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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-18-2000, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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There should be a smiley face option with tears on it, cause that's how I feel right now.

The worst part about it, besides the typically biased cop giving me a ticket for nothing in particular as I struggled to pick my bike up is the fact that I don't know what I did to trash it.

I wasn't speeding, wheelie-ing, leaning, or anything at all. I was doing 40mph in a VERY slight turn, as in no leaning involved, and I TOTALLY lost it. I think that somehow the front wheel lost contact with the ground for only a split second and when it came back in contact, it was slightly off-angle, causing it to go into the worst tank-slapper I've ever experienced in my 7 or 8 yrs. of riding. There was gravel in the turn and I believe that had a part in it all.

The tankslapper was so severe that I pulled muscles in both biceps trying to hold onto the bike and control it. That turned out to be impossible. I ended up being thrown from my beautiful machine. I slid across the blacktop for about 30-40 ft until I hit the curb and stopped. My bike continued down the road, hit the curb, flipped and hit a sign midair, effectively ending its life on the road...for now anyway. Every piece of plastic on the bike is shattered. The pipe is crushed, the front end is shattered and bent, and the gas tank is now concave. Also, the gauge-pod is twisted and almost upside-down.

The accident gave me second degree friction burns on the tips of all my fingers excluding my thumbs, making typing this quite difficult. Also, I pulled the afore-mentioned muscles, slammed my head on the concrete, although my helmet did its job there. I also got roadrash on the right side of my back and shoulder, down my right leg, pulled a muscle in my right ankle, and sliced both my wrists, with 2nd degree burns to go along with the cuts.

Sorry for the description, but now it's time for me to reach my point. All this happened with the proper gear on, except for my riding jacket, cause I was a dumbass. I had gloves on, although obviously they could've been better. I had thick denim on bottom, steel-toe ankle-high boots, and a full-face helmet, which now has a chunk missing thanks to Mr. Curb.

After all this, my bike will be getting repaired or replaced, at the insurance company's discretion. I just hope that those who read this will realize that the right gear is VITAL if you are riding, no matter what the weather. ESPECIALLY the helmet, but the right pants and top are almost as important. Please all, be careful out there, expect the unexpected while still keeping it enjoyable, and maybe I'll see ya' riding sometime when I get my bike back.

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my Bruthas AND Sistas!!!

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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-18-2000, 05:11 PM
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Red face

Dude, that really sucks. Though it's a good thing you didn't get more seriously injured.


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post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-18-2000, 05:30 PM
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You mention no other cars, etc... What did you get a ticket for?

Glad you are not seriously hurt. Roadrash sucks, but does eventually go away.

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post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-18-2000, 06:28 PM
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Bugger, that must have hurt (watching your baby flip & smash, that is).

Then getting a cop giving you a ticket

It can only get better from here

What are you going to replace the cbr600 with ?

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post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-18-2000, 06:32 PM
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The sad face in the post is for your bike, Nick. I'm really glad to read that you're okay. Aren't you glad you were wearing your helmet, unlike a lot of your friends you've mentioned before?

I hadn't seen you post in awhile and was wondering what was up. Just glad to hear that you're alive and that all your injuries will heal eventually. Now comes the hard part of not riding while you heal and get a new ride.

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post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-18-2000, 08:02 PM
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not much to add, just put down my name in the "that sucks & im sorry" category...

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post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-18-2000, 08:44 PM
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Here's a "frownie" for you Nick...

But as much as this sucks right now, keep in mind that your decision to wear a helmet is the reason you are here to tell us this story. Everything else will heal, and you will learn from the experience.

And hopefully, some of your friends and acquaintences will pay heed!

Good luck, Brutha!

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post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-19-2000, 01:43 AM
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Man, that's a pure bummer, hope the healing process goes fast and your back on the road asap!! The biggest downside to a motorcycle is "even when you do everything right", your usually still the one who get's hurt!!

In CO., if you drop your bike, they will give you a ticket for "careless driving" almost automaticly anymore!! Unless you were speeding, I'd fight the ticket, sometimes judges do understand that "[email protected]#$ Happens"!

Take care, Ride Safe but have FUN!

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post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-19-2000, 01:49 AM
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Sorry to hear about your mishap! Most important is that you'll live to ride another day and your injuries weren't too severe.

As for the bike, little did we know ye...

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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-19-2000, 01:59 AM
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Brutha - Man I'm soooo sorry bro. That is
a heart braking shame. I was just talking
to CBR600F4GD yesterday and we were wondering
where you were. I know you are sick of
hearing it however - things could have been
worse. I'm glad that you were not seriously
hurt and the bike, well that's just $$ that
you will get so the nets down to time. By
the time you are ready to ride again your
ride should be ready to. Heal fast and for
the time being.. hang out and heal here on


Anyone got a rear tire I can borrow?
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