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Well, today I had my first real accident. I came up on a green light and it turned yellow right before it went through, I checked both ways to make sure nobody would jump the green light, and looked back forward to find the car that had been aways in front of me, had decided to stop dead in the middle of the road. I hit the brakes and tried to swerve, but was unsuccessful. I hit the rear right side of his car with the front left of my bike, and was thrown 10 ft in front of his car. Luckly I was wearing full gear, (helmet, padded textile jacket, and gloves). My helmet had 2 dents on the side and front, and I am pretty sure it was my knee that dented the back of his car, cause it hurts like heck. After all that, I have a sore back, leg, and no more Ninja :( I will be posting pictures soon.
 

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Damn, sorry to hear that man!! At least you were smart enough to wear gear, I see alot of idiots with shorts, flip-flops, a tee shirt, and no helmet!! Best of luck, hope you feel better and get back on a bike with lessons learned!!
 

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Sorry to read mate! Bikes are replaceable, lives aren't.. I hope you have a speedy recovery!

Good that you were wearing gear too - why anyone rides without a helmet (be it law or not in your respective country) is beyond me.

Do you have insurance at all?
 

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Yeah, I am sure glad I was wearing it too. I am much happier with being sore today, than having broken bones. And yes, I have insurance on it.... I dont remember if I got full or just liability, I will have to check on monday. I hope I was smart enough to get full... cause then fixing or buying a new bike would be much cheaper.
 

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Yeah, I am sure glad I was wearing it too. I am much happier with being sore today, than having broken bones. And yes, I have insurance on it.... I dont remember if I got full or just liability, I will have to check on monday. I hope I was smart enough to get full... cause then fixing or buying a new bike would be much cheaper.
Full= shoping fixing it back to where it at least was before wrecking it....:thumb::thumb:








 

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Ouch..

though.. swerving and braking at the same time.. don't do that.. ever

watch a twist of the wrist 2 on youtube and you'll understand, and it'll enhance your riding skills for sure. It's actually quite an entertaining video.. sort of watching the "discovery channel for motorcycles"

will also help you gain some confidence back
 

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It's good to hear your ok, could have been a lot worse. Gear is a life saver for sure, it takes about 3 minutes to gear up and avoid a lifetime of hurtin.
It's hard to say if it's worth fixing, myself I would part it out and get another one cause it'll never be the same. And make sure you get a new helmet.
 

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It's good to hear your ok, could have been a lot worse. Gear is a life saver for sure, it takes about 3 minutes to gear up and avoid a lifetime of hurtin.
It's hard to say if it's worth fixing, myself I would part it out and get another one cause it'll never be the same. And make sure you get a new helmet.
NNnnnn new slipons......LOL...
Probly got some dirt on the old ones....:whistling::whistling:








 

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learning how to fall is part of a Ninja's life... had a similar horror story last August, and was lucky to walk away, as you did
once the trauma of the crash is over, all you want is to get the bike back onto its wheels, so you can ride again
i became a lot more streetwise and defensive after my crash though... call it the silver lining
 
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