If you’re on the fence about riding don’t just go out.
And the big issue.. don’t go down unlit backroads at night that have no lane paint or shoulder paint and the asphalt is black top.
Unfortunately I was just starting to get comfortable with the road and I was going about 70+ into a 20mph turn. I did not know it was a slow turn. Road dipped and curved to the right.
Here’s what happened. Too much speed on a road I didn’t know and I thought the road ended.. then I saw a road to the left started to shift weight realized no, the roads does continue to the right but it was too late. I would have ended up in a tree so I straightened up and pulled as hard as I could on brakes before going into a drainage culvert head on. I was able to thread the needle between the metal electric company sign and the actual drainage pipe itself. But there was a boulder I did not see and my right side of my front rim caught it and it all went to hell.
My visor was up because I stupidly left home with dark visor with intention of running an errand and coming right back home.
The new zero gravity windscreen cracked on the bridge of my nose and I went tumbling over rocks and not pea sized ones.
Guy behind me said maybe hit culvert at 30-40mph bike flipped west to east twice before slamming on right side.
Somehow my helmet only came away with a slight ball point pen sized scratch. Scrapes and bruises mainly on left shoulder and right knee and a severely sprained wrist possible hyper extended thumb. Should have been a lot worse.. bike damage around $2,500.
Again, super embarrassing post but I think it may help someone if you end up on a road a night with no eliminated road and no side marking paint don’t ride it how you normally would. Especially if you don’t know the road.
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I'm also surprised that the repair only totals 2500$. Some dude bumped my bike and it tipped over with minor damage.
I did the repairs myself, the total for the parts were over 5700$
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2009 Ninja 250R (sold)
Right side fairings $262, $271, front fairing $290, crushed coolant pipe $170, front wheel $920, front right turn signal $170 That’s all I have ordered for now.
I do need to order right side cornering light which is $400 and right side rear handle bar. That part might not be worth replacing barely scuffed. Clutch cover is $210 and my bar end and brake lever got scuffed but these last parts I listed barely scuffed so they will be last to be replaced.
My order total came to 2,200+ but I got a 10% discount so my total order after tax was $1,927.88
If you include tires the total obviously goes up but it was time to replace them anyways so I’m not throwing that amount in the mix.
Glad you're ok though. Living in rural Wales this I'd a lesson you learn on your first bike around here with sunken lanes and high hedgerows blocking views
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