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Old 07-28-2002, 07:46   #1 (permalink)
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eek Matti's Motorcycle Crash

Well, Being sick and tired of trying all these small modifications to Falcons, I decided to go the whole Hog, and try and modify my motorbike.

The Bike was Originally a 1991 Suzuki GSXR-750M, (Last of the Oil Coolers).

Unfortunately, I had a small problem with the front brake Locking up, and the throttle Jamming (?I think?), and well I hit a Gutter, got the Bike airborne between 2 Metal Poles, and Nailed a Wooden Guard Rail

What was even worse than doing some damage to the Bike, was the Fact that at the time I had a Pillion Passenger on the Back.
When the Bike hit the guardrail, both of us were thrown around 4 Metres away from the Bike, into a nice Grassy patch.

The Bike also required 4 Adults to remove the Wooden Guard Pole thingie, from the Frame / Rear of the Bike.

Damage to the Pillion was a few cuts, scratches, and Bruising.
(Danyel, I am soooooooooo Sorry about this !)

Damage to myself was a twisted ankle, bruising to my upper torso, right arm, right leg, and some gravel rash.

Damage to the Motorbike,
Warped / Bent front Brake Rotors,
Snapped and Bent Frame,
Smashed Upper and Lower Fairing,
Ruptured Rear Brake Line,
Torn off Magneto Cover on RH Engine,
Shattered Carbon Fibre Front Wheel Hugger,
Damaged Carbon Fibre / Stainless Exhuast,
Bent Footpegs,
Buckled Front Wheel, and Punctured Front and Rear Tyres,
And Probably a few other things that I have forgotten.

Anyway, here is what the Bike Looked like when I first got it !

http://www4.tpgi.com.au/users/mij/Au...ki/Suzuki.html

And Here are some pics of what she looks like now,















P.S. Anyone know a good plastic welder, or should I use Hot Glue ????
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Old 07-28-2002, 16:52   #2 (permalink)
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Matti,
Sorry to hear of such an unfortunate incident. Hope you and passenger are OK. On the bright(ish) side, if you were getting bored you've got a project now. Good luck and i hope she comes out meaner than ever.

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Old 07-28-2002, 17:01   #3 (permalink)
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Matti,

Ouch looks nasty mate. Good to hear you and your mate are ok.
Yeah a while back i was going to go down the biek avenue but decided against it for the very reason of motorcycle stacks. As you would know there top fun and top excitement but unfortunately when it comes at a price when an accident happens.

Is your bike insured, if so are you considering another bike for a replacement? If not you could always play around with the Fairmont.

Sounds like a bad Birthday buddy.
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Old 07-29-2002, 00:35   #4 (permalink)
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Damn sorry to hear about that mate - just lucky things were not any more serious. There's certainly no comparison between the safety of a Falcon and a motorcycle, so take it easy when you're dealing with 2 wheelers.
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Old 07-29-2002, 00:35   #5 (permalink)
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Jeez Matti, sorry to hear it. I hope you're alright man!

Don't worry about the bike, with a serious incident like that, you should be happy that you escaped almost un-injured.

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Old 07-29-2002, 17:40   #6 (permalink)
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ouch! sorry 'bout your ride dude. Hope it all works out for ya.
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Old 07-31-2002, 06:03   #7 (permalink)
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Thats the worst thing about bikes hey...not enough metal around ya. A mate had a '99 Honda Fireblade which he sold for a deposit on a house. Swear he was going to kill himself on it otherwise.....but it was fun at 200ks when he took me for a ride......
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Well mate atleast you are both safe..... Maybe it was a sign to get rid of it & buy an R1?
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ohhh thats unlucky matti!!!

i just hope your ok mate.
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Thanks for your concern guys !

I just bought around 70% of the parts that I need to get her running again, and it has cost me so far $800.

Unfortunately, the fairing colours are now Red, White, Light Grey, Dark Grey, Black, Blue, and a Dark custom blue !
Also, The Fairing says its now an 1100cc, and the Back cowl says the bike is a 750 ! so its gonna look like a real ecliptic peice of junk soon !

As for the R1 idea ! I luv it, just the finances, I mean, Its just pathetic the crash that I had, If I had a bigger/quicker bike, then the above pictures would look much more impressive !

Oh well, what doesnt kill you, only makes you wanna try it again !
P.S. U should have seen all the wrecked R1's at the bike wreckers !

My GOD ! at least 50 of the blighters there !
Considering that the bike hasnt been on the market for tooo long, that must mean they are a DAMMMMM Fast Bike, and lots of Stunt Riders out there !

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