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Hey guys,

Have been following this forum for a while now to learn more about my new baby, (the fastest colour) red r3.

All was going well during the break in phase, but life decided to take the term a little more literally than it should.

A provisional licenced driver drove me off the road earlier tonight - no harm to my self, but the bike copped a little. Just a little reminder to all to be careful around those evil car drivers who think it's acceptable to take the inside lane of a turn a little too fast and go wide, over the lane lines, while said bike is in aformentioned lane!

Good gear means not even a scratch to my body. Let's see how insurance handles a claim for a bike that's a week old!

Safe riding to all.
 

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First of Sage...I am glad to hear our R3 brother is not hurt. Second, Black/Raven represents endless beauty and SPEED.
I am a new rider and EVERYDAY I pull-out of my garage, I learn new things and re-enforce previous lessons. Not sure how long you've been riding, but I see you are experienced enough to ride another day.

The riders on the forum are amazing. I received great advice, ideas and most of all just communicating with my R3 brothers and sisters. I think you will benefit greatly from being part of this community.

Keep us posted on the insurance claim....Best of Luck!!!
 

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I'm always saddened to hear about a rider who either went down, or had to go down due to some idiot drivers on the road. I drive both cars and motorcycles and I know how when you're in your big-a$$ padded cage
one can get comfortable and forget about or ignore the others around them (being on your cellphone, playing with the radio, putting on makeup, eating, gawking at something off the side of the road, etc, etc...) but only us motorcyclists truly know that even in a car you cannot loose focus on what's really important (the safety of you and others). It's just sad. Have you guys ever seen this commercial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b3T7u4ZJ1Y ? They really need to find a way to shorten it down a bit so they can put it on real TV because the only way auto drivers will learn this important safety rule is through education.


Glad you had the right gear on and came out of it unscathed. It's important to not let any fears set in and keep up your confidence. Hopefully you're back on the road in no time.


...and as for the color, you and SunGawd are both wrong there.....the Yamaha Blue is the fastest ;)
 

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Living your lives in denial about the fastest colour will get you no where. Everyone knows red = fastest. It's physics haha ;)

I'm a new rider, also. (Licenced anyway) so every day on the road is a lesson. It's become a way of life now, I don't think I could ever go back to driving a cage full time again. Everyone on this forum has been ever so helpful, too.

Insurance have taken it well so far, checking up on my personal health before even mentioning the bike shows they actually care! Just have to get the bike quoted for repair or replacement tomorrow.

What to do with life without the weekend rides is possibly the hardest part of this whole situation!!
 

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In saying that, has anyone had experience with repairing a bike dropped at relatively low speed? It's my first experience as such and some insight would be very helpful. Is it worth getting repaired and will it just open the doors for future problems?
 

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Bless u sage, the old saying **** happens!! I dropped my R3 after 3 days just putting it in the garage, just bite the bullet and think happy thoughts (not there yet!)

I've been riding 32 years, and still kick myself when I damage a bike
 

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Hope you are ok, that would make me cry.


This is why I hated the 400km I did on the road to run mine in,
and will be on track forever more.
its eleventy billion times safer and more rewarding.
 

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Unless there is far more damage than what is shown in the pics, I won't bother with insurance.

My wife dropped her R3 4 times now. Twice on both sides. Mirrors on both sides scraped. Handle bar ends on both sides. Clutch and brake lever bent or broke. Shifter peg bent. Rightside foot peg bent. Exhaust scraped.

Overall I'd say less than hundred dollars in damage not including the mirrors, signal lights, and handle bar ends since the damage is negligible and the parts are still usable, but I replaced everything else. Well, also I replaced exhaust with Yoshimura but I bought that before she dropped her bike and installed it after she dropped her bike. She still has a few good chances to drop and mess up her Yoshimura. haha.

But since you were in a turn, guessing maybe 15-20 mph? Probably more damage than hundred especially if it involves fairing.
 

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Unless there is far more damage than what is shown in the pics, I won't bother with insurance.

My wife dropped her R3 4 times now. Twice on both sides. Mirrors on both sides scraped. Handle bar ends on both sides. Clutch and brake lever bent or broke. Shifter peg bent. Rightside foot peg bent. Exhaust scraped.

Overall I'd say less than hundred dollars in damage not including the mirrors, signal lights, and handle bar ends since, but I replaced everything else. Well, also I replaced exhaust with Yoshimura but I bought that before she dropped her bike and installed it after she dropped her bike. She still has a few good chances to drop and mess up her Yoshimura. haha.

But since you were in a turn, guessing maybe 15-20 mph? Probably more damage than hundred especially if it involves fairing.
Throw one of these on the new exhaust. Much cheaper to replace than a new Yosh pipe.

http://www.rg-racing.com/browseType/Exhaust_Protectors/Yamaha.aspx
 

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@lollingthunder - in Australian terms, I was going about 20-30km/h haha

But yeah, that was just the external damage shown. The bike isn't starting. Started Moter clicks but the bike doesn't engage. It's not the kickstand sensor, so I'm naturally assuming it's something internal, hence going through insurance.

They'll be picking it up early next week to take to my local repair place, so we'll see how it all goes soon enough.
 

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Unless there is far more damage than what is shown in the pics, I won't bother with insurance.

My wife dropped her R3 4 times now. Twice on both sides. Mirrors on both sides scraped. Handle bar ends on both sides. Clutch and brake lever bent or broke. Shifter peg bent. Rightside foot peg bent. Exhaust scraped.

Overall I'd say less than hundred dollars in damage not including the mirrors, signal lights, and handle bar ends since the damage is negligible and the parts are still usable, but I replaced everything else. Well, also I replaced exhaust with Yoshimura but I bought that before she dropped her bike and installed it after she dropped her bike. She still has a few good chances to drop and mess up her Yoshimura. haha.

But since you were in a turn, guessing maybe 15-20 mph? Probably more damage than hundred especially if it involves fairing.
my girl just dropped hers over the weekend , got lucky ,broke clutch lever and nicked the bar end , that's it
 

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Same bits my girl broke.

On vacation right now but, plan on ordering some shorty levers from eBay so they arrive before I get home. I'd like some different mirrors but haven't had time to track down something I'd be happy with the cost of.
 

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Same bits my girl broke.

On vacation right now but, plan on ordering some shorty levers from eBay so they arrive before I get home. I'd like some different mirrors but haven't had time to track down something I'd be happy with the cost of.
Do you have an idea of what you'd want to look for in a mirror?
 

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Ah, ok. Hope everything works out Sage
 
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