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The special one ...

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:41 pm
by JanBros
... no, not that overpayed portugese version :mrgreen:

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the scene :

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just a tiny bit of too much braking into the corner and the front was gone. the black mark in the middle of the street is from my blocked tire, ther were other marks to, probably from other bikes crashing :mrgreen: . next to the road was a ditch (unvissible on the picture). me and my bike slid into it and it launched us both between the 2 slanting small trees. When I was rolling/flying through the bushes I thought to myself : "Wow, my bike is high in the air" as I saw it flying for a brief moment . when I first got up (nothing serious, just a bit of pain in my back the day after) I couldn't find it. We had landed in what looks like a chopped bush where all the big parts of the trees already where removed and only the small parts remained. My bike was 10m further from where I was (in total, it was about 50m from where the front tire gave up and 15-20m in the field). I seriously doubt the bike had slid to that point as there was no trail of marks from a sliding bike on the branches.

I still can not believe how lucky I was : not only my body had nothing apart from some bruising but the overal damage is next to nothing :
my brand new boots (first time out) have just some very tiny marks on the tow slider
my helmet (new from last year) only had some green dirt between the shell and the visor, it had touched nothing alse.
on my leathers, there was only a big sliding mark on my upper leg, the upper-body didn't have a single mark.
but the biggest surprise, my bike : because of all the branches, it was impossible to push it out, so I started it (first kick) and rode it out while my 2 mates also gave soem pushing.
the damage to the bike :
up front : as can be seen on the picture, I have a helmet upfront as a small fairing : it's visor was gone no other marks on the helmet, the right blinker damaged , left miror broken and the brake handle a little bend. that's it !
on the left side, I have 3 crash-bobbins : 2 up front, 1 at the rear to protect my exhust can : that bracked had broken, but not a scratch on the can itself.
at the rear : the rear plastics broken in many pieces, taillight and blinkers gone, supporting brackets and locking mechanisme for the rear seat all broken/bend, and my license plate bend .

and that was all ! not a mark on my fueltank/radiator/engine/forks/ ... all controls (apart from the little bend in the brake leaver) without a scratch and fully working. after checking it out, suspension worked flawless, brakes worked normal, no water/oil leaks. Decided to ride it calmly at least to the next town to see how it behaved. than the next town .... half an hour later I was riding fluently again :mrgreen:

It was "kind of" a special moment : my 25th crash/accident and the 10th with my beloved KR1S :lol: Somehow, there must be a very tiny bit of Marc Marquez inside of me, as I have never had any serious injury (biggest one was a hole in my elbow : I could see how the bones hinge in each other). I didn't misjudge the corner and only I only have the idiot who was in control to blame :mrgreen: obviously, we were not cruising arround 8-) we estimated my speed must have been at least above 90 and probably above 100km/h. My wife is already used to it : all she texted back was "that happen's" :lol:

But with this one, I was very lucky : no crash-barrier, no big trees, all the big tree-trunks already removed and the branches to damp our fall/tumble, nothing physical and unbelievably small bike-damage :shock:

Re: The special one ...

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:59 pm
by Binetta Steve
Jan glad to see you are OK. Bikes can always be fixed. Well done for finding such a safe place for your 10 th anniversary crash on the KR. 👍
Steve

Re: The special one ...

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:54 pm
by mellorp
I think you need to buy a lottery ticket

Glad to see you are OK

Re: The special one ...

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:49 pm
by podman
Id agree!....glad your largely OK thou mate and your Mrs has my sympathy too!

Remind me NOT to go for a ride out with you when we get over to Belgium next year... :wink:

Re: The special one ...

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:17 am
by JanBros
podman wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:49 pm
Remind me NOT to go for a ride out with you when we get over to Belgium next year... :wink:
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Re: The special one ...

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:01 am
by dmac
Glad you are OK,

Must be all the practice that you are getting good at crashing.

Good to see the bike being used and you will have it fixed up in no time 8)

Re: The special one ...

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:06 am
by JanBros
topic should have been in chit-chat.

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Re: The special one ...

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:00 am
by Gerrit
I don't know whether others can see the latest pics, Jan, but I can't.

Re: The special one ...

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:29 pm
by JanBros
uploaded them myself now

Re: The special one ...

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:32 pm
by JanBros
dmac wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:01 am
Glad you are OK,

Must be all the practice that you are getting good at crashing.

Good to see the bike being used and you will have it fixed up in no time 8)
back still hurts, was during 2 weeks of vacation, but I don't think I'll be back at work tomorrow or the entire week.

practice is always good 8)

will be winter-work. It was due a big overhaul anyway, best to do it properly and not rush things for a couple of months. still have the KR1-SV.

Re: The special one ...

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:51 pm
by Gerrit
Pics are visible now. :)
Nasty crash, but it could have been a lot worse. Get a pretty blonde nurse to massage your back several times a day and you'll be up and running in no time at all.

Re: The special one ...

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:27 am
by jarno
Glad to see your OK Jan
Bikes ca be fixed ,but there is only one of you

Re: The special one ...

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:37 pm
by pookie
looks even lighter and faster now !!

Re: The special one ...

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:38 pm
by JanBros
tnx.

back bruised, stil not very flexible and hurts when trying.

Re: The special one ...

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:56 pm
by dmac
JanBros wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:06 am
topic should have been in chit-chat.
Well it is a project now anyway.

Make sure to fix yourself first - hope you haven't fully seized up now,