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broken duc and minor road rash - April 19, 2006, 12:21 AM

Well, it had to happen eventually, I layed my bike down for the first time. Hit a paint strip while braking (at like 25) in DC coming back from TWT...washed out front wheel, layed the bike down (pix will be forthcoming)

Tore up fairing, and a bunch of other stuff...biggest casualty is the clutch, dented clutch cover looks like I biffed the clutch pretty good, (stay tuned for overall damage report)

thanks to leather jacket, jeans, helmet and gloves...overall injuries are minor scrapes on knee and elbow, and what looks to be a sprained thumb

BIG Thanks to newspix, myke, gixrben, AJ, and tfinch for moral support and a pickup ride to get the poor duc back home

One thing great about this club, everyone looks out for everyone else! Thanks guys! And for all you newbies, riding in a group ensures there are people to help when luck runs out

Thanks DCSBN!

As for how to avoid this, just remember, paint strips are slippery...even when dry

If anyone has a line on a good deal on duc parts...insurance will be paying out, but I'll be looking for carbon parts, etc...maybe a slipper clutch if this one is biffed

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April 19, 2006, 12:23 AM

Sh*t, sorry to hear. Glad that you are ok.
That poor Duc.


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April 19, 2006, 12:24 AM

Glad to hear your ok Marc. Sorry about the bike.

Kudos to those who helped out.


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April 19, 2006, 12:25 AM

Damn bird....that sucks. I just saw you. If you need any help, let me know.


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April 19, 2006, 12:28 AM

damn that sucks.. i remember the first time I laid my 750 down.. I wasnt even riding it.. just fell over..

I crashed my gs500 many times though. The best was when I was wearing a winter jacket (noob) and it ripped and feathers were flying everywhere. The bike was ridable though the handle bars were bent (3rd time replacing them) and feathers flew out the whole ride home..

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April 19, 2006, 12:39 AM

Marc...no worries man. Was glad to be there to help out. Glad that you are okay. Just get that thumb checked out and get that bike back on the road.


I'm sure Cliff (Newzpix) will have your photos in the morning.


Get some rest. Later man.


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April 19, 2006, 12:47 AM

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Glad to hear your ok Marc. Sorry about the bike.

Kudos to those who helped out.
I swear, Ed, it wasn't me either. This time I was behind all the fun.

to DC Fire and EMS who responded VERY quickly and helped in getting things taken care of. And extra huge to the police officer who stopped by and chatted with us for what seemed like 45 minutes.

Marc, lemme know if you need a hand wrenching on the bike. I'll gladly lend my assistence with things. Get the thumb looked at and I'll give ya a ring tomorrow afternoon/evening.


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April 19, 2006, 12:55 AM

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I swear, Ed, it wasn't me either. This time I was behind all the fun.

to DC Fire and EMS who responded VERY quickly and helped in getting things taken care of. And extra huge to the police officer who stopped by and chatted with us for what seemed like 45 minutes.

Marc, lemme know if you need a hand wrenching on the bike. I'll gladly lend my assistence with things. Get the thumb looked at and I'll give ya a ring tomorrow afternoon/evening.
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They were there in what only seemed like a minute. Really quick response. The women that called 911 at least came over and let us know that they called. Cool. Better safe than sorry.

The fire chief and the cop were really cool as well. Handed out a DCSBN card to the cop. Wouldnt be surprised if he joined the site. He had his bike stolen and has gone through 3 bikes and just picked up a Harley yesterday.

Oh well...on with the show.


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P H O T O S - April 19, 2006, 01:09 AM

Marc, hope you're not too sore in the morning. Have your hand x-rayed. Down the pills and rest. You were riding with some good people who care about you.

Here's a quick edit of the pix.




Dirty ambulance window threw the auto-focus off -- perhaps it
mirrors what you were experiencing -- that dazed and
confused moment.








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April 19, 2006, 05:23 AM

Ouch! Glad to see you're here to post about it. Hope you & your bike are back on the road again soon...
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April 19, 2006, 05:27 AM

Damn man....what to mess the DUC UP..... Just kidding man.....glad you are OK...you had good people with you that looked out for ya...get the thumb checked out and get back on the road.....sorry about your crash.


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April 19, 2006, 06:35 AM

glad you're okay, bikes are always repairable or replaceable!

props to the fellow members that stuck around and helped


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April 19, 2006, 06:38 AM

Glad you're ok Marc...!!!!
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April 19, 2006, 06:46 AM

Oh, Ouch. Pictures seem to say it all. I didn't think a tiny little 4" stripe could cause such damage! You left an impressive skid mark on the pavement.
I'm glad you were wearing your gear and weren't hurt! I'll send healing thoughts to your Duc, also.

Hat's off to those who supported you!


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April 19, 2006, 06:47 AM

Evil paint lines!!!!!!! Good to hear your mostly O.K.


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