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Old 08-20-2015, 01:12 AM   #1
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Tried to avoid it, but I couldn't...

I was going west bound on North Braeswood at about 40 mph or so in the left lane and saw a car on a perpendicular side street controlled by a stop sign start into the intersection to make a left turn to head east bound. I was about 20-30 ft away from him. I let off on the throttle and made to swerve behind him as he crossed into my lane. I think he really did not see me as it was about 8:00 AM the sun was behind me and I was in the shade of the trees of the median. When he did finally see me I think he slammed on the brakes and I clipped his rear bumper. The dent was just on the plastic of the driver's side just at the corner about the side of a grapefruit. Of course I lost control, high sided, and slid about 15-20 feet to the curb. Could have been a lot worse, I think if I did not try to swerve I would have hit him square in the middle of the car. Luckily he has insurance, GEICO and they are accepting fault. Had a witness who was behind him say that he pulled out right in front of me. If he would have just continued at his rate I would have missed him.

My gear did its job. Helmet has some rash and the textile jacket has holes at the shoulder and forearm. I've got a sore neck, knee, and bruised hip. My bike is in worse shape. I truly loved that bike. It was comfortable, dependable, and a joy to ride. I'll post some picks when I find a good camera.
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Old 08-20-2015, 01:56 AM   #2
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What bike was it?

The camera on your phone works fine.
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Old 08-20-2015, 04:05 AM   #3
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Get better

I try and stay on the freeway as much as possible.
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yeah. I thought it'd be like riding with a condescending rossi.
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The camera on your phone works fine.
Maybe his phone doesn't have a camera. ...
Op glad you're ok. It could of been alot worst.
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:00 PM   #9
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What is really impressive is the the Happy Trails pannier rack took the impact of the bike sliding and is intact. The Givi box lost its top.

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Old 08-20-2015, 08:06 PM   #10
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I try and stay on the freeway as much as possible.
This was about 1 mile from home. No freeways go directly to my home.
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Glad your OK, Did ya B-slap the driver for sudden stop after cutten ya of? I'm sure you can find another bike that you'll love just as much.
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This was about 1 mile from home. No freeways go directly to my home.
Didn't mean it as a head comment at you man its just something I do. I realize no freeway ends at your door step. Heal up man!
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Old 08-22-2015, 09:58 PM   #13
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Didn't mean it as a head comment at you man its just something I do. I realize no freeway ends at your door step. Heal up man!
No worries man. Dropped the bike off at Mancuso SW for the estimate. Hope they don't total the bike. If they do then I'll buy it back and fix it up. Already thinking about swapping F3 forks, maybe front and back for better rubber selection.
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Did you go to the ER. I suggest you go ASAP if you havnt, that way if something shows up later you dont have to foot the bill. Sad day for the bonny. Glad you held up ok.
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No worries man. Dropped the bike off at Mancuso SW for the estimate. Hope they don't total the bike. If they do then I'll buy it back and fix it up. Already thinking about swapping F3 forks, maybe front and back for better rubber selection.
wow. thats a heck of a twistup
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Old 08-22-2015, 10:37 PM   #16
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Did you go to the ER. I suggest you go ASAP if you havnt, that way if something shows up later you dont have to foot the bill.
I have never understood this mentality. If you are seriously hurt, then sure, get medical care. If not, there is nothing wrong with a) doing nothing or b) seeing your family doctor
I have no clue where this myth about going to the ER somehow makes a stronger case for recouping losses came from. Even something like a broken wrist is still broken whether you have it initially worked up in the ER, at a cost of $3000, or at the office for a few hundred. The aftercare with an orthopedist is the same, regardless of where things started out. What you are in fact doing is a) driving up the cost of motorcycle, car, and health insurance for everybody (yes, including yourself) and b) adding to overcrowding, and taking up time and space in the ER "just to get checked out".
*again, this only applies if you do not have a life or limb threatening injury. If you think that going to the ER nets you more money, you are wrong.
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Actually.. you are the one being wrong.. you have no clue how this plays and how a technicality can gets you to pay for everything.. i have dealt with insurance companies twice.. and yes. Even when you end up at the ER. They look for any error from your part to avoid paying

Going to the ER is not to rip the insurance company.. it is to ensure you are taking the proper steps in order to file a claim if...and only if.. they find an injury that requires medical attention

It is all about the money.. and it is a legal matter either you like it or not
I think most emergency care places have a shorter wait time and can do x-rays. Problem going there?
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