rip: 2001 R6

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  1. YesterdaysGone

    YesterdaysGone Iced Out Platinum Member

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    yep. i laid it down. bad. i was going about 80 down highway 18 in federal way (WA) before the 167 interchange (the hill) and i hit gravel on the shoulder around the bend, and ended up in the side barrier. bike slid about 1/4 mile, and hit the cement barriers 3 times. i only hit once, but didn't have leathers on, so i took up a good bit of road rash. oh well, that just means i have to wait a few months to wait before i can ride again. you ever hear that everyone who wrecks their bike runs after the bike, instead of checking to see if they are ok?... i was just truckin down the highway after it... anyways, my story for the day. i am about to go to yamaha and get it estimated.
     
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    damn man that sucks.....hope you are ok....
     
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    YesterdaysGone Iced Out Platinum Member

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    ya, worst part is not being able to ride :sadwavey:
     
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    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

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    Slid at 80 into a concrete barrier with no leathers, and all you have is road rash? Count your blessings dude...

    If there is a good thing that comes out of a wreck, it's that you can learn what caused it and use that knowledge when you resume riding...
     
  5. Ronin

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    gravel on the sides = annoying danger
     
  6. Jujharoo

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    are you ok bro?
     
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    sucks, hope you're ok
     
  8. mnewell

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    What were you doing on the shoulder?

    Sorry you went down... Post pics of your rash.
     
  9. 98formyws6

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    damn, glad youre ok, what kinda gear were you wearing. how'd you hit the barrier, (what part of the body)
     
  10. YesterdaysGone

    YesterdaysGone Iced Out Platinum Member

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    hit the barrier after the bike came down (and was ahead of me) helmet first... helmet has a nice shatter on the top. wasn't wearing leathers, so ya, i was lucky - another guy was riding and wrecked in pretty close to the same spot about 3 days ago, and died.. but road rash is a good teacher. i am pretty scared to ride again, but my best bud is going to let me borrow his bike all next week, because he said "the longer you go without riding, the harder it is to get back on it". my mistake (i think) was that i usually hover my right foot above the back brake, and i think when i saw that i was gonna hit, i tensed up and stabbed the brake pedal hard. from now on my foot is going to be under the lever. bike was about 4,000 estimated, but i think i can cut some corners and get on it again for 2,000 i just need to get a new muffler, front brake lever, handle, and clutch cover? (right side cover, in front). rear subframe is bent about 1/4 inch, and there is cosmetic damage, but i can ride it with that for a while.
     
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    I hope you went to the hospital and got thoroughly checked out.
     
  12. Alt+F4

    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

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    So someone wrecked and died on the same road you travel on, and you still weren't wearing gear? :rolleyes:
     
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    FlameRedXJ Professional Lurker!

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    :werd:
     
  14. Esp69st

    Esp69st Who's talking about OIL... bitch you cooking

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    good thing you're are Ok... how bad is your road rash.

    btw. In reality I think for a bike to slide down the road for a 1/4 mile need to be going extremely fast.

    I've seen video's of bike crashing and sliding on the 1/4 track going faster then that and they don't go that far...

    but overall glad to hear you're OK. and please wear gear.
     
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    How bad is your road rash? I went down w/o leathers and had wayy too much rash to be able to ride right away like you are talking about. I think it took close to two months before it was all healed up.
     
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    Esp69st Who's talking about OIL... bitch you cooking

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    why can fucking people use their brain cells and fucking wear right protective gear. I hate when I see mother fuckers riding with a plain beater shirt and jeans.. you are not riding on a car is a bike.. I remember when I was a kid between 12 to 17 I used bust my ass everytime I felt off my bicycle and I was only going less then 20 mph.

    when it's 85 degrees outside I wait till 6 or 7pm to ride after the sun is coming down.. fuck, I'm sorry I just had to bend..

    LOL.
     
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    Yeah a lot of people after wrecks are more concerned with their bikes then there body, fucken adrenalin is crazy aint it. To bad it goes away :p
     
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    ps - glad to see you only had road rash
     
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    Thats sucks man, glad you're ok. I know what part of the highway you're talking about. Lucky to have just road rash.
     
  20. YesterdaysGone

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    steep hill. hwy18 is pretty harsh right there.
     

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