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Wrecked Motorcycle Photos & Stories This section of the site is for wrecked motorcycles. Photos of wrecked bikes, before and after photos. How you wrecked it & how you fixed it. Most of us have laid it down or lost it for one reason or another. Tell your stories here.

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post #31 of 54 Old 06-27-2010, 8:13 AM
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Sorry to hear that Hondasrule

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man not good atall....
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Re: The good the bad & the ugly

I think the use of correct riding gear is a big thing...the few stories shared have shown that the gear helped them live to see and ride another day.

The story like Hondasrule shared, while very sad, could probably have been avoided if speeds where kept in check. We can get hurt pretty bad crashing at these speeds at track even with good runoff areas, gravel traps, air fences and medical staff on site.....so doing high speeds on public roads, alone, with dangers like utility poles, guard rails/fences, and other cars is too risky and hurts the ones they leave behind.

Stay safe and be smart out there...just remember Rossi takes every precaution as he rides eventhough he is the best rider out there so we should do the same.
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Seems like every time I was hurt was when I decided that I had my 2 wheeled beast mastered. We have all heard it and acknowledge it, but don't practice it. We have all done it; beautiful day, good riding, get complacent, OOPS..... either we or somebody else does something stupid and if we are lucky, our day is totalled. When I started riding, I thought that anyone who did not pay attention was really stupid, then IT happened to me and my whole acting and reacting changed. Then you get paranoid about riding and then when you do start riding again, you are sure everybody is out to get you. I was told at about this time that a day riding carefully and slowly is still better than a day in a cage. Got to keep vigilant, ALWAYS
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Ive only been riding for 1 year on the road, but i use my bike every day to travel to and from work, about 60km each day.

I definatly rode way too hard when i first got my road licence (coming from a dirtbike background) and though i had a few close calls, the first accident i had was unavoidable.

I was coming down a street behind a hatchback, when a van reversed out of a concealed drive way, the lady driving the hatchback instantly slammed her brakes on and slid into the back of the van. I had a split second to react and i braked as hard as i could, the bike went down and slid into the rear of the car. All superficial injury for me, bit of gravelrash and skin missing from my hands, very sore leg (bike landed on my leg). I managed to pull myself up onto the bike and off the road for a split second before the impact and that saved alot of gravel rash. My bike was pretty trashed, fairings busted, rearset and pegs busted, headlights and dash smashed in, big gouges on engine bloc, brake lever broken off etc..
When i got up off the road i realized there was smashed concrete dust all over the road and little pebbles from a construction site.
This crash made me realize how quickly a situation can change, and was a real eye opener for me, completely changed my attitude to riding on the road.

The second was a few months later and is an embarassing story, but ill tell it anyway.
i was mucking round with a few guys from work in a industrial parking lot.
just being stupid, trying to be tricky. My funds werent good at the time and i let my maintance slide on my bike. the rear pads were f**t but i didnt realize just how bad they were until after this crash.
I was caining around the lot, tapped my rear brake for a little rear slide and it locked on, i lost control and whipped the bike and went over the handle bars and hit a brick wall. I had just repaired my bike and from the damage from the last accident (minus brake pads..) by myself and this time i really screwed the bike. dented tank, smashed up front end dash, dented rim. again i walked away with no major injurys. spent a few days in bed unable to move round much. really hammerd my right knee elbow and shoulder, as i hit the wall on the full (airborne). everyone who was there thought i had broken my collarbone at the very least. i was very lucky.
This taught me two things:
maintain your bike, and dont risk yourself or your bike just for the sake of showing off.. probably two things everyone here knows, but i learnt the hard way.

And although they cost me alot of cash those two incidents probably saved me serious injury or death. i sumtimes think back at some of the stuff i did and cant believe i did it, i was really reckless and stupid..
doing 90km between backed up cars leading to an intersection springs to mind.
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i sumtimes think back at some of the stuff i did and cant believe i did it, i was really reckless and stupid..
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The older I get, the harder the ground looks....
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The older I get, the harder the ground looks....

I hear you and its able to make the hurt last longer

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Haha, definitely on the same page as you Dangerous Des and setanta!
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Don't beat yourself up - it's not good to focus on the mistakes you made (and will make) as a rider. Focus on what you did, learn from it, don't do it again, and move on.
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I start hurting just looking at some of these pix.

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first off..my heart goes out to each and every one of you that has wrecked...or gonna wreck !!..yes..you will..no way around it..if you ride..your gonna bite that bullet. moving along..my story goes like this..in '07..i came into a pretty nice 1983 honda vt750c shadow..needed alottttttt of work..parts was the hardest getting..after a year or so on ebay..friends..i got my bike back together...now..i wasn't fixing it up to ride..although i can ride !..but..it was to sell..and make some cash. anyway..i got a call on the bike..the guy was on his way to come look at it..and buy it if it was a good deal. well..i road out of my drive way..( keep in mind..no insurance..no tags ! )..to run it around my block..to make sure it road good..and no problems, well..i got aboutttttt a 1/4 mile from my house...and these stupid ppl around here park thier cars in the street..as i was going down my hill..a car came around a corner..and there was a parked car on my right....for some unknown reason..i had a choice..hit the parked car ??..hit the car comming head on ??..or go left into someones yard...i choose the yard..oh..and i wasn't wearing a helmet !!...i went left into the yard..and out of no where..up pops a brick mail box..yeah..nothing like slapping a brick mail box @ 40 mph !...i tried to stand up..that did not go far..that's when i looked down at my leg's..and seen my left leg completly broken through...i musta passed out from shock or something..i woke up in the hospital..after a 12 hours surgery..two weeks in there..1/4 mill bill...i never even wanted to look at another motor cycle. fast forward: '10..gas was going up..i decided to ride again..but with a much smaller bike..sooooo..i baught me a '86 honda 250 rebel..perfect size..super on gas..i got back into ridding..yes..like any of you ppl..i was scared to death to get back on a bike..not because of the bike..but it's whats out there that were scared of that hurts us..and yes..some ppl are new to ridding..and they have to learn what to do..and what not to do !..anyway..needless to say..after 3 years sinse my wreck..i'm back on a bike..and still ridding..i just do it alittle slower..and really ..REALLY WATCH AROUND ME !..ride safe ppl !
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i was coming onto Interstate 95 from a long round on ramp and i hit an oil slick in the turn and highsided off the bike doing about 25 infront of my buddy.VERY Embarrassing,my friend and fellow motorists stopped to help me pick up my bike out of the grass and asked if i was okay because my whole arm and leg were rashed up..but now everytime i ride i'm always really afraid to corner now..so its actually normal to feel like you have no pride after an accident? -sigh- thank god

i hope it goes away soon
rashed up???? at 25mph where were your leathers dude ??
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