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Well it made it in the Traffic Reports, ouch.
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Well it made it in the Traffic Reports, ouch. - May 30, 2008, 07:46 AM

NBC4:
7:50 AM 05/30/08 Incident
I-270 Southbound after Route 109/Hyattstown
Accident: BEFORE THE TRUCK SCALES. INVOLVES A MOTORCYCLE. **MOVED TO THE LEFT SHOULDER - LANES OPEN**. DELAYS BEGIN AFTER THE SCENIC OVERLOOK. SOUTHBOUND 355 IS GOOD FROM FREDERICK TO 109.

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In HYATTSTOWN there is traffic easing on I-270 southbound between MD-109 /HYATTSTOWN and TRUCK WEIGH STATION because there is an accident. shoulder blocked


Yep, that was me.

We were just cruising along down 270 at highway speeds, someone cut someone off a couple cars ahead, then I ate a Mercedes for breakfast.

Thank god for gear, I am essentially unscratched, surprising for going end over end at ~50mph, just my hand hurts, and I skinned my knee a bit.

Bike Damage:

Now the front, and both fairing sides are effed.
Right foot peg broke off, along with foot brake lever.
Right Front Turn signal gone
Oh and I want to get my forks checked out, they don't seem right, anybody???

Anybody know where I can get some fairings and such on the bottom barrel cheap? Or know a place that can repair them?





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May 30, 2008, 07:49 AM

Oh crap! I heard about this on the news this morning and hoped it wasn't someone from DCSBN. Glad you're ok - the bike can be fixed!


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May 30, 2008, 07:50 AM

Holy Hell!!! I was watching this report and was hoping no one was seriously injured!!!
You'll prolly be sore for the next two days so take HOT soaks!!!


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Dude, sucks. Glad you're ok.
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Insurance? Glad you were able to walk away from it. Good call on wearing GEAR!!
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Glad you're ok and good thing you were wearing a gear!


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May 30, 2008, 07:54 AM

I'm glad you're okay. It sounds like it could have been so much worse!

Rush hour is the most dangerous time to be riding, and I've been doing it almost every day. My commute smells of honeysuckle, lilacs, and skunk. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Just curious, did you have a good following distance? Having something happen up ahead is my worst nightmare on the interstate, and I try to leave a huge distance thinking that is my best chance of surviving my commute, but I often wonder if that gives me a false sense of security...


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Insurance?
Yeah, I've got full coverage, but a $500 deductible, so I'm not really sure what I'm going to do yet, I limped the bike home to assess the damage.

Having never been in an accident like this before, how does the insurance work exactly? Do I take the bike to the dealer, have them do an estimate, and the insurance pays out to the dealer, minus 500? Could I just have the shop estimate to make her perfect, then take ya know, 200 or 300 off to cut my loses and not replace certain things?

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Wow, glad you are OK. Advil and hot soaks are the way to go.


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Just curious, did you have a good following distance? Having something happen up ahead is my worst nightmare on the interstate, and I try to leave a huge distance thinking that is my best chance of surviving my commute, but I often wonder if that gives me a false sense of security...
Interesting you bring that up, I feel like I had a pretty good following distance, I was riding somewhat aggressively earlier in the ride, then I had just cooled it down when I realized the highway was getting more crowded. So I was just getting down to cool it, then this happened. But looking back, if I was still riding like a bat out of hell, I wonder if my heightened adrenaline and heightened senses would have allowed me to avoid this accident?

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Definitely glad you're okay and were wearing gear.


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HEY! That's your 15 minutes of fame!... but I'm sure u wanted it some other way than in an accident... Glad you are okay! Bikes are replaceable, you are not! THANK THE HIGHER POWER FOR PROTECTIVE GEAR!!!



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May 30, 2008, 08:08 AM

Oh mang...sorry to hear this!!! Glad your OK mang!!!

It's going to cost more than $500 to fix your bike.(well atleast back to OEM standards). You can claim it but that stays with you for 3 years for most insurance companies.

You can certainly take the check and only replace a few things here and there.


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Yeah, I've got full coverage, but a $500 deductible, so I'm not really sure what I'm going to do yet, I limped the bike home to assess the damage.

Having never been in an accident like this before, how does the insurance work exactly? Do I take the bike to the dealer, have them do an estimate, and the insurance pays out to the dealer, minus 500? Could I just have the shop estimate to make her perfect, then take ya know, 200 or 300 off to cut my loses and not replace certain things?
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