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post #1 of 86 (permalink) Old 04-07-2006, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well guys, the inevitable has happened.

My day was going great yesterday. My girlfriend had called me to see if i would bring her swipe card for the resrtaunt that she works for. No problem. I got geared up and took it to her.

After I gave her the card I was on my way and decided to go out to the interstate which is only an 1/8th mile away from where she works, and then go back to home through town. So im going down there interstate and the traffic is moving slow as hell and there was a lane blocked off.

Aparently they were painting new lines on the road! Well of course you cant avoid getting some overspray on your ride so i waited until the cars in front of me went through and then sped up fast so not much got on the R6. Of course it did. I hate that, dosent matter if its on my bike or my truck.

Well, I finally got to the downtown exit and started going down the street to downtown. Got to down town and was going to ride around for a little bit then head home. Once i got into downtown my gas light came. I thought to my self ok, I will just head over to the normal gas station I go to and then head home.

So I am on the way to the gas station only a mile and a half from my house I come up to a line of cars that were stopped because the one in front was trying to make a left turn in traffic.

I come up to the back of a jeep cherokee and stop a few feet shy of it. About 10 seconds later i hear a loud screeching, then before i knew it BAM. Im flying through the air. I land and the bike lands a little on top of me. HOLY **** did this just hapen??? She rearended me at about 40 mph! Sandwitching me between her and the jeep that was in front of me. I hit the ground hard but i didnt really slide much. My side was in mad pain and it took a good 20 min for me to even get up. Not 5 min later there were 15 cops on the scene with fire dept and then the ambulance.

The Dumb Ass girl that rearended me didnt even see that everyone was stopped in the lane so she came into the left lane to get out of the traffic from the right lane.

Well, i didnt take the ambulance ride to the hospital thought i was fine at the moment. I ended up going about a hour later and got my girlfriend to take me. At least it was the fastest er visit i have ever seen. Only 4 hours.

It turns out, I have a brusied hip, uper and lower left leg are bruised pretty bad, sore neck, over extended right ankle, and minimal rash on my left leg.

I was wearing my normal gear, helmet, jeans, joe rocket jacket, and some oretty thick shoes.

My baby is totaled out, she will never ride again. I went today to the towing company to get the papers and stuff out from under the back seat. The key broke off in the ignition after the wreck.

Thats just great, riding season just really got super nice and now i dont have a ride!

Well I will post some pics on here as soon as they get approved and all that. they arent great(from my cell phone) but they are decent.

Im just sad and sore as hell now. My baby that I drove off of the showroom floor with the odometer reading 000000 is now gone.
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post #2 of 86 (permalink) Old 04-07-2006, 03:53 PM
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That sucks.

I hope my 000000 mile baby lasts a looooong time.

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Glad to hear you are ok man. That is the wreck I fear the most. Unfortunately it happens way too often. You should get a nice fat insurance check to get you a brand new 06 000000 baby though.

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post #4 of 86 (permalink) Old 04-07-2006, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys, It sucks pretty bad. They gave me a Rx at the emergency room for some muscle relaxers i have never heard of and something else i ddnt know. They really dont seem to help much at all.

I will post some pics on here as soon as they geet approved.
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Oh man, thats horrible!!! My condolences on your loss but glad to hear that you made it out okay, it could have been so much worse for you!! finding a new baby!

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[QUOTE=Jlb600RR] Oh man, thats horrible!!! My condolences on your loss but glad to hear that you made it out okay, it could have been so much worse for you!! finding a new baby!

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good thing ur alright and able to ride again hopefully soon...
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That sucks donkey balls!!

I approved your pics. I hope you fell ok....cause tomorrow is going to suck!

Why didn't she see anybody! Was everybody pretty helpfull with you?




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Sorry to hear that. That is definitely the type of accident I fear the most. Did the idiot who hit you get a ticket? Beaten? Something?
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sorry to here what happen to you and your baby but glad you made with just a few bumps and scrapes glad your ok
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Here they are, they arent the greatest pictures (from my cell phone), The black car is the one that sandwiched me between it and the white jeep.

I dont know about yall but it was awfully hard watching the tow truck guy winching it across the pavement onto the flat bed.

As of right now, The er gave me a rx for some pain killers and muscle relaxers. They arent helping much at all right now. They were ones I have never heard of. Oh well
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man, you are so lucky to only be sore.

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man, you are so lucky to only be sore.

no joke
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that sucks AUR6! Atleast you are still alive. A few bruises will go away over time. Hope you heal soon, and get a 06 R6.
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that sucks AUR6! Atleast you are still alive. A few bruises will go away over time. Hope you heal soon, and get a 06 R6.
You will be sore for a few days. A trip to the dealer to lay claim on a new bike curtsey of the Biotches insurance will help ease that pain.

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A trip to the dealer to lay claim on a new bike curtsey of the Biotches insurance will help ease that pain.
that beotches insurance better pay out!
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Letís hope she had insurance.

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This is why they say flash your tail lights at the cars coming up your rear and always leave yourself a out.

I know I am always looking in my mirrors at least until I have one car stopped behind me...




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Another reason you will rarely see me stopped directly behind another vehicle. I usually stop to the side. If I get smashed from behind. Hopefully I wont get smashed in-between the two.

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Thanks everyone for all the good thoughts and words. This is a testament on how good this forum is and for everyone here.

It should be a pretty good pay off, hell she was practically brand new with only 3100 miles on it. Never been laid down, there wasnt even a scratch on it.

I plan on getting everything out of it:

The bike
The taxes paid on it
Jardine titanium can
custom under tail w/integrated turn signals
Michelin pilot power front and rear, they had less than 200 miles on them
the er visit
the Rx filled
my sunglasses that got all bent up

If anyone thinks of something else to claim that would be great. The exhaust and undertail were the only aftermarket things on it.

Again thanks to all and hopefully I will be back riding soon. This wreck isnt going to deter me from participating in the greatest sport out there.

Hmmmmm, maybe I could claim a full aftermarket exhaust......
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Its hard to claim aftermarket pats at all. Insurance will usually pay for factory stuff but it almost always higher than the aftermarket stuff. That puts cash towards other parts. On a total loss like it seems you have. It may be tuff to get much more than a replacement bike.

Don't forget to claim you jacket, cloves, helmet and any other gear.

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