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On March 25th I thought it would be a great idea to stack my beloved S4R on the freeway.... I was battered and bruised but over all ok. Not to much damage but enough to get my insurance to total her out since it sheared the frame slider and smashed the rear passenger peg bending the rear frame.





Now I love my bike. Love. And when they told me it was going to be totaled it was like a punch in the gut. Yes I could buy her back but I've never been incredibly comfortable with salvage bikes. If you are, cool!! I'm juts not.

So I begin the craigslist search for my new bike when I hear the amount they are going to pay me for my machine. And what do I find to replace my 2007 S4Rt you ask....Well a 2007 S4RS by golly!!!! So freaking stoked!!






As I'm not able to ride yet, I get to devote a bunch of time to making her all mine!! I figure about 2 weeks till first ride.
 

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Hello, 999s

I was about to go all freaky with the snuff-porn of that once gorgeous S4r and then "aahhh...." the vicious black-on-black S4RS wipes all the bad memories away.
Hope you're OK. Freeway speed asphalt surfing can be pretty painful. Your bike doesn't look too bad.
Cage error?
Man, if I had a black-on-black model I'd go all murder on it and black out everything. I thought about doing that on my S4RS w/ the grey bodywork, and may do it someday. Just looks sinister.

Hope you heal quickly and don't have any problem finding parts.
 

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Hello, 999s

I was about to go all freaky with the snuff-porn of that once gorgeous S4r and then "aahhh...." the vicious black-on-black S4RS wipes all the bad memories away.
Hope you're OK. Freeway speed asphalt surfing can be pretty painful. Your bike doesn't look too bad.
Cage error?
Man, if I had a black-on-black model I'd go all murder on it and black out everything. I thought about doing that on my S4RS w/ the grey bodywork, and may do it someday. Just looks sinister.

Hope you heal quickly and don't have any problem finding parts.
Yeah, I'm gunna miss the old S4R. My favorite bike that I've ever had by far, with a lot of blood sweat and tears given for her. Luckily I was just putting through slow traffic and just tucked the front. 45 mph tops. Torn my knee open and banged up my wrist is all. Damn lucky it wasn't worse!!

As for the new machine...I think I'm gunna go with red accents on her. Nothing crazy but little bits here and there.
 

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Your old bike is still my favorite color combo of S4R, but it's hard to argue with the better suspension of the S4Rs.

Congrats on the new bike and hope you heal quickly.
 

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Congrats on the new bike, but that's a rough way to upgrade.
 

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Your old bike is still my favorite color combo of S4R, but it's hard to argue with the better suspension of the S4Rs.

Congrats on the new bike and hope you heal quickly.
Should be able to ride her a bit Saturday. Or at least that's the plan! And I agree. Still my favorite color scheme.
 

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Hang on a minute. The frame slider is a sacrificial item specifically there to protect the rest of the bike.
It sacrificed itself and protected the rest of the bike.
How is that a write off?
(Footpeg is an easily replaceable item).


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What did the insurance company want to sell it back ?
 

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Hang on a minute. The frame slider is a sacrificial item specifically there to protect the rest of the bike.
It sacrificed itself and protected the rest of the bike.
How is that a write off?
(Footpeg is an easily replaceable item).


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The way it sheared the fear was it bent the engine bolt and thus the frame. The passenger peg is mounted to the frame so with the impact it is supposed to have tweaked the frame there as well.
 

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So it did more harm than good?
Yup. It bent the shit outta the engine bolt when it sheared off. In a no mile per hour wreck I've had em save stuff but at speed...not so much.
 
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