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Old 09-05-2010, 02:48 PM   #16
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You know, those iron covers are missing from just about every opening in my town. I have no idea why, unless it's for scrap value.

I suppose I'm glad they're gone after looking at your bike's pix, but riding over those open holes on the street is no picnic either.
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:51 PM   #17
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Glad that the vest worked as it was supposed to and you come out okay. I am going to have to reconsider another thing in my riding, I have never thought twice about rolling over those covers..
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:03 PM   #18
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Hey Graham,
Really glad to hear the vest helped you out. Shame about the Guzzi.

Hope it all gets sorted out and you're back on the road soon. Let me know if you need anything!
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:24 AM   #19
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Yea, I know while metal prices were high there were some Meth heads stealing man hole covers...along with everything else...in Oregon. Scarey shit out there. I've always avoided all those covers.

Graham's accident is as freaky as that other inmate whose 1200gs fell through the carwash floor.

Hey Graham, you need to update your sign line now. :)
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:31 AM   #20
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Yea, I know while metal prices were high there were some Meth heads stealing man hole covers...along with everything else...in Oregon. Scarey shit out there. I've always avoided all those covers.
Can metal recyclers get in trouble for accepting stuff that's obviously stolen? "Where did you get all this copper pipe?" "Uh, I'm re-plumbing my house. This stuff was worn out."
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:48 PM   #21
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I think most were just as corrupt as the thieves. Oregon actually had to pass a specific law for the recyclers not to accept these and now you have to show ID and get your picture taken at all metal places in Oregon. One place near where I used to live got busted accepting stop signs and man hole covers clearly labeled "town of sweethome"
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Old 09-06-2010, 04:53 PM   #22
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Here in the city I live in there is an is an ordenance requiering i.d., vehical registration, licence plate number and thumb print because of all the illegal scrapping a couple of electricutions and two homeless guys killing two other homeless guys over the stash of copper they had hidden.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:51 PM   #23
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[quote=TheMuffinMan]Got taken out by a water pipe cover about 10 days ago, will keep it brief but here's some pictures!

Status: Alive w/all organs and just some stitches where my leg took out the right hand mirror.
Speed: 15-20mph
Location: Apartment complex, ~150 ft. from my garage.
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Cause: Front tire must've tilted up the water pipe cover which jammed between my oil pan and the hole in the road causing the bike to suddenly decelerate while I kept going (inertia's a bitch) over the handlebars superman style.


The small inspection covers are simply placed on steel casings in the pavement , there usually no bolts or fasteners holding them.

As to the motorcycle, the repair is probably going to be rather costly, and time-
consuming. As for you, your gear saved you from something worse.

A solicitor should be consulted ASAP. Somebody screwed up and it wasn't
you. What's the current status of the Moto-Guzzi?
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:56 AM   #24
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I have seen those covers flipped out of their holes by cars all the time. They are just laying next to the holes. Bad design.
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:14 AM   #25
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The small inspection covers are simply placed on steel casings in the pavement , there usually no bolts or fasteners holding them.

As to the motorcycle, the repair is probably going to be rather costly, and time-
consuming. As for you, your gear saved you from something worse.

A solicitor should be consulted ASAP. Somebody screwed up and it wasn't
you. What's the current status of the Moto-Guzzi?
Waiting to hear back from the insurance company, waiting waiting and more waiting...
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:56 PM   #26
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Well the word's in and Insurance is going to total it so, R.I.P. my sweet sweet machine.
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:05 PM   #27
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Well the word's in and Insurance is going to total it so, R.I.P. my sweet sweet machine.
What are you thinking about next? (Or is it too soon?)
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:40 PM   #28
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Well the word's in and Insurance is going to total it so, R.I.P. my sweet sweet machine.
If you don't like it being totaled, you can argue and look for ways to get it fixed more cheaply. It sucks when you lose a vehicle that you really liked and the insurance company gives you a check for a fraction of what you paid for it.
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Old 09-10-2010, 03:45 PM   #29
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Oh nah I prefer it to be totaled. I have total loss coverage so I get paid the MSRP value of the same model bike of the current model year. So even after I pay off the loan I'll have some extra floating around.
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:56 PM   #30
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Do I see a roadstar in your future?


I think you should go back to the best possible bike....a V-Strom.


Though with your luck maybe a Vespa would be better???
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