Biffed off the Beemer...

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by C-Stain, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    You are a blessed man. I'd ask how much for your wimmen, but I suppose they are unique and priceless. Good on you. If you find a keeper, keep her!

  2. Trane Francks

    Trane Francks Been here awhile

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    I'd say she gave you excellent advice. :deal
  3. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I noticed his MX boots have nice deep vibram soles,I had a set like that long ago.

    I planted my foot during an out of control TT500 jump,those sweet vibram treads locked on to the ground rather then slide like MX boot treads should.

    Effectively the end of a healthy knee for life.

    I wear Gaurne SG12's now,as close to ski boots as a guy can get and still walk somewhat.

    Heal quick GS800 rider! 400+lb twin cylinder bikes are a lifesaver in the dirt!
  4. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    What they were was a set of SIDI Adventure Rain boots. I'd done thousands of miles wearing them - and depending on how the repairs go, I may get a few thousand more...
  5. 2handedSpey

    2handedSpey bunned

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    I had a very very similar crash. I cannot stress enough the importance of hinged full mx boots. I was wearing gaerne adventurer boots. Great for light duty, not dirt.
    Since my crash last year, I went with the sidi crossfires. The sidi adv rain does not have nearly the amount of mx protection for my liking.

    I had a full tibia, fibula, talus, trimalleolar sever subluxation. In other world, I fucked it up bad.

    Ride safe. Heavy DS bikes fully loaded on the dirt have a tendency to flop on their sides... I wish I had a TW200 now

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=806626


    Yikes...
  6. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    The TW200 is one of the bikes that I'm thinking of replacing the V-Strom with, that or a KLX250. And I'm shopping for new boots. The Sidi Crossfires are looking good right now.
  7. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    Glad your recovery is progressing well.

    I've broken all kinds of bones but one bad one was breaking my heel in a fall years ago. They said I would forever have a limp but I sat in front of the TV watching the first gulf war and just kept flexing it over and over so it wouldn't freeze up. 6 months off work. The calf shrunk and took years to get back to the same size but walking is no problem now.

    Yesterday I listed my Sidi Crossfires for sale in the Flea Market as I usually use my Disco's. After reading this I'm nuking my ad and selling the weaker boots:deal

    BTW, I picked up a used Dnepr sidecar and I'm going to run it on the GS for a while and see how I like it. Nothing to be embarrassed by.
  8. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    C-Stain, if you're looking for the spirit of adventure in a bike that's lightweight, I'd look at a KDX200. I'm outfitting one just now, which can be fully and legally plated in my state. I think there is a provision up there for a "blue plate" or something? Light as a feather, and with a stupid amount of power for a 200 cc machine. The suspension needs work, but otherwise it's a hoot. The range is limited to around 75 miles on the stock tank, and the fuel economy makes you wish for a V-8 pickup. You'll forget all that, though. They are a total gas. They have been called the best trail bike ever built.
  9. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    Couldn't find a KDX200 - but I did pick myself up an 09 KLX250 today.

    Tomorrow: Start ordering farkles!
  10. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    What colour? I had one for a while, in red.


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  11. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle Gear Grinder

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  12. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    Suggestions?
  13. kelsow

    kelsow Long timer

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  14. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    After my bad crash, I sold my DR650 (not a real heavy bike) and got a TW200.
    I went places I never went before, on any bike, solo.
    I never fell on that bike, a first for anything I ever dirt rode!
    Its HARD to fall on a TW200!
    Sand, mud, the TW loves that stuff.

    You have to ditch the stock front tire though.
    Not fast, but it sure is EASY to ride a TW anyplace.



  15. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    Hey!

    Let's see -

    Blue Cross told me I'm not eligible for Long Term Disability, my employer can't find me light duties and the checks stopped in August.

    :baldy

    Other than that - Physiotherapist says I'm good to go when (and if) I get clearance from the surgeon at the end if the month. I have no pain these days and have not taken any meds in a out two months. I still deal with a bit of swelling, but some days it a depends on what socks I'm wearing that day.

    Hitting the gym about three times a week - weights are ever increasing and I'm hoping to lose the rest of my limp.

    Also started working part time at a local bike shop. They wanted to make use of my Business Analysis skills and I obliged. It's actually a lot of fun and I can get paid in farkles. :deal. Hello Beemer Luggage!

    I did get rid of my Vee. :cry But picked up a KLX250S as a replacement. I've managed to put a 3 gal tank, some nice luggage racks and a set of Pro Taper Bars on. The Seat Concepts foam is ready to be installed any day. I've been doing some light local riding and only look like a partially epileptic retarded seal getting on and off.

    I got my leg over the Beemer for the first time today since the get off. No issues and compared to the KLX it seems huge.

    I had to promise Mrs Stain that I wouldn't do any more off road this season, and in the interest of family peace and healing have agreed. As a rider who discovered dirt after riding street and bit having grown up without a dirt bike, I know my skills are sorely lacking. I figure that's the reason why I fall over so much. :lol3. A local inmate who is a skilled rider with MX experience had offered to help me out best spring and help teach me some skills I don't have yet.

    This summer has certainly been an experience - and one I don't dare repeat!
  16. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Like you, I came to this game later in life. Since I added a little bike to the stable (WR250R), I feel even my mediocre skills increased a big jump even when I go back to the bigger bikes off-road. Having a small bike to play on also makes Day Rides a whole different deal!
  17. sopascat

    sopascat aka "DevilCat"

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    I must be exceptionally talented then, I've fallen more on the TW than any other bike :rofl
  18. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    w00t w00t!

    I had my final appointment with the Surgeon today! Clean bill of health, rolled his eyes and made a face when I told him I'd been riding, but I am cleared to start upscaling to my regular duties!

    X-Ray's showed good, solid calcification at the fracture - and the fracture lines were barely visible. I have instructions to continue strength training and building endurance.

    As an Orthopedic Surgeon - he had some pretty screwed up ideas of what do do with a motorcycle, but I just look at it as keeping him employed. (He suggested nuking it from orbit, or just a bonfire)

    Thanks for all the support I received here.... You FFs have been awesome. :clap
  19. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    That's fantastic news! :thumb:beer
  20. Trane Francks

    Trane Francks Been here awhile

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    Awww, man. I love a happy ending. :cry:clap