Dropped Bike..now what? - KawiForums - Kawasaki Motorcycle Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 04:01 AM Thread Starter
Jr. Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 8
Dropped Bike..now what?

Hi new here, just came looking for a bit of advice really.

Yesterday I took my bike for it's first service, it's a ninja 250 2012 special edition. On the way back it rained heavily and my gf in front broke suddenly at a roundabout. I had to do an emergency stop but my front wheel locked up and fell away from me and all of a sudden I was on the floor, bike on it's side.
I picked it back up, my main concern was the bike!

There's a couple of scratches here and there, but mainly there's a crack in the fairing around the indicator. My question is-

Should I try and fix the crack? Should I try and replace the panel? Should I leave it as it's my first bike?

Also, should I be feeling relieved I've finally dropped the bike? I'm still so gutted about it, and its a slight reality check?
Sam_T is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 04:19 AM
Core Member
SuperCheese88's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Kissimmee, Florida
Posts: 28,050
Leave it alone. If shit aint falling off don't worry about it. You're probably going to drop it again. You'll get over it.

Originally Posted by Kurosaki View Post
I think women perceive reality in a different way kinda like different creatures perceive the light spectrum differently.
SuperCheese88 is offline  
post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 04:19 AM
What is this place?
TheRussian's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Auburn, Washington
Posts: 18,486
If its not too bad, just leave it as is.

2004 ZX6RR
Picture Game .:. Play .:. Discuss .:.
TheRussian is offline  
post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 04:28 AM
Core Member
whitehendrix's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Wilmington, Nc.. building fantastical shit
Posts: 28,313
to answer the title's question.. pick the bike up.

lol its a bike. its gonnnnn get dropped, kicked, knocked over, backed into by cunts in cars, sat on by drunk fuckstains downtown. aint shit you can do about it. fix the scratches if they bother you. otherwise, i'd say its all cosmetic and nothing more as far as damage.

►Sept09 B.O.T.M. winner◄
Originally Posted by RacinJason44 View Post
Never lick a hooker in the coin purse.
Originally Posted by nizzmister
Bike pulls real hard and smooth, kinda like Supra's mom, but without the regret
Need A "How To"? CLICK ME!!
whitehendrix is offline  
post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 04:31 AM Thread Starter
Jr. Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 8
Ok cheers, thought that'd be the general consensus.

Can you recommend easy to install crash protectors/ frame sliders in that case?
Sam_T is offline  
post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 05:46 AM
rundog's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ridin' by the Bay in beautiful CA
Posts: 222
Best crash protector is between your ears. You were following the G/F too closely and you don't have a lot of experience riding in the rain. Don't blame her, you take responsibility for your life every time you take the bull by the horns........

Not a criticism of you Sam, most of us have dropped bikes. Just an analysis of what happened in the hope that it won't happen again to you or anyone else who thinks about what happened to you. Post a pic of the fairing crack. And ride on............
rundog is offline  
post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 08:17 AM
Lifetime Premium
venom400's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Miami
Posts: 3,828
I have never dropped a bike so it is not like it is a necessary part of becoming a good biker.

"And the world will be better for this;That one man scorned and covered with scars;Still strove with his last ounce of courage;To reach the unreachable star."
venom400 is offline  
post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 08:23 AM
Intermediate Member
Strider007's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,699
If the crack is kinda bad or falling apart, then you can drill several holes along each side of the crack and zip tie it to hold it together. You can fully repair or replace the panel at a later date.

2009 ZX-6R (65,695 miles and counting) | www.ZX6R.us | www.Seaton007.com

M4 GP Slip-on | ASV C5 Levers | Spiegler SS Brake Lines | SpeedoHealer | PureONE Filter
Custom FE | Custom Blue LED Lighting | K&N Air Filter | Vortex Sprockets -1/+2 | EK MVXZ Chain
Strider007 is offline  
post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 08:55 AM
Core Member
goingtoscotland's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: On an intergalactic cruise, in my office
Posts: 28,589
Originally Posted by venom400 View Post
I have never dropped a bike so it is not like it is a necessary part of becoming a good biker.
Don't worry, you will.

2005 ZX-10R Street and Track Whore

goingtoscotland is offline  
post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 08:59 AM
Lifetime Premium
locknload's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: rm. 187,psych ward,southern maine '07 ZX14R, '95 ZX7
Posts: 15,213
Send a message via Yahoo to locknload
Originally Posted by venom400 View Post
I have never dropped a bike so it is not like it is a necessary part of becoming a good biker.
There's still plenty of time.

Originally Posted by dwillits View Post
a beer-drinking, pot smoking, naked bike trashing hillbilly like you has an iPOD Touch ??--cobra
Originally Posted by Barry Soetoro View Post
"Blah blah my bike is faster than yours around a technical track". Yawn. Well I on my feet can beat your small bike in a race of 100 laps around my couch
locknload is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the KawiForums - Kawasaki 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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


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

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

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

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not 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