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Well, it was bound to happen one day, but this morning I was about 30 miles from home and coming up on a curve going about 25-30 MPH, a Ford F150 got on my lane and forced me off the bike, I went rolling on a field and my bike went on its right side :banghead: So far the damaged assesed on it is the rear brake got shifted up and put a crack on the weld where its attached to the frame, the handlebars got bent some also and scratches on the stock pipes and front and rear fender...:mad: This is after 1 week of having my nightrod special. The upside of it is, I was going to get new pipes for it and also some new handle bars. I called my insurance and made a claim, my deductible is 1000 dollars so I have a feeling the damage is more than that. Other than shaken up a bit and full of mud I am ok. If I wouldnt have worn my helmet my face wouldve ate the muddy field, I was wearing my gear. I keep on running the scenario over and over in my head to see what I couldve done different, the guy in the truck stopped and when I got up he took off..some byciclist stopped and helped me pick the bike up, I was able to ride her back home, even though she felt different after the handlebars being bent..just thought I would vent some..Im going to go cry now..:)
 

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Wow, glad you are ok, it could have been so much worse. Bikes can get fixed, and even fixed up better, so if you're ok then all is good.

Sometimes there is no better option. We have to keep a heads up and do our best to ride safe. Take the MSF courses if you have not already, they are worth the money, imho.
 

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Man that sux glad to hear you are ok. what part of town was this in.
 

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Yeah I have taken this MSF class, and thats why Im going thru every scenario possible to see what Ive couldve done different..It was in Katy where Kingsland curves into Barker Cypress. It was a good ride this morning too, everything about it was good up until that point. When I try and remember it, its like a flash it happend so quick..
 

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glad it was not worse!
 

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No shit, glad you're okay man... really sucks having to ride back on a bike that's been busted up like that... I've had to do that where I was driving and my headlight was pointing up at the trees and my handlebars were facing left so I could go straight... but as long as you're okay, that's the main thing..

Sucks big time having that happen when you've only had the bike a short time... but the bright side is, you get to look into some pretty cool mods you can do... new pipes... new set of handlebars... etc
 

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Glad you're okay -- sorry to hear that it happened -- especially at only a week old...

As far as your insurance goes, unless you have the truck's license plate number, or a witness, don't go the insurance route (unless your damage is SUBSTANTIALLY more than your $1k deductable. If there is no contact between the vehicles, they the truck is considered a "phantom vehicle" and they treat it as a single vehicle accident. Basically, it means you're 100% at fault and unless you have a plate number or witness, it's your rates that will go up. At least that's how it works here...
 

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Suppose that biker would be a witness? Did you keep some contact info?
 

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Unfortuntely, I already called the insurance company and filed a claim,I dont know if I cancel that claim and pay it out of pocket if it still counts against me or not. As far as the byclists, I did get a couple of numbers, they tell me they ride that stretch alot and that cars have almost ran them off the road, theres one road Im not visiting again!!
 

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Glad you're okay -- sorry to hear that it happened -- especially at only a week old...

As far as your insurance goes, unless you have the truck's license plate number, or a witness, don't go the insurance route (unless your damage is SUBSTANTIALLY more than your $1k deductable. If there is no contact between the vehicles, they the truck is considered a "phantom vehicle" and they treat it as a single vehicle accident. Basically, it means you're 100% at fault and unless you have a plate number or witness, it's your rates that will go up. At least that's how it works here...
Works the same over here.
I put a claim in against a guy that hit my car. Problem was the car was stolen, and whilst the police "knew" who was driving it they could not prove it, hence a fault claim against me.

The odd thing is the police prosecuted him.

CIPHERHD, sorry to hear about what happened, but atleast you got to ride it home.
 

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Well If there is a reason for a grown man to cry, thats it. Glad you are ok. Now you have a hardcore motorcycle story to tell for the rest of your life and a great excuse to mod your bike. Glad your OK. Ride safe!
 

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Weird thing is, is that after the accident, my first thought was "MY BIKE!!!!" I immediately went to her and asked the byciclist to help me put her up and I wasnt even worried if I was banged up or not (addrenaline was up at this time so I didnt feel a thing)...This morning Im feeling the fall big time..but I still went to the garage to look at my baby, I look at her from her left side, cant tell shes scratched up that way :) .. Im just wondering how long Harley is going to have her when they fix her, probably longer than I want..Thanks for the comments guys.
 
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