Well I'm still here and riding. Haven't been on the board for a while, but life seems to get in the way a lot these days. I have another story from a friend of mine who bought my ZX6 (non-R). He'd only had the bike 6 months before this happened. Glad I'm a proponent of good riding gear.Smitty said:Beinging a STICKY & not to change the subject. It might be a good idea to go back to the original & then check up on the names of others AND are they still on this board, have they gone to another board, have they quit riding or what?
We have found out whatever handle/name one started out with it sticks with them & they cannot change it. So if some were in their first or 2nd yr of riding are they --- well still riding??? Gives one some thought I do feel!!!!!!!!
In his own words, here's what happened:
Hows things going?_ Hopefully you had a good weekend._ Well at least better then mine._ I've got some bad news to tell you._ Over the weekend while riding, i dropped the bike._ A pretty bad one at that._ I'm fine except for a little soreness._ Nothing broken or bruised except the ego and confidence to get back on a bike for now._ The bike is in pretty bad shape._ I'm gonna try and take it to a shop today to see how bad it really is._ The situation to how it happened was, I was coming around a corner probably i'd say 60MPH nothing ridiculous considering the speed limit is 55MPH, but while corning, I got on some small sand-like gravel that pushed me towards the outside of the corner._ While doing so, my inexperience lead my to change my field of view and target fixate where I was heading and not were I should have been going and because of that headed off the asphalt into a grass shoulder._ Well to make long story short, bike leaned over for a corner does not like to run through grass._ So I start to run into the grass and thats where the bike dropped and sent me flying through the air about 8 feet from where the bike landed._(never hit asphalt, just grass and dirt)_Luckily enough, its amazing how protective you are when you have a helmet, jacket, gloves, long pants, and boots will do if/when you do fall._ Once I stopped, I sat up took the helmet off and couldn't believe that I_did something like that and then I'm still around._ I'm pretty shaken up by the whole thing and like I said it may be a while for me to get back on, once I do or am able to get the bike fixed._
Just wanted to let you know._ I'm fine though._ Nothing broken or bruised, except just sore._ Well ride safe and sorry to break some beginner inexperience bad news to you.
Ride safe man, you never know whats out there.