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post #51 of 55 (permalink) Old 04-02-2016, 04:08 PM
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Congrats. Don't wheelie this one!
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seems like a stellar price for that, looks awesome and BE SAFE

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damn, hella of a story, glad you weren't practicing on the roads.
and glad you didn't get a more powerful bike.

if i were you id not tell insurance and pay it out of pocket. it wont be good for your rates. others might chime in.
well no license. Dude isn't smart

insurance claims follow you regardless of insurance company.

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I'm 55, which is to say, not a teenager. I still find wheelies fascinating. There was one of those big car auctions in my area Labor Day weekend, and a pair of pro stunt riders were doing things with bikes that, well, I'm not even going to ever try.


But I mention it because, while I understand the fascination, it's a bad idea because learning to do this cost each of those pro riders several bikes and several broken bones. I asked.


More than that, their bikes are specially configured. That little doohickey that is mounted to the rear wheel, driven by the chain? That's called a sprocket. On your 300 it'll be, oh, somewhere about 7"-8" diameter. The sprocket on these bikes is over a foot in diameter. Torque. And lots of it. And the one guy I talked to likes his 2002 bike because he's always replacing the engine and can find them, or at least used to be able to. Know what I'm getting at?


So, yeah, it looks cool and all, but probably not for newbs like you and me. Now you don't even have a rideable bike, which is a shame. Crap happens. Just take the lesson to heart and learn from it. Forget the stunts. Live to ride another day...


As for your initial question, I doubt any of us can say for sure. You're going to have to take it in and get it appraised. But based on what some of these parts can cost, I'd suspect you'll be into the bike half over again. It'll be well over a grand if you tossed the front forks and busted the rear brake housing. You spanked her good. It's the unseen damage I'd be most concerned about. Have the frame inspected, for sure.

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The only wheelies I've done over the years were from whiskey throttle. You don't have to worry about that on a 300 though.
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