When 950's Collide

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Nightstalker, May 15, 2005.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Got together with the usual suspects for a little adventure riding today. Met at Matto's Cycle in Pottsville, PA at 9AM. It would be a day that will not be soon forgotten.

    Moto Mike, KTM 640 Adventure, he just picked it up on Monday. Brand spanking new, like 50 miles on it.

    Uncle Robert, KTM 950 Adventure, toasted Pirelli MT21 on the front.

    Jim Thorpe Dave, KTM 950 Adventure, brand new Pirelli MT21's and anxious to try them.

    Nightstalker, KTM 950 Adventure, with camera in hand.

    Here we are, preparing to depart.
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    Close up of Moto Mike and that shiny new 640.
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    Uncle Robert's toasted MT21 on the front. His back tire looked in suprisingly good shape.
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    We stop for a pee break at a split in the trail. Jim Thorpe Dave takes off down the trail and a minute or so later I follow with Moto Mike behind. Meanwhile, Dave had turned around and was heading back to the split. There was a slight bend in the trail and we didn't see each other until it was too late. 950 on 950 head on collision!

    The aftermath.
    My bike. With gas drooling from the right tank.
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    Jim Thorpe Dave's bike.
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    The impact bent his key!
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    Dave thinks that the visor on my helmet caught him in the eye. That's going to hurt.
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    Post crash inspection revealed that JT Dave's front tire caught me right behind the front wheel. Punctured my tank and bent up some stuff under the skin on my bike.
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    I don't think the forks are supposed to go to the left like that.
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    Mike and Robert took my key! Apparently, I kept asking Dave what happed to his bike over and over again. I remembered having the head on collision, but I couldn't believe the amount of damage to his bike and the apparent lack of damage to my bike.

    We're trying to figure out how the heck we're going to get Dave's bike out. So we call Bud Matto of Matto's Cycle in the middle of a Sunday morning. He's says meet him at the nearest road and he'll be down to pick up Dave's KTM. I had been planning to ride my bike back to Matto's for a post crash inspection and repair, however, my compatriots had other plans. Once Matto got to us, my bike was also loaded and Dave and I received first class accomodations back to Matto's in the official Matto Pace Truck.
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    We were all really bummed that our day ended soon after it started and in tragic circumstances. Fortunately neither Dave or I received any serious injuries and we'll be back out there as soon as we get all the insurance stuff straightened out.
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  2. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Long timer

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    :yikes

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    I'm glad everyone is okay. Bikes can be replaced.
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  3. Gerg

    Gerg Gergy Bear

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    Holy SHIT :eek1

    Glad you were both able to walk away form that. WOW!

    Communication is the KEY:nod

    Gerg
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  4. AntWare

    AntWare Lost In Translation

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    Looking at the damage, the orange was obviously going faster :lol3

    Glad you're all OK, that could have been a lot worse than it was.
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  5. FreeBird

    FreeBird Adventurer

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    Geezus guys! Glad you're both alrite. Hope you get your bikes fixed up soon. Take care.
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  6. AZcacti

    AZcacti Dope on a Rope

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    Sorry about the bikes :cry guys, that really sucks....

    Good on ya for ATGATT.. With that amount of damage, I'm suprised nobody went to the hospital :kurt .

    Thanks for sharing...
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  7. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

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    ouch, glad everyone is ok.
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  8. toothy

    toothy Grin

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    Dayum. That's a helluva frame snapper. Glad youze is ok.
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  9. ilmostro

    ilmostro Under Da Sea

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    WOW! :eek1

    I'm super glad everyone is ok. The damage is almost unbelievable.
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  10. ducky950

    ducky950 Gnarly Water Fowl

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    Damn you Rock Hounds sure know how to make a weekend exciting. By the look of the bikes I am sure you both were seeing a few stars afterwards.

    One question, do we have to change the saying to the quote to "nuttin like a $24,000 pile up?"
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  11. Makalu

    Makalu Long timer

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    WOW! :yikes Glad you guys are okay. Just out of curiousity, are you going to submit a claim or just pony up the money to fix 'em?
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  12. HappyGoLucky

    HappyGoLucky Goeie Grys Giftige Gert!

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    Super glad and happy that you boys are alright. This is going to make the rounds round here in Cape Town..... whoooo
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  13. Rocket Ron

    Rocket Ron Been here awhile

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    Ouch! I'm glad you both walked away!
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  14. deerslayR

    deerslayR Spodely Adventurer

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    NightStalker et al,
    Hope all the boinks! heal quickly.
    Must have been an intense split second before impact.
    Never saw a frame break like that.
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  15. NAVIGATOR

    NAVIGATOR Wanderer

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    It is good to know you both are doing fine, I would call that friendly fire at it´s finest :cry
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  16. Mully

    Mully Kineticist

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    Certainly glad you guys walked away from that. The last time I saw damage like that from a bike/bike collision, there was a fatality.........:nod

    mully
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  17. sperduton

    sperduton Been here awhile

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    Holy CRAP Dave. Sure glad your body made it out in one piece.
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  18. bpeterson

    bpeterson no other way to say it

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    Yowza! That certainly looks like you guys hit pretty hard. Glad you had all the gear on, and your friends made the right call to not let you ride.

    bikes are replaceable, people aren't. glad you're ok.
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  19. msmetz

    msmetz Been here awhile

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    Damm!!! That's gonna hurt. I am glad everyone walked away.
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  20. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    :1drink - would never happen on a BMW.

    Glad you blokes are ok.
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