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End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

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    End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K


    She was still running fine, and had more miles in her, but got taken out last week by a hit-and-run minivan.
    The minivan pulled out from a McDonalds exit, directly onto the main street, and directly across my path. I was going pretty close to 40mph.
    I remember the flash of movement from my right, and hitting the brakes; I have no idea how much speed I was able to scrub off before impact.
    I then remember nothing until I awoke while being loaded into the ambulance, some minutes later.
    The minivan driver fled the scene, but has since been located and arrested.

    I am, astoundingly, practically unhurt. I took a massive thumping, and lots of bruises and bumps. I’ll need a new helmet.
    But none of my own personal pieces parts were broken, and I will be fully healed and operational in a couple of weeks.
    They checked me out in the ER, took a few pictures, nodded their heads, and sent me on my way.
    My wife’s ’95 M900 will be my transport from then until I figure out what to buy next.

    I’m very sad to see Patina go; she has been an amazingly good bike for the last 24 years.
    I am also eager for the next phase. There are a lot of astounding bikes out there these days.

    Below: mashed front end, broken frame.

    PhilB
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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Damn Phil. Sorry to hear that.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Geez, glad you walked away from that (mostly) unscathed.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    That sucks.

    Glad you're OK.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    I’m glad they found the minivan driver. Feel better soon, and now you have a nice opportunity to get a new bike, not that that’s really your thing.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    That sucks, glad you are ok, make sure you speak to a good NH lawyer.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    RIP to the old girl, glad you're OK!!

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Ohh duuuuuude. I'm so sorry to hear that, Phil. That fuckin sucks.

    Very glad you were relatively unhurt... ALSO super fuckin pumped that they found the fuckstick that fucked you. People like that need to take what's comin to em.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Damn guy! Glad you're ok!

    Hopefully they give you some good $$ for the old girl!

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Fuck man, deepest condolences on the loss.

    Good luck shopping and moving forward though!

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Wow, exactly how my Monster went out at 50k miles. Glad you were unhurt. Likely going to be just a tad sore in 2 days.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    wow, very glad to hear you are ok for the most part. worst part is you'll get shit for your bike. i usually am against litigation but in this case...

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Glad to hear you're OK

    As an "older" guy, I can tell you the pain will take a few days to show up, so take it easy.

    The bike was a classic, fight for fair value, as it isn't actually replaceable.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    The guilty party had no insurance, and has no assets. You can't squeeze blood from a stone.
    Insurance will pay me a couple grand, and I'll start saving and testriding, to figure out what bike I will have 250K+ on by 2040.

    This happened a little over a week ago now (30Oct17), so I've already done the stiff-and-sore-and-sleep-for-4-days-straight kind of thing.
    I actually think I'll feel well enough to go for a short ride tomorrow.

    Things are not perfect, but they're pretty damn good, considering the possible alternatives.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    WOW. Sorry to hear 'Patina' is gone. I am glad to hear you're OK. Like others will say, the aches and pain will come. Take it easy. Make sure you claim the helmet, jacket, gloves, loss of wages, etc. When I got hit I got all that covered plus a fair amount of pain and suffering.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheppo View Post
    WOW. Sorry to hear 'Patina' is gone. I am glad to hear you're OK. Like others will say, the aches and pain will come. Take it easy. Make sure you claim the helmet, jacket, gloves, loss of wages, etc. When I got hit I got all that covered plus a fair amount of pain and suffering.
    Yes, that's all in process. Other than the helmet, the gear was fine and I'll keep using it. I'm claiming the helmet, towing, train ticket back home from Illinois (where it happened), lost income from 2 days off work, anything I get charged for the ER visit, etc. If they offer me a pain-and-suffering claim, I'll be happy to take it. Oddly enough, part of what I paid for that bike with 24 years ago was a few thousand bucks from a pain-and-suffering settlement from a car accident involving an uninsured driver in a stolen car.

    I'm sad to see the bike go, but can't really complain much. I certainly got my money's worth out of her.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    shot you a PM...

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    sorry for your mishap
    glad to hear ya made it out okay

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Sorry to hear Phil. That's a damn shame to hear about the old girl, I've watched with morbid curiosity to see just how far she'd go. Glad you're alright, there damn sure ain't no replacing you.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    T-Bone without injury and the driver arrested - I call it a happy ending of a bad beginning! Great to hear this.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Yep. Thanks, everyone.

    Next, the happy task, is to figure out what bike I'm going to have 250K+ miles on in the year 2040.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilB View Post
    Yep. Thanks, everyone.

    Next, the happy task, is to figure out what bike I'm going to have 250K+ miles on in the year 2040.

    PhilB
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    DAM dude, that really sucks, glad you came out of it relatively unscathed, pretty lucky considering... Hope ya heal up quickly with no lingering effects

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilB View Post
    by a hit-and-run minivan.
    The minivan pulled out from a McDonalds exit, directly onto the main street, and directly across my path.
    The minivan driver fled the scene,
    Now that shit is unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilB View Post
    Next, the happy task, is to figure out what bike I'm going to have 250K+ miles on in the year 2040.
    Based on your past experience hopefully keep it a Duc, see what you can squeeze out of a modern one

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Wrong. Busa.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Happy to hear you are healthy! Good luck finding a new ride.

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