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Newb on a 1000 vs. concrete wall....

I stole this from a Suzuki forum....it's sad...for the bike...

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21 year old bought bike. got checked out by service guys, said he rode dirt bikes. reved bike up several times. let loose of clutch and handful of throttle. made it about 50 feet, right into concrete wall. didnt have helmet strapped, it flew off. guy not hurt... poor bike. frame snapped at welds.. didnt look like weld didnt bond, but you can clearly see where 2 parts put together and impact broke it right in 1/2. 1/2 weld on each side of frame. im sure this is not frame issue. nothing was built to go head on into concrete wall. Is this the first totaled one??? possibly... it was ugly.. pics tomorrow. happend at 6:00 as we were shutting down shop. No insurance. Guy asked what do i do know? i asked if he had insurance. he said no he was going to get it monday. I said well you owe 12k for totaled bike... there suppose to look up parts in morning if fiche is even out yet, tho im sure parts are not available and this guy prolly cant pay cash to fix it. New riders are scarey!!! why do they think they need the newest fastest stuff out?








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See this is what happen when you get an unexperienced, on a power machine.......
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See this is what happen when you get an unexperienced, on a power machine.......
Exactly....but those 3 different maps will help. Oh wait...this bike had the 3 maps.



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Exactly....but those 3 different maps will help. Oh wait...this bike had the 3 maps.
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Wow that could be any Noob on any bike... THAT'S TOTALLY STUPID on part of the dealer and the Noob.... They should have never let him touch the bike without proof of insurance. With that being a new bike there might be that carry over insurance that they try to slip into the paper work, he needs to look closer at the fine print paper work.

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Damn newbs. The dealer should have known better. Did this guy even have his endorsement?
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That really suxs. and is why insurance for some insurance companies are so high. i wish people wouldnt be so stupid. hell i wouldnt even want to be on that thing if it was started up. im sticking to the 250. at least it aint got that much of a jump to it. i wonder if he was trying to spin the tire and forgot to hold the front brake. oh well its done now.
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You're right about that FT... But anybody doing this on any bike could have the same result...
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reved bike up several times. let loose of clutch and handful of throttle. made it about 50 feet, right into concrete wall.
It's more of a lack of common sense... that caused this.
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Atleast yamaha's welds would have taken the 50 ft full throttle run into the wall...

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Bet you're not willing to take that plunge...
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The frame breaking along the welds though doesnt mean much for the quality of welds they use. It should be stronger than the metal around it.

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Better there than on the street. This way at least he wasn't going 100+ when it happened. You can pick him up and beat him down instead of scraping him off the road.
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My insurance carries over when i went from My old 78' yamaha xs1100 wish i miss so much to my Sv650 i got last year first thing i did is asked insurance company and made sure everything was kosher.

wish i had pics of My old yamaha was my first bike.. and rode it like a champ
first thing i always do is check about insurance before i think about getting a ride.
Last note Common sense doesnt seem to common for some....

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Atleast yamaha's welds would have taken the 50 ft full throttle run into the wall...
I don't believe the wield had anything to do with it.. ..I believe now that a concrete wall might have....

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Atleast yamaha's welds would have taken the 50 ft full throttle run into the wall...
I wouldn't count on that.



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i dont think they consdier head on collisions with brick wall when designing the structural integrety of motorcycles...

way to go suzuki owners! you 'll get some spare parts for cheap im sure!
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