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Knee Draggin!
 
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November 9, 2004, 03:22 PM

Last night leaving work I managed to crash my bike doing no more than 5 mph. I was pulling out onto Alban in between a break in traffic. Started turning the bike to merge into my lane, far side of the road, when suddenly my bike does a 180 and I’m on the ground. Had my gear on and suffered only a small scrape on my left knee. The bike is another story. I picked up the bike and moved it back to the parking lot I pulled out of. Total damage is as follows:
Left handle bar snapped off
Clutch lever broke and bent
Left fairing is cracked, in several places
Windscreen is cracked
Windscreen bracket is bent
Left mirror shattered
And my generator cover is cracked
I didn’t know a wreck at such a low speed could break so much $hit on a bike.

I don’t have pics yet, but will have them posted soon.


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November 9, 2004, 03:27 PM

Holy Crap Paul!!!! Sorry to hear about this. That damage is kinda intense. It does seem like the slow speed wrecks can do some major damage. But 5 MPH?? WOW.

Hope you get back on the road soon.


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November 9, 2004, 03:29 PM

Sorry to hear that Paul!!! That sucks bro - let me know if you need anything.


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November 9, 2004, 03:30 PM

Sorry to hear about that but I am glad your ok.
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November 9, 2004, 03:33 PM

what do you think happened? wet leaves? cold tires?
that sucks, dude!

sorry about your bike, but I'm glad you're ok and no idiots ran you over while you were down!


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November 9, 2004, 03:44 PM

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what do you think happened? wet leaves? cold tires?
that sucks, dude!

sorry about your bike, but I'm glad you're ok and no idiots ran you over while you were down!
My guess is a combination of cold tires, have Dunlop D08, and what my brother calls "Slick Pavement." He said that sometimes there are slick spots in the pavement, you can't see any difference. Whether that is true or not, I don't know.
As for other drivers, everyone stopped, exited their vehicles and asked if I was ok. It was actully kind of nice to see peopl do still care even when the news is portraying sportbike riders to be squids.


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November 9, 2004, 03:52 PM

Wow, 180 degrees when goin' only 5mph? Hard to wrap my brain around it, but... Sorry to hear this, man... Glad YOU are okay, though! (This has such new meaning to me now!)

Weird how you seem to have sustained more damage than me, and I was goin' about 15-20 around a curve...

Glad you're safe!


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November 9, 2004, 04:18 PM

Sorry to hear about that Paul. Glad that you are ok though, so come out to TWT and let me buy you a drink.


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November 9, 2004, 04:29 PM

Sorry to hear you crashed but at least you're ok. Good to hear it was low speed and you were not hurt.

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November 9, 2004, 04:50 PM

sorry to hear bout your spill... glad that you made it out okay.. the bike can be fixed..

be careful out there people.. this is the time of season where most spills happen..


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November 9, 2004, 05:28 PM

glad you're okay dude... that's the most imprtant thing...

cold traction is NO JOKE... my last 3 accidents have all been in cold weather and cold traction has, i believe, been the determining factor when someone has pulled out in front of me... i've decided i'd rather put my bike into hibernation a little early this year and still have it for next season than risk any more incidents
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November 9, 2004, 05:38 PM

sorry to hear about that....

it WAS over-acceleration on cold tires on cold pavement....as you went into the turn (turning into the street or whatever) you went to speed up to get in with the flow of traffic. but since you were still in a "turned" position, when you did, the rear broke loose and spun you around...that is also why so much damage...the bike probably spun a lot on the ground, and since the rear wheel was still running hard it pushed it across the ground some more...

think back on it man...and I promise you in the future, you won't be so quick on the throttle in colder weather when just getting onto the road

hope the bike is back up soon


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November 9, 2004, 06:01 PM

I bet it was cold tires.

That is one of the reasons why I replaced stock D208s with M1s as soon as possible: stock tires are hard as a rock and never very sticky. M1s are easier to warm up in the cold.
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November 9, 2004, 07:23 PM

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I bet it was cold tires.

That is one of the reasons why I replaced stock D208s with M1s as soon as possible: stock tires are hard as a rock and never very sticky. M1s are easier to warm up in the cold.
True, it sounds like it was caused by cold tires, among other factors we can't be sure about. However, I need to clarify this so no one ends up on their ass (as if I can prevent that)... GP tires heat-up QUICKER than street tires.

It's a common misconception that street tires 'heat-up' quicker. FALSE! They're designed to give you MORE traction than GP's when they're cold on cold pavement. Actually, GP's heat-up quicker, but they require a MUCH higher operating temp to give you the traction they're designed to provide. Street tires don't work at those higher temperatures. They feel greasy, and won't grip. Funny thing, right? That's exactly how GP's feel on the street when they're cold.

I just put my M1's back on my bike, for this very reason. Street tires are for the street, and the M1's rock. Most importantly, I'm glad this Paul person is okay, whether he crashed on street tires or GP's, at 5 mph or 50 mph. (5mph? Man, I don't know. You could just about walk that fast.)


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November 9, 2004, 09:29 PM

Again always put your gear on you just never know. Glad your fine bro.


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