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I did the Accident Mod...

to the bike. Well I did it. I wrecked my new bike yesterday . I did a decent amount of cosmetic damage to it. I scratched the headlight, both front and rear left side turn signals, left saddle bag, Mirror, handle bars, scratched and tweaked the kick stand and foot peg, dented the gas tank real good, messed up the bump stop on the handle bars and bent the front fender into the tire, bent and scratched the speedometer and to top that off when I moved it today a large, heavy chunk of metal fell off the bike from somewhere.

I was coming around the corner getting ready for the next corner and hit the front breaks to hard and not enough rear brakes as I turned and started skidding and sliding with the bike on top of my left leg and that's about all I remember until I got up off the road.

I slid along the ground on my left side, ripped open the sleeve on my leather jacket and toe of my steel toe boots, scratched my helmet and ripped open a pair of jeans. I also took out two mail boxes which I am in the process of replacing.

I am ok, but I am really sore, My left knee, leg, shoulder, elbow, right arm, neck and back are killing me.

Here's the pics. It's worse than it looks:


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God was really watching out for me. I know it could have been a lot worse and should have been. I was not on a busy road and was only going about 35mph. God was truly watching out for me.

-Mike
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glad to hear you all right, that sucks man
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Geeze. That's why I rally don't want a bike. I'm glad your ok.
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glad your alive thats all that matters screw the bike
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dude your really lucky. my neighbor just laid over his harley and the bike got ran over by a f350. his bike was toast.
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glad your alive thats all that matters screw the bike
Believe me, I know how lucky I am. Had I turned my handle bars half a second later I would have slid straight into the mailboxes with my body instead of the bike. It is a total God thing that I didn't end up in the hospital. I am really irritated at myself for it though, I haven't even put 350 miles on it yet. Oh well, you live and learn.
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well glad your ok.
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are you keeping the bike?
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There are two types of riders, Those that have been down, and those that are gonna be down.

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This is why I'm not getting a new bike when I learn how to ride.
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The last two motorcycle accidents I was at.... One was a motorcycle vs deer and the poor guy ended up with an antler in his chest. Ouch. The other one was a compound femur fracture. You don't know what pain is until you've either experienced it yourself or been nearby someone experiencing to hear them scream. So yea, your damn lucky.
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Mike i'm glad u're alright man!
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The last two motorcycle accidents I was at.... One was a motorcycle vs deer and the poor guy ended up with an antler in his chest. Ouch. The other one was a compound femur fracture. You don't know what pain is until you've either experienced it yourself or been nearby someone experiencing to hear them scream. So yea, your damn lucky.
I've had the femur fracture, and you don't know pain till you break that bone...I had to have a titanium rod put in...got it out a year later, so I'm good as new, but man did it change my driving/riding style... the freaky part was when my buddies pulled/drug me away from it and said well can you get up and all my leg did was twitch...
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Glad your in one piece! You need to take it easy the next few days.
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It happens. Glad to hear your okay.


I tipped my dad's bike. The first bike I rode was a 1985 Honda GL1200 Goldwing when I was 14. Big heavy son biatch. Was doing fine til I stopped at a stop sign with a sloped pavement. Tipped her over. Only damage: new passenger side mirror, and bend the chrome light thingy under the passenger side saddle bag. Easy $50 fix.

Glad to hear your okay.
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Glad to see your okay man, but the bike can be repaired. Did you have insurrance on it?
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Glad to hear you're ok man!

My roommate did that when he was learning to ride... Laid it over at like 20mph... 85 CM450E lol
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who cares about the bike at least you are okay... be glad you are smart and wore your helmet too cause the scrapes on that could have been holes in your head
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I've had the femur fracture, and you don't know pain till you break that bone...I had to have a titanium rod put in...got it out a year later, so I'm good as new, but man did it change my driving/riding style... the freaky part was when my buddies pulled/drug me away from it and said well can you get up and all my leg did was twitch...
Yea. And that can kill you too. If the femur severs the femoral artery, you'll bleed out really fast.
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Glad your ok everybody I know has laid there bike down atleast once. I just part of learning to ride a street bike.....
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who cares about the bike at least you are okay... be glad you are smart and wore your helmet too cause the scrapes on that could have been holes in your head
I am very glad I had my helmet and jacket on. One of my friends kept trying to get me strap my jacket on the back of the bike for the ride home in the afternoons(especially in the 90*'s), but I was a little chicken in case I wiped out. I wanted the added protection and am very glad I had it on.

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Glad to see your okay man, but the bike can be repaired. Did you have insurrance on it?
I do have insurance on it and will be filling a claim om Monday. I wasn't going to. I was going to fix it myself, but there is a little frame damage I don't want to mess with.

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This is why I'm not getting a new bike when I learn how to ride.
Makes since to me. This one is 3 years old, but was in new condition(only has 6xx miles on it).


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Ride on
Now I have, look below my username.

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are you keeping the bike?
Heck ya! I wanna go ride so bad right now. It's killing me having mike bike sitting in the garage broken and unrideable.

Thanks everyone. I am still sore, but ok. I finished replacing the mailboxes today, so now all I have left to do is get the bike fixed.
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You always wear your gear and this is why! Lot of good your jacket would have done strapped to your seat as you slide down the asphalt. You think the sun is hot try having your arms/legs/back/*** ripped apart by the pavement thats been cooking in the sun all day. I have...

The most important thing is that you're learning from it. 100% glad to see you wanting to get back on and ride.

You think it was too much front brake? If you skidded out and lowsided, to me it sounds like too much back brake. If you load up the front tire and then hit the back brake you're going to lock it up. It's better to concentrate on taking the turn at speed than crashing trying to slow down. Time to hunt for some rebel parts, good luck and remember shiny side up!
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You think it was too much front brake? If you skidded out and lowsided, to me it sounds like too much back brake. If you load up the front tire and then hit the back brake you're going to lock it up. It's better to concentrate on taking the turn at speed than crashing trying to slow down. Time to hunt for some rebel parts, good luck and remember shiny side up!
That's all I can think of. I really don't remember much about the accident. This wasn't one of those slow motion accidents, it happed really, really fast.
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Yeah they usually do. You have to plan ahead and be prepared for everything, constantly. Look where you want to go, visualize your line and scrub enough speed off so you're comfortable with steering through the turn. Braking in the turn makes your bike want to stand up so you have to push harder to get it to lean further. Its all about balance, learning, and having a good time on two wheels.
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One good thing, you have a nice light bike. I would hate to have my bike layin on my leg sliding down the road. I think it would do more than just tear up the jeans. Glad you're alright. Bikes are easier to repace than body parts!
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