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Hi guys. Have enjoyed the site but never posted. I have a red 2002 12R with about 1700 miles or used to until last Friday when I wiped out during a track day at Portland's PIR. Came out of turn 9 onto the straight with a perfect line and put the power on hard only to be violently dumped as the rear wheel slid out. The instructor said it was too much power for the stock tires. I got up and walked away with only bruises but wife is freaking out and wants me to sell the bike. The front end plastic is messed up and the front brake resevoir is leaking but otherwise the bike is damage free. Before getting ripped off by a dealer for repair costs I thought I'd check if anyone is looking for a cosmetically damaged 12 for major mods. I guess I'd be happy selling the bike as is for about $4.5K or so. Also I have a bike trailer so could deliver on the west coast.

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I am not telling you to lie but if you got full that baby went down on road at pir i.e not on the track then you should be able to get her fixed by ins.
dont let one bad incident ruin a great relationship.


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Yea what JP said.. then sell it if you have to..

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Good thoughts but unfortunately just liability which sucks. I figured the collision would cost as much as most repairs!

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Keep the bike
don't be a fool!

think of all the money your going to lose if you sell

now is the time to make that 12 a better bike then it was

and you will be proud when it's done!



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CAMARO....



I don't have a speeding problem, I have a police problem

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If you only have comp.. Keep the bike.. And fix it (just make it a long term project if you have to) It's not worth it just to give it away.

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I've had to stomach a crash bill and a tip over bill simply cause the ins. is killer already and can't afford to make a claim. Go to www.ronayers.com and buy the plastic and fix it yourself, then convince your wife that crashing is part of riding and that you were at least smart enough to make sure that your first get-off was on a track and not the street.

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Don't sell it!!! You will lose way too much money.
Even if you have to buy a couple pieces this month, and a few more next month, that is better than losing half of what you have in it...

If you must sell, at least fix it first, you'll still cut your losses
by repairing. It does not sound too bad, if you can't figure it out, lots of people here to help you through the replacement of parts <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)">

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German Town Road, HWY 47, Mt St Helens.........

You got way too many great roads is this area to get out of motorcycles. Just fix 'er back up, piece by piece if need be and get back out there and enjoy.

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Like the old Cowboys say "if the horse bucks you off, you get right back on and ride it"

Miklos is right. Mt St Helens is one of the best rides around the NW.. and you can stop in Couger for a decent meal.



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Do what you have to do but I would keep it and fix er back up. The zx 12 is too fun of a bike to let go because of some road rash. I sold my 85 600r in 93 and just picked up an 05 12r last month. Since then I have munched a turn signal and dropped it leaving work. A little welding on the footpeg bracket and I was back in business. I also took the opportunity to put on a yosh slip on. This bike does not compare to a 600 in any way at all. The 600 was fun but the 12r is the real deal. Just my .02$. Do whatever cranks your tractor or twists your wrist or some shit like that.
 

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Believe me kassbomb, you can fix it. Try Ebay or even a speciallist kit car dealer. There are dealers and individuals out there which buy ZX12's just for the engines. Thats how I managed to put mine back together. As for you well be thankfull you wiped out on a track and ok.
I eventually ended up getting another bike for the track and fixed my 12 for the road. Just remember occasionally Shit just happens!!!!!!!!!!! Don't loose the faith man.


After A spill. Its fixed now and back on the road now.






Me on my track bike in May this year bones now healed

Keep the faith man

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Gibzx12 said:
Keep the faith man
4-year old post or not... Some advice is just plain good!! 8) 8)

Gibzx12 - I'm glad you healed-up & got the 12 back on the road... I hope kassbomb made out as well!! :wink: :wink:
 
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