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Well what can I say, made the trip to the dragon on the bikes. Returned in a U haul truck. I loaned my highball to my nephew and I rode the ultra. Before everyone thinks the dragon got us , it was the Cherahola Skyway where he dumped it. I was running along in front and my brother came up behind me too fast and checked up, causing his son to swerve to the outside ( a new rider ) my other nephew to avoid wrecking them both turned toward the edge of the road and laid it down. He was banged up a bit, but thank god he was ok. the bike however handle bar riser, some tank damage and a mirror from what I can tell. Zip ties are a wonderful thing.Picture 20 miles up on the mountain with no cell service and handle bars held on by one riser. We limped back to hotel. After cooking the brakes on the ultra playing on the dragon the day before we decided to call it a weekend, play it safe and rent a truck. I have the insurance adjuster coming monday to look at the highball, I am guessing 1200. Good times, some lessons learned, and stories for the grand kids was had by all.
 

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Well what can I say, made the trip to the dragon on the bikes. Returned in a U haul truck. I loaned my highball to my nephew and I rode the ultra. Before everyone thinks the dragon got us , it was the Cherahola Skyway where he dumped it. I was running along in front and my brother came up behind me too fast and checked up, causing his son to swerve to the outside ( a new rider ) my other nephew to avoid wrecking them both turned toward the edge of the road and laid it down. He was banged up a bit, but thank god he was ok. the bike however handle bar riser, some tank damage and a mirror from what I can tell. Zip ties are a wonderful thing.Picture 20 miles up on the mountain with no cell service and handle bars held on by one riser. We limped back to hotel. After cooking the brakes on the ultra playing on the dragon the day before we decided to call it a weekend, play it safe and rent a truck. I have the insurance adjuster coming monday to look at the highball, I am guessing 1200. Good times, some lessons learned, and stories for the grand kids was had by all.
Ouch! Glad the organic parts were relatively unscathed. Metal and doodads are easily replaced.

I was up there a few weekends ago. I can believe it easily enough in some of those crazy fun sweepers on the Cherohala if you're not on your a-game, you can get in a pickle quick.
 

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Well what can I say, made the trip to the dragon on the bikes. Returned in a U haul truck. I loaned my highball to my nephew and I rode the ultra. Before everyone thinks the dragon got us , it was the Cherahola Skyway where he dumped it. I was running along in front and my brother came up behind me too fast and checked up, causing his son to swerve to the outside ( a new rider ) my other nephew to avoid wrecking them both turned toward the edge of the road and laid it down. He was banged up a bit, but thank god he was ok. the bike however handle bar riser, some tank damage and a mirror from what I can tell. Zip ties are a wonderful thing.Picture 20 miles up on the mountain with no cell service and handle bars held on by one riser. We limped back to hotel. After cooking the brakes on the ultra playing on the dragon the day before we decided to call it a weekend, play it safe and rent a truck. I have the insurance adjuster coming monday to look at the highball, I am guessing 1200. Good times, some lessons learned, and stories for the grand kids was had by all.
Sounds like somebody picked the wrong road for a family ride...
 

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Had a friend dump his 08 kingpin tour about a month ago. damage was front fender,windshield,right side grip and brake lever,lindy crash bar, cracked a fin on the front head,and saddlebag. $6200.00 damage. He had 500 deducable. They cut him a check for $5700. He bought the bike about 5 months ago for $8k with about 17,000 miles,and put about 8,000 miles on it. We went looking at new bikes. The dealer is giving him a pretty good deal- Brand new cross country in the orange suede. 20k with the 2k rebate, $18k-giving him 6k for his wrecked bike. He is giving him the check for $5700 from the insurance and $300 cash. $6000.00 plus taxes out the door.
 

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Dang these things are costly to repair:crzy:, my estimate is 5100 dollars, for that I am getting
New

tank
both lower forks
both handlebar risers
front tire/tube
clutch assembly
shifter/footpeg pins,rubbers, and springs
side mount tag
rear mini bullet turn signals

Not promoting any insurance over another , but Gieco is awesome

My bike should be finished by the time I get off the boat mid September:D

Dean
 

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Sorry to hear about the incident but glad everyone was okay. Just got back from the dragon myself, what an awesome place to put the hammer to the test... Little less metal on the pegs now!


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