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Well it happened, I was doing 55 in a slight curve (speed limit was 70) and a car pulled out in front of me. Administered a swerve and the back end caught gravel. Had all my gear except a jacket on and the saying "dress for the slide not the ride" rings true. Me and my baby got a few scratches but I'm getting her fixed next week. Even driving defensively can hurt. Stay safe out there.
 

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View attachment 601279 View attachment 601280 Well it happened, I was doing 55 in a slight curve (speed limit was 70) and a car pulled out in front of me. Administered a swerve and the back end caught gravel. Had all my gear except a jacket on and the saying "dress for the slide not the ride" rings true. Me and my baby got a few scratches but I'm getting her fixed next week. Even driving defensively can hurt. Stay safe out there.
I've had my scout 60 since May. Love the bike but I've been told all my life that it's not if you have and accident but when. It's gonna happen if you ride. Glade you are ok.
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Thank God you made it through that! It could have ended much differently.
 

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ooof. Glad you're alright 'cept for the rash.
Thanks! Rash ain't terrible considering what could have been.
I've had my scout 60 since May. Love the bike but I've been told all my life that it's not if you have and accident but when. It's gonna happen if you ride. Glade you are ok.
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Thanks Dwayne, definitely heard the same, had a few "I told you so" convos after.
Thank God you made it through that! It could have ended much differently.
Yes sir, helmet was a big factor in that plus laying it down instead of trying to ride it out through a fence. All in all one of the better outcomes.
I don't know what hurts the most after you get up, looking at the damage to your bike or the damage to your body. Glad your ok.
I hear ya on that, watching her hit the grass and roll hurt more than the sliding. Hell I'll put my pride as what hurts the most! Lol
 

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I'm glad you're OK. Seeing pics like these brings home the message that any of us could face the same thing at any time. I hope they get the bike fixed up soon.
 

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That looks like it stings a bit! But otherwise looks like you are OK, and I'm glad you are. Be safe out there guys.
 

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Not to hijack your thread and I'm glad you're ok as well. I've been riding since I was 15 (illegally of course LoL) I am now 46 (or so - I don't keep track anymore) and I had my first accident last year. Luckily for me, the shop I was pulling into had outside video surveillance cameras. So for your viewing enjoyment:


Hit me around 45MPH (I know it doesn't look like that fast on the video) but he hit me hard enough to bend the frame on my BELOVED Vic CCT. May she rest in peace.
 

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Not to hijack your thread and I'm glad you're ok as well. I've been riding since I was 15 (illegally of course LoL) I am now 46 (or so - I don't keep track anymore) and I had my first accident last year. Luckily for me, the shop I was pulling into had outside video surveillance cameras. So for your viewing enjoyment:


Hit me around 45MPH (I know it doesn't look like that fast on the video) but he hit me hard enough to bend the frame on my BELOVED Vic CCT. May she rest in peace.
Oh man! At least you had video although I'm sure you hate watching it! I'm glad you're ok. I didn't have a camera but at least they stopped. Just hate that it happened
 

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To Paraphrase an old firearm safety rule,"Treat every vehicle as if it is on a mission to KILL you." They don't give two pieces of fecal matter about us unless they are one of us. Even with that awareness they will still try to take you out, be vigilant. I have even had young punks on "metrics" try to KILL me. I wish the Castle doctrine applied to motorcycle riding, my ammo bill would be pretty high.
 

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Ouch - hope the driver stopped and provided some insurance information to you. From recent experience from a major accident, the price to fix a MC is about 5 times the cost to build the same MC. After all the smoke cleared after 2.5 months of repairs, the total was $13K on my Vintage (expensive retail prices for parts + labor added). Hope you can get the car driver to cover your costs.
 

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Thank God you're okay brother, can replace jacket and parts, but not you!
Good on ya for wearing the right gear!

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Glad it wasn't worse, for you or your bike.
I also wear all the gear almost all the time and try to drive responsibly, but like your swerve and slide proves, sometimes there's just nothing you can do.
 

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Ouch! Glad that it wasn't worse. Even defensive riding can have a bad outcome. Stay safe out there.
 
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