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Offline Mr. Python

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Taken out on the N1 - but up and riding!!
« on: December 07, 2009, 07:12:39 pm »
A Geriatric cager on the N1 Platekloof hill just got me.
ATGATT saved my ass not my knee and ankle but hey all in the learning curve.
A special thanks to all the dudes who posted tips in the "Survival on a bike for newbies and oldies."
The stuff went in and it paid off.

I was lane spliting at about 45kph traffic at about 15 - 20kph old fart just switched on me, the numbskull didn't even stop :dousing:
There wasn't even a gap for him to take..
Almost managed to avoid it but either he clipped my front wheel or it washed out, don't know which. Went down on the left side infront of a truck. Truck luckily had a scoop on the front and only pushed my along for a meter or so.

Got up and got it together on the side of the road - thanks to the passers by who did stop.
Then back on the bike and rode home lane splitting and all for psych purposes. Only battled a bit with gear change - ankle issues

The bike seemed OK ish
- left peg mushed - cool grove in the tar though.
- Cover on the exhaust graunched
- Handguard Graunched
- Handle bars are twisted to the one side about 5 degrees of centre

Me well the left knee calf and ankle got thumped.
My son and i are comparing grazes to see who's the coolest - I won

I'm not the first and i won't be the last  ;) maybe we can start a suport group - as long as there's beer  ;D
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Re: Taken out on the N1 - but up and riding!!
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2009, 07:15:01 pm »
Sheesh that sucks man!

But luckily you ride a Yamaha..the handle bar from Yam is only R200!

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Re: Taken out on the N1 - but up and riding!!
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2009, 07:20:22 pm »
Glad you are OK to tell the story.
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Re: Taken out on the N1 - but up and riding!!
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2009, 07:34:09 pm »
geez i get sic just thinking of a truck without a scoop...someone loves u china...its not ur time...enjoy ur lifes road ahead an make a difference...theres a reason u wherent taken out.............
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Re: Taken out on the N1 - but up and riding!!
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2009, 07:59:08 pm »
Hey one of the dudes that stoped said the same thing.

I told him that I'm so far behind in my "to do" list for the Big Man - I'll never die    :tard:

Definately think there was a bit of guardian angel intervention going down. :angel8:
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Re: Taken out on the N1 - but up and riding!!
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2009, 08:06:15 pm »
Sjoe ... glad you are ok  :o   

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Re: Taken out on the N1 - but up and riding!!
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2009, 08:41:23 pm »
Gee whiskers!!!!!
Thats scarey.  :o
Can't say I'm motivated to do the N1.
VERY thankful you're ok  :biggrin:
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Re: Taken out on the N1 - but up and riding!!
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2009, 09:20:15 pm »
Glad to hear u okay!!
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Re: Taken out on the N1 - but up and riding!!
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2009, 11:07:10 pm »
Truck luckily had a scoop on the front and only pushed my along for a meter or so.

Sorry for my language, but that must have been fucking scary...


Glad you are OK.

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Re: Taken out on the N1 - but up and riding!!
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2009, 11:18:03 pm »
Never nice to hear these story's! Glad u're ok though.  ;)

This morning a t@$$ser with a silver Getz almost took me out infront of Century City on the N1 to Town.

When I hooted @ them, I got "the finger" from his wife/girl/chic/(b!tch) next to him on the passenger seat!!  >:D

Un-bl@@dy-believable hey!!  :bueller:
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Re: Taken out on the N1 - but up and riding!!
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2009, 06:08:26 am »
Not nice...

Glad your ok...
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Re: Taken out on the N1 - but up and riding!!
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2009, 07:54:48 am »
Sorry to hear, glad you ok and up and riding.
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Re: Taken out on the N1 - but up and riding!!
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2009, 07:58:09 am »
I will have nightmares about that scoop for the rest of my life...Rittelin which mirror did you knock off after that finger ? I would have taken the passenger one and also the boot in the door thing.
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Re: Taken out on the N1 - but up and riding!!
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2009, 08:02:53 am »
Truck luckily had a scoop on the front and only pushed my along for a meter or so.

Sorry for my language, but that must have been fucking scary...


Glad you are OK.



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Re: Taken out on the N1 - but up and riding!!
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2009, 08:16:29 am »
Sjoe!  Glad you're OK.
 

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Re: Taken out on the N1 - but up and riding!!
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2009, 08:17:32 am »
I have done the truck but without the scoop...now 6 years later I am still terrified everytime I have to ride past a truck.

Glad you are OK!
 

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Re: Taken out on the N1 - but up and riding!!
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2009, 08:22:43 am »
Glad you are OK.
Like Etienne said, luckily spares for the XT are not too expensive. BTW my XT's exhaust cover was also seriously gouged after my off in the Cederberg the other day.
Sanded it down and resprayed it with Hammerite black. Actually looks better than the original silver. My opinion anyway  ;D
 

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Re: Taken out on the N1 - but up and riding!!
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2009, 08:23:53 am »
You are indeed a lucky man!!!

So the fakker didnt stop?

Did anyone get his details?

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Re: Taken out on the N1 - but up and riding!!
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2009, 09:15:20 am »
Geez you lucky man, glad you ok :thumleft:
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Re: Taken out on the N1 - but up and riding!!
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2009, 09:49:42 am »
Had a similar experience on the N1 in Gauteng Slided over 4 lanes of traffic and nothing went over me still very nervous wen on the high way. Yep u lucky bugger glad u OK
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