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Old September 24th, 2015, 04:54 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the comments.

Allstate says the bike is totaled. They determined the bike was worth $10,400 which I think is generous. So, they will pay off my loan then send me a check for the balance. The policy also includes full coverage on my helmet and a $200 clothing allowance. After Allstate gets the title, my wrecked Hyperstrada will be sold at an auction.

I’m gonna miss it but, I’m not sure yet what bike I will get to replace it.

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Old September 29th, 2015, 06:04 AM   #12
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In my neighborhood nobody uses their turn signals at all. So I expect them to do stupid moves. But here's a true story:

I once sold a bike to a friend who lives in north San Diego county. He was riding it down a street that had a ditch on the RH side, following a pickup. The truck driver signaled a left hand turn, so he started to go by on the right. Of course, the guy turned right.

This put my friend into that ditch. Unfortunately, there was a culvert at the end, where the cross street started, and that put him over the bars. He hit a phone pole, and landed right on top of a rattlesnake. He crawled away on a badly broken leg, and was not bitten.

He suffered a spiral fracture of tibia and fibula, took nearly 6 months in a full leg cast to heal. Meanwhile he was flying for biz, stumping through airports with that cast. Finally the day came when the cast was removed; of course the leg was withered. He asked the doc if he could play some golf for exercise, and got the okay. So he went out to play a few holes and slipped in a patch of mud and re-broke that leg.

All true, and a few years later this same fellow had an even worse experience on another bike that I found for him. I posted that story in my "Bikes I have owned and loved" thread in the Lounge.

PS jmatt, you really should try out a KTM 390. It is the perfect example of "less is more." Unlike my bigger bikes, I can use 95% of what it has to offer every time I go out on it.

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Old February 7th, 2016, 04:14 AM   #13
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I ended up with a concussion and severe bruising to my right knee and thigh.
After reading your experience (I'm glad your okay) I've when to my stored bike and studied the frame sliders and concluded that I will keep them despite risking bending the frame one day. Why? For my own health.

Here's my thinking. By deflecting the brunt of the impact the sliders provided a precious (small though enough) space between your bike's engine and the cars bumper. Imagine a moment if you didn't had the sliders. You right leg would have end up crushed.

Again. I'm glad your are okay and thank you for sharing your misadventure.
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Old February 7th, 2016, 07:32 AM   #14
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So glad your injuries were not worse. If you liked the Hyper, why not get another? I have yet to find a bike that has as much to offer for the price.
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Old February 7th, 2016, 08:55 AM   #15
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After reading your experience (I'm glad your okay) I've when to my stored bike and studied the frame sliders and concluded that I will keep them despite risking bending the frame one day. Why? For my own health.

Here's my thinking. By deflecting the brunt of the impact the sliders provided a precious (small though enough) space between your bike's engine and the cars bumper. Imagine a moment if you didn't had the sliders. You right leg would have end up crushed.

Again. I'm glad your are okay and thank you for sharing your misadventure.
I think the trick with frame sliders is to get ones that mount at 2 points: T-rex. woodcraft and puig make these. The other thing is that a post just sticking out will grab stuff as it slides and may create other problems.
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Old February 8th, 2016, 08:46 AM   #16
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Get the new 939 SP mate. haha
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