basstodave Posted April 29, 2015 Share Posted April 29, 2015 Coming home from work late at night, tired, and had to circumvent a tragic SUV rollover. Went up onto the wide shoulder where the curb was knocked down, to get around, but then had to come off a 8"-10"(?) curb to get back on the street. I should have paid attention but was anxious to get going. The exhaust pipe hung up on the curb for a second until I goosed the throttle and moved off it. At first I wasn't sure if I hung up on the oil sump so immediately pulled over to check. No oil leak so drove home. Checked it over at home and the only damaged is a slightly flattened and scraped 1.5" section of the pipe. Lesson learned. I should have got off the bike and, unloaded, it would have likely cleared the curb fine. Or kept on the shoulder until I found a lower section of curb. The cars that pulled off had to wait for who knows how long until the police and paramedics cleared the crash site and the cars could back up to where the curb was down. My Versys would have cleared the curb with nary a hiccup. BTW. How thin are the exhaust pipes and if a hole occurred could a patch be welded? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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