|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|06-08-2014 06:42 PM|
|EatDirtFartDust||He thinks the clutch lever is too short, but I think I'll disagree. I always squeeze the clutch with pointer-middle only anyway|
|06-06-2014 08:14 PM|
|06-06-2014 07:36 PM|
My little brother is test riding it this week.
He was worried that the front end felt weird...
It just had a low tire.
So far, so good.
|06-06-2014 01:39 PM|
Glad you're doing well.
Is the frame all right?
|06-06-2014 09:14 AM|
|TheBeeDeeGee||Glad to see you came out OK man. Chicks dig scars!|
|06-06-2014 04:09 AM|
The new zipper
A better look at the frame slider that saved my bike and leg:
And got the controls and headlight on, it's rideable:
Replacing the rear cowl
Sending the headlight ring, front wheel, stator cover, exhaust shield, and grab handle to get re-powdercoated.
Replace rear tire.
|05-28-2014 12:58 PM|
Originally Posted by HeliMech View Post
|05-24-2014 01:18 PM|
Originally Posted by Sniper View Post
Originally Posted by HeliMech View Post
|05-24-2014 12:55 PM|
|g00gl3it||Wrong arm, lol.... Now you gotta do the other one!|
|05-24-2014 12:30 PM|
Too soon .....
|05-24-2014 02:39 AM|
Are you missing work because of the broken arm? If so, that probably hurts worse than the bone. Looks like a clean break, and they got it good and straight. Will the screws and plate have to come back out, or will it stay. When the cast comes off, work that wrist a lot. If you don't, you'll loose some movement.
Is the bike insured? What are you up to in repairs.
Man, that was bad timing, that temporary sign fixture thing. Could have been a whole lot worse. I don't commute, or ride "big" roads on the bike. Vastly out gunned.
|05-23-2014 10:05 PM|
Originally Posted by oldman View Post
I feel a lot better. My arm is just itchy, for the most part.
|05-23-2014 05:17 PM|
|oldman||eatdirt, Hey man I been busy and havn't been on here in a few days. Just now seen your bad news on here.. I'm sorry about your injuries and your bike damage. Get well soon ! lew|
|05-23-2014 02:09 PM|
|05-23-2014 12:59 PM|
One silver lining:
Since I have to replace my tail section, I can cut a piece off and use it as a swatch for when I shop for gear and accessories.
This green is so hard to match up.
|05-21-2014 05:30 PM|
The money shot!
Got a box full of parts (and new gloves), just need two arms to put them on.
I'll be in a splint for another 3 weeks. Then we'll see how it's healing.
|05-17-2014 06:57 PM|
|mx463||I'm with the others on here...when I saw the pic it was like WTF is that and what is it doing there! Hope the arm heals up okay and I know you'll have the bike repaired and ready in no time...|
|05-16-2014 06:51 AM|
|hooligan919||Damn, that sucks. I hope your arm heals fast.|
|05-14-2014 12:21 PM|
Originally Posted by robtharalson View Post
My mistake was watching the car in front of me, and not watching the car in front of HIM.
Two cars up stopped dead, for a reason I'm not aware of. The guy in front of me had enough rubber touching the road that he could stop in just enough time. I did not.
When I realized I couldn't stop in time, I swerved to the left in hopes of stopping between the car and the mini-shoulder. But my over-use of the rear brake and gravel collection on the shoulder made for a squirrelly tail. Which is how I clipped the back of his car before bouncing into the divider wall.
|05-14-2014 10:00 AM|
Well, at least the worst is over! All you need to do now is wait for 5 to 6 weeks for the majority of the healing to complete. While that is going on remember to exercise the other arm regularly -- for some reason I have never heard a satisfactory explanation for it will benefit the injured side as well. As soon as the post op swelling abates start doing mild isometrics as well: it will promote greater circulation and the less muscle mass you lose to atrophy during the healing process the quicker fulll recovery will be.
In the meantime you can collect the necessary parts to get the 9er back in shape.
One question I haven't read -- what was the actual cause of the accident? Rear ending another vehicle is usually blamed on the operator of the approaching vehicle unless the other vehicle did something like unpredictably swerve into your lane or suddenly brake for no obvious reason.
Enjoy your time off from work.
|05-14-2014 06:36 AM|
I had a rotor cuff shoulder surgey years ago ... no fun at all. Haha.
|05-14-2014 04:58 AM|
|EatDirtFartDust||The feeling came back in my arm a couple hours ago... I really wish it hadn't.|
|05-13-2014 10:47 PM|
|That One Guy||
Glad to hear you will be OK. Hang in there and speedy recovery!
|05-13-2014 11:46 AM|
|robroten||Great news! Glad you're over that hump. I know EXACTLY what you mean about the paralysis from the nerve blocker. Freaky... But yes, that will pass... Hope you continue to improve!|
|05-13-2014 11:45 AM|
I feel ok, other than a moderate head ache.
My arm and hand is completely paralyzed from the nerve blocker treatment. No feeling, no response from trying to move it. It feels so weird.
|05-12-2014 02:43 PM|
Find something in their contract about safety rules, etc. and you've got a winner.
Get a lawyer, asap. If anything, you'll get enough funds to buy your next bike outright.
|05-12-2014 01:24 PM|
Hopefully can coordinate the recovery time with the bike repair and still enjoy some riding this summer!
|05-12-2014 12:26 PM|
Thanks for the well-wishes.
That thing is made to hold temporary signs, such as for lane closures and such.
Why they leave them up when not in use is beyond me.
Surgery is tomorrow morning.
|05-12-2014 09:02 AM|
Sorry to hear about your accident man. I hope you are doing well and that you will heal quickly.
|05-12-2014 08:24 AM|
|05-12-2014 07:44 AM|
Better, stronger, faster. You'll get better too
Glad you're not worse than you are. That thing on the barrier could have caused a lot more damage to you than it did.
|05-12-2014 07:22 AM|
|HeliMech||Man that sucks! The bike looks to have come out of it much better then your arm .... hope you heal up quick.|
|05-10-2014 10:36 PM|
|spyke1019||Well at least you had the proper gear for you and the bike. This would have been a lot worse if you hadn't. Glad you are ok.|
|05-10-2014 09:50 PM|
From the sounds of your wreck, I thought your bike was going to be a lot worse than it was. You may not have gotten off easy, but I think you're bike faired better than you did!
Hope you heal up fast man, sucks this happens at the beginning of summer :-(
|05-10-2014 09:31 PM|
|Wolf||Glad you're okay. That's a rough looking X-ray. At lease your bike made it through alright.|
|05-10-2014 09:27 PM|
|05-10-2014 08:08 PM|
OUCH! Here's to a speedy mend - both you and the bike.
This is one hell of an apparatus to be hanging out there. You might have a claim against the highway dept or somebody for leaving it there.
|05-10-2014 07:58 PM|
sorry to see and hear these bad news...
at least the bike looks ok,,,
use your right arm to gas n break , try to engage without clutch, u will be fine for a while without the left one:-))))))
just trying to cheer you up buddy!!
stay strong and get well soon!
|05-10-2014 07:30 PM|
All things considered it could've been a LOT uglier, happy it wasn't
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|05-10-2014 07:26 PM|
OUCH! That xray makes me cringe!
Glad you're otherwise ok. Sounds like it could of been much worse.
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