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I was on a roundabout today on the inside lane taking the third exit, i've checked my mirror, indicated and all looks fine, as i do my safety check the car in the left hand lane carries on round the roundabout and cuts me up so i've ended up crashing into the side of their car. (No indicating by the car and also illegal as they were taking the 3rd exit on a roundabout in the left hand lane)

They were in the wrong 100%, i have witnesses which all say the car driver was in the wrong and i was in the right so at least the legal side of things i don't have to worry about so much.

Now to the damage... The lovely white 2012 Mercedes i crashed into now has a scratch on the driver's side front window, a scratch all down the driver's door and a scratch down the rear right hand side wing of the car which ends in a nice golf ball size dent! Totalling £1200 of damage!

The ducati...
Clutch lever scratched, LH mirror scratched, both LH indicators smashed, LH bar end looks like someone tried chewing it, gear shift pedal looks like a pretzel, frame slider looks like it's been melted, the bars are bent and the front brake disc is warped.

All in it's about £750 of damage done.... at 20 mph!! If it wasnt for the Evotech frame sliders i believe it would have been around £2000 of damage. The engine casing would have been destroyed along with the tank, seat, possibly fork leg, pillion foot peg and anything else on the LH side of my bike. Best £85 i've ever spent!

Thank god i was wearing my Alpinestars Atem jacket, it has foam to protect your elbows along with plastic on the outside of the jacket in places.

I walked away with a bruised elbow!
 

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Sorry to hear about incident, but good thing you are OK. Always a plus when you are wearing gear and it saves your hide. I've got a set of those frame sliders, so good to hear they saved your case. Since you need to swap out your signals and levers, maybe its a good opportunity to upgrade to some nicer ones...and have the cager idiot in the mercedes pick up the tab.
 

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Sorry to hear about incident, but good thing you are OK. Always a plus when you are wearing gear and it saves your hide. I've got a set of those frame sliders, so good to hear they saved your case. Since you need to swap out your signals and levers, maybe its a good opportunity to upgrade to some nicer ones...and have the cager idiot in the mercedes pick up the tab.
Thank you, bit shaken and roundabouts i'm taking extra care on now but i'm fine and the bike is still rideable around town which is good!

They work really well although i'm not sure how strong they are. I went down about 20 mph and it's bent the bar ever so slightly! No damage to the frame but it does make you worry a little.
I already have aftermarket levers which is annoying and i'd love to get different indicators but i'm really fussy with my indicators, i hate the cheap and nasty ones but the expensive ones aren't to my taste... at least not the rizoma ones anyway!

They are paying every penny, not going through insurance because of how long everything takes, plus insurance companies are a massive pain in the ass!
Good thing i'm a mechanic so i checked it all over myself and can fit all the parts myself :)

Treating myself to a set of full throttle bars as they are slightly lower and narrower! Things worked out quite well actually! haha
 

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Good to hear it's getting sorted but more important is you are ok :)
Yeah i'm fine thank you! First crash on a motorbike in 6 years of riding... really shakes you up! Not only that but it would be on a brand new bike! Typical haha.
 

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Glad you're okay Tony. Since you're not going after Mercedes driver for emotional injury or elbow pain, they should be happy to buy you the most lovely turn sigs and bar ends and levers you can find.
 

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Glad you are ok. I have the R&G frame sliders, so good to know they did the job and saved damage to the engine and tank. Perhaps some bar ends are in order and front sliders too since you mentioned damage to the brakes.
 

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Glad you're okay Tony. Since you're not going after Mercedes driver for emotional injury or elbow pain, they should be happy to buy you the most lovely turn sigs and bar ends and levers you can find.
Thank you! A lot of people have said to me I can claim for a new helmet, jacket, injuries etc... But I can't be bothered with all the unnecessary hassle from the insurance companies.
Oh I've made sure of that, I should have some lovely nice new shiny bits soon :D
 

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Glad you are ok. I have the R&G frame sliders, so good to know they did the job and saved damage to the engine and tank. Perhaps some bar ends are in order and front sliders too since you mentioned damage to the brakes.
Thank you, motopilot! They work really well, if it wasn't for them the damage would have been a lot worse. Yeah I'm going to buy some front and rear axel sliders and maybe some bar end sliders although the bars did bend so I'm not sure if it's actually worth it buying bar end sliders.
 

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Yikes sorry to hear that but glad you are ok! Hope that the insurance doesn't drag on and that you get everything sorted without too much hassle. Those crash bungs are great, I've dropped mine once and also a friend made it keel over, minimal damage to mine - worth every penny I think!
 

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You're okay, that's first. Whatever you paid for that armor, it was definitely worth it. As far as your evotech...glad you had one of those.

Be safe. Lots of cagers out there not paying attention.
 
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