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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-29-2008, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Quick Update from Buttercup

Weather is absolutely perfect. Mid to hi 70's with little to no wind. Picture perfect. LOTS of people here and even MORE LEO's! Last night at Comp Hill you could look around at any given time and see either a Sherrif, Ranger or Border Patrol with SOMEONE pulled over. And they were writing tickets too! They are definitely out in full force.
Did some modifications to the Teryx this trip. I shaved some weight off it but it sure doesn't handle the way it used to. Still, could've been a lot worse. Nobody got seriously injured. Just some bumps, bruises and maybe a broken foot.
Looks like front bumper, radiator, ball joint, hood, headlights & dash for now. Will know more once it's home & I start taking it apart. Such a bummer
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What happened? Did you lawn dart it?




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Man that looks like some work for you, sorry buddy but glad no one's really hurt.
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Ouch sorry about the little mishap how about some details. Look on the bright side might as well update when you have to replace right.

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Head on

I sorta wished I would've lawn darted it. At least then I could blame myself for being stupid. No, we went for a ride around the outskirts of Buttercup. Started by Vendors and went West towards Midway, then headed south to the Border Fence and followed it East until we got to the Canal. We then headed North towards the freeway along the canal bank. Just cruising. We had a newbie on a smaller quad so our speeds were very low. I was running on a narrow trail RIGHT along side the canal bank and I saw this big black 4 seater coming right at us at a pretty good speed. I pulled as high on the bank as I could and came to a complete stop. Again, I was going so slow to begin with. The guy in the car didn't see me until it was way too late. He turned at the last second and his left front hit me in the center of the Teryx. The impact was SO EFFIN HARD & LOUD! He said it looked as though he lost a shock, both arms, tie rod, spindle & wheel. The Teryx, not quite sure yet but I know it's bad. I know the hood is cracked a little bit, the dash is broken in the center by the speedo, the radiator is flat, the bumper turned the RIGHT front shock into an L shape. The left shock has a good sized dent in it. The Left lower arm has the paint flaking off big time so I'm sure it's bent. Front of the frame LOOKS questionable but it's hard to tell with all the mangled stuff in there so I won't know until it's all apart and have it looked at.
It absolutely could've been worse. Nobody died or got seriously hurt. A buddy of mine asked the guy RIGHT after it happened, "Geez, how fast were you going?" Guy said, "I wasn't even going that fast. I was only in 3rd gear." So basically, I am impressed with how well the Teryx took the beating. But of course, I'm bummed out beyond words because I could barely afford to make this trip to begin with.

Let me add that the guy in the buggy was very cool. He & all his friends & family hung out with our girls while we went back to get my truck & then they helped us hook the Teryx to my rear bumper and drag it the 6 miles to camp.
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That sucks! I hope everyone is okay. Hopefully you have insurance!
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Damn that sucks, but it look like the Teryx held up pretty good. It looks like the 4 seat car took it just as bad.


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Hang on, so it definately sounds to me like he was at fault, will his liability insurance not cover your machine? That is a lot of damage and will cost a small fortune to get fixed. I could likely get the a-arms for you and some other stock parts if that would help you out.

It could have been much worse, happy to hear no one was severely hurt.




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WOW looks like your Teryx did really well in the crash. Very happy to hear you guys were OK. Looks like it could have been way worse.

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