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Old 05-19-2012, 03:19 PM   #1
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So I finally had a bit of a crash...

I was at an off road training site, having a spectacular session and then too much front break ended my fun.

I was going about 10-15 km/hr on loose gravel when I parted ways with my bike and slammed my right shoulder into the ground.

No pics of the dirt nap or resulting injuries (to me or the bike), but will post some photos of what it looks like now with a bit of Tremclad and straightening.

I have a distal fracture of my right clavicle...the bike has some scratches on the plastic, broke the plastic part on the passenger peg that holds it up, there is a dent in the engine guard from bending back to position and some scratches on the rear rack.

But over all, the bike did better than me

I was told that I couldn't drive for 6 weeks...but we will see about that

Here's the jacket, just dirty...



The hand guard



The right side engine guard...









The passenger peg



the rear rack



The big picture, all in all the bike is fine and survived the drop really well!



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Old 05-19-2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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6 weeks without driving?
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Hope you're getting well soon (talking to your bike here )
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:20 PM   #3
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6 weeks without driving?
Thank god ADVrider.com exists

Hope you're getting well soon (talking to your bike here )
No kidding!

If I can't rack up the miles I might as well rack up the post count
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:05 PM   #4
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Not picking on you here or being nasty, just interested to hear about the "event".

1) ABS was disabled?
2) when you fell, you put your arm out?
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:52 PM   #5
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Not picking on you here or being nasty, just interested to hear about the "event".

1) ABS was disabled?
2) when you fell, you put your arm out?
Yep and tried to ninja roll the landing...it didn't work out so well

I don't think that I had my arm out but it's possible.

I was doing a BMW off road training course, and they recommend ABS off while off road. Normally on gravel roads I keep ABS on, but when on more difficult trails it's off. I don't want this to turn into an ABS on dirt debate as there are already a few
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:10 PM   #6
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Can't drive for 6 wks !! that is a bunch of BS..I had same injury and was Heli Skiing in 4 wks..went to work the next day... drove myself to work...it heals by itself with no sling etc..jsut a bit painful for a few days..bj
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:01 PM   #7
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Can't drive for 6 wks !! that is a bunch of BS..I had same injury and was Heli Skiing in 4 wks..went to work the next day... drove myself to work...it heals by itself with no sling etc..jsut a bit painful for a few days..bj
The Dr's say that to cya...

I have a feeling that I'll be on the road sooner rather than later. It happened Thursday mid morning so it's still tender but getting better. As for work, it would not be smart for me to ride the trucks till I'm 100%, it would suck to re-injure it at a fire and have workers comp deny coverage.
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Can't drive for 6 wks !! that is a bunch of BS..I had same injury and was Heli Skiing in 4 wks..went to work the next day... drove myself to work...it heals by itself with no sling etc..jsut a bit painful for a few days..bj
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:51 PM   #9
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A few times a year, I slide newspaper between the SW crash bars and the bike, and hit the bars with semi-black spray paint. Good as new. Sorta. Kinda.

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Old 05-22-2012, 11:21 AM   #10
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A few times a year, I slide newspaper between the SW crash bars and the bike, and hit the bars with semi-black spray paint. Good as new. Sorta. Kinda.

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The training Instructor for the GS course that I was on re-bent, sanded and Tremcladed the engine guards and rear rack after he strapped my bike down on his trailer. I'm very great full that I was his only student and he was able to really help me out.

I can't wait for the shoulder to heal enough for me to go back and finish!! I was having a blast on single track and some challenging trails... it was the flat gravel driveway that was my undoing
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:41 PM   #11
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I have an identical bike with the same crash bars. Numerous drops - nothing. Lowsiding on asphalt in 40 km/h - just bent the passenger peg. Going down a ditch in 30-something - got dirty. Felt the bike disappear beneath me in a deep, slippery rut - just a broken clavicle bone. But I did nothing but ride for three weeks after that :P

All in all I'm damn happy with those crash bars!
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:18 PM   #12
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Glad you and the bike survived. However, isn't 10-15 kph roughly jogging speed?
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:46 PM   #13
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Glad you and the bike survived. However, isn't 10-15 kph roughly jogging speed?
Thanks...

Yep just about...

I just landed hard/wrong. I start Physiotherapy tomorrow to help with the recovery.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:57 AM   #14
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X-ray from Friday, healing well...now when to get back on the bike? It will be very soon

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Old 06-05-2012, 08:30 AM   #15
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I blame the Birkenstocks. They were a bad choice for an off-road class. Feel better!
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