I wrecked on the way home today

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  1. juddspaintballs

    juddspaintballs Never too many bikes

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    I'm OK 100%, just a little sore.

    I was on my way home from work this afternoon and it had just stopped raining after about 5 minutes of light rain. It poured the last two days so I know there was no oil on the road, but it is a very tar heavy section of road that I was on, still wet, when it happened. My rear end got loose and before I knew it I was sliding down the road sitting upright on my arse. My only thought was, "I hope the bike doesn't hit me in the back." It wasn't quite a highside since I rode the bike all the way to the ground.

    I know it landed on the right side with the headlight pointing diagonally forward towards the left hand ditch and the tail end pointing diagonally backwards towards the right hand ditch. I came off forward of the bike sitting on my butt sliding down the road. As best I can tell, the right tip over wing dug in and flipped the bike over to the left side. There is road rash on the top of the dash board and the top of the passenger back rest so the ST had to have been upside down at some point. The left side took the brunt of the impact. The bike actually came to a rest on the right side.

    Without taking plastic off and digging in, it appears that the left tip over wing got crushed and probably tweaked the frame. There's a lot of oil on the ground and all over the bike and it appears to originate from the left side. The oil filter is in tact so it's possible I cracked a component of the engine. I'm fairly certain the bike will be totalled by insurance. NADA on an excellent machine lists it at over $4480, and I think I have a very good case for calling it in excellent shape given the recent upgrades and immaculate pre-wreck condition of the plastics and the fact that the odometer reads under 100,000 miles.


    First gouge in the asphalt.
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  2. AzItLies

    AzItLies Been here awhile

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    Well that sucks Man, good yer okay.

    With that mud and stuff, certainly looks like treacherous conditions.

    Time to sit back with a cold one and thank yer lucky stars.

    Cheers
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  3. Falconx84

    Falconx84 Lurker

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    glad to hear you're intact. I did almost the same thing last night on my drive home. I'm still not sure how I kept it upright with the front wheel sliding.

    Hope you get a nice insurance payout... remember to claim your gear, too... with my insurance anything that contacts the pavement is considered damaged and gets replaced
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  4. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    Wow, those big heavy bikes really bust up in a crash!
    Glad you did not bust up in the crash!
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  5. doc4216

    doc4216 Chronic High Fiver

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    Wow!!! definitely glad you're okay!
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  6. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Glad to hear your ok,2 wheels allow things to change quick.Im guessing the little redhead in the picture is glad your ok,hope it all works out,scary stuff,thanks for posting/sharing to show us all it does happen,my son had a guy pull out in front of him,totaled the bike and messed up his knee,we got a new to us R6 sitting in the garage and he just got out of surgery and his knee is ok.
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  7. luckygrownup

    luckygrownup Been here awhile

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    Sounds like you had a washout. Normally, you get that in the mud or dirt. My guess is you tried to counter steer right before you found yourself sitting on the pavement. Washouts happen quick.

    Good to hear you are OK.



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  8. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.
    Looks like the bike in binned. Glad to hear you're okay, though. If the frame isn't twisted maybe you could buy it back for a song and put all the plastic bits that exploded back on it.

    Most importantly, you're fine.


    That isn't like any part of Maryland I know. This probably wouldn't have happened in Glen Burnie. :lol3
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  9. juddspaintballs

    juddspaintballs Never too many bikes

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    Yes, a washout makes the most sense. It was a very wet and tar heavy road. once I knew going down was inevitable, my focus was staying clear of the bike.

    I will probably attempt to buy it back, either to part out the accessories not covered (I only have $1000 extra in accessory coverage) or to put all of the good bits on a different ST1100. I just did a bunch of brake and carb work to it and I hate to see several hundred dollars of upgrades go to waste (thousands if you actually totalled everything up on the bike that isn't stock).

    Sore today, twinge in the neck, but otherwise doing alright. Certainly not upset about this wreck or the bike. If you ride enough, this stuff happens. At least I have the KLR to ride on my trip to the BRMC next week.
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  10. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    It happens to some people.
    Mostly to the people who think its likely to happen.



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  11. DirtReeper

    DirtReeper Been here awhile

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    Glad youre ok, wouldnt have happend if you were on the KLR :evil
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  12. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    I agree,well I ride a KLR and it naps from time to time.
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  13. bogey78

    bogey78 Been here awhile

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    Extremely glad you are OK other than being banged up a little bit. Also, sad to see that bike all tore up but as you said, there will be another to take its place.

    Were you in a curve when it happened? I can't tell by the photos. I assume you were leaned and hit a slick spot---but wasn't sure.

    Again, glad you came out of it basically uninjured.
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  14. juddspaintballs

    juddspaintballs Never too many bikes

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    I was out of the curve a good distance already. It was hot all day, the road is heavy on tar, and it had just sprinkled enough to get everything wet. So hot tar and water are a bad combination with a bike apparently. I've ridden many thousands of miles in the rain with that bike without an issue. Can't control everything...
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  15. bogey78

    bogey78 Been here awhile

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    That is a freaky way to go down. Again, glad you are ok.
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  16. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Hey! Watch this.

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    Damn, my buddy rides an ST. Be thankful for what you have today, not what got broke. Thats what insurance is for.
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