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Long story short, a great ride 30 km up a service road where logging and pipeline work was starting, ended in a crash that sent the Pan Am on a 150' (give or take a wee bit) adventure down the side of a mountain. Fortunately, I went the other way into a ditch of rocks. Several hours, some equipment and help to extract, and the carcass was in the back of my truck / motorcycle hearse for trip back to my RV lot and then home. The pictures don't give the carnage justice, and the more you look, the worse it gets. Preliminary parts estimate around $22000..... I have replacement cost insurance, but now I have to decide if I still want to ride on dirt with such a heavy bike...... 😢
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Appreciate the good wishes gents 😎👍

It's sitting in my shop, repair shop owner is coming tomorrow to look at it..... I'm glad I opted for the replacement cost insurance.....
 
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Overall, all things considered, I'm pretty good. I though I had broken my right foot, but it was just badly bruised, right knee and shoulder hurt from the gravity check, other than that physically I'm ok. I'm very depressed about how much work and the countless hours lost building it... But like you guys say, or can be replaced. It was a big kick in you know where too, to loose a bike that way after all the years of riding. Something that seemed so low risk at the time turned into what could have been a disaster.
 
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I often think about this happening where I ride in the Tillamook Forest. So many blind corners with a big drop on one side, and the chances of some jerk in his truck coming around the corner being pretty high. Staying wide is your only hope of not ending up on their grille, but also the easiest way to launch a bike of a cliff.
 

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That's why I'm having trouble deciding whether to get another one or not.....
 
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I did build it. I was bored and left unsupervised 🤣. There's a bunch of pictures and a write up under the thread "What have you done to your Pan Am today"
I finally got confirmation of the bike being a total loss yesterday. I went to look for a replacement, but the panic attack in the Harley dealer while sitting on one made me realize that I may have to close this chapter of riding..... 😢 Apparently the crash affected me more than I had realized.....
 
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Glad you're ok too!
 
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So I couldn't help it........ Filing all the papers with insurance on Monday for the Replacement Cost clause and see how it goes..... Will just have to man up in the spring and get back on.... 🤞🤞🤞
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Sorry, late to the party - - glad you both are okay. . .

Marc - Got to say, that new Pan Am looks pretty well sorted - - V&H exhaust, what looks like Denali or the H-D lights, Camel ADV gut guard, full luggage set etc., with a few more add-on pieces thrown in . . .

Mat - How is the bike? Hope not as bad off as Marc, but no 225 kg bike off the hill likely to end well. If not repairable, hopefully you'll follow Marc's path and get another.

Glad you both made it through, have enjoyed your posts and input on this site.

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Hello Paul,
Thanks for your sympathy
Marc and I go the same thing.
MY pas is scrap, don, Schrott, worth 21k€ Compair to repair cost of 25k€.
According to a appraisal.
On the Insurance 500€ is on me. ... No big Deal.
So i ordered a New one. 😀
Grey, lanced wheels, ahr.

At all what happened i was lucky, not badly injured, good Insurance.
 
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