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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-07-2002, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Bike vs. Guardrail...you know the outcome.

Yes brothers and sisters it's true...I bit it! My baby is a total!!!

Happened yesterday...I was leading in a group with three other guys. Heading down a straight when I down shifted twice and slowed using the front brake. Set up to take a left hand curve that went over a creek, hence why there was the guardrail. Laid into the curve leaned far left hangin' off the SV when it felt like I lost the back tire. It slipped and bike and I came straight up. I think I was heading for a lovely highside but the bike ended up running almost straight on into that curved guardrail before it fully happened.

The bike and I were bounced off and both of us when down on the left hand side. Once I was on the pavement sliding along with the bike I kinda pushed away from the bike trying to put distance between it and me. It then made contact with the guardrail again right side fairing, and slid along and then somewhat under the guardrail doing a squeeze play to the front plastics. My windscreen never cracked but it's damn near curved into the shape of a horseshoe!

On initial impact the forks were bent back so that the tire is now touching the pipe were it exits the engine area. Tire was flattened and rim was bent and cracked, rotares are probably warped. The fork tubes broke open at the triple clamp and spilled their lifes blood (fork oil) all over the ground were the bike came to rest.

I'm fine...sore as hell and bruised but fine. Helmet and gloves are gonners leathers have some nice character to them now. Boots are slightly scuffed but otherwise in good condition. The pavement now has some pretty blue paint from the bike and some red from my leathers as decoration. Bah!

I know it's a total...my insurance company will be looking at the bike tomorrow, once I take it to the local shop. Right now it's at home in my garage were I had the wrecker driver tow it. Still dripping it's life away on my garage floor. *sigh* But if I can't buy it back from the insuracne company then next year I'll be on a new R6...muhahaha!!! Yeah...glutton for punishment!!! Hello, my name is Stacey and I'm a sportbike addict. (using AA voice) LOL!!!

Later peeps!!!

Stacey

Scrapin' pegs and throwin' sparks...rearsets and knee draggin' soon to follow!!!
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Man, glad to hear you're OK. This is why we always tell newbies to include good gear in the budget, AND WEAR IT.

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sorry to hear about your accident...atleast your ok. good luck in the future.
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Stacey, sorry to hear about your crash but I sure am glad you're okay. When you're back on the road again, try hooking up with core - it'd be great to meet up and ride with you...

Good luck with the insurance..

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hey were you trying to reinact the stunt that big lipps did about a month ago, lets just say i think you were in control more than he was and you had all the gear on too lol good to hear you ok and ready to get back on the horse.

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Glad your OK...............Bring on the Yami! (In my best Dr. Evil voice w/ pinky finger to mouth)

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