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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-11-2002, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Angry This sucks....

Well, anyone that has seen my previous threads knows I was curious to find out about wheelies & stoppies on my CBR1100XX, as well as find out what was causing that damned annoying headshake. Well, here is an update:

While still curious about wheelies, I did find out about stoppies and fix the headshake on the bike. This was accomplished by mashing the bike into the passenger side door of a Honda Civic on my ride home yesterday.

The stoppie had to have been nothing less than art in motion, unfortunately the landing and dismount were less than graceful. The Civic turned in front of me when I was going approx. 20mph and there was no time or room to do anything other than wonder what my upcoming hangtime would be. I hit the brakes and felt the a$$ end come up and then BAM!! The next thing I see is sky as I'm laying on my back on the other side of the car wondering WTF just happened. Apparently I got launched over the car and did a flip to land on my back, which was thankfully padded by the huge fleece I had in my backpack. Good thing I didn't have the company laptop on me though.

Luckily there were lots of witnesses who saw it, and it very obviously was not my fault, but it still sucks because my 'Bird is going to be totalled out I'm sure. The frame did not only bend, it actually broke and the front right side was pretty mangled too.

There is always an upside though...I'm sure there is no more headshake that I was experiencing before (ok, technically thats only because it's not driveable...details, details). I also dragged my first peg. Unfortunately it also was sheared off in the process, but again...details details.

Well I managed to walk away from my first get-off, it certainly could have been worse. I'm pissed about it because I'm not sure what will happen as far as replacement or payoff or anything, but there is nothing I can do about it. It's odd though, like a pressure has been lifted off of me now that I have gone down for the first (and hopefully last) time.

Even if I am out of the riding scene for a while, I will definitely keep coming here to learn and participate in this excellent site!!

Ride safe everyone!!

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Congrats on the stoppie, most people would have froze and not scrubbed off any speed prior to impact. Solid response



Sorry to hear of your trouble, good luck on the settlement(s) and keep us up to date on any happenings.
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i'm sorry this happened to you, but your post is quite simply awesome!!!

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Sorry about the spill. Glad you're okay.
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You know, I told spicersh that if he didn't like the wedding present I bought him, all he had to do was tell me, not wreck the darn thing!

I'm glad he's okay, because if he wasn't, ya'll would be reading about him bailing me out of jail for finding the knuckleheaded driver of the cage (hello, did you have to floor it to cross stopped traffic?!?), and beating his a$$.

That was probably the scariest telephone call I've ever had, and I am hoping I never get another one like it...

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Re: This sucks....

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There is always an upside though...I'm sure there is no more headshake that I was experiencing before (ok, technically thats only because it's not driveable...details, details). I also dragged my first peg. Unfortunately it also was sheared off in the process, but again...details details.
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kind of reminds me of my first wreck back in the day. All I have to say is witness phone numbers will save your ASS!
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I had a similar thing happen to me about two years ago in my old cage, only I was the at-fault driver. I did the same thing to a van that he did to me. I turned through traffic into their right of way, which is what he did to me. Pretty much no chance of him being able to pin it on me.

One of the guys I work with was ahead of me a little and saw it. He only gave me a 5 on the dismount. I thought that was a little harsh of a score, but maybe he's going to try to be a German Olympics judge....

Thanks for the posts, I'll definitely keep everyone updated.

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i'm sorry this happened to you, but your post is quite simply awesome!!!
He's a verbose little ba$tard.. you should hear him in person!

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Congrats on the stoppie, most people would have froze and not scrubbed off any speed prior to impact. Solid response



Sorry to hear of your trouble, good luck on the settlement(s) and keep us up to date on any happenings.
Apex speaketh the truth. Glad you're ok. Bummer about the bike; but now you can get a new one I went through about weeks of grieving when my baby got totaled. Just sitting there looking at pictures...weeping... . But now, like an ex-girlfriend, I've got my eye out.

Again, glad a rider made it out of this safe.

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