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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-18-2009, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ouch!!

Wouldn't you know it.... you become invisible when you are operating a motorcycle! My beloved VN took a slide down Tabor Rd. right behind a Nissan that decided to use the parking lot of a gas station to avoid a red light. Be on the lookout guys.... I need a new highway bar, tach, saddle bags, and windshield. Oh yeah... and a new motorcycle jacket and pair of Jeans.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-18-2009, 10:20 PM
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Good to hear you are ok, sounds like the Vulcan can be put back together again. He probably had to get home to see Oprah!

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Always ride like no one is watching! Most of the time they aren't. Did you get a police report? Glad no personal injuries were reported.

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MrGotVulcan, hope your okay after the crash. Did the cager get a ticket or did he/she take off oblivious to the fact that you were almost creamed?

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Good to hear you cam out pretty much OK and don't need skin grafts.

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Glad you weren't hurt too bad. Good luck getting the bike back together. Is it still road worthy?

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Just a little road rash on my right arm and a bit of a skinned up knee, but other than that, I'm ok. They knew I dropped it b/c they tried to stop when they saw me..... unfortunately for me..... they hit the breaks right in front of me in the lane, then they bolted !! A guy from the store took off after them but his old truck wasn't much of a match for the new Nissan. No one was able to get the tag number so I didn't bother with a police report, his car didn't get hit and it is probably one of a hundred other cars just like it.

I got lucky and so did the bike... no paint or chrome damage at all. The wind shield broke the tach when it was bent over. The highway bar, wind shield, and the saddle bag took all of the slide damage. My brake pedal is a little scuffed up to. I just took what was left of the wind shield off in the parking lot of the gas station and threw it in the dumpster, and rode the bike on to the house.

I guess I can name the bike "Road Rash"

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Glad to hear you came out of it with no serious damage. Maybe we all need dash cameras like the LEOs, to make it easier to identify and prosecute cagers who turn in front of us or otherwise endanger riders.

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Glad you're ok bro and thanks for posting this. That's one more thing we should be watching out for. Hope you're back up and riding soon...
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MAN-O-MAN that ticks me off! They actually saw you go down right in front of them, and then took off. What low life scum-bags who deserve to be put away for their wanton disreguard of their fellow americans (assuming they're americans that is, and if they're not they should be put away and then deported). The proper thing to do would have been to stop and render assistance, without worrying about what petty trouble they might be in for avoiding a red light by cutting through a gas station. You could have lost your leg God forbid.

Oh well. it could have been much worse. Thank God you weren't seriously hurt.

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Kawi tank bib
Kawi rear rack
Small windshield
DEKA M/F battery
VN750.com Grill Cover
LED license plate frame
Clear Alternatives LED brake light
Cortech mini tank bag on rear rack
Pirelli MT66 Tires: 110 front / 150 rear
Splines lubed when tires installed at 10,650 miles
Splines lubed again at 14,400 with stubby valve stem install

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