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10mph crash and burn

A month ago, I was riding on main road to Rounda and was close to SUV at 10mph. As I was looking ahead, I saw black car on rounda and didn't give myself a thought until lady in SUV slammed her brake and I locked both wheels. I hit oil spot, Rear wheel of my bike went under and I jumped out quickly and stood up holding left handlebar. The car behind me stopped just 15 feet from my bike. I made a quick survey of my bike and it turned out I had broken off right mirror holder. I raised my bike and kickstanded it. The lady behind me was freak'n out. I told them I'm perfectly fine and told them not to worry about it. ( I was wearing army head bandanna and chopper Rx sunglasses and I looked mean ) Then the lady pointed to road next to my bike was a main spring which fell out of rear brake rod. I went around and picked it up and lady from SUV apologized me for sudden stop. I told her that it's not your fault and I'm fine with it. She kept apologizing and said she didn't see black car on her left and had to stop. I told her just go and don't worry!! NOt your fault!! Actually I own it up because I was following too closely behind her SUV. After ladies left and I made a quick repair by straightening up bent brake "stop" bracket by using big screwdriver I had in saddlebag then clip in main brake spring back in then I use my strength to bend rear brake pedal rod straight and it look perfect.

I checked around my bike and it only suffered small dent on exhaust pipe, scratched on plastic front fender and broken right mirror holder while right mirror appear intact. (exhaust had same dent from previous owner who dropped the bike so damage was on same spot anyway, luckily). I can easily replace mirror holder bracket for $26. I tossed mirror in saddle bag and locked it then head off to Larence, KS to visit friend. I had to get used to wringing my neck to right side before I change to right lane.

Lesson learned, It was my first accident since 2 years.

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A month ago, I was riding on main road to Rounda and was close to SUV at 10mph. As I was looking ahead, I saw black car on rounda and didn't give myself a thought until lady in SUV slammed her brake and I locked both wheels. I hit oil spot, Rear wheel of my bike went under and I jumped out quickly and stood up holding left handlebar. The car behind me stopped just 15 feet from my bike. I made a quick survey of my bike and it turned out I had broken off right mirror holder. I raised my bike and kickstanded it. The lady behind me was freak'n out. I told them I'm perfectly fine and told them not to worry about it. ( I was wearing army head bandanna and chopper Rx sunglasses and I looked mean ) Then the lady pointed to road next to my bike was a main spring which fell out of rear brake rod. I went around and picked it up and lady from SUV apologized me for sudden stop. I told her that it's not your fault and I'm fine with it. She kept apologizing and said she didn't see black car on her left and had to stop. I told her just go and don't worry!! NOt your fault!! Actually I own it up because I was following too closely behind her SUV. After ladies left and I made a quick repair by straightening up bent brake "stop" bracket by using big screwdriver I had in saddlebag then clip in main brake spring back in then I use my strength to bend rear brake pedal rod straight and it look perfect.

I checked around my bike and it only suffered small dent on exhaust pipe, scratched on plastic front fender and broken right mirror holder while right mirror appear intact. (exhaust had same dent from previous owner who dropped the bike so damage was on same spot anyway, luckily). I can easily replace mirror holder bracket for $26. I tossed mirror in saddle bag and locked it then head off to Larence, KS to visit friend. I had to get used to wringing my neck to right side before I change to right lane.

Lesson learned, It was my first accident since 2 years.

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I have both mirrors mounted and always wring my neck and look before changing lanes, left or right, just an observation.
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glad it wasn't worse and credit to you for realizing you were to close...less time to react...ride safe.

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Thanks for posting... I've noticed myself following too close lately, and after your story, I'll stop doing it.

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