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Well, i'm starting this thread for a couple of reasons... 1, just to share... and 2 to help me decide what to do with my bike now!!

Lesson #1.... don't try to keep up with anyone!! Ride at your own comfortable pace!!! (Lesson I learned the hard way!).... Well, last weekend (sunday) i was riding down south in the twisties with some boys. I dont have much trouble keeping up with them in the turns, but on the straight aways, they leave me in their dust. Well, we had some nice straight aways, and they were gone. I had my lil gs up to 100 a couple times right before i went down, so i know i was going pretty fast when i crashed. I was trying to catch up! I came to a turn that i didnt see coming, was going way too fast and not anywhere near set up for it. I've been told that if i would have just leaned it over, it probably would have stuck, but i dont know... i was going pretty fast, and like i said, not set up for the turn. So, my choices.... go straight off into (LUCKILY) the cornfield, or do what i know is a nono and try the brakes. Well, at the speed i was going (w about a 5 ft. decline to the cornfield), my bike would have prob went flipping end over end, leaving me who knows where in the middle. So, i hit the brakes... she slid out real quick... sliding about 20 ft or so in the street and then 20 ft or so in the cornfield. Pics of the bike attatched... me, im ok.... had helmet, chaps, and leather jacket on. Some loose teeth, sore ankle, back and ribs (maybe broken rib) is all i got out of it. (someone is watching over my lil ass!!) Any other turn, and it would have been trees, a guard rail, etc... instead of a cornfield!!

OK... part 2... what to do with the bike now.... opt 1, of course... just fix it and keep or sell it... opt 2 (give me your opinion), turn it into a track bike (make it faster, etc) I would love to get into racing, i know they have 500 classes, and i know i wouldnt go pro on my gs, but is it insane to even go to the trouble?? It's a place to start. I've never been on a track, so.... opt 3... put big sprockets on it and just play!!

Opinions needed!!! Thanks, Nichole
 

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No full cov ins..... and def getting a bigger bike no matter what i decide to do w the gs.... was saying gsxr750, but after this... im not going any bigger than a 600!! Obviously im not ready for it!!!
 

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twisty said:
Well I have wrecked alot of bikes and I would go for option 2. It is not in that bad of shape and should be real ez for yourself to put back togather and track it out. Good luck!
ppl have told me that im crazy for thinking about tracking it out... its too slow they say... that is what i would love to do though... dream of racing!!
 

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wow, thanks guys for all of your input!! I was going at least 60 when i came to the turn, but not positive on my speed. I'm definately thinking of making it a track bike.... a few mods to make it faster, and i'll be good to go learn!! Maybe from starting on my lil gs, u guys will see me racing AMA races in a few years (yeah right, but a girl can dream, right...lol)!

3boyzNaBike..... thanks.. im ok.. like i said, just sore, and some loose teeth! 9 people have died in this area we were riding on motorcycles this year..... MY PLAN- beginning of spring i'm going to go ride this area all of the time... even if i have to go by myself... ride it easy... and learn the roads!!! I plan on knowing every turn out there next summer! One won't sneak up on me like that again!
 

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Captain Morgan said:
Send me a message when you're going to ride. I'll be more than happy to go along. Oh, and glad you're alright and that you want to get back on a bike again.

Thanks, and I will!!! Always better with a friend! And there is not many things that are going to keep me off of a bike!!! Cant stay away from my bikes! I learn something new everyday, and this was just one more very important lesson.... My girlfriends (the ones that dont ride..lol) tell me to just 'stay off of that bike'... i can't do it!! Not going to happen....lol
 

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Gas Man said:
Get back on your bike ASAP which ever one it is! Don't loose the itch and don't let it keep you off. Like the old saying....If the horse kicks you off, get right back on!!
Not just an old saying for me!! I grew up riding horses.... love them, but im allergic. I still ride though! I see that saying as more for the horse than the person, but i see what you are saying. Will be on the dirtbike next weekend! It's getting too cold for the street anyways.... good time for the dirt though! Picked a good time to trash my bike, i guess... i have all winter to work on it (and learn more about motorcycles), WINTER PROJECT!! Something to do all winter... YAY! And always interested in learning more about bikes.
 
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