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Spilled last night - October 3, 2008, 09:20 AM

So I was riding with my girl last night down 50 going into Fairfax (road is under construction) and got boxed into a turn only lane thanks to traffic. Slammed on the brakes but the exit came up to fast and with all the gravel I skidded, hopped the curb, and we both took a spill into the grass median. We are both alright, and shockingly the bike didn't have any visible damage (I was able to ride it the 1 mile home after checking it out in the parking lot).

I took off the fairing this morning and I can't see any damage. Its not leaking any fluids, and it runs fine. I want to take it to a shop just to check it out and make sure its 100% fine. I work on my own but I want a professional opinion. I obviously don't want to just pull up and say "I wrecked, check it out" and then have them bs me into repairs that aren't needed.
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October 3, 2008, 09:24 AM

Sorry to hear about your misfortune... hopefully you and your girl were geared up.

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October 3, 2008, 09:25 AM

damn...crash with a passenger...i dread that more than breaking a bone (knock on wood x2) Glad u both are ok.

if u were able to ride it home and gave it a good once over and can't find any damage worth worrying about...i'd say keep the $100-150 they are gonna charge you just to do what u already did.....just my .02
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October 3, 2008, 09:31 AM

yea we were both fully geared. ha she was talking today about questioning the full gear back in the summer, but now she sees why i made her wear it all the time.
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October 3, 2008, 09:38 AM

Dude, i've blown through 2 red lights so far while traveling on 50 (when the road is chopped up) You know that moment when the light turns yellow and you're just far enough away when you know you should stop, but are going to quick. I've just decided it's safer to go on through rather than slamming on the brakes on that (current) road surface.

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October 3, 2008, 09:48 AM

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Dude, i've blown through 2 red lights so far while traveling on 50 (when the road is chopped up) You know that moment when the light turns yellow and you're just far enough away when you know you should stop, but are going to quick. I've just decided it's safer to go on through rather than slamming on the brakes on that (current) road surface.

Glad you guys are okay!
Yeah, but sometimes the alternative is blowing a freshly red light and colliding with the hot rodders who were anticipating the light change. I think their little get-off suggested he made the right choice considering how little everyone was hurt. Curbs are generally more forgiving than moving cars.

So glad to hear everyone is okay! You did it right to wear all the gear.


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October 3, 2008, 09:55 AM

wow, glad you both are ok! but yea, I'd just have a shop check it out, say something like you are taking it to the track and you want it looked over or something like that. Most shops will charge a nominal amount and check everything over. Good luck!


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October 3, 2008, 10:43 AM

If you rode it home and don't see any real damage on the outside the bike is more than likely fine. Save the money for gas in the tank.


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October 3, 2008, 10:51 AM

Yikes!! Glad you, your girl and the bike are in good shape!!


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