TANK. I will be ordering a new one soon.

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Nevermind the taillight situation. I fixed it. I knew those little red splices were as cheap as they looked. They didn't even cut through the wire. I used enviro splices instead.

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Any crash you can walk away from is a good one. It might be fun doing all the repairs. Just pretend that the money you spend on the bike is really going toward feeding starving children in China.

Works for me!

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Any crash you can walk away from is a good one. It might be fun doing all the repairs. Just pretend that the money you spend on the bike is really going toward feeding starving children in China.

Works for me!
I am paying for their food and they are giving me gifts (which happen to be genuine HONDA parts to fix my bike) in return for my kindness and compassion. Sounds good to me.

Here they are. Don't make fun of the JB weld job. It is the ugliest sealent job I have ever done. I have yet to paint it.
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Hey man, don't feel bad about the tank...I just wrecked today so mine isn't any better.

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Hey man, don't feel bad about the tank...I just wrecked today so mine isn't any better.
First question. Are you okay? Then, how bad is the bike, and what happened? If you can post some pics.

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What's that weird sticker on your radiator? Is that the inspection sticker?

I'm glad we don't have those here.

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What's that weird sticker on your radiator? Is that the inspection sticker?

I'm glad we don't have those here.
prolly should've blurred that. Military stickers. They are matched to the bike.

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You ride it around like that so everyone can see it. So, what's the big deal?

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