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Old 10-11-2007, 11:34 AM   #1
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i wrecked last night and totalled my friends bike.. omg it hurts

last night me and 2 other friends were riding, everything was going well and my friend kept mentioning how his cbr600rr feels alot different handling wise as opposed to my zx6r. he always has trouble hanging with us and when he's ridden our bikes it feels alot more stable. at around 330am we decide to trade bikes, i ride his bike he rides mine.

start riding, feels weird, but still not bad. turn comes up, i lean in a little and take the turn and the bike feels fine, felt like a little toy. next turn comes up, i start leaning in again probably around 60% of my skill level as opposed to 90% like i do with mine, hit a bump and rear tire just let go. i had my body hovering over the seat so that all the weight was put on the pegs but that didn't do much traction wise. the sides of his tire still seemed slick and un-worn as opposed to my tire that's worn up until half a cm at the edge, so i'm guessing i hit that patch of tire through the turn and this is when the fun started.

i can't clearly remember, but i believe i lowsided somehow getting thrown off the bike. as soon as i got tossed off at around 60mph i started sliding on the concrete tumbling around for what felt like forever, curb comes up and i hit it HARD with my left hip and then fly over it and land on the other side of the street laying there in the middle face up. it feels like i was spinning out of control the whole time and all i remember was my helmet kept hitting things and my visor getting more and more scratched up.

as soon as i come to a stop, i hear my friend yell Costas! and start running towards me. security guy shows up also and asks if i'm okay. didn't feel like i had broken anything and was able to walk with a limp but my hip/leg HURT like a mother fkr and still does. i was wearing full gear like i always do minus leather pants so i came out without any scratches, my helmet on the other hand, one glance at it and you can tell it clearly saved my life. visor turned white from all the scratches and one big chunk of it from the side got scraped off near the side of my helmet. gloves got a tiny little hole but not enough to have contact with cement + skin. jeans held up fine amazingly, slight wear on the side i hit my hip but nothing too noticeable. boots got scuffed up a little as well but my ankles and feet held up just fine with nothing sprained.

i can barely move my right middle finger and ring finger, yesterday i could bend it but today it feels like it stiffened up and its kind of swollen.

as for my friends bike.. i probably owe him 5 grand now. he has liability + theft coverage so this wouldn't be covered under his policy. i called up my brother and we loaded the bike up on a truck and took it to my friends storage facility. in about 30 min i'll probably leave to go see a doctor about my hip and fingers. its getting hard to walk so something aint right. hope i make a quick recovery so i can start riding again.. my own bike this time.

ps- wrecking sucks .
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:38 AM   #2
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whoa, sorry to hear costas! Hope its not too serious. Give me a call if you need anything
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:38 AM   #3
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that sucks, especially on someone else's bike.
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:41 AM   #5
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man that sucks... sorry bout your friends bike.. glad your not all tore up.. speedy recovery to you man..
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:41 AM   #6
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what kind of damage to the bike are we talking about?
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:42 AM   #7
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....i didn't realize you weren't on your own bike...that sux . tell chris to bring the bike by my place and i'll get ya'll an estimate and get it all fixed up for you.
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:43 AM   #8
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sounds like a familiar story....roommate crashed a friends bike....now it needs some TLC to be on the road again

Glad you made out alright all things considering.
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:43 AM   #9
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glad ur ok sir ...
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:47 AM   #10
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That is one thing that has always worried about crashing a bud's bike or them crashing mine. I don't think I would ride a bike without knowing it had full coverage.
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:49 AM   #11
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glad it didn't come out worse.....and if you got thrown off the bike, you high-sided. high sides can happen from a number of things.....i highly doubt it was because the tire wasn't worn on the sides....especially when you only are riding 60%.....it was most likely road/rider error....hope you have learned something from this, other than not to ride someone elses bike.
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:54 AM   #14
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that is tough, heal up quick.
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:57 AM   #15
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your insurance may cover it due to the fact that you were on a borrowed bike with the owners permission. Glad you are ok, now you just gotta breakout that bad a$$ camera and shoot some pics. But get better first. I'm sure you'll keep us updated as to your condition after seeing the doc.
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glad you are all right, hopefully the Dr. tells you nothing serious. As for your friends bike, IF you have insurance coverage you could claim it under your insurance. I don't know if it has to be full or just liability, maybe someone in insurance field could chime in and tell us.
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:03 PM   #17
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what kind of damage to the bike are we talking about?
whole front end is all sorts of messed up, handlebars are bent in every which way, fairings are toast, brakes ripped off, seats are torn up, rear brake lever broken off, everything on the bike really incl lights and everything are just gone. that bike went through , frame seems fine though. all makes sense as to why ppl prefer not to ride on street. i had just ordered some track pants also and was planning on going to msrh soon after they got here. i'm about to leave in a bit and see if i can get an xray of my hip bc now my right leg is starting to hurt a bit too.

what a painful lesson, could have been worse that's for sure. i wonder why the the handling was so much different.. rear tire was sorta chickenstripped on his bike but i was on the side of the tire so what gives. i didn't get any steering wobble either. i go through bumps all the time on my bike w/out any issues, especially that night, my friend had commented how i'm getting alot faster but i guess i tried to apply the same level of skill on his bike but it somehow bit me in the . bunch of fail.. thanks for all the support everyone, i hope i make it out fine. probably should have been rushed to the hospital that night but didn't wanna scare my parents plus those medical bills aint cheap =X
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sux to hear Costas


BTW, what brand and model gear did you have on?
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how squared off was his tire?


that could have made a huge difference
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