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So then, I mounted up this AM, tent, sleeping bag, supplies etc.

Left Newcastle heading to Pathead in Scotland for the Annual Rally.

Cold, overcast and raining, but nothing serious.

Half way the weather turns. White out. Ice. Slush. Road grit.

https://goo.gl/maps/4y1Ky1woQho

Resulted in me sliding, meeting the white line ... poof, into the mud.

I'm fine, 100% fine. Bike is in Ian Bell Yamaha being assessed.
 

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I rode the bike back, 40'ish miles.

I can confirm the front brake lever is bent and not biting correctly when pressed, the rear brake pedal not angled correctly. Handle bars bent, tank has a dint, headlight dinted along with a scratch on the forks.

Unsure on the engine case, due to mud.

All my limbs accounted for, no blood, no scars, no glory!

Armoured jackets saved me, along with armoured jeans. Shark helmet did it's job.

I'm now home on the PS4 playing Tom Clancy's Siege and missing out on the camping in -2 degree weather.

Shame.
 

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Uh, bad to hear it!
The most important thing is that you're ok! ;-)
The bike can be repaired and she'll come back soon on the road!

Have a nice and relaxed weekend (your PS4 will help you)
 

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Aye. I have no bruises, aches or pains today.

Waiting to hear back from Ian Bell, fingers crossed its either a write off or they have the spares in :)

Now, do I get another ..... Or do I ......
 

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Hopefully a write off, always helps to have a fresh start in a situation like this.

If they've been good with dealing with you so far I think there's a chance you might get a outcome to your liking since its quite realistic.
 

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Estimate is back. £3,100 worth of damages. So that price covers replacement only. No repairs. So all new parts.

She'll have lost her new bike smell. Alas, it's going to be my commuter for the foreseeable and beyond. It'll be dropped man times before she's put to rest.

Much like when you drop your new phone for the first time. No more babying it :)

I just need to get a new helmet. All my other gear is still fine. Just looks aged, some nice patina :)
 

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So then, I mounted up this AM, tent, sleeping bag, supplies etc.

Left Newcastle heading to Pathead in Scotland for the Annual Rally.

Cold, overcast and raining, but nothing serious.

Half way the weather turns. White out. Ice. Slush. Road grit.

https://goo.gl/maps/4y1Ky1woQho

Resulted in me sliding, meeting the white line ... poof, into the mud.

I'm fine, 100% fine. Bike is in Ian Bell Yamaha being assessed.
Firstly, I wish that was the last time you came so close to the asphalt .
Secondly, I would like to ask you how you felt the tyres responding to the wet road. I felt a bit unsure riding in the rain.
 

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Wow! MAybe because I am in the south of Spain, or maybe because I am a *****... but I would never dare to go out in such a weather.

Good you had no inuries at all. The bike will get repaired.
 

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Firstly, I wish that was the last time you came so close to the asphalt .
Secondly, I would like to ask you how you felt the tyres responding to the wet road. I felt a bit unsure riding in the rain.
I've been on the XSR all over winter. Never once doubting the tyres.

We didn't set off in the snow, I never would. We were caught out in the middle of a national park, high up on the hill. The tyres having given me awesome confidence riding in and out of town.

They've responded well, allowing me to feel the impending loss of traction on grit, rain, white lines on the road. Not snappig and losing traction, but stuttering in the extremes.

So I've been able to feel the bike sending me messages, if that make sense. I have 0 doubts about riding in the rain. I think 90% of the time I've been on the XSR since purchase has been in the rain!
 

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I am tempted however to get a second hand Honda MXS125 (Grom) for bad weather months. Put some nobbly tyres on and just abuse it. Use it as the slag bike ;)
 

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I am tempted however to get a second hand Honda MXS125 (Grom) for bad weather months. Put some nobbly tyres on and just abuse it. Use it as the slag bike ;)
Just be aware the mod bug MIGHT hit you, especially while its easy to catch it more now than ever before ;)

That's what I know will happen to me if I go the Grom route.
 

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Worst thing is that I have crash bungs and sliders on order. D'oh!

I also can't post the video as my camera didn't capture my tumble :(

I think it was writing the clip to the SD card when my helmet hit the ground, shaking the camera and possibly SD card loose.

I wanted to hear my "oh Sh*t, oh sh*t, ice! ice! ice! mud! arrrgh I hate my life"
 

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Having had a nasty crush with my XJ6, the first accessory I demanded to be installed by my dealer, before I took the bike, was the original MT07 sliders.
KaptinOrsum thanks for the feedback on the tyres, I just assume that the uncertainty I feel is dew to the fact that I haven't run enough Kms on this new tyres.
 

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Oof! You're braver than me, I've been waiting for nicer weather before doing a trip to Scotland.
"First one on the road ... first one OFF!" I really don't want to follow suit and be second one off!

What's the most expensive part they have to replace?

that sucks man! could you share me the link for your crash bungs and sliders
I have these on mine:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321954166983 ( I failed to tighten one of these properly and it fell off while bombing up the motorway >_<)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/311371146362 ( I don't think this is a perfect fit for the xsr as the threaded rod juts out a bit, easily fixed with a hack saw)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321944138000
 

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Here's the list of sh*t I broke :(

I have asked if I can NOT have the standard pipe replaced and stick some more queen dollars in and get the MT-07 Akro pipe ;)

Only another £200 on top of replacing the standard one. Pricey!
 

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