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Old 01-05-2021, 06:39 AM   #1
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A terrible crash yesterday. First one ever.

I riding on a straight road at night, it was quiet with few cars. I spotted a parking lot up ahead and I accelerated slightly to get there quicker. The parking lot is on the left. I wanted to do a small drift turn to get into the lot and in order to do that I needed to give a bit more power to the engine. As I slid into the turn, a car, all black with all lights off, was slowly coming out. And so... I instinctively hit the breaks and high-slided down the road just barely passing the intersection.

Thankfully, I didn't hit anyone, nor did anybody get hurt. I've got a fair amount of scratches and aches, especially on my right shoulder, and neck. I have a dislocated finger on my right hand. Purple and blue bruises everywhere.

My bike has some minor issues, scratches, broken side mirrors, bent handlebars, wobbly wheels and misaligned forks.

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Old 01-05-2021, 07:29 AM   #2
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:48 AM   #3
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:50 AM   #4
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What is a “small drift turn”?
Indeed, on a public highway.

"Backing it in"?

I don't think there's much analysis here. I think this falls straight in to the "don't do that" category.

Glad you seem to be OK.
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:59 AM   #5
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So, January with the Ninja, we are glad you are ok. I see you just joined. Do tell us about yourself. We have a “Newbie” section for exactly that.

Are you really in Florida? All I know about that state is from Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen...
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Old 01-05-2021, 08:41 AM   #6
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So, January with the Ninja, we are glad you are ok. I see you just joined. Do tell us about yourself. We have a “Newbie” section for exactly that.

Are you really in Florida? All I know about that state is from Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen...
Probably. There is a Tampa Bay Area. Maybe he thought barf was from his local bay area.
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Have the same issue on a Bay Area Riders Facebook page, have to say it clearly in multiple places that this is a SF bay area group, not a Florida Group.

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Old 01-05-2021, 12:51 PM   #8
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It's my dumb ass thinking that drifts can be small
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Old 01-05-2021, 12:56 PM   #9
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Have the same issue on a Bay Area Riders Facebook page, have to say it clearly in multiple places that this is a SF bay area group, not a Florida Group.

Glad you're ok January, how's the bike?
Thank you for asking, it's a good thing I'm a lefty so I can type. Bike's damaged, so it's gonna need some repairs. Lol my body's gonna need some repairs too. I think by the time I heal everything will alright. My bike's in the shop right now. But man oh man so much broken stuff happened from that one slip up...

I had a bunch of other stuff with me too that suffered the consequences... My phone, ipad and my new flashlight from amazon were all destroyed. it's my new flashlight I was gonna use for camping

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Old 01-05-2021, 01:12 PM   #11
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I had a bunch of other stuff with me too that suffered the consequences... My phone, ipad and my new flashlight from amazon were all destroyed. it's my new flashlight I was gonna use for camping

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Brilliantly bright & virtually indestructible: Proprietary leds can vividly light up an entire road or mountain on the darkest of nights (20,000+ hours of led life span) Incredible battery life. Built to last survive abuse. Testing includes freezing, underwater submersion and running the Blaze over with a full-sized truck!
Guess they didn't test it in Florida.
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Old 01-05-2021, 01:20 PM   #12
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Ohh...FLASHlight...when he said he was going to use it camping...
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Old 01-05-2021, 05:26 PM   #14
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Old 01-05-2021, 05:43 PM   #15
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FLASHLIGHT very important? Why risk the drift and backing in?? On public roads???

Sorry for your "accident", but you have liabllity here. I hope you're OK.
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