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Not my photo (or bike), but I was right there.

 

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BTW- He had custom fork internals by GMD!
 

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Holy Crap! That Hyper got tore up...did the rider walk away?
 

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Is it common for fork bottoms to snap off????? Never seen that before...curious.
 

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Were those the stock bars? Although I'm not sure it would matter if it hit hard enough to break the forks. Hope he is well, sorry his stuff got torn up so bad.
 

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Rider is fine, walked away.

After he crashed, the bike straightened up and proceeded to smash directly into a not-so-distant-from-the-race-line tree.
 

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Loudon?

And FWIW forks snapping off while not really common isn't unheard of.
 

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Properly fcuked. Looks like a garage sale is about to occur... I got dibs on the hugger - if there's one there....
 

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Interesting on the different frame strengths at the neck. Obviously, the frame didnt give much as the forks broke at the bottom. Here is a pick of my buddies CR 500 after a head on collision with a sand rail at Sand Mountain, NV. Notice how the forks are pretty straight and the frame at the neck failed. He lucked out as he hit doing about 40 mph and sailed right over the sand rail. Got away with a bruise on his thigh.

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You sure he didn't just change his steering angle for quicker turn in? :p
 

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Well.... If it was a tire wall I'd have guessed Nelson :D
Yeah, we have lots of new air fence (plus a lot to begin with) this year.
RRW Air Fence Fund contributed a good amount! :D
 

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Interesting on the different frame strengths at the neck. Obviously, the frame didnt give much as the forks broke at the bottom. Here is a pick of my buddies CR 500 after a head on collision with a sand rail at Sand Mountain, NV. Notice how the forks are pretty straight and the frame at the neck failed. He lucked out as he hit doing about 40 mph and sailed right over the sand rail. Got away with a bruise on his thigh.

Mike
You sure that isn't Honda's new SmartBike?



 

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That is heartwrenching. I feel for that guy, my ZX6R is currently sitting in my garage in a similar state. It still makes my stomach hurt. Glad he's ok.
 
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