So this happened...

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Just this morning I had stopped when the light turned yellow. The car behind me tried to stop but did not make it...

I originally was stopped where she is sitting. The momentum was enough to push me forward even with the bike in gear and the rear fender pushed into the rear tire.

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scooterwuf

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So sorry to hear! Glad you're all right, but no one needs that to happen to them or their bike. Any injuries, or problems after the crash? Hope the driver's insurance will cover everything, and this doesn't end your riding season.

- Wolf
 
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FloridaMan

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I am hoping it is not totaled. I wanted to hit 100k miles and I am at 86160 as of the crash.
That would really suck. I hope it will just be repaired and her insurance covers it all. I run a lot of reds cause I'm either in my lifted Ram that has no chance of stopping or on my bike and afraid of the person behind me. A couple towns over they put two traffic cameras up on the main road and of course they then changed the yellow to be the fastest damn yellow in the world. The second it turns yellow you have to slam on your brakes because no matter how close you are you will never make it and then it's an instant ticket. I avoid that area at all costs. And fortunately I've yet to get a ticket there, but multiple people have been killed there by people ramming into the back of them at the stop light. One of them was a pickup driver that got killed by a police officer hitting him from behind. That one was probably just distracted driving though. Police are probably the worst drivers. When I got arrested and I was riding in the back of a patrol car the officer was talking on the phone while typing stuff on his computer. Had to slam his brakes twice to not run red lights. Since then I've been paying more attention to police on the road and every time I look at them they are staring down at their computer not paying any attention.
 
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That would really suck. I hope it will just be repaired and her insurance covers it all. I run a lot of reds cause I'm either in my lifted Ram that has no chance of stopping or on my bike and afraid of the person behind me. A couple towns over they put two traffic cameras up on the main road and of course they then changed the yellow to be the fastest damn yellow in the world. The second it turns yellow you have to slam on your brakes because no matter how close you are you will never make it and then it's an instant ticket. I avoid that area at all costs. And fortunately I've yet to get a ticket there, but multiple people have been killed there by people ramming into the back of them at the stop light. One of them was a pickup driver that got killed by a police officer hitting him from behind. That one was probably just distracted driving though. Police are probably the worst drivers. When I got arrested and I was riding in the back of a patrol car the officer was talking on the phone while typing stuff on his computer. Had to slam his brakes twice to not run red lights. Since then I've been paying more attention to police on the road and every time I look at them they are staring down at their computer not paying any attention.
Yeah, I find it strange they have that screen there. I know plenty of cops who afte on their phones and a few who play by the rules.

I may start racing through yellows after this ...
 

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So sorry to hear! Glad you're all right, but no one needs that to happen to them or their bike. Any injuries, or problems after the crash? Hope the driver's insurance will cover everything, and this doesn't end your riding season.

- Wolf
I am just a little sore. The armor in the right elbow did great when the bike fell over. The padding in the back of the jacket and backrest on the bike saved my spine from being whipped backwards.

I should know by the end of the week about the bike. Either way, I will be back on two wheels.

If they total it then I am going to spoof The Bachelor TV series and make it about my hunt for the replacement bike.

Just imagine all the test rides I get to do as a for real possible customer! Plus maybe a savvy dealership or two will get into a bidding war?

If they fix the bike, I will be paying visits to the dealer to check up on it as a series as well as get them to explain what all got broken.

Oh and the after impact footage is great! I think I am the nicest guy anyone could ever run into. :D of course I will blur her identity but not of the witnesses that did not stay despite me asking them.
 

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Sorry to hear about the bike! at least you are ok. Worst part is no ride till fixed unless you have another bike.
Sadly no ride unless I rent an electric scooter. Hopefully the bike can be fixed. I hate the thought of having to start over to run one 100k miles.

I should know in a couple of days.
 
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scooterwuf

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Sounds like you have a plan and a road map back to recovery. Hopefully the woman's insurance will cover everything.
Glad the armored jacket did it's job too. It's a shame you can't rent anything more robust than an electric scooter, especially if it has limited max speed, but if possible look at some of the Maxi-Scooters out there as a ride and review option.

- Wolf
 

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