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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 07-05-2004, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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I fell down went BOOM.

Well I am unproud to say that I have my first and definitly last fall out of the way. Getting on 90 at AH road, looked at Ipass light to make sure I got it look back forward and Moparboyy is going much slower then me. Must have paniced grabbed the brakes although I don't remeber pulling them that hard. Lock the front bike slid from under me. Took off and hit Moparboyy in the rear tire but he was able to keep it up. Rolled for what seemed like ever, goddamn stupid foreign lady damn near ran me over while trying to scurry off the street.

All in all lesson lerned I am a newb, ego badly bruised, left arm skinned up a bit ankle, and knees bruised and rug burned. Bike has broken handle bar, scrapped up stator cover, broken mirror and signal, left side fairing needs replacing also.

Lessons learned, textile jackets SUCK for abrasion, might keep you cooler and they are cheaper but the pavement eats them up. Also interesting why do they put carbon on th knuckles of gloves but only one piece of leather on the palm. Need new jacket and gloves also.

Flame away for being a noob and panic grabbing.

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post #2 of 55 (permalink) Old 07-05-2004, 10:00 AM
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Glad to hear you're ok and didn't get run over. Maybe you hit a slick spot in the road or your tire was on a painted part of the road. Very easy to lock it up on either one.

Thanks for the heads up about the textile , I aways thought they were almost as good as leather.

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find better gloves, the good ones have double leather in key spots on the palm. They try to keep it thin to improve feel though.


no flames, I've had dumber crashes.

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Glad you're okay. Some textile jackets don't provide much protection, but the more expensive ones will help you out more. You get what you pay for. Same with the gloves. The cheaper ones don't have the thick double leather in the palm, but the costlier ones do.

Again, I'm glad you're okay. I've had dumber get-offs, like a lot of people here. Fix the bike and keep riding.

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Damn, I take back my "you get what you pay for" line about the jacket. That's the same jacket I have! (except mine is green) Its supposed to be one of the best mesh jackets out there.

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On the topic of fixing the bike. SHould I take it somewhere to get the fram straightness checked? Or was this not bad enough to have bent anything?

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if your worried, take it to 4&6 they charge 90 bucks to check the frame, you have to remove plastics though, but not the tail.

also too how ya get that mark on the noise?
did you stompie flip it?



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Glad you are ok.Don't worry about the brused ego.Last week I replaced my OEM brakes with more performance ones and had to emergency stop...well almost did a stopie...anyway practice makes it better.As far as gear you are righ leather IS better, then again textiles/mesh better then nothing.

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Glad to hear your ok and the bike doesn't look to bad considering. I would never buy a mesh coat. I wouldn't trust the thing no matter the brand. I have a full perfed leather coat from Vanson and believe me it lets the air thru no problem. This also coming from a guy that doesn't always wear the bucket so go figure

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glad to hear you are ok!

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Glad to hear you are ok.

I got a JR Balistic mesh jacket and it is pretty much garbage. I got a Vanson leather on order and am buying a Vanson Textile/Leather combo jacket. Take a look into them and compare them to what you got and you will be surprised how much better the quality and protection is. Just a thought...

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Read the original story at the top, Moparboyy was in front of me going slower then he should have been and the bike hit the ground and cought up to him and hit his back tire.

It was more of a question of wether I should be worried about a bent frame or not. I dont know how hard of a hit it takes to bend the frame.

My next jacket will be leather no questions about it.

Thanks for the kind words.

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The pavement by the tolls is slippery as hell. Glad you r alright. That's the most important thing.
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That's not so bad.... you don't even want to see what my R6 looks like after my fall at VIR last weekend

I wouldn't even bother with shooting the frame - chances are, it's straight (or rather, straight *enough* - some bikes are a bit crooked from the factory.) The bike would have to tumble a bit before you really bend something. Spin the wheels, make sure they're not bent... and just eyeball the bars to make sure that when the bars are straight, the wheel is straight. Also make sure your forks aren't leaking (good sign they're bent if they're leaking.)

I bet the bike is fine aside from some scratches. Note that Honda plastics are expensive from the dealer. Since you're new, I would consider leaving them as they are for now. Get some more miles under your belt first... THEN replace them. As you now learned the hard way, it's pretty easy to dump it making beginner mistakes.

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Yet another reason to not to ride the tollroads Glad your ok, everyone has had stupid getoffs, I personally have rearend a squad car Word about mesh and textile jackets, they are SINGLE USE items!!! They are not suspose to survive the getoff!!! They are meant to protect you from abrasions, and from your story they did just that. So instead of slamming the mesh and textile jackets I would be going "Holy Shit, it did it's job, no trip to get skin grafts" As for the hand coverings you were using, notice I didn't use the word "gloves" cause the only suitable glove is a gauntlet style, with double leather palm, you can get excellent gloves here, in the closeout section inexpensive quality gloves

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yeah.. talk about some scary shit... another reason he is so torn up it was on concrete that is got HUGE ribs in it.. i ran my hand across it and it feels like sandpaper..

yeah.. the black mark on the nose is rubber from my rear tire.. i was going slower than he and when he fell the bike tried to catch up to me.. I got hard on the gas when i saw the bike coming for me, but it was too late... she hit my rear tire causing my bike to fishtail, but i got it to say upright..

it was sad too see how many people drove by while the bike and him were still laying on the ground... but it was nice to see about 5-6 people stop and see if he was ok..

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Ian...haven't met ya yet, but Alex is a great guy to have around when you crash, ain't he?

Textile jackets suck, eh? Don't you think it woulda been worse without it though? I guess I really don't wanna give up on textile...

AND THOSE DAMN FOREIGN LADIES SUCK!!!

Glad you're OK! Let's keep Alex at home, OK? He's bad luck!

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Ian...haven't met ya yet, but Alex is a great guy to have around when you crash, ain't he?

Glad you're OK! Let's keep Alex at home, OK? He's bad luck!
yes, i had someone there within, 30mins with a truck to pick up him and the bike....

and yeah i do seem to be bad luck.. so far Krys, Rachel, and now Ian go down while riding with me.

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You are not bad luck Alex. I was just kidding.

You should really look into getting your EMT license. You know, just in case.
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You are not bad luck Alex. I was just kidding.

You should really look into getting your EMT license. You know, just in case.
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Thanks everyone for the kind words and of course thanks to Alex for being with me, I have no idea wht I would have done if I was alone. Textiles are nice, I wasnt bashing them, I just don't think I will get another one. Perfed leather from now on.

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