My brother got his dirtbike fixed

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by Al Goodwin, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Al Goodwin

    Al Goodwin Long timer

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    YEP....YZ250, every bearing and seal NEW, new crank, cylinder, etc....etc:freaky...

    Running GREAT.....THEN :eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1

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    I'll let him tell the story...but, 2 breaks, probably need some hardware for proper repair...:huh:huh:huh
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  2. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    Ouch! :huh
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  3. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    tell him " Welcome to the club" :freaky

    every real dirt biker has broke a collar bone
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  4. Al Goodwin

    Al Goodwin Long timer

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    I've got a big KNOT on my right shoulder...bur it's leftover from a major seperation...Doc said "we can fix it, but if you can live with it, so can I" :freaky
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  5. bgoodwin

    bgoodwin Got Parelli?

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    3rd gear, front tire deflected off a rock, shoulder first into a dirt/rock bank. I'm going back to the ortho surgeon tomorrow to schedule surgery for next week. I'm REALLY ready to get it stabilized, as the smaller piece of bone keeps moving around...not fun.
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  6. NJ-Brett

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    That is the way they happen!
    I did the scapula also, along with a bunch of other bones plus other stuff.

    Long term, you might do better with getting it fixed, what with all the sharp edges and so on.
    I did not and its still screwed up 1.5 years later.

    When you get older and have a fall like that the spine tends to break also.
    That causes long term problems that do not clear up...
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  7. bgoodwin

    bgoodwin Got Parelli?

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    ER doc said the only thing keeping the pointy end of the break in, is the thickness of my skin. It has took the surgeons a couple of days to decide exactly how to fix it, as the distal end of the clavicle is thin, and also has a fracture.
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  8. bgoodwin

    bgoodwin Got Parelli?

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    I'm just ready to get it fixed, so the small end quits, randomly, going "pop" when i move.
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  9. acesandeights

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    It's my understanding most motorcyclists are actually born with a broken collar bone, it's just not diagnosed until later in life. It's like inherently broken when you're born if you have motorcycles in your DNA, least that's what my brother's friend's cousin told him he heard from a guy that read it in a magazine or something.
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  10. Al Goodwin

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    I just talked with Brian...out of surgery. Doc said SEVERAL fractures and bone fragments not visible on x-rays:huh. No use of left arm for ANYTHING for 3-4 weeks.:eek1

    I guess that means his bike will be vacant for the next hare-scramble...Hmm...maybe he'll be so doped up he'll not realize I've "borrowed" his bike for a weekend..HA...:D
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  11. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Good of you to keep it warmed up for him.:wink:
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  12. bgoodwin

    bgoodwin Got Parelli?

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    Come get it anytime, it needs to be ridden.
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  13. dirtrulz

    dirtrulz Been here awhile

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    I was told by a doc once it only take 4-7 pounds of force to break your collarbone. I broke my right one after 20 plus years of rideing, only broken bone I have ever had.

    Was riding with a buddy who landed long on a jump and broke both of his at the same time. Another buddy lowsided on a turn at less than walking speed, basically fell over from going too slow and broke his.

    It took about 3 weeks to reattach itself and a few more until I was riding. My right shoulder it about an inch lower then my left because it didnt attach quite right. The doc told me it would be a much stronger bone if you didnt use pins, and it was a simple break.
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  14. bgoodwin

    bgoodwin Got Parelli?

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    Staples out yesterday, at least 6 more weeks wearing this immobilizer...sux.
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  16. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    I can't really tell, because I don't look at medical stuff, but it looks like a left shoulder. I shattered the ball of my left shoulder from a jump collision in 1981 at a stadium MX. It was a months long recovery and rehab. But while I still don't have full movement, I have none of the arthritus pain that everybody told me I would suffer late in life. I'm 63!

    Whoot!
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  17. bgoodwin

    bgoodwin Got Parelli?

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    You right...left shoulder. Plate and 7 screws.
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  18. bgoodwin

    bgoodwin Got Parelli?

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    6 weeks trapped in the cage...sure was nice riding to work this morning.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
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