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post #1 of 35 Old 11-03-2012, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Well, as most of these threads start, the odds state that this would happen to me sooner or later and I went down this morning on my 2012 while out on a solo ride.

I was coming into a corner on a country road that ended up having a little gravel in it. When I hit the gravel the rear slid out a bit, which caused me to run the end of the corner wide and into the dirt. That is how I remember it anyway, it happened pretty fast. Once I hit the dirt, it took all I could muster to keep it up. I have watched those videos online of people going down after running wide into the dirt and I thought, I could have saved that. Well let me tell you, once you go off-roading on one of these things, all bets are off.

I laid the bike down at a pretty low speed, but still managed to scratch up the left fairing and snap off the foot peg. I almost feel silly posting this after another member's recent thread. This was obviously nowhere near as bad, but I am still glad to have made out with only a minor scratch on me. I think it is where I landed on a rock.







I am actually kinda glad this happened the way it did. Going down can always be worse and it knocked me back down a bit, as I think I was getting a little too comfortable on the machine. I was wearing an Icon Overlord Prime two piece leather suit, which did it's job like a champ. If I had not been wearing the gear, it would have been a lot worse on me, especially my lower left leg. I am so glad that I wasn't just wearing jeans. Use this as a warning, WEAR YOUR GEAR!

I guess I can now use this fairing for track duty and I can also install some of the parts that I have sitting here waiting to go on, including my CRG GP clutch and Rizoma rearsets. Gotta find the silver lining in the situation.

Anyone know where I can get a good deal on a left side OEM fairing?
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post #2 of 35 Old 11-03-2012, 02:14 PM
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You're right about how quick it happens, and how difficult it is to save like that. Glad it wasn't worse!



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post #3 of 35 Old 11-03-2012, 02:19 PM
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Glad you were wearing your gear! You should consider some case sliders as well...


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that sucks!
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post #5 of 35 Old 11-03-2012, 03:45 PM
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Sorry to hear you went down, happy to hear you are OK!
Going down always sucks, one feels so stupid, at least I did when it happened to me! Been riding for over 25 years, so yes it does unfortunately happen, especially on these high powered "monsters" riding the lovely FM roads at high speeds!

SRM, can you give an example of good sliders, especially if there are some out there for the CBR that does not need modifying the fairings? I have the 2010 CBR1KRR.
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Sorry to hear....glad your ok mane!
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SRM, can you give an example of good sliders, especially if there are some out there for the CBR that does not need modifying the fairings? I have the 2010 CBR1KRR.[/QUOTE]

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post #8 of 35 Old 11-03-2012, 04:18 PM
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I always use going down as an excuse to upgrade too. Glad you're ok. Now get that bike fixed and get back out there.

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Glad you're ok bro! Got rear ended a few weeks ago so I know how you feel! Bike can be fixed just be glad you walked away!


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As long as you were able to walk away and talk about it is all that matters . Plastic and metal can be replaced you cant.
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