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Old 1st August 2014
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As many already know, I went down on the Dragon while I was down there for the Beebe run. Here's what I posted over in that thread, for those that missed it:

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I just realized it hadn't been mentioned in the thread that I went down on the Dragon. I've ridden it a million times before. I've acted a fool on the bike a million times before. This time it bit me. About time I suppose.

I lost traction in a big way. Was going relatively slow, but was WOT. It was a very dramatic fraction of a second best I can recall. Started to slide the back out, low siding. Thought I would save it and ride it out, then went into a front end wobble ending in high side accident.

Bike has some scratches, but very rideable. I had a blast riding back down the Dragon with no one in sight, so I'm sure the bike is mostly good.

Regina and Trace insisted I go to the ER last night as it hurt to breath laying down. I didn't want to go, but I know better than to argue with two women. The meds are helping, a lot.
I rode the bike back home (700+ miles) without much incident. Getting on and off sucked the most. And the PA Turnpike with it's non-stop bumps was cruel.

My sprained ribs and abdominal muscles have since been healing. Still, they remind me how stupid I was when I twist certain ways or lay in bed. But, overall I'm healing and feeling better.

I got the bike up on the table lift a few days ago and have slowly been working on disassembly. The obvious things busted up included the fork stop on the lower triple tree snapped, tank dent from handle bar, exhaust and pegs scraped. I also wanted to give a good once over of the forks to make sure they are straight.

Of course, as I'm doing all this I can't help but think of ways to make the bike go even faster...uh, I mean more controllable. Some folks don't learn the first time around.

Here's where I'm at this point. Anyone that followed my 90" build of this bike knows I don't do anything quickly. If you are expecting that this thing is doing burnouts next week, this isn't the thread for you. I have two other bikes to ride in the meantime. No rush here.















Because misery loves company, to add insult to injury, or any other fitting cliches...When I got home from the Beebe run the kickstand pin fell out as I pulled in the garage (literally). The bushings had failed and the spring clip was gone. No big deal, I have spares on hand. Put the jack under the bike just to hold it up while I fiddle with the pin. I had to look for a new spring clip and it took longer then I expected. As I sat at my workbench the jack hydraulics bled off enough that the bike tipped over on the primary side (which had escaped any injury from the accident). And yes, I know better.

So, now I get to do some primary side repairs as well.





If that last picture isn't clear, yes the primary case is dented. I'm pretty sure the shifter shaft bent as well.

On the plus side of things, since this bike is likely to be down for the summer, I'm putting the blacked out wheels on the 1200R, which I think will look kick ass.

I'll update this thread as things progress, but don't expect lightning speed.
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Of course, as I'm doing all this I can't help but think of ways to make the bike go even faster...uh, I mean more controllable. Some folks don't learn the first time around.
Though my XR1200x didn't get as banged up as your scooter, I'm looking at ways to hop it up, too. Maybe my wife is right; I'm becoming reckless. Unfortunately, I can't take my XR off the street for long because my 883 is in pieces (literally) and though I love the Ural, it isn't that great for commuting. (First World Problems.)

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THAT SUX (Falling over and all)

i'm sure it'll be awesome when you're done. if it was a frame mount i'd offer you a lower tree..

course if you get a set of tree's they make a great fork bench vice.. !! just sayin.

iffen you need anything lemme know..
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Ouch, sorry to hear.

Heal up well man!
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Wow, didn't realize the bike was that banged up from the tip over. Give me a call if you need a hand with anything.
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As long as you are okay...
It sucks be its repairable ..... And you have awesome back-ups..
See you in MA on the 24th... Should be a great ride
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Jesus Dan you have some work ahead of you but if there is a good side to wrecking it is that you can tell us about it.
They say you learn from experience but in your case here...I doubt it. LOL
I'll have to watch the transformation of this bike as you go at it.
Meantime rake it easy until your completely healed up.
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I like how you curled that clutch lever!
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Sorry about your mishap, but with all your miles this gives you an opportunity to go through the bike thoroughly.
Lots of good riders high side trying to recover from a slide
If you bruised your ribs, it takes a while for the discomfort to subside (about a month, when I was much, much younger)
Thought about you yesterday, upon arrival in Tok
Lots of gravel on the Alcan highway between the Canadian border and Tok
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