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Went down last night......F**K!

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    Went down last night......F**K!

    So I guess it was my turn...

    After hours of hard twisties on the way home, someone pulls out from an perpendicular street (stop sign ignored), sees me once in the middle of the road, stops in front of me.

    I think I was going 50-55 (speed limit was 40mph). I had convinced myself that I could go around him from behind. A little brake, downshift, a little rear brake. I was doing fine heading the right way. Then the unthinkable happened.

    He gets rear ended! I panic, grab a lot more brake and try to lean the other way.

    Why is it always 2sec later that you realize you are wrong? I saw the tach hit the pav. the speedo was reading 35.

    My elbow hit softly (hein gericke winter jacket), then my knee very very hard ( double jeans w/reinforcement on bottom pair; home made).
    After that it goes a lot faster, you try to stop, and look at the bike colide with the cars.

    End result:
    Bike got hurt, tank is dented (both side Huh, leaking on left), mounting tabs are bent, front fork and rim are scraped, not obviously bent tho. Tach, speedo, bars, shifter are gone. Rad. is pushed to the right a bit, but no leak/no bend.

    my custom dual setup shattered on impact.

    no start...it turns over at least.

    My ankle is the size of a football (nfl), and hurts too much for any weight.
    My knee is the size of a tennis ball, no more skin on cap.
    My elbow is bruized.

    all in all, I am fine!

    I can't wait to get back out there, and it happened just 2 hours ago...

    Q

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    hey! knock it off its to early in the season for this shit sorry to hear it man. glad your ok.

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    Unhappy glad your ok

    only takes a second been there & done that
    bikes can be fixed or junked

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    Sorry to hear it man! Coulda been worse (aka, your fault, serious injury, etc). I hope his insurance takes care of you!

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    Take care of those injuries, doesn't sound like "fine" to me!

    Heal up, talk about a crazy accident.

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    Glad you are OK!

    Too bad you have a curvy instead of a pointy one.
    (first gen vs second gen)

    Let me know if you need help tracking down parts.
    I pretty good with the second gen stuff but willing to look parts
    to get you going again if you decide not to junk.

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    bummer...glad to hear you are ok...

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    Sorry to hear, glad you're ok.

    If the bikes totaled by it back, and I hope you had a doc check you out.

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    It's all water under the bridge, and we do enter the next round-robin. Am I wrong?

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    doc check out ok, nothing broken...

    No insurance involved, I was speeding, he pulled out, neither of us can afford to delcare it.

    we settled it "off-line"

    Could I borrow a rear stand from someone for a little while to check every thing and repair?

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    sorry man!

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    Originally posted by Qfactor
    doc check out ok, nothing broken...

    No insurance involved, I was speeding, he pulled out, neither of us can afford to delcare it.

    we settled it "off-line"

    Could I borrow a rear stand from someone for a little while to check every thing and repair?

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    Speeding or not he ran a stop sign, and then got rear-ended closing your escape route. do you think you would have avoided the whole thing has you bee going 10 MP/H slower? doubt it because you would most likely have chosen the same escape route and then done the same exact thing.

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    I agree with reiobard. Since he stopped in the road, gut reaction would have you try to go behind him, and not in front. I wouldn't have taken the risk of him moving forward if you were trying to go around the front of him. Damn that sucks.

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    Damn, man. Speeding or not, I think that one was pretty much unavoidable. Glad to hear you'll be ok, though. Stay off that ankle and take care of your knee. Those injuries can come back and haunt you later if not healed right. Take care.

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    Where was this BTW - In Cambridge or further out?

    This is a good reminder for all of us to control early-season enthusiasm and get in some emergency braking practice, as well as give your brakes a good check-over to make sure they are tip-top.

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    yes, glad you are ok. i would check with someone more knowledgeable about these things. you might have recourse on him, but it sounds like you were going too fast for the roadway. you could be cited for that, but in the end, the cage would (probably) be found at fault. did you have the right of way?

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    he ran the stop sign...that's a fact.

    Who there had a calibrated radar and knows exactly how fast you were going? Noone, therefor no proof of you doing anything wrong. Don't take it up the ass. Insurance. The bike could be tweaked and you'll never know.

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    It's all water under the bridge, and we do enter the next round-robin. Am I wrong?

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    the frame is straight and the forks are too.

    I guess damage is minor afterall.


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    "Ami blaireau, comme t'es nul au cronos..."

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    Did you admit to speeding to anyone at the scene?

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    Did you admit to speeding

    never do this & never say racing ................

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    Man, sorry to hear about your accident.

    If you can settle off line and your medical is covered, good for you. If the medical insurance company knows it was a motor vehicle accident, they will insist that you claim it as they won't pay out.

    Derek

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    Sorry to hear of this. Get yourself healed up and back on a bike soon!

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    Sorry to hear about the get off - luckily (and most importantly) no one was hurt...

    If your bike is fuel injected - the no start may be because of a tip over sensor... Hope this helps.

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    Went down last night......F**K!

    Originally posted by hessogood
    he ran the stop sign...that's a fact.

    Who there had a calibrated radar and knows exactly how fast you were going? Noone, therefor no proof of you doing anything wrong. Don't take it up the ass. Insurance. The bike could be tweaked and you'll never know.
    I agree! It's HIS fault. You should have not(if you did) admit to speeding. Besides, you said you were going 35 at point of impact, the speed limit was 40.

    Question: do you think if you tried to stop from the first notice of him, you could have? Just wondering.

    Oh yea, and heal up quick!


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    Originally posted by slaps76


    Question: do you think if you tried to stop from the first notice of him, you could have? Just wondering.

    Oh yea, and heal up quick!

    It is hard to say, it would ahve been close, but i think if I hadn't tried to go around I may have been able to stop. Who's to know really what if.... what if...

    Still no one willing to lend a stand?

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    What do you need bud?

    If you need a rear stand, I can help ...

    Make yourself clear if you need somethng ..

    How long is a little while?

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