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    Default Too Big for My Britches

    Dumped the bike yesterday while taking a tight corner.

    Made the same mistake I've only made twice before (didn't keep the bike more upright/lean off) and this time it bit me in the ass. Left side peg dug in, lifted the rear, rpms went through the roof, tire got contact again and spun, and being as I'm not Marc Marquez I couldn't recover.

    I'm fine, the bike lost a windscreen, left footpeg, and now refuses to start via the ignition switch (i was close to home so i pop started it and rode it back).

    New screen on the way, I was wondering if anyone here had a 2006-2007 GSXR600 left foot peg they'd be willing to part with.


    Also any advice on the non-start issue would be swell. Checked a bunch of forums, common theory is the Tip Over Sensor might be stuck.
    TFB - the one that rides a sweet GSXR. Bro.

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    I believe the tip over sensor is in the tail... good place to start.

    Also, glad you're ok. Shake it off good sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikenapalm View Post
    I believe the tip over sensor is in the tail... good place to start.

    Also, glad you're ok. Shake it off good sir.
    Yea, I have to pull that off on Saturday, apparently giving it a good shake can unstick it.

    And will do! If the bike wasn't dinged up I would have kept riding. Gear held up great save the helmet.
    TFB - the one that rides a sweet GSXR. Bro.

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    Does the bike have stock or aftermarket rearsets on it?

    On the '07 1000 the tip-over switch is located under the seat by the battery. Not sure if the 600 is in the same location.
    Last edited by db79; 07-12-2016 at 09:22 AM.

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    Glad you are alright!

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    Doesn't the tip over switch cut the fuel pump? Wouldn't the pump not run if pop started?

    I'd guess a clutch safety switch?
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    Glad you are OK...

    Just curious if you've ever done a trackday? (was talking with officials yesterday about ways to reduce crashes in riders on sportbikes.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by scubasteve View Post
    Doesn't the tip over switch cut the fuel pump? Wouldn't the pump not run if pop started?

    I'd guess a clutch safety switch?
    This may be it. I've had it happen to me before. So has Mark,err I mean the Great American.
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    DMC, I'm in Manchester and have all the tools you would need. I'm not around on Saturday, but will be home all day Sunday if you want some help digging in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTD View Post
    Glad you are OK...

    Just curious if you've ever done a trackday? (was talking with officials yesterday about ways to reduce crashes in riders on sportbikes.)
    Nope, the plan was this summer, but seeing as I'll be needing a new helmet that may be getting delayed.
    TFB - the one that rides a sweet GSXR. Bro.

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