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    Dances With Sheep GREGFEELER's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves
    ...The van struck the front forks / handle bars which tore them off the bike. They were mostly found in the fence 190 feet down the road. The van tore the radiator off the front of the engine but missed the block. Everything came off the bike: front end, tank, saddle, trunk, bags. So what was left was a mainframe bent at the steering head, with a 370,000 mile engine, transmission, and drive train attached. Our speed differential was probably 30 to 35 mph.

    The front end absorbed a lot of energy coming off and apart. The bike flopped down right hard - it may have tumbled. I flopped of to the right - hard. Landed with my bony elbow tucked in to my rib cage - the elbow lined up perfectly with one broken rib. Then I bounced at least once and wound up standing up...

    My helmet, boots, and Aerostich suit were none the worse for wear except a little dirt on the suit. I had that broken rib, a big bruise on my right thigh and a big bruise on my left hip. Oh, and a little scratch on my cheek from my glasses frame.

    I was very very lucky. A few inches different and she would have hit the block. There would have been much less energy absorption from stuff bending/breaking and a much more violent hit. A bit further back than that and she would have been into my leg.

    So we had to scrub our 49 State ride at 40 states.

    Wow. I rember talking with you at Branson last year about your 49 State ride. Too bad to loose such a good horse, but it seems the horse did a lot to protect you under the circumstances.

    I had something somewhat similar happen in December. Riding to work crossing a very long, curved, 3-lane freeway overpass in the center lane. As I got onto the bridge I realized it was very icy. Just then, an old Toyota comes up in the right lane already going sideways. She crosses right in front of me (like less than five feet), passing to my left through my lane and into the far left lane. Not content to stay there, back she comes from my left, this time tagging the K75 just at the front edge of the cam & timing chain cover. It was *really* slick, so the bike goes down to the right, I bounce off her front fender (breaking two ribs) and over the hood to slide down the pavement following the K75. Much like you, other than the broken ribs and some bruses, I was fine. My gear was fine (ATGATT!) other than some good skuff marks on the helmet.

    I did get the bike back from the ins. company (they have been very fair) and will have it back on the road this spring once I get the new Pichler painted. Makes for an exciting day when something like this happens, don't it?
    Greg Feeler
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    1972 R75/5, 1990 K75, 1990 K1, 1992 K75S, 2003 K1200RS

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    My K-bike

    Hello there, everybody. Just signed up. Happy to oblige with the request to post a K-bike pic. here it is. My 1990. Currently under 10,000 miles.
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    I call this one "Moon Shadow", 1997 High Line.
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    R1100RT,K75,Burgman650 chrismiii's Avatar
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    Just a little bit of Winter Work!

    She is a real runner now!!
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  5. #185
    SXSMITH
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    My new thrill

    Got her this weekend. What a rush.
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  6. #186
    tdomek
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    Quote Originally Posted by SXSMITH
    Got her this weekend. What a rush.
    Blast her down Deckers Road south of Buffalo Creek for me, would ya? That is my favorite piece of twisty road in all of Colorado; how I miss it so!

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    mrlajoie
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    My K12GT

    Looking purty at the dealer before I took delivery last week!
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    CSHOUSE
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    My K75S

    I bought this bike last May, and hit a deer with it in November. Three weeks ago I got the damaged bits back from my paint guy, and as you can see my K is back in one piece.
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    Wonder if he is a MOA member

    Found on-line in a report of daily bombings in Bagdad.
    Seems to me a helmet would not be optional and you'd better believe I'd be wearing a flack jacket.
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  10. #190
    CNJKevin
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    Kevin and his ride

    Me and My ride. His name is "Greemer - The Incrdible Flying Green Brick"

    He's an '86 K100RT.

    Kevin
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    I Used to Be Someone sheridesabeemer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrlajoie
    Looking purty at the dealer before I took delivery last week!
    Welcome! Is Nashua big enough for two GT's ? See you around!

    Gail Hatch
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    87 K75CT

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    mrlajoie
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    Nashua GT Club?

    Are we the only two? Should we start our own VERY exclusive club? Love the GT, just wish the weather would cooperate. This weekend is killing me!

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    Pulls to the left mike cousino's Avatar
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    K1200RS Blue Ridge Parkway Rally '04
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    tonkandy
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    Here's my '92 K75RT
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    R1100RT,K75,Burgman650 chrismiii's Avatar
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    What a rally!!
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