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Old 04-02-2008, 10:54 AM   #1
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I dropped the two-fiddy this morning :(

On my way to work I-10 was clogged so I detoured through 610/Westheimer.

Was stopping at a light when I hit an oilslick or AC water. Whatever, Westheimer is very slippery just by itself. Put down my right foot, slipped again. Tried to compensate by holding the bike upright but it was too late.

Not much damage - scratches on the paint, mirror, turnsignal.

Naturally no cages stopped to ask if I was ok. Some idiot even honked when the light turned green and I was still benchpressing the bike from the concrete.

But I'm glad I got the "its a matter of when you lay it down" done in my book.

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Old 04-02-2008, 10:57 AM   #2
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it happens dude.... that is why everyone says get a 250 as a first bike cause the odds are good your gonna drop it. don't sweat it... chaulk it up to a learning experience and move forward with a lesson learned.
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:57 AM   #3
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jea westy is slick

wait till you have the i thought i put the kickstand down all the way rush!!!!!
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:58 AM   #4
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Glad your okay, the bike should be fine too! A little tlc and your good to go!
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:59 AM   #5
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Speaking of TLC... I need to pick up some maintenance on it. I haven't done squatt since I bought it.
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:01 AM   #6
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well it was about that time that i realize this was no girl scout!!
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:01 AM   #7
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live and learn, where in the lane were you, left right center?
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:02 AM   #9
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Glad you're ok! Keep your eyes peeled for that stuff on the road and adjust your position in the lane before you get to it. Cars tend to drip oil at stoplights. I try to line up with one of the wheel tracks where the road is usually cleaner.
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:14 AM   #11
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jea westy is slick

wait till you have the i thought i put the kickstand down all the way rush!!!!!
that was the worst!!! ... luckily, when it happened to me, i saved the bike with my leg! :/:

anyways ... yeah, always try to avoid the center of the lain, thats where cars drip most of their liquids. also, always look at the floor ahead of you when your coming to a stop, not only to not run over any liquids, but also to make sure that when you do stop, you dont plant your foot in some oil or something that will also make you slip and drop your bike.
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:22 AM   #13
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ive done that.....and its a whole new world of pain on a 600lb bike....ugh...talk about fukin your back up.



well its good to hear youre alright man! looks like selling the bike is outta the picture now.....or well, it will go ALOT cheaper...
It's not wrecked...

I had to get down and look really hard to find where it scratched.
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:23 AM   #14
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On my way to work I-10 was clogged so I detoured through 610/Westheimer.

Was stopping at a light when I hit an oilslick or AC water. Whatever, Westheimer is very slippery just by itself. Put down my right foot, slipped again. Tried to compensate by holding the bike upright but it was too late.

Not much damage - scratches on the paint, mirror, turnsignal.

Naturally no cages stopped to ask if I was ok. Some idiot even honked when the light turned green and I was still benchpressing the bike from the concrete.

But I'm glad I got the "its a matter of when you lay it down" done in my book.

Just thought I would share and raise my postcount.
You made me think of this guy
http://www.twtex.com/forums/showpost...03&postcount=1

althought i must say that his story was way funnier thanks for sharing yours and like folks say live and learn
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:26 AM   #15
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You made me think of this guy
http://www.twtex.com/forums/showpost...03&postcount=1

althought i must say that his story was way funnier thanks for sharing yours and like folks say live and learn
Hey the Ninja is even the same year/color. But yes his is way funnier.
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:34 AM   #16
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no biggie, the 250 ninja is tough man, did the whole turn signal break off, or just the orange cover? orange part broke on mine and it was a to get off, they aren't prethreaded (or at least what we got wasn't) and the screws are in tight. if it's the whole turn signal, i think it's only about 80 bucks for a new one from the dealer... i have no clue about mirrors though
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:36 AM   #17
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I've slipped a couple of times but got lucky.

btw if some a hole honked at me I'd have to just lay the bike back down and chase him... or get quick and chase him down. that would me off = / and yes that might be an immature statement but I know it would happen. I don't take honking kindly as I see it as aggression/anger
isn't your engine usually flooded when you lay a bike down? wouldn't that make it hard to chase him? not just trying to be an , i really thought that's what happens...
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:37 AM   #18
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no biggie, the 250 ninja is tough man, did the whole turn signal break off, or just the orange cover? orange part broke on mine and it was a to get off, they aren't prethreaded (or at least what we got wasn't) and the screws are in tight. if it's the whole turn signal, i think it's only about 80 bucks for a new one from the dealer... i have no clue about mirrors though

Nah, its just rashed a little on the bottom.

I'm gonna go to lunch and take some pics of it while im at it.
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:39 AM   #19
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ah i gotcha, i was thinking 'scratches on the paint' 'mirror' and 'turn signal' were all the things that happened, not scratches on all 3, k, well that's good. you can file those smooth, no biggie (not the ones on the paint of course)
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:42 AM   #20
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