Crashed last Friday. Maybe a totaled bike

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How fast do you estimate you were going and how far did it go after you got off? Shadows sure can cause problems.

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I would estimate 45 50 mph, I did step off the where the bike came to rest. 59 steps, so 175 is ft. I probably slid half that 50 60 ft maybe. This is the corner so yes shadows can be a problem
 

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Great you emerged unscathed.

A bent crash bar tab totals a bike? That's a first world solution for sure. Anywhere else the bike would be back on the road ASAP.
 

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. . . . This is the corner so yes shadows can be a problem
Yes, shadows hide gravel, and depressions in the pavement. I've also noticed that when trees grow close to the road, that's where it will be the roughest. I'm guessing the roots are growing under the pavement, lifting it. No trees. . . . road is level. Around here, they patch potholes with a machine that blows tar & gravel into the hole. Very effective, and efficient. But, they don't sweep/remove the excess gravel. . . . which can cause a problem, depending where on the road the gravel is. And, those black tar "worms" that they put on cracks in asphalt? I don't know if it's just Texas, but they never harden, they remain soft/pliable. So, if you're turning, and you ride over one of them, your front wheel will move/slide.
 

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Great you emerged unscathed.

A bent crash bar tab totals a bike? That's a first world solution for sure. Anywhere else the bike would be back on the road ASAP.
I think its fixable but the shop i use here said they will not repair, replace the frame, will not repair any damage to frame. There is quite a bit more damage to go along with the frame, that probably just the biggest cost.
 

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To be honest, even if the bike was repairable I wouldn't want it back.

Probably just psychological but it would never feel the same to me and I wouldn't trust it

Just like a fantastic girlfriend who strays once.....never the same again!

All IMHO of course

Mike
 

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Last year I was the tail rider on a group ride, mostly cruisers, with my son-in-law. About 7 bikes. The road transitioned from pavement to gravel on a blind hill/curve with no warning signs. The first couple bikes went through with no problem. The next three panicked and ended up going down, maybe 35-40 mph. I saw it all happening and got stopped before I even got to the gravel. No serious injuries. Pretty sure all three were totalled, even though the son-in-law rode his home. It doesn't take much to total one. Gas tank, windshield, shifter/brake pedals, and the labor to do it all.

Did you limp it home or load it up?

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Last year I was the tail rider on a group ride, mostly cruisers, with my son-in-law. About 7 bikes. The road transitioned from pavement to gravel on a blind hill/curve with no warning signs. The first couple bikes went through with no problem. The next three panicked and ended up going down, maybe 35-40 mph. I saw it all happening and got stopped before I even got to the gravel. No serious injuries. Pretty sure all three were totalled, even though the son-in-law rode his home. It doesn't take much to total one. Gas tank, windshield, shifter/brake pedals, and the labor to do it all.

Did you limp it home or load it up?

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I put it on trailer left peg was gone. Shifter was bent under, bars were all twisted.
 

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Great that you had a trailer. For others in the situation and without the trailer, the rear pegs can be moved forward temporarily (they mount at an odd angle) and the shifter is soft steel so can be bent.
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So I got my estimate for the shop for repairs yesterday. There is no dought about it going to be a total. Now the fun begins with the insurance company.
 

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Yes, shadows hide gravel, and depressions in the pavement. I've also noticed that when trees grow close to the road, that's where it will be the roughest. I'm guessing the roots are growing under the pavement, lifting it. No trees. . . . road is level. Around here, they patch potholes with a machine that blows tar & gravel into the hole. Very effective, and efficient. But, they don't sweep/remove the excess gravel. . . . which can cause a problem, depending where on the road the gravel is. And, those black tar "worms" that they put on cracks in asphalt? I don't know if it's just Texas, but they never harden, they remain soft/pliable. So, if you're turning, and you ride over one of them, your front wheel will move/slide.
Yeah, I think losing the front end is one of the biggest hazards we all face.

I've experienced different hazards at different times of year: tractor mud in spring, pine needles in the fall, salt in the centre of the road in winter and gravel all year.

I use Avon Trailriders because of their unsurpassed grip and have been able to recover many a slip before it turned into disaster. Front lasts twice as long as the rear.

I hope your insurance company coughs up what you need to get back on the road.
 

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I took Saturday to start looking at the short list of bikes to consider. Now I have no idea what I want. They all have there ups and downs. So far the 790 and the t7 are leading the pack. I did get to sit on the v85tt moto guzzi. It doesn't check very many of the requirements I have, but i can't help but like it. I think that's the something you don't see every day thing. There really only 3 that check all the boxs. Super tenere, gs, and the Africa. The gs is really expensive, the Africa is a awesome bike, there's just something about it that doesn't fit. I already know the tenere does what I want. Maybe a 3rd one. I'm so confused. Lol
 

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I took Saturday to start looking at the short list of bikes to consider. Now I have no idea what I want. They all have there ups and downs. So far the 790 and the t7 are leading the pack. I did get to sit on the v85tt moto guzzi. It doesn't check very many of the requirements I have, but i can't help but like it. I think that's the something you don't see every day thing. There really only 3 that check all the boxs. Super tenere, gs, and the Africa. The gs is really expensive, the Africa is a awesome bike, there's just something about it that doesn't fit. I already know the tenere does what I want. Maybe a 3rd one. I'm so confused. Lol
At the end your final desition will make you happy and for sure you will enjoy it very much! Take your time and double check your final desition! you will love it!
Best regards.
 

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Would the field open a bit if you include sport tourers like the FJR?
 

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Got settled on the payout with the insurance company. Changed over to Allstate about a year ago, everyone told me not to, the service was terrible. 13 days to total the bike out and give me more than I thought the bike was worth. Quite a bit more. More than satisfied with the way everything was handled.
 
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