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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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My Blue Baby Is Gone.

Sad to say the bike I waited so long for is now history. Last Sunday a lady braked hard in front of me and I went over the bars and landed face first on the pavement. The bike is totaled. I'll be depressed until I can get a new one. I really loved that bike. It may not appeal to everyone but it sure did to me. Kawasaki did one hell of a good job on the 14.
I was wearing all my gear, so that saved me from haveing my face reconstructed or worse. I was in the hospital for 2 days. Broken right thumb, broken left ring finger, 8 stitches inside of my mouth, a huge gross contusion above the left knee. Ouch. I hope I can find a replacement as all of the 06 production run is sold. No bikes that have not been orderd are being shipped.
You can view the carnage here:
http://homepage.mac.com/davidchuba/Z...0Crash%20Page/

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I hate to hear that. Hope you find another soon and get well enough to ride it too. How many miles did it have?

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Just got it back from first service. 625 miles.
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Sad!

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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 07:45 AM
 
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to hear that man. with the recovery and getting a new ride.



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to hear that man. with the recovery and getting a new ride.
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Ouch. Glad to see you're alright, good thing you had your gear on...
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 11:59 AM
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thats horrible, my condolences, glad to see you were okay tho!!
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 03:37 PM
 
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That broads insurance paying for it or what? Or since you were behind her, it's your fault?
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Sell what you can to make some money back. Not sure if it's paid off or whatever but I'm sure people are looking for parts.
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Sorry to hear you wrecked that bike. them are beastly things aint they?

Glad you were wearing your gear though, you're still alive to talk about it because of that stuff.
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FasterThanStink,
Damn dude. Very sorry to hear about the Bike, but I am Very glad to hear you are alright. The bike can be replaced. There are still quite a few dealers with them currently in Stock.
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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-20-2006, 06:58 AM
 
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That broads insurance paying for it or what? Or since you were behind her, it's your fault?
In PA if you rear end someone it's your fault. And you will get cited for not following at a safe distance. Pretty much no matter what...you hit someone from behind you are at fault.



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Pretty much no matter what...you hit someone from behind you are at fault.
Its the same in FL. probably it doesnt matter what state you're in the law will likely be the same everywhere.
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to hear that man. with the recovery and getting a new ride.

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Was looking at the pics....How did the jacket hold up? was it meshy or leather? I didnt see a pic of the jacket.
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Was looking at the pics....How did the jacket hold up? was it meshy or leather? I didnt see a pic of the jacket.
Good question...



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Solid leather jacket held up fine. Some scrapes and two small tears.
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post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-20-2006, 03:29 PM
 
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dam, new 14 gone. sucks. aleast u lived to ride another day, and from lookin at the pics, u gota alota parts u can sell too
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Glad to hear you are OK. Let me know if you really have trouble finding a replacement but you should be able to find one not far from home.

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