So, I've been riding bikes on and off since I was 13. I just turned 34 about a month ago and last week I dropped my first bike which just happened to be my 03 Sprint ST
. I just got new tires that weren't completely broken in yet. This combined with a twisty and some gravel caused me to fishtail and loose control. I went into a ditch and the Sprint hit the ground. I was lucky enough to walk away with only a sprained foot. I was wearing all my gear and the boots saved my ass. I also wasn't going fast since I was in new territory.
I have collision with a $250 deduct. I felt bad making a claim but thats why we pay for insurance, correct ? The damage to the bike was mostly cosmetic minus the right clip on, brake lever, and brake pedal which were all bent from the weight of the bike. I seem to be getting a pretty nice check from the insurance company, and I plan on replacing all of the damaged fairings with new ones. I'm still having a hard time coming to terms with the cost of some of these parts. I would like to come across some stuff used if possible. If anyone has any of the following I listed earlier please hit me up as I would rather throw my money your way instead of evil bay.
I hope this email finds you all well and make sure to gear up before you roll out ! It only takes a minute to be reminded how quickly you can lose control. It's also no fun to look at your bike just sitting there while the weather is so nice outside.
Rob (AKA Gus Walken)