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post #1 of 26 Old 11-28-2019, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Finally crashed my bike

So it finally happened, I low-slid my bike as idiotic-new-rider me decided to do 35 mph on a 120 degree turn in 45 degree weather. Thankfully no traffic was around and I only scraped my knee. Only a jacket and helmet was worn as protective gear. In all honesty, I am really glad I did. Prior to this, I was racing and tailgating every car I could come upon, bunny starting at every stoplight, and driving completely recklessly. This accident really woke me, I now need to take it easy. For real. I am a young rider, I need to be ATGATT, and take it slow.

Thankfully no injuries, I only scraped my knee a bit.

Thoughts? Did the previous owner install frame sliders on the handlebars? I really wish I had sliders on, would've saved me a huge hassle of replacing components. Have you guys crashed/slid your R3 or any bike as a new rider yet? I think the only thing that was damaged was my pride...and bike. See pics

EDIT: I have determined the cause of the accident to be leaning far beyond my ability and subsequently putting most of the bikes weight on the left foot-peg. This then caused the rear end to be lifted up and thus losing grip resulting in a low-slide. Its visible by seeing the left foot-peg twisted/deformed about the little "scrape peg" below the foot-peg.
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You can barely ride and you’re already talking about upgrading to an R6 or R1?

Try upgrading your tires and suspension first.

A crash on a 600 or 1000 is far less forgiving physically, mentally, and financially.
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You can barely ride and you’re already talking about upgrading to an R6 or R1?

Try upgrading your tires and suspension first.

A crash on a 600 or 1000 is far less forgiving physically, mentally, and financially.
I was literally thinking this as I crashed. I know, i know....

And I can't "barely ride", we're all bound to fall. What I did was a classic rookie mistake. There's certainly room for improvement,

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We have a saying in Mexico translated to English it goes like this, The rider who falls and gets up is bigger than the rider who has never fallen.
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And some of us old farts are looking back and wondering why we didn't have bigger asperations and dreams. While you're getting familiar with your R3, start saving up for that R1. It'll be in your garage before you know it.
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To ride or not to ride? What a stupid question! ... Anon
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I was literally thinking this as I crashed. I know, i know....

And I can't "barely ride", we're all bound to fall. What I did was a classic rookie mistake. There's certainly room for improvement,
Significantly less room for improvement when the stakes are higher on a bigger, faster bike.
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Like i mentioned in the other thread you made, there’s a reason why some people call 1000s “maker meeters.”
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Like i mentioned in the other thread you made, there’s a reason why some people call 1000s “maker meeters.”
No, I'm saying there's room for improvement in my riding skills, not on which bike. But like I said prior, I'll be sticking to my R3 for now not because I am scared but because I genuinely think this is a nice bike. Accidents happen to everyone, what matters is how you deal with it in the end
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......Accidents happen to everyone, what matters is how you deal with it in the end
Todo lo que siempre has querido está en el otro lado del miedo. . . Cuando vences tus miedos, se destruyen tus limites.

...Everything that you have ever wanted is beyond your fear. When you overcome your fears, then you have destroyed your limits.

So yes, it is all about how you deal with it.
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......Accidents happen to everyone, what matters is how you deal with it in the end
Todo lo que siempre has querido está en el otro lado del miedo. . . Cuando vences tus miedos, se destruyen tus limites.

...Everything that you have ever wanted is beyond your fear. When you overcome your fears, then you have destroyed your limits.

So yes, it is all about how you deal with it.
Si, esta verdad. Gracias mi amigo

Thank you, I really appreciate the motivation
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