I highsided at 75mph

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  1. thewiz

    thewiz New Member

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    Hello everyone.

    Yesterday I had a trackday at my local track. Comming out of turn 2, which is a wide sweeper I applied to much throttle comming out and I highsided at around 75mph. I was pretty out of it straight after it happend, and i did not understand anything. People stopped and asked me how i was doing, but i could not answer. Ambulance came and they took care of me. Was sent with another ambulance to the local hospital. By that time i was basicly fine. Roadrash on my left elbow, sprained right foot, bruised hand and some odd ding here and there.

    My gear held up well, no tearing / cuts i believe. Got a knock to the head, but im all good.

    Overall i think the bike survived OK. Looks like it has been on both sided. Here is the list of damage:
    - Scraped exhaust (right side)
    - Scraped peg (right side)
    - Broken mirror (right side)
    - Scratch tail (left)
    - Bent pegs (left)
    - Right side fairing is bad (left)
    - Ram air cover broken (left)
    - clipon broke clean off (left)
    - Hole in the upper fairing cowl (right side).

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    So know begins the project to get this baby back on the road. As far as i'v seen so far, i need new clipons, grips, bar end on the left side and new rearsets. Also need a new mirror to get it road worthy again. Also could use some new fairings i guess.

    What can i do to make sure everything is sound on this bike now? The frame, swingarm, wheels and forks all look fine to me. Does not seem to be bent or even scratched.

    Also YES, i have learned from this accident. Don't apply so much throttle out of a turn, even when you have sticky tires. Wish i had traction controll in this scenario, maybe that would have saved me.

    Anyways, thanks for reading. Any thoughts are welcome lads.
     
  2. sps170373

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    At least you're ok mate! Bike can be repaired
     
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  3. blake7

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    Sounds like a fairly nasty high side that mate. I doubt the frame would be bent from the high side unless the bike flipped afterwards which it does not look like it did.

    If you are worried then strip all the road gear off and take it to someone like motoliner who will be able to check it.

    I'd just get yourself on ebay and start rebuilding her. The parts damaged are relatively cheap to replace 2nd hand.
     
  4. Scott

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    Glad u ok , Shit happens
     
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    Echo those above.
    Hope you're ok. Tyre looks reasonably new, was it hot enough?
     
  6. Wozza

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    Good to hear you are all ok.....bikes can be fixed..as above what lap was it on....what tyres are they look not scrubbed in....wishing you a speedy recovery and get back on track soon
     
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    Good to hear you werent too hurt.

    Guy on track yesterday came off through a relatively quick corner and was out cold for a bit which was quite scary.
     
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    Never good is it. facepalm-emoticon.png
     
  9. thewiz

    thewiz New Member

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    Thanks guys!

    Yes im okey. I think i was lucky with both myself and the bike.

    I remember everything, expect for the part where i flew through the air and hit the ground. There were guys on scene a few seconds after, and i was not unconsious, but i cant remember if i said anything. After a few minutes i was talking apparantly, and asking how my bike was etc. Can't quite remember those few seconds.

    Huge thanks to the track crew and ambulance, they took very good care of me and my bike.

    Stuff like this really stick with you after, and i will ride much smarter from now on. I was kinda in a zone where i was pushing it hard to get better laptimes.

    I had a Bridgestone S21 front tire, which worked very well. I got 2 punctures in my rear S21, so i decided to swap to a Bridgestone RS10 tire. Had about 200km (125 miles) of roaduse on that rear tire before hitting the track. Also did 1 heat perfectly well before this happend on my second heat of the day.

    The tire looked perfectly normal before the highside, I think the highside caused this tire look that you see. As the tire slid from side to side, it removed alot of the rubber and normal wearmarks you get from a "not-crashed" tire.

    I was running 30 (cold) psi in the front Bridgestone S21 tire, which i have done before with great sucess. The RS10 tire i ran at 28 psi (cold). The tires stuck like crazy up to my crash, so i don't think it was the tires faults. I was just giving it to much out of the turn. This is the fast group aswell, so proper speeds. I actually had a rear wheel slide out of that same corner earlier that day, but that just felt very good and controlled comming out of the turn. I guess i just over did it when i highsided.

    The crash happend on the 3 lap of the heat. So the tire was very sticky. I was proper nailing it and overtook 3-4 guys up until my crash. I wonder if TC would have saved me here.

    Live and learn i guess.
     
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  10. thewiz

    thewiz New Member

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    Here is a picture i took of the rear after the accident, as i were loading the bike onto my trailer.

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  11. Scott

    Scott Active Member

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    Unlikely bikes bent. Looks like tyre spun for a bit. Tc might have saved u. Might have not
     
  12. lexathon

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    Ouch! This sounds exactly the same as the crash I had in 2016. Shit happens - I wouldn't overthink it. Glad you're ok.

    My thoughts on mine was that at the point the slide felt uncontrollable, I must have rolled the throttle off completely and the tyre just gripped instantly.

    Check the subframe on the bike lines up perfectly with the rear wheel. There's a good chance it's bent if it took an impact - let me know if you need another. I have a spare which I never got round to fitting after my off.
     
  13. thewiz

    thewiz New Member

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    Thanks mate. Took a look at the bike today, and everything looks untouched and in good condition as far as frame, swingarm, subframe, wheels and forks are concerned.

    If anyone happen to have a left OEM clipon and a right mirror, send me a PM.
     
  14. Blix

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    Glad to hear you got out of it ok, bike parts can be replaced, body parts not so easily :)
     
  15. Mike07

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    Good to hear you're okay, The bike is an easy fix, but will cost a few quid. But give 'yourself' a bit time with that concussion, it’s not nothing, you don't want to repeat that too often, concussions add up, and can cause problems later, Take your time sorting the bike, time will reset your body back to New, and come back in a while.
    Mick.
     

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