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Offline buzzardbilly

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down the road today !
« on: July 05, 2017, 05:20:24 PM »
My day started well with being wiped out on a roundabout by a woman who decided last minute to change direction in front of me instead of exiting . Pannier, handlebar and fairings took the brunt of the damage - engine casing not damaged at all . Just to mention that I called Ducati Assist and within about an hour the AA arrived and transported the bike to the Bristol Ducati dealer  - quite impressed . The irony is that I was booked to have crash bars fitted next week !

Offline neilb

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Re: down the road today !
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 06:21:03 PM »
Oh man, that is horrible news, sorry to hear it. But, you've not mentioned yourself so I hope that you are ok. Bikes are only metal and plastic and can made better a whole lot easier and quicker than the human body. The important thing is that you're not injured. Bloody cage drivers, in their own little worlds.

Offline Wassers

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Re: down the road today !
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 07:44:32 PM »
So sorry to hear this news buzzardbilly. Really hope you are ok and get your bike repaired and get back on the road asap.
Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

Offline buzzardbilly

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Re: down the road today !
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2017, 08:10:12 PM »
Thanks guys - yes I'm fine apart from a few bruises  - luckily I slid and did not hit anything solid . It will be interesting to see what the bits add up to for the repairs quote - at Ducati spares pricing I expect it will be quite a chunk 

Offline thenozzle

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Re: down the road today !
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2017, 08:31:33 PM »
Sorry to here that mate , I hope she owned up to the accident and you had witnesses .

Offline Lambert

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Re: down the road today !
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2017, 10:29:01 PM »
Good you are ok. Hopefully her insurance is footing the bill.

Offline Murf46

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Re: down the road today !
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2017, 09:05:42 PM »
Glad your ok mate this happened to me a few years ago but to be fair the lady said she did not see me so that was ok.... Silly cow!


 just assume that everyone is trying to knock you off your bike  :232:

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Offline buzzardbilly

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Re: down the road today !
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017, 06:48:58 PM »
Thanks all for your comments . My main concern (apart from having a sore arse that feels like having been to  a Michael Barrymore weekend party !) is getting the bike repaired in time to go on a  trip I have booked to Spain & Portugal at the end of September  - just hoping that Ducati have the spares back up for this new type