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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
Crap, I WAS in 5th gear.
 
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This is 5 miles from my house. Apparently the guy rear-ended a minivan.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/m...red-taken.html
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 03:24 PM
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Based on the damage, it doesn't look like he was going too fast. Hoping he's OK!

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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 03:46 PM
..have a vulcan good day!
 
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Of the 10 pics, I only saw physical damage to the Headlight & Horns.
Is that a 1994 or 1995 ?

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'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
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I see the road being wet....wonder if he slid or just hit the van straight on. The right side of the tank seems hit pretty good.

I wonder...did the van signal before turning??
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 04:10 PM
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I see the road being wet....wonder if he slid or just hit the van straight on.
I believe the water was from the Fire Dept hosing things down.

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'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
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Last pic shows a broken fork holder on right side. Appears that whole front end is out of whack.

I only understand what I don't understand.
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 07:11 PM
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Reading the report, THe Rider was at fault, and the bike will most likely be totaled.
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Wet Road

The road could also be wet from where he pi$$ed his drawers. I know I would have if I was slamming into the back of a van...
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 10:41 AM
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http://www.ocregister.com/articles/m...red-taken.html

Any word on whether this fellow belongs to VN750... Southern CA. ?
WilliamTech

'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
Crap, I WAS in 5th gear.
 
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http://www.ocregister.com/articles/m...red-taken.html

Any word on whether this fellow belongs to VN750... Southern CA. ?
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Don't think so, I would have tried to hook up with him if I had noticed him. It looks like he was local and not riding far, based on what he was wearing.
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