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Old 05-21-2012, 05:24 AM   #2116
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The day started well with 10 of us meeting up in sunshine at 'Spoons' .... the new bikes ....

Jimmy's new ZZR1400, Graeme's Panigale and Stevie turned up on a new Kawasaki Verys 1000 demo bike...





First thing Jimmy had done was to ditch the monsterously huge standard cans on the ZZR..
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:52 AM   #2117
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Stevie on the big Versys .....


Time to get rolling - sun is shining and warm tarmac waiting....


Check out that blue sky ..... bliss....






Graeme on the Panigale
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:55 PM   #2118
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You are so lucky KAMCHAT, here it's rain and rain, and rain again!!!


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Old 05-21-2012, 01:35 PM   #2119
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You are so lucky KAMCHAT, here it's rain and rain, and rain again!!!




What a bad crash! is he ok?

Yeah, Gary is ok (cut finger and bruises) but he is lucky considering both he and the bike hit this barrier ....



The bike didn't fare so well and is a write-off....... broken swingarm


Dented forks ...


Snapped bars


and a lot of cosmetic damage
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:40 PM   #2120
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This is looking up towards the bend ..... when I took this I didn't realise that Gary had come off just round the bend ahead.

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Old 05-21-2012, 01:42 PM   #2121
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Gary is ok, it's the most important!!!

Why he crashed? cold tire, gas oil, or to more aggressive?

If he need some parts for the R1, you can ask me!
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:44 PM   #2122
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This is looking up towards the bend ..... when I took this I didn't realise that Gary had come off just round the bend ahead.

To crash it's the law of the motorcycle... The price of the pleasure
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:14 PM   #2123
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new pictures of my VFR for race... With signs of war

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Old 05-21-2012, 03:48 PM   #2124
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To crash it's the law of the motorcycle... The price of the pleasure
At the risk of sounding mollycoddled - I do not agree.

I know that crashes are often not to be prevented and that many bikers do actually crash in their "career", especially if they're, let's say, thrilled by speed.
But still, I do not agree that crashing is the price you have to pay for the pleasure of riding. If you think so and live by that you should at least only ride on a race track.
Because with this attitude you will not only constantly risk your own life but also the lives of others on the roads out there.
My 2 cents.

Mind you, I realise that you (bubu) didn't mean to encourage anyone to take risks and ride to the limit on public roads.
Still, the statement in this context leaves a sour taste in my mouth somehow.
I might be overreacting a bit, but I just can't take accidents like this so lightly.
Hope you guys understand what I'm trying to say.



Kam - say my best wishes to Gary, hope he's gonna be alright. And R.I.P. R1.
I bet he won't have my problems getting a new bike soon, though.
But what's it gonna be?


Anyway.
You guys are really producing quite a number of serious offs lately...
Maybe you have to relax a bit?
You take care!
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:44 PM   #2125
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Hi Aargee...... liked the pics ...looks like you guys had a great roadtrip ...and on some great roads.
Thanks; yea, it was fun filled 3 days of 1680 Km

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Why he crashed? cold tire, gas oil, or to more aggressive?
+1; me too

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you will not only constantly risk your own life but also the lives of others on the roads out there
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but I just can't take accidents like this so lightly
With every accident, there's a lesson to be learnt & remembered for lifetime, so that, we don't have to commit the same & costly mistake to learn


Kamchat - Hope Gary recovers soon & be back on two-wheels for Sunday rides once again
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:37 PM   #2126
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Gary is ok, it's the most important!!!

Why he crashed? cold tire, gas oil, or to more aggressive?

If he need some parts for the R1, you can ask me!

He thinks the rear tyre gave up and came round on him ...... knowing Gary he was probably wasn't exactly 'hanging about' and would have been fair cranking the bike over into the bend ...
..... but, after all, that's what sportsbikes are for .
When he checked the rear he found there was only 15 psi in it ..so that probably wouldn't help ..although those racetech tyres are supposed to be ok down to 17 psi.

Anyway .... he picked a very pleasant location to be stuck in for a while ... you can see how bendy the road is here...


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Old 05-22-2012, 12:42 PM   #2127
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new pictures of my VFR for race... With signs of war

Ready to fight

Looking mighty fine bubu - bet you can't wait to get racing again... sorry to see you are getting a lot of rain at the moment (I watched the rain soaked Le Mans GP, what a great race! ....... I bet Rossi is the only biker praying for rain! Lol! )
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:49 PM   #2128
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At the risk of sounding mollycoddled - I do not agree.

I know that crashes are often not to be prevented and that many bikers do actually crash in their "career", especially if they're, let's say, thrilled by speed.
But still, I do not agree that crashing is the price you have to pay for the pleasure of riding. If you think so and live by that you should at least only ride on a race track.
Because with this attitude you will not only constantly risk your own life but also the lives of others on the roads out there.
My 2 cents.

Mind you, I realise that you (bubu) didn't mean to encourage anyone to take risks and ride to the limit on public roads.
Still, the statement in this context leaves a sour taste in my mouth somehow.
I might be overreacting a bit, but I just can't take accidents like this so lightly.
Hope you guys understand what I'm trying to say.



Kam - say my best wishes to Gary, hope he's gonna be alright. And R.I.P. R1.
I bet he won't have my problems getting a new bike soon, though.
But what's it gonna be?


Anyway.
You guys are really producing quite a number of serious offs lately...
Maybe you have to relax a bit?
You take care!

Thanks mate ....

We try hard not to crash..... but most fun things in life come with risks .... and riding sportsbikes (or any motorbike for that matter) is probably one of the 'higher risk' activities.

You can spend your wole life being careful ..and still end up dying a pretty unpleasant death with cancer! When your times up ... it's up !.... Just make the most of what time is left - it might be later than you think.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:53 PM   #2129
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Thanks; yea, it was fun filled 3 days of 1680 Km


+1; me too


+Million


With every accident, there's a lesson to be learnt & remembered for lifetime, so that, we don't have to commit the same & costly mistake to learn


Kamchat - Hope Gary recovers soon & be back on two-wheels for Sunday rides once again


Thanks Aargee .... Gary will be back in the saddle soon ... he's a pretty positive guy ... and on Sunday he was already planning on getting his next bike - a BMW S1000RR ..... so 'every cloud has a silver lining'......
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Some more from Sunday ......

Stevie on the big Versys .....




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