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That's my riding over with for a while then.......
Bloody great 40FT truck reversed into me as he had overshot his turn.
Been following him for about 1/2 mile through a town.
I could not back peddle fast enough!








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How are you. The bike can be fixed
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Damn. Sorry to hear that. That really sux a$$. Assess the damage and go from there. I assume you came out unscathed.
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Oh shit! That sucks. Are you OK?
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Yep, they let ANYBODY drive a big rig these days, your still typing so I assuming your ok?
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Yep, i'm fine,many thanks all, i bailed off like a rodeo jockey!
I was in first gear thinking the driver had stopped at a pedestrian crossing, then i saw the reversing lights come on and he started backing up straight away, tried to back peddle but within seconds he was touching the front wheel, so i had to jump ship. Never got the chance to sound my horn. Happened so quick. Luckily some guys working on a house saw what was happening and i think they managed to get him to stop.
Crash bars saved the day i reckon. So far, going off Ronnies, i am at $800 plus a set of crash bars off ebay. Probably about €1500 with the dreaded import duty's here.
(front fender alone is $450!) Glad i've got Fully Comp' insurance! (and there was me, moaning the other day about my insurance price!)
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Very good to hear that your ok, also great to hear ya got good ins but, make him/his co. Pay. Best of luck with all.

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Damn, hate it when something like that happens. Be sure and check your forks really well!
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