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Old 6th October 2012
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Default Crashed my sporty today :(

got stuck in busy traffic goin about 20mph and the women in front of me decided she wanted to teach me a lesson for being to close. Well i learned a painful lesson that's probably gonna haunt me forever. I clipped the rear end of her honda crv put a small scuff on my fender think my body did more damage then the bike did too her car. then as i was picking my self up she replied with "thats what you get for riding to close" gotta love some people so now i gotta pay for her damage my bike is fine good thing had my friend whos a harley tech look it over then went on a 100 mile ride right after now im starting to hurt lol
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Glad ya didn't go splat! I got hit by a SUV that suddenly changed lanes and punted me into the back end of a stopped Civic hatchback. The woman in the SUV (on the friggin' phone!) drove off like nuthin' happened.

I was doing at least thirty mph when I hit the Honda. I squared up the bike just before impact, hard on the brakes to no avail. I flew over the bars and destroyed the rear end of the car with my body, busted the window, crumpled the metal and cracked a couple of ribs. The bike's wheel made a neat V-shape out of the bumper. The older woman whose car I hit gave me a hug and asked if I was okay. She was sooo sweet! When I asked about all the damage to her car, she said, "It's alright, hon. It's a rental and I really don't care."

I picked my bike up and looked at the bent forks. Oh crap, that's about seven degrees from straight, bent right at the lower fork tree. Rode her home - very carefully! - with my right side hurtin' bad. Swapped out the fork tubes and back to the freeway battleground!

Leave the scar on yer fender as a reminder. And check the front end carefully for any damage.

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oh yeah plan on leaving the scrape an im gonna look it over again now that i put 100 miles on it my Harley mechanic friend didn't notice anything but now that iv done some mile something may have shifted
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Damn man - that sucks. Glad that you were able to ride away from it though. premedicate - You're probably gonna be hurting in the morning.
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That's the way of the world today, if the "hitter" can still move at all they make a run for it.
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Geez. I won't go into all the ridiculous stuff I see drivers do.
Hopefully, learn from it and Ride On!
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Not sure what state your in, or how they assign blame, but I would talk to a lawyer about that. Her stating that's what you get, might be enough where she pays for hers, you for yours. Some states work like that.
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Bummer, now you know why putting distance between asshole cagers will save alot of downtime..Live to Ride On!
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Not busting your chops here...........but you obviously were too close.....or not prepared for her $hitty stunt. Bikes do stop quicker than cars.......if you're paying attention!

Glad you didn't get really banged up!
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The crash is not the problem, it is the instant stop. I smashed my balls on my tank so hard they were tennis purple tennis balls the next day. It was not so good.
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