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Macstar
17th September 2007, 22:38
Not to be morbid or tempt fate, but non-motorcyclist are always going on about how dangerous bikes are, so let's do an unofficial club count:

How many of our members have and haven't crashed before? If you did have a crash, describe the damage to you and your bike.

I'll start:

I'm happy to say that in 2-3 years of road riding the worst that's ever happened to me was dropping my bike on a muddy driveway at about 5kph. Just scratched the fairings, bent my indicator stalk and snapped the rear brake lever. Covered the scratch with a sticker, bent the stalk back by hand and bought a new lever.

Update: 4 December 2007

After posting this thread nearly three months ago at least 6 of our members have reported accidents either from their own fault or others in this time. Whilst not every member replied, it would appear that the vast majority of our riders have in fact binned at some stage.

Surprisingly, no serious injuries were reported in the any of the recent accidents apart from bashed up bikes.

5 Dec:

This was pointed out to me in another thread:

http://www.ltsa.govt.nz/research/toll.html

38 motorcycle deaths this year!

twinkle
18th September 2007, 06:20
Any crash on or off road?

6 i think...

I've fallen off bicycles many more times than i have motorbikes. And when I drive cars people seem to start crashing into me :rolleyes:
That would make bicycles more dangerous than motorbikes?

edit: ha just realised i'm not actually a member yet.

carbacca
18th September 2007, 07:26
i have dropped it smack bang in the middle of mt eden village right after the lights, low speed so not much damage. snapped mirror off and gear shift peg. had to limp home in first gear only.

i aint member either but i figure i hang out with you guys enough so i should probably sign up

Squiggles
18th September 2007, 07:35
4 times,

1 slide on an oil patch in the wet on my rgv (caused scrape on fairing),

1 into a car on the rgv (car pulled out infront and stopped), caused no damage since i managed to lose 99% of my speed before hitting, ended up just dropping the bike :doh:

1 on mt eden road on the gn (car pulled out infront, i clipped the white line while braking and swerving to avoid, lost the front, but didnt hit the car! woot!) bent a handlebar riser

my wee off on the weekend, broke a rearset :doh:

+ several stationary drops

bomma
18th September 2007, 08:25
ive had 3, all within auckland

1) got nicked from the side at low speed by a dick in a car who didnt look before changing lanes (cost him $1500 to replace 3 broken fairings on my ol FXR150 :D)

2) t-boned at royal oak roundabout at bout 40kph..first non-plane flight experience...wrote my bros bike off

3) was cleaning my mirrors, when i looked up the car in front had stopped without indication and i went smack bang into the back at bout 60kph....2nd non-plane flight experience, wrote my FXR off

p.s. lmao at steve and his stationary drops!! NOOOOOOB!!!!! :rofl: :lol:

Squiggles
18th September 2007, 10:20
p.s. lmao at steve and his stationary drops!! NOOOOOOB!!!!! :rofl: :lol:


hanne was so excited to see a steam train she lept off.... before my foot was down.
and a couple of others when my legs were so wet and cold they just gave in :Oops:

EJK
18th September 2007, 14:15
Lets see...

1) Dropped my bike on the RHS :Oops: unfortunately the rear brake lever was long enough to act as a lever to break the Rear-brake mechanics :argh: and :doh:

and thats about it....YET lol
So far so good :cool:
I'm now being extremely cautious :wari:

Folcan
18th September 2007, 15:53
have had 1 crash so far in my 2.5years of riding, caused by a cage. the damage to me was just a bruse or 2, my bike however. bent LHS handlebar, the front rhs fairing was split into a bunch of pieces and the back lhs was scratched pretty bad. there wasnt any witnesses, and the guy tried to blame it on me. but after a while he just didnt contact me anymore.

I rebuilt the fairing with fibreglass and spray painted it myself and got decals made, it looked sweet. This was with my FZR btw

Other then that nothing really has happened

Phurrball
18th September 2007, 17:40
One bin after 2 years riding.

Right in front of the registry by the pedestrian crossing after a car reversed out in front of me in an unusual fashion. Should have avoided it by anticipating muppet driving in that area...

In a completely unrelated event, I joined the SMC the next day...

Claim still not sorted out fully, and has to go to disputes tribunal hearing. At least being a final-year law student helps with that one :devil2:

On the plus side, insurance picked up the tab for all the cosmetic damage and the bike is now mint and for sale :)

I just need my $500 excess back!!!

cowpoos
18th September 2007, 17:47
Not to be morbid or tempt fate, but non-motorcyclist are always going on about how dangerous bikes are, so let's do an unofficial club count:

How many of our members have and haven't crashed before? If you did have a crash, describe the damage to you and your bike.

I'll start:

I'm happy to say that in 2-3 years of road riding the worst that's ever happened to me was dropping my bike on a muddy driveway at about 5kph. Just scratched the fairings, bent my indicator stalk and snapped the rear brake lever. Covered the scratch with a sticker, bent the stalk back by hand and bought a new lever.
whats the SMC club?

motorbyclist
18th September 2007, 18:24
i've had countless dirt bike crashes, but only one serious one, where - and this is brilliant - on muriwai beach a 4wd decided to do a 90 turn without looking and i happened to be passing at about 70-80kph at the time AFTER following him for a while. i swerved and luckily i used the .5 of a second to get my leg out from between bike and car, and then impaled my chest on the handle bar, which hurt somewhat. dick gave false details too, nearly wrote off bike but i got secondhand parts and the frame seems straight enough despite the dent.


as for the road:
on my learners, at night in the wet, i hit some oil on a roundabout - broke mirror and fixed with glue - yet no-one stopped to see if i was ok, nor would they stop to let me wheel the bike off the intersection. also had a stationary drop where my shoelaces looped around the brake lever:argh:

on my restricted a 4wd stopped without any brake lights to turn right an i didn't notice till the last minute:shit: - i clipped their bullbar with my handle bar at 80kph and proceeded with a massive speed wobble off the road and into gravel - god only knows how i kept it upright, made the corner and stopped.

as for the vfr on my full licence - well that thing is so damn good and with my skill i've been able to dodge, regain traction, and stoppie my way out of trouble so far!

MY friends;

my 1st younger brother, on my old fxr, had a 14 year old girl unsupervised in a 4wd do a u-turn outside her house without looking. wrote off bike (worth 3k at the time). her dad told us to fuck off or he'd "smash" us. we called the cops, the dumbasses gave him false details even though he was at their house and told the cop that the girl was ok to drive alone unlicenced and uninsured because she was "learning". girl got ticketed, and after 3 court ruling, all against her, we got nothing.

and the best one of all;
me and my mate were cruising down muriwai at about 50kph - low tide. i was riding on the edge of the waves and he was keeping out of the salt. a 4wd was parked about 2 km north from the bike park, way up on the dry sand. the DUMBASS had a kite line out, and put the reel next to his front wheel on the far (north) side of his car, and was running the linel across the beach to his hand where he was holding it above his head -note on a dirtbike your head is about same height as standing.
at the last moment i realised what he was holding, and ducked.
then i heard the sound of a kite line snapping, looked over my shoulder and saw my mate lying back on his bike, and sitting back up. i stopped, he came over and asked, "what is wrong with my neck?" - he didn't know what he had hit. i took one glance and went "OH FUCK":shit:

motorbyclist
18th September 2007, 18:55
once the nylon line had hit him at his collar height and feeling something tugging he had leant backwards, the nylon then proceeded run through his shirt, into his flesh and up the muscles before snapping and taking off the slice with it.

so i was staring at a gash right across my mate's neck about 1.5 inches high.

i told him to go back to the 4wd and when we got there the dickhead was all "wtf you cut my finger". i told him we needed a first aid kit and he was all "uh i think i've got one". having only one bandage wrapped around his neck he asshole then refused to take us to help, and told us to ride 12KM down the beach to the surf club. we then waited 20 minutes for an ambulance, and then upon arrival hospital sat in a&e for 3 hours before he got any pain killers. surgery was at some time in the morning, where they simply stretched and stitched the wound closed - with SEVENTEEN stitches. he was off work for a few weeks, and had to deal with burns from the nylon around his neck (which luckily stopped alot of bleeding when it happened). one hell of a scar which he'll always have.

when the ambulance picked us up we left out bikes at the surf club, and his dad went and picked up our van and our bikes and came to the hospital. the 4wd guy was at the club complaining about his cut finger and was getting abused by the surfies, and apparently sometime around midnight some asshole went into the hospital parking building, broke into the van and stole my mate's bike! the cops said they found the thief but waited for some reason and never recovered the uninsured bike worth 5k at the time and the asshole did a runner.

all in all it was an epic fail - the one time we didn't bring a first aid kit nor cellphone due to not ever needing the kit and no signal up there. also ruined his family get-together as they all ended up at the hospital after i called mid bbq to tell them where we were and what had happened

motorbyclist
18th September 2007, 18:56
MORAL OF THE STORY: stay well clear of 4WDs - the occupants are retards, no exception (and by 4wd, i mean any vehicle with 4 wheels)

cowpoos
18th September 2007, 19:06
MORAL OF THE STORY: stay well clear of 4WDs - the occupants are retards, no exception (except for work utes, they're different)
there are alot of motorcyclists that drive 4x4's and there are alot of very good drivers that drive them also...so I think you should shut you mouth with comments like that and get a grip...and grow the fuck up!!! come on!!

motorbyclist
18th September 2007, 19:40
there are alot of motorcyclists that drive 4x4's and there are alot of very good drivers that drive them also...so I think you should shut you mouth with comments like that and get a grip...and grow the fuck up!!! come on!!

i ride on the assumption that everyone out there is a blind idiot and seem to be proved right again and again -it's a very wise approach

funnily enough this approach is what has helped me to avoid and/or pre-empt a large number of near misses over the years

(hell even my dad who's been riding 30 years drives a ute when it's raining/he needs to - and we both can agree that rear visibility is not one of it's strong points)

note i did edit the post to make it a bit more sensible and less offensive (what i meant is that women/mother's on the school run, along with the elderly, are the most absent minded/distracted out there -edit:and people on cell phones)

Macstar
19th September 2007, 08:39
I noticed Kim hasn't shared?

klyong82
19th September 2007, 09:04
Well had one drop while street dragging on a RG 8 years ago. Wasn't my bike but belonged to the "brothers". Broke a bone on my left pinky finger and I cannot bend it properly till this day. This was probably the worst I had

Dropped/crashed/slipped my CBR250 as I was doing a hard left turn at a junction. No big damages just scratches on the left fairing. Will never use Dunlop Arrowmaxes.

Almost dropped my CBR900RRS on a mud patch while pushing it but manage to hold the bike at the tank part at a 45 degree angle for 10mins till someone saw me and gave me a hand. No scratches and I was exhausted holding and pushing the heavy beast...

HungusMaximist
19th September 2007, 10:23
Almost dropped my CBR900RRS on a mud patch while pushing it but manage to hold the bike at the tank part at a 45 degree angle for 10mins till someone saw me and gave me a hand. No scratches and I was exhausted holding and pushing the heavy beast...

I think it's a good time to start hitting the Gym aye. :lol:

HungusMaximist
19th September 2007, 12:22
I have had numerous drops moving my bike around but only one serious incident on a bike (actually a moped).

This was in Australia before I had my mototcycle and I was riding around a on a nice 50cc moped.

I don't know what exactly I was doing on pedestrian walkway, but I was zipping down flipping past through the suburbs on a straight piece of pathway, through the corner of my eye the next thing I notice was a big fucken bumper comming out from my left.

SMACK I go, did a nice superman dive and a rolly poly on to the grass on my right *phew*. I was pretty dazed and confused at what the heck happened but I was lucky that I didn't get hurt. I realised it was a big massive SUV that hit me, the lady mum jumped outta the car was pretty shocked at what happen and she mentioned she usually beep the horn when comming out of drive ways but this time her friends baby was taking an afternoon nap so she didn't bother (great I thought).

Yep. I learnt my lesson about riding on foot paths.

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xwhatsit
19th September 2007, 20:54
Three days after I got my licence, I decided I was going to go on a KB ride. No gear, dodgy rear tyre, first time over 80kph.

Managed to keep it together until Kaiaua, but on the way home I did the usual trick of running wide on a corner. Hit gravel, hit fence, over the bars head first. Thank goodness for the fence, a large drop down a near-vertical bank.

Bent forks, scratched tail/exhaust. No gloves, so hands were bloodied. Visor scratched to hell, small chip off helmet's chin-guard paint.

Gained more than I lost. Learned a healthy respect for eating tarmac; crashing at the same speed on a mountain bike, you come off much better. Bikes are more painful. Also got to know GiJoe1313, who escorted me back to his house and cleaned up my hands/checked over my bike. Lent me some gloves that he still won't let me return. After seeing a photo of my hands, Quasievil gave me some prototype gear for free.

Lose one crash, gain one community.

skidMark
19th September 2007, 21:25
How describe the damage to you and your bike.



crash 1:

ME:monkeybike, broken elbow,

BIKE: snapped footped bent bars dented tank bent forks....etc


i can't be bothered listing the rest, lets just say ive had 9 :doh:

bomma
20th September 2007, 11:36
i can't be bothered listing the rest, lets just say ive had 9 :doh:

wudnt bother upgrading if i was you....well until you change the way you ride anyway...

not judging or anything but just looking out for your safety....bigger bike = bigger crashes

ehab2weelr
20th September 2007, 12:41
well i have crashed but never in an smc ride.... it was a kb ride where i bened my bike...:rolleyes:
shes all good now...hahah:2thumbsup:lol:

Chrislost
22nd September 2007, 18:45
ive never crashed.
i have not even dropped a bike.
there was one time where the exaust leavered the rear wheel of the ground and nearly highsided me though.
apart from that not even a close call.

i must not be riding hard enough or somthing:crybaby:

motorbyclist
22nd September 2007, 19:35
what? i heard you binned the gsxr last week

Chrislost
22nd September 2007, 19:40
never!
i found some scratches on the fairings tho.
not sure how they got there.

bomma
25th September 2007, 19:25
:lol: legendary chris....legendary :rofl:

breakaway
26th September 2007, 12:39
my 1st younger brother, on my old fxr, had a 14 year old girl unsupervised in a 4wd do a u-turn outside her house without looking. wrote off bike (worth 3k at the time). her dad told us to fuck off or he'd "smash" us. we called the cops, the dumbasses gave him false details even though he was at their house and told the cop that the girl was ok to drive alone unlicenced and uninsured because she was "learning". girl got ticketed, and after 3 court ruling, all against her, we got nothing.

Reading shit like this really rages me up :no:

Anyway, my first bin:

Was going a bit fast around a corner, lost the front end, bike lowsided, and was rapidly approaching the edge of a 2m bank, so I just hopped off, rolled for a bit, and came to a stop safely in some bushes. Bike landed upside down on some rocks.

Hanne
26th September 2007, 17:09
Well, I didn't 'crash' crash yet. And i don't intend to.

However I did the hard way the importance of putting a GN siestand down BEFORE you hop off it. ><

The crack on my fairing is from slipping on the curb by Stephen's house, catching the bike, and having the front wheel slide down anyway. As I was going less than 5k at the time it wasn't really a 'crash', but a drop. Which won't happen again!

Yes, very exotic stories form me, I know :P

bomma
27th September 2007, 20:23
Yes, very exotic stories form me, I know :P

dont worry hanne stephen tells us waaaay more exotic stories bout you :niceone: hehehe good on ya steve

klyong82
27th September 2007, 20:46
dont worry hanne stephen tells us waaaay more exotic stories bout you :niceone: hehehe good on ya steve

Yeah Hanne.......Stephen tells us so many mouth watering exotic stories about you......:lol::lol: especially when it comes to coookies.....mmmmmmmmmhhhh

smoky
27th September 2007, 21:41
I was messing about in a quarry we rode in a lot – I went flat out up this dirt face about 10 meters high – leapt into the air at the top, only to find out that the platform at the top had been dug away and it was 10 meters, plus my jump height, down; did a bit of damage.
Another time we were setting up hay bale ramps to jump 5 wire fences, unfortunately the bale gave up on the third jump and I ended up in the fence.
Once I was cruising out to a party in the back of Waingaro with a crate of Waikato on the tank, pegged out in a corner and high sided – glass everywhere.
Some mates and I were ripping around an open cast mine when two of us got too close to another bike – clipped, unfortunately I went over the edge and took a tumble down the mine face – bike was unfixable and I had a few broken ribs, 21 stitches to my knee – and surgery a few years later to try to fix it.
Going flat out on my new’ish Katana 650 trying to take a long sweeping corner as fast as I could, on state 27, a tractor and trailer pulled out of a farm gate in front of me, truck coming the other way – I ended up going off road into a 7 foot deep drain full of blackberry, tore my riding gear to pieces and ripped a bit of skin off – pulling stuff out of my body for weeks – bike was scratched but in one piece.
Riding my customised chopped tiger (stupid ape hangers) when I got my scalf caught in the back wheel – ripped off the back of the bike and dragged along the road on my knees.
Visit to the hospital, 6 weeks off work healing, inch deep groove cut into my neck made for some interesting conversations for a few years.
T boned a Holden – he was indicating to turn right, I went to his left, unfortunately so did he?

I’m not going to post anymore or you will all think I’m a loose unit or something.
I must point out it has been over 20 years since I came off.
I have stacked a couple of cages as well, when I was a teenager – actually I fell off a car once!!!
I am grateful I am still here, I am extra grateful I never injured anyone else, as a dumb arse young fella.

motorbyclist
27th September 2007, 21:46
T boned a Holden – he was indicating to turn right, I went to his left, unfortunately so did he


same thing happened to my dad when he was my age (guy indicates and moves right, then dives left into driveway)

Macstar
28th September 2007, 07:04
I’m not going to post anymore or you will all think I’m a loose unit or something.
I must point out it has been over 20 years since I came off.
I have stacked a couple of cages as well, when I was a teenager – actually I fell off a car once!!!
I am grateful I am still here, I am extra grateful I never injured anyone else, as a dumb arse young fella.

Jeeeeeez mate! I bet your accidents didn't start there though? Your first pushchair ride, tricycle, 1st skateboard, bicycle etc etc.

bomma
28th September 2007, 07:11
lol shot smoky glad to still have you round and good to know that you've wisened up a lil since then :2thumbsup

Macstar
28th September 2007, 07:21
I was a stupid (but young) boy racer in my teens and early 20s. I had four car crashes that totalled 2 cars. I lost my license 3 times and clocked up close to $5000 in court fines and speeding tickets. What it took for me to smarten up was my last crash / loss of license when I lost control and nearly hit a bunch of pedestrians. Could have killed a kid or someone that day.

The positive from this was that I didn't get into motorbikes until my mid-20s, once I had 'woken up' and since 2001 have not had a single accident or speeding ticket. I can confidently say that I woudn't be here today if I had of been riding bikes (instead of cars) during my boyracer phase.

It was only from 2006 that I could finally get vehicle insurance again too (a consequence of repeated crashes and losses of license).

I think my other saving grace of today when it comes to avoiding crashes is the 5 years I rode a bicycle around Akl city. You develop a sixth sense on a bicycle as every other motorist IS THE ENEMY and they will kill you if you give them the chance. If a car looks like it might pull out in front of you... IT WILL. You search the drivers' seat of parked cars to see if they're going to open the door in front of you, you learn to look through the rear window of the driver in front of you to see what way their head is looking incase they decide to radically change lanes, you constantly look over your shoulder for who's behind you and you wisen up to the common scenarios where drivers are likely to cut you off etc etc.

Taking these cycling skills with me to my motorbike helps me to prevent 50k zone crashes almost daily when I'm commuting in Akl.

Anyway, bit of a diversion from the thread - but maybe this rant could help other hoons or commuters.

klyong82
28th September 2007, 08:04
Macstar, what a history!! Lost of licence 3 times...great to hear you have wisen up and as they always say we all learn from our mistakes. I bet the other saving grace was Mei. Like to say that I have been on many rides with Macstar and he is a safe and careful rider so don't be afraid to ride with him.

cheers bro

bomma
28th September 2007, 11:15
i never understood the thrill dat boy racers got out of driving their insanely soupped up cars up and down queen st makin a ton of noise and wasting a TON of gas....guess ther are a few of em looking out for the drag train...but even then its bloody pointless.....think 0-100 in 5secs is quick?? jump on a k7 gixxer thou and you'll be crappin your pants while you're flying off the back...dumshits

Hanne
28th September 2007, 13:05
......Stephen tells us so many mouth watering exotic stories about you......


??!

Ok, changing the topic! Isaac, I am glad you are still around because I got to meet you and you are really quite nice :P Actually I would let my sister ride pillion with you, and I wouldn't trust many people to do that. So it is good you got sensible!
:sunny:

Macstar
28th September 2007, 13:31
Oh shucks fellas! Cheers, I still have a bit of an andrenalin seeking streak in me but yeah, plan to reach an old age.

I hope this thread (accidents) will be useful for our club members and other readers, cause as it has demonstrated, many of us crash. Riding bikes aint all glory and sometimes a bit of respectful fear is a good thing to keep you in check.

But having said that, most of our members (that I have ridden with) have good protective gear and ride quite safely so I think the club in general is doing a good job. Be good to aim for zero bins on our rides, errr, maybe from now on....!

bomma
28th September 2007, 14:26
But having said that, most of our members.....ride quite safely

hafnt you ridden with chris yet?!?! :calm:


Be good to aim for zero bins on our rides, errr, maybe from now on....!

well if that's our aim then ehab's not gonna b allowed on anymore rides :rofl:

Hemz
8th October 2007, 15:56
No bins in 1 year of riding, pretty much every day to uni and the occasional weekened ride. Not too many close shaves either, much better than I expected when comtemplating buying a bike..

motorbyclist
8th October 2007, 16:00
alot of it has to do with your riding style and riding skill

if you're patient/defensive, with years of experience, there's not much that'll stuff you up,

whereas if you're a nutter who's only been riding for a month you're another statistic

bomma
8th October 2007, 18:18
No bins in 1 year of riding, pretty much every day to uni and the occasional weekened ride. Not too many close shaves either, much better than I expected when comtemplating buying a bike..

congrats man!! and lets hope it keeps going that way :niceone:


alot of it has to do with your riding style and riding skill

if you're patient/defensive, with years of experience, there's not much that'll stuff you up,

whereas if you're a nutter who's only been riding for a month you're another statistic

umm last i checked experience doesnt stop cars pulling out of side-streets erratically or doing the other million dumb things that cagers do every single day....specially around town....

but yea in general riding wise helps!! read macstars post about things to look out for and stuff if you want anymore tips....its further up from this post on this page

motorbyclist
8th October 2007, 18:36
umm last i checked experience doesnt stop cars pulling out of side-streets erratically or doing the other million dumb things that cagers do every single day....specially around town....


experience helps you better predict random things like that (there are many signs you should be aware of), and experience helps you better avoid it (even if it's a matter of stopping/swerving without locking/sliding) and again alot comes back to your riding style - ie keeping out of trouble in the first place, not undertaking/overtaking slow vehicles unless they are definetley not turning etc etc

myself i'm no stranger to using my horn to get attention, and always have my fingers hovering over the brake/clutch. both are things every rider should be doing.
also, how many of you feel confident in emergency stopping? i know just to get my learners i had to ride at a brick wall waiting for the instructors signal to stop - on a dodgy cb100 - and he never gave it until the absolute last moment - which i suspect is why the cb100 was so dodgy - and it was bloody scary, so the first 2 times i stopped early but the third i used my balls rather than my brain and got it :laugh:

bomma
9th October 2007, 22:38
[B] i know just to get my learners i had to ride at a brick wall waiting for the instructors signal to stop - on a dodgy cb100 - and he never gave it until the absolute last moment - which i suspect is why the cb100 was so dodgy - and it was bloody scary, so the first 2 times i stopped early but the third i used my balls rather than my brain and got it :laugh:

and was the instructor rofling while you were doing this?? i think you've been had andy....dont think thats a requirement for passing the basic handling test mate.....im guessin the instructor was bored and gettin his thrills from watching you shit yourself :lol:

at least it taught you a valuable lesson :niceone:

motorbyclist
10th October 2007, 16:51
it was part of the "emergency stop", and the carpark was too small to do it any other way, well, no it wasn't that small, but it was a good lesson nontheless

i shouldn't complain, he was even kind enough to put down the date as the day after my turning 15, when we actually did it the week before:cool:

kwjoon1
7th November 2007, 21:50
Not to be morbid or tempt fate, but non-motorcyclist are always going on about how dangerous bikes are, so let's do an unofficial club count:

How many of our members have and haven't crashed before? If you did have a crash, describe the damage to you and your bike.

I'll start:

I'm happy to say that in 2-3 years of road riding the worst that's ever happened to me was dropping my bike on a muddy driveway at about 5kph. Just scratched the fairings, bent my indicator stalk and snapped the rear brake lever. Covered the scratch with a sticker, bent the stalk back by hand and bought a new lever.
as of last sunday.. +1 on your have crashed list.
However, it was a cleary avoidable accident if i hadnt made presumptions.

Jahdafario
10th November 2007, 00:00
havent crashed yet, but when I do, It'll prolly be fatal, so trying to avoid it

:devil2:

YLWDUC
10th November 2007, 01:46
Low side, the result of a non-licensed driver not seeing me when he pulled out of his driveway. And I only had a headlight and bright green vest on at the time.

motorbyclist
10th November 2007, 01:50
yeah, often i think when cagers say "didn't see" they really mean "didn't look"

ehab2weelr
10th November 2007, 14:24
yeah, often i think when cagers say "didn't see" they really mean "didn't look"

i couldnt have put it better my self. :first:
hah

bomma
11th November 2007, 09:04
i couldnt have put it better my self. :first:
hah

you're right ehab.....we all know how "good" your spelling is so i doubt that "you could have put it better yourself" :bleh::laugh:

ehab2weelr
11th November 2007, 09:29
you're right ehab.....we all know how "good" your spelling is so i doubt that "you could have put it better yourself" :bleh::laugh:

how would a green zx7r look on its side??? himmm??:shifty:

you asked for it??????
its war!!!!!! hahahahahahahah :2guns:

Macstar
11th November 2007, 17:42
Another timely reminder today boys and girls of how vital keeping to the left on corners is. Me and another biker would have been wiped out today as we traveled around a tight corner near Piha IF we hadn't of been on the left side of our lane. Note, I said leftside of OUR LANE, not just left of the centre line.

Guy in a red car decided to cross the centre line as he overtook a turning car (on a blind corner of course).

IF YOU DON'T ALREADY AND FOR YOUR OWN GOOD, PLEASE TRY TO KEEP IN THE LEFT HALF OF YOUR LANE ON TIGHT / BLIND CORNERS.

klyong82
11th November 2007, 17:48
Another timely reminder today boys and girls of how vital keeping to the left on corners is. Me and another biker would have been wiped out today as we traveled around a tight corner near Piha IF we hadn't of been on the left side of our lane. Note, I said leftside of OUR LANE, not just left of the centre line.

Guy in a red car decided to cross the centre line as he overtook a turning car (on a blind corner of course).

IF YOU DON'T ALREADY AND FOR YOUR OWN GOOD, PLEASE TRY TO KEEP IN THE LEFT HALF OF YOUR LANE ON TIGHT / BLIND CORNERS.


Todays ride was action pack. I had a black Holden that almost cross the centre lane on those tight twisty roads.... Got a sore wrist now...Time to wash the bike...

motorbyclist
21st November 2007, 22:27
But having said that, most of our members (that I have ridden with) have good protective gear and ride quite safely so I think the club in general is doing a good job. Be good to aim for zero bins on our rides, errr, maybe from now on....!

:Oops::whistle:

dunno how i did it, but i did it badly

was going to be fine till the bike got traction and highsided

lucky to only walk away with a bruise. dad isn't happy. i was going to leave the cosmetics and only fix the radiator/mirrors, but he's making me repair and repaint the fairings, which is going to take fukin aaages

and i wasn't even going hard... nor was i speeding... nor was i racing..... so all the things i've been being told not to do were not the cause of the accident.... maybe running on under 5 hours sleep had a part to play

HungusMaximist
21st November 2007, 22:58
^ I was about to come today but I had a job interview..

Look at what I missed aye! So what exactly happened?

Bro, it's all good, crashing/falling off is all part of riding a motorcycle. Lucky you didn't come off worse aye! A paint job, a new mirror a new screen will do her real good!

People who have never dropped/crashed are usually pussies.... !

motorbyclist
21st November 2007, 23:13
^ I was about to come today but I had a job interview..

Look at what I missed aye! So what exactly happened?
well you'll have to come on friday to find out won't ya:bleh::beer:



Bro, it's all good, crashing/falling off is all part of riding a motorcycle. Lucky you didn't come off worse aye! A paint job, a new mirror a new screen will do her real good!


plus radiator needs looking at:doh:

Chrislost
22nd November 2007, 00:11
i had my an off today.

i was only in a tshirt and pants too.

but the bike took out the tree and made a nice comfortable pillow for me to land on:innocent:

must have been somthing in the air eh andrew?

motorbyclist
22nd November 2007, 00:36
haha, yea now i think about it i crashed two 400s today

but your one was definetly the most awesome/hilarious crash i've seen in a while:clap:

Macstar
22nd November 2007, 07:16
:Oops::whistle:dunno how i did it, but i did it badly

Jeez mate, sorry to hear. Damage doesn't look too bad. Buy your brother's FXR off him!

You'd have scared the crap out of the learners on the ride!


i had my an off today. i was only in a tshirt and pants too.

You're just trying to wind people up, yours was off road on a dirt bike eh?

klyong82
22nd November 2007, 11:14
Darn glad you are ok Andrew. Bike does not look that bad more like cosmetic. I think I'll go invest in a pair of frame sliders

motorbyclist
22nd November 2007, 11:46
Jeez mate, sorry to hear. Damage doesn't look too bad. Buy your brother's FXR off him!


lol he's not 15 till july, so for now it's the "spare bike" and seeing as it corners so damn effortlessly well i don't mind if it's got no power.... might save me getting another speeding ticket (yeah right!)


Darn glad you are ok Andrew. Bike does not look that bad more like cosmetic. I think I'll go invest in a pair of frame sliders

yeah now i wish i had had them

the subframe is bent sideways a fair bit and a radiator got squished and now leaks, but otherwise the rear was scratched/bent slightly anyway and the front is fibreglass so repairable with a bit of work

i might redo the rear fairings too and have the whole bike looking brand new again, keep the original honda paintjob and all:first:

my homage to the best 400cc bike ever manufactured:Punk:

westie
22nd November 2007, 12:17
Well I've never really crashed on the road(like chrislost).
Only dropped bike in embarhassing manner in middle of road when petrol ran out and I was stopped.:doh:

But I did manage to have a pretty good bang up on the track last weekend.
First crash. I am no longer the virgin I used to be.

EJK
22nd November 2007, 12:32
:Oops::whistle:

dunno how i did it, but i did it badly

was going to be fine till the bike got traction and highsided

lucky to only walk away with a bruise. dad isn't happy. i was going to leave the cosmetics and only fix the radiator/mirrors, but he's making me repair and repaint the fairings, which is going to take fukin aaages

and i wasn't even going hard... nor was i speeding... nor was i racing..... so all the things i've been being told not to do were not the cause of the accident.... maybe running on under 5 hours sleep had a part to play

Yeah you are the luckiest I've seen :shit:
Just some fairing damage + minor radiator damage + bits of RHS mirror and indicator.

No bent brake lever, nothing else...

The helmet actually DID save you from the barbed wires lol

motorbyclist
22nd November 2007, 12:36
before (http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/photopost/data/500/DSCF0156.JPG)
after (http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/photopost/data/500/DSCF03161.JPG)

dent in the tank too....

motorbyclist
22nd November 2007, 12:45
The helmet actually DID save you from the barbed wires lol

yeah, then chris knocked it off the tank onto the ground anyway lol

there's a couple of "scuffed on ground" marks among th barbed wire scratches too. pretty glad i was wearing all my gear and i landed mostly in grass without propely hitting the fence (and glad that before highsiding i dodged that power pole)

had that helmet for two years now, i think it might be time for a new one anyway

did anyone's helmet not get dropped/kicked on that ride?

EJK
22nd November 2007, 13:12
lmao you reminded me that Chris kicked my helmet lolol

Squiggles
22nd November 2007, 16:27
Bring it by and ill help pull it to pieces for straightening :eek:

motorbyclist
22nd November 2007, 16:36
it's going to live in the shed till the radiator is sorted.... managed to get david's cbr straightened yesterday so hoping mine will be just as successful

EJK
22nd November 2007, 16:37
Bring it by and ill help pull it to pieces for straightening :eek:


it's going to live in the shed till the radiator is sorted.... managed to get david's cbr straightened yesterday so hoping mine will be just as successful

You've got too many good friends Motorbyclist. lol

klyong82
22nd November 2007, 19:24
lmao you reminded me that Chris kicked my helmet lolol

Oh you dont wanna touch my helmet... i will take you out...

motorbyclist
22nd November 2007, 19:36
i proposed writing it off and using insurance to buy another one but dad's trying to teach me a lesson by making me fix the fairings.... plus my uncle is a panelbeater so it's not like i don't have the means to fix them....

would appreciate the extra hands bending the rear back though

HungusMaximist
22nd November 2007, 20:21
plus my uncle is a panelbeater so it's not like i don't have the means to fix them....

would appreciate the extra hands bending the rear back though

Would appreciate if you introduced your to uncle to us!

Hooks us bro.. :headbang:

klyong82
22nd November 2007, 22:54
Haha I did something mean today. I painted Bomma's Ninja... I am in so much trouble :shit: I might need to crash it and write it off.

motorbyclist
22nd November 2007, 23:01
just set fire to your garage and he'll never find out;)

ital916
29th November 2007, 06:06
I've crashed twice...put it down to noob riding skills and a wicked awsome bike lol First time i hit the ol two stroke power band going around an uphill corner, being a noob i applied a bit of brakes and wam low side but came off relatively unscathed.Second time..well check my angry post lol pretty much my tank of petrol went missing while i was working...on ride home noob skills plus not realising no petrol + corner = faster low side = me having to tape up my jacket lol and my nice bike being a little scratched and broken. lol Lessons....check the tank after work and use rear brake in emergencies and when hill starting. I live to ride another day though as i am lucky it all happened low speed.

Peace

D

motorbyclist
29th November 2007, 10:28
use rear brake in emergencies

in an emergency where you want to stop you use the front or both. the rear has less than a quarter of your braking power

in a corner, brakes will make your bike heavy and hard to turn, but brakes in corners usually lead to disaster.

that said, using the rear brake is a good way to slightly modify your speed without engine braking

if you need to stop, use both


easy solution is to pay attention (i can vouch for that), look around the corner at all times, and don't go in too fast (pays to follow someone and use them as an indicator, but dont target fix on them)

class dismissed

ital916
29th November 2007, 18:39
thats what i meant lol use the rear brake with front in emergiencies and went stopped on a hill. sorry

Macstar
29th November 2007, 22:59
brakes in corners usually lead to disaster.

pay attention (i can vouch for that), look around the corner at all times, and don't go in too fast (pays to follow someone and use them as an indicator, but dont target fix on them)

class dismissed

I was about to give you some shit on corners that lead to disaster, but I see you added that disclaimer "I can vouch for that". Better get that Vfr going again for the much anticipated ride with the KTM.

motorbyclist
30th November 2007, 00:40
I was about to give you some shit on corners that lead to disaster, but I see you added that disclaimer "I can vouch for that". Better get that Vfr going again for the much anticipated ride with the KTM.

i swear, looking at that corner again on wenesday and my memory of the accident, i must've zoned out or something, and didn't look up around the corner. should've gone to bed earlier the night before.

and yeah, i need some muscle to help me bend the rear back into line, hopefully i can pick up my radiator tomorrow, i'll buy a new indicator and probably ride her naked while the fairings are being repaired

ital916
30th November 2007, 06:23
Yo motorb what happened dude? You bin on a corner? All good?? How bads the bike.

motorbyclist
30th November 2007, 12:28
Yo motorb what happened dude? You bin on a corner? All good?? How bads the bike.

http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showpost.php?p=1306876&postcount=57

fairing damage, radiator damage, wingmirror and indicator, plus subframe bent

oh, and i got a bruise

what happened? i was tired and not paying attention, so basically went straight off a corner, and once i realised what i was doing i didn't look back around the corner, so really just rode straight off, dodged a pole, got sideways and once i thought i'd be sweet i highsided (bike got traction and flipped over onto it's side, catapulting me off)

EJK
4th December 2007, 11:31
Now i binned
http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php?t=62350

Macstar
4th December 2007, 11:50
Update: 4 December 2007

Since posting this thread nearly three months ago at least 6 of our members have reported accidents either from their own fault or others. Whilst not every member replied, it would appear that the vast majority of our riders have in fact binned at some stage.

Surprisingly, no serious injuries were reported in the any of the recent accidents apart from bashed up bikes.

motorbyclist
4th December 2007, 15:14
now i'm sure if you look at the records, we officially have over a hundred members....

Macstar
4th December 2007, 16:48
now i'm sure if you look at the records, we officially have over a hundred members....

Fair call, let's say then:

The vast majority of our KB active members i.e. the known ones that come to rides and post here on KB.

motorbyclist
4th December 2007, 17:49
yeah, the members who regularly ride and maintain contact do seem to tend to have accdents..... especially when they're pushing the limits of their machine;)

actually i'm confident that if you took a survey of the whole club you'll get atleast 50% having had dropped a bike/scooter at some point....

Macstar
5th December 2007, 12:34
This was pointed out to me in another thread:

http://www.ltsa.govt.nz/research/toll.html

38 motorcycle deaths this year!

UberRhys
5th December 2007, 12:46
This was pointed out to me in another thread:

http://www.ltsa.govt.nz/research/toll.html

38 motorcycle deaths this year!

Hmmm... you gotta wonder about the 2 listed in the "Other" catagory.

Macstar
5th December 2007, 13:02
.....horses?

motorbyclist
6th December 2007, 15:13
Disaster!

i got the vfr back on the road today...

went to see if she still went in a straight line. she doesn't. veers to the left. alot.

the rear subframe isn't quite straight, but it's pretty damn close.... any suggestions?

klyong82
6th December 2007, 15:46
Buy a new sub frame....or modify it with a CBR600RR sub-frame

motorbyclist
6th December 2007, 16:25
the subframe was slightly bent before the accident and didn't create anywhere near as much a problem. i'm thinking something else is out too

and finding a straight vfr400 subframe is going to be somewhat difficult. this is where i think i call up insurance and double check my cover.... it's a bugger i've already spent $200 bucks on it (mirror, indicator, oil, coolant and radiator repair)

Macstar
6th December 2007, 16:51
Don't tell the insurance company that you have already had a go at repairing it as I am sure there will be some sub-clause somewhere prohibiting such.

I am not very experienced in non-straight bikes. Obviously it's either coming from the front or rear end or possibly a bit of both.

First, try riding the bike without hands on a safe, flat and straight piece of road. Does the wheel / steering wobble, does it pull to the left then?

Next: Stand the bike upright with a rear wheel stand or jack etc, get a straight edge (long straight piece of metal) and line the two wheels up. Then get a measuring tape and measure the handle bars from different positions to see if they are symmetrical i.e. ground up and from opposing sides of the bikes frame etc. This will hopefull help you assertain whether the bike's 'straying' is coming from the front or not.

Rear is gonna be tricker and I'd personally get a mechanic to check that out, especially on a mono swing arm.

A bent subframe in itself shouldn't make your bike turn left, though I guess if your body was made to feel crooked, you may instinctively start turning the bike to try and get it lined up?

Good luck bro, I hope you get it sorted soon as I need a challenging riding buddy!

motorbyclist
6th December 2007, 22:33
yeah, i think (read: hope) it's might just be the subframe putting my weight off centre

if the forks were twisted that shouldn't do it, and they should be fine anyway. i'm pretty hopeful it's just a weight issue from the subframe, but there's always the chance i've bent/moved something more serious - looking at the fairings and the dent on the tank, plus the movement in the frame after the crash i'm concered the main chassis/engine has moved/twisted in some way. the only way to find out really is to get the rear properly straight and see what happens then. i doubt the mono arm moved as that didn't slam into the ground


as for testing, i tried several different roads and always got the same result. i couldn't even bring the bike staight by leaning without touching the bars - though i didn't want to try too hard for obvious reasons

i'll be round for drinks and we can all kick the tyres and maybe have a go at fixing it

Squiggles
6th December 2007, 22:58
loosen the triples, make sure the forks are onto it, Swingarm take a knock? quite possibly so for the obvious, does the rear wheel appear to run true?

not hard to get a vfr subframe/swinger anyway i dont think...

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Parts-accessories/Frames-bodywork/auction-130458496.htm
-Subframe $40

The guy asking q's on this auction (kai....) mentions having one which he's possibly going to use on a project bike but seems to want to get rid of the bike
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-130177595.htm
He may have gotten in touch with the person who started the auction

I'm sure i can find more easily, but that subframe is cheap. You can give chris the sidestand!!!! :lol:

motorbyclist
6th December 2007, 23:16
loosen the triples, make sure the forks are onto it, Swingarm take a knock? quite possibly so for the obvious, does the rear wheel appear to run true?

not hard to get a vfr subframe/swinger anyway i dont think...

bah trademe! most useless search function on the internet!

i went and looked, searching for "vfr400". turns out in order to see that auction you found you have to search "vfr400r":angry2: you'd think that for the fees they charge and the money they make they could atleast have a search function that works!


oh, and i don't see how/why the swingarm would have bent, but i will be looking tomorrow, and i'll ride her round to macstar's for all to see

Squiggles
6th December 2007, 23:24
tard, do a wildcard search

i.e.

vfr400*

will return:

VFR400
vfr400r
vfr400ididyourmumlikeadog

:laugh:

same goes for VFR*400, that way if its VFR 400 then it'll be found.

Subtle differences but its a simple search engine

motorbyclist
7th December 2007, 00:42
tard, do a wildcard search


first time i've had to manually use that online!

motorbyclist
7th December 2007, 22:28
http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php?p=1331880#post1331880

motorbyclist
12th December 2007, 17:12
OK, next time i crash i had better do it properly and write the thing off

i'm thinking of getting a new paintjob seeing as i have to repaint the whole thing

any suggestions?

new thread made
http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php?t=62881

n0regret5
17th February 2008, 11:44
first on my wee sj50qt 'stardust' (i painted it up with flames to make it less hetero-challenged) at about 50kms taking an over-90deg angled corner in the wet on tires that desperately needed changing..10 cars went past, not a single person stopped to see if i was ok. FUCKING CAGE DRIVERS!

second, dropped my fxr150 at a petrol station. DUMB.

third, riding my vfr away from a petrol station and put knee down around first corner of an s-bend (joining two one-way roads together) and, according to the driver who was behind me, my kickstand flicked out and when i went to do the left-hander, she wouldn't go..bin into island garden! was wicked. went flying off the front and rolled about 3 or 4 times..

fourth, taking off from lights on vfr two weeks later, some FUCKING CAGE DRIVERS with hotted up cars thought it'd be awesome to lay some diesel and do burnouts, council laid gravel next morning to cover it, NO SIGNAGE, bike simply fell out from under me. rad. one guy helped me pick it back up again.

fifth, and the unfortunate end to the vfr..cruising home from work, cut into left lane from right, lady very slowly moving forward, no brake lights on, didn't realise i wouldn't stop till it was way too late, jammed the bloody bike halfway under her little suzuki alto..

sixth (after owning a vtr firestorm for 9 months without having a SINGLE accident) bought a cbr250rr, two weeks later i crashed it coming back over mt messenger from mokau, chasing my mates vrod..vid here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUtyboh2Pkk
vid of me heading over towards mokau (yes, its been sped up a little, no i didn't edit it..)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHOt8bNLP-w&feature=user
two weeks later, some numbnuts fuckwit cage driver (anyone seeing a pattern here?) reversed into it, smashed up the right side and took off. thank christ i insured it..god i miss that bike. anyone got one for cheap? i'll take it! haha..

seventh - just a few days ago, visiting a mate on the new TL and tried turning in a tight spot and she just fell over. i'm not a big guy and i'm not fit and i still picked her up..fuckin aye. but still..gay.

Macstar
17th February 2008, 19:31
^stay off bikes man!!^

Apart from dropping a bike in a muddy driveway at 4-5kph this is my only other bin ever in all my riding days and it happened on the track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-DAsPROxAM

Bike was sweet (ripped the grip and scratched the axel bolt), and I burnt a hole in my cheap ass RJays leathers.

motorbyclist
17th February 2008, 22:41
fifth, and the unfortunate end to the vfr..cruising home from work, cut into left lane from right, lady very slowly moving forward, no brake lights on, didn't realise i wouldn't stop till it was way too late, jammed the bloody bike halfway under her little suzuki alto..

wait, what?

skidMark
18th February 2008, 04:18
first on my wee sj50qt 'stardust' (i painted it up with flames to make it less hetero-challenged) at about 50kms taking an over-90deg angled corner in the wet on tires that desperately needed changing..10 cars went past, not a single person stopped to see if i was ok. FUCKING CAGE DRIVERS!

second, dropped my fxr150 at a petrol station. DUMB.

third, riding my vfr away from a petrol station and put knee down around first corner of an s-bend (joining two one-way roads together) and, according to the driver who was behind me, my kickstand flicked out and when i went to do the left-hander, she wouldn't go..bin into island garden! was wicked. went flying off the front and rolled about 3 or 4 times..

fourth, taking off from lights on vfr two weeks later, some FUCKING CAGE DRIVERS with hotted up cars thought it'd be awesome to lay some diesel and do burnouts, council laid gravel next morning to cover it, NO SIGNAGE, bike simply fell out from under me. rad. one guy helped me pick it back up again.

fifth, and the unfortunate end to the vfr..cruising home from work, cut into left lane from right, lady very slowly moving forward, no brake lights on, didn't realise i wouldn't stop till it was way too late, jammed the bloody bike halfway under her little suzuki alto..

sixth (after owning a vtr firestorm for 9 months without having a SINGLE accident) bought a cbr250rr, two weeks later i crashed it coming back over mt messenger from mokau, chasing my mates vrod..vid here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUtyboh2Pkk
vid of me heading over towards mokau (yes, its been sped up a little, no i didn't edit it..)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHOt8bNLP-w&feature=user
two weeks later, some numbnuts fuckwit cage driver (anyone seeing a pattern here?) reversed into it, smashed up the right side and took off. thank christ i insured it..god i miss that bike. anyone got one for cheap? i'll take it! haha..

seventh - just a few days ago, visiting a mate on the new TL and tried turning in a tight spot and she just fell over. i'm not a big guy and i'm not fit and i still picked her up..fuckin aye. but still..gay.

Jesus and they say i'm nuts.

lets see if i can remember mine.

1. car went to far right....with right indicator on...i went to go up left and then they swung hard left into thier driveway..... fucked elbow....fucked my brand new bike.

2. locked front wheel on a mini chopper going into the driveway at my old work. low speed 20kph... in the wet

3. Stupid women ripped a u turn not seeing me in lane next to her....hit rear quarter...i was okay.

4. Lost the rear on cold tyres on my first zxr250a.

5. Sent my first zxr250a off a corner on the kaiaua road came in too hot etc etc kittyhawk ran me off the road blah blah.

6. Took my mates bucket out for a spin at the bucket track...lost the front out of a corner....lowside.

7. Lowsided my second zxr...a ZXR250C in the wet pulling into trugood drive east tamaki...20kph barely on the gas...hit diesil....buh bye! was on my arse before i knew wtf had happened.

8. Put my mates bike into the back of a van on the motorway while lane splitting because a guy changed lanes without indicating...i went oh fuck swerved around him had nowhere to go but van.

9. Purposely lowsided a scooter me and my mate were screwing around at a roundabout seeing how far over we could get her before we binned it.

turns out you can get the footboard flexing under your foot on a a yamaha mint...until the centrestand lever the rear wheel off the ground. :confused:

10. Cold tyres on current ZXR at a roundabout near home.... too fast cold tyres **oopsie**



I think thats all of them. :doh:

SM

motorbyclist
18th February 2008, 08:39
6. Took my mates bucket out for a spin

8. Put my mates bike into the back of a van



remind me to never let you borrow my bike :bleh:

n0regret5
18th February 2008, 09:07
wait, what?

yeh my nc24, ended up under this little old ladies car..haha. i went flying off it, over the car. bloody elderly drivers. not to say i wasn't largely at fault, considering the tires were almost bald..thank god i never put the nc30 down. god that was a cool bike..had velocity stacks, aftermarket exhaust, braided brakelines, hot leads..fuckin went like its arse was flaming. excellent.

n0regret5
18th February 2008, 09:09
anyone else notice zxr250s are notorious for getting binned?

motorbyclist
18th February 2008, 09:29
yeh my nc24, ended up under this little old ladies car..haha.

yeah, how exactly?


anyone else notice zxr250s are notorious for getting binned?

might just be because you buy them with the intention of thrashing them till you get your full


just like all the new gsxrs being binned - they're cheap(er) so there's plenty of them and they're all being thrashed, so you'd expect to hear alot about them crashing

n0regret5
18th February 2008, 10:43
yeah, how exactly?

came onto the bridge at waiwakaiho in new plymouth and when i pulled on the brakes, the front tire slid on an expansion joint, made the bike tip sideways.



might just be because you buy them with the intention of thrashing them till you get your full


just like all the new gsxrs being binned - they're cheap(er) so there's plenty of them and they're all being thrashed, so you'd expect to hear alot about them crashing

yeh my mate was just about to buy a zxr250 and when he went to inspect it, found that the 'mint' bike was a freakin wreck

skidMark
18th February 2008, 11:01
yeh my mate was just about to buy a zxr250 and when he went to inspect it, found that the 'mint' bike was a freakin wreck

It's because kawasaki riders arn't fags like honda riders, and scraping your fairings is just breaking the bike in. :whistle:

n0regret5
18th February 2008, 11:03
It's because kawasaki riders arn't fags like honda riders, and scraping your fairings is just breaking the bike in. :whistle:

fuck man, you're just full of bitterness aren't you? i was just on your 'rating the new zxr250' thread and i gotta say, you sound like a retard. learn how to ride, and how to act like a real person around other people.

n0regret5
18th February 2008, 11:16
It's because kawasaki riders arn't fags like honda riders, and scraping your fairings is just breaking the bike in. :whistle:

and its more along the lines that 'fag' honda riders know how to ride, know how to pick a good bike, and know when a kawasaki rider is near by the sound of fairings scraping along the road and the smell of oil coming from the poor quality build engine.

i'd take a cbr250 over a zxr250 anyday. USD's aren't all that important until you get to the big bikes.

skidMark
18th February 2008, 11:20
fuck man, you're just full of bitterness aren't you? i was just on your 'rating the new zxr250' thread and i gotta say, you sound like a retard. learn how to ride, and how to act like a real person around other people.


You havn't been on this site long, have you.

skidMark
18th February 2008, 11:22
and its more along the lines that 'fag' honda riders know how to ride, know how to pick a good bike, and know when a kawasaki rider is near by the sound of fairings scraping along the road and the smell of oil coming from the poor quality build engine.

i'd take a cbr250 over a zxr250 anyday. USD's aren't all that important until you get to the big bikes.


Cmon don't take the bait, i was trying to be nice to you.

**got a nibble jimbo**

smell of oil?

err rightyo.

ZXR has a great build quality engine.

Macstar
18th February 2008, 11:45
Fuck off you lot, this is for reporting bins so that others can learn, not bullshit squabbles.

ital916
18th February 2008, 18:38
Fuck off you lot, this is for reporting bins so that others can learn, not bullshit squabbles.

Hear hear, Isaac for sherrif of this here forum! lol

n0regret5
18th February 2008, 20:05
alright, i apologise. just a bit of a bloody-minded guy, am i. and yeh, all zxr250s i've ever sat on smell like engine oil. only bike i've ever been on that does that.

Macstar
18th February 2008, 20:13
Sorry, i'm not usually that rude - wasn't a good day. But yeah, would be much appreciated if this thread can be kept to just a report of crashes and related stats etc so that future readers don't have to unecessarily go through pages of joking around stuff to get to the next bin.

Thanks and sorry.

motorbyclist
18th February 2008, 20:29
alright, i apologise. just a bit of a bloody-minded guy, am i. and yeh, all zxr250s i've ever sat on smell like engine oil. only bike i've ever been on that does that.

yeah just ignore skiddie over there

he's one of the most effective trolls i've ever seen:laugh:

n0regret5
18th February 2008, 20:37
Sorry, i'm not usually that rude - wasn't a good day. But yeah, would be much appreciated if this thread can be kept to just a report of crashes and related stats etc so that future readers don't have to unecessarily go through pages of joking around stuff to get to the next bin.

Thanks and sorry.

no, no, thats all fine..i'm a very opinionated person and i don't like to back down from a fight when i know i'm right hahaha! its great knowing 90% of people aren't 'trolls'..

when is that zx10r materialising skidmarx? and how long till its listed in this thread?

twinkle
15th July 2008, 09:28
so is there anyone left that hasn't crashed yet? :rolleyes:
Kim hasn't fallen off yet has he?

klyong82
15th July 2008, 09:58
so is there anyone left that hasn't crashed yet? :rolleyes:
Kim hasn't fallen off yet has he?

:Oi:do not jinxs me.....sensitive topic...

Chrislost
15th July 2008, 11:53
so is there anyone left that hasn't crashed yet? :rolleyes:
Kim hasn't fallen off yet has he?

i haven't yet.
planning to get that over and done with this weekend though.
Who wants to go for a ride around coro?:headbang:

twinkle
15th July 2008, 14:45
.....sensitive topic...
It wouldn't be if we all stayed on our bikes :bleh:
Was just curious how many are left :niceone:

HungusMaximist
15th July 2008, 14:54
:Oi:do not jinxs me.....sensitive topic...

He might not have crashed during time that's he's been with the SMC but in the past, that's another story.... :drool:

klyong82
15th July 2008, 15:12
He might not have crashed during time that's he's been with the SMC but in the past, that's another story.... :drool:

Sensitive topic......keep away and what's with the drooling icon for? You hoping I bin eh?

klyong82
15th July 2008, 17:58
Bloody poeple who jinx me ....close call today waiting at the carpark and someone reverse into my blade just touched the sexy front fender.......he said "I did not see you mister" ...I reply "its excuses from people like you that makes us pay hefty rego's, check your rear vision mirror next time"....
ok enought ranting....

feng shui feng shui!!!

PirateJafa
15th July 2008, 18:26
Sensitive topic......keep away and what's with the drooling icon for? You hoping I bin eh?
We're running a pool on when it'll be. ;)

westie
15th July 2008, 18:31
i haven't yet.
planning to get that over and done with this weekend though.
Who wants to go for a ride around coro?:headbang:

Sorry to crash in on this smc party but chris that is buuulll. I've seen your bikes!:bleh:

klyong82
15th July 2008, 18:34
We're running a pool on when it'll be. ;)

Crikey...


Sorry to crash in on this smc party but chris that is buuulll. I've seen your bikes!:bleh:

Haha I think we all know about good ol chris...:laugh:

Chrislost
15th July 2008, 18:35
Sorry to crash in on this smc party but chris that is buuulll. I've seen your bikes!:bleh:

just cos the back ends are scraped...:innocent:

dosnt mean that the windscreens are....
hell im pretty sure that i avoided a westie sized speed bump once (or twice) on that mean twisty closed road down south

TOTO
15th July 2008, 18:39
TOTO = 3 Bins

1. Low sided the Hyosung - fairing damage, TOTO's pants damage

2. Flipped a Vespa 150 at work - minor scratches to vespa and TOTO

3. Crash landed the Hyosung on remuera road - Bike Dead, TOTO not a scratch.


That makes 3 - hope its all...

westie
15th July 2008, 18:39
just cos the back ends are scraped...:innocent:

dosnt mean that the windscreens are....
hell im pretty sure that i avoided a westie sized speed bump once (or twice) on that mean twisty closed road down south

Lol. Na I was way off the road by the time you came past:first:

HungusMaximist
15th July 2008, 19:54
Bloody poeple who jinx me ....close call today waiting at the carpark and someone reverse into my blade just touched the sexy front fender.......he said "I did not see you mister" ...I reply "its excuses from people like you that makes us pay hefty rego's, check your rear vision mirror next time"....
ok enought ranting....

feng shui feng shui!!!

Nah we're not jinxing ya, we're just fooling around.

I sure hope that you don't bin, but after all, like you've seen today It's more likely some egg is going to run into you than the other way around.

You've got my blessings... :rolleyes:

Chrislost
15th July 2008, 20:08
Lol. Na I was way off the road by the time you came past:first:

close enough to see you do it.

lemining
17th July 2008, 09:03
I have had one bin on KB ride, got hit from the back from another biker. Low speed, so paint job few bits and pieces nothing major (enuf for the insurance company to make it write off :pinch: ), but i'm slowly getting it all fixed.

I never dropped it (almost - few times on slippery floor with pillion that was moving a bit to much - i was stationary tho)

I dont like pushing it to the limits, i do have days when i do go nuts, but i dont have many of those atm.

Macstar
17th July 2008, 11:20
I have had one bin on KB ride, got hit from the back from another biker. Low speed, so paint job few bits and pieces nothing major (enuf for the insurance company to make it write off :pinch: ), but i'm slowly getting it all fixed.

I never dropped it (almost - few times on slippery floor with pillion that was moving a bit to much - i was stationary tho)

I dont like pushing it to the limits, i do have days when i do go nuts, but i dont have many of those atm.

Jeez, that sounds likes a stroke of bad luck there mate...?! Who'd do such a thing!!

lemining
17th July 2008, 12:00
Jeez, that sounds likes a stroke of bad luck there mate...?! Who'd do such a thing!!

I don't know :shifty: some random on some nice looking bike, i might have been gn... but im no expert all i could see was "virgin" :laugh:

TOTO
17th July 2008, 19:22
Jeez, that sounds likes a stroke of bad luck there mate...?! Who'd do such a thing!!


I don't know :shifty: some random on some nice looking bike, i might have been gn... but im no expert all i could see was "virgin" :laugh:

you two want me to reserve you a room in a motel on Kroad for a few hours :killingme

klyong82
17th July 2008, 20:21
you two need love :hug: wear ya leathers and we will bring the webcam...:killingme

motorbyclist
17th July 2008, 23:02
I don't know :shifty: some random on some nice looking bike, i might have been gn... but im no expert all i could see was "virgin" :laugh:

:rofl:

bling awarded:clap:

lemining
18th July 2008, 07:49
you two want me to reserve you a room in a motel on Kroad for a few hours :killingme

:girlfight: hehe, nah im not angry, i mean if he did it on purpose, i would be upset. I would rather have an accident doing 40km/h than 100, so im glad it happened the way it did and that we did not both end up in hospital. bike, gear are just items, you can always get new one.

And about that room in motel... mmmm i will think about it... :eek5: