CRASHING MOTORBIKES BY FOREIGNERS IN ASIA?

KTMphil

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If we start with 2011, the first serious crash from a rider alone on a beautiful, modified Triumph Scrambler in January, 2011

"Allegedly", he hit a Laos local who was on a scooter breaking the Laos gentleman's shoulder. Obviously there was a lot of panic over this and after some frantic phone calls, to a couple of experienced friends in the region, the situation was diffused.

They managed to get the bike back to Chiang Mai, where it was repaired.

Once the bike had finished being repaired, the Scrambler was then delivering the bike down to Bangkok & on the way south, "Allegedly" stacks it into the back of a pickup,destroying the front end, looks like it was a real tank slapper.

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So back to Chaing Mai the bike went, to the same mechanic for fixing again.

The whole front end had to be replaced

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Looks like it went down on the left side

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KTMphil

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Next big one was a guy on an Kawasaki Er6 in the Mae Sot area. He took a corner a little too fast ended up going wide and hit a songtail pick up coming the other way



He was very lucky and went under the pick up feet first










This is the pick up he went under

 

Midnitemapper

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Not sure how, or if, this fits into the thread but it is a [glow=red:3cpc0rp6]craxsh[/glow:3cpc0rp6], Thats a lot of beer Lao

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BarryBBQ

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Ouch, I hope the kid is OK?

KTMphil said:
If we start with 2011, the first serious crash was from an 18 year old lad who was let loose to go to Laos, alone on a beautiful, modified Triumph Scrambler.

"Allegedly", he hit a Laos local who was on a scooter breaking the Laos gentleman's shoulder. Obviously there was a lot of panic over this and after some frantic phone calls by the young lad's father, to a couple of experienced friends in the region, the situation was diffused.

They managed to get the bike back to Chiang Mai, where it was repaired.

Once the bike had finished being repaired, the young lad was then delivering the bike down to Bangkok & on the way south, "Allegedly" stacks it into the back of a pickup,destroying the front end, looks like it was a real tank slapper.

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The whole front end had to be replaced

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Looks like it went down on the left side

[attachment=0:3jle9jwh]s3.jpg[/attachment:3jle9jwh]
 

DrGMIA

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BBQ:

"Ouch" is exactly what I said when I saw the pictured gas tank! Here is how I described that first sighting:


"A couple of weeks earlier I had seen a crashed motorcycle gas tank that had an eye-popping dent at family jewel level and suspected the driver and I could have a male-mojo conversation, him as a countertenor or sopranist and me with the raspy voice of a screamed-out humped over monkey in Pattaya.

I had photographs of the dented gas tank but honor my pledge to a bleating father not to publish them. An accomplished wordsmith could describe the dented gas tank, obviously at pubic point of impact, as “fist sized in depth and width, obviously resulting in purple, blue, red and black nuggets likely the size of tennis balls and bringing into question future propagation.”

My comment to the mechanics standing around when I first saw the dented gas tank from squashed family jewels was far simpler, being only, “Ouch!”
 
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