Swan Song

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Dieselboy, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    So glad you're still here!
    Some guys will do anything to get a new bike.:eek1

    The fact that you kept things under control in an impossible situation is not luck in my opinion. Good job.
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  2. Dieselboy

    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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    She's at the local shop awaiting estimate.

    As I sifted through the debris, the 55mph caught my eye.

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  3. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    That's art mate! you should hang that over your chimney :clap
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  4. Okie Moto

    Okie Moto GS n00b

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    It was spectacularly done old chap.

    Next time you won't even have to go to a hospital if you remember to keep your feet and knees together while not clinching your fourth point of contact.
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  5. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Try real hard to not have a "next time"

    Saludos!
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  6. sturgeon

    sturgeon Long timer

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    Yowza!! Makes me glad I sprang for that same suit. Glad you're OK :thumb
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  7. Angryrican

    Angryrican know nothing all

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    what an experience!! key thing is you walked away with just some bruising!

    good excuse to get a new bike now:D
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  8. GS-A-Day

    GS-A-Day Adventurer

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    Glad to hear that you are okay!

    Were you able to figure out what happened to the front tire? Did you pick up a nail or another sharp object?

    What do you think, would the outcome have been different with a tubeless tire?
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  9. Dieselboy

    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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    Thanks everyone! I'm enjoying the pulsing fingers of the TENS3000 unit. I'm in great shape all things considered but the back is protesting slightly. The Tens unit is a 9v massage. Get one, you'll love it! :deal



    I looked as best I could, but could not determine the issue. The rim is bent and won't spin. Hard to inspect the whole surface. Several spokes are broken. The disks are bent and separating from their mounts.

    I don't know. Loss of air in either system is bad. Perhaps a tubeless rim would have held the tire because of its more substantial bead? Hard to say without a conclusive cause. As much as I want to know "why", I was very focused on getting her into the shop so that the estimate could be done. I will try to look again but the bike was hammered when it flipped so the evidence may not be available.
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  10. GS-A-Day

    GS-A-Day Adventurer

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    Thanks for your helpful responses, Dieselboy. Get well soon!
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  11. LowInSlo

    LowInSlo Been here awhile

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    Wow, congrats on the walkout!
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  12. Dieselboy

    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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    Sorry I missed the question earlier (I blame it on bouncing south while on pain meds).

    No, I've been missing my '01 GS for a while. I've always regretted selling that one, so I found a 2000 R1150GS to occupy the old hanger spot.

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  13. THEOX

    THEOX n00b

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    Sorry to hear about the wreck. Glad you are doing well./ and when I think about it... also glad they didn't install one of those cable medians that are are putting up all over KS and MO. A testiment to wearing all the right gear, all the time. Guess it's time for you to check out the new Tigers :)
    Best-
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  14. Dansrc51

    Dansrc51 I need a cape....

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    Glad to see you survived such an off.

    what was the final milage on your F800? I seemed to recall you were over 100k
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  15. Hicks

    Hicks der Überluber

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    eh... glad you didnt need repairs or worse! really.
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  16. Dieselboy

    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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    Last confirmed data point was 3 days earlier in Kansas at 123,817 miles. I estimated 124,250 miles for the shop when i dropped her off post-crash.

    Shame too. The engine was running like a champ. Smooth and quiet. Ah well....
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  17. Dieselboy

    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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    Yes, thanks. The aches I do have are quite enough. I think I won that match though.....you should see the other guy...:evil
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  18. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Wow, that is almost 200,000 kms!! :clap

    What were the major failures you had, I remember the timing chain and the stator?
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  19. Dieselboy

    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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    :norton+123,817 miles. 21Sep12. Kansas City:
    Oil pressure light came on. Replaced oil pump gear.
    Leaking coolant. Replaced water pump gasket.

    :norton+119229 miles. 4Sep12. Tampa: Front forks leaking. Replaced Bearings, cups, bushings.

    :norton+109917 miles. 13Jun12. Pittsburgh: Replaced Steering head bearings.

    :ddog+108xxx miles. 28May12. Greensboro: Replaced regulator/rectifier.

    :norton+94543 miles. 28Oct11. Tampa: Replaced front wheel bearings.

    :deal+88416 miles. 30Jun11. Tampa: First and only valve adjustment. Replaced cam chain tensioner.

    :norton+64556 miles. 6Aug10. Tampa: Replaced fuel tank under warranty.

    :ddog+63026 miles. 28Jul10. Omaha: Replaced stator and regulator/rectifier.

    :eek1+57833 miles. 8jul10. Fairbanks: Replaced sprocket bearing.

    :norton+43561 miles. 30Jan10. Tampa: Replaced Steering head bearings.

    :deal+34143 miles. Date?. Tampa: Replaced cam chain tensioner under warranty

    :norton+28853 miles. 18Jul09. Tampa: Replace center stand under warranty.

    :norton+24340 miles. 10Jun09. Tampa: Replaced front axel under warranty.

    :norton+17647 miles. 11Apr09. Tampa: Replaced fuel sensor under warranty.
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  20. Hicks

    Hicks der Überluber

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    how can you even dare to have higher mileage than me?!!? :D:D

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    not really... congrats :freaky
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