05-11-2013, 05:25 PM
World Superbike Racer
Joined: Mar 2012
I Ride: 2011 Zx6r
Mod27driver1 2011 Build
A little background on what happened.
Back in 2011 I purchased the bike brand new. Fell in love. At the end of the riding season Septemberish it was getting cold so I put it away for the winter. I cancelled the insurance so I didnt have to pay through winter months. (Where I screwed myself.) October or so the weather got pretty nice for a couple weeks so I decided to take the bike out for a couple days.
Well a buddy of mine caught gravel in front of me, at about 60mph around a corner. A corner that I have taken before with no problems. Well he did all he can to save his bike which he ended up doing. But I was right behind him and to avoid hitting him and oncoming traffic I had to take it in the grass where the front wheel came out from under me and I laid it down and slid into a tree at about 50-55mph. The bike hit the tree then I hit the bike as I was only a few inches behind it.
Bike was toast but I didnt have insurance on it so I had to eat the damages and start saving to repair it. I ended up having to get stitches in my knee.
April of 2012 I had a son so the prior winter and all of 2012 was pretty hard financially so I did nothing with the bike. Finally towards the end of winter this year 2013 I was finally able to start working on it.
The frame was bent, rims bent, fairings gone, left fork was bent. So I had alot of work to do. But luckily I was able to sell some parts I had laying around and found some good deals on parts so it wasnt as bad as I thought it was going to be financially.
So I will update periodically with updates of the build although I am pretty close to getting it back on the road now. Then will slowly be adding things on it in the future.
I actually only started the rebuild in March of this year. So it has really come a long way. Excited to get it back on the road!
Last edited by mod27driver1; 05-11-2013 at 06:28 PM.