Lowsided the bike today out in the backwoods of southern maryland. Was a nicely paved road, and there was a fairly tight left hander. Mid turn I hit some sand on the road and slid out. I hopped off the bike and rolled into the woods.
...the bike didn't fare so well. I didn't see any of it, but by the damage, the front wheel must have cought a tree, and swung the bike around so the assend was in the direction of travel and the wheels were facing the road (it was on it's left side)
I made it home... and surveyed the damage.
Bent the forks back and smashed the radiator, lost alot of fluid.
put a kink in #2 pipe.
lost the left front blinker.
snapped the left upper headlight mount... it snapped the connection point off the upper, not the headlight. (should be able to fix)
lost the coolant resevoir cap
dirtied up the whole thing.
Now onto the damage done to me....
well.... as of wring this my right lower leg hurts like a biyatch, no cuts or scraping, just one hell of a bruise (i think)
My ego took one hell of a blow... first time I've experienced a crash into the woods..... think I prefer pavement. Pavment you smack then slide.... this wooded area was *smack smack smack smack smack* *stand up*
Nothing like seeing your bike entangled in trees to ruin your weekend.
By the way..... I'm looking for a set of forks and a radiator for a 2000-2002 ZX6R. If anyone has a set for a good deal, please have pity on me and sell em to me.