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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 17 Apr 2014, 5:33 pm

Bugger, got hit today in Canberra from a young guy who didn't give way at a roundabout (one of the Canberra peak hour racetracks).  Hit was at pretty slow speeds.  Didn't get hurt.  Bike radiator is cactus but oddly the lever, indicator, bar end, casings, etc all escaped damage - maybe because it fell on top of me, pinning me on my back in the middle of the roundabout.  Might count myself lucky this time.  Now, where's that thread about cheap Chinese radiators - might give one a go since the cheap fuel pump has been a success (now with 20,000kms on it).
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Post  madmax on Thu 17 Apr 2014, 5:37 pm

Glad your ok Dave, Sounds like the bike will live to ride again. But why go for cheap Chinese stuff when his insurance should be paying for it.

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Post  Re-Cycled on Thu 17 Apr 2014, 5:48 pm

Glad you're OK mate. Very Happy

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Post  gus on Thu 17 Apr 2014, 6:02 pm

Bugger, scary .
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Post  kewwig on Thu 17 Apr 2014, 6:25 pm

Glad you are OK!
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Post  paul on Thu 17 Apr 2014, 7:02 pm

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Post  Boatz on Thu 17 Apr 2014, 7:08 pm

Hey Dave, Glad your ok, had my accident at roundabout too when hit from behind. People still don't know how to use them. I think it may have been better without them. Mad

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Post  Reardo on Thu 17 Apr 2014, 8:26 pm

Glad your ok mate. 

 affraid Very courageous of you to throw your self under ya bike to save it Exclamation

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Post  Bosco15 on Thu 17 Apr 2014, 9:43 pm

Glad to hear you're ok, buddy.
Shame about the radiator.
I hope that the other guy stopped and gave you his details.
As Max said, his insurance should pay for it. Make sure that you get the system flushed when they fit the Genuine rad.

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Post  Kiwisteve on Fri 18 Apr 2014, 7:58 am

@madmax wrote:Glad your ok Dave, Sounds like the bike will live to ride again. But why go for cheap Chinese stuff when his insurance should be paying for it.

Yep, I have to agree with MM. Even if he doesn't have insurance, yours should cover it with no penalty to you, as the other bloke was in the wrong.
Good to hear you're ok

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Post  barry_mcki on Fri 18 Apr 2014, 10:45 am

Glad to hear you and the Bandit are not too bad Dave, hope you both are back on the road soon.

Where did it happen, my guess would be the big one at Woden.

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Post  Hammy on Fri 18 Apr 2014, 11:15 am

What the hell do you think you're doing ?  Take more care.  I want all of us to stay in one piece for a long time yet.  Relieved you are OK.  We are not 20 anymore Mate.  Wink
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Post  Baz on Fri 18 Apr 2014, 5:48 pm

glad your ok Dave.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 18 Apr 2014, 10:14 pm

@Hammy wrote:What the hell do you think you're doing ?  Take more care.  I want all of us to stay in one piece for a long time yet.  Relieved you are OK.  We are not 20 anymore Mate.  Wink
if I was 20, I'd have pulled back on the bars, twisted the right writs, jumped over his bonnet, and given him the bird as I landed it. Hmm, well, that it was my memory of being 20 was like!
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Post  sb1250 on Sat 19 Apr 2014, 8:37 am

Bugger. Glad you're ok Ewok.
A round about miss-hap is how I ended up WITH a Bandit!

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Post  snitter on Sat 19 Apr 2014, 5:40 pm

Glad to hear you're okay, Ewok.
I don't know why people have so much trouble with roundabouts, especially in Canberra...I often see abandoned bikes near the big roundabout at Gungahlin and wonder if there's been a bingle.
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Post  Ewok1958 on Sat 19 Apr 2014, 5:46 pm

Thanks to everyone and their well-wishes. It continues to remind me what a great forum this is. Cheers.
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Post  2wheelsagain on Sat 19 Apr 2014, 5:47 pm

How are you feeling after the adrenaline subsided mate?

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Post  Ewok1958 on Sat 19 Apr 2014, 5:52 pm

Good thanks mate - just a bit of a bruise on left arse cheek.  No other damage apparent.  Wife finds it hard to believe!
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Post  2wheelsagain on Sat 19 Apr 2014, 5:54 pm

That's good mate. Hope Bev isn't overly worried.
No need to prove your bruise to us Laughing

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Post  Hammy on Sun 20 Apr 2014, 8:07 am

@2wheelsagain wrote:That's good mate. Hope Bev isn't overly worried.
No need to prove your bruise to us Laughing

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Post  Hammy on Sun 20 Apr 2014, 8:08 am

Hey Ewok.  Did the guy in the cage stop and admit responsibility ?  Go him for a new radiator if he did.  And left cheek.   Embarassed
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Post  mtbeerwah on Sun 20 Apr 2014, 8:21 am

Sorry to hear about this, and glad your all right.

I can sympathize. I too had an off on my DRZ400 about 4 weeks ago on a roundabout doing about 45-50, and slide down the road for quiet some distance before stopping. Being a DRZ, I just picked it up and kept on going, they just bounce.

Mine was from diesel on the road. No turning back from that shit. Lost the front end and that was it.

Hope you don`t get screwed around by this guy, and a happy ending.
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Post  Ewok1958 on Sun 20 Apr 2014, 4:46 pm

@Hammy wrote:Hey Ewok.  Did the guy in the cage stop and admit responsibility ?  Go him for a new radiator if he did.  And left cheek.   Embarassed

Yep, police at the scene told him he was responsible for the accident.
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Post  Truck bandit on Tue 22 Apr 2014, 7:45 am

Sad to hear about the off but Happy to hear of no serious injury.

Canberra is reknowned for the roundabouts and after living there for 12 months myself, I can attest to the love / hate relationship with the roundabout.

I loved not having to stop and the corners (chicanes) they provided, but hated the uneducated drivers and having to have eyes in the back of my head when approaching the roundabout when traffic is heavy.

Get that radiator sorted and back on the road soon.

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