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Forum: Beasts 05-15-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,210
Posted By jbim
CB500X - Should I worry?

Hello:

I am exploring the idea of buying the new Honda CB500X. I am coming from bigger bikes but would like to downsize. Just turned 60 and haven't been on a bike for two years. Most of what I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,959
Posted By jbim
I could be reading this incorrectly but I believe...

I could be reading this incorrectly but I believe the driver of the car had actually gotten out of the car. If true, then this whole thing must have developped over a longer time period than just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,169
Posted By jbim
Riding in the rain

When I must ride in the rain, I usually reduce my speed by 10 to 20%. I do this for two reasons: 1. fear of reduced traction 2. reduced visibility due to all the water washing down the shield of my...
Forum: Face plant 04-11-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,710
Posted By jbim
I broke mine in November 08. After XMAS, I...

I broke mine in November 08. After XMAS, I started to work out in the gym. I also paddle a kayak for fitness. I didn't have surgery, just a sling. The pieces overlapped and that side is clearly...
Forum: Face plant 01-02-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,016
Posted By jbim
Don't have the pictures with me now but I'll try...

Don't have the pictures with me now but I'll try to post them later.

14 months ago I crashed and totalled my 2006 GS. It happened at 50 MPH. I was going thru a strech of grooved pavement in a...
Forum: Face plant 11-15-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,287
Posted By jbim
When I came back to riding five years ago after a...

When I came back to riding five years ago after a 25-year break, I decided I would only ride ABS-equipped bikes. In a panic stop, I think only the most proficient riders can modulate the brakes...
Forum: Face plant 11-14-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,287
Posted By jbim
I had a crash last year. I broke a collarbone...

I had a crash last year. I broke a collarbone and five ribs. My 'stich had just one small whole on one knee. The suit was cut up at the hospital just like yours. It was reimbursed by my insurance...
Forum: Face plant 08-20-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,640
Posted By jbim
Indeed. Being right or the other paty being at...

Indeed. Being right or the other paty being at fault does not guarantee you'll get out of a situation alive. However, we can't be blamed for not being able to imagine the mistakes millions of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2009, 05:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,963
Posted By jbim
I agree with you that eventually one has to speak...

I agree with you that eventually one has to speak with his wallet. Sometimes, it's the only way to make someone react. As GB said, be sure the dealer made your case strong enough. Maybe he's the one...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,303
Posted By jbim
I had that on my 06

I had that on my 06. I posted a question on this site about how to tighten the handguard last year. My problem was with the clutch side. I was lucky to be on a small country road when it happened....
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,764
Posted By jbim
Once, I was so tired, I stopped, put the side...

Once, I was so tired, I stopped, put the side stand down and just laid on my tank bag. I actually had a nap. I was waken up by a LEO in a police car going down the hiway. He was just checking on...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,916
Posted By jbim
1. You won't see your GF or BF now that you will...

1. You won't see your GF or BF now that you will be riding all the time

2. You will need tons of money for farkling

On a serious note, make sure you won't be deter by the higher COG. The HD...
Forum: Face plant 04-14-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By jbim
I know exactly how you feel

I went thru the same thing over the last six months. I went from 'I will stop' to 'I don't know' to 'I can't say never again'. Check out my post and I am sure many others.
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Forum: Equipment 04-10-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 896,665
Posted By jbim
I crashed my bike at 50 MPH, I was projected off...

I crashed my bike at 50 MPH, I was projected off the bike. I did braje a few bones but considering< i turned out OK. I guess that makes the gear I was riding the best equipment I ever bought:
...
Forum: Face plant 03-24-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,436
Posted By jbim
I had the narrow backpad. However, I do have a...

I had the narrow backpad. However, I do have a larger one that I wasn't wearing. Next time...

I was luckier than you. The ribs are OK. The colllarbone is fine as well although I will have a...
Forum: Face plant 03-22-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,436
Posted By jbim
Well. Spring is here. I took the R out...

Well. Spring is here. I took the R out yesterday. Didn't freak out. Didn't feel scared. I sure wouldn't want to dump again but I will keep the bike and ride it. I will take it slowly this year....
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 37,617
Posted By jbim
I crashed my Stich at 50 MPH last November. The...

I crashed my Stich at 50 MPH last November. The only damage was a whole in the right knee. I didn't have a single rash nor drop of blood. (I broke the collarbone and five ribs however). The suit...
Forum: Face plant 02-22-2009, 03:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,030
Posted By jbim
U r a tuff dude. I can't imagine how you...

U r a tuff dude.

I can't imagine how you did this. I had an accident in November. I broke the right collarbone and five ribs. I was taken to the hospital by ambulance. I sat in my lazyboy for...
Forum: Face plant 01-20-2009, 05:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,436
Posted By jbim
An update

I had my accident the day after Obama's election, as he gets ready to assume the presidency, I must say that my healing process as gone well, all things considered.

At the beginning, the pain was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,768
Posted By jbim
I went thru a similar process three years ago...

I went thru a similar process three years ago when I came back to riding. Took courses, read books, researched stats, etc. Based on my finding, I rationalize my risks as follows:

50% of...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2009, 04:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,005
Posted By jbim
I tried for months to get a pair of Vendramini...

I tried for months to get a pair of Vendramini from either a US or Canadian vendor. Couldn't. When I couldn't wait any longer, I bought TCX Infinity. Very happy with them. I had a crash and didn't...
Forum: Face plant 12-04-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,436
Posted By jbim
Thank you. Now I'm bracing myself for the...

Thank you. Now I'm bracing myself for the insurance premium hike. I'm assuming a one-vehicule accident assigns 100% fault to me.
Forum: Face plant 12-04-2008, 04:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,436
Posted By jbim
Thanks for the good words. The atom seems to be...

Thanks for the good words. The atom seems to be a blast but not practical enough. I suppose it's never the same after a spill. I will at least try to go back and see how it goes. Once I've done...
Forum: Face plant 12-03-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,436
Posted By jbim
My perspective has changed somewhat since the...

My perspective has changed somewhat since the accident. At the onset, I thought I would stop riding. Now I'm thinking that I should at least get back on my bike to see whether I will freak out. I f I...
Forum: Face plant 11-25-2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,966
Posted By jbim
I was recently in an accident that caused five...

I was recently in an accident that caused five broken ribs and a broken collarbone. I am 54 years old. Because of the broken ribs, I couldn't have a brace. I wear just a sling. I am in Canada. ...
Forum: Face plant 11-23-2008, 04:25 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,710
Posted By jbim
Back from the hospital again, apparently the...

Back from the hospital again, apparently the wisdom is age related. I asked the young doctor what he would recommend if I were either his son or father. For his son, surgery. For his father,...
Forum: Face plant 11-14-2008, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,620
Posted By jbim
I just had my own face plant with a similar...

I just had my own face plant with a similar result minus the punctured lung, i.e. a broken right collarbone and five broken rbs. I saw the bone DR after one week. I will see him again after two...
Forum: Face plant 11-13-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,436
Posted By jbim
I was rding my 2006 R1200GS. Hit something in a...

I was rding my 2006 R1200GS. Hit something in a cionstruction. Went down. Five broken ribs. One broken collarbone.
Forum: Face plant 11-10-2008, 05:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,436
Posted By jbim
Yes I did have the additional back protection. ...

Yes I did have the additional back protection. Mine is the 3-5 inches strip of padding and plastic that is the length of thepine. I also had the optional hip protection. Worked as intended and it...
Forum: Face plant 11-10-2008, 05:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,436
Posted By jbim
It's funny you should ask the question because...

It's funny you should ask the question because last year I asked myself that very question. Would I stop if I crashed. If the answer is to be yes then I should stop now knowing that it will happen...
Forum: Face plant 11-09-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,436
Posted By jbim
It is indeed a very difficult decision. If I...

It is indeed a very difficult decision. If I stop riding, it will be because of my wife and son. I still have the passion for the whole riding experience. I'm also very committed to safety. I buy...
Forum: Face plant 11-09-2008, 08:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,436
Posted By jbim
Dunno if u r serious. If u r, dunno yet whether...

Dunno if u r serious. If u r, dunno yet whether the bike will be deemed repairable or deemed totalled. The bike is in Toronto Canada. If you want to import this is a good time as the US$ is back...
Forum: Face plant 11-09-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,710
Posted By jbim
I didn't read all the posts but I am just back...

I didn't read all the posts but I am just back from the hospital after a get-off with a broken collarbone and five broken ribs. Apparently, the wisdom is that collarbone fractures are just left to...
Forum: Face plant 11-08-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,436
Posted By jbim
Indeed, I am French Canadian and didn't mean to...

Indeed, I am French Canadian and didn't mean to say I was surprised. I just meant I did a robust counter steer. I wasn't going fast, actually slower than traffic. however, i found the first patch...
Forum: Face plant 11-08-2008, 07:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,436
Posted By jbim
I don't know yet the extent of the damages. It...

I don't know yet the extent of the damages. It looked like it was mostly the right side. I am concerned about the frame and steering stop because the handlebars wiggled violently prior to the fall....
Forum: Face plant 11-08-2008, 07:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,436
Posted By jbim
Indeed. Only one visible sign of the accident is...

Indeed. Only one visible sign of the accident is a one inch diameter red, yellow, blue spot where the collarbone broke. absolutely, nothing else. also, no head issue. My friends say I am as crazy...
Forum: Face plant 11-08-2008, 07:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,436
Posted By jbim
I know dawn well that it won't. It is just a...

I know dawn well that it won't. It is just a band-aid. I had a Porsche Cayman S that I sold because it didn't add anything given that I was riding. I also had a honda S2000. this is as close as a car...
Forum: Face plant 11-08-2008, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By jbim
Indeed, it can and it does. I posted my own...

Indeed, it can and it does. I posted my own version just this week. Everything happens so quickly. A life can change in a fraction of a second. ATGATT for sure.

Be safe.
Forum: Face plant 11-07-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,436
Posted By jbim
wha great idea. the irony is that i was just...

wha great idea. the irony is that i was just back from a two-day rider training at BMW in SC. I had decided I would buy dirt bike. Unfortunately, I told my wife there was a 95 % chance I wouls...
Forum: Face plant 11-07-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,436
Posted By jbim
My version of living on the edge

I never thought I would ever have to do one of these posts. But here it is.

Wednesday 11/06 I am riding back from visiting my son in Quebec City. It's a nice Fall sunny day. I am now on the...
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