Wrecked last night
Well I had my first crash last night, only had a few weeks and 600 miles on the bike two. I was coming home late last night, about 2:30 am with my friend, we had been up riding around the different cities in our area just cruising. In the city we'd ride without helmets and anything were we'd pick up some speed or between cities we had our helmets on, thank god for that. But on our way home we were on this state road going around 55-60 and my friend is in the front left side of the staggered position and I'm behind him on the right. Well all of a sudden I see his brake lights come on so instinctively I slam on mine just in case, well a split second later a raccoon comes out in front of his tire, he missed it by like an inch and comes in front of me, and I do the basic human instinct and slam on the brakes harder and try to swerve, bad idea...bike slid out from underneath me, took out the racoon, (at least I killed it) and I just rolled a couple of times and skidded across the pavement. Luckily I was wearing a helmet because I hit the ground face and shoulder first. Well unlucky for me is that I was riding without my jacket and gloves, so I got some pretty heavy ride rash on my left side, and a little on my right. Really sore right now, but other than that, nothing was broken and my head was alright. The bike isn't as bad as I thought it looked last night. Today in the daylight I took a look at it and its mainly only paint damage, the plastic didn't break at all, and the bike didn't roll. My gasket broke however and all the oil leaked out. Im going to have my nextdoor neighbor take a look at it sometime today because he's a bike mechanic and see if theres any other motor damage. I'm hoping the damage won't run me too high cuz I only have liability on the bike. But oh well, material item, at least I'm alright, that' what my friend keep saying to me last night be. I'll get the bike fixed, get back on there and never ride at night again, lol...and especially without full gear.
....just checked it out again, the plastic is actually cracked in a couple places, but nothing significant, clutch is trashed too.....
Last edited by purdue1719; 05-28-2006 at 12:40 PM.