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Old 11-05-2008, 08:28 PM   #21
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Glad ur ok and hope you get ur bike going soon! Same thing happened to me last Thurs. Oddly enough, it was also a BMW. I was lucky and did not go down, but I think I almost did a "stoppie" on a katana I practice quick stops and quick turns when I'm bored. Either on my street or in a parking lot. I believe that is the reason I did not go down... or maybe just luck!
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:33 PM   #22
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:34 PM   #23
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The important thing is you made it out in good condition. The bike and gear are easily replaceable.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:34 PM   #24
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No doubt you were in their blind spot. Always be aware and stay out of those blind spots especially if it's an SUV. It seems you really over reacted and hit the brakes way to hard. Look all you need to do to not get hit by a car is make it miss you or you miss it by about 2 inches. I think that's the biggest mistake people make is thinking you need several feet between you to come out safe. That thought will cause you to slam the brakes on. I've missed more accidents than I can count by just barely skimming by without panicking.
I agree. If you think about it, the next time you're on the road, be it on your bike or in your cage, most cars/suvs are not that wide. They are certainly not as wide as the lane itself. You have more room than you think to evade a vehicle switching into your lane, even within your own lane. Your bike is not more than 32-36" wide more or less. When you lock up, let go, then re-apply the brakes if need be... just don't keep it locked. Just get out of the way if possible. Your bike is nimble enough to do so.
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:36 PM   #25
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my guess is you over-reacted, and slammed on teh brakes . vs easing on the brakes. once locked up what should you have done?

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Old 11-05-2008, 09:37 PM   #26
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And to the guy who wrecked... Doesnt look too bad. Hope you heal up soon and get back on 2..
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:51 PM   #27
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:08 PM   #28
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We all gotta remember there is always room for a bike to go around both sides of a fast stopping car. Or between a merging car and the curb. Brakes are a measure of last resort in my opinion, but most often called upon. Panic is the word today. Avoid it, you can usually avoid the concrete.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:33 PM   #29
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Sorry to hear. I hope you won't stop riding, but rather learn from this.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:18 AM   #30
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It was great, hearing all of the support from suggestions from all of you. I definitely learned from this. Hopefully, I'll be on my bike soon.
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:22 PM   #31
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It's good for us too, ep. You got a lot smarter (and got a day off) and we all get a little smarter.

See you back on the roads when you're ready!
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:42 PM   #32
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ep, if you need any help with the bike let me know, i'm probably not far from you at all. (TC Jester & 18th area).

i'm sure we can determine where the oil and coolant is leaking from and how much it would cost to replace the broken bits.

sorry to hear about the incident.

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Old 11-06-2008, 04:06 PM   #33
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:04 PM   #34
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ep, if you need any help with the bike let me know, i'm probably not far from you at all. (TC Jester & 18th area).

i'm sure we can determine where the oil and coolant is leaking from and how much it would cost to replace the broken bits.

sorry to hear about the incident.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:15 PM   #35
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personally i would file the insurance claim, as well as make sure the police report notes that there was another vehicle that caused it. i would think your insurance will cover the damage to the bike as well as the damage to your gear.
figure cost of a new helmet, new jacket, plus repairs....thats going to add up!

glad you are able to walk away from it.
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