A rather sensitive, nutty subject....

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by ArferBrick, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. ArferBrick

    ArferBrick Been here awhile

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    I took a bit of a tumble a few days ago where I found myself flying through the air and landing on the back door of the car that stopped suddenly in front of me.

    It was quite amusing in a black humour kind of way, and I wasn't really injured but am now nursing some very bruised male dangly bits that decided to rearrange my right side mirror mount and hand protector as I flew over the handlebars - ouch!

    To add psychological impact to the injury, a colleague bought a wrecked bike yesterday as a restoration project that had a fairly severe head on impact. I asked about the large, man-parts shaped dent in the rear of the tank and he said the rider lost one of his nuts in the crash :uhoh :puke2.

    Not only did that make me cringe big time, but also put a rather large dent in my confidence and I'm now wussing out and thinking of getting some protection for down there.

    So I'm wondering if anybody (who is willing to talk about it!) has found a good solution to protection for the male sensitive parts?

    Something that can be comfortably worn for longer rides and doesn't make me look like I'm smuggling parrots.



    On a more positive note, I learnt that it's actually very easy to stand a sleeping SAT (with full tank of fuel) back up again :bluduh.
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  2. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    Its called transformation surgery.
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  3. rick danger

    rick danger Off the wagon

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    Closing the barn door after the horse gets smashed, Whats the actual chances of it happening again? Its up to you, but I would just forget about it. Its just that its fresh in your mind right now....Not to trivialize the importance of said equipment. :lol3 Cant see a cup being comfortable.
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  4. TheBritAbroad

    TheBritAbroad Just ride it!

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    Always crash side on. :D

    Happy you are ok (mostly!).
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  5. Oldschoolrocker

    Oldschoolrocker a.k.a. EZE

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    Yeah i’m with Rick...cant see wearing a cup even though I have had the same thoughts. I was thinking more so to keep things aligned..lol! I guess its just part of riding having to rearrange things now and then. Hahaha!! What a subject..cracking up here!
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  6. 3rdgeargrndrr

    3rdgeargrndrr Been here awhile

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    NuttyBuddy?

    You could buy protection for every body part, but the routine of getting geared up would get old really quickly.

    Glad youre ok!
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  7. Barekat

    Barekat Looking to get dirty

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    To bad about the bruised ego and man parts. Much damage on the bike?
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  8. Bluesilver

    Bluesilver Long timer

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    You want to be put off riding for life....well then our knees are PERFECTLY position that when a car side swipes you more often that not, it hits you on your peroneal nerve and severs or damages it...that nerve controls your lower leg........

    Point is, you ride a bike it comes with risks due to you sharing the same spot with many others usually in vehicles with airbags and a cage.

    Suggest you forget this,get back on and go ride,take it easy find some back roads and sure in minutes you will remember why you ride in the first place...:ricky

    Imho
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  9. Zuber

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    Feet, knees, lower back, etc. Far bigger problem. For men the bone below your hip, upper femur, needs to be protected and rarely is. That can get wrecked with a zero mph fall.

    The boys are fairly well protected already. If that other shit is screwed up, you probably won't be using the boys anyway.
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  10. B2R

    B2R Been here awhile

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    Kidney belt upside down with a cricket pad inserted? Heehee.
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  11. ArferBrick

    ArferBrick Been here awhile

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    Yeah, yous are right - it'll take a few weeks and I'll have forgotten all about it. Once the swelling has gone down of course!

    I took it into a dealer's workshop today and he says the bike will be getting a brand new frame because the cockpit mounts are slightly bent backwards (it's law here that if the frame is even slightly damaged it has to be replaced or the entire bike scrapped), most of the cockpit plastic parts have to be renewed, headlight, front mudguard, hand protectors, swing arm (got hit by the main stand), left rear passenger peg mount, crash bars, under-seat rear mudguard thing, one blinker, and maybe the forks and front wheel (although it still rides ok).

    The whole thing has to be thoroughly checked, and any parts that are not 100% will be changed. It's actually not as bad as it sounds, I mean the cockpit area didn't explode or anything - it's mostly just scratched parts.

    Just glad I convinced my wife to keep the fully comp insurance cover this year! She was wanting to drop it, but now she's glad we didn't.

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    ...I still can't figure out why there was absolutely no damage to the right hand side of the bike and how the hell it dropped onto it's left side. I was leaning right and the main impact point was it's "chin" I believe :dunno
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  12. Oldschoolrocker

    Oldschoolrocker a.k.a. EZE

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    Man thats scary shit and we are all glad you are ok! Pics like that arent nice to look at. Hope you heal well!
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  13. TheBritAbroad

    TheBritAbroad Just ride it!

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    Ouch. What's the mark on the back tyre?
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  14. rick danger

    rick danger Off the wagon

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    Sad looking at that :(....just something about a bike on its side....especially one you have yourself. Well hope it gets fixed right....and your nads too.
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  15. hockey21

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    What I learned is that if you go a little faster you will fly over top of all that mess and avoid injury from your own bike. When I did it I stuck my landing and came out with a scratch! Good luck with the repair/replace and glad your all right!
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  16. ADV67

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    :muuttThat Dr. Boom car did that to you?
    Good to read that all is well and no bad injury!
    I would just try to forget about it, chances that it happens again in the next 10 years are close to 0.

    PM me if you need a nearly new white original SA front fender. I still have one lying around and can send it to Köln.
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  17. ArferBrick

    ArferBrick Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the kind words of support & encouragement chaps, much appreciated. It was my own stupid fault though. I saw that blue car stop & drive off so I looked left to check the oncoming cars and in that split second he changed his mind and decided to stop. Next thing I knew I was laying with my back was against his back door and I was looking at my pride & joy laying on the road in a rather unladylike pose!

    No it wasn't Dr Boom, it was a German Army personnel car, the driver was a Marine/paratrooper, really nice bloke actually who told me a few interesting tales of his adventures over the years. Note to self - next time crash into a hot babe wearing a low cut top and short skirt.

    I think it was because it was such a surprise that I wasn't really injured, I was totally relaxed and didn't tense up. When I fall (or in this case - fly through the air), I somehow automatically tend to roll my entire body. No idea why or how, it just happens. There's been a few times I've tripped over and I just roll and never even get a scratch whereas most people tend to put their arms out and get nasty cuts on their hands. Must have been a cat in a previous life :dunno

    My theory is that that skid mark on the back tyre was caused by the motor still trying to turn the wheel when the bike stopped suddenly, because I didn't brake at all.

    Thanks for the very generous offer ADV67, but the insurance should cover it. They're not cheap @ €206! Still, many thanks for the kind offer :thumb.

    I should get a call in a few days letting me know what needs doing, and of course the weather is just getting really nice over here and I'm without Big Katy :(. Maybe I'll pull my Triumph out of storage and blow the cobwebs off it, should see me through till the big girl is fixed.

    If anyone's interested, I can post the results here.
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  18. rick danger

    rick danger Off the wagon

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    Yeah do that..... Back up bike is always handy. Especially if you've been waiting months of cold shitty weather to ride and then this.
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  20. En la madre!

    En la madre! ilegitimus nil pelotum carborundum

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    I had one back in December. Form a high rate of speed at highway out of Mexico City. Semi truck did a U-turn in front of me. Cant get angry at him for that, he probably saw the distance and figured it was ok. Didnt figure on extra fast bike. Even with Cyclops on high.

    I braked as much as I could and ended up hitting straight on. The bike has damage consistent with me hitting the side of the trailer at an angle. Maybe 45 deg. I have no recollection of actual ctash just a white trailer filling my helmet visor. Then ambulance guys.

    The police report by Mexican Federal Highway Patrol states that though the subject (me) stated something about a truck, they could not find any evidence of one. They said I just lost control and dropped it.

    My gear did not have any abrasion an it. Klim gear and Shoei Modular. The white stuff in the helmet was all compressed.

    Broke badly right forearm (radius) ended up with used bone parts, and will be needing more surgery and broke hip.

    The reason for sharing here is that i had heavy continuous bruising from one knee to the next, including all apendages. I knew a bout big parts, but we are talking shiny tight black grapefruit sized sack. No skin sensation for a few weeks (4). Surgery in Mexico. I ended up using a walker for 4 weeks. still limp, and cant walk 2 miles. Can use hand, but a beer stein is too much weight.

    Not been on a bike yet (4 months) even though I also have a 1200 GSA and a Harley low rider that still work.

    Not sure Ill be able to ride again. Hand strength. But still read this site every day.

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