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Re: Newbie that kinda f***ed up a bit...

#31 Post by Via » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:57 pm

I blame it on the colour, the er6 I flipped was white, looks very similar (both before and after) :lol:

Think it boils down to your financial situation, definitely looks repairable but you have to make commitment to see it through to the end as if you start putting money into it and can't afford to finish then you'll lose money on what you've already done as well.

Personally I'd start ripping off all the definitely trashed bits and start pricing up from there, if it starts looking too expensive then you know not to start spending. If on the other hand starts looking reasonable then you can start looking at the repairable / livable / maybe broken bits.
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I agree totally with @Slowlycatchymonkey

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Re: Newbie that kinda f***ed up a bit...

#32 Post by anth_85 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:04 pm

do you not have a friends or relatives garage you can store it in in the meantime? It shouldn't take up too much space.

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Re: Newbie that kinda f***ed up a bit...

#33 Post by Throttled » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:04 pm

fastbob wrote:
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A roll of gaffa tape and a tin of matt black paint and you're good to go . Think Mad Max 😀
I was thinking that as well. The cheapest way to keep going is the rat bike look.
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Re: Newbie that kinda f***ed up a bit...

#34 Post by Joeman » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:37 pm

So the bike didn't hit anything, just slid down the road and you want to sell it....
I'm suspecting you've lost interest in bikes and actually no longer want to ride...
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#35 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:33 pm

Noooo, the mans just cut up about wrecking his bike. Be nice.

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Re: Newbie that kinda f***ed up a bit...

#36 Post by Hoggs » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:53 pm

Slowlycatchymonkey wrote:
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Noooo, the mans just cut up about wrecking his bike. Be nice.
oh that is [mention]Joeman[/mention] being nice :lol: but seriously we know a lot of people who had an off and called it quits and that's cool if it's what they want to do.

Also fixing stuff can be insanely annoying and we've all had that f**k it moment :lol:
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Re: Newbie that kinda f***ed up a bit...

#37 Post by fastbob » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:56 pm

Considering that this is a "naked" bike there seems to be an awful lot of expensive damage from a low speed accident. Should have pottered around on an ER5 with crash bars for a year or two . These things cost as little as £500 and every part you want is on eBay for reasonable prices . Great fun , do a hundred miles an hour ( eventually), easy to work on and able to survive numerous crashes with nothing more than a few scrapes and the odd snapped lever.

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Re: Newbie that kinda f***ed up a bit...

#38 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:23 pm

Isn’t a decent off a given? Something you accept before you start and just hope it won’t be too damaging- to yourself?

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Re: Newbie that kinda f***ed up a bit...

#39 Post by Hoggs » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:29 pm

Slowlycatchymonkey wrote:
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Isn’t a decent off a given? Something you accept before you start and just hope it won’t be too damaging- to yourself?
I hope not :shock: *touches everything wooden in the house*
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Re: Newbie that kinda f***ed up a bit...

#40 Post by SlowBusa » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:31 pm

Hoggs wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:29 pm
Slowlycatchymonkey wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:23 pm
Isn’t a decent off a given? Something you accept before you start and just hope it won’t be too damaging- to yourself?
I hope not :shock: *touches everything wooden in the house*
Nope

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Re: Newbie that kinda f***ed up a bit...

#41 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:48 pm

Well that’s good to hear. Everyone who knows what I’m doing has told me they’ll be visiting me in hospital shortly- or something equally miserable! But you saying that not a given?

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Re: Newbie that kinda f***ed up a bit...

#42 Post by SlowBusa » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:58 pm

I fell of my 50cc when I was 16yr old once (only once) and broke my wrist, to this day I still think it was a diesel spill (but was probably just inexperience)

And I got my laces caught in my Xt500 gear lever at a traffic lights 33 year ago....flopped slowly over at a stand still (it was funny as hell)

So for me Yes its always in your mind and you have to expect it, but not a given

I Really hope I havnt just poked the the god of accidents with a sharp stick
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Re: Newbie that kinda f***ed up a bit...

#43 Post by Lumor_uk » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:11 pm

If I crashed tomorrow I might give it up, hopefully it doesn't happen , but won't know till it does. I can certainly respect anyone that does.

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Re: Newbie that kinda f***ed up a bit...

#44 Post by SlowBusa » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:12 pm

Slowlycatchymonkey wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:48 pm
Well that’s good to hear. Everyone who knows what I’m doing has told me they’ll be visiting me in hospital shortly- or something equally miserable! But you saying that not a given?
A good few tips for learners are always expect a car to pull out at a junction, make eye contact if you can,

never hover in their blind spot

all those parked cars your passing......as your approaching do you look in them to see if someone is in the driving seat? even if they have the wing mirror pulled in for parking?

look ahead of the parked cars for signs of pedestrians, movement,is someone looking at a spot you cant see?

basically think to yourself the car drivers dont see you.......use your horn if they are looking the other way

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Re: Newbie that kinda f***ed up a bit...

#45 Post by Joeman » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:15 pm

Hoggs wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:53 pm
Slowlycatchymonkey wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:33 pm
Noooo, the mans just cut up about wrecking his bike. Be nice.
oh that is @Joeman being nice :lol: but seriously we know a lot of people who had an off and called it quits and that's cool if it's what they want to do.

Also fixing stuff can be insanely annoying and we've all had that f**k it moment :lol:
I already offered to take the bike off his hands... How much nicer can I be?? :lol:
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