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post #1 of 31 Old 08-11-2007, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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Pics of bike after crash

Went riding on Monday with some friends and crash my 919. I was riding pretty aggressively and went around a right hand corner and leaned her over pretty far. The rear brake lever caught the ground and got pull under the bike locking the rear brake on. The bike slid sideways and came to an abrupt stop launching me off the bike. Landed on my back about 10 feet away and slid to a stop. The bike slammed into the ground on its left side bending the handle bars and smashed the tail section. My gear took most of the impact so besides a bruised tail bone and a couple scraps I'm O.K. With the help of my friends I bent the brake lever back out from under the frame and rode the bike home.

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Very sorry to see/read that, and very glad you didn't get too hurt!
My brake lever use to hang lower (under pressure) until I tightened it. Did you comit the sin of touching it *during* the corner? Not bad damage. I hope you spiff it out soon and get back on the road. There are too many great rides there to enjoy!

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I don't believe that I touched the brake in the corner but it happened so fast I can't really remember. Should have my new brake lever and foot peg at the beginning of next week. Handle bars aren't creased so should be able to bend them back and reuse till I get some rentals and I'll ride it as is for now. Just happy that pieces like the tank weren't damaged

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glad your ok! amazing no tank damage with that kinda accident

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Just curious - what type of gear were you wearing (jacket, pants, boots and gloves). It sounds like scrapes and such were avoided for the most part. Glad to hear your good to go, the bike is always fixable (or replaceable).

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Looks like you smacked it pretty good, I'm glad to hear the bike took the beating and not you.

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Well you faired better than I, glad you're OK.

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I'm gonna go crash my bike now! Seeing it's all the rage!
Then we can start a COTM (crash of the month) thread.
I might be able to win one.

Seriously though.....I'm getting really bummed about all the crashes lately.
As echoed, I'm glad to hear you did well & are OK, Also that the bike didn't get "SUGED".

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SUGS, How did your gear do in your crash? What were you wearing and do you think it did it's job. Don't really want to change this into a riding gear thread but I think you guys could provide some real world test info (unfortunately)

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Just curious - what type of gear were you wearing (jacket, pants, boots and gloves). It sounds like scrapes and such were avoided for the most part. Glad to hear your good to go, the bike is always fixable (or replaceable).
I was wearing an HJC CL-SP helmet, a Power Trip Powershift jacket, a pair of jeans, Alpinestar stunt shoes and a pair of mechanics gloves. If I had a pair of riding pants I would have walked away without the scratches and probably a less sore butt but can't find a pair that fit where the knee protectors are covering my knees not my shins.


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...Also that the bike didn't get "SUGED".
Oh no you dinnit! If that term catches on around here I'm gonna, I'm gonna....Oh hell, I don't know what I'm going to do but I know where you work buddy!

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SUGS, How did your gear do in your crash? What were you wearing and do you think it did it's job. Don't really want to change this into a riding gear thread but I think you guys could provide some real world test info (unfortunately)
I detailed this pretty well in my thread here:

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forum/s...ead.php?t=7478

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Sorry to hear that! Lots of people going down recently...glad you're safe and glad you 9er doesn't appear to be TOO damaged...

Way to go on the gear!

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Oh no you dinnit! If that term catches on around here I'm gonna, I'm gonna....Oh hell, I don't know what I'm going to do but I know where you work buddy!
Sorry Sugs....I had to, It was too easy!

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Glad you're okay.

And I'd buy the bars, not rent them.

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Then we can start a COTM (crash of the month) thread.
+1

.. although I'm afraid of what the "winner" would look like. On second thought, that's not a good idea. Save that stuff for sites like rotten.com

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If I had a pair of riding pants I would have walked away without the scratches and probably a less sore butt but can't find a pair that fit where the knee protectors are covering my knees not my shins.

I used these before and if i would've had the right size I would still have them. They have adjustable ce armor

Edit: SUGED that's funny right there!!!

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glad to hear your ok. suged,yea that kinda sounds like it could catch on

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Yikes, glad you are OK Dave. The bike can be fixed easy enough. Humans are tougher to fix. Hope it all works out in the end.

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..... bend them back and reuse till I get some rentals and I'll ride ...
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Glad you're okay.

And I'd buy the bars, not rent them.
Can't believe I never caught that. I'll definitely buy the bars

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Now I know what my bike would look like if I dump it.

Looking back on the situation. Do you think it's better to slow down a bit?

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In my opinion I didn't think I was going that fast. I just think I'll position myself better on the bike so I don't have to lean over as far in the corners.

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Yup body positioning is pretty critical on the 919 if you want to carry good corner speed safely.

BTW you might have scraped the rear brake lever, but I guarantee it didn't lock up the rear wheel by getting caught underneath the bike otherwise myself & many others would have been launched years ago

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That's poopy.

I'd just ride it as is. As you find replacement parts for really really cheap, buy them, but just leave it the way it is so when you do it again you don't have to replace them again. I don't care what my bike looks like but the guy that buys it someday(*tear*) will. So I just bought garbage to start with and ride it like that, keeping the good stuff for 'that' guy. I ride for fun, not for looks.

Who cares if it's shiney. Just a thought.

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Yup body positioning is pretty critical on the 919 if you want to carry good corner speed safely.

BTW you might have scraped the rear brake lever, but I guarantee it didn't lock up the rear wheel by getting caught underneath the bike otherwise myself & many others would have been launched years ago

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The only reason I thought that I had caught the brake lever on the ground is the way it was bent and when we went to move the bike after the crash the rear brake was locked on and the brake lever was wedged under the frame. We had to bend it back out from under the frame to get the rear brake to release. I have dragged my brake lever a couple times before this but this time it just caught.

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Here is a pic of the brake lever off the bike.



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I have to agree with you Ragdoll, I ride for fun not for looks. I'll put a new peg and brake lever on, bend the handle bars back into place a just ride it for the rest of the season like that(don't have the longest riding season up hear). Maybe fix the rest of it this winter.

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Sorry to hear about the accident and bike damage. You are a lucky individual, and should take some time to reflect on what caused the crash. Preventing it in the future would be to your benefit.

From your description, it sounds like you had too much lean angle on the bike, and not enough weight of yourself to the inside of the turn. If you are touching down hard parts on a standard, or sportbike, there is typically something incorrect about the rider's form. This is not always the case, it just happens often enough to warrant an examination.

Next time try sliding your butt off the seat towards the inside of the turn you are approaching. Point your inside shoulder, and knee towards the direction you want the bike to go, and try to kiss the mirror. Do not twist your midsection, this will also throw off the geometry of the turn. Act as if there is a titanium rod through your spine, and you can't twist or bend. If it is done correctly, the bike will do all the work in the corner, and you are just along for the ride.

Slow down on the street though. No need to be pushing that hard with so many dangers surrounding you. Practice the turns on a track, and your street riding will thank you.

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is it possible you hit a slick spot? i don't really see the brake lever getting sucked downward in cornering, either in my mind's eye or by looking at your brake lever.

glad one more biker walked away from an incident !

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oops: i ought to read the thread COMPLETELY before posting: sorry ~

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I've had my peg feeler on the ground lots of time and never touched my brake patal. I think LDH ground on his lever and didn't go down. weird.

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