i got clipped by a car riding last night at 50mph...

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  1. laydback

    laydback New Member

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    some dumb asshole cut into my lane on the highway last night and clipped my front tire... i went sideways then down on the right side and slid for a bit... slight roadrash on my knee... no other scrapes... the frame slider did an awesome job protecting the engine, however my tail is cracked, my brake lever, acelerator are rashed as well as all but one panel on the right side... progressive is coming out on tuesday to evaluate the damage so i can get the puppy fixed

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    havent taken any after pics because i want to cry every time i look at it :wtc:
     
  2. Morgan06

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    Glad you're okay bro. :eek4:

    CT cagers FTMFL.
     
  3. muya

    muya Patiently waiting.

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    did he stop?
     
  4. laydback

    laydback New Member

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    no he kept going like nothing happened, he never saw me and he prolly just thought he hit a pothole or something kicked up from the road.
     
  5. Snafu

    Snafu more than meets the eye

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    Glad to hear you're ok for the most part. What kind of gear were you wearing?
     
  6. laydback

    laydback New Member

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    helmet, joe rocket honda jacket, icon gloves, pair of express jeans and a very strong pair of hightop jordans

    everyone asks me why i wear jordans and honestly their sturdier then some of the riding boots that are sold and their way more comfortable
     
  7. Figori

    Figori Taking BRC to the EXTREME. OT Supporter

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    Seems to me the Jeans were your only weak-point. Glad to hear you're okay. Good luck on the bike, mate. She's a beaut.
     
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    what kind of jordans?

    i don't like wearing boots.
     
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    wear brighter clothes. i'm only assuming that you were wearing all black.
     
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    i wasnt wearing all black, plus it was still somewhat light out.... i have multiple leds on the bike that were all lit and my highbeams were on too... he merely didnt pay attention...different clothes wouldnt have changed anything
     
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    Snafu more than meets the eye

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    Stock exhaust?
     
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    yeah, thats true
     
  14. laydback

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    yes.... my carbon fiber akrapovic is payed for but currently on backorder

    i cant wait to get it :noes:
     
  15. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

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    GET OFF MY LAWN!
    were you in his blindspot?
    From the way you say it happened, it sounds like you were.
     
  16. Emanon

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    Beat me too it.

    Glad you are ok. We can always buy more bikes.

    If they came over and clipped your front....watch your riding positing. Still their fault but sounds like you were riding in their blind spot.

    Again glad you are ok.
     
  17. laydback

    laydback New Member

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    i was riding parallel to his front window, i couldnt have been missed if he looked...he swerved into my lane real quick like it was a sudden "oh shit im going the wrong way" reaction
     
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    Sorry to hear man!

    Damn cagers.
     
  19. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    That's kinda why you don't ride next to people on the highway. Crossing intersections, and on smaller roads, yes. This is to prevent someone from turning into you.
    On highway, you either pass em real quick, or you stay behind them, for exactly this reason.
     
  20. laydback

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    well it was technically the beginning of an offrand on 91... exit 35a-b.... a goes towards bloomfield and b goes towards manchester, it was 2 lanes and they split and go their own seperate ways
     
  21. LiveSideways

    LiveSideways Two bitches at the same time, synchronized swimmer

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    Glad you're ok. Getting hit by cars is no fun.
     
  22. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    oh, well that's gay.
    I'll watch out for the same thing now.
    Glad ur okay.
     
  23. Morgan06

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    91N at the 291 change?
     
  24. aim2kill

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    good to hear your ok, and gl on the bike its purdy :bigthumb:
     
  25. laydback

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    yes!!!!!!! fucking asshole :mad:
     

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