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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Had a small accident today

I knew that riding on a daily basis could be treacherous but man. I was just leaving work and getting ready to take a left turn onto the highway when I hit a spot of fluid left behind from some vehicle. I did not notice it with the sun in my eyes but could clearly see it once I was on the side of the road off my motorcycle.

I slid across two lanes of traffic before I came to a stop and luckily no one ran over me since it was rush hour. I had all of my armor on but still ended up a little bloodied. Amazing how soft we are as humans! The motorcycle is a little messed up right now. I was never so glad in my life that I purchased all of those frame protectors for the bike.

Even still the factory brake and clutch lever are bent. The tail section on the back left side is definitely scuffed and slightly damaged. When I picked up the motorcycle and tried to start it, it did not start. On the second try it fired up and spit out a ton of white smoke. The motorcycle cop (who was also riding a BMW) on the scene told me it was probably flooded and that it was not uncommon to have a little white smoke come out of the exhuast. We let it run for a while and the smoke went away. The motorcycle smells like burnt oil.

I'm not sure if I should be worried at this point about the motorcycle. Everything seems to be running fine considering. It was quite a scene at the intersection with the police, fire and ambulance crews all there. I felt like an idiot even though I know I did everything right. I was more concerned about the motorcycle than myself. It was just one of those things. Glad to still be here...
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 10:17 PM
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Wow, glad you made it safely. The motorcycle can be fixed, don't worry about it too much. I would get some rest and make sure that YOU are good to go. Sometimes adrenaline can hide injuries or whatnot. Anyways chicks dig scars!

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glad to hear you are ok. sorry about your bike, but that can be fixed.

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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 11:44 PM
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glad that you are ok. same happened to me last month on an intersection only difference is that no one stop to help me, i got the wind knocked out of me and i was gasping for air(scared) lol . I ran over some cooling on the asphalt. my bike started right up. but on the next day it was acting up with RPM's bouncing up and down, i took it to BMW and the Diagnose was the computer(ECM) trying to get back to normal. heal up bro so you can get back to riding. Be safe.

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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 11:56 PM
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I hate to hear these type of stories, speedy recovery to you and all the best!

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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 12:55 AM
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Glad you're good man. Rest up and start wrenching when you can!
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 01:41 AM
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Glad u r ok

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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 02:18 AM
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yea the white smoke will be normal. Its just the oil burning off. My buddy ended up wrecking his cbr1000rr on a ride a while back and it was upside down in the trees. When we trucked it back to my house and started tearing it down there was even motor oil in the air box. It may take a while to burn off but its normal.
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 02:23 AM
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good to hear you really did not get hurt .. ride safe

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I'm glad you're ok. Sounds like the bike fared quite well. Ordering sliders real soon! What sliders do you have? What year is your bike.


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