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  • Dragged my shoulder...

    Just finished washing my baby last night, thought I would do some very light braking to get the slippery stuff off the discs before I hit the road.... went once and no problem, thought I would do just one more.

    A little throttle and very light on the brakes..... then I hit some sand/gravel stuff which I didn´t see because all the water and stuff I had used washing her had made the asphalt too dark. Front lost the grip and I went down on my left side at maybe 10-15 mph

    I didn´t get so much as as bruise even but my love got it a little worse....

    left mirror scraped
    clutchlever broken
    bar end scraped
    left side fairing scraped and a small hole
    left header minor scratch
    left yoshi pipe scraped
    sidestand scraped
    gear shift lever broken
    swingarm minor scratch
    frameslider bent(?!?!) and scraped (bike-designs nocut sliders are f*cking POS!!)

    also dragged my shoulder a little so my jacket is a little scratched there, but no holes or anything and no bruises on me (Alpinestars )

    She´s fine to ride with just a new clutchlever and gearshift lever but the fairing and the pipe don´t look too good and it´s really hard to find parts for these bikes here so to fix it myself (buying old parts) is going to be too expensive, I´m gonna have to use the insurance on this one even though I really don´t want to.

    This is the first time eating asphalt for me in my 13 years of riding, and it was such a supersquidly thing to do also. It would feel better if I really crashed or something, Im sooo f*cking pissed at myself!!

    I will ride her the rest of the summer with the rashes but then I´m going to have to leave her to the dealer and the insurancecompany to have everything fixed. I would really rather fix it myself but used parts are hard to come by here and they cost way more than they do for example in the U.S., so I feel I have no option really.

    This whole thing is making me feel disgusted with myself.

    / I. Diot
    PCIIIUSB::CZ wheels::Akra f/s custom cans&hangers::Bitubo shock::GSXR750 K4 legs::R1 calipers::GSXR K2 rear caliper::ExtremeTech damper::Race rearsets::Joe V mod::K&N filter::Van's CCC+PP::Barnett springs::GiPro ATRE::1/5 throttle::C/F mirrors+hugger+fender+tankprotector::LP screen::mod subframe w/ gap tray::undertail::flush indicators::Van's rear cup::Brembo 19x18::Braided lines::Galfer wave rear rotor::Speedking mod OEM rotors::Van's ecc::WC clipons::520 @ 16/40::Van's spr cover::TWM cap::

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    That sucks bro pretty good record though :dunno
    TLOTM:
    May 2003
    August 2004

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    • #3
      dude, that damage sounds exactly like mine after my highside....i feel for ya...i only just got mine bak on the road

      if you dont want to go down the insurance path, just about anything can be fixed rather than buy new parts...dont throw them out too soon

      check out my posts in eye candy to see what fixes can be done to the pipes...and other pics of my repaired bike in 'bikes only'

      heres a pic of mine damaged:
      2000 B/W TL1000R, Full Yosh RS3, K&N, PCII, Homemade fender eliminator, HammerIT airtube covers, fairing mesh...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by z0s0
        dude, that damage sounds exactly like mine after my highside....i feel for ya...i only just got mine bak on the road

        if you dont want to go down the insurance path, just about anything can be fixed rather than buy new parts...dont throw them out too soon

        check out my posts in eye candy to see what fixes can be done to the pipes...and other pics of my repaired bike in 'bikes only'

        heres a pic of mine damaged:
        Seeing your damages in the pic and how beautiful she looks in your more recent pics makes me feel better at heart, I know my bike is going to be fixed back to the same or better condition than before, it just sucks anyway, you know (its going to take time and money)....
        PCIIIUSB::CZ wheels::Akra f/s custom cans&hangers::Bitubo shock::GSXR750 K4 legs::R1 calipers::GSXR K2 rear caliper::ExtremeTech damper::Race rearsets::Joe V mod::K&N filter::Van's CCC+PP::Barnett springs::GiPro ATRE::1/5 throttle::C/F mirrors+hugger+fender+tankprotector::LP screen::mod subframe w/ gap tray::undertail::flush indicators::Van's rear cup::Brembo 19x18::Braided lines::Galfer wave rear rotor::Speedking mod OEM rotors::Van's ecc::WC clipons::520 @ 16/40::Van's spr cover::TWM cap::

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        • #5
          Damn!!
          Trist, J-Bone! Jag vet hur det känns, been down that road my self...
          Nu kan du ju ta ut älsklingen på bana utan att vara orolig!!
          God luck with the repairs!!

          /Jens
          Jens
          -97 Full power Black TLS with extra black
          *Bitubo rear shock *K&N filter *Harder clutch springs *Custom made high pipes *Gixxer six pots *Galfer pads *Goodridge SS-lines *520 D.I.D convertion *Sprocket Specialist 16/40 sprockets *TLPlanet sticker *ZG-DB screen *Harris carbon (fake) grips

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          • #6
            Damn sad sad thing I feel your pain.
            That must suck really bad going down like that.
            Hope it wont ruin you putting it back together.
            Atleast you were wearing gear and dident hurt yourself.
            Originally posted by TLCURT
            Because TL's fucking rock.

            It's a cult thing...to own one is to love one.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tl1000lasse
              Damn sad sad thing I feel your pain.
              That must suck really bad going down like that.
              Hope it wont ruin you putting it back together.
              Atleast you were wearing gear and dident hurt yourself.
              Thanks guys, I appreciate the nice words.
              At least I didn´t brake my foot or something....

              Besides girlfriend and family theres nothing I love more than this bike, I don´t mind living of Ramen noodles for a month or two to be able to pay to get her fixed back.

              /S. Toopid
              PCIIIUSB::CZ wheels::Akra f/s custom cans&hangers::Bitubo shock::GSXR750 K4 legs::R1 calipers::GSXR K2 rear caliper::ExtremeTech damper::Race rearsets::Joe V mod::K&N filter::Van's CCC+PP::Barnett springs::GiPro ATRE::1/5 throttle::C/F mirrors+hugger+fender+tankprotector::LP screen::mod subframe w/ gap tray::undertail::flush indicators::Van's rear cup::Brembo 19x18::Braided lines::Galfer wave rear rotor::Speedking mod OEM rotors::Van's ecc::WC clipons::520 @ 16/40::Van's spr cover::TWM cap::

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              • #8
                sliders are not ment to protect your fairing... is your frame ok?
                say it with me frame - slider ....... they really should invent fairing sliders.. but they would look like trick pegs on a bmx !
                If you got the no cut version i agree they do suck cause the bend and go into your frame.. which kinda defeats the purpose...

                Sorry to hear about the crash... You might want to get a really good frind to kick yourself in you butt, cause i'm sure you feel you deserve it . Ebays your friend now ...
                2000 Race only TLR - Accel. Tech built GSXR1K forks w/triple, calipers/pads - Braking Wave Rotors - Full M4 (carbon) - Ohlins damper - Ohlins rear - pirelli tires - Graves fairing stay - Race tail complete with sub-frame - PCII - BMC filter - full Air box mod - Body Double race bodywork - GSXR1K front fender - Galfer/Goodridge lines - Woodcraft rearsets - complete - Woodcraft 50mm clip-ons - Complete front and rear brake levers w/ pazzo short levers red - Tre-Mod + Mod

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                • #9
                  Sorry for your loss. Now break out the duct tape and get back on!!!
                  www.sportbiketracktime.com
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dsly1
                    sliders are not ment to protect your fairing... is your frame ok?
                    say it with me frame - slider ....... they really should invent fairing sliders.. but they would look like trick pegs on a bmx !
                    If you got the no cut version i agree they do suck cause the bend and go into your frame.. which kinda defeats the purpose...
                    Yeah, thats what I´m so disappointed with, that they´re so weak that they bent from a minor fall ?!

                    Originally posted by dsly1

                    Sorry to hear about the crash... You might want to get a really good frind to kick yourself in you butt, cause i'm sure you feel you deserve it . Ebays your friend now ...
                    I really do deserve a good kick in the nads...
                    PCIIIUSB::CZ wheels::Akra f/s custom cans&hangers::Bitubo shock::GSXR750 K4 legs::R1 calipers::GSXR K2 rear caliper::ExtremeTech damper::Race rearsets::Joe V mod::K&N filter::Van's CCC+PP::Barnett springs::GiPro ATRE::1/5 throttle::C/F mirrors+hugger+fender+tankprotector::LP screen::mod subframe w/ gap tray::undertail::flush indicators::Van's rear cup::Brembo 19x18::Braided lines::Galfer wave rear rotor::Speedking mod OEM rotors::Van's ecc::WC clipons::520 @ 16/40::Van's spr cover::TWM cap::

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TLR67
                      Sorry for your loss. Now break out the duct tape and get back on!!!
                      I hear ya, I just have to dwell in my misery for a day or two... then I´ll go out and get a new clutchlever and shiftlever so I can at least ride again.
                      PCIIIUSB::CZ wheels::Akra f/s custom cans&hangers::Bitubo shock::GSXR750 K4 legs::R1 calipers::GSXR K2 rear caliper::ExtremeTech damper::Race rearsets::Joe V mod::K&N filter::Van's CCC+PP::Barnett springs::GiPro ATRE::1/5 throttle::C/F mirrors+hugger+fender+tankprotector::LP screen::mod subframe w/ gap tray::undertail::flush indicators::Van's rear cup::Brembo 19x18::Braided lines::Galfer wave rear rotor::Speedking mod OEM rotors::Van's ecc::WC clipons::520 @ 16/40::Van's spr cover::TWM cap::

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                      • #12
                        That sucks, sorry to hear about it.

                        Look on the bright side, now you have an excuse to get that new HammerIt race bodywork!

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                        • #13
                          CRAP .................glad it was only a low speed get off.
                          2002 TLR B/W . Yoshimura bolt on Titanium cans. Yosh box remap. Joe V airbox mod. plug in TRE. 17/41 sprockets. Zero Gravity double bubble screen. fan switch. HyperPro steering damper. Extreme Graphic Top Gun undertail. Ohlins rear shock.

                          Gear: Arai Quantum f. Joe Rocket GPX 1pc suit. Alpinestars Super Tech boots. Alpinestars GP-1 gloves----always wear it all

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dsly1
                            sliders are not ment to protect your fairing... is your frame ok?
                            say it with me frame - slider ....... they really should invent fairing sliders.. but they would look like trick pegs on a bmx !
                            If you got the no cut version i agree they do suck cause the bend and go into your frame.. which kinda defeats the purpose...
                            Actually, good sliders do protect your fairings. No cut frame sliders are not good so they don't protect your fairings as a bonus like the cutting type do. For my money, I would rather buy the ones that also do what their name doesn't imply.

                            P.S. Sorry about the crash J-bone.
                            2003 Blue and White TL1000R (The faster colors) Yoshimura Ti Cans, TRE, Custom Homemade Fender Eliminator, Hammerit Carbon Look Intake Covers, PC II, Fan Switch Mod. Yellow Box, Nissin Brake Caliper and Goodridge SS Brake Lines.

                            They say that only the good die young, so I plan on living forevever.


                            #1 STUNT FORUM SUPPORTER

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                            • #15
                              Good news. I was lucky enough to find a left side fairing, same year and color as mine, at a decent price. I havent seen it yet but I think its in the same good condition as the rest of my other fairings. Also found clutchlever, bar-end and mirror in good condition at a nice price.

                              Also, the insurance company will deduct whatever parts I buy and replace the damaged ones with, from "the-amount-you-pay-when-you-use-your-insurance" (dont remember the name in english ) .

                              So it means that as soon as the damages have been inspected I can replace the parts myself, saving the insurance company a lot of money, and get the amount of my expences back from them later.

                              And that way I can get her semi-fixed without having to leave it at the dealership until winter comes, and then get the expensive things fixed by the insurance company during winter(the exhaustpipe and swingarm).

                              Things are looking brighter already
                              PCIIIUSB::CZ wheels::Akra f/s custom cans&hangers::Bitubo shock::GSXR750 K4 legs::R1 calipers::GSXR K2 rear caliper::ExtremeTech damper::Race rearsets::Joe V mod::K&N filter::Van's CCC+PP::Barnett springs::GiPro ATRE::1/5 throttle::C/F mirrors+hugger+fender+tankprotector::LP screen::mod subframe w/ gap tray::undertail::flush indicators::Van's rear cup::Brembo 19x18::Braided lines::Galfer wave rear rotor::Speedking mod OEM rotors::Van's ecc::WC clipons::520 @ 16/40::Van's spr cover::TWM cap::

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