Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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2009 Street Triple R - may be parting out
Traffic on the highway came to a stop in front of me...I was able to stop in plenty of time...plenty of distance to the car in front of me and I just turned my head to check for an opportunity to merge and WHAM...person in behind of me wasn't able to stop and rear ended me. Force launched me maybe 10-20 feet and the bike actually made minor contact wit the car in front of me.
Amazingly the engine is without a scratch on and and starts right up just like a champ.
Swingarm is toast...pushed into the brake rotor so it won't roll. I even took the caliper off...thought thats what the problem was. It also broke off the right rearset and it bent forward and out the arrow exhaust...which apparently became the slider preventing damage to the engine and most of the rest of the right side (although turn signal did not survive).
Have to wait on final determination from insurance adjuster. Looks like the lady driving had let her insurance lapse and I wasn't carrying uninsured motorist. If that is their final answer, I may be parting it out.
On the lucky side, I simply feel like I went a couple of rounds with a heavyweight boxer. Soreness and really good bruises on back of left leg where the bracket for the exhaust cans struck me and on my left rear hip where I landed after my brief flight.