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post #1 of 35 Old 12-29-12, 01:40 Thread Starter
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My 1st crash tonight LOL..

Not really funny obviously, but all you can do is laugh about it, right? I was at a light making a left turn. I take off, start my turn and all I remember is laying on my back and cars honking at me. I wasn't being an idiot or trying to show off or anything. Adrenaline was pumping as I was facing the sky, ran over to my bike and holy F$%# its heavy to lift by yourself LOL.

I'd like to give thanks to my Sato frame sliders for taking the brunt of the damage. I ended up snapping my mirror off, bent shift lever, spilled coolant everywhere, messed up clutch lever, bar end, busted rear fairing and a nice 2 tone stator cover. As far as myself, thanks A*s jacket!!! , my jeans now have a breathable hole in them and my leg is missing a chunk of flesh haha. Dunno what happened to my right knee but can't put any weight on it lol.

If anyone has a spare left side mirror assembly, rear scorched yellow fairing for an 07 Daytona I'd be willing to take them off your hands :)

Sorry for the long post, Captain Morgan is keeping me company tonight from my crap-tastic day!!!
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post #2 of 35 Old 12-29-12, 02:19
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Cool temps? Cold tires?
That blows. Glad it was a low speed off. Take care of yourself. The bike can be fixed later.

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You're EXACTLY right about the conditions. Damn you Cpt Morgan LOL, forgot to put that in the original post...

It was like 38 degrees I was just heading home from dinner. As soon as I came about my senses, a cop flipped a U turn and stopped traffic so I could go retrieve my busted pieces. Pretty embarrassing to say the least. Just gave another reason to cagers to believe that we are stupid and careless. Sorry guys :(
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shit happens. good to hear you're ok. hope your legs aren't too chewed up. I can also testify to the satos holding up after a lowspeed lowside.
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Not really funny obviously, but all you can do is laugh about it, right? I was at a light making a left turn. I take off, start my turn and all I remember is laying on my back and cars honking at me. I wasn't being an idiot or trying to show off or anything. Adrenaline was pumping as I was facing the sky, ran over to my bike and holy F$%# its heavy to lift by yourself LOL.

I'd like to give thanks to my Sato frame sliders for taking the brunt of the damage. I ended up snapping my mirror off, bent shift lever, spilled coolant everywhere, messed up clutch lever, bar end, busted rear fairing and a nice 2 tone stator cover. As far as myself, thanks A*s jacket!!! , my jeans now have a breathable hole in them and my leg is missing a chunk of flesh haha. Dunno what happened to my right knee but can't put any weight on it lol.

If anyone has a spare left side mirror assembly, rear scorched yellow fairing for an 07 Daytona I'd be willing to take them off your hands :)

Sorry for the long post, Captain Morgan is keeping me company tonight from my crap-tastic day!!!
Damn that sux man. I did the same thing some years ago on my 636, 2 days after I got it! Was cold and shitty out in the middle of February but insisted on takin it for a ride..... Glad to hear its just minor flesh wounds though..
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Well glad to know you are for the most part OK, a little roughed up no doubt but nothing that time won't heal.
I'm gathering that your tires slipped out and there wasn't any other vehicle involved in the crash.
I ride in the cooler temps as well, and it is a whole new ballgame, tires, suspension, lean angles.....
My rule of thumb is not to go more the 10-15 mph over the temp. ( in F)
38F max mph 53mph.
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So you were drunk? that's smart.
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So you were drunk? that's smart.
Not while he was ridding.... after the crash!!!
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This does not make sense, unless your tire ran over a patch of ice, oil or water spot. The bike just does not "get away" from you at super-slow speed for no good reason. Can't blame this on a cold road or tire, you were not moving that fast, lol.

Glad to hear you didn't suffer too much damage, hope the knee fares well!
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Yeah I agree Neander everyone always blames an outside source, it was most likely lack on knowledge and doing something improper. I dont care how cold it is, I have ridden in 20 degree weather and no issues with sliding as long as you are not gunning it right away.

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