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  • First Motorcycle accident.

    I had to lay it down today. Now I am looking for replacement parts. Scared the heck out of me. Glad I was wearing a helmet and a jacket with some armor. I am starting to get stiff in the knees. I have a little road rash. Very lucky. To start with I am looking for a light bar assembly and a new windshield (tall). I just hope there is no serious damage. I attached a picture. I am not sure what else I might need.

  • #2
    So, what happened? Looks like you left high way peg got bent upwards a bit. Unlikely anything really serious. Hey, you walked away, count your blessings.


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    • #3
      Let me know what a tall windshield measures I might have one for you.

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      • #4
        I was driving in Plano on the toll road. I’m not sure if I didn’t leave enough distance between me and the truck or what. It was a four-lane road in Frisco/ Plano TX and there was concrete barriers on the far right lane where I was and I just had nowhere to go......the truck slammed on his brakes and I was either going to go over his tail gate through his back window or hit the concrete side barrier. I was probably going to 60-65 when hit the brakes and went into a slide. I made the choice to lay it down. It happen so fast. I am happy I did not go into the left lane.

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        • Chromepony
          Chromepony commented
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          No doubt you were following too close.
          Don't do that again !

      • #5
        It has the Silverado plate on the windshield. From the center of windshield it measures 21 and 3/4. About.

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        • #6
          glad to hear you are OK. Alot that go down at that speed get serious injuries or worse.

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          • Ace
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            That's true! Broke a rib doing 20 mph and got thrown down at a bad RR crossing. Good to hear you just need stuff for your bike...Ace

        • #7
          Glad to here you walked away. It's no fun skidding down the highway. Good thing you were wearing some gear. If your bars got bent at all I have a set of stock bars I'll give you

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          • #8
            Glad you’re doing okay, bike parts are replaceable, you are not. Bubbakahuna had some Silverado upgrade kits he was selling, had the windshield and light bar might take a look at the post on here.

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            • #9
              Pretty sure I have a good tall windshield, too.

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              • #10
                Damn that's scary! Just glad to hear you walked away and are here to tell about it.

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                • #11
                  Just happy you walked away from it.

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                  • #12
                    Thanks for all the kind words

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                    • #13
                      Pretty lucky you are asking for parts on here instead of sipping your supper thru a straw. Glad you are ok. JC

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                      • #14
                        Glad you are alright and able to be here looking for parts and not in the rider down section. Very lucky going down at that speed and I'll bet you're an ATGATT disciple now! Not sure if you had them on originally, but a set of highway/crash bars may be a good addition. They help create some space between the bike, the road and your leg when you lay it down. (Ask me how I know). Good luck getting the bike straightened out and be safe out there.

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                        • #15
                          Did you apply only rear brakes?
                          2018 Kawasaki Concours 14
                          straight roads are for fast bikes, curves are for fast riders.

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                          • #16
                            Glad it worked out and only minor damage

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                            • #17
                              Glad you are OK and was able to walk away from it.

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                              • #18
                                I laid a bike down once with my sister in her car right behind me. I stopped sliding and then rolled to the side of the road, and she stopped right where I had been laying.
                                "Do or do not, there is no try."

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                                • #19
                                  there is no better way to say it, but unfortunately, you lost control of the bike. A bike stops better when both tires are touching the ground, and both brakes are applied proportionally by an experienced rider. laying it down is a real old fashioned, cool way of saying this. soul search to find out why it happened. AGAIN TO ALL , PRACTICE YOUR PANIC STOPS! thank god you are all right.

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                                  • Parhamj
                                    Parhamj commented
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                                    I agree with you. I am a new rider and I think I panicked.

                                  • paintertom954
                                    paintertom954 commented
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                                    I always tell new riders to practice power breaking. I still do after riding 40 yrs. too, especially on different bikes.. have to make sure everything is working right, especially the loose nut behind the handlebars!

                                • #20
                                  Glad your o.k., especially at that speed. Good wake up call.
                                  Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid----John Wayne

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