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Old 12-03-2012, 01:56 PM   #3286
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Hey all, just thought I'd give you a heads up that I had a little get off yesterday. Write up here. No riding for at least a couple weeks till I can get a replacement bike.


Same thing happened to me in '83 up in Vermont. You were lucky. I still have a plate in my right forearm to remember it by. Looks like a fair amount of kinetic energy. Good excuse to get yourself a Multistrada!

SO glad you weren't injured much. Good thing you were unconscious. Nice and relaxed when you hit the ground!
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:08 PM   #3287
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glad you are ok man
I had a teenager T-bone me off my bike once. I was ok without a lawyer, until her insurance company found out I did not have one. They prolonged the process until I had basically 'timed out' any additional help and sent me a check for sweet FA.
Make sure you are covered man. Not going to play the ATGATT card either, but my full face saved my life, and if I was smart enough to wear a jacket, I would have walked away without rash down both arms. Only had to learn that lesson once.
Good luck on the replacement bike. Shopping can be fun!!!
anything specific you are thinking about?
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:24 PM   #3288
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Hey all, just thought I'd give you a heads up that I had a little get off yesterday. Write up here. No riding for at least a couple weeks till I can get a replacement bike.
Wow.....those pics in your thread are crazy. Glad you made it out as well as you did. Good luck and heal well Charles. No worries about a bike....I am sure one will come along and you have the rest of your life to get another one.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:49 PM   #3289
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That sucks, but glad you're OK, Bikehigh; there are lessons there for all of us. Bikes can be fixed or replaced, us mushy things are harder to fix. I have a Li'l Thumper you can borrow to keep you out of trouble if you need it, it's feeling unloved at the moment.

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Old 12-03-2012, 04:40 PM   #3290
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Glad you are ok bikehigh. The bike can always be replaced at her insurance company's cost.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:05 PM   #3291
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Bikehigh, Sorry to hear about the accident and happy to hear your doing okay.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:12 PM   #3292
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Heal up quick Charles, it was time for a new bike anyway.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:22 PM   #3293
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+1 man...very glad you are ok.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:30 PM   #3294
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Heal up Charles. The bike can be replaced of course. Count your lucky stars that idiot didn't do permanent harm to you. Glad your ok.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:19 PM   #3295
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Youch! Glad you're okay, Bikehigh!
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:23 PM   #3296
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Hey all, just thought I'd give you a heads up that I had a little get off yesterday. Write up here. No riding for at least a couple weeks till I can get a replacement bike.
WOW!! SCARY!!
Good to see your up & about Charles. That looks too familiar. Was only a little over a year ago I had the same pics
Bikes can be replaced! US.............

Just a little heads up on a few things.
Get all the acesssories you can off your bike, before the Insurance Co. takes it.
Start scrounging up receipts for everything (gear, acess, & ETC)

Try & get a decent price for your bike, gear & access. Get the check, so you can buy another
Then hire a lawyer to take care of your medical, lost wages, & etc.

Also check out Post Concussion Syndrome
Some symptons don't show up for a few weeks.

Good Luck! Hope you have a speedy recovery!

If there's anything we can do? Just shout!
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:42 PM   #3297
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great advice. I remember that day Red. I was almost as scared as you I think. Almost
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:14 AM   #3298
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Welp, bikes set up to be stored for winter. First time I have winterized my bikes, in 20 years. Fresh oil, stabil in tanks, bikes cleaned up, and battery tender on( second one coming for SV1K..but that has a gel battery that will start bike after a year of sitting). Wife and baby will be first priority for next few months..at least.

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:20 AM   #3299
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Some idiot lady driver tried to run me over today too !

Looking right at me as I am making a left turn onto a side street (no stop sign) and she wants to make a left onto the street I am on (she does have a stop sign).
Almost met in the middle.



Then she has the nerve to look at me like I did something wrong.
I should have stopped and knocked on her window, that was how close she got to me.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:42 AM   #3300
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quick stories included!- this morning about 9:00 around the 80-280 split
Had a R-Tard look at me. He made eye contact with me. Then began to slowly move into my lane. there was no place to go in heavy Rt80 traffic. So I screamed and nailed the throttle to get his attention as the horn was not working. Well he swerved he WRX back into his own lane, and gave me the finger.
WTF?
That was only the second time I considered honestly kicking the assholes mirror off his car.

He looked at me. then almost ran me over. What are these assholes thinking?
Or the better question
Why are they NOT thinking?
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