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Doonks down but not out

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by VTRBob, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. Poor little Doonks had a small off tonight on his way to coffee,
    He's ok just shaken up just a wee bit.

    His bike little worse for wear but rideable , after a rough check over in the dark, besides some cosmetic damage and the front forks twisted in the tripple clamps.

    He can fill you in on the details but i rode it from the point of drop to coffee at Georgio's , where he had a nice soothing dose of caffine to calm him down after which Mrs Doonks ( Tam ) rode the beast home for him while he followed in her cage.

    Bob



    Ps: the netrider help net still works, i got a phone call from Mouth on Knightriders phone advising me that one of our own needed help! talk about team work !!
     
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  2. ooo not good.

    Glad Doonks is OK, hope you get it all fixed up soon.

    JJ
     
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  3. Doonks - hope you're not too shaken up and the bike is repaired asap.
     
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  4. Doonks hope it didnt shake u up to much mate...its no fun coming off thats for sure, but lm sure you will be out there and riding again real soon
     
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  5. Doonks, glad you are O.K. maybe the Fasta Pasta might have been a good idea after all....

    Again, glad you are OK and hope the coffee was real good.....
     
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  6. Main thing is ya walked away Doonks, any off ya walk away from is a good one.... and Steve, you went from Beacie to Malvern for Coffee......it must be damn good....wonder what their Sunday morning double short black tastes like?
     
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  7. Jeff is that a pay back, I went last week and the coffee etc.. is real good. One day we can head in together....
     
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  8. Bugger mate :cry: glad to hear you are ok :). Hope you are back on your bike real soon.

    Cheers
    Lids
    :D :D
     
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  9. glad your ok mate , living is better , bikes can be replaced .
     
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  10. <delurk>
    Doh!

    Thanks for providing all the support guys.
    </delurk>
     
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  11. Glad to hear your OK. Hopefully you got the ambo to take a look as suggested? Went to Georgios just after 9 to see if you or anyone else was stil there to see how you were, but no-one was there :(
     
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  12. VTRBob to the rescue - via Mouth and Knightrider (me) (with a K Bob!!!!)

    Hope you're ok Doonks.
     
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  13. Doonksey!! Glad you are OK mate. Metalwork will get patched up, don't worry. Main thing is that you are OK. BTW - Did you let the cager live??? :wink:



    Netrider help phone? Does that thing really exist or you are just fooling around?
     
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  14. It sure does Roamer, if you ring anyone of us and they cant get out to help. sure as Across , they will ring around till someone is found that can!

    :) :wink:

    Ps: it not just netrider that do it, all fellow bike riders will bend over backwards to help a rider in need of help

    :)
     
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  15. Not the best news to hear mate but certainly not the worst! Hope everything gets back to 100% quickly as possible :)
     
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  16. Doonks

    Sorry to hear about the off. Hope you are not feeling too sore and sorry today.

    Wishing you and your bike a speedy recovery.
     
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  17. Bad luck mate but don't let it get you down. if you can walk away it was a good one. :)
     
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  18. Just saw this thread - sorry to hear about your off Doonks.

    Hope you and the mighty ZZR are back in action real soon. :D
     
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  19. Sorry to hear about your accident Doonks. Good thing you're not hurt :)
     
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  20. Thanks all, I really appreciate your wishes. Also want to thank Mouth, Knightrider's phone and VTRBob. I know I've only met those of you who I have met a handful of times, but it was very reassuring to know that on the back of that alone, I could make 1 call and had someone there to give me a hand.

    So, what the hell happened ?

    I was travelling South on Glenferrie Rd between Burwood Rd and Riversdale Rd, the traffic was completely stopped. I was in the inside (parking) lane travelling at between 40-45km/h and came up on a left hand side street (Urquhart St). The stopped traffic was not across the T intersection. As I came past the last car stopped before the open intersection a car that was on the other side (heading North) of Glenferrie Rd made a right hand turn into Urquhart St. He saw me and threw on the brakes, I did the same but the front wheel started to slide from under me to the left, caught a moment but then let go and down I went on the right hand side.

    The bike then slid into the front near side corner of his pulsar and slammed in under the plastic bumper bar, I slid a short distance but luckily did not hit anything but bitumen.

    I don't recall throwing the bike at all but I do know that I let go of the thing and was well off it by the time it hit the car. The driver said something like "my god you fell well" - Thanks for that !

    The bike's a bit of a mess, but as Bob said, it seems mostly plastic, therefore fixable.

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