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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Moving to Washington

Yep!

Tomorrow at 4am I will be hopping on the 250 and heading up to Washington state.
KawiKrissy will ALSO be riding her 250
with my dad leading the way on his Harley and my mom at the rear in our car.

We are going to try to make it to Oregon by tomorrow night, then its only an 8 hour or so ride to Seattle. Hope to be there by Thursday evening and then we get our keys to the apartment on Friday. Crazy! Moving is hard =x

The bikes are bone stock. I would have liked to change the gearing... but that didn't work out in time!

So I guess we will see how these things hold up on a 1196 mile trip

The only minor things we did (or major, depending on who you are) was change the oil and lube the chain... and wash it

Not sure when Ill have have the internet going! So take it easy everyone and ride safe!
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 06:41 PM
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Wow, take a lot of pictures and have a safe ride!
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Yes please have a safe ride. Come back to socal in november when the weather tells you to put the bike into storage.

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Well! I almost made it safely =x
About 10 minutes from my friends house just outside of Seattle I got in an accident. Ill post pictures of the bike soon as soon as I can find my card reader

Now on to what happened:
I had just left a stop light and gone through the intersection when something to my left caught my eye. I glanced over for only a second to see that it wasn't a threat. When I looked back in front of me all the cars had stopped. I'm not sure if I hit my back brake at all, I did however hit the front break to hard and the front end took a dive and slid the 15ft into the back of my girlfriends car.

From what I understand from the drivers in front of all this, a car went to make a left turn but didn't pull all the way into the turn lane which caused the cars to stop suddenly.

I can't remember what my following distance was to the car in front of me, but it was definitly more than 2 seconds.

Damage to the bike:
Right side fairing scratched all over and cracked above blinker.
Blinker gone.
Right handle bar is bent inward towards the gas tank.
Small dent in the gas tank from handle bar.
Front upper is cracked badly.
Right rear set is cracked in half with the peg dangling.
Rear brake lever is dangling and bent in half.

Damage to me:
Compression fracture in my wrist.

I was wearing a full suit of textile that I had just bought (Jacket: Fieldsheer, Pants: Tourmaster), a full face helmet (Icon) and leather gloves and boots (Both: Alpine Stars). The jacket had a small tear in the right elbow area due to sliding across the ground. But that was the only area compromised besides the helmet.

To top it all off, I got a ticket for $175.00.
Since my bike tapped the back of my own fiances car it was considered a collission.

The cop said I could fight it easily though, so I might do that.
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Oh WTF? Cop still gave you a ticket for that?
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Oh mercy! Sorry to hear of this. Glad you're ok though.

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Oh WTF? Cop still gave you a ticket for that?
Yeah... and there is NO damage to her car AND she kept saying she didn't care that it hit her car.

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Oh mercy! Sorry to hear of this. Glad you're ok though.
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Sorry your trip ended up like this! I hope the remainder of your trip is better for you and your family. Washington State is gorgeous.
I lived there for 10 years. I lived in Vancouver, Wa. If you ever want some beautiful scenic roads, go up to Skamania, Wa area, Washougal to Goldendale is a beautiful drive. The road where the columbia gorge is beautiful.


Good luck to you.

Hey, if ya love donuts and your in Portland Oregon, try VOODOO DONUTS, they are open 24 hrs. The best damn donut you will ever have. Next time keep one on ya, so when Johnny law gets ya, you got his back.(lol) And no, no disrespect for the po-po, as my husband is retired LE and we joke around about donuts all the time.



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wow.....

Sorry to hear that you got quite the welcome in WA.
I use to live in Tacoma area, i cant imagine riding my bike there at all.... its wet 8 months of the year, and almost always cold. Plus the roads are gravel covered...

WEll i hope that you get better soon. Fight that ticket and get the bike all fixed up.

Want to buy my race body? hehehe

Go Go Kawasaki Go!
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Hey, if ya love donuts and your in Portland Oregon, try VOODOO DONUTS, they are open 24 hrs. The best damn donut you will ever have.
donuts

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