my 450f burnt to the ground :(


23 replies to this topic
  • aussieklx

Posted May 09, 2009 - 07:05 PM

#1

Hi Fellas,

Our home and property was involved in the Feb Bushfires in Victoria, Australia. We lost all our house, property and things but at least everyone is still alive which is the most important thing.

Our home

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Just thought id post up some pics of my once pride and joy - 05 WR450f. Damn that was a good bike, did everything i wanted it to so well. Setup perfect for me.

Was like this

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And now looks like this

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This is also my dads 04 WR250f.

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Might be time for some new 09's i think. :excuseme: Although my mate had an 05 450f and sold it for a new 07 and still wishes he'd never sold the 05, wroked a treat he rekons.

Just thought id share.

Cheers

  • homer2000

Posted May 09, 2009 - 07:21 PM

#2

hey that totally sucks, i feel for u
Hope you can get a new bike

  • LoopyJones82

Posted May 09, 2009 - 07:28 PM

#3

damnnn... that really blows man, i feel your pain. i'd be at a major loss without my baby. best of luck to you and your family.

  • SDLineman

Posted May 09, 2009 - 07:41 PM

#4

I can really feel for you. We had bad wildfires (are there good ones?) in 2003 and 2007. A lot of people lost everything they owned in both of them. I was lucky both times, our house made it through both. How is the rebuilding going? I know that many people here in San Diego are still fighting insurance companies and the county to get their homes rebuilt. I haven't ridden any of the older bikes, but everyone I've talked to that have been on both prefer the new aluminum frame bikes better, hopefully you will too.

  • wr450mazz

Posted May 10, 2009 - 02:04 AM

#5

That is a day all Victorians/Australians will NEVER forget.
Glad you all made it.

  • William1

Posted May 10, 2009 - 03:11 AM

#6

Wow!

Sorry for your loss on many levels. Hopefully, insurance will compensate you somewhat.

  • NEKOOHC

Posted May 10, 2009 - 03:36 AM

#7

makes me wanna :excuseme:

  • aussieklx

Posted May 10, 2009 - 04:33 AM

#8

Cheers for the kind thoughts and wishes fellas. Unfortunantly i dont think insurance will back bikes up cos they were registared and therefore need their own seperate insurance. Not to matter we'll tee something up, although no bike shops have been offering donations of bikes lol. There has been donations of just about everything else though.

Cheers

  • Ttoks

Posted May 10, 2009 - 04:45 AM

#9

you live/lived near boolarra yeah? i rode past your house last weekend.. i feel for ya, here a few pics i took of that fire from our place (up on dickies hill, outa mirboo north)

when ya get your new bike, if your still living in the area send me a PM and we'll go riding.

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this ones the bush near out house burning

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  • CharWR450

Posted May 10, 2009 - 06:09 AM

#10

Glad that you and your family is OK.
R.I.P WR!
hope you best luck.

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  • WR450FGreg

Posted May 10, 2009 - 11:29 AM

#11

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Unfortunately i dont think insurance will back bikes up cos they were registered and therefore need their own seperate insurance.



That 450 looks unregistered to me :excuseme: I can't see a numberplate on it.
Worth a try?

Greg

  • cubby

Posted May 11, 2009 - 11:28 AM

#12

Sory to hear that, things can only get better from hear:ride:

  • mikeythefokker

Posted May 12, 2009 - 11:05 PM

#13

I think that you should try to recycle one usable piece of the old bike, and put it on the new one, for good luck. I don't know if there is anything that you could still use, but take a look.

  • durangoman

Posted May 12, 2009 - 11:08 PM

#14

Wow, Sorry about your loss


:doh:

  • RedBull420

Posted May 13, 2009 - 08:52 AM

#15

Wow that brutal man. Best of luck getting back on your feet and everything sorted out.

  • face_plant

Posted May 13, 2009 - 09:44 AM

#16

i feel for you, just remember you can replace stuff. not people
it just gives you an excuse to get an 09.
hope you get up and going, and not let it get you down

  • drtbk4ever

Posted May 14, 2009 - 12:42 PM

#17

Hey man,

I too feel for you. But like others have already said, at least the bikes are replaceable, family/friends aren't.

I wish you the best with the insurance.

  • rufusz

Posted May 22, 2009 - 03:55 AM

#18

Sorry for your loss, but still great that you and your family is OK.

A question from a noob who never experienced such a wildfire :
did it come so fast you didn't have enough time to get away safely and take also your most valuable things?

  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted May 22, 2009 - 08:11 AM

#19

I think that you should try to recycle one usable piece of the old bike, and put it on the new one, for good luck. I don't know if there is anything that you could still use, but take a look.


:doh:

it would be a good reminder to cherish what you have.

But hey... you're alive and healthy, right? You can always get another bike.

  • Charles De Mar

Posted May 22, 2009 - 08:25 AM

#20

That was one hot wr:thumbsup:




 
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