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  • No, my bike has never been dropped, or layed down. It's still a minter.

    389 36.53%
  • Yes, the side of my bike has touched pavement.

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    Euro Mod Has your bike ever hit the ground? Cloggy's Avatar
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    Re: Has your bike ever hit the ground?

    Quote Originally Posted by payneib View Post
    It has now. After three years and 43,000 miles I finally lucked out, and came unstuck on a big streak of farmers mud along a road in the dark. Both mirrors are gone, brake lever and pedal are gone, but the crash bung did it's job and saved everything else
    Really sorry to hear that m8, terrible new years present hope you got it (are getting it) up and running again.
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    Re: Has your bike ever hit the ground?

    Yeah, it's all good. I managed to get a few hours work on her over the weekend, in some daylight. I loosened off the forks and retorqued from the axle up. I couldn't see any twist in the front end, but for the sake of 20 minutes work, why not? I also loosened and retorqued all the engine mounts. Taking the used crash bung off was a nightmare, as the used part had melted over the bolt. All that was extra was a couple of dents in the tank from the switchgear after the bars rotated: I can live with that on a commuter.

    As for my kit, I'm very tempted to take the trousers in to a seamstress and use the material from my jacket to patch them up. I'll have a check of the seams tomorrow. The jacket itself is old anyway, and probably overdue replacement.

    Shiny gold levers, brake pedal from a written off bike, new crash bungs, and I thought I'd try some underhand bar end mirrors. All on route via eBay.

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    TownsendsFJR1300: Agreed 100% ^^^^^.

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    Vrrroooooom! Has your bike ever hit the ground? Motogiro's Avatar
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    Re: Has your bike ever hit the ground?

    Glad you're okay Payneib! Been there and been hurt pretty bad. Got back in as soon as my boss let em out of the vise.😁

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    Re: Has your bike ever hit the ground?

    Yeah, I got away lucky. Driving on the left, lowsiding on a right hander, sent me away from traffic. The bike went across traffic but there was plenty of time for the car's coming the other way to stop. It was quite surreal as I went down. It was just like lying down, I could have even had a beer in hand as I watched the bike slide away.

    The good news is, my right side hero blob/peg scraper now looks like I can seriously corner! Lol

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    TownsendsFJR1300: Agreed 100% ^^^^^.

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    Re: Has your bike ever hit the ground?



    She's all back together now. Liking the underhand mirrors so far. Just a quick service and some gear shopping to do next weekend.
    TownsendsFJR1300: Agreed 100% ^^^^^.

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    Re: Has your bike ever hit the ground?

    Welcome to the club Mate, glad your okay.

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    Re: Has your bike ever hit the ground?

    Done that...Last Thursday..lowside gravel patch laid-me-down on a right hand 90...Not too fast ...frame slider did its work...bike ok...me a bit bruised up on lower leg..picked up..rode home...let's get on with it.

    Noted nice engineering...minimal scuff on fairing and none on hard parts (other than bar end) due to factory slider (now destroyed). Right hand turn flasher popped out of rubber base ...as designed...and easily reset with fairing off and a philips screwdriver.

    Question....Where can I locate a replacement stock slider 2004 ..aluminum with threaded plastic knob? Picked up and aftermarket but it's not quite as long.. or nice looking (all plastic) or sturdy as the stock.

    Thanks for listening

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    Re: Has your bike ever hit the ground?

    Yeah, my son dropped mine recently with almost 20,000 miles on it. Tank is still at the body shop. There is a first time for everything I guess.
    Last edited by CTSP509; 06-22-2017 at 02:00 AM.

 

 
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