03-17-2004, 03:53 PM
Not bad though. This stupid ass old lady pulled right out in front of me on my way to werk this afternoon. she pulled out and i hit the brakes and swerved. the left fromt of my bike hit her in the right rear quater panel. thank god i didnt go over.
i had just left the dealer from having my first service. their price for damage and labor is 678.52
56001-0005 MIRROR ASSY. LH 78.05
55028-0005-235 COWLING,UPP,LH,C.T.B 117.48
55028-0007-235 COWLING,CNT,LH,C.T.B 211.17
56052-0157 MARK,LOWER COWLING,NIN 17.66
03-17-2004, 03:56 PM
Damn...that sucks at least it aint that bad and you didn't get hurt. Same here in AZ...gotta watch out for those kinda drivers. One word of advice...keep your old stuff and sell it on Ebay...wait a bit for the bikes to get out there....you would be surprised how much people pay for broken plastic on ebay.
03-17-2004, 04:10 PM
glad to hear your ok... Dont tell me this happend on your 10R :shock:
03-17-2004, 04:12 PM
great advice, i fixxed my 99zx9 off of ebay
03-17-2004, 04:14 PM
yep its my only i sold my zx9 monday
03-17-2004, 05:33 PM
Glad to hear that you are ok...I hate to hear about motorcycle accidents.
03-17-2004, 05:57 PM
Too Funny!!! (No Offense). You've hurt your 10R while most of us are still waiting impatiently for ours to arrive! Sorry about the luck. On a side note... I am fully for women having equal rights with men. Equal pay, equal opportunity, equal rights etc... BUT, I do think that they should not be allowed to drive. Anyone else with me?
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03-17-2004, 05:59 PM
the only thing that scares me on the road is people pulling out infront of me. During the day, if im comming up on a car waiting to pull out, i just flash my brights on and of untill i pass them to make sure they see me, who cares if they get mad, i'd take them being mad over me being dead any day.
03-17-2004, 06:03 PM
women drivers = no survivors
03-17-2004, 06:57 PM
trikchop :( :(
bad luck mate....are you the first person in the world to ding a 10R...sorry. :wink: :(
at least your OK mate. :mrgreen: :wink:
03-17-2004, 07:12 PM
My safety tip to share with the world. 8)
When riding motorcycles you will have many instances where you will be approaching a car getting ready to pull out of a driveway, parking lot or side road in front of you. As you approach (sometimes at a high rate of speed) it might be difficult to tell if the car is moving or how fast or slow the car may be moving. Because you are moving, the cars surroundings seem to shift even if the car is sitting still. As you approach, check the wheels!!! It is easy to see the slightest bit of movement (rotation) in the wheels, much easier than if the car is creeping forward. I have done this for more years than I care to mention and it will give you a few vital tenths of a second extra warning. I used to work in a motorcycle shop and I have told a lot of people about this. One customer even came back to thank me for saving his life with this tip. If you get really good you can also use this trick when driving next to cars. You can actually see the front wheels change direction before the slack in the tires and suspension catches up and the vehicle starts to change direction. 1 or 2 tenths of a second might just be enough to avoid trouble.
Glad yer ok! And at least yer not the first!
03-17-2004, 10:51 PM
i second zeta xray's opinion, there are many tricks to staying safe, and this one is the most important. this one has saved me more times than i can count, and if you do it enough, it'll become second nature when coming up on a car to watch the tires