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May 29, 2005, 11:21 PM

my second crash, first crash on my new honda...


in the MSF class they say to use both brakes with even stopping power....

we start out the night with two other guys from this site, i am not really sure of names.
[cant remember their site names]

to make a long story short.
i used the front and back break evenly going maybe 5-10 mph into the turn...

gravel got underneath my tires and I lowsided.....
flow off the bike tumbled, i think i blacked out... and landed 20-25 feet away from the bike...

all i keep saying over and over again .. is the bike ok...
is there anyone here on the site who can fix her up for a honest price.
i need a front brake lever, one of my pegs is missing, gas tank is destroyed, my passenger seat is all scratched, the area above my front headlight, is CRACKED. i cant remember what else... my windsheild is cracked.. my body hurts.. they wanted to charge me 300$ just to ride in a ambulance..

ill get pics as soon as i see the bike again. its at one of the riders house

my pelvis, chest, and right arm are shot to all hell, i cant feel any and all


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May 29, 2005, 11:28 PM

Gravel doesn't "get" underneath your tires. You run over gravel. Any brakes on gravel whilst in a lean = crash. Your issue is not about getting better at braking. It's about getting better at scanning ahead.


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May 29, 2005, 11:31 PM

ok ill take that... i was still getting used to the chrome plates visor, while riding at night... was doing about 50 going into the turn.


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May 29, 2005, 11:46 PM

It's the shit you don't see that gets ya. On another note.. I'd get yourself checked out to make sure you don't have any inside owies. It's bad ju ju to have internal injuries and not get checked out. I almost went up to live with the angels when i refused treatment. Luckily, slurred speech and tunnel vision made the trooper decide otherwise.


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May 29, 2005, 11:49 PM

glad you are at least here to talk about it - as far as getting your bike fixed, call Ross at Eastern Motorcycle Co. - 443-413-4644. He just finished repairing a GSX-600 that got all wadded up and now it's awesome. He's as honest as it gets.


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May 30, 2005, 07:41 AM

sorry to hear about hte incident, def get checked out. Like Scot said, work on scanning ahead for anything that can potentially F* you up. I wouldnt recommend wearing that tinted visor at nite, it does reduce your visibily by atleast 30%.

After any wreck, you are goin to feel like a truck hit you. I know when i wrecked, my body hurt really bad the next day. Lots of rest and aspirin did the trick.
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May 30, 2005, 08:23 AM

seeing as though i dont have insurance, how much would a check up cost?

thank you all for being concerned and ty for ross's #.


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May 30, 2005, 08:28 AM

It sounds like you can fix almost everything yourself. You should check Ebay for all your missing parts. The F4i has been out for a long time so you should be able to find everything really cheap. Shit, you might even find the fuel tank. If not, buy it from Ron Ayers. I would take it to a shop to change out the fuel tank though.
Now that you learned not to break in a turn, you should also stay away from the rear brake. It causes more problems than it fixes. Well, you can use it when you're driving in a straight line in gravel but dont use it besides that. Hope everythings turns out cool for ya man.
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May 30, 2005, 08:43 AM

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... i was still getting used to the chrome plates visor, while riding at night... was doing about 50 going into the turn.
yikes - you should definitely go and get youself checked out.

it sounds like you just need more practice on your bike. it's great that you took the msf course - but if you remember the braking exercise was also in a straight line. the course should be used as a guideline for riding - not gospel.

and showing my age here...being able to see at night is more important than looking cool.
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May 30, 2005, 08:46 AM

well it wasnt that i was trying to look cool, was riding when the sun was out, and didnt think to change my visor before i left out for the night.

still my fault

oh Yea i was with a Gentleman and his lady.. R6one, who i owe more than just a little bit right now.
go wulfpak!


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May 30, 2005, 09:24 AM

Are you mechanically inclined? If so, Talk to kidcycle about parts. Also, EBAY is AWESOME! I am guilty about not going to the hospital after an accident. My ribs still hurt. But there is something that really concerns me. You said that you blacked out. THAT IS SOMETHING REALLY SERIOUS! That shows a MAJOT HEAD INJURY! If you get dizzy, your pupils arent equal or you just plain feel funny, GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM.

ANd the driving without insurance thing, Im not even going to talk about. FYI-If you wreck while riding or even driving your car, the vehicle insurance is what pays for you health treatment. Your regular health insurance is just a suppliment.


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May 30, 2005, 09:53 AM

i have progressive just not HEALTH insurance.

full coverage for my bike was.. 4k average for 6months.
liability was 140 for the whole year


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May 30, 2005, 10:17 AM

go to a walk in clinic if you have to. Just get yourself checked out. Not sure of what the cost is....


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May 30, 2005, 02:26 PM

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May 30, 2005, 03:07 PM

roger that sir, waiting for response on either one of your SN.


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