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post #11 of 17 Old 09-04-2019, 07:51 PM
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As much as I like Michigan when I visit, the weather can be strange and unpredictable causing dynamic road conditions.


After an accident like that, good to hear you got up and rode away.




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post #12 of 17 Old 09-05-2019, 09:10 PM
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I can’t add anything about the bike that hasn’t been covered. I will share a low side I had. 12 mph. Minimal damage. I felt fine. 3 months later I’m in my firebird driving to work and it feels like someone shoved an ice pick in my neck. I tough it out for a few days wondering wtf is going on. I finally go to doctor. Xrays, mri, two ruptured discs in my neck. Did it happen during the low speed low side? I can’t say. I certainly should have had an X-ray done at the time even though I had no symptoms.

Glad you’re ok. What tires did you have on it?

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Thanks steady horse, I was debating on doing that. I have Shinki 804/805 tires

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Glad you're still with us and in 1 piece.
Those firemen must've been impressed when you rolled in to tell the story!
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post #15 of 17 Old 09-13-2019, 10:07 AM
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You might want to to loosen the forks in the sliders and pump them a couple times to make sure they're in alignment. There's videos on youtube if you haven't done it before.
If it had to happen, you were fortunate to have low sided. I did much the same thing once, but the bike stood up and threw me like a champion rodeo bull.
Sounds like a fairly good slam when it contacted the surface. The upper fork bracket may have twisted slightly out of alignment with the steering stem. Maybe not enough to cause binding of the suspension, but could contribute to bar vibration and the bike favoring one side with no hands on the bars.
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as BC Rider mentioned above. check your airbox.

How long was the bike on its side?

I had a high speed fall myself around 55mph fall, minimal damage to bike, I had a fractured collar bone to show for. My SW Motech engine guard scratched up. My only damage is a bent end bar screw that I had to replace.

After this fall, my oil started disapearing at a rate of 1/2 qt per tank. Could not figure out for the longest time.

When I opened my air box, there were oil in them. at the bottom and the crankcase breather was soaked in oil. Being a cheap bastard and not wanting to spend 15 dollars shipped for a breather. I opted to degrease it using purple power.

Still oil was escaping.

So after almost 1 year of riding and topping off oil, I decided to replace the crankcase breather with a new OEM one. Yep, you guessed it, my oil stopped disappearing.

So now I advise people that whenever you replace your air filter on your bike, go ahead and replace the crankcase breather. There's another thread by a fellow vstrommer that his breather disentegrated and the breather material left lot of the residue behind and may have gotten into the engine.

I'm glad you sustained minimum damage to your body

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My elbow was bothering me but got it x rayed and no issues, so I think I’m all set. Still getting really sore in random places when doing pretty much any sort of physical activity. I walked it out and bike slid 120-140 ft and I slid about 100 ft and I’m guessing rolled 2-3 times. Basically all damage was the givi crash bar which bent so far in it hit my front fairing, and my rear peg bent the subframe so gotta replace the rear subframe which I found off eBay for only $40. Other than little odd bits like fog light, mirror, plastic hand guards and brake pedal I don’t have much to do.

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