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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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Keep the Rubber side down
my Bruthas AND Sistas!!!

[This message has been edited by CBR Brutha (edited July 18, 2000).]
 

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

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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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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 ?


Ross cbrxx

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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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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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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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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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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
SBW!!!

Chris


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my Brutha!

i am so sorry to hear about your loss! a total bummmer but glad to see that you are not seriously injured :)

i hope that they total your bike and give you a hefty check. who are you insured with?

i hope that you heal soon and who knows maybe we could both go and buy our new bikes together :D

later

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Brutha -

Heal the Body
Heal the Soul

Then get back out their on the streets. Good Luck with getting you ride back up and going.

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I am with Progressive. The dude's lookin' at my ride right now. He says he might total it, so we'll see. If he does, we definitely oughtta go get new ones together dude. Maybe we could get a multiple purchase discount!!! :D

Time will tell. I'll keep you all posted...and thanx for the replies. Makes me feel a *little* better.

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Bro so sorry to hear about the accident. You outta kiss that lid for taking a blow for you though. It must be a little unnerving not to understand exactly what initiated the wreck. Best of luck with the insurance co. and here's hoping you get back on the road soon.

A few weeks ago I was riding in a group with a guy that lost it in a turn on a new ZX-12R---didn't have any insurance (except liability), looks like about 5K-7K on that one.

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I just got the news from the insurance dude. He says the bike is eternal toast. That's right boys and girls, my passion has been totally destroyed due to some unseen and mysterious force. AAARRGGHHH!!! Well, guess it's time to go shopping. The lowest repair estimate he could generate was $8,300. OUCH...!!! Thank God for Full coverage! Anyway...I'll keep ya' all posted on what's next.

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Nick, have some one check your front wheeling bearings and steering head. F4's don't just develop wobbles or tank slappers for no good reason.

I don't know about Ohio but in NC your insurance rates will go sky high, double for 3 years for over $3,000 in damage unless you can show some other than you as the cause.

good luck and I sorry to learn of your injuries.



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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NCVFR:
Nick, have some one check your front wheeling bearings and steering head. F4's don't just develop wobbles or tank slappers for no good reason.
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True! That sucks Nick! Glad you're able to tell us about it though! :) What kinda helmet did you have? Im sure you know a helmet is supposed to be replaced after a good impact like that?

Glad you're safe man and enjoy shopping with Arif. :D



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wow brutha, glad you are here to tell about it. I would find what caused the incident. It's kind of unnerving to not know what exactly caused this, or maybe what you did wrong. Bones heal and chicks dig scars. :D

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NCVFR:
F4's don't just develop wobbles or tank slappers for no good reason.




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Unless you're a European magazine editor. Oh wait, that was a TL1000S... :D


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I can't even begin to imagine the feeling. I think I would be in complete shock, I probably couldn't handle it. Sorry man. It's funny how you can become so attached to something like a bike. Anyways, glad you're OK. You brought up a good point about wearing the proper gear. You just never know what's going to happen and when.
On the upside, what's the next bike going to be? Keep us informed.
My Condolences.

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