My KTM 1190 Breaking Me In

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by kag, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    A tub bath is convenient with a little care. Probably the only time I have used a tub is with a cast.

    If the cast stays on a long time, you'll be shocked at how much muscle you lose. I nearly fainted at the sight of it once.
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  2. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Kag,
    I've been a big advocate of using soft bags for off-road riding since I've seen so many fractures both on ADV and one in real life when the rider slips, dabs his foot down to try to save it, and has the bike pannier pin the leg under it. Do you think you would have broken your leg with soft panniers or no panniers?
    You are one tough hombre to ride out in that condition. Saludos and speedy recovery, Jim
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  3. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    Good idea but.....



    Yep, using the jacuzzi tub......hate the damn thing already....cast and tub

    But to be honest if i did not have a cast on I would be even more non-compliant than I already am:huh




    You know there may be merit to this and something think about. But with that said if you are riding with loaded soft bags it would probably collect you up also.

    I will say I intend to look at some Wolfman bags, already have a couple of them on my Buell but not side luggage.
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  4. freetime

    freetime misadventurer

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    I always worry about something like this happening while riding alone (which I do often). It can happen anytime to anyone. Thanks for posting as I think it helps others think about the "what if's" of riding.
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  5. Sharkguy

    Sharkguy chain lube applier

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    Damn dude, hope you heal quickly and well. That's a great story. My wifes an RN also and has the same attitude... must be something from that line of work, or from folks who go in for that type of work. At least they didn't cut off your new boot:eek1!
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  6. Taurkon

    Taurkon Been here awhile

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    The crash sucks, but glad it wasn't serious and good to see you riding your bike in the conditions it was meant to be ridden in.

    Also, nice choice in boots. I wear with MX boots of the Forma Adventures and and they are a well balanced boot. Glad to hear they performed their duty for you.
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  7. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    This
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  8. gagnaou

    gagnaou Long timer

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    Heal quick
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  9. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    Well went in and they were very busy......the tech cut the cast off, I went for xrays, returned and the PA came in and asked what he could do for me :eek1 I said give me a cam boot and send me on my way......very busy in there.....busy busy busy......out the door I go with a cam boot.:D

    Still painful but I am out of the cast :clap Hated that damn thing. They said come back in 4 weeks and see us.......uhhhhh sure :wink: I can live with the cam boot and I am wearing it .....mostly. Just going to take time to fully heal.

    Woo Hoo
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  10. monkeydad

    monkeydad Been here awhile

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    glas to see you on the mend!

    ..did that on a dirt road during a rain on my GS with stock tires. Broken ankle.

    Physical therapy and lots of it will get you back fast, also take a lot of vitamin D and calcium. D helps the calcium uptake.

    My boots were Aerostitch's Combat Lites (made by Sidi).

    I'll be buying stiffer boots when I get the scratch together.
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  11. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    Roger....taking Vit D and Ca ....as well as extremely high doses of BEER :D
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  12. Lee R

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    Let it heal properly.

    I broke mine 3 years ago (after snowboarding all day). I slipped funny after walking out of the garage and everything went to the ankle. At the time I thought it was just a sprain.

    Left 3 months later to Afghanistan and lived out of a pack for a year, ankle kept re-spraining (it was fractured). I then came home and it felt better for a bit working in an office. But a 3 week trip to NTC at Fort Irwin hobbling around the desert convinced me to finally get it checked out, it was broken and kept refracturing because I was to stubborn to let it rest.

    I finally kept weight off the thing for as long as the Doctor's recommended and It's been fine every since.

    Broken ankles are pretty inconvenient but it's worse if you don't let it heal properly the first time.
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  13. p3ga

    p3ga Rounding Error

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    You know you're going to catch hell for the cast not being KTM orange, right?

    Hope you heal up ok. Don't rush it.
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  14. DocSpook

    DocSpook Been here awhile

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    Kag, heal up, we're gonna do some riding this season!


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  15. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    Rgr that
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  16. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

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    Holy fucking shit!! As someone else stated you are one tough dude! And lucky too. Wish you a speedy recovery.
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  17. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    Well ankle still giving me fits but I added new safety gear......

    yep the right tires.....even though I never stopped riding it


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  18. Lunatik

    Lunatik Been here awhile

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    lmao ... guys ... don't ride in mud on street tires ... am I CLEAR ?? lmfao
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  19. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    To supplement the new tires I would add a good pair of Motocross boots, necessary gear riding a big heavy DS bike. Without them, even a 0 mph get off can break your ankle. My SIDI Crossfires have saved me multiple broken ankles FWIW.
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  20. SGBoy

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    Possible ice racing in the future? Heal quick.
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