So on Tuesday, I have taken the bike for a short spin after a workout session on the kick starter. It was one of the few days that we had sun this week, so I put my boots, helmet and gloves one. I pinned the throttle up the nearest hill that had just recently been paved, they ruined one of my favourite gravel roads in the area. So I got to the top, had a few minutes rest and than headed back down. On the way down I always go slow as you only have your brakes and railing to to stop you.
But today, going down, was a bit of a problem. In one of the turns, at 20-30 km/h, I have hit a patch of some lose gravel/sand on the pavement and lost the front end of the bike. It was like I have hit a ice patch no chance to keep the bike up.
So after sliding on the pavement for around 15m in jeans and a long sleeve shirt I have come to a stop with the bike upside down, leaking fuel and me leaking blood.
A quick check of myself, and other than being peeled like a banana on my left knee, both elbows and right hip, I checked the engine for any cracks in the sump guard and any other major damage and luckily the worst damage was a broken shifter lever.
Before the pain sets in, I kicked the bike and rode to the garage, took a few pictures and went home to take a shower and clean the wounds. In the end I ended up at the ER and on the pills for a week…
Lets focus on the bike. Here are are a few pictures of the bike
Luckily for me the KTM dealer here is fast and I got the new shifter lever in 3 days, but the price really high a 54€+ delivery. New and old. I will get the old one welded to have it as a spare.
I won’t bother with the rear plastic as it will get even more scratches as I start ridding off road, as for the handguards I have a set of Barkbusters from my KLE ready to go on.
Ow well, I think I will be going on a rides from now on in full riding gear.