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Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by Onederer, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Onederer

    Onederer Crunch Nugget

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    It is going to be over another month before the doctor fully releases me and the medical compensation process can start. Until then, I am doing what the lawyer suggest and working on wrist exercises.

    Once this is all over, I will post up what details I legally can, for the benefit of others who are in a similar situation. The driver wasn't cited, but the police report list "failure to yeild" on the drivers part as the casue of the wreck.

    Me and a friend went to the firing range today but I didn't have any car shaped targets (Its a joke, I don't hate cars, just people in them. That is a joke too). Shooting a pistol left handed didn't work so well for me.
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  2. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    I want it :drif

    Oh, sorry you got hurt, hope it all works out OK.

    Now :drif
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  3. Onederer

    Onederer Crunch Nugget

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    My wrist is still sore and I grow more frustrated everytime I get back on the highway. The amount of distracted drivers is overwhelming and there are over 30,000 auto related deaths every year in the US. Would placing a large spike on top of the air bag cause people to focus on driving more since it would put their life at immediate and obvious risk?

    At any rate, when I watch a particular Mel Gibson movie, I always think how well that paralells with the amount of killers on the highway even if they don't know it theirselves. Statistically, racing in Baja is likely safer.
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  4. PT Rider

    PT Rider Been here awhile

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    This may vary by company and by state. My Safeco policy depreciates the gear 10% per year, which is fair...a nine year old coat is worth less to me than a year old coat...max $500 for the helmet and max $1000 for everything including the helmet. More coverage may be available at higher cost.
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  5. 74Shovel

    74Shovel Adventurer

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    I agree with you about making sure you carry the proper insurance coverage, especially when it comes to vintage motorcycles. I put $14,000 into rebuilding my old Shovelhead Harley, got it apraised, and then bought a "stated value" insurance policy it. The last thing I wanted was to get into a wreck and have the insurance company offer me "book value" for it (about $3,000). The irony is that I would have been better off wrecking it compared to what I got when I sold it the other year, let's just say if you have money it's a good time to invenst in vintage iron.

    Here in Washington State motorcycles are not required to carry any insurance, which is absolutely stupid. You are at far greater risk of an accident, your fault or not, on a motorcycle.

    I hope you're back on your bike soon!
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  6. Onederer

    Onederer Crunch Nugget

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    Whut :huh

    Good to have a choice, but what a choice that is.

    I am defiantly going to look into vintage insurance when I get it back on the road. As I started repairing it, the deeper I get the more I find wrong. Went to put another set of forks on it and found out the trees are bent. With that, the entire front was broken or bent in the crash with the exception of the headlight. How the headlight didn't get broken is a small wonder since even the speedometer got tweaked, the headlight cowl got cracked and various headlight supports were also bent. The tire is still holding air, even with the damage to the wheel.

    I have been back on a bike but just on the street so far and the first ride after the crash felt soooo good. Driving an automobile after a two year absence from them reminds me of how complacent and unaware it causes drivers to be unless they are actively engaged in driving and driving only. As a motorcycle rider, I have acquired an almost second nature at detecting hazards before I get to them by looking far ahead, but obviously not far ahead enough to see the future and I still can't read drivers minds, but working on that.

    I've got to get out of the automobile before it makes me soft. I find myself enjoying the heater and staying dry too much.
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  7. inbred

    inbred Been here awhile

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    Nasty wrist injury. Best of luck with your recovery.
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  8. Onederer

    Onederer Crunch Nugget

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    Thanks inbred, I'm doing better but by no means able to ignore that something still isn't right, or at least as it was before. The lawyers are still doing their thing and that is getting to me more with every week that passes. It is just one of those things in the back of the mind until it is over, I can't hardly go a day without worrying about the whole thing.
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  9. Strave19

    Strave19 n00b savant

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    Oh man, sorry to hear about the latest crash and new hardware...

    I just read through this thread for the first time. Some good advice about insurance, etc...

    Really a bummer to hear about your newest 2 wheel mishap. Heal up quick, keep your chin up, get back on it when you can. All you can really do is laugh at these things...
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  10. canoeguy

    canoeguy Been here awhile

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    Wow the wrist made me cringe, but the collar bone almost makes me sick to my stomach.

    Oh' well if you don't break something once in awhile I guess you aren't really living. But honestly you have filled your quota.
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