Yeah, I'm sore in a few places, but its not stopping me.
I rang a man who said he saw the crash and gave me his business card shortly after, He is one of the first people I remember.
I called him this morning and got his point of view.
He and his wife were in a car to my left facing into the intersection, so they had a front row seat.
Claude said he had been admiring my bike, the XC, They saw me pull away from the lights and start to turn right.
Then the blue car that hit me came through the intersection, on my questioning as to which of the two lanes it was in, he replied the lane closest to the footpath(sidewalk) on blue cars side of the road...
Now if there was another car in the lane closest the centre line, and I think there was one, then my vision of the inside lane the blue car was coming through in wouldve been limited. As wouldve blue cars vision of me.
Claude saw the impact, said my bike hit the front drivers side of the blue car, throwing me off the bike to roll 3 or 4 times on the road, as the blue car continued ahead my bike minus me, was spun around and the back of it then hit the back door of blue car, the pointed end of the saddlebag saver spearing a hole in the door, before the bike was flung sideways onto the road.
Claude said I was lucky to roll away from the bike and not actually be hit by my own machine.
Claudes wife being an ex-nurse attended me as four bystanders picked my bike up and got it off the road and up onto the footpath to clear the busy intersection.
He said I was totally disorientated and I tried to get on the bike and start it but was discouraged by people.
It was around ten minutes till the ambulance arrived and for that ten minutes I was standing ,dazed and confused.
Claude said I told him my name four times (dunno why)
Anyway that explains sort of what happened and ties in with my suspicions.
Claude said the blue car was travelling fairly fast but not speeding he thought ...Speed limit being 60KPH or 35mph.
I guess I was in first gear riding uphill and turning so I dunno 20mph maybe.......,
It was a big hit anyway...Enough to knock me senseless but not unconscious.
I think Im lucky to be alive and walking .
Then the next day I work all night till 5.30am to fiy the Alloy Intake manifold....crazy but true.
Rode it 125 miles last night, it only goes good when ridden quickly...Ran a full tank of fuel with a big overdose of fuel system cleaner in it, in the hopes that the low speed crappy running was fuel related.
Bike ran great at speed, but then back in civilization and closer to home it was missing and farting.
Rode it again tonight eight miles either way to meet with friends, and its still running crappy till I get right up it..
Electrical I think, ..I turn key on then when I hit the Kill switch to ON, the pump buzzes and the red check engine lights up till the pump finishes priming...itll then be hard to start but it will start and I can forcibly ride it,
My thoughts go to those ignition wires that fried a while back , and the repair wires I sliced and soldered back in, between the ignition wire female/male plug and the point just before it joins the rest of the harness.
Now that brown plug that joins those 4 wires is now inseparable...so its had enough heat to glue itself together..
And we know how touchy our Victories wiring can be...
Im thinking of going back in to those four wires and joining the appropriate ones together to create an ignition circuit without the key, as an experiment, got nothing to lose.
Its 1.45am here so Im gonna sign off and get some sleep soon as Ive rubbed some Comfrey into my sprains and bruises...so so tired and frustrated...pissed off at my stupid impatience and recklessness riding into a bloody car..
Just as well it was a chinese POS , an MG.
Shame I wasnt on the yellow bike, getting that written off wouldve solved most of my problems!