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Old 11-01-2009, 02:16 PM   #1
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rear ended at FM 518

Yesterday I was riding down FM 518, its about 6pm and the sun is setting right in front of me. I stop at the light (Smith st) behind a pick-up truck. Several seconds later, BUMP!!! I felt my body jerk forward, though I was ok. Immediately I thought the rear was going to be all f*up, some sarcasm boiled over and I instinctively gave him this gesture (it happend too quickly to contain myself). I took a closer look and it didnt seem that bad. His front bumper got stuck between the wheel and exhaust pipe. A good push was enough to dislodge the two, we parked off the road and exhanged all sorts of good information.

Have any of you had a similar situation? Sometimes I pump my brakes when I am stopped at an intersection and others are approaching, though this time I forgot. I thought about getting a reflective vest to wear over the jacket for evening/night rides (black bike, black gear, black pick up truck in front and sun in your face ).

Also, does any one know how much it would cost to replace the exhaust pipe? The guy asked if it wasnt too much he would pay out of pocket instead of getting ins involved. The tube is slightly bent and there is a tiny hole at the bend. Other than that I see no damage whatsover and the bike seems to run fine.
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:48 PM   #2
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A slip-on would be just as much, if not cheaper, as OEM, I would think.

I bought a reflective vest for when I ride home after shift at midnight. But I try to always watch my 6 at a stop light.
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:37 PM   #3
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Make sure ur midpipe didn't bend aswell.
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:43 PM   #4
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I am sorry to hear of your misfortune.

Regarding exhaust replacement, is this the underseat exhaust? If so, I may have one for you, ready to go.
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:44 PM   #5
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Personally, i would definitely either get a police report or give his ins a call immediately. Can't tell you how many people i know that have been in small fender benders and the other party promised to pay out of pocket, then as time passes by they "forget" the accident was their fault, they stop taking your calls or just flat out refuse to give you any cash. Yes, i know everyone seems like a legit and sincere person when it first happens. Its just a gut reaction to keep an at-fault on their ins record. Its not everyone, but i've know TOO MANY people that this has happened to. Good luck.
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:58 PM   #6
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Yea wait too long n yer screwed.
Get an estimate for a new pipe, installed. Submit that to. Dudes ins co.
Get your check and get a nice new aftermkt system or get a cheap used and party up the change
Glad ya didn't get hurted
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:01 PM   #7
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Meant to say get that estimate from a stealership. (Can't edit on my blackberry)
That way it'll be nice n high
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:35 PM   #8
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Personally, i would definitely either get a police report or give his ins a call immediately. Can't tell you how many people i know that have been in small fender benders and the other party promised to pay out of pocket, then as time passes by they "forget" the accident was their fault, they stop taking your calls or just flat out refuse to give you any cash. Yes, i know everyone seems like a legit and sincere person when it first happens. Its just a gut reaction to keep an at-fault on their ins record. Its not everyone, but i've know TOO MANY people that this has happened to. Good luck.

x2. Sucks for you and him, but you need your bike fixed. He was at fault. So now he pays. (Well, his insurance anyways.)
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:06 PM   #9
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yeap- police report and ins claim ASAP
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:58 PM   #10
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you got off lucky... i got rear ended at speed and it totalled my bike. make sure your subframe didn't get tweaked in the incident.
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When I saw the midpipe today it looked okay.
Go see sunny (sponsor) and u can look through his catalogs and order a new one. I'm pretty sure your can is an akrapovic(it's missing the sticker)
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Always watch your 6 + pull up to the side of the vehicle your behind, not directly behind (you blend in_ + keep your foot on the brake when at the light or pump it until the car behind is stopped.

Thats what I do, but I think the most important one is to keep an eye on your 6 and keep the bike in gear
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Always watch your 6 + pull up to the side of the vehicle your behind, not directly behind (you blend in_ + keep your foot on the brake when at the light or pump it until the car behind is stopped.

Thats what I do, but I think the most important one is to keep an eye on your 6 and keep the bike in gear
true, true... I always thought being in middle was good, since the coming driver would see three sets of lights, but now that I think about it, the blending in issue may make it worse, and its also easier to escape if you are already on the side.

to everyone, thanks for all your tips/consolation
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