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Old 04-30-2014, 08:19 PM   #1
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Went Down Today

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Cold tire pressure checked before ride: 29psi front and rear per recommend specs
Plenty of tire tread left (measured before ride)
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Here's my story. Joy riding around the medical center, I was making a turn onto Kirby from Holcombe. Mid-turn bike slides underneath from me: Before the turn I did all my breaking and shifting and slowed down to 20mph. Here are my thoughts to what happened:

1) Lost traction due to the white paint line?
2) Chopped throttle? (which I don't remember doing)
3) Excess speed?
4) Combination of the three above?

I know I did not break in the turn. So, bike slides from underneath me, I'm sliding on the road watching my bike slide away from me, and people around me watching. Everyone asked if I was okay, I said I was fine when I got up and lifted the bike off the ground (it was pretty light with a full tank). Bike was already off when I got to it. I got her on the side stand. Then I walked it to the parking lot and assessed the damage:

786F4403 CB2A 412A B1C3 990C902D9EC6 zpslyhyrunb
7EC3C1BB 6F3A 4F4C 8467 016DD1B3954A zpsewajjbtz
B9B17C8F CEE4 4917 92E8 D85EC10BEFA9 zps9h7t7rvu
ED296A9A FAFD 4062 86B5 77C5424F9FF1 zps6qoidixv
4C448108 F144 42C6 8981 22FF28B14586 zpstlw6shwg
ECDF38A6 6C57 4B26 A5E8 E6E863994DAB zpshpkgts8o
78FBEBD9 8DE3 4295 861D E8DB08EEBD26 zps4evzp4zd
5F7E1EC6 CF32 4A6B AFA6 80FA1CE55E80 zpscahqjb4o

Pictures of the turn:
5220A267 6933 4382 882D F5E4EA8392D0 zpsmrcjrh9i
F338E005 F838 44BC 91B3 519FD247AC19 zpsqpf5qatd
E7DCB5A6 0EC0 48A4 A053 E36EDB934A2D zpsytjwdf8r

Gear Damage:
D49F26BD D570 452F A933 9A59D3E4EF92 zpsxflevqh7
4F521B54 64E0 4B58 A65C 392A45EF2454 zpsqv3ocape
2C88D90C 09AA 4F44 B730 6BE2FA836BE7 zpshkjb2gof

I walked away with no harm to me, except my ego and embarrassment. All my gear saved my skin from road rash. All of the damage to the bike is cometic; the bike isn't leaking any fluids. Most importantly, no one got hurt. So here's my story.

Last thing, does anyone know where I can go to get my brake pedal bent back? It still works, just feels weird being out of place.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:23 PM   #2
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Maybe hit the uneven part of the road. Upset the suspension and tucked the front. Glad your ok.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:33 PM   #3
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Gear ftw! Glad you're ok...now get back out there
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Don't worry about the ego , it happens to the best of us, at least you were smart enough to wear your gear even riding slowly at the medical center. Cosmetic will be fixed in no times and you did not get hurt... Learn from it and use it as a good experience.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:55 PM   #5
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:17 PM   #7
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No video no care lol. Your brake lever on a vice and some vice grips and bend it back. Or use a bfh
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:21 PM   #8
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Edit: It was Holcombe/Greenbriar not Holcombe/Kirby. Better view of the turn:

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7062...xuePcIZZIQ!2e0
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:22 PM   #9
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No video no care lol. Your brake lever on a vice and some vice grips and bend it back. Or use a bfh
hah, those go pros are stupidly expensive!
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:35 PM   #10
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All of the above. + lost focus/thinking about strange?
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:44 PM   #11
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Maybe oil/water ON the paint. Slicker than owl
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:58 PM   #12
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(unless theyve changed the design) those front signals can push into the fairing and crack it. Maybe get some flush signals
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(unless theyve changed the design) those front signals can push into the fairing and crack it. Maybe get some flush signals
on my long list of to do's. Next purchase was going to be frame sliders, oh how things fall into place. lol
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Just don't crash lol. As for video get a cheap one.
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Just don't crash lol. As for video get a cheap one.
I try to avoid crashing as much as possible. lol I have an old Sony Cybershot I was going to rig up but it's at my brother's house in Alief.
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use a torch to heat the lever when you try to bend it back, so it wont break on you.
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use a torch to heat the lever when you try to bend it back, so it wont break on you.
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I'm just going to replace the whole thing, it's only $9.85 for the lever and seems pretty easy to remove and install.
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I'm just going to replace the whole thing, it's only $9.85 for the lever and seems pretty easy to remove and install.
thats cheap!
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:06 AM   #20
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Yep, $21.71 shipped for the rear brake lever, c-clip, right bar end and screw. All OEM parts from partzilla.com
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