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Post  YZFJohn Sat Oct 13 2012, 20:36

It is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you I have come off the Cat.

While on a rideout in Snake pass I hit a bit of oil on one of the bends near the end on the down hill section. The back wheel lost grip and the bike went for a low side but then decided to grip and flip, I was sent flying and stopped just short of the Armco. The Cat was not so luck and hit the Armco hard with the top of the bike. :( wall

I just don't have the words to express how gutted I am.
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Post  billyw Sat Oct 13 2012, 20:53

As long as you are OK John, the bike is only metal and plastic.

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Post  0ldcat Sat Oct 13 2012, 21:07

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:As long as you are OK John, the bike is only metal and plastic.

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what he said

Gutted for you buddy Crying or Very sad
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Post  YZFJohn Sat Oct 13 2012, 21:16

So far myself, I have a very large painfull swelling coming up above the right knee, a few cuts and othe small bruises, my throat hurts ( assume from the chin strap) and a little headache.
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Post  0ldcat Sat Oct 13 2012, 21:19

Swift chat in the room ?
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Post  Stu Sat Oct 13 2012, 21:46

Sorry to hear about your accident, but as said above main thing is your ok.
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Post  biscut Sat Oct 13 2012, 21:58

glad to hear you are ok, could have been a lot worse though...at least the bike can be repaired/replaced but i know that doesnt help any

Hope you feel better soon
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Post  robertcains Sat Oct 13 2012, 22:30

Piece of metal John ( however precious ) Gws m8
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Post  ellie Sat Oct 13 2012, 22:36

Take care John, there's a fine line between this world & the next.

Bikes don't suffer pain, there's plenty more out there.
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Post  stretchie_ Sat Oct 13 2012, 22:55

Gutted for you mate, glad you're OK.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:The Cat was not so luck and hit the Armco hard with the top of the bike. :(

Was this at the Glossop end? Only done that road a couple of times years ago.
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Post  Snowcat Sat Oct 13 2012, 23:33

I'm gutted for you mate, I know what the bike means to you it's obvious the way you look after and ride it.

As others have said though mate the most important part of the bike (you) is okay bar a few bumps and bruises, the bike whilst important is repairable or replaceable, metal and plastic can be repaired, we don't always go back together so well.

Glad you're okay mate and worry about the cat in the cold light of day :(
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Post  Rosco Sun Oct 14 2012, 00:02

Oh Crap. Really sorry to hear the news John.
The main thing is that you're still in one piece albeit a bit bruised and battered.

As others have said the bike can be repaired / replaced.

Get well soon mate and keep us posted.
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Post  MrNutt Sun Oct 14 2012, 01:41

as others have said, main thing is that you are in one piece, the cat is a resilient bike (from my crash experience ).

get well soon and hopefully you'll be back on 2 wheels soon
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave Sun Oct 14 2012, 05:18

Bummer mate. As said above coulda been a lot worse.
Look on the bright side you get to go bike shopping!!

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Post  mechy69 Sun Oct 14 2012, 07:19

gutted fella,, hope your better soon, if the headache continues, get it checked as it sounds like you banged your nogin if your throat hurts!!!
at least its coming up to the time when the weather will not be so good, so you have the winter to sort / replace the bike in time for next year eh!!
Dont suppose a allen key , hammer and screwdriver offer will help this time eh!!
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Post  YZFJohn Sun Oct 14 2012, 08:10

Thanks for all the comments.

Until my mortgage is up next April so I can sell my house I really don't see me being able to afford another bike, lets say that when the insurance pays out, as a responsible parent, the money would be best put to other uses.

Didn't sleep well last night but the headaches gone to be replaced by back ache.
Here's some pics.

Got to say their the Worst and most emotional ones I've ever taken of my Cat.

As you will see there is a lot of bodywork damage, left hand side engine cover is split and the framework making up the nose is all bent and twisted out of shape.
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Post  mechy69 Sun Oct 14 2012, 08:22

Not nice fella, but have to say if you can sort out without the insurance,, its mainly fairings / paintwork, engine cover is normal when these drop !! (ebay) , when we rebuilt chris's bike we got all the parts from auto jumble at peterbourough etc, ebay,, rebuilt it very cheaply (friend repainted it) so dont be so quick to right it off through insurance !!!!!



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Post  YZFJohn Sun Oct 14 2012, 08:44

It how bent ant twisted the front is, it did hit the Armco very hard.
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Post  weasley Sun Oct 14 2012, 09:17

Sorry to hear this John. As the others said, you're in one piece so however gutting it feels, it's far better than it could have been. Give it a few days and then you'll be able to think about it a bit more objectively. These things can be it right fairly easily with the right research and help.
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave Sun Oct 14 2012, 09:35

Doesn't look too bad mate. If the forks are not bent then it shouldn't cost you too much to put right. Obviously hard to tell from just a pic. I have a couple of side fairings you can have If you want but you'd need to paint them. If you want them they're yours for the price of the postage. See how you feel after a couple of days and a proper damage assessment.

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Post  biscut Sun Oct 14 2012, 10:02

obviously I am no expert but looking at the headlight pic then am I right in thinking that the front end looks "bent/twisted" ? maybe its just the way I am looking at the pic
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Post  YZFJohn Sun Oct 14 2012, 10:05

Yep, that's right but the suspension took no hammer as it flipped and slip.

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Post  YZFJohn Sun Oct 14 2012, 10:10

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Doesn't look too bad mate. If the forks are not bent then it shouldn't cost you too much to put right. Obviously hard to tell from just a pic. I have a couple of side fairings you can have If you want but you'd need to paint them. If you want them they're yours for the price of the postage. See how you feel after a couple of days and a proper damage assessment.

Thanks Dave. As soon as I know what I'm doing I will let you know. As suggested I kneed to leave decision making a couple of days.
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Post  kwakkat Sun Oct 14 2012, 10:30

if you go the insurance way see how much it is to buy the cat back
then use the money for other things
& slowly slowly rebuild the cat when you can
im sure all of us will be looking in the garage /shed for spare,s for you
as every as said there,s plenty of cats out there but only 1 of you glad your okish
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Post  Snowcat Sun Oct 14 2012, 11:00

Looks like a poorly Cat. Don't have anything to offer in the way of spares as such, (some bullet indicators you're welcome to) but I think we know of a potential donor bike north of the border that you could probably salvage some spares from. Will just need a paint up.

Like you've said though take a couple of days for reflection (and to mend yourself) and then take it from there!!

Good luck mate, I'll be happy to give you a lift if you need any help.
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