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Old 05-24-2012, 05:59 AM   #49231
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I fully expect to be taken out by a deer some day, hopefully I'll be as lucky as you were. It's just one of those things you have no control over.
Indeed.

I have no illusions about my mortality. I'm absolutely certain I will get killed in a motorcycle crash, or on duty. But hey, and feel free to speak these words at my funeral, "shit happens". We're all going out somehow, better one big puff than a slow battle with cancer or the like.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:04 AM   #49232
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Glad to hear you're okay

And +2 to Jim for spitting out my coffee.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:18 AM   #49233
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Still trying to track down swingset and his band.
Good luck, we only play lesbian fetish bars now.



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Old 05-24-2012, 10:16 AM   #49234
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What size melon you have, Sion? I've a Signet GT you can have if it fits and you don't mind wearing someone's old lid.
my current helmet is an HJC XXL that frankly was 1 size big, an XL would fit better, but it came with the bike


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We're all going out somehow, better one big puff than a slow battle with cancer or the like.
Got that right. Oh and thanks for the tip on the insurance, I'll check it out.


And thanks to everyone else offering well wishes and free/cheap replacement gear. You guys may be a bunch of hooligan motorcycle scum, but you're good people nonetheless. Kinda like family.

Goodonya, as they say in Austrailia
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:25 PM   #49235
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thanks for the kind words...I'm a little sore now, expect to be a lot sore tomorrow...

looks like I'll need to work some OT to pay for some new gear. All three pieces (helmet, jacket, pants) took some rash damage...I'll get some pics tomorrow.
What brand of gear and how ol? Some companies give free replacement gear if you have a crash that ruins it within a year of purchase.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:04 PM   #49236
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Marriage is okay as long as you're the king of the castle like me and Whitey are.

Don't forget me..............
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:37 PM   #49237
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What brand of gear and how ol? Some companies give free replacement gear if you have a crash that ruins it within a year of purchase.

the pants (tour-masters) are second hand, the jacket (joe rocket) is 3 years old, the helmet (HJC) came with the bike so its at least 5 years old

I don't recon I'll be getting any free stuff from the manufacturers

meanwhile, here's some more damage pics

the pants:







the jacket and cheap gloves I was wearing:







the helmet:



had I not been wearing the helmet, that would have been my face
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:43 PM   #49238
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THE KLR LIVES!
After three hours of surgery the KLR made it's PT ride around the yard sporting a new swing arm, swing arm bolt, three point connector, speedo cable and new front and rear tires. The old three point assembly seems fine but need cleaned up and regreased.



The old swing arm will need a new set of bearings and chain slider but otherwise is okay.

Here's what the old bolt looks like now that it is finally out.

Everything is back together.


Thanks to C&C Automotive in Xenia (AKA Smiling John and Becky) for getting that bolt out. If not for you I'd be trying to remove it with the bucket of my tractor!
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:50 PM   #49239
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deer hair wedged between the tire and the wheel:



left side saddlebag:



left side crashbar bent all to hell:



radiator boogered up a bit, but it appears to be superficial...its not leaking anyway



deer shit on the right side bag:



left side mirror rashed up, as is the clutch lever and mirror post



speedometer bucket and headlight bucket rashed up...lens broken, but get this, the bulb still works, both hi and lo beam



couple nice dents in the tank, I'm guessing from my right knee and foot as I came off the bike



thats all the big stuff....extra lights and aftermarket horns are bent outta place but dont appear damaged...

I'm guessing that between the gear and the bike, it'll be $500 - $1000 to get everything back to normal.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:52 PM   #49240
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THE KLR LIVES!
Everything is back together.

YAY for good news for someone
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:56 PM   #49241
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Shawn, I can probably put my hand on a "like new" helmet for you since I wear Xlarge. You'd be surprised how many helmets an ex helmet VP has laying around.

Gloves are an easy one too.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:58 PM   #49242
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Luke, I need to do the rear linkage on my Tengai....it is just like the KLR....can you bring your tools over to my place and help me for a 1/2 hour or so?
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:05 PM   #49243
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Luke, I need to do the rear linkage on my Tengai....it is just like the KLR....can you bring your tools over to my place and help me for a 1/2 hour or so?


Run Luke, run far run fast!
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:05 PM   #49244
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Shawn, I can probably put my hand on a "like new" helmet for you since I wear Xlarge. You'd be surprised how many helmets an ex helmet VP has laying around.

Gloves are an easy one too.
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Luke, I need to do the rear linkage on my Tengai....it is just like the KLR....can you bring your tools over to my place and help me for a 1/2 hour or so?

I dont know anything about about KLRs/Tengais, but I know how to turn a wrench...I'd be happy to do so in exchange for helmet/glove consideration.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:07 PM   #49245
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What the hell is that ugly thing on top of the tank!
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