RoadDad: May he rest in peace - Bike died. Inmate will ride another day.

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by RoadDad, Jun 17, 2012.

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    header Chris

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    Thats what you get when you try and make a KLR run better :lol3

    But in all seriousness, you made out really well!
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  2. RedBirdStation

    RedBirdStation Been here awhile

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    Glad you are ok Jerry

    Buy it back and let Bones have it and make a tank out of it.
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  3. Woodsrat

    Woodsrat Gone ridin'

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    RoadDad's annual guided tour of southern Indiana, usually in the Hoosier National Forest. Since this year will be the sixth edition of this little gathering it's fast becoming a fall classic and a must on your ADV dance card.

    I agree with the idea of buying it back from the insurance company and bringing it back to life. I've seen frames bent worse than that straightened and actually made better than new. It would make for a great thread--"RoadDad: Back From the Grave." No sense in parting out a perfectly good motorbike.

    So what are you going to buy and ride in the meantime???
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  4. nickgindy

    nickgindy Doing it Wrong

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    When is this ride?
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  5. Woodsrat

    Woodsrat Gone ridin'

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    October. The exact date is known only to RoadDad.
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  6. RamblinKevin

    RamblinKevin Adventurer

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    Wow! Scary title, Jerry! Thank God you are ok. Looks like that incident could've gone the other way very easily. The driver of the pickup that turned in front of you should be charged with attempted vehicular homicide IMO.

    Rest easy buddy, get healed up soon, and use the experience to be even more cautious when riding in traffic with your next motorcycle. As we all know there are some dangerous assed drivers out there every day, and there's no way to tell which ones they are untill it's too late.

    Everyone ride safe out there. And always expect the unexpected. :deal
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  7. rhino_adv

    rhino_adv Gnarly Adventurer

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    Jerry, ....Glad to hear you were not seriously injured!! After reading the title of this thread I instantly rembered meeting you and Wayne at that Dairy Queen in Tn and then enjoying dinner with you guys again that evening in Corinth, Ms. My heart sank for a second or two until I read the rest of the first post.
    I wish you a fast recovery and hope to see you this fall at your ride.

    Brad
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  8. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    Hope you don't mind, but I updated the thread title a little. Like many others, I thought you were in a fatal crash and someone else was posting.:eek1

    Glad you are OK. Sorry about the bike.

    Dave
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  9. nickgindy

    nickgindy Doing it Wrong

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    Good thing you did. It will slow the klr part vultures down. Hahaha :)
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  10. Hardroad

    Hardroad Been here awhile

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    Jerry, Glad to hear your ok, but sore. Good luck with the KLR.

    Hardroad
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  11. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    Glad to hear up still up and walking. Now the KLR,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I got some extra duct tape and zip ties. Good as new in minuets!
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  12. Jailor8

    Jailor8 Long timer

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    Whew! Scared me for a minute there. Glad your ok.


    AND FOR THE REST OF YOU.....DIBS ON THE PARTS OR THE WHOLE THING!!!

    No seriously, I got EVERYTHING I would need to make FrankenRoadDad. Setting in the corner of the garage. Including a freshly powder coated frame!!!! I love resurections. Just finished a 87 with 7000 miles on it and hit in the right side 8 years ago. Would make a great "it is alive" story.

    Ride over on your replacement and I'll buy ya a moonburger and talk about it.

    Jailor8
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  13. godwinmt

    godwinmt They call me Crash

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    Thank God you're alright Jerry...ran into Lou today at work and he asked if I had heard...heard it from him and made a beeline over here after work. Thank God you're alright and once again thank the gear!
    -M
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  14. GTRider

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    Hey! Isn't that the same bike that tried to kill me on that slimy spillway in Illinois a couple of years ago? Serves it right. :evil

    I'm glad your okay though, Jerry!
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  15. nickgindy

    nickgindy Doing it Wrong

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  16. godwinmt

    godwinmt They call me Crash

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    Give me a holler if you ever want to go work on a route and i'll be happy to jump over and join!
    -Malhon
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