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Offline Dommy

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I crashed my Versys 1000
on: December 10, 2019, 07:56:37 PM
Hi all.

Two weeks ago on Tuesday the weather was perfect after three weeks of relentless rain, so I took a day off for a ride.

I was riding on a road with some works ongoing and towards the end of the work area I felt the front wheel hitting something, next a handlebar wobble and, what really took me of surprise, the bike launched in the air, capsized and together we land on the road.
Apart from the work roads, the road was straight, large, good tarmac, excellent visibility and I saw nothing laying on the road (I kept away from the work area, but perhaps not enough? - strangely in that part of the road there were no marks anymore to signal the works).
Also there were no witnesses on the road at that moment, so I do not really know what happened.

The bike (probably the handlebars grip) squeezed my left hand against the road surface and in the mishap also the left feet big toe fractured.
I was brought to the local hospital by ambulance and there they found the hand's bones misaligned, so I was operated a few hours later.
Now I'm healing at home with the hand cured with two external stabilizing thin bars and the customary external cage. The toe has some tape around it and it should heal by itself ... at least they told me so.

In the meantime the bike was brought to my Kawa dealer and we're going to figure out the repair costs. It's a 2013 MY with 65000 Km on, so not new, but I've spent a lot of money to upgrade it in look and performance, I really like it and cannot simply let her go without consideration.

The front rim is deformed at the edge and a new one costs 800 Euro, so we're looking for a good priced used rim or to fix it.   
Hopefully the damage will not exceed 3000 Euro.

Be careful out there on the road, bros ...   

Offline Dommy

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Re: I crashed my Versys 1000
Reply #1 on: December 10, 2019, 07:59:01 PM
I forgot a pic of the front rim:


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Re: I crashed my Versys 1000
Reply #2 on: December 10, 2019, 08:03:16 PM
Sorry to hear about your accident which sounds very odd.

Thankfully your injuries aren't to severe, and your bike may be fixable

Keep us post about your recovery which I hope is speedy and also about what will happen to your bike.....good luck 
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Offline Sir Rupert

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Re: I crashed my Versys 1000
Reply #3 on: December 10, 2019, 09:38:27 PM
Sorry to hear of your mishap and injuries. Hope you feel better soon.

Perhaps you hit a large stone with the side of the wheel, which was ejected sideways and that is why you couldn't find the cause at the scene?
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Offline Le ptit Quebec

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Re: I crashed my Versys 1000
Reply #4 on: December 11, 2019, 07:11:18 AM
Sh*t, like if a ghost was passing there and stopped you suddenly!!

Hope they'll accept to fix the bike, parts and labour are expensive they could quickly exceed the bike value (just happened to me when my wife crashed her Indian Scout)

For sure, to get such a dent on the rim something was on the road. Since you were injured, you don't have photos of the scene?

Take care and time to heal ;)


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Re: I crashed my Versys 1000
Reply #5 on: December 11, 2019, 08:04:16 AM
Sorry to hear of your get off and hope you heal quickly and well.

I damaged my front wheel after hitting a 3 ball trailer hitch and bought a ZX14 (GTR 1400) wheel for $200 from E-bay.  The fit was perfect

Offline Vespista1960

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Re: I crashed my Versys 1000
Reply #6 on: December 11, 2019, 08:31:18 AM
Sorry to read that. Luckily your wounds are not so serious to keep you away from the saddle too long.  :028:
The rim looks fixable and the other damages to the bike don't seem too serious, but Le Ptit Quebec is likely right. It could be a good opportunity for an upgrade, even if I understand your disappointment: you kept your bike very well.


Offline Bob van der Hoeven

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Re: I crashed my Versys 1000
Reply #7 on: December 11, 2019, 10:35:49 AM
Get well soon! With the rim looking like that you should have hit something.

Offline Joeri999

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Re: I crashed my Versys 1000
Reply #8 on: December 11, 2019, 01:17:24 PM
Bad to read that! Get well soon; your bike is replaceable, you are not.

Offline Craigar

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Re: I crashed my Versys 1000
Reply #9 on: December 11, 2019, 02:06:52 PM
Sorry to hear about your spill. Sometimes, freak accidents just occur. Thankfully, we are hearing about it from you firsthand. Heal well.