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hey everyone! so it's FINALLY in the sixties here in New England and my husband and I take a leisurely ride to breakfast. We're on our way to get stickers for our beautiful bikes--our brandy new tires JUST DELIVERED and sitting in our garage. I take a very MILD turn-doing around 20 (truly)..my old tires go a little weird, I end up on the right side of my new bike in someones gravel driveway. Sux. Just thought I'd share my first accident with ya. I feel like such an idiot.
I'm fine---not even a bruise...my husband is fine(he watched the whole thing) and my bike has a TON of cosmetic damage but runs well still. Jeez.... hope your day has gone better that mine. Keep smiling!

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That Sux!!/images/icons/mad.gif But at least your ok!! hope you get your bike back together.../images/icons/smile.gif

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Sorry to hear that /images/icons/frown.gif

Glad you're ok /images/icons/smile.gif




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Bummer. Glad you're ok, though. I hope you have your bike looking better than every soon.

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Sorry about the lowside. While it sucks to go down you did so without injuries and that is always a plus.

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If you have to go down,better to low-side then high-side.Sorry about your bike.

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Sorry to hear about your 'mishap'. At least it was a slow get-off & that you were unhurt. Plastic is repairable or replaceable. You're not.

Cold tires, sand and/or salt on the roads = low-side. Live & learn.

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Mirage--It was my BEAUTIFUL zx9r...(whining) as for the pics....my husband totally disassembled him already. want pics of unattatched fairings???

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Hey Nantz
Happens to the best of us...lol
I think everyone at some point has dropped their bike and it is usually something really silly! Just to make us even more embarressed about the whole situation. SMILE cause now your baby is broken in....lol

Glad to hear that you are fine tho :)
 

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Nantz,

You should be celebrating. A 20mph lowside is a MUCH better way to find your old tires lacked traction than a 70mph highway drop.

Glad to hear you're ok - the bike can be repaired, the rider is much more valuable.

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I've learned on a motorcycle it's best to hurt your ego a bit than your body.

Both will heal, but the scars show more when you hurt your body.

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That really sucks but atleast you are okay/images/icons/smile.gif!! As for fixing the bike I would search for parts on ebay. Always a lot of good deals there/images/icons/wink.gif.

 

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hey everyone! thanks for all the great wishes--and the advice. (I always smile) Louie was afraid I wouldn't get back on--12 years of marriage and he STILL doesn't know me! {wink} The only problem I had was looking down at the trashed plastic. Mechanically perfect. Now..better than it was. Pics coming soon. Thanx again everyone!

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Great news, Nantz.

Plastic is fixable. Someone else suggested looking on ebay for reduced prices.

Michael

 
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