So yesterday I spent the better part of the day using PBBalster to remove the black plastic dip I did on my tank. got it all cleaned off, cleaned the whole bike top to bottom, polished all the chrome, conditioned my seat, made all my black rubber shinny. road it for 2 hours.
Woke up this morning to this 80+* day here in SE PA (philly kinda) & told the wife Id be takin the bike in to work today
I get on the bike, im driving & avoiding all the A**holes in the morning putting their makeup on, talking on the phone etc..
then I get to a light..Im the 4th car, I have 1.5/2 car lengths infront of me before the car in front of me (not a busy area)
Light turns green everyone accelerates, car 1 threw the light
car 2 threw the light,
car 3 threw,,,,,WAIT WTF WHY DID YOU SLAM ON YOUR BREAKS halfway through & THEN PUT Left turn signal on?.
(This is a 2 lane rd, 2 lanes eastbound, 2 lanes west...all turns must be made from inner lanes (pretty sure everyone who drives knows this (except people from jersey , since you guys cant make lefts & have to take jug handles)
We were in the right lane,,,,,,NOT The inner/turning lane mind you
So i sort of pannic'd a bit, I hit my foot break (maybe a tad bit to hard) bike fish tailed left, caught it...and then it went right, then left & down she went. I was only doing like 5-10mph, but judging from the oil slick/gas covered hump that is the middle of the road...i think that had something to do with it
I am ok not even a scratch, bike ehh...got a nice dent in the tank by the filler hole since the handle bar/ignition switch hit the tank. The right floor board took the most of the impact. The funny/scary thing is, the front bolt for the floor board "popped" out of its hole, so no rear brake at the moment.
looking at the bolt & the hole, it appears the bolt was only in about 2-3 threads..which makes me wonder why they didnt use a longer bolt
So I am going to try to coax this dent out,
Else I pull the tank, strip the area & fill it with some lead filler (well not lead, but a lead like body filler) & then paint it back up...
I find a good not dinged tank for under $100