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Old 11-06-2010, 04:21 PM   #1
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1st time down

Might as well get it out of the way early, right?

I was coming back from Motorcycles Unlimited to get my new chain lubed and cleaned. No problems all the way from FM 1960 to downtown. I turn off the freeway, and start to turn onto my street. About half way through the turn I realize I'm going too fast and turning wide. Push in more right, look through the turn, right? Well I looked at the curb heading straight for my front tire. Down I go.

The brake handle is bent, sight glass is busted, windscreen cracked, oil is all over the street, and my right rearset is snapped off. I'm a-ok though, and now have a far better understanding of entry speed.

Hopefully nothing major was damaged. I'll know more when I can get it by Motorcycles Unlimited.
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:22 PM   #2
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Sucks to hear. Glad you're OK
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:38 PM   #5
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blame Motorcycles Unlimited. shoddy work there.

i kid, i kid. all hail patrick and his cronies- no sarcasm here.

im glad you were able to post about it. it sucks going down. even more when it is so close to home.
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:56 PM   #6
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:51 PM   #7
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I think the only really major problem is the broken sight glass. I'm going to try my hand at fixing it. The bent brake handle, cracked windscreen, and snapped peg shouldn't be too hard to fix up on my own.

From what I understand I'll need to change the oil after changing the sight glass. I was wondering how necessary this is since I just had the oil changed not 200 miles ago.
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:42 PM   #8
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I think the only really major problem is the broken sight glass. I'm going to try my hand at fixing it. The bent brake handle, cracked windscreen, and snapped peg shouldn't be too hard to fix up on my own.

From what I understand I'll need to change the oil after changing the sight glass. I was wondering how necessary this is since I just had the oil changed not 200 miles ago.
Since changing the oil just implies draining the old oil and pouring in new oil, I'd say (especially since it's all drained) it's very important.

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Old 11-06-2010, 10:55 PM   #9
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I misread the instructions on the ninja 250 wiki. It just recommends draining the oil before changing the sight glass. That is a step I won't need to worry about. I'm just going to add oil to the recommended level.
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Sorry to hear you went down. Target fixation will get you everytime, I've done it myself.

As long as no shards of glass from the oil window got in the engine it's o.k., glass is silica = sand.
I typically like to change the oil just to make sure nothing got into the motor.
Make sure the clutch cover where the window goes is still concentric and is not cracked.
The handlebars are relatively easy to change, just don't strip the allen bolts taking them off as Kawi uses a ton of red Loc-tite on them.

Give me a shout Tuesday if you need anything.
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:33 AM   #11
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Misread your post, you said brake handle not handlebar.
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The engine stopped immediately, and I haven't turned it back on. A fair amount of oil has leaked out of the window itself, would that sufficiently flush the lines?
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The engine stopped immediately, and I haven't turned it back on. A fair amount of oil has leaked out of the window itself, would that sufficiently flush the lines?
Oil is dirt cheap, compared to engine issues, change the oil.
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Sorry that you went down, but for most it is just a part of riding. The most important thing is that your not seriously injured.
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Since changing the oil just implies draining the old oil and pouring in new oil, I'd say (especially since it's all drained) it's very important.

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Looked at it a bit more. I'm going to have to add a peg bracket to the total damage, the right one has a crack right where it holds the peg. Additionally, the upper fairing stay is the source of the body work damage.

I've ordered a sight glass, right peg, and windscreen. Hopefully I'll be back up and running sooner rather than later. With the fairing stay bent I may have to forgo the windscreen for a time though.
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I'm glad I'm ok too! I've taken that turn dozens of times with no problem, but familiar terrain is the most dangerous. It's a good thing I was fully geared up. I can't wait to get on my bike again!
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