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@mike d wrote:When the time comes for renewal, try Peter James (he broke away from Footman James). I insure four bikes with him and get a very competitive deal.
I followed your video, and felt the pain as your K hit the car. It could have been much worse. Lets hope your wrists heal quickly and you get the bike back on the road.
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Thanks for the tip Mike, I'll make a note for next year.

Yeah, could have been much worse - the accident could have come after the fuel stop instead of just before it and I'd have wasted £20!

    

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ainsjac wrote:Paul, before I had an operation to repair my left shoulder I asked the surgeon whether I would be able to play the violin after the operation. He said he saw no reason why not. Bloody hell he is good, can't play before the op! He then reminded me of who has the knife during the procedure. I kept quiet.

I tried witty banter with my team too which is probably why they knocked my out for 4 hours for a 2.5 hour op. I think my kids had warned them what my jokes were like!


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

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Too much, Try him one more time.


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After seeing the video of your crash, I decided to look for a camera....
Dash cam or Action cam?
In Canada, this Friday will be black Friday and the big sales already started.
One store was advertising the Activeon CX gold for (CAD)$150 (or €105). After reading reviews and seeing the comments  "This is a Gropro Hero+ killer", I rushed to the store and was able to get one (only 3 in stock at this price).
1080p at 60f/s, touch screen and remote control on the smart phone is quite impressive.
It won't be the same as a dash cam, but with a 160 degrees angle, it should cover the road and the traffic.
Here is one pretty good comparison between the GoPro and the activeon if somebody else is interested.


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Nice buy Bert. 

Sadly, the plague of "Black Friday" seems to have made it over this side of the pond now. I don't mind a good sale, but the Black Friday concept is kind of meaningless over here and just another panic marketing opportunity.

Only thing most action cams don't do that dash cams do is record speed. That was why I went for an action cam with in built GPS - hopefully that investment is about to pay off. 

I also have a fairly cheap dash cam now permanently fitted in my car, but in that application I don't need the sort of features that a bike cam needs (like water proof-ness and vibration resistance). The same company do a bike dash cam, which I'm tempted to buy to test. If it is a piece of crap, it'll probably end up in the rear window of the car! I like my gadgets and, in an unmarked BMW car, dash gadgets do add a certain air of being someone I'm not (like an unmarked copper)!!


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

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It is funny that you talk about a dash cam into the back window.
I am seriously considering mounting one on the sidecar (oriented toward the back) as it could be very difficult to see the back right side of the road on the original RT mirrors(The sidecar is very wide).
On the car, I am looking at a solution to have the original backup camera working when I put the flashers (blinkers) ON.
I believe this is feasible but I haven't spent too much time thinking about it yet.
I think BMW has this system working on the newer cars.
By the way, next year in Canada, it will be mandatory for all new cars to be equipped with a backup camera.


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I have a camera on the back of my caravan which is on all the time. As my mirrors cannot tell me who is lurking directly behind me I have found that our highway patrol likes to hide behind large vehicles and then pounce on others (radar) going the other way.


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When watching You Tube, I look for the racing cars with both cameras, that play together makes for a brilliant race log.


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BAE

Sorry to watch that, Brings back horrible memories, havin had similar experience (s) .
Get well soon bud.
Hopefully, you can make over here for the Christmas, as Guinness here is full of iron, execellent for bone recovery.

Mind you, I must get a camera for my bike, without the speedo function,Smile

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@Reg wrote:Sorry to watch that, Brings back horrible memories, havin had similar experience (s) .
Get well soon bud.
Hopefully, you can make over here for the Christmas, as Guinness here is full of iron, execellent for bone recovery.
Mind you, I must get a camera for my bike, without the speedo function,Smile
Thanks Reg, a horrible helpless feeling at the time, but really useful for post crash analysis. 
Speedo function in my case is quite reassuring for defending my case, but easily omitted from the footage, if required!
Working hard on the recovery with the Eccentric Christmas brunch my firm goal. Making good progress and staying positive. Just the thought of a nice, cool, creamy, black silky Guinness has me fighting through.

santa


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

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Will you still be able to get Guinness over there after Brexit??


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I can't send you one but if you do come over it might look like this


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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Will you still be able to get Guinness over there after Brexit??
Olaf, I expect they'll still export it to us....(probably the just the dregs from the bottom of the vat) and at a suitably inflated price.   But, as you know, you just can't beat drinking a real Guinness in Ireland.

@Ringfad wrote:I can't send you one but if you do come over it might look like this
Thanks Simon!


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

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Black Friday came early last week Paul.

We get a lot of black days here too if you do end up using the bus.....


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Paul,
Shocked and sorry to find during an occasional visit to the forum the report of your accident and injuries. I do hope that you make a rapid and complete recovery.

Sad mess Gretel is in too, but I'm certain that her resurrection will eventually be in good hands. Don't forget that a box of her original bolts and fittings is still available in Dublin!

Best wishes,
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@sgmayhew wrote:Shocked and sorry to find during an occasional visit to the forum the report of your accident and injuries. I do hope that you make a rapid and complete recovery.
Sad mess Gretel is in too, but I'm certain that her resurrection will eventually be in good hands. Don't forget that a box of her original bolts and fittings is still available in Dublin!
Hi Stephen, yeah made a real mess of her didn't I! Such a pity as she was running really well and booked for another return visit to Ireland for the Christmas Brunch.

I have had a brief look at the damage and it does seem to be restricted to the headlight, fairings and forks, so hopefully she will be repairable once I am able. I already have many of the necessary spares - and that spare top fairing that she came with will be perfect, so hopefully it won't be too expensive to resurrect her. Don't know whether I can fix the lower fairings or not, a bit of GRP and filler may do the trick, or there may be more serious damage - I won't know until I pull them off. The oil spill that was evident at the crash scene, does not seem to be anything too serious - there has been no further leak while she has been sitting all forlorn in my garage and the engine fired up just fine and ran smoothly too. Fingers crossed! 

I am still intending to get over for the Christmas brunch in 4 weeks time - healing is going well, but I won't be able to decide one way or another until much nearer the time. If you are going to the brunch, then that would be a good time for the handover of the box of bolts. The intention is also to have a night on the town with Ringfad, so potentially (if I am mobile) I could swing by and pick them up from you in Dublin if that is easier for you. 

For now, waiting on the insurance people doing their thing, but I have high hopes of Gretel riding again!


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

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Two weeks on and the power of positive thought (and a little surgery) is working!

Stitches came out today and had my first go with the physioterrorist. Really informative discussion with the consultant and my first "look" at some serious hardware embedded in me bones.


I've always considered that I have "stringy" luck - neither good luck nor bad, but luck with strings attached. In this case, the break was bad enough to require pin & plate repair...but this avoided having my arm in plaster for 6 weeks. Net result, just 2 weeks after the accident, I already have a strong repair and, although still a little stiff and restricted in movement, at least I  can get on with some serious physio.

I will still reserve final judgement until much closer to the time, but things are looking very good for 28 Dec and a ride to the Eccentrics Christmas brunch!


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

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Looks good for Christmas. Santa does exist!


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