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  1. Storm Shadow

    Storm Shadow Thread Ninja

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    About 5am yesterday riding out of my little town. Doing 60 in 80 zone because i knew roos were on this road. Split second about 2 meters infront of me bolting out from the left. It was going to hit me. I think i went for the brakes and it hit the front left of my bike. Low sided it. Next thing i know im laying on the road in pain unable to move. Knowing its dark and on a country road i stood up. Walked to the bike in a ditch. Tried to pick it up and collapsed on the ground next to it i dont know how long it took but i heard a car i tried to put a hand up a guy stopped. Helped me up. Helped me plick the bike up. Another woman stopped and said she would drive me home. She woke my wife up. And i was bleeding from my hands. She took my jacket off and i felt my collar bone sticking up. So she called an ambulance for me. Was unable ro get up so they dosed me up with morphine. Drove to hospital broken collar bone in 3 places busted ribs. Lots if pain bruises. Cant move much cant breath much. Day 2 in hospital surgon says my bones lined up so probably wont need screws and plates. <br />
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    [​IMG]Dainessi d dry gloves at 60 kph. Ground a 1cm deep hole in the top of my hand. Gloves stayed on . Busted my colar bone and ribs too. Thought u might like too see your product crash tested

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    20 years of riding and first proper crash.

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    At least you were able to avoid the screws and plates. I still have a metal rod in my leg from a rock climbing accident years ago. It bothers me in cold weather.

    Hope you have a quick recovery and are back on the road soon.
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    Thanks me too. Lucky my bones happen to line up if they overlapped or more than 2cm appart he would have to screw them together. The broken ribs are at the back and make it hard to breath causing a lung to deflate. I have some machine i have to suck balls up with now to exercise. Now to get the bike fixed.

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  8. NJ-Brett

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    Sorry it happened.
    The broken bones are very painful, don't get a cold!
    Its bad for a few weeks, then it starts getting better.
    Ribs heal real well, no pain from them (in my case), but they are really nasty at first .
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    Still in hospital but here are some photos they sent me

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  11. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    I still, for the life of me, can't understand how anyone rides WITHOUT a full-face helmet.
    I made one that looks every bit as bad as your's back in 2013 when I low-sided my ZRX 1200, in a patch of sand, at over 90mph.

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    Meither can i

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  13. Fattytwocakes

    Fattytwocakes Long timer

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    Because I don't like wearing them. It's easy.:-) I feel claustrophobic in them. My visibility feels restricted and I don't get the wind on my face sensation which is absolutely essential to me for my enjoyment of motorcycling.
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  14. Storm Shadow

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    Open the visor a little. Never worn an open face helmet tbh.

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    Fattytwocakes Long timer

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    Nope, doesn't work for me. Tried one once and could not wait to get it off. If they made them mandatory I would give up riding. Motorcycling to me is freedom, a misused and fairly stupid concept, but that is what I get when I ride. The feeling of freedom from not being in my car, from not being in my home, from not being at work, when I did that. It's an intangible and probably ethereal feeling that only exists in my mind but I just love it. I would not feel the same if I was dressed in all the "atgatt gear" and that is my choice, my risk, and my acceptance of the possible results. Feel free to wear what you want to but please do not decry my choice because it is not in your perspective of what is right.
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    Sorry about your crash. The ribs pain is the worst part but after a few weeks it eases up a great deal. Just don't laugh or cough if you can help it. :-)
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    Mayomoto Ultralurker perman00b

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    Dude, that helmet pic says it all. About the only thing I remember about my first bad one is watching the pavement grinding thru my shield thinking " glad I went with the full face".
    Oh and I'll say it just because nobody else did: bloody Roos, fuck all.
    Hope you are feeling better
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    Thanks. And i gota agree with you fatty.

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    Time to price up the gear for insurance. Guess i have to quote the new replacement if its been updated.

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    toy4fun GET out of the way

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    In the Pacific northwet we have to watch out for deer, Australia has roos, I wonder if in LA you have to watch out for hoes?
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