Re: [T TBS R] High-side with Ma's Engine Guards
- I think buckets are good investments. Glad you're still with us Bill!
Bill <bushwhacker@...> wrote: This is going to be a cross post with Triumph Classic's so you guys
may see it more than once!
What I think happened -
I talked to someone who had talked to one of the riders behind me
(or maybe I even talked to one of the riders behind me - not sure as
this was when I was still in the Hospital) I also went and looked at
the bike and then went back and visited the accident site and looked
at the pavement markings and tire tracks and did a little accident
reconstruction. It appears that it happened the same way most MC
accidents happen. What do they use as a euphemism for stupidity, oh
yeah, PILOT ERROR.
I was on Cat Springs road (small narrow side road with no painted
lines) turning left onto 949 (Large county road with painted lines
and a 65 mph speed limit).
I decided to get on it pretty hard. I either overshot the road a
little or caught a little bit of gravel coming out of Cat Springs
and broke traction at the rear tire. Anyway the rear tire left the
pavement surface and ended up in a lot of gravel and lowered uneven
pavement by the side of the road. The rear wheel was only on the
gravel/lowered pavement combination for about 15 feet, way too short
a time for me to compensate before it low sided on the left side.
Based on the damage to me and the bike, I think that after it low
sided on the left, the highway peg attached to the Ma's engine guard
caught the pavement and flipped the bike back up onto the road
surface in a moderate highside and it and I landed on our right
The left mirror is broken off and the left highway peg has swiveled
on the engine guard. On the right side the tack, is broken loose and
hanging, the hwy peg has swiveled on the Ma's engine guard. The
right engine guard is scraped where it slid on the roadway, and the
right rider peg is broken off. There is a little road rash on the
right front edge of the headlight cover and just a bit on the end of
the dunstall replica pipe on the right side.
On me, the left wrist is sprained and swollen and there is a cut on
the back of it. On the right side, I think I basically went up into
the air and came down mostly on the right side of my head/face and
my right shoulder. The right and front sides of the Helmet took the
brunt of the impact, there is a fairly large bruise on my right
forehead, and there is a small cut on my right ear. My right
shoulder is bruised and the right shoulder of my jacket has a small
tear in it.
They tell me I was unconscious at the scene for 8-10 minutes and I
do not remember anything between turning left and the emergency
room, except a being lowered onto a stretcher after already being
taped to a backboard which indicates to me a pretty good head smack
which most likely came from being flipped into the air during a
This is all based on what I have heard and what I put together from
the markings and tracks at the scene. I actually do not remember any
There is no damage to the tank or fenders. No damage to the engine,
clutch, or transmission or their covers. There was some oil and gas
spills at the scene so the oil will need to be changed and the tank
and carbs drained, cleaned and refilled.
All in all, I am very happy with the protection provided by the Ma's
I did not have my camera with me at the time but I will try to get
out to the dealer's tomorrow before they start fixing it and take
Now the adjustor is telling me the forks may be bent and if so they
will most likely total the bike. If they do that I am buying the
wreck and you guys can expect to see me on here looking for parts.
Here are links to a couple of photos of my helmet after the get-off.
What do you think?
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