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Title: Greetings from city of Novi Sad, Serbia :)
Post by: awwwram on February 20, 2019, 08:55:44 PM
Hello everyone!

I bought last year brand new gunpowder black CB500XA as my first "big" bike. So far, we've traveled together for about 3000 miles without any problems! Just pure fun! Such an easy and forgiving bike to drive.
Few days ago was first sunny and warm day here in Novi Sad, perfect to start the moto season...
As I left my garage, on my first small lean to the right, my front wheel slipped and I fell for the first time on this bike. I was, and still am - furious! I can't get rid of that "it's not new anymore" feeling.
Broke my brake leaver, right side of steering bar banded, broke plastic bit around right indicator light, made few scratches on exhaust, fairing where sticker is, rear view mirror...
I'm not sure what happened. I suppose that winter temperatures, sitting in garage did something to the rubber on tires that made them very slippery. I just feel I did some noob mistake, but still don't know what it was.

Anyway, I've ordered new bar from dealership and new aftermarket Puig leavers. I'll try to make him same or better than it was before the crash, and I'm relying to help from all of you on this forum with your knowledge and experience.

Right away, BIG thanks to Jenny Morgan for explaining how to remove bar weights. I'll need to do that soon.

Until next time,
pozdrav svima iz Srbije!  :002:

awwwram

 
Title: Re: Greetings from city of Novi Sad, Serbia :)
Post by: SnowOwl on February 20, 2019, 09:27:16 PM
 :400:  Sorry to hear about your mishap.  The memory of it will soon be replaced with many good times out riding.
Title: Re: Greetings from city of Novi Sad, Serbia :)
Post by: ThirtyOne on February 20, 2019, 10:03:24 PM
Welcome to the forum. I know the feeling, I foolishly dropped my last bike while walking it out of a parking lot. Youíll forget about it in time. No worries.

Enjoy the CB500X!
Title: Re: Greetings from city of Novi Sad, Serbia :)
Post by: Jonathan on February 20, 2019, 10:32:55 PM
*Originally Posted by awwwram [+]
Hello everyone!

I bought last year brand new gunpowder black CB500XA as my first "big" bike. So far, we've traveled together for about 3000 miles without any problems! Just pure fun! Such an easy and forgiving bike to drive.
Few days ago was first sunny and warm day here in Novi Sad, perfect to start the moto season...
As I left my garage, on my first small lean to the right, my front wheel slipped and I fell for the first time on this bike. I was, and still am - furious! I can't get rid of that "it's not new anymore" feeling.
Broke my brake leaver, right side of steering bar banded, broke plastic bit around right indicator light, made few scratches on exhaust, fairing where sticker is, rear view mirror...
I'm not sure what happened. I suppose that winter temperatures, sitting in garage did something to the rubber on tires that made them very slippery. I just feel I did some noob mistake, but still don't know what it was.

Anyway, I've ordered new bar from dealership and new aftermarket Puig leavers. I'll try to make him same or better than it was before the crash, and I'm relying to help from all of you on this forum with your knowledge and experience.

Right away, BIG thanks to Jenny Morgan for explaining how to remove bar weights. I'll need to do that soon.

Until next time,
pozdrav svima iz Srbije!  :002:

awwwram

Main thing is you're not injured. Sounds like you hit some diesel...with 3000 ml on the clock the tyres should be well and truly scrubbed in. Fitting new parts is always good for the soul, even if it's after a crash...

A few years ago, my girlfirend won a week long trip for two to Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia and Montenegro. The best part was the journey back cross-country to Belgrade on General Tito's personal train! Very elegant... It's a beautiful part of the world...
Title: Re: Greetings from city of Novi Sad, Serbia :)
Post by: ewryly on February 21, 2019, 02:02:09 AM
:400: I was pissed at myself when I dropped my last bike and made all sorts of plans to fix the cosmetic damage, but thank goodness I procrastinate because it didn't take long for me to stop noticing the scratches.
Title: Re: Greetings from city of Novi Sad, Serbia :)
Post by: ThirtyOne on February 21, 2019, 03:45:38 AM
*Originally Posted by ewryly [+]
:400: I was pissed at myself when I dropped my last bike and made all sorts of plans to fix the cosmetic damage, but thank goodness I procrastinate because it didn't take long for me to stop noticing the scratches.

Exactly. A bent handlebar is one thing, but nicks and scratches are going to happen, especially on a driver like this one. Maybe if it was a 996r or something of that pedigree I would be singing the blues.  :008:
Title: Re: Greetings from city of Novi Sad, Serbia :)
Post by: catstevecam on February 21, 2019, 06:17:23 AM
 :400: and don't mind the battle scars as long as you are OK and still liking riding your bike  :152:
Title: Re: Greetings from city of Novi Sad, Serbia :)
Post by: awwwram on February 21, 2019, 09:08:01 AM
I wasnít expecting such a warm welcome! Thank you guys!  :821:

I know that functional damage will be repaired and even improved soon, and scratches will be ignored eventually, but my main concern right now is that Iím afraid to lean again.
I drove it next day couple of miles to assess the damage and handling, and on every turn I tried to be upright as I can. Hope that fear will fade away with timeÖ
Iíll try to take many photos of entire process repairing it, and keep you posted about progress.
Maybe it will be helpful to someone.

Pozdrav svima!
Title: Re: Greetings from city of Novi Sad, Serbia :)
Post by: ThirtyOne on February 21, 2019, 01:54:36 PM
*Originally Posted by awwwram [+]
I wasnít expecting such a warm welcome! Thank you guys!  :821:

I know that functional damage will be repaired and even improved soon, and scratches will be ignored eventually, but my main concern right now is that Iím afraid to lean again.
I drove it next day couple of miles to assess the damage and handling, and on every turn I tried to be upright as I can. Hope that fear will fade away with timeÖ
Iíll try to take many photos of entire process repairing it, and keep you posted about progress.
Maybe it will be helpful to someone.

Pozdrav svima!

Don't fear the X! :008:

If you're feeling uncomfortable, head out to a parking lot with a lot of space and practice some of the basics. Build your confidence.
Title: Re: Greetings from city of Novi Sad, Serbia :)
Post by: enterprise-psi on February 21, 2019, 04:05:46 PM
Welcome neighbor!  :821:
Title: Re: Greetings from city of Novi Sad, Serbia :)
Post by: ewryly on February 21, 2019, 04:19:44 PM
I'm guessing there was something on the road or the tire that caused the slide. When you are going a bit faster, you feel slides like that as just momentary (though heart stopping!) losses of traction which end in a split second as you move past the slippery spot on the road. So the slow speed stuff can actually be tricky, but at those speeds, usually it's just your pride and levers that get damaged. And the fact is that bikes are not falling down all the time and for most of us the bike can handle way more than we are willing to.
Title: Re: Greetings from city of Novi Sad, Serbia :)
Post by: awwwram on March 09, 2019, 10:44:45 PM
Bar is replaced!
Toughest part of entire process was removing bar weights, but even that was easy enough.
Big thanks to Jenny Morgan and her advice.
Here are two photos of those pins that needs to be squeezed and pulled out. Maybe it will be helpful to someone.

(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/Photo-3-9-19-12-56-31-PM.jpg)
(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/Photo-3-9-19-12-56-43-PM.jpg)
Title: Re: Greetings from city of Novi Sad, Serbia :)
Post by: awwwram on July 19, 2019, 04:16:30 PM
Latest improvement on looks and sound :)
Akrapovic Titanium slip on

(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/Photo-5-30-19-6-06-36-PM.jpg)
(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/Photo-5-30-19-6-07-07-PM.jpg)
Title: Re: Greetings from city of Novi Sad, Serbia :)
Post by: ewryly on July 19, 2019, 05:49:06 PM
Looks good!