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Old 06-05-2012, 07:44 AM   #16
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Glad you are OK - also glad that in the UK, BMW supply the bikes used on the off-road course and fix them if you break them leaving you just to worry about breaking yourself.

As it happens they also run a 1 day fix your BMW course after every 2 day off road course, so in reality the man hours and some of the parts costs for fixing the bikes are paid for by other punters doing the mechanics course (great business model, 1 customer breaks it next customer fixes it)
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:59 AM   #17
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I blame the Birkenstocks. They were a bad choice for an off-road class. Feel better!
I can only blame the ham handed control that I had on the front break on a particularly easy stretch of gravel...

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Glad you are OK - also glad that in the UK, BMW supply the bikes used on the off-road course and fix them if you break them leaving you just to worry about breaking yourself.

As it happens they also run a 1 day fix your BMW course after every 2 day off road course, so in reality the man hours and some of the parts costs for fixing the bikes are paid for by other punters doing the mechanics course (great business model, 1 customer breaks it next customer fixes it)
That's funny...the instructor of my course ended up reshaping and spray painting the engine guards while I gathered my crap, then drove me the 1.5 hrs home with the bike on his trailer!!
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:09 PM   #18
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Deja Vu

Virtually same accident last year. Going down a gravel road at 50-60 kph, some idiot grabbed the brakes (ABS off), I was standing and bike body slammed me into the road. It happened really fast. Bike did a 3 point landing: SW Motec guards, Barkbusters and Cariboo cases. Bike slid down the road a ways - essentially just some scratches. Essentially bike was fine and I was able to ride it for about 2 hours to the hospital.

I had a clavical busted in 3 places and a collapsed lung. I'm a geezer and guess we heal a bit slower as I was about 2 months before getting back in the saddle
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