Biker down because he's an eeejit.

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Biker down because he's an eeejit.

Post by randlemarcus @ Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:38 pm

Picked the bike up this afternoon, as Paul V had very kindly given me a lift over to Red Dog, in exchange for lunch on the way back.
Paid for the service and the nice shiny new tyres, got changed and followed Paul out of the alleyway, onto the main road.
Ten yards later, the nice shiny new tyres lit themselves up, the bike went 90 degrees to the road, and found no grip whatsoever. Oh bugger.

Picked her up, kicked some dust over the clutch fluid now making the road all nice and shiny , and pushed her back into the dealers, only slightly crying.

Quick tally of the damage (at 10mph) is clutch reservoir, clutch lever, left hand clip on, left hand bar end, left wing mirror, front fairing, double bubble screen, left fairing panel, bellypan, seat unit, brake peg, footpeg, engine casing. Feck.

On the bright side, there was a small stonechip on the front fairing :(

Pics to follow, once Paul stops laughing.
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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:42 pm

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Post by 3oh8 @ Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:34 pm

Damn shame that. Least it was only slow one.

I very rarely get 2 new tyres at once but whenever I get a new rear, I go out of the dealership stand it up nice and straight and then crack the throttle open.

Spins the rear up nicely and tears a strip of that waxy stuff off up the middle. You do need to be sure there is little or no camber on the road too.

One day it will bite me on the arse and when it does, I will post a thread similar to this for you all to laugh at.

Got a brand new front at the moment waiting for the sun to come out.

Do you spin the rear up much just for the shits and giggles? If not, its worth getting the hang of.

Im off to find that youtube vid....

ETA: No matter how many times I watch it, I still cant fathom what is on this guys tyres to make it go over that easily...


http://youtube.com/watch?v=3xtxj-RSvqs

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Post by Hooli @ Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:49 pm

i believe the phrase is oh bugger
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Post by StuR @ Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:06 pm

bugger :(
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Post by randlemarcus @ Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:12 pm

Yes it was the MV, yes the phrase is Oh bugger (with about a thousand bollocks thrown in).

3oh8, was that taken on Edenbridge High Street this afternoon, as thats pretty much precisely what happened to me, except my back end came out right, I avoided the high side, and laid it gently over on the left hand side :(

And to add insult to injury, I insured the CBR quick smart, and when I got to the MOT centre, the frigging alarm wouldnt unset. Bastard evil machines of the devil.
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Post by Frik @ Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:13 pm

Shit mate.

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Post by Paul V @ Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:24 pm

I looked in my mirror and thought surely he can't have fallen off that quickly. You're not having a lucky day, just as well the Tuscan taxi was there on both occasions :)
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Post by Frik @ Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:10 pm

Paul V wrote:I looked in my mirror and thought surely he can't have fallen off that quickly. You're not having a lucky day, just as well the Tuscan taxi was working on both occasions :)

EFA

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Post by Monty @ Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:21 pm

Oh fcuk !!! :shock:
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Post by Paul V @ Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:23 pm

Frik wrote:
Paul V wrote:I looked in my mirror and thought surely he can't have fallen off that quickly. You're not having a lucky day, just as well the Tuscan taxi was working on both occasions :)

EFA

;)


When is it not ;)
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Post by parakitaMol @ Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:08 am

Marcus you durrrrrr brain!

Glad you're ok though....

Never done that sort of thing myself either :oops:

See ya later!
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Re: Biker down because he's an eeejit.

Post by randlemarcus @ Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:18 am

Pics:
The main damage. Note the beautifully chamfered engine casing. With its accompanying teensy weensy hole, from which lifeblood weeps.
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http://ph.uncle-dave.co.uk/upload/images/fairingandenginecover.jpg

Fricking how much for a mirror?
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http://ph.uncle-dave.co.uk/upload/images/cliponandmirror.jpg

Slightly objective view:
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http://ph.uncle-dave.co.uk/upload/images/leftfrontquarter.jpg

Gorgeous day, rain to sweep the dust off, and a little sun to dry them out, means gorgeous conditions. For most folks, anyway.
White strikes are the clip-on and the pegs, dark bits are the clutch reservoir bleeding out.
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http://ph.uncle-dave.co.uk/upload/images/road3.jpg
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Re: Biker down because he's an eeejit.

Post by Pigeon @ Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:37 pm

randlemarcus wrote:Pics:
The main damage. Note the beautifully chamfered engine casing. With its accompanying teensy weensy hole, from which lifeblood weeps.
Image

Clean it with acetone and then JB-Weld it.
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Re: Biker down because he's an eeejit.

Post by ali_kat @ Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:09 pm

Sorry mate, completely missed this.

Managed to rip the piss at work tho ;) :lol:
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Re: Biker down because he's an eeejit.

Post by sleep envy @ Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:24 pm

you tw@t

HTH
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Re: Biker down because he's an eeejit.

Post by randlemarcus @ Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:42 pm

Pigeon wrote:Clean it with acetone and then JB-Weld it.

If it wasnt quite so shiny, I would, but the nose fairing, the bellypan and the engine cover alone more than outweight the excess and the increased premium for the next few years, so fully comp, fully covered.

Ric, yup, it helps. I shall ensure that I fit a small electrically operated hand inside the new helmet, so I can whup myself upside the head on a regular basis.
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Re: Biker down because he's an eeejit.

Post by randlemarcus @ Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:11 am

Looks like the radiator damage didnt help.
Ironically, damaging the upper radiator on the F4S, and the supply delays was what prompted the move to the 312R in the first place :)

Estimate, in all its glory:
QUANTITY PART NO PART PRICE


1 80B0A8303 Nose Fairing ££543.83
1 8000A9983 Screen ££147.83
1 80B0B0607 L/H Mirror ££218.55
1 8AA090247 L/H Mirror Bracket ££ 78.45
1 80A090413 L/H Mirror Mounting ££ 89.74
1 8AA090246 R/H Mirror Bracket ££ 78.45
1 80A090412 R/H Mirror Mounting ££ 89.74
1 80A0A3219 L/H Air Duct ££ 170.01
2 8S0090425 Screws ££ 2.62
1 8000A3169 L/H Handle Bar ££143.94
1 8000A4425 L/H Bar End ££ 28.93
1 800089312 Clutch Master Cylinder ££195.64
2 800094651 Well nuts ££ 3.24
1 800090277 Gear Lever ££ 82.51
1 800087465 L/H Foot Rest ££ 40.24
1 80A0A8305 L/H Middle Fairing ££643.36
1 80A0A8304 R/H middle Fairing ££643.36
1 80J0A6398 Lower Fairing ££592.16
1 80B0B0603 Seat Cowling (Mono) ££695.45
1 80B086728 L/H Engine Cover ££ 75.90
1 800094626 Cover Gasket ££ 5.48
1 800062728 Cover Plate Bolts ££ 1.16
8 800089750 Zuess Fastners ££ 51.68
1 800084917 Upper Radiator ££380.20
1 Rock Engine Oil ££ 35.00


PARTS TOTAL ££5037.47

10 Hours labour at ££50.00 per hour ££ 500.00
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SUB TOTAL ££5537.47

VAT ££ 969.06
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GRAND TOTAL ££6506.53
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Re: Biker down because he's an eeejit.

Post by nervy @ Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:32 am

fcuking jesus. expensive business this innit?
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Re: Biker down because he's an eeejit.

Post by randlemarcus @ Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:34 am

nervy wrote:fecking jesus. expensive business this innit?

I know. It was the gasket that tipped it over the edge :)

You wait till you start replacing tyres on the CBR :)
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Re: Biker down because he's an eeejit.

Post by nervy @ Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:32 pm

I dont intend to live that long.
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Re: Biker down because he's an eeejit.

Post by Hooli @ Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:43 pm

feck that! :shock: im sticking with japcrap & old brits
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Re: Biker down because he's an eeejit.

Post by Davi @ Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:53 pm

ferkin nora, surely that must be close to a write-off?!

Mate of mine had his worse off at about 5 mph approaching a roundabout, very similar circumstances - amazing how hard you can hit the ground at such a slow speed!
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