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Well I laid my baby down again, unfortunately it was on the otherwise that my first wreck was on and it did more damage. I ended up with a bent shift lever and cracked fairing, some of the plastic tabs also broke on the upper neck and lower fairings so I might need a whole new set of left fairings. Other than some scrapes to the back the damage wasn't horrible. However here's the story, I was coming to a stop in the rain and I was only using the front brake, somehow my back tire slid out from under me and me and the bike ended up skidding nearly 10 feet down the road. Since I was still in gear I had to drag my baby from the middle lane to the sidewalk to asses the damage. Besides my ass hurting and needing a long back massage I was uninjured. I'm still pissed tho because I can't afford new fairings till my tax return comes in. I found a couple websites that have the red fairings from Canada available for order so I might just order the left and right side since my right side is already scratched.
 

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Thank you guys, I know it really sucks but I'm looking on the bright side, the bike isn't totaled and after two days I feel fine. I definitely can't wait for the replacement gear shift tho so I can start riding again, the interior plastic piece where the gear shift connects to the frame came broke so now my lever rattles and shifting is not that safe.
 

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It may have been that you were only using the front brake?? Cant say for positive as only you were in the situation that you were riding in but I would always recommend using both brakes to slow, especially in the rain. I always use both in any slowing regardless of conditions....... and I take it doubly easy when its raining, these road winner tyres arent the best quality.

Good to hear that you are safe though, pity about the damage to your bike. Looks like these baby ninjas are as fragile as babies too.
 

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I could be wrong, but I would think the slipper clutch would have Indeed prevented this, I think it broke loose because of it being low traction. Had it been dry, slipper clutch would have managed it...anyone?
 

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Nobody even knows if the back tire locked up. He may have just locked up the front tire on one of those white lines or something. The only thing that really makes sense is if he was stopping slower he wouldnt have went down...
 

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Honestly all I felt was the back tire slip out, so I'm not sure whether it locked up or not. All I know is frame sliders are definitely a good idea. Haha. But oh well it happens and when it rains in vegas it always sucks because our climate rarely see rain. I've had my car tire slip too about an hour after it started raining one night. Also I would've stopped slower but the light went from green to red too quick, I should've just ran the light but my first reaction was just to stop so I didn't get hit by another car.
 

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Somebody send that man some frame sliders for testing lol.
Down twice in a couple of months, I'm thinking a set of those stunt bars. ;)

But seriously, I'm sorry about your bike, but you need to get some frame sliders (actually we all should have them) :D
 

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Yea I've had a few close calls with lights changing from green to red. I'm always afraid I'm going to get caught by that camera and then I'm afraid I'm going to fall and then I'm afraid I'm going to be rear ended. It sucks.
 
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