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[ST] ouch

I Brilliantly managed to drop my one week old bike.


I didn't leave it in gear, kicked out the side stand, started getting off and it rolled forward. Next thing I knew crash - me lying under the bike after not being able to stop it falling, and my mate Johan laughing at my stupidity. I cant say I saw the funny side at the time, I was seriously p#$$ed off.

My neighbors are giving me skew looks at the language they heard at 7 on a Sunday morning.

I got the quote today for the repairs (thank %$d for insurance) : R8 400 (US $1200) to replace a fairing panel, flicker, crank case cover, mirror and clutch lever.

I could probably have most of it 95% repaired for under R1 000, but I'd rather pay the insurance excess and get it sorted properly.

I can honestly say that the RS side stand was a lot more positive and stiffer than the Daytona setup. 


(slightly battered Daytona 955)

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