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Old 11-12-2014, 09:57 PM   #1
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Recovered from my wreck, now the rebuild!

A few months back, I was riding my 1974 R60/6 that I had just got up and running after buying it a few months earlier, and a lady on her cell phone pulled out and broadsided me. I was travelling at about 40mph and my right cylinder struck the front of her Volvo and sent the bike across the street under a truck and me flying ass over end down the street, cracking my full-face helmet and giving me so gnarly roadrash, a sprained wrist and and bruises everywhere. I firmly believe the cylinder sticking out saved my leg. The bike was pretty damaged, unfortunately. The insurance company wanted to total it, but I refused. I'm not getting rid of it, I bought it from a good friends grandfather and it has a lot of history. I got a meager settlement so I'm gonna slowly bring her back to life! I'm upbeat about the whole thing, as it easily could have been MUCH worse. I have a new baby at home so I gotta admit, for the first time in 20+ years of riding the thought of quitting riding has occurred to me...







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Old 11-12-2014, 10:35 PM   #2
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Now that would just piss me off soooooo bad. That is some pretty expensive damage if you had to buy new parts.

I like to think the ding bat on the cell phone had to pay and pay.
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:49 PM   #3
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OUCH .... glad your going to rebuild this .... time to strip it
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:57 AM   #4
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That rocker cover.......
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:36 AM   #5
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That rocker cover.......
Be sure to check the long studs that hold your heads and cylinders together. They're subject to a lot of ugliness in this type of impact.

This means pulling the head and cylinder, then checking that 1) they're straight and 2) none of them pulled threads from the case.

Good to hear you got out of it with minor trauma.

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Old 11-13-2014, 10:06 AM   #6
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Dingbats of phones, that disease is everywhere.

Glad you are alright.

What type of tire is that on the front?
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:12 AM   #7
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What type of tire is that on the front?
It's an old Dunlop Touring Elite. I'm gonna replace it with a new K70.
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:19 AM   #8
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I have some parts, just depending what you need. I'll be near my stockpile in a few weeks.
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:00 AM   #9
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I have some parts, just depending what you need. I'll be near my stockpile in a few weeks.
That would be great!
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:51 PM   #10
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Wow, what a bummer, glad you're alright! Hope that bike will live to see another day. I can probably help you out with a front fender and maybe the rear turn signal bar. I'm just north of PDX, PM me if you need it.
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:56 PM   #11
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Wow, what a bummer, glad you're alright! Hope that bike will live to see another day. I can probably help you out with a front fender and maybe the rear turn signal bar. I'm just north of PDX, PM me if you need it.
Wow, that would be amazing. I live in N. Portland. I'll PM you my phone number.
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:16 PM   #12
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Dingbats of phones, that disease is everywhere.

Glad you are alright.
+1 +1

Seems to be a lot of them here in Stump Town unfortunately. I consider myself real lucky from my little accident with a teen aged driver.

I still have a claim pending for a guy that slammed into me while he was texting on Sandy Bivd. Fortunately his new Lexus fit nicely under the rear of my pick-up. He was doing 35 - 40 and never touched the brakes. Wasted his car, new bumper for me. Unfortunately for me it tweaked my back all while I was on the way to a physical therapy session for a broken collar bone from a low side on the track a couple of months before.

I'm in NEPO if I have anything you need it's yours. PM me on what you're looking for. I might have some mirrors that you seem to need.

What goes around comes around.
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:30 PM   #13
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Hmmmmm...just recently moved from Eastern Oregon to Florence and am finding out just how bad the A-hole factor really is over here. I love to ride but my hide is for sure at greater risk hereabouts. There were 10 fatalities last month on 126 from Florence to Eugene. Can't be any better up Portland way.
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:37 PM   #14
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Hmmmmm...just recently moved from Eastern Oregon to Florence and am finding out just how bad the A-hole factor really is over here. I love to ride but my hide is for sure at greater risk hereabouts. There were 10 fatalities last month on 126 from Florence to Eugene. Can't be any better up Portland way.
In town it sucks all over! I avoid HWY 26 at all costs. But there are plenty of nice back roads to be able to not need 26.
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:09 PM   #15
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I'm in NEPO if I have anything you need it's yours. PM me on what you're looking for. I might have some mirrors that you seem to need.
Thanks so much!
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