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Join Date: May 2012
Location: All over the place.
Wrecked my bike...
A sad day for me yesterday morning.
Was on Thanksgiving break at home and it was actually my last day home before heading back to base, and I happened to get into an accident. Was going about 20 maybe 25 mph on impact (I'm not really sure) came out with only with some sore/torn tendons in my leg. (EMT's/Paramedics and such told me if I hadn't have been wearing my boots, I'd had lost my left leg.)
I have some pictures of the damage here for you guys, take a look and let me know what you think I should do with it/what way I should go about it.
And with your suggestions, if able, include some prices of what I'd be looking at (I don't really make much, I'm in the army.)
From what I've been talking to my buddies;
Some say make it into a track bike.
Some say to just part it out.
Others say that it actually looks a lot worse than it really is and that with about a 1-2 grand (front bracket/fairings/rewiring) I can fix it all up if it I do it myself.
I'm kind of stuck here on what to do, so I thought I'd call upon you guys to save the day with your opinions/thoughts/comments/suggestions.
From what you can see, the entire front end pretty much came off.
I tried starting up the bike and it still runs, haven't tried putting it in gear and riding it though.
I don't think the frame is bent.
I don't think the forks are bent.
However I had to leave so soon after the accident that I really had no time to really check it out much.
And also, be safe out there, I was not doing anything reckless and still managed to get into a pretty serious accident. It's not always about your own skills. The terrain around you, cars, and all those other things come into play. And ALWAYS wear your gear. Hopefully I'll be up and on a bike soon enough to join you guys.
Appreciate all the help.
Last edited by Dainesedan; 11-27-2012 at 05:50 PM.