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Old 05-18-2010, 06:16 AM   #16
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Nope my stupidity wife beater shirt only no helment and the wife is pissed
This being the case, you made out pretty good. Hopefully it was just a quick test trip up the road and back that went horribly wrong.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:29 AM   #17
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This being the case, you made out pretty good. Hopefully it was just a quick test trip up the road and back that went horribly wrong.
Once you leave the driveway the lid should be on!

Just sayin'

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Old 05-20-2010, 08:55 AM   #18
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Well guess you can't call me "crash" anymore. But seriously I won't rave about your lack of gear, you've gotten enough from everyone else, and I'm sure your war wounds remind you daily.

Just thankful it wasn't worse, hope you heal well and fast, and get riding!!!!
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:27 AM   #19
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Once you leave the driveway the lid should be on!

Just sayin'

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The very day I got my new bike about 5 weeks ago... I was in my dad's driveway showing it to him. He has a motorcycle lisense, but has not been on a bike since about 1982.... He asked if he could ride the KLR650 down his 400 foot driveway, it is level, flat, wide enough to do a U-turn ina car on, and smoth blacktop. He went out to the far end of the driveway and turned a 180 U-turn and came back to about 20 feet from my position and stopped. When he stopped he leaned the bike a bit over like he would do to a dirt bike... but the 450 lb KLR surprised him! Leaning a KLR (or any top heavy object of greater weight than your body) over can get out of hand pretty fast, especially if your not used to the reaction of the weight against you. He went down on the blacktop, smacked the side of his skull on the blacktop and had one hell of a goose egg.

Just saying... an accident can happen at any time.
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:23 PM   #20
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Well guess you can't call me "crash" anymore. But seriously I won't rave about your lack of gear, you've gotten enough from everyone else, and I'm sure your war wounds remind you daily.

Just thankful it wasn't worse, hope you heal well and fast, and get riding!!!!
Yeah but at least I did not have any witnesses
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:32 PM   #21
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Yeah but at least I did not have any witnesses
No witnesses? Dude, you just posted your injuries all over this forum...WTF....lucky your wife isn't feeding you thru a straw and having to wipe your ass for the rest of your life. Nuff said. Heal quick and wear all the gear and a helmet.
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:33 PM   #22
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Eek

You're lucky it wasn't worse.
A few weeks back I had to bandage up two riders who hit eachother. There is a rider out there with ground down kneecaps.....
The other rider was total ATGATT and still needed a few stitches, but was still better of than the kneecap dude...
I hope I never have to play EMT again...
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:43 AM   #23
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Hey that will buff out ok!!!

Just try to do it with a belt sander. Sounds about right as riding with no gear.



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Old 06-14-2010, 07:46 AM   #24
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ATGATT or DNNGAT


Don't Need No Gear Any Time DNNGAT

We can only preach so much about wearing gear. Experienced riders know that no matter how good you are or think you are you can go down and be hurt.

If you wear your gear your friends will say "Hey did you get new gear" after an accident. If you don't wear gear it's: "when you getting out of the hospital" "why you walking funny" "when are you going riding again?" "Man that must have hurt" "Why didn't you wear a helmet" "that puss is all over your shirt"

This was your first lesson. Hopefully you will retain the knowledge.
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:06 AM   #25
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This was your first lesson. Hopefully you will retain the knowledge.
He posted in my face plant thread that thanks to another ADVer, he now has a textile suit.

My (now destroyed) leathers are a testament to why we wear gear. I went down around 60mph and had not really a scratch on me. I broke a collar bone and dislocated a thumb, but the bike and I slid approximately 100 feet, then I slid about another 60 feet beyond the bike. There is a hole in the leathers and I tumbled some too. My helmet sustained damage on all sides, front, back, sides and top. Other than a few bruises and my two very reasonable injuries...I was intact. Gear is a good thing. I think the OP appreciates that now.
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Old 06-16-2010, 01:24 AM   #26
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Nope my stupidity wife beater shirt only no helment and the wife is pissed

It seems like I see people dressed like that every day around here, and every time I do I get an image in my head that looks vaguely similar to your damage pics (but with more blood).

Congrats on not dieing.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:42 AM   #27
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He posted in my face plant thread that thanks to another ADVer, he now has a textile suit.

My (now destroyed) leathers are a testament to why we wear gear. I went down around 60mph and had not really a scratch on me. I broke a collar bone and dislocated a thumb, but the bike and I slid approximately 100 feet, then I slid about another 60 feet beyond the bike. There is a hole in the leathers and I tumbled some too. My helmet sustained damage on all sides, front, back, sides and top. Other than a few bruises and my two very reasonable injuries...I was intact. Gear is a good thing. I think the OP appreciates that now.
I split my shin open by smacking it on the BMW crash bar in a spill. The ER doctor used to work near a motorcycle race track. She said leathers were great and offered the best protection.

Do you wear your leathers in the summer? I wonder if the perforated ones are cool enough in the summer.

Try taking your damaged helmet apart for fun. I did with an old Shoei X11 then I smashed the heck out of it on the ground. The shell is really tough.
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:04 AM   #28
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Do you wear your leathers in the summer? I wonder if the perforated ones are cool enough in the summer.
I do wear leathers in the summer with wicking compression cool max gear underneath. That makes all the difference in the world.

As far as my helmet. If Scorpion USA doesn't want to look at it, then our local MSF wants it and I'll give it to them.
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:35 AM   #29
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"Hey y'all watch this" comes to mind. You deserve a kudos for posting it here and standing up to the scoldings........................you big dummy. Glad you're alright.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:37 AM   #30
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"Hey y'all watch this" comes to mind. You deserve a kudos for posting it here and standing up to the scoldings........................you big dummy. Glad you're alright.
My thoughts exactly :)
Big balls to post it - I'd probably keep it to myself to avoid the abuse here.
Cojones (which you have) balanced with a bit of prefrontal cortex (you have that too, waiting for deployment)= a guy that lives fast and lives.

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