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Post  prime on Tue Jul 08 2014, 20:27

yesterday had a nice ride planned to Derbyshire, via holme moss (now all cyclists have cleared off), sanke pass, long hill, cat and fiddle etc. was going well, bends at holme moss and the road to glossop over the woodhead pass were going well, bike and myself very happy. got as far as snake pass before me and the bike parted company however. downhill into right followed by sharper blind left, so wasn't nailing it, a road ive ridden four times in last week alone since I had new tyres fitted. they were scrubbed in well, dont have that excuse. front wobbled on turn in and threw me straighter than i needed, anyway ran off into ditch at my side of road (yes ploughing again) unfortunately peak district ditches are more hostile than bishops castle ones. front wheel dug in, I flew over bashing ribs on screen and fairing. I bounced one way along the side of a hill, bike took damage on all sides front back top and bottom. smashed to bits. gutted. every piece of plastic, rear sub frame bent from bike somersaulting, tank dented from left bar banging into it from beyond full lock, forks and headstock maybe damaged. clock/ fairing subframe bent,  left handlebar bashed and scratched, right footpeg, rear brake lever. you name it I broke it. both mirrors, ones still at side of snake in an ant nest, exhaust, left f indicator off, front brake res cap, rear peg hanger bent in. easier to list what aint broke to be honest.
if I had to place bets at corners id bin it at, this wouldn't have been my first bet, as it leads into the blind left so im always cautious as I don't know what lurks round the corner. the grim reaper perhaps. its hardly a corner at all the left is the hazardous one imo.
ah well coulda been worse, im fairly unscathed. sore knee and what I suspect is a bruised rib and a slight cut on my head, caused by my helmet somehow.  to be honest ive been unbelievably lucky, looking at the bike it seems to have been in a worse accident than I have. all the gear all the time!
the bike in one way or another will be back. perhaps new frame and forks needed, fairings can be vinyl wrapped, alex does a cracking job as those at bc know from his blue vfr. needed new nose cone anyway. perhaps if I do need new frame ill get it powder coated and do a rebuild from ground up. itll be right, least I am not damaged.
please no comments on facebook for those who know me on there, ill fess up to family and that in my own time please.
vid from youtube, bend at 5.40. I ended up on grassy hill at left after bouncing through ditch on my arse and head.
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Post  Snowcat on Tue Jul 08 2014, 21:12

Ah mate I'm gutted for you, really sorry about the bike but at least they can be repaired/replaced, just glad you're okay, do yourself a favour pal if you've not already and get yourself off to the hospital and get yourself checked out just to make sure you are okay And it is just bruising etc. Peace of mind for you and family.

Regarding the bike any help you need with absolutely anything you know I'm just round the corner and will help with anything you need.

Take care pal.
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Post  ellie on Tue Jul 08 2014, 21:19

Oh Chris, gutted for you, but I'm pleased you're ok.

Hope you get it all sorted soon.

You know where we are if you want any advise.
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Post  yamahamad on Tue Jul 08 2014, 21:50

As said really sorry mate but you can repair or replace the cat. All that matters is you are in one piece.

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Post  SteveCat on Tue Jul 08 2014, 22:44

Oh no Chris, sorry mate.
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Post  Wooster on Tue Jul 08 2014, 23:20

Bummer.. 
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At least you lived to fight another day.. left thumb up
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Post  prime on Wed Jul 09 2014, 00:11

Thanks everyone. I came off really lightly, im not sure how the hell I did to be honest. Shame about the bike but I suppose its better that than me. Gutted, my pride and joy my only posession that I care about has been wrecked.
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Post  Rosco on Wed Jul 09 2014, 00:29

Sorry to hear about you and your bike Alex.
Sounds like you've used one of your cat lives there.
Bikes can be repaired or replaced.
The complicated bit between the seat and the handlebars is a different matter
Hope you mend well soon.
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Post  robertcains on Wed Jul 09 2014, 06:05

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Post  ellie on Wed Jul 09 2014, 06:09

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Sorry to hear about you and your bike Alex.
Sounds like you've used one of your cat lives there.
Bikes can be repaired or replaced.
The complicated bit between the seat and the handlebars is a different matter
Hope you mend well soon.
Rosco


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Post  0ldcat on Wed Jul 09 2014, 07:50

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Mate so sorry to hear of your woes. You're not supposed to emulate your avatar you know ??? Shocked
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Post  OhJay on Wed Jul 09 2014, 09:11

Eeeek, sorry to hear mate.

Glad you're OK, that's the important bit. Bikes can be replaced, you not so much.

Look after yourself, let us know how you're getting on.
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Post  stretchie_ on Wed Jul 09 2014, 11:27

Eeeeeee you bloody numpty, rubber side down Smile

Glad you're ok matey
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Post  mrfrance on Wed Jul 09 2014, 16:28

Gutted for you Chris.. On the bright side, the damage you inherited from your stint on en-route to BC won't look so bad now! (Sorry)

Glad you're ok though and hope you get it all sorted. Are you going to claim it through insurance?

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Post  Dogsbody on Wed Jul 09 2014, 19:11

As long as your ok, everything else can be fixed. A year from now you will be joking about in the pub. Bike2 
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Post  prime on Wed Jul 09 2014, 21:53

Im only tptf and to be honest even if I did get a pay out it would cost far more in increased insurance cost over the years so it aint worth it paul.. frame damage doesnt seem as bad as I first thought, my mechy cousin is going to come have a look over weekend and cast his eye over it. The plastics are scratched and cracked, but again some fiberglass and vinyl wrap can do wonders. Need a fair few bits, the clock and fairing subframe is well mangled also the metal piece that hangs the tail light is bent to hell. Could be a lot worse. Hoping the frame is repairable and forks are ok. Anything else is fairly minor, if still a pita and expensive
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Post  TT_mark on Thu Jul 10 2014, 07:30

Its only a bike after all. You are the most important part abd glad your pretty much ok. From someone who knows lol.
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Post  kwakkat on Thu Jul 10 2014, 07:54

WTF glad to hear your not too bad i,l have a look if i still have any cat stuff laying about
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Post  prime on Thu Jul 10 2014, 19:14

Cheers pete.
I have broke or bent many bits and pieces so id be very grateful.

yes mark, I thought of your tumble when id dusted myself off one of the first things I did think of mate. I was bloody lucky thats all.
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Post  mikeyzf600 on Thu Jul 10 2014, 19:50

Really sorry to hear about this! As others have said, as painful as it is, the bike can be replaced. Hope you manage to sort it out quickly.

Only advice I can offer regarding Powdercoating the frame, try to avoid it near any bolt fixing points and mounting points. Have lost a few bolts and had a few problems because of the previous owner powdercoating mine.

Regards

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Post  Cheshirecat on Thu Jul 10 2014, 22:41

Gutted for you mate, I know how much that bike means to you,
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Post  mechy69 on Fri Jul 11 2014, 05:23

sorry to hear this,, glad your ok,, bike can always be sorted,, we rebuilt greencats when it looked a lost cause so its all possible,, got lots of parts from autojumbles
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Post  MrNutt on Fri Jul 11 2014, 10:16

gutted for you chris, but as others have said the main thing is that you are ok!

Cats fix up fairly well (I should know) so no doubt itll be back again soon

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Post  mrfrance on Sat Jul 12 2014, 10:48

Perhaps an opportunity to streetfighter the cat? Certainly the cheapest option anyhow.

All the best Chris
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Post  prime on Sat Jul 12 2014, 13:33

Streetfightering the cat is not an option mate, its like having a beautiful girlfriend then making her dress like a bin man, not wash her hair and not brush her teeth. Same underneath perhaps, but very very different.
She will be back mate, still waiting on my cousin to visit and give me his opinion on the frame and forks.
Gonna make a parts list I need and tick it off bit by bit til shes done.
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