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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-15-2017, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Well I wreck my bike Friday morning

Was on my way to work when a guy a few cars in front of me slammed on his brakes and made an illegal u turn. I slammed on my brakes and locked up the rear. I swerved to the left and just nicked the car in front of me on the corner. I flew off the bike and into the grass. Man did it hurt. Ultimately it was my fault because I ran to the car in front of me. No broken bones, just really sore muscles and hurt pride. I hurt today in places I didn't now I had. Only minor damage to the bike. The biggest damage is the gas tank, and the center stand got bent. The shifter was bent, but I was able to bend it straight. Also the handle bar it bent. I haven't messed with it yet. Still pretty sore. I did ride it today. I hurt on every bump I hit, but the bike seemed to be fine. Not sure what part of me hit the tank, but some how I don't have a single bruise on me, just internal muscle soreness.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-15-2017, 09:28 PM
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Frikken bummer! Luckily you're reasonably ok, and hopefully it stays that way.

Looks like maybe a tailbone dent in the tank. I've done that, man. 43 years ago and it still hurts.

U-turn guy shoulda been at fault, he caused an accident, no doubt he boogied.
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I'm glad you were able to walk away form that accident.

the bike doesn't seem to be too bad. you maybe able to pull that dent out.
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Thanks y'all. It's been about 54 hours since the accident. Doing well considering. Still some very sore muscles. Once I get moving I'm ok. Very stiff and sore if I sit or sleep too long.

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My favorite freaking color scheme of vulcan, damn it. I've seen the vulcans go down and come back up with the bars bent and ride fine but pay close attention to the forks and make sure they are still perfectly straight with where they should be at all angles.
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My favorite freaking color scheme of vulcan, damn it. I've seen the vulcans go down and come back up with the bars bent and ride fine but pay close attention to the forks and make sure they are still perfectly straight with where they should be at all angles.
Thanks. Ill be sure to check everything out good once I'm feeling better.

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Speedy recovery dude!!Hate to see a bike laying on its side in the grass....reminds me of so many "Deer" I've seen!!
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Glad you weren't hurt too bad,hope you have a quick recovery.
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Hoping you have a speedy recovery.
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