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That would be the new motorcycle, before I dropped it. Yep. I… - Tina Marie's Ramblings
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That would be the new motorcycle, before I dropped it.

Yep. I dropped it. On the way home. It was only a 2 mile trip. The first 1.9 were a blast - it's a great bike, docile if you shift it down low, but perfectly happy to get up and run if you let it get up into the power band. Nice and comfortable, although the clutch could use some loosening.

Much fun was had until I got to the entrance to my street, where the road is torn up and graveled. I started to turn, and then was suprised by a woman in an SUV who was taking up the entire road. The combination of turning, stopping, and gravel resulted in me and the bike hitting the ground.

I was wearing gear, nearly stopped, so I didn't even get a scratch. The bike was nearly as lucky - I popped the little grommit for the right turn signal through the fairing, I broke the tip off the front brake handle, and I broke the tip (a balancer, the parts sheet seems to call it) off the end of the throttle. That looks like about $50 in parts. I'm probably going to try to hit the local dealership and see if they have them in stock, but I'm guessing they're pretty commonly replaced, so they should.

I'm less grumbly about it then I deserve to be. I'm really pissed that the woman in the SUV didn't even stop, and I'll probably try to get a note put in the HOA newsletter next month, since there are at least 4 motorcycles that I know of here, and people need to be careful until they get the road fixed.

At least I got the first dropping over with quickly. I guess that's a good thing.

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bebo_65 From: bebo_65 Date: October 28th, 2006 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Stupid fucking SUV driving cunt.

I'm glad you're OK. It's a pretty bike!
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: October 29th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. :)
pilotgoddess From: pilotgoddess Date: October 28th, 2006 02:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice bike. That's exactly the bikeI was looking at, until I saw my baby Beemer sitting there calling my name:)

You know what they say about mountain bikes, first thing you should do when you get it is throw it down the mountain and F it up so as not worry about it later. That's all you did, you got the intial scratches out of the way.

Glad you came out of it ok yourself.
greeneyedsadie From: greeneyedsadie Date: October 28th, 2006 06:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm just happy you're ok.

[obligatory obnoxious anti-motorcycle speech]

My father's hip replacement surgery is scheduled for Nov 9. He's 60 years old and has been in constant and debilitating pain for the last 5 years since his motorcycle accident.

You're too special to become road pizza. Be careful, TM.
acelightning From: acelightning Date: October 28th, 2006 08:38 am (UTC) (Link)
nice bike. i'm glad you weren't hurt, and that the bike won't take too much to repair - although i would think that, since you'd owned it for about fifteen minutes, it would still be under warranty.

damn, i want a bike! (and i'm typing this while it's pissing down rain, with 40-mph wind gusts. yes, i am out of my fucking mind.)

skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: October 28th, 2006 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, it wouldn't be a warranty repair anyway - it was technically an accident, so they're no more likely to fix it under warranty then if I had rear-ended someone in a new car on the way home.
acelightning From: acelightning Date: October 28th, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
i know it's not quite the same thing, but my brother in Dallas once bought a new car, and as he was driving it home from the showroom, someone T-boned him (from the right-hand side, thank the Goddess!) and totalled the car. the manufacturer gave him another new car. (of course, this was a number of years ago, too...)

skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: October 29th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow. Now _that's_ service!
acelightning From: acelightning Date: October 29th, 2006 06:17 am (UTC) (Link)
i don't think that would happen today, though. anyway, it was a Lincoln Town Car - that's all he ever drives. (and this is a man who used to ride motorcycles, and who still flies planes in his spare time.)

alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: October 30th, 2006 08:41 am (UTC) (Link)
It's a bit like ground looping, I suppose. There are those that have dropped their new bike, and those that will... At least you've got it out of the way early.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: October 30th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a really great way to think about it. And this was way cheaper then your average ground loop - I just ordered all 6 broken parts, and my total was $48, including shipping.
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