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Well, today we are out on one of our sunday rides. There was a very large group of us (50) riding through a state park (really large park with A LOT of wide open HIGH SPEED stuff).

Anyway, I'm following a SRAD gixxer 750 into a really easy turn. It's not even a turn, more like a bend in the road...

Anyway...he goes wide, hits the dirt, and slides about 30 feet and then 10 feet DOWN into a cement drainage ditch.

We get to him, he's fine (even though his gear consisted of only a helmet).

I look at his bike and i think the only thing wrong with it is the left footpeg is broken off. Then i say "hey, it's rideable." Then someone says "his back tire is flat." I look down, BOTH his rims are bent. The front fork seal is BUSTED. I turn the bars FULL lock to the right to push it up the hill and back onto the road, but the bike keeps going straight. "Thats odd," I think to myself, and then I realize how bent the front end is.

Turns out the guy bought the bike (first bike) 2 weeks ago (what a suprise).

The amazing part was how much damage occured for a simple lowside. The right side of the bike looked minty...hell, even the subframe was bent.

A easy 50mph lowside and this bike was bent to hell...

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:shake :shake :shake

How old was this guy?
 

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:( Did you see how the bike actually hit the hard stuff? To tell you the truth, aluminium is damn soft. No matter how well you design strength into it, torsional regidity is not a bikes forte. Anyway, I'm not surprised how much damage there is because I've seen a low speed dump, 35mph, which totalled an R1. All it did was slide wheels first into a curb and flipped onto the other side. Apparently the 2nd side that landed did all the damage, bent forks, subframe, engine mounts, frame... :confused ...I couldn't believe how much damage there was.
 

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it does not take much to bend frames.
in almost all front end collisions you will notice that bikes with USD forks will bend the frame before the forks.
 

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with all this talk of bent frames and bent forks..... is it usually very east to tell if somethign like this has occured? I had a wreck at Deals Gap recently and the only damage I could notice was cosmetic. I rode the bike the 600 miles home and didn't notice anything unusual about it, everything execpt for the plastic looks fine. I guess it's worth having it checked out??
 

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Oiy....

Insurance claim and more statistics for the companies to use against us. All because he wanted to be cool and not get "bored" with his new bike. :rolleyes:
 

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It's not even that he was on a gixxer 750 when he shouldn't have, he should have ridden his own, slower pace ride. Oh well, that's about having common sense and humility, something most young riders don't have, thanks for insurance.
 

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Another one bites the dust.... :(

It's sad, but MAYBE he'll learn from his mistake(s)..... :confused
 

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It's not even that he was on a gixxer 750 when he shouldn't have, he should have ridden his own, slower pace ride. Oh well, that's about having common sense and humility, something most young riders don't have, thanks for insurance.
yep...well said Korwen...

Glad to hear he's ok though, regardless. Did he mention what happened or why he went off the road?
 

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SQUID!
 

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Sounds like this guy shouldn't have been on ANY bike, let alone a GSXR-750.

I don't know about where you live, but in the Sacramento area the GSXR's seem to be the Squid's "bike of choice".
 

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Most people don't realize that if you just lean the bike more 99% of time you will make it through the turn.

Lean that fucker till you drag shit!!!
 

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Lean that fucker till you drag shit!!!
And then some more! :redflip
 

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vizsladog44 said:
Lean that fucker till you drag shit!!!
If I do that, I've already crashed.

BTW, the bike would not have mattered in this situation, I hope he learns form this, but probably will not.
 

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Ian said:
Oiy....

Insurance claim and more statistics for the companies to use against us. All because he wanted to be cool and not get "bored" with his new bike. :rolleyes:
If he couldn't handle a simple bend in the road, then he'd have probably wrecked on a Vespa.. Don't blame it on too much bike. Blame it on not enough rider.
 

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If he couldn't handle a simple bend in the road, then he'd have probably wrecked on a Vespa.. Don't blame it on too much bike. Blame it on not enough rider.
Ha ha, wreckin a Vespa! :D I wonder if anyone every stunts on those?:laughing
 

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WOT Blake said:
Well, today we are out on one of our sunday rides. There was a very large group of us (50) riding through a state park (really large park with A LOT of wide open HIGH SPEED stuff).

Anyway, I'm following a SRAD gixxer 750 into a really easy turn. It's not even a turn, more like a bend in the road...

Anyway...he goes wide, hits the dirt, and slides about 30 feet and then 10 feet DOWN into a cement drainage ditch.

We get to him, he's fine (even though his gear consisted of only a helmet).

I look at his bike and i think the only thing wrong with it is the left footpeg is broken off. Then i say "hey, it's rideable." Then someone says "his back tire is flat." I look down, BOTH his rims are bent. The front fork seal is BUSTED. I turn the bars FULL lock to the right to push it up the hill and back onto the road, but the bike keeps going straight. "Thats odd," I think to myself, and then I realize how bent the front end is.

Turns out the guy bought the bike (first bike) 2 weeks ago (what a suprise).

The amazing part was how much damage occured for a simple lowside. The right side of the bike looked minty...hell, even the subframe was bent.

A easy 50mph lowside and this bike was bent to hell...

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okay did anybody else catch this? The subject head said it was a high speed corner but yet he crashed at 50mph? Is this a typo cause where I come from 50mph isn't a high speed corner. Not being picky or anything just wondering.


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Doesn't sound to me like the size of the bike had anything to do with the crash. Sounds like he just made a riding error. Unless there's something that Blake left out, the rider needs to improve his skills, not his judgement.
 
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