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  • Baptized - sort of...

    Well today I finally became a True Motorcyklist.


    Yeah yeah you got it. I crashed.
    Should probably change name to CrashPL...


    Obviously, Im OK.
    TLR is OK mostly...
    Clutsh grip lightened a couple gram, clip-on got a wierd banana shape, HIGHY annoying dent in the tank, fairing scraped, M4 cans scraped (think I can fix that easily with sanding and Autosol), turnsignal wasted (Oh, no, $4 totally wasted, what to do... ), my NEW barends seriouosly scraped (nothing a rattle can wont cure).
    Nothing really happened!!!
    I sanded and rattlecaned the tank dent, its temprary. When I get the HammerIt stuff I´ll fix it. You cant se the dent anyway unless you get close.


    So, What happend
    Lowsider. Driver error.
    I hit the power to early. First I thought I braked to long into the corner, but after a diskussion with an very adept spectator (Mr K @sporthoj.com) we came to the conclusion that I had hit the power a fraction to early. The lap befor, I had a nice rearwheel powerslide, this lap, I focused oh the wrong thing.
    Everything happend so DAMN fast!
    I was doing so nice, then I was breakdancing on the tarmac...


    Gee, the second thought I had was:
    What the f*ck happened??

    Third though I had
    Im I hurt? - no, nothing hurts atleast, I was standing and I could move fingers and toes.

    Fourth:
    Oh, Im in the middle of a racetrack... How do I go to be safe? (They red flaged almost instantly, so I was safe where I was...)

    So, million dollar question:
    what was my first thought??
    Oh, nooo, my Gilles Toolings Rearset! Will it hold? plz make it so!
    It did. But, the left one is a couple of gramms lighter nowadays....


    Guess J-Bone have to buy someone elses racefairings now...


    OH, NEVER DRIVE WIHTOUT safetygear!
    Im so damn happy I had them on. Not a bruise even! I did hit my hip and shoulder hard, but the paddings saved me there.



    (Pictures are comming later)
    Last edited by PutteLiten; 08-17-2003, 06:14 PM.
    TL1000R -99. Yellow/Black.
    M4 Full system(Alu), K&N Filter, TRE mod, removed Pair valve. Yoshimura clutch cover, removed Scissor gears, Carbon fibre hugger, carbon fibre rearhugger, HammerIt TLR/R fairings, Gilles Toolings rearset. Pazzo racing levers, shorties, Öhlins rear, Brembo front brakes, ET79 undertail, blah blah blah...
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  • #2
    Good to hear your ok and the bikes not too bad. I'm glad the rearsets held up. I have them too.

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    • #3
      Re: Baptized - sort of...

      Originally posted by PutteLiten
      Well to day I finally became a True Motorcyklist.


      (Pictures are comming later)
      Oupps! Glad to hear that you are ok atleast..
      Twins are twice as fun

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      • #4
        Glad you were prepared. Bikes can be fixed. People can't.

        Your bike will get better.

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        • #5
          glad to hear your ok and the tiller escaped with relatively minor damage (yea i know i wouldnt be saying that if it was my baby).

          remember, it's always a learning process.

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          • #6
            I'm glad you were on a track. Mistakes happen, and as long as you learn from them (sounds like you did) you'll be a better rider.

            Glad you're unhurt.

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            • #7
              BTW - I forgot to say that I ran the next session again.

              15 minutes, ran almost like nothing had happened. It did take a few laps to get that crash corner ghost out of my mind, but once I got clear that, I ran my best laps that day!
              Everything clicked into place!
              But, I realy had had it for that day, I merly ran that session to be sure I wasn´t going to be scared of driving hard. Once you got that ugly feeling it can be hard to get rid of it - Unless you deal with it immediately. The best way to do it, imho.
              TL1000R -99. Yellow/Black.
              M4 Full system(Alu), K&N Filter, TRE mod, removed Pair valve. Yoshimura clutch cover, removed Scissor gears, Carbon fibre hugger, carbon fibre rearhugger, HammerIt TLR/R fairings, Gilles Toolings rearset. Pazzo racing levers, shorties, Öhlins rear, Brembo front brakes, ET79 undertail, blah blah blah...
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              • #8
                any crash you can bore your friends with over beer is an excellent crash
                Jack DeAndrade
                Bad Karma Racing

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jack/Tokyo
                  any crash you can bore your friends with over beer is an excellent crash

                  ...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by racer122
                    Glad you were prepared. Bikes can be fixed. People can't.
                    Sure you can. It's just nowhere near as cheap. Glad you're ok though. I like your theroy on post crash theropy too. Get back on and beat the bitch into submision
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Scrapyard
                      Get back on and beat the bitch into submision


                      I'm glad your ok, sorry about the tiller, but it sounds like mainly cosmetic stuff. So, how fast were you going when you went down?

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                      • #12
                        Sucks about your getoff but glad you are Ok and were able to run the next session

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                        • #13
                          Isn't it is amazing when you cross over the line of traction how it feels like the tire is a wet ice cube sliding across wet ice with no grip at all?

                          I had that sensation when I lost my front end during my last track day. Fortunately I did not go down. I credit the TLS strong midrange power - I dialed up more throttle and got the weight off the overworked front end. That was rider error on my part, putting pressure on the front tire past the apex, throttling up too late. I was not going too fast, as I suck and don't go that fast in general

                          Phew. Glad we both learned from our errors. I am also glad I did not fall down
                          "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw

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                          • #14
                            Something about going down at the track ain't the same as going down on the street, lot more controlled and seems to be safer, no cages to plow over you! Good to hear you are OK.
                            I've crashed both, and hurt myself worse on bicycles then I have on motorcyles!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Davcruz


                              I'm glad your ok, sorry about the tiller, but it sounds like mainly cosmetic stuff. So, how fast were you going when you went down?
                              Yeah, mostly cosmetic, I need a new clutch grip though.
                              I did drive home afterward, a 90 km ride...

                              It was a really slow curve, 90degree, maybe 30mph, but I really dont know. Dont ever check the speedo on the track, rpm is the only I care for.
                              But, I admit I did check a lot of ohter things when I got back out, like temeratur, oil lamp, and I listened for strange noices. But nothing.
                              So happy the radiator didnt crack!.
                              TL1000R -99. Yellow/Black.
                              M4 Full system(Alu), K&N Filter, TRE mod, removed Pair valve. Yoshimura clutch cover, removed Scissor gears, Carbon fibre hugger, carbon fibre rearhugger, HammerIt TLR/R fairings, Gilles Toolings rearset. Pazzo racing levers, shorties, Öhlins rear, Brembo front brakes, ET79 undertail, blah blah blah...
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