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post #1 of 20 Old 09-15-2016, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Stromnado down

Yes, Stromnado down hard. I was almost home, just 3 blocks away when a SUV took a quick left about 18 feet in front of me. 2005 650dl so no abs, I locked em up hard at close to 40mph for about 10 feet hit the pavement and kicked her away from me as I flopped and rolled. I ended up with a fractured right elbow, broken right wrist and a T-7 vertebrae 50% crushed in front and 25% crushed in the back. Glad I had all the gear on as it was all trashed and probably saved my life.
But enough about me, the thread title states Stromnado down, not Stromnado pilot down. Stromnado hit hard on her left side, bent the Givi engine guards almost to the radiator, slid rear wheel into the SUVs passenger rear wheel and pivoted under the rear of the vehicle. I'm in the process of putting Her back on the road and am looking for some help in finding parts. Specifically front fairing bracket, instrument cluster, headlight assembly, the wrap around front black plastic, and the gear shifter side footpeg. I sure would appreciate any help from my fellow Stromtroopers. Heck a tornado didn't stop her and I'm sure not gonna let this little hiccup stop me from enjoying many more hours of V-Strom fun. Thanks, Tom
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post #2 of 20 Old 09-15-2016, 04:03 PM
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Ouch! Those damned statistics - left turns in front account for a huge # of bikers getting injured.
Just yesterday I made a right turn at a green light and damned if this millennial in a dinky red car turned right there at the corner to get into a Starbucks.
All I can say is practice pays off - I did not try to hit the brakes in the turn and countersteered HARD to veer left around him. I am surprised that I didn't clip his rear with my panniers as I veered.
I had my Garmin VIRB running (specifically for this type event) and my wife was horrified at how close it had been.
Prolly shouldna showed her
Get well quick bro - hope yer back in the saddle soon.

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Ouch, glad you weren't more seriously hurt.

Why are you looking for parts? Shouldn't the SUV driver's insurance be covering it?

The bike is more than likely totaled for an insurance standpoint. Some money for your gear and pain and suffering...

Hey new bike time!
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Ouch, glad you weren't more seriously hurt.

Why are you looking for parts? Shouldn't the SUV driver's insurance be covering it?

The bike is more than likely totaled for an insurance standpoint. Some money for your gear and pain and suffering...

Hey new bike time!

what he said .
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what he said .
What they said
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post #6 of 20 Old 09-16-2016, 01:00 AM
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I did a similar in Utah. Replaced the headlight bucket and the mounting bracket. The plastic surround was minor damage.
I got parts from Florida suppliers for a few hundred bucks. Good as new.
I was lucky and had a witness and the police report found the other feller at fault. All my expenses were covered.
i had minor physical injury and the INS gave me a very nice pain and suffering check. Think of what i coulda done with a lawyer?
I'm still riding the same ole POS and enjoying it.
F-in lucky on my part.
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Thanks for validating my perspective notacop I had sitting at the time of the "incident" [ I like to think of it as attempted negligent vehicular homicide ] a new set of tires, new sprockets and chain. thanks to my brother Bumblevee we have done the fork and brake fluids and pads, tires get mounted tomorrow and parts from e-bay will finish the job. I know there are new bikes out there, but this is my V-Strom, there are many like it but this one is mine. Can't wait to break in the new tires. Cheers.
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I couldn't think of abandoning my Wee when it took a tumble. A few parts from fellow members and a parts from Florida it is good as new.
It's a great bike.
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I couldn't think of abandoning my Wee when it took a tumble. A few parts from fellow members and a parts from Florida it is good as new.
It's a great bike.
Where in Florida did you get the parts?

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