Join Date: May 2006
Location: Eidsvoll, Norway
I'm joined the club...
I layed down my bike yesterday... :cry:
In the middle of the rush hour on a friday afternoon on a two lane road. I was doing about 70kmh (45mph) when traffic in front of me stopped. I went on my brakes and I felt the bike slowing down. I had enough distance to the car in front of me so there was no panic breaking at all so everything felt just normal. Suddenly I felt the bike going down and I heard the sound of metal scraping on the asphalt. It happened so suddenly that I think there must have been some oil or diesel spill on the road. It was also wet after raining all day.
When I stopped sliding I could get myself up and could feel that all my limbs were ok. I landed on my right hip and elbow, but I had (as always) all my gear on so all I can feel today is a sore hip from the impact. Otherwise i'm just fine.
The right side of the bike was of course scrathced and some pieces of plastic was broken off, the blinker was broken, although the bulb was still there and working! The brake pedal was bent backwards and there was some damage to the passangers foot peg. The brake handle was just fine, but I think the fork got a little twisted in the triple clamps because the bar felt like it was pointing a little bit to the right. I could ride the bike slowly to a friend and park it in his garage. I will take it to work shop over the weekend to find out how much this will cost me.. :shock:
It took five years and 50,000 km before it happend, and luckily I did not hurt myself (exept the small bruising on my hip) or anyone else. That's the most important thing...
Ride safe and put on all your gear when riding!
'01 gsx600f, sold in '06 and replaced by...
'04 DL1000 V-Strom