Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Greensburg, PA (near Pittsburgh)
Strom down...again. Time for some time off.
Yup, you read it right. Hit an oil slick on the way home tonight and crash, down she went. It had been raining off and on all day and all the oil was laying on the left side of the exit ramp we were getting off. I watched my buddy on his Goldwing almost wipe out on it also, but he corrected it, I couldn't. The worst part is I didn't it the brakes. It landed on its right side, slid straight into the wall, bounced off and slid about another 30ft and ended facing to opposite direction, staring right at me. I landed about flat on my stomach, bounced my head off the pavement, and slid about 25 ft. I am completely unscathed. Again. Good gear to thank for that. Which is why I think I should call it quits. At least for a while.
The bike fairly messed up. Front fairing, gauge, surround, headlight, front fender, right fork, right crash bar, right side luggage rack , bars are tilted about 15 degrees to left, bar end, right hand guard, right mirror, Givi top case blew apart into about 4 diferent pieces, amotostuff topcase mount is bent, both right side foot pegs broke off, rear brake lever is bent straight up. Probably other stuff I didn't notice. It ran perfectly. I rode it home.
I am assuming that it will be fixed, so there may be a Strom for sale in the future. I am just hoping I will be able to sell it with the history it will have. Nobody is keen on buying a wrecked and repaired bike, icluding myself.
Last edited by spongebob218; 04-20-2008 at 10:28 PM.