Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Norfolk, New York
A little story about my Kingpin
Just a little story that may serve as a reminder to never let your guard down...no matter what time of day it is!!
I bought my 2010 Kingpin on July 22nd (2011, it was a leftover!) I drove it out of the dealer parking lot at approximately 9:30 am. About 20 minutes later I was sitting at a red light (I had to run an errand for the spousal unit) and I got hit from behind. Not hard mind you, never really moved actually. Most stories wait till the end for the lesson. Not me. Because I had been hit from behind before I always give myself plenty of room between myself and any vehicle in front and ALWAYS watch what's coming up behind me, ESPECIALLY in a city! Well...my bad...I was admiring the new bike and was having trouble seeing past the big grin on my face from the fun ride it is! Had plenty of room in front but wasn't paying attention behind. ALWAYS PAY ATTENTION!!!
Anyway, to finish the story. The fender of the Kingpin was damaged. Scraped paint and some buckling of sheet metal. I told the other driver I was going to pull my bike off the road and I would need to see her insurance info. I also called 9-1-1 on my cell because I knew I would need a report. As I was on the phone telling them the info, I also got to tell them her plate number as she was driving off from the scene. Short version...when the state police caught up with her she was .34 drunk! Before 10 am!!
Anyway, the bike got fixed at the expense of her insurance and I do believe she spent a little time in jail.