Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: western Montana,USA
I had a huge pothole just outside my big gate.I would open the gate partway,and go around the edge of the pothole and through the gate.the hole had gotten around 8 inches or so deep,( we live on an un-maintained road).
b as I began to get off the kickstand,I moved forward just a little bit,and the rear tire hit the edge of the hole,and began to tip.by the time my foot hit the ground in the bottom of the hole,it was past the tipping point.
my leg gave way and me and the bike went over,all the way over,wheels up.
I got out form under it,and went to stand it back up,but couldn't.that's when I discovered I caught the end of the 20 ft pipe gate between the fender and fairing.I had to take the gate off the hinges and pull it back to stand the bike back up.
I had just finished test riding the new pipe and intake,bike was only a couple of months old.
scuffed the corner of the outer fairing,bottom corner of the saddlebag on the right side. then it gets ugly,the front fender had a huge gouge and scraped off paint,the upper fork slider cover had a big dent,and the lower fork leg was gouged.I was just sick and embarrassed that it even happened.
worst part was,I had 1000 deductible with progressive,and all they were going to cover or figure was parts cost ,cause I screwed up and told them I'd do the work myself.took them 2 weeks for an adjuster to get around to calling me,so I cancelled the claim and just replaced things myself.
other than the fender,gave me an excuse to put black parts on the front and the progressive monotubes.
EDIT:I switched to geico and got 500 deductible for half the premium.
2012 FLTRU-Thunderheader,T-max,tuned induction,progressive monotubes,Madstad 16 clear
2002 FXD-T-header+too many mods to list
Last edited by danglide; 11-16-2012 at 12:10 PM.