Spilled today... - Sportbike Forum: Sportbike Motorcycle Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-03-2005, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 29
Spilled today...

Well, after only one month of ownership, my Ninja is damaged. I was coming under an overpass after work, preparing to turn, doing only 15mph, but I was watching the guy behind me, who looked like he was gonna run me down. i looked ahead finally, and the divider was there. the bike took a dive, and so did I. The left side is mangled, and I just called my insurance company...God help me. This bike is all I have.

For those who hate me, laugh away, for now is the time.
2005Ninja250R is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-04-2005, 03:25 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 980
Well if it is just cosmetic damage you may be able to take a look around ebay for left side fairings. Sorry about your bike, glad you are ok.
slick1537 is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-04-2005, 04:27 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 6,400
When you are new to m/cing it does take a few spills to frightening moments to get it into you what you need to do in such cases.

I have this word of KNOWLEDGE which I use each time you scare the 'ell out of yourself, to actually come to an accident. All these hard earned lessons go in with the ones of fright to suddenly you realizing you had gotten away with this error through pure luck or possibly you really woke up to the fact that you were not concentrating 110% on the road & traffic. All of those are KNOWLEDGE almost or actually EXPERIENCES learned the hard way.

So that also makes you into a more sensible rider & when riding you are riding & not thinking of something else or looking at the wrong thing to long. So it comes down to LOTS of EXPERIENCE to get all that KNOWLEDE into your brain. Reason a first or 2nd yr rider is not as experienced as a rider with 5 or 15 yrs of riding experience.

You see you now know what you did to cause the prang.

Last edited by Smitty; 09-04-2005 at 04:32 AM.
Smitty is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-04-2005, 04:50 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 29
Quote:
Originally posted by Smitty
When you are new to m/cing it does take a few spills to frightening moments to get it into you what you need to do in such cases.

I have this word of KNOWLEDGE which I use each time you scare the 'ell out of yourself, to actually come to an accident. All these hard earned lessons go in with the ones of fright to suddenly you realizing you had gotten away with this error through pure luck or possibly you really woke up to the fact that you were not concentrating 110% on the road & traffic. All of those are KNOWLEDGE almost or actually EXPERIENCES learned the hard way.

So that also makes you into a more sensible rider & when riding you are riding & not thinking of something else or looking at the wrong thing to long. So it comes down to LOTS of EXPERIENCE to get all that KNOWLEDE into your brain. Reason a first or 2nd yr rider is not as experienced as a rider with 5 or 15 yrs of riding experience.

You see you now know what you did to cause the prang.
Um, yeah...I have been riding since I was 18...I am 24 in November, so do the math there...I am no noob, I just bought a noob bike (again).

I filed a claim yeaterday with my insurance. I hope the bike is just totaled out. I was doing some resarch, and a tank is $633, the side cowling is $500+, the dented-up exhaust can is around $188, the gear lever mechanism is well over $100 for the whole thing...plus labor at $30-$70/hour...

I estimate it will be in the neighborhood of $2,000-2,300 when the dust settles...

At least whith this scenario, I can get a check, buy another new Ninja 250R, and just get liability insurance. Let's hope this is it. No matter what, i am gonna pay out the ass. I am not like many of you, I don't make $50K a year...I work at freaking Best Buy, part-time...I make only $700-800 a month, IF I am lucky. Boy, am I ever gonna pay...
2005Ninja250R is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-05-2005, 04:25 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,151
Where did you do your research? Kawasaki dealers?
Unas_the_Slayer is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-05-2005, 07:30 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 414
as long as your ok.
wheelie_steve is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-05-2005, 07:58 PM
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 231
Hey man Im sorry to hear about this. I know weve had some fun in one of your other threads about Harley Riders but youll get back on your feet. When I crashed my 95 CBR (very similar to your desc.) I was doing about 45 merging onto a freeway, and all I had was liability insurance. All repairs came outta my pocket. It was experience well gained. Look at it this way you finally got some dirt under your belt, and now you know what the worst feels like.
vaneo1 is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-05-2005, 08:16 PM
Registered User
 
Tippmann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 5,373
Send a message via AIM to Tippmann Send a message via Yahoo to Tippmann
Quote:
Originally posted by 2005Ninja250R
I am not like many of you, I don't make $50K a year
I didn't realize that many of the saps on this board only made 50k/year.

Poor bastards. I'm gonna go polish the rims on my escalade.

Quote:
Originally posted by sidewaysducati
SWIPE THE CARD GRANDMA!!!
SWIPE THE GODDAMNED CARD!!!!
WARNING
If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don't you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all who claim it? Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think everything you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told you should want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned...... Tyler
Tippmann is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-05-2005, 08:23 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 624
Quote:
Originally posted by Tippmann

I'm gonna go polish the rims on my escalade.
I thought the chromies were on your Cayenne?

Mystery Squid is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-06-2005, 04:44 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by Tippmann
I didn't realize that many of the saps on this board only made 50k/year.

Poor bastards. I'm gonna go polish the rims on my escalade.
LMFAO Tillman
RLinNH is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Sportbike Forum: Sportbike Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome