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  • [MENTION=37957]xrsism[/MENTION] lawyer up right now and get a good one who specialises in this type of accident.

    https://separoviclawyers.com/

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    • Holy crap... lucky and glad you're still with us.
      Trying to think of a wise and sincere signature quote, but the only words that leap to mind are, "TITTY SPRINKLES"

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      • Thanks for the well wishes there crew. Apologies for not replying sooner. Haven't been here for a while.

        A couple of follow up photos for the front end.


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        Last edited by xrsism; 16-06-2019, 05:35 PM.
        Ninety nine percent of the people in this world are fools. The rest of us are in great danger of contagion.

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        • Massive difference to the front end with crf forks. A lot more confidence inspiring and even with the street tyres always feel safe to go as low as I can. It's usually the back that will slide a bit occasionally

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          Last edited by xrsism; 16-06-2019, 05:51 PM.
          Ninety nine percent of the people in this world are fools. The rest of us are in great danger of contagion.

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          • Originally posted by xrsism View Post

            Talk about bad luck.
            That's one way to look at it, the other is that you are still here, not in a coma and can type...using your own hands not a eye ball on screen type arrangement.

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            • Originally posted by datsikk View Post
              That's one way to look at it, the other is that you are still here, not in a coma and can type...using your own hands not a eye ball on screen type arrangement.
              Yep so true. It really changed my life. I still have pain but I am the happiest I have ever been. Everyday now I make sure I live in the most positive way possible.

              when you brush death you understand the fragility of life and how precious it is. You can spend years going around doing what you do but it can be just a matter of seconds that takes it away or alters it forever.

              anyway that is a bit heavy but true.

              I got back on as soon as I could. I love riding and it was important to overcome fear. I won't live my life in it. I'm lucky it doesn't give me a lot of pain as most of my problem now twisting.

              I think this is as far as this project is ever going to go and the bike is an absolute blast and weapon through corners.

              I find it hard to wheelie well on. Might be the gearing I have but it's just too raw. My zrx was a lot smoother and easier.

              Thanks for all the support and help with the project. I appreciate it.

              Actually thinking the next will be a cruiser......
              Ninety nine percent of the people in this world are fools. The rest of us are in great danger of contagion.

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              • Originally posted by xrsism View Post
                Is that axle bolt the correct length? doesn't seem to be going all the way thru and no nut on it?

                As for wheelies, you are probably right about the gearing, simplest way is ride in a higher gear?

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                • Originally posted by datsikk View Post

                  Is that axle bolt the correct length? doesn't seem to be going all the way thru and no nut on it?

                  As for wheelies, you are probably right about the gearing, simplest way is ride in a higher gear?
                  The axle is the original XR650R. It has a thread on the end of it that screws into the XR forks, if they were on the bike. The Evolution spacers that I bought have a thread that the axle goes into and the crf forks then clamps down on this spacer. I suppose there is the possibility that the clamp could loosen but there is also a clamp on the other side as well. Pretty unlucky if all these undone and you spat the wheel out.

                  Maybe it could be easier to wheelie with longer gears, I'm not sure. I like the combo I have now. It's perfect for keeping on the boil and hooking up to the next gear with momentum. It's just a bit violent getting it up and I'm a bit worried about flipping it, which isn't a good idea with my injuries.

                  Ryno was trying to get me to do one on a tribute ride earlier this year for another group but there was no way I could. It was hell just getting through the ride with the pain I was in.
                  Ninety nine percent of the people in this world are fools. The rest of us are in great danger of contagion.

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