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1989 3CV Streetfighter Project

Started by aviationfred, August 02, 2021, 11:13:38 PM

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aviationfred

The 1st ride of the Streetfighter 1200 did not go as planned
An eventful morning. I spent all night working on the finishing touches on the Streetfighter. 4:30am I decide to do a 1st ride video. I had to ride to my house and swap helmets. I didn't make it. I had noted that the suspension was way too hard and would need to be sorted. I slowed down as approached a set of railroad tracks. I crossed the tracks and as the road leveled out, I accelerated. The bike had an unexpected full steering lock to the left. I was slammed to the ground. There was other traffic and they stopped to offer assistance. An Ambulance ride to the hospital and I have.... 5 broken ribs, left backside. A contusion to my left lung, a large hematoma on my left hip and some minor roads rash on my left knee.

Fred
I'm not the fastest FJ rider, I am 'half-fast', the fastest slow guy....

Current
2008 VFR800 RC46 Vtec
1996 VFR750 RC36/2
1990 FJ1300 (1297cc) Casper
1990 VFR750 RC36/1 Minnie
1989 FJ1200 Lazarus, the Streetfighter Project
1985 VF500F RC31 Interceptor

T Legg

Sorry to hear that Fred. I hope your healed up and back riding soon.
  I was slammed the same way when I highsided my 1100 a couple years ago. I still have a separated clavicle on the left side but it doesn't affect the use of my arm or shoulder. The broken ribs healed up pretty quickly and feel perfectly fine now.
  Good luck
T Legg

fj1289

OH SHIT!  Heal up fast Fred!  When they say a project is never finished - this is NOT how that's meant! 

Again - best wishes for a full and speedy recovery

aviationfred

I'm not the fastest FJ rider, I am 'half-fast', the fastest slow guy....

Current
2008 VFR800 RC46 Vtec
1996 VFR750 RC36/2
1990 FJ1300 (1297cc) Casper
1990 VFR750 RC36/1 Minnie
1989 FJ1200 Lazarus, the Streetfighter Project
1985 VF500F RC31 Interceptor

Pat Conlon

Well shit  :Facepalm: Fred, I'm glad you're ok, no head injuries. I know all about broken ribs. Heal up amigo!
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FJmonkey

Wow Fred! I am glad you are alright.
The glass is not half full, it was engineered with a 2X safety factor.

'86 Ambulance - Bent frame, cracked case, due for an overhaul
'89 Stormy Blue - Suits my Dark Side

Old Rider

Good to see you had luck in the bad luck.Broken ribs.. try not to laugh is my best advice.

RPM - Robert


joebloggs


Sorry to hear about your off, glad you're OK

Why is it falling at low speed always seems to more damage to both rider and bike.
1989 3CV