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 Post subject: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 5:32 pm 
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Hi guys,
Got reversed over by a white van today, the driver missed his turning & decided to reverse without looking, unfortunately I was behind him & had been following him for 3 miles or so. Said he didn't see me, so much for mirrors, too busy looking at his sat nav no doubt.
Looks like the forks are f****d as both dust seals popped out, front wheel may also be knackered as the caliper rubbed the spokes somehow. Bits of damage to front left cowl, footrest, handlebar end, front fairing, both of my home made left side frame protectors (which did a great job), stator casing & protector and probably some other bits.
Probably write it off which is a real bind.
Looking on the positive side, no question of fault & I informed the insurance if it's a write off I want the salvage (which they indicated wouldn't be a problem).
Carole Nash, Top job I've got to say everything sorted in an hour. Bikes away on Monday to be inspected, Honda being dropped off at the same time for me to ride while mines being sorted (or not).
Just a great big f****n' hassle.
I wasn't hurt by the way as I just jumped off the bike when the van mounted my front wheel.
Hope your all keeping well. Stay safe. JB

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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 5:54 pm 
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That's a bastard :sad1:
Still as you said, at least you got away without injury

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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 7:06 pm 
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:yt: bikes are replaceable , people aint :sun:

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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 7:11 pm 
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Glad you're ok Paul. I see that kind of backing up all the time, even doing it on the freeway because they passed up an exit. Stupid people everywhere.

Nice that you're up to the task of fixing something back up, but make sure the frame isn't tweaked at the headstock or welds compromised before you buy it back. Just because your frame protection helped keep away the dents and scrapes doesn't mean something else didn't happen. I've used Computrax to straighten a frame a couple times but the Buell fuelie frames with their huge cast sections are probably not doable. Not sure a place like Computrax would even touch it to give it a shot.

I'm too busy to fix anything these days and with the way things have gone the past 5 years, a new replacement bike may not be in my future again. So I get the bind it causes. Not lost on me and many others these days. I just know I'd be miserable without a bike and would get one anyway, no matter how tight the budget is. So no supercharged Kawi H2 with hard cases.

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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 7:12 pm 
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Nutah wrote:
:yt: bikes are replaceable , people aint :sun:

Not all bikes are replaceable. A whole lot of people are IMO.

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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 7:18 pm 
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Surprised you’re out and about being a transplant patient, thought you should still be a home self-isolating keeping safe

You’ll be surprised at how dangerous it’s got out there during lockdown.
Lots of people don’t look at junctions anymore and with the number of people running red lights , traffic light are advisory now ,not compulsory, same can be said for speed limits . At least in a HGV the smaller stuff should bounce off no problem

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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 8:19 pm 
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:yt: never happen to me huh! Glad you got away with it though.


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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 8:51 pm 
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I was self isolating on my bike, minding my own business nice & safe until that twat knocked me off.
Took me a 18 months to get the bloody thing running right as well.
I suppose the next one (if I need to get another) will be a damn sight easier to sort.
Really loved that bike as well.
Damnit.

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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 9:42 pm 
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Sorry to hear that Paul. :sad1: I would be b.annoyed with all the work done as well, but glad you jumped clear. Hope it gets sorted soon. ;)

Yes it’s crazy how many silly accidents have happened around here and in urban 30 mph zones. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 10:57 pm 
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....we'll that's what you get...essential journey's and all that...

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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 10:59 pm 
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x1glider wrote:
So no supercharged Kawi H2 with hard cases.

A supercharged 2 stroke :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 12:16 am 
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Finmows wrote:
x1glider wrote:
So no supercharged Kawi H2 with hard cases.

A supercharged 2 stroke :?:

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Brock's Performance ECU Reflash Dyno Chart
https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-415rnuyx4g/images/stencil/original/products/12644/16714/2018_Ninja_H2SX_Stock_vs_S2B_Zoom__83204.1547668832.jpg?c=2&imbypass=on&imbypass=on

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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 12:35 am 
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x1glider wrote:
Finmows wrote:
x1glider wrote:
So no supercharged Kawi H2 with hard cases.

A supercharged 2 stroke :?:

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Brock's Performance ECU Reflash Dyno Chart
https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-415rnuyx4g/images/stencil/original/products/12644/16714/2018_Ninja_H2SX_Stock_vs_S2B_Zoom__83204.1547668832.jpg?c=2&imbypass=on&imbypass=on


Saw the picture & thought about that for a millisecond but discounted it in favour of another 1125r. I've got all the bits to do one of those same as I was going to with my own.
I just love the 1125r they're such a great ride when you get them sorted and plenty enough of a brute for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 12:53 am 
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Finmows wrote:
....we'll that's what you get...essential journey's and all that...


If you've ever ridden an 1125r you will be aware that I was merely having my daily exercise, doesn't say you can't do it on a bike, cyclists get away with it and are actively encouraged with all their heavy breathing all over passers by.
I wasn't doing any of that shit. Just sat there not bothering anyone till I got reversed over. The journey was also totally essential for my mental health & well being as I was totally calm & chilled, till the other driver involved himself in my ride of course, then not so much.
I'm also very good at looking after myself with my risk factors which today were zero till the crash which was not my fault, would've made it home no problem otherwise, without touching or breathing on a soul, simply washed my hands, sung happy birthday, had my tea and watched telly.
All the best JB

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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 7:01 am 
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Jazzbutcher wrote:
The journey was also totally essential for my mental health & well being as I was totally calm & chilled, till the other driver involved himself in my ride of course, then not so much.
I'm also very good at looking after myself with my risk factors which today were zero till the crash which was not my fault, would've made it home no problem otherwise, without touching or breathing on a soul, simply washed my hands, sung happy birthday, had my tea and watched telly.

Oh I know a similar story....but the one I know involves a Porsche :roll:

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