Main Motorcycle: Triumph Bonneville Black
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Queensland Australia
Other Motorcycle: Suzuki GS500
Crashed it :(
Actually, it was two days ago, but I've just come off the morphine.
Highsided, straight off the right side on a tightening left hand crest. I have no idea what made the rear let go. in hindsight though, making it bite was probably less than optimal. I had just installed new suspension all round, and was tuning it in.
I haven't seen it yet, other than my views of it as I was crawling off the road. At that point I think I went into shock and the rest is a bit blurry.
My mates' told me that the core is still good, but every bit that pokes out is gone. I have memories of it spinning end for end after me down the road. So I think I'll have some time and fun putting it back together.
Luckily for me, I had everything on, Kevlar jeans, capped boots, armour jacket, gloves, and my poor Shoie. Mt whole right side is bruised, and my scapular (shoulder blade?) is in 4 pieces. Bloody Hell I'm off driving and riding for at least 6 weeks. Other than that, a perfect road test for my leathers.
It comes home this weekend, Hooray!! And I'm getting a bike workshop stand for Xmas. I'll be busy...
'06 865 Carby Black Bonnie: Smashed gauge pod and tach, dented Madaz pipes. road adjusted Burleigh Bars, totally destroyed hand controls and rear brake system, bent footpeg bracket, dented tank, ripped seat, and torn cables.