Today on my way to work. I was coming up to a train crossing, with a truck traveling in front of me. As he entered the crossing the lights started flashing. I stopped and he put it in reverse and backed into me. Bike; windshield, front turn signal, clutch lever bent under grip. Still 'rideable', kind of LOL. Me; nothing broken, just bruised up.
Yes not worried. He told the cop that he backed into me, has good insurance, and even picked my bike up and took it off the road. Not many parts to get on the road, just the windshield was kind of pricey. We will see, I have no faith in insurance companies.
Panic? No just was not paying attention and talking with his wife. He should have just kept going, he was past the first crossing arm, and they had not even dropped yet. Had a good 15 seconds before the train arrived.
The same thing happened to me when I was much younger. I stopped right behind a full-size pickup, too close, he felt he was sticking out too far into the intersection and backed up. His bumper was just the right height to catch the top of my front tire and wedge it so I couldn't move as he started crunching backward through my fender. I'm not sure what made him stop but he finally did before he got to my forks.
'03 VN750 "Rosie"
Purchased in June 15, 2010
Lubed and Adjusted Clutch Cable, Throttle Cables.
Relocated Voltage Regulator
Lazy Rider Bag
Leather Saddle Bags
Legitimate Title!! (finally!) Aug 30, 2010
New AGM Interstate Battery Sept 15, 2012