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    Default So this happened this afternoon.

    Old couple pulled out of a right side street at the last second. Nowhere for me to go. Tried to go around them. Thought I made it but the saddlebag caught the front bumper and spun me around.
    Of course the couple said they didn't see me.

    Everyone showed up. 3 witnesses, town police, state police, county sheriff, emt's and fire. Luckily I have a small road rash on left elbow and sore left ribs but no bad.

    Just glad my wife wasn't on the bike.
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    Default Re: So this happened this afternoon.

    Sorry for the mishap. I beep my horn all the time at people I don't think see me. Glad you are safe and with fairly minor issues, and glad you wife was not along as well. Just stinks with everything going on today....

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    Default Re: So this happened this afternoon.

    Glad you are OK. Damage to the bike looks fairly minor but who know how the insurance will rate it.

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    Default Re: So this happened this afternoon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Freebird View Post
    Glad you are OK. Damage to the bike looks fairly minor but who know how the insurance will rate it.
    Thanks Don & SpencerPJ. The left side took some damage also when the bike laid down after impact. Left side of fairing scratched along with the left mirror, left running light, left saddle bag and hinge and left speaker cover.
    Also left engine guard scratched and bent so left foot rest is bent. Also rear left saddlebag guard is bent and the reflector is gone. There were too many pics to post on the site.
    Can't imagine it not being totaled.
    Last edited by grubsie; 06-25-2020 at 05:21 PM.

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    Yea, you are probably right. They tend to total them pretty quickly. All that plastic adds up to a good bit of money.

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    Default Re: So this happened this afternoon.

    OUCH.

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    Sorry this happened to you. Glad you are ok and you wife wasn’t aboard. You might be sore for a couple days but it could have been terrible.

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    Glad you were able to walk away from that one, it does rattle you tho, when they pull out rite in front of you. Guess you will probably be bike shoppin this weekend eh.
    Take care and heal up quickly, I hope!

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    Default Re: So this happened this afternoon.

    Quote Originally Posted by grubsie View Post
    Old couple pulled out of a right side street at the last second. Nowhere for me to go. Tried to go around them. Thought I made it but the saddlebag caught the front bumper and spun me around.
    Of course the couple said they didn't see me.

    Everyone showed up. 3 witnesses, town police, state police, county sheriff, emt's and fire. Luckily I have a small road rash on left elbow and sore left ribs but no bad.

    Just glad my wife wasn't on the bike.
    I'm glad it wasn't worse, hope you heal well and get a bike back on the road soon.

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    Default Re: So this happened this afternoon.

    Glad you are safe.
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    Default Re: So this happened this afternoon.

    This kind of stuff scares me. Not so much for myself, but when I have Lisa on the back. It makes it even harder to maneuver these big beasts in a bad situation.
    Had a rear tire blowout on the freeway at speed a few years back, and I doubt I'd have been able to keep it up with her on the back.
    That's one of the reasons we're considering a Can Am for two up riding.

    I'm VERY pleased that your incident didn't turn out worse....hope it doesn't sour you on riding.....Law of averages says you should be good for a while.

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    Glad you got away with that one. Look like right side damage to me. Anywho thats one of the reasons I run a modulator on my headlight. If you cant see that you probably shouldnt be driving. That excuse must be taught to cagers when they get their licence.
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    It could have also been your right leg...am very glad to hear you are ok and still able to ride home. As mentioned before, the insurance company might end up totaling it. I am hoping they will agree to fix it this time.
    Keep On Riding!

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    Default Re: So this happened this afternoon.

    Glad to see you walked away.

    But

    That just sucks!

    I have come to the studied conclusion that 90% of the drivers on the road could not care less if they kill someone. I see a complete disregard for safety from nearly every car, truck and yes a lot of motorcycle operators on a daily basis.

    Then there are the people who are not physically capable of driving safely who still manage to keep a drivers license.

    Don't even get me started on the statistics where uninsured and unlicensed violations are concerned!
    TANSTAAFL

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    Default Re: So this happened this afternoon.

    Glad you're ok. Things can be repaired/ replaced, people can't, we're glad you're here to tell the story.

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