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PostSubject: Very sad day !   Fri 6 May - 8:44

Well I suppose it proves you can't be too careful. Today whilst riding back from Hurn Airport I had a dissagreement with a Volvo and sadly the Sprint lost (badly).

I was filtering past a queue of satinonary traffic when an impatient Volovo driver decided to pull out as some speed heading for a side road opposite. I was level with his rear door when he decided to make his move so I stood no chance of avoiding him, it all happened so fast, there was just a loud bang and the next thing I knew I was lying in the road with the Sprint on top of me.

I am Ok, with the exception of a number of bruises and scrapes (and a cracked cheek bone) but sadly the bike is probably a write-off (smashed fairings, distorted mountings, nearside footpeg sheared off, nearside end can torn and distorted, multiple scratches and possibly a distorted frame). I am waiting for the insurance assessor to come view the wreckage.

So it would seem that I will be out of action for rhe forseeable future.
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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Fri 6 May - 9:12

Hi Alan,
Sorry to hear about your mishap, we wish you a speedy recovery.
Regards John & Fran.
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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Fri 6 May - 9:36


Hi Alan

Really sorry to hear about your crash. Wish you a speedy recovery.

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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Fri 6 May - 9:42

I'm so sorry to read your post Alan, but relieved that the bike seems to have taken most of the damage and not you. Bikes can be replaced, however fond we are of them.
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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Fri 6 May - 12:44

Ah, bugger. At least you're ok.

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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Fri 6 May - 13:01

So sorry Alan....but the main thing is that live to ride another day..hopefully your insurance will come up trumps...I do hope so....I know they like to not pay up...hope you have a good resolve.
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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Fri 6 May - 13:46

Hi Alan
We are so sad to read that you have had a accident, but we are so please to see you are ok,ish.
we hope you have a speedy recovery.
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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Fri 6 May - 14:34

Hi Alan,

Bad luck mate, great to hear you are ok.

Cheers Alf.

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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Fri 6 May - 15:05

Glad your ok
A bit extreme though, if you didn't want to come on Sunday you only had to say! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Fri 6 May - 23:14

Thankyou everyone for your kind thoughts, I am really sad to loose the bike but hopefully the insurance will allow me to replace it with another.

John, I may be in the market for your old Sprint after all

Alf, how was the R1, are you going to buy it?

Craig, does it still count as a ride out if I bring the bike on a trailer?


All the best and ride safe everyone (I tried, but hey ho!)

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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Sat 7 May - 2:22

Only just read of your mishap. So sorry. Glad you're not too bad and hope you'll sort something out and be back on 2 wheels soonish. Sid and Barb
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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Sat 7 May - 2:50

Sorry to hear your news Alan. Wishing you a speedy recovery, and I hope to see you back on a bike soon. Chris & Sheila.
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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Sat 7 May - 8:41

Alan

Just read about your mishap . . . . are you sure it wasn't just a convoluted ploy to get out of washing it?? lol!

Sorry to hear that you were hurt but wish you the best for a speedy recovery.

Would agree . . . for your next bike . . . . GREEN IS THE BEST COLOUR!!! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Tue 10 May - 5:42

Well folks, Iím back on two wheels thanks to my excellent insurance company, and because I have independent witnesses confirming my version of events, they are not even asking for me to pay my excess.

BLD came out today and took the Sprint to be repaired and left me with a courtesy bike (well a 1250 Bandit) still, beggars canít be choosers lol! but at least I can still join in with club events till my bike is back.
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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Tue 10 May - 6:19


Glad to hear that it was straight forward shame its a Bandit not a ER5, you are missing out. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Wed 11 May - 10:22

Good to hear that you are back out and at 'em!!

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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Wed 11 May - 14:05

Hi Alan,

go for it !!


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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Sun 15 May - 3:54

Glad your OK Alan......Just read about your attempt to fly without a plane. See you soon mate and thank god your OK!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Mon 23 May - 8:53

I have just been informed by my insurance company that due to previously un-noticed damage to the exhaust system (apparently they did not discover the damage till they tried to fit the new silencer), the Sprint has become an un-economical repair

However, its not all doom and gloom, I am in negotiations for the purchase of a replacement........... not a Sprint, but rather nice Triumph Trophy 1200 so all is not lost

I will keep you all informed on my progress and in the mean time I still have use of the 'Lame Duck' Suzuki.
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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Mon 23 May - 10:47

Sorry to hear about your bike Alan, a BMW 800Gs is only about 6k new.......Go on you might enjoy it!
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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Mon 23 May - 12:51

Sorry Craig, but I don't think I could ever stoop that low lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Very sad day !   Mon 23 May - 13:13

When you are bit older.....perhaps. lol!

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