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Old 11-02-2012, 03:35 PM   #16
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What happened? I hope you didn't get injured.
The bike still looks great.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:12 PM   #17
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Thanks Dan & Petzi, it's a long story but the short version is, I binned it on a shitty piece of track in outback Queensland.
The tank was cracked open where it hit the road.
Touratech replaced the tank, saying that they felt it was a manufacturing fault and had not seen such a thing before.
The bike also needed a new subframe and a few other bits, which were replaced under insurance.
I managed to slice my left leg open with the bigfoot on the sidestand. It was not a pretty sight but I won't post pictures here, it may cause distress.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service flew me out from the medical centre at the remote Aboriginal community where they initially stabilized me.
I spent 6 days in Cairns hospital, then flew home.
The bike came home on a truck.
I go back to work tomorrow after 3 months recovery.
Its all good.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:55 AM   #18
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Sorry to hear that. I'm glad it all worked out.
I've got a few decades of medical experience and carry a decent medical kit but there's only so much you can do. I also ride a lot solo out in the sticks and that's one reason I just got my ARRL license. I now have a decent hand held HAM radio and this should give me communication to emergency services when I'm out of cell range.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:42 AM   #19
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Sorry to hear about the accident Mike! Bike looks good again, welcome back to riding.

I'll be sure to think carefully about what sidestand foot plates I feel comfortable with. You are not the first person I hear of that this happened to!
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:59 AM   #20
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how about some pics in Faceplant?

No don't want to seem like an asshat and will say the same thing as every other human being: glad you're ok, and good you had some good insurance!

I'm impressed by the Touratech behavior. Really nice to hear that these guys are serious about the stuff they make.

Hope going to work won't be to difficult after 3 month of "vacancy" :o)

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Old 11-05-2012, 11:57 AM   #21
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glad your are ok now ...

I am glad to hear you are ok now - even if it took you a while to get back.

not really interested in any pictures of your leg, just wondering which part you injured, as I assume you wore all the right gear.

This is actually the second time I hear this happening to a Touratech tank. Some time ago I talked to a mechanic and he told me that they had an F800G/S in for repair with the tank cracked open.

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:47 PM   #22
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I read that you where going to plumb the TT Tank into the vent line of the original tank.
Have you done it and has it worked out?
I have the Adventure tank mounted on the back of my bike and it works great through the vent line.
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