5:50 on a Wednesday morning, on my way into work. Almost no traffic - except the kid in the giant Suburban who turned left in front of me like I wasn't even there. I put over 16k miles on that bike in the three years I had it. It was a great bike.
I hope you are OK. Like others have said, the bike can be replaced. It's things like this that cause me to preach wearing gear all the time. I wrecked my bike about 1 1/2 years ago. Looked alot like yours, It didn't get totaled by the insurance co. Ran about 2700. to get repaired. Time to see how good your insurance is. Good luck. I'f they total it and you are going to get another Versy, there is a dealer in Batesville Ark. that had 2 09's in stock for around 6000.
Last edited by wampuspacker; 12-02-2012 at 07:32 AM.
My initial response should be...'death take them all'! for their are no accidents...only incompetence.
Don't it just makes ya want to SPIT!
BUT..in the end, all I can say is that it's better your "V" looks like a 'dead skunk in the middle of the road' than ...YOU!
Glad your alive and kickin'.
Aerodynamically sound since 1959. So says the good folk @ Lockheed, Atlanta GA.
The KLE 650 VERSYS: It can't replace the Love of a good woman but... My Bike is my solitude amongst the multitudes
The last 10 days has been rough for bikers, you, a friend was taken out on his Harley Tuesday (he'll be okay, but a 20 yr old softtail is toast), another friend laid his down yesterday to avoid a a motorist that wasn't paying attention. Twice going down I-25 thru downtown yesterday I was almost taken out, by the same c### who was more interested in her cellphone than traffic.
Glad your okay, bikes can be replaced.
'09 Candy Plasma Blue Versys 650 (the fastest color)
Blk Spool/slider kit
Givi DS 450 Windshield
t-rex front sliders
SW motech engine guards
HT Teton Panniers
Avon Distanzia tires
Garmin Zumo 665
dual power usb/12v plug
Givi trunk on custom mount
I'm not sure they would have helped or not in Mushin's case but I had a crash at ~65kph earlier this fall and suffered relatively minor damage to the bike due to the crash bars (SW-Motech) and hand guards (Barkbuster).
The bike slide ~60ft on it's side wearing on the bars but survived with only a minor rashed upper fairing on one side where it bounced, bent handle bars, a rashed hand guard shield, broken mirror, and a missing rear spool. Watching the bike slide I also believe they prevented the bike from tumbling as bikes often do. They paid for themselves and then some. They have also helped prevent damage in a few tip overs incurred over the few years. I will never own another bike without installing crash bars. I would recommend these products for the Versys again and again.
My goal is to live forever, so far so good.