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Discussion in 'Ride Reports & Pictures' started by outrunner, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. outrunner

    outrunner Well-Known Member

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    I thought I would go out for a wee run yesterday morning, dry, sunny if a bit cool but I did not get very far, 18 miles in fact when rounding a right hand corner I was faced with this.
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    The picture was taken looking back to the way I came.
    On seeing the mud I eased off the throttle and leaned my body to the inside trying to keep the bike as upright as possible and had almost cleared it when the front folded and down I went.
    I ended up sliding half on the verge and half on the road watching my bike sliding along the road and hearing it making expensive noises. Luckily the van I had passed about a mile back stopped and the driver helped me to pick up the bike and get it to the side of the road.
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    This picture shows the really expensive bits.
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    Side panel damage.
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    Lastly a picture showing the start of the marks where the bike hit the road.
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    Still, it could have been worse, at least I got up and walked away with nothing more than a bruised right knee and elbow and a slighty sore pinkie on my right hand and a ruined jacket and trousers which did a sterling job of keeping my skin intact.In my defense, if there is any defense for falling off, the sun was shining in my face and may have delayed me seeing the mud but a man of my age probably should have been driving a bit slower. While waiting for my local bike garage guy coming to pick me up I stepped out the distance and it was 70 paces from where the bike went down to where it stopped so that would be about 65/70 yards in old money. If you know anyone breaking a 2016 NC75X dct ..........................

    Andy.
     
  2. Barftone

    Barftone Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear this Andy. Important thing is you are OK...ish!
     
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  3. soho

    soho Active Member

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    Really sorry for you Andy. Do you not think it may be worth biting the bullet and getting it sorted on insurance ? All those little damaged parts plus the crank cover parts are all going to add up. Main thing though ? you're alright.
     
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  4. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    :eek::eek: :confused:Glad your OK auld fella :thumbsup:

    Fix it and carry on :respect13:

    Steve T

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  5. Lutin

    Lutin Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Ouch! Sorry to hear about this Andy. Hope the bruises heal quickly.

    The bike can be mended.
     
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  6. RickSkye

    RickSkye Active Member

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    Dam, thats tough, but glad you are ok mate.

    Its an awfull feeling when you first inspect the damage and realise the extent of it. But tempered by not having any serious injuries. And thanks for putting this up as it reminds all of us of winter riding conditions. Mud, leaves, salt ......
     
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  7. outrunner

    outrunner Well-Known Member

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    Not really Nick as I get discount from my local bike garage and free use of his premises/tools. As the bike is 4 years old with 57000 miles on the clock I reckon the insurance would write it off and give me next to nothing for it, that and the increases in insurance for both the bike and car if I claim make it worth fixing myself.

    Andy.
     
  8. Cabby

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    I'll write it off and give you next to nothing for it, Andy.

    Pahnd awight?

    Glad you're OK mate.... people over 60 shouldn't be riding bikes really.

    I wish my android emojis would work on here! :(
     
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  9. Lowflyer

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    Glad you ok Andy.
    So was the mud placed, eg tractor or the like ? or lack of ditching/flood remnants.
    Council up here used to form run offs, not any more, ditches can't cope, leaving all sort of debris on the road.
    On the bright side your middle finger is still operational, please salute Cabby in the time honoured fashion :rolleyes:

    Over sixties indeed :D
     
  10. Cabby

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    Oh..... except me. :D
     
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  11. outrunner

    outrunner Well-Known Member

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    John, it looks like the mud had been spread by a truck running a bit wide and moving the muddy verge over half the road. On the other hand, it could have been one of those bloody London cabbies who were parking their motors in fields. ;)


    Andy.
     
  12. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member

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    Ah,

    I see it now Andy, you are quite right, verge on the +ve camber, not ditched.
    Looks like a rascal has gone over on the verge, deposited some sh1t on the road and his mates ( or a cab :D ) have spread it to form a nice slimy surface for you.
    Pity, if you'd been a bit later, might have dried out in time, looking at the shadows cast by that hedge, unlucky I guess.
    Hope you get back on two wheels soon :ride:
     
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  13. Dee Dub

    Dee Dub Active Member

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    So easily done, especially at this time of year. The other day I was riding along a road that was almost straight, just a very slight curve, and both the front then the rear slithered around briefly. If things had been just slightly different, I could easily have been in the same situation as you but on a much less curved stretch of road.
     
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  14. Stuart D

    Stuart D Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Glad only your pride and soon your wallet are hurt, Christmas's is around the corner for new clothing. Helmet City have a sale on with some clothing. Take it easy.
     
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  15. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    Sh!t happens Andy.
    At least you are ok and it looks like a replacement casing will get you back on the road again.
    Good on you for getting out & about

    I had an off a couple of years ago in a freak blizzard/snowstorm, dust yourself down put it down to character building & get back on it old man

    Sent from my SM-A320FL using Tapatalk
     
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  16. RickSkye

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    So looking forward.

    Are there any other farkles you can do while you are repairing, may as well take the oportunity.

    My biggest fear would be getting ALL the crap out the inside of the engine, where it was ground away.
     
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  17. outrunner

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    Rick, over tha last 4 years I have got the bike pretty much how I like it so will just be a repair and cleaning bits that are herd to get to otherwise. When I took the casing off there was no sign of anything getting inside, dropped the oil and strained it through a sweaty sock :eek:, actually it was the leg off an old pair of tights, and there was nothing metallic in it, obviously new oil and filters will go in.

    Andy.
     
  18. Rubberchicken

    Rubberchicken Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't worry too much about stuff in the engine, it looks like more came out than went in so it would have to go upstream. ;)

    Either way, bugger. Expensive little mishaps and easy enough to do in this time of year with leaves and all kinds of other shit on the roads. Good time of year to be backing it off a tad.

    Hope you're not too sore...
     
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  19. Dee Dub

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    If I ask, I'll regret doing so. Instead I'll just hope you are able to keep warm.
     
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  20. DaveS

    DaveS Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Glad you’re ok Andy. It could have been a lot worse.
     
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