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Hello, all. I just want to start off by saying that i'm ecstatic to still be alive today. I had the scare of my life that I would like to share with everyone. It all started on a nice morning ride on my 2001 F4i. I had been riding all morning and I decided to get on a busy 4 lane highway here in Jacksonville. Well, it has an "on ramp" like a freeway. The on ramp is a really smooth right hand sweeper with trees on the inside of the road, which makes it a "blind" curve. Well, anyway I was coming around the curve and onto the ramp at about 50 mph (approaching the acceleration lane). As soon as I cleared the "blind spot", I spot the taillights of a Monte Carlo that is totally stopped in the acceleration lane waiting to get over. I was still partially leaned over as it was the exit of the curve, so all I could do was slam on my brakes. Well when I did this the back tire locked up and the next thing you know the right hand side of the bike was sliding ass-end toward the bumper of the Monte. I countersteered to try and avoid it and my exhaust canister slammed into the edge of the bumper, bouncing me into the traffic lane. I kept the bike upright and luckily there weren't any cars nearby. I pulled over and saw my exhaust canister (the slip on piece) sitting in the road. I still cannot believe that I got this lucky. All that happened was the factory canister got a dent in it where it smacked the bumper, and the underail subframe where the exhaust canister and passenger peg mounts is cracked. Total cost of damages??? Well, I got a 78 dollar ticket for careless driving, undertail subframe is 266 bucks, and I don't know what kind of exhaust i'll be getting to replace the factory one. I also don't know how much it will cost to fix the cars bumper. (it's the new monte carlo with the cheap plastic bumper....all it has is surface scratches) Either way, I got really really lucky. It could have been a hell of a lot worse. Anyway, just thought i'd share it with everyone and ITS GREAT TO BE ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to get back in the saddle!
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Oh, yeah....I just wanted to add that I think it's really F#c&ed up that I got a ticket for careless driving when the broad I hit was totally stopped in the acceleration lane. I told the cop that it's called and acceleration lane for a reason. He didn't find my sarcasm funny. That's what I hate about these damn Florida drivers!!!!! The word "merge" is not in their vocabulary!!
 

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Sounds like you had a lucky escape today.. The ticket does sound hard i must admit.. Bloody women drivers...

Oh shit i've started something now ha ha :D :D
 

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Fight it in court, you cant stop in the middle of the ****in rode and impede traffic like that. She should have gotten a ticket. Fight it, you'll win.
 

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Some dumbass was stopped in a traffic lane and the f#*king pig wrote you a ticket? :mad: That is totally ridiculous.:hurl:
I'd sue the bitch and fight the ticket.:finger:
 

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Stopped in the lane:confused: Sounds like she must be at fault in some form.
it's the new monte carlo with the cheap plastic bumper
Ha, thats what you think. You would be suprised at how much they actually are. I would threaten to sue her or maybe you could be persuaded to let it go if you both agree to pay your own costs.
Heres one for her :finger:
 

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I have a pipe for a 2000 f4 sitting in my closet right now. It's in perfect condition, all nicely polished and shined, and will fit directly onto your bike, because Honda didn't change the cans even though they changed the carbs to FI. Anyway, if you want it, I'll ship it to you and it'll save you a few hundred bones. Just pay shipping and it's yours.
 

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Thanks a lot CBR Brotha. That's a very generous offer. However, I read (i think it was on motorcycle online) where the exhaust system was changed for 2001 for more top end power. Maybe it was just the internals of the canister that changed. I'm gonna do some research, and if it was only the internals that changed and the bracket will still line up, i'll give you a holla. Thanks again!! Hopefully it will fit.
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CBR Brutha said:
I have a pipe for a 2000 f4 sitting in my closet right now. It's in perfect condition, all nicely polished and shined, and will fit directly onto your bike, because Honda didn't change the cans even though they changed the carbs to FI. Anyway, if you want it, I'll ship it to you and it'll save you a few hundred bones. Just pay shipping and it's yours.
That was pretty cool :)
 

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no chance of beating the ticket

I live in fla. If you hit someone from behind in the accel lane you are not going to beat the ticket so dont bother. Congrats on surviving!
 

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Actually they changed the headers and allowed for an Oxygen sensor in the 4-2-1 collector. There were no changes to the actual silencer that I'm aware of. But if you find out differently, lemme know. Otherwise, e-mail me at my personal account if you want my silencer and we'll figure everything out from there. (You can e-mail my personal acct. by clicking "profile" under my post, then clicking on "Click here to e-mail CBR Brutha"
 

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Thanks again for the generous offer CBR Brutha, but I found out today that the slip on for the F4i is different than the F4. I called up a local Honda dealer and the part numbers are indeed different. I further verified this by going on parts411 and seeing if the part numbers for aftermarket exhausts matched. The F4i had different part numbers than the F4. I really wish they were the same!!! Thanks again anyway. Keep your ears open for anyone in your area that is replacing the factory exhaust on their F4i and wouldn't mind parting with the factory can.
 

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Eric, glad to hear you made it ok. You need to get away and get up here to do some mountain riding soon. All the FLA drivers have gone home for the Winter now.
 

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Steve!!!! How've you been?? Haven't heard from you in a while. Hey.....i'm definitely gonna be up there for thanksgiving weekend. If I bring the bike home or not depends on if I get that new subframe in the mail as well as finding a replacement slip on before next week. Do me a favor and spread the word to all your riding buddies that I REALLY need a factory slip on section for an F4i. I like to stay stealth.....:) How are those brakes on the RC51 holding up??? hehe.
 
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Oh, yeah....I just wanted to add that I think it's really F#c&ed up that I got a ticket for careless driving when the broad I hit was totally stopped in the acceleration lane. I told the cop that it's called and acceleration lane for a reason. He didn't find my sarcasm funny. That's what I hate about these damn Florida drivers!!!!! The word "merge" is not in their vocabulary!!
the word driving isnt in the floridian vocabulary either. i never been cutoff so much or almost became a spot on the pavement as i have here and i lived in many different places. what can u say florida doesnt require u to use ur blinkers either.
 

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the word driving isnt in the floridian vocabulary either. i never been cutoff so much or almost became a spot on the pavement as i have here and i lived in many different places. what can u say florida doesnt require u to use ur blinkers either.

Dont come down here to Las Vegas to ride cause they dont know what blinkers are or mirrors. And they ride 45mph in the fast line on the freeways here also and dont carry insurance.
 

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I know the "Oh SH#* " factor! Those stopped cars are not very obvious sometimes. Glad your ok to ride another day!

Here in Cali, people like to haul ass. They are pretty good drivers i have to admit, crazy, but good. Even in the rain, we haul ass on the Highway. I hear when it rains in places like Arizona, they do like 40 on the highway...? Scary thing around here is that you could be doing 80 mph on the freeway then wham, standstill, no ones moving. Can I get a witness!!!!

Peace out
 

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Thanks for all of the kind replies,guys. I am on the road to getting my bike back and running. A guy I met here in Jacksonville gave me his factory F4i slip on, and my undertail subframe is in the mail. Big thanks to everyone that offered to help me find a factory slip on.
Eric
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