Only had her 1 week...

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by Hecklerboy, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. Hecklerboy

    Hecklerboy Adventurer

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    Bought my Africa Twin last week and have been having a blast on her. Great bike all around. Decided to go for a nice long ride to the highest point in WV. Well the ride didn't go as planned. On the way home I decided to hit one last gravel road. Bad idea. Came around a corner and hit a wash out which caused me to start fish tailing. I eventually highsided and got throwed from the bike. Bike went down hard and so did I.
    Good news is I have full coverage with no deductible, plus $3,000 in accessory coverage.
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  2. Motonirvana

    Motonirvana Can't make this shit up

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    That sucks. Sounds like you did not sustain any major injuries?
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  3. PineLaneRider

    PineLaneRider Been here awhile

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    Glad you're still able to type. Bike can be fixed. It's always that "just one more" that gets ya!
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  4. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    Well, i'd say you got that first scratch out of the way. It's unfortunate but the important thing is you're whole. And you're well insured.
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  5. inbred

    inbred Sweeter than Yoo-hoo

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    You gotta nice little wash of road patina out of it to make the girl look well enjoyed. And no injuries to boot. No crime there.
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  6. Essbee

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    Ouch!!!!! Glad you're at least ok.
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  7. outdoorsman

    outdoorsman Lets Ride! Supporter

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    Glad you're alright. The damage doesn't look that bad. New foot brake lever, get some wrap around hand guards, a new blinker, and that rashed up plastic piece will be the most expensive. But damage is minimal. :super
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  8. rokytnji

    rokytnji Been here awhile

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    Had a few internet bros go down in WV also. Seems the weather conditions screw up road conditions there lately?
    They were in the Davis WV area which I have rode to also and camped at.
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  9. Hecklerboy

    Hecklerboy Adventurer

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    Insurance adjuster just looked at her. $5100 in parts. Those plastic bits are expensive.
    But at least they are replacing my SW-Motech footpegs and Honda Panniers. Most expensive item was the gas tank. $867.00
    Taking her to the shop Saturday.
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  10. Knute Dunrvnyet

    Knute Dunrvnyet Padawan

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  11. doglips

    doglips n00b

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    First off, glad you are ok; second congrats on your excellent insurance (its worth every $ especially if you do get injured); last, I guess she's broken in now...
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  12. HuntWhenever

    HuntWhenever Motorcicle Commuter

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    Glad your ok! Personally, I'd leave the plastic as-is. It totally increases your ADV Cred'. :nod
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  13. nk14zp

    nk14zp Long timer

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    He'd be the talk of the day showing up at starbucks.
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  14. davidji

    davidji bike curious

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    I'm no doctor, but you seem to have survived. Are you OK? Injuries? Did your gear, if any, work?

    The bike seems remarkably intact. The cases weren't scraped in the photos you showed, and the headlights are intact--either would have increased the bill by a lot. I think the protection I have for mine is inadequate, but I do have headlight guards.

    Were the hard cases on when you crashed? If so, pics of them?
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  15. CArcher77

    CArcher77 Adventurer Supporter

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    I’m right there with you, man. Got tossed from my Tiger on gravel after a week. Minor damage to the bike, none to me. Got some good battle scars on the engine guard and such.
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  16. md9nyc

    md9nyc Adventurer

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    Would you mind sharing what type of gear you were wearing?
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  17. CArcher77

    CArcher77 Adventurer Supporter

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    Alpinestars Ramjet Air pants, jacket, and gloves and Alpinestars Fastback 2 Drystar boots. All those armor plates helped and the spine protector definitely kept me from getting hurt. Any kind of armor you can put into your gear (if it doesn’t already have it) is worth the money, IMO.
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  18. Hecklerboy

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    No major injuries. Sprained my wrist and thumb. It's swollen and sore but healing.
    As for my gear, well I'm an idiot and didn't have it on at the time because it was 90 degrees outside.
    Believe me I'll be wearing it from now on. It wouldn't have stopped the sprains but it would have prevented the road rash. Not allot of it but it still hurts.

    I had the hard cases on and the right hand side was destroyed. It got ripped off the bike and crushed.
    The Honda panniers are nice but won't hold up in a crash.
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  19. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Honda set up the Africa Twin's geometry to make it handle as nimble as possible with the 21" front wheel, at the expense of stability. It's the only bike I've owned that would get headshake going through corners after loading the bike with a weekend's worth of camping gear (mostly on the passenger seat).

    My Super Tenere isn't as nimble, but it's stable as a freight train. I hit a football size rock with it once going about 40 mph and it shrugged it off no problem.
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  20. CArcher77

    CArcher77 Adventurer Supporter

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    My problem was more simple math than geometry: “new motorcycle+enthusiasm plus+overconfidence are greater than smarts+wisdom.”
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