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    #81822 bp@sr9's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by scoedaddy View Post
    At a red light yesterday. Light turns green, semi starts backing up. I sound horn, start back-peddling as fast as I can, but once his bumper caught my front tire it was over - I bailed to the left. Bike is at towing impound now so I don't have a closer look yet. This is my first BMW (so first exposure to tele-lever front-end). It looked like the fork stanchion tubes were not only bent, but ripped out of the top triple-tree. Also likely damage to front rim and fender, and front shock/spring.

    To dislodge it, tow truck guy and I held bike upright while semi pulled forward. He was loaded with 55k pounds of steel.

    If that is the extent of the damage I am assuming it's rebuildable. What else structural should I be expecting to replace? I'm in Caldwell, ID. Big Twin in Boise closed, I don't think new BMW "dealer" (Dennis Dillon RV) has a service department. Next closest factory shop would be SLC or Reno? I'm fine doing the wrenching myself, but would like a factory-trained mechanic to inspect for insurance. Any suggestions for SW Idaho?

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    Glad you're okay! Something similar happened to a friend, serious injury tho. A LEO acquaintance told me their training was to stay a length behind any stopped vehicle (wether in car or on motor) so that in a second one can move left or right and be outta there.

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    In regards to “big rigs”, if you can’t make eye contact with the driver, they won’t know you are there. Watch the drivers mirrors.
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    Sorry for your loss. Glad to see you are OK and you got financially covered.

    At a stop light I always make myself visible to the vehicle in front of me. Left side of the #1 position, in 1st gear, left foot down, right foot on the brake.
    Ready to make an escape if need be.
    They taught me that in riding school years ago.
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    Hey - glad you're OK and things are moving forward. Now to find another one...
    Best Regards,
    Jerry Trepanier
    Augusta, MI
    2006 ST1300, 2010 R1200RT

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