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    Picking up the pieces

    So I threw my bike down the road last week.



    Ok, it wasn't quite moto-bowling - but still, it slid a good 15 feet.

    Was trying to bump-start the CBeast (my first ever attempt at such a feat). Was so focused on timing the upshift+clutch dump+throttle (ohh, y- you mean I didn't really need to give it gas?), that I didn't see the slick wet patch ahead until it was too late... Got it started, twisted throttle (right on the slick, of course. and without the clutch pulled back in.) and the rear swung around on me. Fought valiantly for a couple seconds - they said I almost rode it out like a boss! - but, nope - lost it.

    First crash, both for me personally and my previously-pristine 2011 CB that I bought new 5 years ago. Ego hurts more than my cracked rib, pulled groin and so on. Part of me - the really dumb part - would have rather seen me go down for the first time under more glorious conditions - actually riding the bike, I mean. Of course, that's absolutely idiotic (must've hit my head too...)

    Anyway - I got the new alternator cover in, new gear shift pedal, and a new bar end adapter for my CRG Arrow (mirror stayed in tact somehow). Just waiting on my new radiator shroud.

    Edit: Problem solved. End of cool story, bro.
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    OUCH! Sorry to hear that. Hope you recover soon from the cracked rib etc. Ride safe!

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    Great story-------------just a pity you had to go through all that to tell it. OUCH.

    I've done the cracked rib bit with the next month or so trying not to breath too hard.---( loose gravel. )

    The mental shock of damaging your unmarked bike is not nice either.

    Takes a little while to get over both traumas.

    Anyway, get well soon.


    PS. I have managed to bump start mine on one occasion because of a low battery problem.
    On a bit of a slope. I ran along side then jumped on before releasing the clutch. Have a leg down each side just in case I lost my balance. However all went well and I got it running.
    If I'd been alongside I guess I might have dropped it too.

    If you had friends with you then a push start by them would be best.




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    Quote Originally Posted by COLVERT View Post
    Great story-------------just a pity you had to go through all that to tell it. OUCH.

    I've done the cracked rib bit with the next month or so trying not to breath too hard.---( loose gravel. )

    The mental shock of damaging your unmarked bike is not nice either.

    Takes a little while to get over both traumas.

    Anyway, get well soon.


    PS. I have managed to bump start mine on one occasion because of a low battery problem.
    On a bit of a slope. I ran along side then jumped on before releasing the clutch. Have a leg down each side just in case I lost my balance. However all went well and I got it running.
    If I'd been alongside I guess I might have dropped it too.

    If you had friends with you then a push start by them would be best.




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    I think i need some friends like yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjagogo View Post
    I think i need some friends like yours!
    Sorry-----------French girls only as you can see by the number plate.

    Guess you'll just have to round up a Maid Marion or two.---
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    Thanks for the kind sentiment, gents. The silver lining to all this is that I'm finally getting around to the cosmetic upgrades I've been putting off. Have to say though... if Honda comes out with a new CB that rivals the specs of the SDR/Tuono/S1KR, I'll be all over it.

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    Wouldn't mind picking up those pieces... grrrr

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    what about a nice new mt-10 looks the nuts mmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseyboy View Post
    what about a nice new mt-10 looks the nuts mmm
    cool sounding engine, but - blech, not for me. they went overboard with the styling in my opinion. and the front reminds me of the robot from Short Circuit!


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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseyboy View Post
    what about a nice new mt-10 looks the nuts mmm
    I would agree with you mate, but we are in the minority on this forum............

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    Sorry to hear about your"off" Beasty - hope you are on the mend and back on two wheels very soon

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