Sad Times - Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Bartman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sad Times

Hello,
Crashed my RC51 last week, damn shame 7000 miles on the clock.
It will not be returning to the road again as the insurance says it to expensive to repair. Dent in the frame!!
Loved the bike great to ride and the sound.....sad times not sure what to do as low milage bikes are now becoming hard to find, did see a SP2 with 1000 miles for 7000???
Bartman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 11:32 AM
Senior Member
 
jondog9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 8,653
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Quoted: 317 Post(s)
So sorry to hear that Did you come out ok? any injuries?
What you gonna do with the bike, buy back the salvage from the insurance (assuming you had full coverage)
Let us know.

YIKES! 7000 = $11,547.90
Definantly more value to the RC's where you live.
Good luck to you Bartman, with whatever you choose to do. I remember you from when I was doing my sp1/sp2 exhaust.

John, 2000 RC51 #000100

jondog9 is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 02:29 PM
Moderator
 
SubSailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 6,468
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Quoted: 89 Post(s)
How bad was everything else damaged?
You might be able to pick up a used frame and shift everything over.
SubSailor is online now  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 07:29 PM
Senior Member
 
vfrsam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: St.Pete, FL.
Posts: 339
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Shitty shit, I've heard rumors of a new honda vtwin coming soon. Maybe you can hold out.
vfrsam is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 08:24 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
madbuyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Indy
Posts: 8,335
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Quoted: 226 Post(s)
Sorry to hear this Bart....rebuild that beotch



The very first schoolbook that was written had God all over it. --Dave Mustaine
madbuyer is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 08:28 PM
Member
 
Hambone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cannon AFB,NM
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i would def swap frames dude. really not that much plus you get lots of experience and knowledge
Hambone is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-19-2011, 04:06 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Bartman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks Guys for the support, as for a frame swap its not for me, parts not very cheap this side of the pond need a rear wheel, swing arm, all the plastics, lights, clocks, clip on, foot peg, fairing support and little brackets.
Johndog the worst bit was the crash trashed my lovely carbon titanium high level exhaust.
Its strange, I landed on my right shoulder rolled a turn up in the air and rolled then as I was sliding down the road all i could hear was that awful scratching noise of the bike on tarmac first though after "that hurt" was "shit my bike".
As for injurys right shoulder and left ankle badly bruised, all the gear worked.
Bartman is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-19-2011, 06:58 AM
Senior Member
 
Defender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 162
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
All The Gear All The Time, brother. Glad you walked away.
Defender is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-19-2011, 12:45 PM
Old & Slow Admin
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: In a house
Posts: 274
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by vfrsam View Post
Shitty shit, I've heard rumors of a new honda vtwin coming soon. Maybe you can hold out.
If anything new is coming out of Honda, it will be a V4....you will not see another twin from Honda.
njracer is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-19-2011, 04:35 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
budoka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Island Lake Alberta Canada
Posts: 1,904
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Quoted: 56 Post(s)
You have my deepest sympathies Bartman, but at least you're ok. I remember when the rumours had it that there was going to be an updated Blackbird coming...we got the VFR1200 Rumours coming out of Kumamoto are about as rare as twisters in Tornado Alley. The new 'blade is pretty nice though

Duct tape can't fix stupid...but it sure helps muffle the sound
'03 SP2, '09 GL1800
budoka is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome