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Offline Williaby

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Williaby down! Bruised but okay....
« on: December 09, 2009, 06:43:39 pm »
Coming home from Sandton to the East Rand where the N3 peels off at Gilloooly's to join the N12 there is a sharp bend. I was in the outside lane, already committed to the turn, when I was confronted with a road covered in oil.

I was going around 70 km/h and the bike slid out from under me in a sideways direction. It was pretty much a no win situation - if I had braked I would have fallen anyway so tried to ride it out. Happy to say that, although I am feeling a little bruised and have a bit of a sore neck, on the whole I am doing okay.

My dakar on the other hand has seen better days. Mostly cosmetic damage thankfully although I am going to need a supersize tube of lube for this  :deal:

Handlebars are a bit bent, bar end damaged, hand protector scratched, clutch lever broken off, front fairing cracked, both indicators broken off, exhaust and back fairing scratched and passenger footrest broken off.

Managed to at least drive her to Auto Alpina slowly and although they had closed for the evening the guys there took her in and even offered me a beer, which I gratefully accepted :thumleft:
 
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Re: Williaby down! Bruised but okay....
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2009, 06:46:22 pm »
Not lekker. Glad you are OK.  :thumleft:

Don't be surprised if the bike is a write-off. Grootseun had something similar happen and it looked like cosmetic damages only as well. Write-off. Scary what it comes to when the individual parts are quoted on and added up.
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Re: Williaby down! Bruised but okay....
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2009, 06:47:29 pm »
Jeez dude! Sorry to hear....

It seems bad luck is following a lot of dogs these last few days/weeks....

The bike can be fixed.

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Re: Williaby down! Bruised but okay....
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2009, 06:48:39 pm »
Not lekker. Glad you are OK.  :thumleft:

Don't be surprised if the bike is a write-off. Grootseun had something similar happen and it looked like cosmetic damages only as well. Write-off. Scary what it comes to when the individual parts are quoted on and added up.

Oh yes, forgot a BMW....

Yip, methinks they will do that too....

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Re: Williaby down! Bruised but okay....
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2009, 06:57:55 pm »
I am having one of those bad luck comes in 3's time of it at the moment too...

Diff on the cage packed up - R 8000
Excess on the bike - R4000

What next?

But as you say I am grateful I was able to walk away largely unhurt at least...
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Re: Williaby down! Bruised but okay....
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2009, 07:00:28 pm »
Coming home from Sandton to the East Rand where the N3 peels off at Gilloooly's to join the N12 there is a sharp bend. I was in the outside lane, already committed to the turn, when I was confronted with a road covered in oil.

I was going around 70 km/h and the bike slid out from under me in a sideways direction. It was pretty much a no win situation - if I had braked I would have fallen anyway so tried to ride it out. Happy to say that, although I am feeling a little bruised and have a bit of a sore neck, on the whole I am doing okay.

My dakar on the other hand has seen better days. Mostly cosmetic damage thankfully although I am going to need a supersize tube of lube for this  :deal:

Handlebars are a bit bent, bar end damaged, hand protector scratched, clutch lever broken off, front fairing cracked, both indicators broken off, exhaust and back fairing scratched and passenger footrest broken off.

Managed to at least drive her to Auto Alpina slowly and although they had closed for the evening the guys there took her in and even offered me a beer, which I gratefully accepted :thumleft:
 

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Re: Williaby down! Bruised but okay....
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2009, 07:17:15 pm »
Thats a kuk one
 

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Re: Williaby down! Bruised but okay....
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2009, 07:27:31 pm »
When I got up and checked the senses I saw that a cage had come off into one of those red and white chevron arrows just further up so hightailed me and the bike out of the what was obviously a danger area.

While I was assessing the damage (now out of harms way) another cage came off the same corner and two others almost lost the backend.
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Re: Williaby down! Bruised but okay....
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2009, 07:32:38 pm »
I am glad you're okay. Its so easy to land under another vehicle.
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Re: Williaby down! Bruised but okay....
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2009, 09:43:10 pm »
Damn, bad stuff, I'm just glad you made it out safely.  :thumleft:
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Re: Williaby down! Bruised but okay....
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2009, 09:50:13 pm »
Damn, bad stuff, I'm just glad you made it out safely.  :thumleft:

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Re: Williaby down! Bruised but okay....
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2009, 11:08:31 pm »
Glad you're good to go.

Had my off Monday, also walked (hobbled) away - by God's grace.

Heal quick  :thumleft:
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Re: Williaby down! Bruised but okay....
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2009, 06:22:25 am »
 :thumleft: :thumleft: Glad your ok!  take care
 

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Re: Williaby down! Bruised but okay....
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2009, 06:39:16 am »
When I got up and checked the senses I saw that a cage had come off into one of those red and white chevron arrows just further up so hightailed me and the bike out of the what was obviously a danger area.

While I was assessing the damage (now out of harms way) another cage came off the same corner and two others almost lost the backend.

glad to hear you are ok, bad turn that.

not so long ago i was in the outside lane when it was pissing down and all of a sudden some kid in his citi golf comes flying across the road from the inside lane (lost it round the corner), and i was just lucky not to be taken out.
 

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Re: Williaby down! Bruised but okay....
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2009, 07:25:27 am »
Glad you are ok, Toucans corner is a bitch, a decreasing radius bend rght after a straight 120kph bit.
 
 

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Re: Williaby down! Bruised but okay....
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2009, 07:35:45 am »
my worst nightmare - and sommething you can do very little about - just glad you okay
 

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Re: Williaby down! Bruised but okay....
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2009, 07:49:18 am »
Glad you are ok, Toucans corner is a bitch, a decreasing radius bend rght after a straight 120kph bit.
 

Yip. And it has those massive white painted arrows that are very slippery when wet. Luckily I always take it easy there else things could have been bad.

I usually get my knee down on corners like that  ;)

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Re: Williaby down! Bruised but okay....
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2009, 08:52:40 am »
Live down the road so get to ride/drive that turn often, you'll be amazed at how many accidents happen there, both in cages and on the bikes, either just sliding out or bumper bashings
 

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Re: Williaby down! Bruised but okay....
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2009, 08:58:30 am »
glad ure ok Will.

yeah, the bike will probably be "uneconomical to repair"

but with an excess of R4ZAR, you will be well served visiting secondhand spares dealer to replace your damaged parts.

and sommer change your insurance co as well.. i recently found out my excess in case of an accident was well in the region of 10k, so i promptly found different insurance for my bike.

 

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Re: Williaby down! Bruised but okay....
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2009, 09:08:39 am »
Glad u're ok!  ;)

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and sommer change your insurance co as well.. i recently found out my excess in case of an accident was well in the region of 10k, so i promptly found different insurance for my bike.

Sorry to go a bit O.T. but anyone know which insurance co. is the way to go these days??  ???

I've been with the 'yellow umbrella' okes for many years now, but recently got new quotes for the Tiger, only to find out there are much cheaper short term insurance co.'s out there.

I've got 2 bikes insured & together with the 2 cars, house, etc. this adding up to be quite a packet each month!  :-\
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