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  • Well I smashed mine a bit.

    We went for a family reunion and took the bike.
    We took the long way home and while riding through a gorge a rock paid a visit.
    Result 1 x smashed up lower cowl, left horn, after market bely pan panel-beatable and a really dented oil filter.
    But we were upright and into the wind, rubber side down, which is always good.
    I snicked it with the front wheel as it rolled out onto the road and it hit the cowl.

    Soo I guess im after some new parts. ha ha.

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  • #2
    At least you weren't hurt, the bike can be fixed or replaced.
    John

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    • #3
      Too true John. I saw it bounce out of the water table and thought Crikey I might just hit that. I had a vision of it pushing the front wheel out. It was about the size of 3 shoe boxes and traveling fast.
      I told the trouble and strife co-pilot / commander it was riding skill / with a large amount of luck that prevented some scratched up leathers and a 2nd hand looking Wing.
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      • #4
        Wow...Glad that was all that happened...Nice driving job Kiwi...

        John
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        • #5
          Damn, and I will be riding in New Zealand in a couple of months? Sounds crazy! Glad you are OK.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Biker John View Post
            At least you weren't hurt, the bike can be fixed or replaced.
            Bingo! Glad you're safe Kiwi!
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            • #7
              Ouch!
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              • #8
                I'm glad the damage was minimal and nobody was hurt!
                I wonder how much worse things would have been without your belly pan?

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                • #9
                  Kiwi, good riding skills on your part, mate. Way to go !

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                  • #10
                    Re the belly pan. Looking at the re arranged pan and dented oil filter I have no doubt it did its job very well. I have straightened it out and it seems ok. If it was totalled I would have bought another in a heartbeat.
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                    • #11
                      Well I have located and bought a 2nd hand mint cowl. Landed here price beat the local est of repair and paint.

                      I am having a job locating a used horn. Its the LHS markings are II (E 3)00[e3] 57674..
                      Its a MITSUBA horn
                      Anybody point me in the right direction.
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                      • #12

                        Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!

                        I advise you pull a wheelie at the next gorge

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cruiseman View Post
                          Damn, and I will be riding in New Zealand in a couple of months? Sounds crazy! Glad you are OK.
                          Watch for these if you ride down around the bottom.

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                          They stand about 5' to the shoulder.
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                          • RoadRat
                            RoadRat commented
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                            Hitting that would require a hell of alot more than the lower cowl. Yep, you got off easy and glad nobody was hurt.

                        • #14
                          Sorry to hear about your misfortune Kiwi.
                          Edwin
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                          • #15
                            Hey Kiwi.

                            I am flying into Taupo with ANZ via Vancouver Auckland on Jan 8th, landing on the 10th. I am happy to stuff any part(s) that fits into my check bag if you needing something from North America.

                            I also have a US shipping address so I can get parts up here (Victoria BC) without too much issue or cost. PM me if you need anything and if you can pickup or ship from Taupo makes sense.

                            Rick
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                            • #16
                              Its all good here. The bike suffered a smashed cowl, horn and the oil filter has a large crease in it. There was no damage to the engine and it didn't leak any oil. We stayed rubber side down and into the wind. The leathers were not tested. I managed to buy a 2nd hand cowl on e-bay and its on its way from the u.s.. As new and 1/2 price. I picked up a replacement set of horns locally and the oil filters are pretty generic, I have several in my bin. We came out if it pretty well all things considered. What with the application of some duct tape and triple checking around the filter area I was pretty happy considering what might have happened.. I cant say I consciously took evasive action but just saw and reacted, bit of a lean and braced up with my arms determined to hold her online. I once read, well I read it a few times and it talked about the void, a state of no mind, I think I was in that place. Thanks for all the good thoughts and offers of help with things. I know of a few forum members heading Downunder in the near future and hope you have a great flight and the WX is kind while you are here. I put some new tyres on the bike and did some other maintenance so I should be good to go once the cowl arrives.
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                              • #17
                                Well after fitting the new rubber and horn I did the oil change today. I took this off




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                                and saw this

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                                The pipe has a bit of a dent in it.

                                No cracks around the lower bit where the filter fits on, which is good.
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                                • #18
                                  Kiwi, further proof that the belly pan saved your bacon...and the bike's under belly.

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                                  • Kiwi
                                    Kiwi commented
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                                    Yes, Belly pans really do work. I was thinking as I fitted it up if it really would be beneficial. I cant help think that without I would have cracked the casing.
                                    My e-bay cowl has arrived and I will fit it up tomorrow and scrub in the new rubber.. I spose I really should look for a new exh header, but I had not noticed any difference in performance. .

                                • #19
                                  Kiwi, I would not worry about that one header pipe being dented. As long as it does not leak any exhaust gases, you should be fine.

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