For Winnipeg and the surrounding area!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by BOBMUNZ, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    As requested, Here are some picture taken from my phone. Enjoy.

    Waiting for paramedics to take me away
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    Minutes after the crash
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    Hahaha this is the picture I sent Chris from the ambulance. Classy, no?
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    5-6 shots of morphine and still awake and aware.
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    1 week later
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    Paniers definitely saved the bike
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    And the Acerbis handguards did their job
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    The frame supporting the front cowling got pushed in almost completely on the right side.
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    Broken turn signal
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    That front tire looks a little off, doesn't it.
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    Mirrors all messed up. I had them at just the right spot, too
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    Moral of the story: WEAR RIDING GEAR, FOR GOD'S SAKE. the ONLY day ever since getting the bike that I don't wear long pants or jeans and this happens. I've learned my lesson.
  2. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Mel - by the grace of God, you really were lucky things weren't worse. Glad to see you were so fortunate, and your bike looks very repairable. Hope to see you back on 2 wheels again soon.
  3. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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    Eeeeeeeeouch

    As said before you are very lucky. Bike actually looks pretty good. Battle scars but generally functional?
  4. Mark-II

    Mark-II Turn The Gas On

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    :rofl

    ...you got off light for taking a tumble in something akin to shorts. I don't take unnecessary chances because someone towards whom Gravity is highly attracted would bounce with a great deal less grace.


    BTW - I'm pretty happy with those Olympia Airglide pants. On particularly hot days I do wear shorts under them, though they are made with the intent of being used AS pants, rather than overpants, so this should be ok. I love that the zippers go all the way up to the waist. Of course I have no intention of voluntarily testing their abrasion resistance....
  5. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Never met you Mel, but you're a poster child for ATGATT! That leg is lucky to still be attached to it's owner. Good luck with a speedy recovery.
    Lyle
  6. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    I'm basically back to normal. By the looks of it, my leg might not even leave a scar!
    My mechanic said the frame isn't bent which is awsome. Said a couple hundreds bucks should have it back up and running
  7. 2whlrider

    2whlrider Adventurer

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    Glad your well on the way to total recovery.
    I've had road rash similar to that (not from M/C riding) and it is 'uncomfortable' to say the least. I still have scars after 30 years.
    Your bike has a nice patina now. :D
    Full ATGATT is the way to go regardless of how hot it can be at times.
    Take care.
  8. siren98

    siren98 Adventurer

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    Mel, I don't know you either but you're so lucky it wasn't worse. You've got another chance now. Looks like you learned your lesson. Ride safe! Cheers, Karen

  9. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    Pff can't see anything but my legs anyway. Pervs dream onnnnn.

    That's pretty funny you saw my bike. Yeah I realized how attached I was to it when they took it away. Got all choked up!
  10. BackRoader

    BackRoader Heading There Next

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    I took a week off.... Off line at beautiful Blue Lake Ontario, to work on the tan.

    Looks like lots of things were happening locally, that I missed out on.

    Mel, glad to hear all is well!
    Les, bravo on the new ride!
    Jibs, Churchill, not a good a thing.!!! Advice from old guys is sometimes a good thing.

    Anyway, I should be able to post the local " Dr. Cool " ride route by early next week. Still on target for August 25th.
  11. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    Mel that was YOUR bike at Main! I had mine in there for safety this week. I commented to my wife that there was a KLR in there similar to mine, that looked like it had been to Alaska and back.

    Recover quick!

    My safety is 'pending' as I need to replace the rear fender (broken and repaired with zip ties). I intended to get a replacement but didn't realize that it would be unsafetyable with the fender broken. Oh well.

    ps - anyone have a spare ugly KLR rear fender that could be borrowed to complete the safety? ;)
  12. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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  13. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    Good deal if someone needs the whole set! For what I need, new stuff is not that expensive out of the US. I don't mind taking a ride to the border to pick it up, either. It'll just take a few days.
  14. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    Yep, that was my bike. If it was red and looked like it slid 150 feet on pavement it was the right one. How many of you guys all go to Main? Geez. Everybody's seen my broken ride!

    P.s - I would actually love to ride to Alaska.
  15. Brian06

    Brian06 Been here awhile

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    Has anyone here rode through Nopiming Park at all this year? I am just wondering what the conditions of the gravel roads are like. I was thinking about taking the Explorer out there next weekend to go camping somewhere around Black Lake. I haven't got a whole lot of gravel riding experience yet so I don't want to get into anything too crazy yet.
  16. gslf

    gslf Everything Wheels

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    Sliding is better than tumbling.:D Your bike coud be a tech weekend project. Hope to see you soon out on the road again.
  17. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    Hahaha it probably will be. Main is gonna fix up the bigger issues but i'm on my own for everything else
  18. SoSlow

    SoSlow Having fun

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    I thought that was your KLR at Main... stopped in last week to pick up some tires.

    It's very good to hear you're doing well - also good to hear your KLR is fixable!

    My wife (Bride_of_So_Slow) also thought she recognized your ride and is glad you're on the mend!!!
  19. SoSlow

    SoSlow Having fun

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    Haven't been on the bike all week - trying valiantly to change my rear tire (going to do both, but started with the rear). Got the old Mefo off, got the Heidenau on, tube in, one bead seated... other bead 90% seated. There's a six-inch or so arc that I just can't get to pop into place. I've taken the tire off seven times now to make sure there are no burrs or anything on the rim - getting good at getting tires on and off, just can't for the life of me seat that bead! I've tried WIndex, dish soap and water, dish soap, bouncing it on the ground, a rubber mallet, and cursing.

    Going to pick up some actual tire mounting lube from PartSource tomorrow and try again. I'm really hoping that'll do the trick. If not, I'm going to give up and take it into Main.

    :becca
  20. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Throw some armorall on it, center the seated part on the rim, and it'll go.