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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2009, 2:53 am Thread Starter
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I was on a club overnight ride last weekend, panniers and topbox loaded, minister for war on the back.

After quite a few miles of boring roads my eyes lit up when I read the corner entry sign coming up warning me of tight twisty corners for the next 6 ks.

Switched her into sport mode dropped her into 4th gear and pushed hard on the handlebar for the first left hander then CRUNCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Mid corner was a hump in the bitumen that nearly stood me upright again, Did some damage to the header pipe, lower fairing and side stand mount. Not Happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2009, 7:33 am
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Congrats on keeping it upright!!! Imagine if you hadn't put it in sport mode first. Consider them fighting scars, add a little touch-up paint and be glad they're on the bottom of the bike! I hate surprises in the middle of corners!!!!

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I'm with Gary on this one. Glad you kept it upright. Scars on the bike is better than scars on you and the Miss. Now you have a good war story to tell.



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Originally Posted by Dadicool59
..........minister for war on the back......
I love this Aussie term. Think I'll give it a shot at home and see if I get away with it!

Sorry about the bike. Just consider it officially broken in.

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+3 on the not loosing one or the other OR BOTH!!! Bikes repair better than flesh these days..... at my age anyway!!!

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2009, 12:21 pm
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Great save!

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2009, 8:45 pm
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Congrats on the save! Glad to hear both of you are fine. Bike damage is always a distant second to personal injury. Sand her down, put some fresh paint and it will be fine, it is down low and you have a great story to tell.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2009, 6:06 pm
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Hey you better stick to the G, more clearance you know. LOL Seriously you are one lucky bastard, that could have been a lot worse.

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