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Hey all I had Was driving my bike the guy ahead if me braked hard so I did aswell and well lost control and had to put the bike down on the left side ... My insurance company has it and is doing the estimate I'm just wondering is it worth fixing or if I should just buy a new one ... I got an 09 250r but I have been wanting to upgrade to something bigger any suggestions in what to do?
 

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Never enjoy hearing about accidents here, but by the sound of it you are ok, which is all that matters.

Is the damage really bad or just cosmetic? If it is only plastics and minor stuff, then you can have some fun with maybe a new custom paintjob etc.

How did you end up loosing control? Was it inexperience in that situation, weather conditions, or were you too close to the vehicle in front?
Perhaps some additional practice at emergency braking would be recommended just to ensure that something like this doesn't happen again.
I see from your other posts that you have been riding for a year now, and I certainly hope that you are a careful rider not reckless. I'm not trying to lay blame, just trying to understand the situation better!
 

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Hey yeah I'm fine I'm more mad at myself about it then anything... I looked down to sapped check and when I looked up the guy was turning right and I was just way to close I slammed on the front brake as hard as I could and I dunno what really Happend the front wheel went left and so did the rest of the bike.... I think it's mostly the plastic but I dunno I couldn't get it to start after so it's a wait and see game now
 

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You may have flooded it while it was on it's side, pretty common. Have you been able to get it started since?
Make sure the kill switch is not on(Easy to miss sometimes) and then maybe check that the battery is ok and not damaged.
Let us know hoe you get on.

Sounds like you grabbed just the front brake, and you suffered from what is known as a lowside where the front wheel as washed our from under you and the bike has gone down. I would suggest learning to activate both brakes in an emergency by playing around in an area where there is no traffic like a large carpark. Get yourself up to a certain speed and practice hard braking. First, use only the rear, then only the front, then both front and rear and gauge the differences. Rear only will be the longest stopping difference, front slightly shorter, and both is the most effective.
Try not to anticipate too much, or find a start point that you use like a line on the ground and use it every time.
You can never known when you an incident like you experienced is going to happen, but if you can better prepare you body reactions by practice, next time you find yourself in this situation you will be better prepared, and hopefully not have an accident.
 

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Ye thx for the tips my insurance company has the bike right now and they are going over it I think the battery is fine as all the lights came on but when I went to push the button nothing no click no anything
 

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My accident was somewhat similar. I did the same thing as you and grabbed the front break and didn't touch my rear brake. Took about a second after that for my bike to be sliding on the concrete. Sad thing was I was more worried about my bike being okay than me! Lol
 
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