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151Back to top Go down    Re: Crash aftermath.... on Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:17 pm

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@Sagi wrote:
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@RicK G wrote:The green/black wire hanging near the brake pedal may have touched earth and blown a fuse which would prevent the starter working.
Good one rick
Fuse #1 (7.5 amps) must be blown and the instrument pod is not getting any power.


Ok, that makes sense and a blown fuse should not be too hard to replace, I'll put it on the things to purchase list

you don't carry spare fuses ?

the little box under the seat is an ideal place for this , and a press seal bag helps keep them clean and in tact ...get several of the 3 or four types 7.5 10 and that little one ...forgot right now 5?

    

152Back to top Go down    Re: Crash aftermath.... on Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:42 pm

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Good call, there should actually be a couple of fuses under the seet, have to check what kind of treasures are hidden there, but I guess getting some more spares won't do any harm

    

153Back to top Go down    Re: Crash aftermath.... on Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:34 pm

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Must be something in the air in Cork. Glad Sagi ok!

I had an off Friday evening.

Stupid woman ran a stop sign. Then tried to convince a policeman it was my fault. Bike on road across the junction, her car on the front, she caught it at front wheel and pushed it over with me on it. Lots of bruises but no broken bones. Very low speed. An hour earlier with my son we were in BMW and Honda showrooms discussing how panniers and fairings save your legs. Then I had to call him to sort me out and he rode bike home for me. Not sure yet about bike as it ran on the ground but oil light went out ok when we fired it up.

Took a look at bike today, so far see front mudguard, right pannier, left pannier rail, exhaust header, something funny at rear bcause rear carrier out of alignment but its not the rear frame. Carrier bent I think.


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154Back to top Go down    Re: Crash aftermath.... on Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:53 pm

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92KK 84WW K100RT 022575 wrote:Must be something in the air in Cork. Glad Sagi ok!

I had an off Friday evening.

Stupid woman ran a stop sign. Then tried to convince a policeman it was my fault. Bike on road across the junction, her car on the front, she caught it at front wheel and pushed it over with me on it. Lots of bruises but no broken bones. Very low speed. An hour earlier with my son we were in BMW and Honda showrooms discussing how panniers and fairings save your legs. Then I had to call him to sort me out and he rode bike home for me. Not sure yet about bike as it ran on the ground but oil light went out ok when we fired it up.

Took a look at bike today, so far see front mudguard, right pannier, left pannier rail, exhaust header, something funny at rear bcause rear carrier out of alignment but its not the rear frame. Carrier bent I think.


Was friday evening for me as well, halloween might be the cause some anti K-Rider witchcraft.... Why would they target such a lovable bunch?

Glad you're ok bruises heal an bikes get repaired, in your case her insurance is hopefully covering the cost.

You're right about panniers, wanted to take them off recently as I often carry them around empty ano only left them on the bike for the reflective tape I put on. Hard to say if the bike would have landed on my leg without them. But i guess it can easily happen.

    

155Back to top Go down    Re: Crash aftermath.... on Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:06 pm

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In addition of spare fuses, you should have few circuit breakers too.
Why?
You could be stranded on the side of the road because of a fuse blowing and may have to use all your spares before you find the problem. How do I know that???

If a fuse blows, the first thing that people do is to replace it. then...... it blows again.
You then start troubleshooting and think you found the problem. You replace the fuse and it blows again.
Then......... SadOMG that was the last spare.....

The alternative is to install a temporary circuit breaker until you find the problem. It will trip and reset itself within a minute. when the problem is fixed you can re-install a regular fuse.



BUY THEM HEREOR search Ebay for "12v auto resetting circuit breaker"

92KK: sorry to hear about the crash.
I totally agree that panniers could be a life safer and avoid you to be pinned between the road and the bike in case of crash. I always keep them on the bike for this reason.

CF



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156Back to top Go down    Re: Crash aftermath.... on Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:09 pm

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I don't take panniers off for that very reason! They protect the legs quite well. I will be keeping them on.


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157Back to top Go down    Re: Crash aftermath.... on Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:12 pm

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Glad to hear you're ok, Olaf.
You're starting to gather quite a lot of K bits!
Maybe her insurance will cough up.


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158Back to top Go down    Re: Crash aftermath.... on Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:22 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Hi John

Insurance jobbie ok. I had got to a stop when she got me!

I am ok!


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159Back to top Go down    Re: Crash aftermath.... on Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:49 pm

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Bikes can be fixed easily, people not so. I'm glad you're okay Olaf.

Actually, it wasn't Friday that was getting us K-riders but the whole of last week. Wednesday night I did the disc lock trick, only it's not a disc lock but a huge Oxford Magnum U-shackle.... I park right outside our office door, so the pull away is an immediate 180. Next moment I'm looking up at the stars thinking 'f*** me, not again. Second time this year'. Sheered the front right hydraulic line just above the caliper fitting, big chunk of paint off the l/h wing mirror (the pod broke away and saved it from any more damage) and serious gouges in the crashbars. Funny, I was thinking afterwards about the crashbars and thinking that they'd probably saved my leg from some serious damage. I can't leave my panniers on because they're 45-litre Givis and that would cause a serious pavement obstruction.

ComberJohn knows... the pavements in Belfast are littered with motorcycles because there's nowhere else to park.


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160Back to top Go down    Re: Crash aftermath.... on Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:00 pm

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I use a U-lock on the front disk of my bike and, to remind me of the lock, I secure a long yellow strap to the lock and wrap it around the handlebar. The idea is like those straps used on airlines to remind the attendants that the doors are locked and secured. I have never forgotten to remove the lock.


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161Back to top Go down    Re: Crash aftermath.... on Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:27 am

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The postman dropped one off today... Very Happy


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162Back to top Go down    Re: Crash aftermath.... on Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:03 am

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Now I know...are you OK seems to mean are you Off K?

Not a good week for Irish Eccentrics then.....I have this picture of the Christmas brunch looking like this.... sick sick Chatter Blizzard lol! :afro: santa :farao: :farao: Surprised-o: :w: Big thumb

Dai those sort of offs can chip bones easily. Especially elbows and knees if one doesn't wear gear...and shorter runs are where one can be inclined not to.

I was fortunately after a longer trip so had gear on but it was a reminder not to do the 1 mile trip tothe local shopson the bike without putting on the gear. Elbow hit the road but protective inserts did their job, same with outside of the leg and also the boots. My son was quick too to remind me that us older folk have higher risks of breaking or chipping bones and not to go without gear. Then rides the bike home with shoes and no lower gear.....

I look on these things as a bonus in the sense that you do things right nothing much gets hurt or damaged. I often see guys putting a knee down on the same corner when it is busy-not good. Its one of those tricky T junction ones where the main route goes to the right and the minor goes straight on so there is a risk of the cars coming from the straight on bit coming through the Stop sign. Going right you signal [even though its not actually necessary but very wise] and watch also to make sure you are seen by the driver and the car is actually stopping. Having done all that and still going slowly the car then comes forward and ........the driver tells the policeman that she had stopped as required and that it was now my fault. Its funny really.


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163Back to top Go down    Re: Crash aftermath.... on Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:30 am

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Just goes to show that still many drivers are driving around without much thought about what their responsibilities are when they're on the road.
Years ago I had a lady smash into the side of my car after she went thru a give-way. When the pollies asked her why she didn't see my car she replied... "Oh, I would've had to turn my head to see him coming" affraid ... and these people are driving on our roads!!


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164Back to top Go down    Re: Crash aftermath.... on Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:40 pm

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The bike was back on the road the following day - it only took me forty minutes to strip and repair the brake line, then re-bleed the system.

Work is a fifty-mile round trip commute, so ATGATT. It took me a while to figure out why neither stupidity had left me with any bruises or soreness, especially as the second one threw me off without any warning; of course, my jacket and trousers are fully armoured.

KH: one thing we're reasonably lucky about over here; the Irish like their bikes so the car drivers tend to be a bit more attentive than in Britain.


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165Back to top Go down    Re: Crash aftermath.... on Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:45 pm

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Sagi, Dai & Olaf,

Sorry to hear your news. Any off is a pain one way or another, but good to hear no serious injuries for any of you.
Hope all the other Irish Eccentrics are staying upright and keeping safe.


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166Back to top Go down    Crash aftermath.... on Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:57 pm

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Olaf, Sagi Dai

Sorry to hear about your bit of misfortune. but glad to hear no injuries to either of you
the bikes can be repaired easily.


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167Back to top Go down    Re: Crash aftermath.... on Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:10 pm

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Thanks guys - much appreciated.


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