Lil WRR and a Not So Lil Wreck Today.....

Well, today my boys and I were out riding at HighFives track. I was

doing my usual "screwing off" type riding, when I learned a little lesson.

I was doing a wheelie while one of my twin sons was riding a little way

ahead of me. As I gained some speed, I realized my son was on the

brakes pretty hard. Well....I wasnt going to hit him. So I got on my

brakes. Problem was, I wasnt down completely from the wheelie, and

when my front tire hit I had inadvertantly gotten on the front brake

in the hussle to stop. Well, you know what happened next. I went

down....HARD. Did a bit of damage to myself, but luckily nothing too

major. Have some good bruises and rash on the forearm, shoulder,

and upper hip/thigh area. I hit hard enough to leave a nice red mark

on my forehead from the force of the helmet hitting. Even got a

bloody nose from the impact.

Anyway....what lesson did I learn? Well, as my autistic son asked

me "dad, are you gonna stop doing wheelies now?". NO. I just

wont do them while following one of my sons.:busted:

Here are a couple pics of the bike.

Front left side plastic with a smallish cut.

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Bent my BRAND NEW Protaper bars. I had removed the previous set

and installed on my sons klx140, then purchased these for my bike. The bars actually bent at the tripletree clamp. Nice little S bend.

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Broke the front number plate off. Probably can fix it with JB Weld though.

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Small stress bends on the rear fender.

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Bent DRC tail light. Actually broke the rear threads out of the plastic back.

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Cant keep me down though. She is undressed for the moment and ready for fixing. I will have it back on the trails/track within the next week. Nothing a little money, time, and JB Weld cant fix.:moon:

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No broken bones, no hurt kids, and all fixable. Its all good.

Although....everytime this type thing happens, I get reminded of

how old Im getting. IT HURTS TO WRECK...:p

BTW....Very disappointed in the New BORE Kickstand. It

bent backward during the little spill. First time out with

it on. I could actually understand the ProTapers getting

bent due to their width. But why the kickstand would bend

is beyond me....Until I got home to see if I could bend back.

I simply hit it a couple times with a soft rubber mallet.

Lets just say it bends VERY EASILY....Not good.

damn rest up man

Sometimes it hurts more to look at your bike and worry about it than

your own cuts and bruises...:moon:

Glad you're OK, that's what's most important.

Now fix that thing and ride it!!!:p:busted:

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Can't beat the $6.00 price on this. Jb weld almost cost that much.

Not when JB Weld is already in the garage....:moon:

The damage to the number plate was very minimal. In fact,

the only thing that broke was some very small tabs on the

back. It is "welded" up now, and will be installed by morning.:busted:

Does Jb weld help clot any blood. Well we are glad you are not to injured. It's a good sign if your already fixing the bike.

Does Jb weld help clot any blood. Well we are glad you are not to injured. It's a good sign if your already fixing the bike.

Thanks. Im much more "injured" this morning though. Interesting

how a tough nights sleep really brings out the pain.:busted:

The side of my head sure hurts this morning. It wasnt yesterday.

Thats probably the hit that "almost" knocked me out. I just

about went black yesterday. After a few seconds of fuzzy grey,

I came out of it. My shoulder swealled up over night. Not too bad

but definitely bigger. My upper hip/leg area is still numb. That

one kind of bothers me. Not sure why its numb to the touch.

Doesnt just hurt......It feels like I have been given a numbing

shot. I dont get that one. I hope it is simply from pure impact

force, and not some type of nerve issue.

Oh well, I guess we will see.

Ouch!!! See the 250s can hurt too. I see alot more of that in youre future on a 450:busted:

Most of my wrecks have been in slow motion. One spill I was actually going backwards-tough rock hill climb, bike stalls and the front brake would not hold should have let out the clutch:banghead:

Good thing about wrecks is you learn what NOT to do next time! Just keep the experience positive with youre boys they can learn alot from it.

Take some time and heal and fix that bike up, get back on the trail:ride: .

Hey Z, get a little rest will ya... at least enough to show the kids what not to to again another day :moon:

I've got to go out and look, but I think my headlight cover is one piece..? How did you wind up with a two-parter? And it gives me ideas... :busted: would you be willing to trade?

Hey Z, get a little rest will ya... at least enough to show the kids what not to to again another day :moon:

I've got to go out and look, but I think my headlight cover is one piece..? How did you wind up with a two-parter? And it gives me ideas... :busted: would you be willing to trade?

I thought it was one piece as well, but it isnt. Just take a look

see, but I bet your is the same. Look behine the headlight area

on each side, and you will see two plastic "studs" sticking out

with small retaining washers on them. That is what holds the

number plate section onto the headlight shroud.

The headlight cover is definitely two piece. Snaps in & out. Big Z proved that to us all...

And, who said my Track was easy & harmless? I'm gonna have to start getting signed "Releases" from all my friends....thanks to Z!

On a serious note, I looked over the carnage. I've always believed the bark busters were more effective "bar benders". Think it was proven yesterday. Not sure he would have bent the bars if he hadn't had that big steel loop creating a lot of extra leverage upon impact. Who knows for sure, but you can see what I'm talking about if you look at his photo carefully.

The last time I bent a bar was when I had on bark buster guards. Granted, a bent bar is better than a broken finger or hand. But I've not done that while riding either.....yet. Knock on wood!

HF

Not when JB Weld is already in the garage....:moon:

The damage to the number plate was very minimal. In fact,

the only thing that broke was some very small tabs on the

back. It is "welded" up now, and will be installed by morning.:busted:

Your local dealer will have this for around $4...that is what I paid for mine...How good is JB weld going to stick to plastic? The number plate is a poor design as you have found out...mine broke the same way as yours did...at least a new one is super cheap...The white sticker costs more than the whole headlight surround! :p it is $14!

...The white sticker costs more than the whole headlight surround! :busted: it is $14!

White shelf paper works excellent for that and it is cheap.

White shelf paper works excellent for that and it is cheap.

Great Idea! Thanks!

.How good is JB weld going to stick to plastic? !

It works great on plastic. I will post up some pics of "ALL" the places

I have already used it on this bike....:moon: Very strong stuff.:busted:

On a serious note, I looked over the carnage. I've always believed the bark busters were more effective "bar benders". HF

My opinion is you can ride out with bent bars. A broken clutch perch or worse a broken master cylinder wouldn't be much fun riding out with. I will keep my bark busters.

I once ripped the brake caliper off of my WRF. I was halfway up a shale hill side. It wasn't much fun.

I also think a set of handle bars would be much cheaper than a master cylinder.

Best to just keep the rubber side down though.:busted:

Best to just keep the rubber side down though.:busted:

Ah, thanks. It all makes sense now. How come nobody told

me that "before" this little mishap? :moon:

A father was teaching his son how to bat a baseball. The son was getting frustrated because he missed so often. The father tried to give him a lesson by explaining that every "failure" is just an opportunity to "learn from your mistakes". The boy brightened up a bit, swung --- and missed. He looked at his dad and said "Learned Again!"

I got x-rays that show how much I've learned in forty years of riding.

Feel better, ride again soon, be a "lifetime learner".

JFYI...The 2009 headlight number plate is ONE piece, so they have changed it. *holds hers up as proof*:busted:

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