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Slaninar

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First real fall
« on: 16 July 2012, 07:56:51 AM »
Did it. Finaly. Some country dusty road, had a hidden hole, front wheel in, down in no time. Fucked up fairings. All the medal holders bent, while fairings themselves are just scratched. Plastic thingies that hold fairings to the metal are almost all broken.

Managed to lift it up by myself. Now I know it's not too heavy for me. Managed to get it fixed, started and going home. Since fairings were already fucked up, I was so relaxed and managed to finally scrub the rer tyre to the end (no more chicken stripes). Serbian roads are very slippery (tyres last long, but bad for cornering stability).

Oh, knee took most of the fall, but nothing broken. Running, riding bicycle.


Now I'm just pissed for it's a bother to find spare parts and good grease monkeys round these parts for things I can't do myself. Fuck!
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Re: First real fall
« Reply #1 on: 16 July 2012, 08:26:20 AM »
unlucky m8 - can sympathise. did something similar just after I passed my test (wrote off the bike tho)
 
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Re: First real fall
« Reply #2 on: 16 July 2012, 11:52:30 AM »
Really sorry to hear that. Glad you're ok though, that's the most important thing. Plus it sounds like just cosmetic damage, which is good.

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Re: First real fall
« Reply #3 on: 22 July 2012, 08:42:29 AM »
Fixed, 50 euros cost. Looks as if nothing happened, pretty good so far. Knee is OK, just waiting for the skin to heal.
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Re: First real fall
« Reply #4 on: 22 July 2012, 08:05:57 PM »
Good news on the bike but even better that you are okay.