Step-son crashes his KLR

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by gilbertx7, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. GoGo Gadget

    GoGo Gadget Long timer

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    So what happened in court?

    Inquiring minds want to know?
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  2. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    It is possible that your step-son hit something in the road.

    IMHO, and I'm not a lawyer, so free advice is worth is price... if you approach the court with photos of the damage, and a number of plausible explanations for the crash, it may be enough to cause "reasonable doubt".

    Is the sidestand spring still on the bike?
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  3. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

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    What is the specific code section and jurisdiction please? If you can find the code section on-line...post it.

    Were any witnesses identified in accident report or otherwise?

    Is reporting/charging officer a witness to actual accident or did they respond after the fact?
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  4. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    Oddly, my stepson threw the chain on my 2000 KLR a couple weeks ago. In his case, the bike just rolled to a stop. He's not real mechanically inclined, so he was standing there wondering what to do when some other riders came to help him. (Thank you random strangers!) They got the chain back on and he got home fine. (Except for incorrect advice re: chain slack, they said "never more than an inch". Random strangers were sportbike riders...)

    Although the chain is in spec for adjustment (40-50mm), it's several years old and there was a lot of lateral flex, plus the sprocket was pretty worn I think it would not take much to help it derail in the right circumstances, so I went ahead and replaced it all. After I got it off, I noted the top of the rear sprocket teeth were chewed up about half-way around. My best guess is a rock or a stick got in there and was just enough to kick it sideways until one tooth caught.
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  5. cbmwgs

    cbmwgs Retired Adventurer

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    I have a kickstand off my 09 klr for sale.
    It is stock height.

    $55.00 delivered conus.
    I take paypal
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