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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-16-2008, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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i crashed my bike already!!!

I crashed my bike the first day i got it!!! i was driving down santa monica near the third street promenade and this taxi driver didn't yield to my straight away and he cut me off when making his left turn so i slammed on my brakes and i fell of my bike with my bike sliding on its left side and the taxi driver stopped for a bit and took off. Luckily there was a couple of witnesses that saw everything and took down his liscence plate.
So i saw fluid leaking when i crashed but when i pulled it to the side and was talking to the officer the leakage stopped. What does this mean???
I'm so bummed right now....first day on the bike and its scratched up already.....
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-16-2008, 07:12 PM
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Oh crap, sorry to hear that. Where was the leak?
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-16-2008, 09:43 PM
 
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Man.. So sorry to hear about that.. I had kind of a similar thing happen to me. Only a couple days after getting mine, I let my brother take it out for a spin and he took a spill... It was heart wrenching.. Trust me when I say I feel your pain. Fortunately, from my experience, these little bikes are built tough. You shouldn't have too much trouble getting it back into riding shape. There is always new plastics out there, though they are overpriced..

In any case, good luck with everything bud. It sounds like you have plenty of credibility on your side to defend you.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-16-2008, 10:54 PM
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It could have been (probably) gas. Wash the bike to remove any gas residue from the paint then start it to make sure it's running ok. Maybe do an oil change to be safe, check the radiator, stuff like that.


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Damm that sucks! I feel bad for you.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-16-2008, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks for all the responses guys i still feel like s#*t but it was a huge wake up call. Regardless of the fact that he cut me off maybe if i was a little more cautious i could've avoided it. I'm pretty bummed that i didn't even get to take pictures of my bike when it was brand spankin new and i know i promised pictures on another thread but its just going to have to be pictures of my bike with the scratches instilled in it. I hope to God that it was just gas like you said Zmoe. If it isn't, does anyone know a cheap bike mechanic? I'm a struggling student....
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Glad your ok and that's the most important thing.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-17-2008, 10:40 AM
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Sorry to hear of the mishap. Get her cleaned up and get back out there. As Zmoe said it's probably fuel.
Send us pictures anyway! I'm sure we'd all still love to see her.

Hopefully something will come from taking the license plate down. Chin up!

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From what i was told when i took my spill, that it is gas. To be safe wipe it all down and get between the crevices. Dont worry about the plastics until after a year of riding. You never know when it may go down again. If at all possible try to fix the bike yourself or find a person around the area that can help you out. At this point your gonna get raped by dealerships and or shops to fix the bike. Parts will most likely be in back order and you'll spend 2 months without the bike.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-17-2008, 06:10 PM
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i would be SMOKIN HOT.

I hate ignorant, careless drivers, especially those taxi morons.

I almost got hit 2 days ago when some chic was texting on her dumb phone coming out of Walmart...

They need to seriously put a stop to this cell phone while driving crap.

I hope this taxi driver has good insurance. GET A LAWYER THAT HANDLES MOTORCYCLE LAW.
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