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Old 03-25-2013, 09:52 AM   #2131
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Heres My 1990 VFR 400 NC30, will look a little different come the end of the summer of tweaking.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:00 AM   #2132
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I want one of those SO bad.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:22 AM   #2133
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Kissed a left turner (middle of block, double yellow, driveway) last night. Panic braking practice ftw!



The firemen and ambulance guys had a good laugh at that. I just want my bike rideable again :-(

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Old 03-31-2013, 09:31 AM   #2134
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Kissed a left turner (middle of block, double yellow, driveway) last night. Panic braking practice ftw!



The firemen and ambulance guys had a good laugh at that. I just want my bike rideable again :-(
1) Are you okay?
2)Am I seeing that right? MB star grille ornament embedded in your bike?

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Old 03-31-2013, 10:59 AM   #2135
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1) Are you okay?
2)Am I seeing that right? MB star grille ornament embedded in your bike?

1. Yep, walked away from this one. The lady in the benz suddenly started turning left across a double-yellow into a lot as I was accelerating, then stopped right in the middle of my lane. No room to swerve around. I slowed down as much as possible before impact (rear wheel was just starting to come up) but not quite enough. Went over the handlebars upon impact, thankfully missing her hood.

2. Right in the headlight. I thought this sort of thing only happened in movies and internet memes. Just rolled it back home from where it happened. Preliminary damage report: busted crank case cover (bled out all over the road), plastics, fender, headlight, mirror, lever, bar end, and something is screwed up with the forks or front axle as the front wheel kept rubbing something (not fun when rolling it home 2.5 miles). Probably more to be found when the clothes come off.

Anyone familiar with how to handle insurance issues with things like this? I've yet to pick up the police report (damn 3-day weekend).

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Old 03-31-2013, 11:45 AM   #2136
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GREAT job my man!!!!

Excellent work! NO damage to you and "minimal" to the viffer!!!
Looks to me like you were on your game.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:43 PM   #2137
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1. Yep, walked away from this one. The lady in the benz suddenly started turning left across a double-yellow into a lot as I was accelerating, then stopped right in the middle of my lane. No room to swerve around. I slowed down as much as possible before impact (rear wheel was just starting to come up) but not quite enough. Went over the handlebars upon impact, thankfully missing her hood.

2. Right in the headlight. I thought this sort of thing only happened in movies and internet memes. Just rolled it back home from where it happened. Preliminary damage report: busted crank case cover (bled out all over the road), plastics, fender, headlight, mirror, lever, bar end, and something is screwed up with the forks or front axle as the front wheel kept rubbing something (not fun when rolling it home 2.5 miles). Probably more to be found when the clothes come off.

Anyone familiar with how to handle insurance issues with things like this? I've yet to pick up the police report (damn 3-day weekend).
A more clear, daytime pic of the embedded emblem would be great.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:18 PM   #2138
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+1.
I cant work out how the merc badge is stuck there??


Great job on pulling your bike up. Pity it ended the way it did though. Hopefully it gets sorted real soon, and doesn't leave you out of pocket.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:22 PM   #2139
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I just oedered a new chain and sprockets for my Honda. Ive gone a 45 tooth rear, which is +2. and left the front stock at 17t.
I purchased it from this company in Queensland. It was $80 more than some shitty chinese branded sprocket set, and I have heard some really good things about there gear and how long it really lasts.

http://www.chaingangchainsandsprockets.com.au/

Should be a nice improvement The difference on a zzr250 was noticable, can't wait to see what its like on an 800

Anyone here have the +2 rear gearing? How do you find it?

I forgot to get a speedo healer, so that will have to wait another week or three.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:40 PM   #2140
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Would like to hear about the +2 sprocket as well.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:45 PM   #2141
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I did the +2 a while back. It makes it a bit easier to make 90 degree turns without downshifting I to 1st. Also, it makes 6th gear usable (6krpm at 80mp)

About the Benz emblem, it got wedged under the little red nose thingie between the headlights. She took it back when the whole thing was over, so no daytime pics.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:12 AM   #2142
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Make sure you have the frame checked. That sort of front end impact can easily bend an aluminum frame.

BTW, the lady should have let you keep the MB star. It is a fairly earned trophy. Glad you are okay.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:39 AM   #2143
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Wow dude! Good on you for braking hard right up to impact. If you are going to hit something, might as well shed as much kinetic energy as possible before it happens.

Hope the bike is relatively OK. The MB badge stuck to the front is hysterical!
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:37 PM   #2144
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The badge is a cracker. Bug get the frame checked. String lined or simialar

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Old 04-10-2013, 03:35 PM   #2145
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I did it. I crossed over to the Dark Side! I just picked up this sweet sport touring bike, and already I am working on my first thousand miles! I have ridden her in the rain, snow and a Sandstorm in the desert; and that was all just on Monday! I can now see what all of the hype is about. This bike is more than I had hoped it would be.
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