CRJonBeez
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Motorcycle Accidents

Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:30 am

anybody else been in one? i've been riding dirt bikes for about 6 years, street bikes for about 3. sunday night i came to a turn and was leaning pretty well, when the rear tire caught sand and kicked me over to the side. i attempted to straighten myself out, but in the process, hit another patch of sand and lost the bike. i have frame sliders, but unfortunately, the side that dropped snapped off, so i messed up the fairing. my shoulder hurts pretty bad, but i didn't do anything horrible. other than that, i'm alright. let's hear a few stories so i don't feel like i'm the only one that made a rookie mistake as a veteran rider!

Lesson:

WEAR YOUR HELMET AND JACKET!!! THEY WILL SAVE YOUR BUTT SOONER OR LATER
 
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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:39 am

My mom was an ER nurse, and said that after the things she saw in there, she never rode a cycle again. Just wear the damn helmet.

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2H4
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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:45 am




I've been riding for two years, and luckily have never been involved an any kind of accident (despite riding through torrential downpours with lightning and hail).

A friend of mine used to race, and described an accident he had...he was doing about 90 through a sweeper, caught a pipe, or peg, or something, and layed it down. He simply slid around on his leathers, without any injuries whatsoever....until he stood up. Apparently, after you've been doing 90-160mph, 20-30mph looks like you're standing still....so he tried to stand up while still sliding along at that speed, and ended up spraining an ankle.

Lesson: Wait until you come to a complete stop before standing up!

What do you ride, Crj?



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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:53 am

I had the front brake lock up on me while approaching an intersection. I didn't go over the handle bars but instead went down with the bike, landing first on my right shoulder with the momentum causing my head to smack the pavement.

By the grace of God, no bones were broken (or worse). My only injuries were a cut above my eyebrow from my eyeprotection, one nasty looking blackeye that lasted a week and a half, and a stiff shoulder.

The bike was not harmed at all, aside from a few scratches. I actually rode the thing home!
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CRJonBeez
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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:41 pm

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 2):
What do you ride, Crj?

2001 Kawasaki ZX6R in all Lightning Blue
 
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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:02 pm

One of my flight instructors this summer had a motorcyle accident a few years back that shattered one of his legs. He had all sorts of pins and metal parts inserted in his leg. Had to fight tooth and nail to get his medical certification back from CAMI though.

If you met him today you would swear nothing had happened, he doesn't even limp. But I guess it is by virtue of his youth that he had such a speedy recovery.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I've heard winter is a terrible time for people with surgical metal parts because of the extreme temperature changes i.e. from a heated office to the below freezing outdoors. I think the temperature changes cause expansions and contractions in the metal that induce some pain. Though I'm sure the medical community choose metal implants which have favorable anti-rejection properties as well as an low thermal expansivity coefficients.
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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:49 pm

Quoting Crjonbeez (Reply 4):
2001 Kawasaki ZX6R in all Lightning Blue




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KiwiNanday
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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:52 pm

So, um, what do you think will happen to this guy if he crashes?
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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:55 pm

When I was in high school I owned a Kawasaki Ninja 600R. I had been riding for a couple of years when one night I got hit by a truck. The police report indicated that my speed was 45, and the guy who pulled out in front of me was doing about 15 in the opposite direction. I swerved out as far as I could w/o hitting the curb when his bumper hit just behind my left leg. The bike top-sided, I let go and basically slid. I remember seeing the bike flip up in the air in front of me. The SOB in the truck took off. I'm willing to bet that the guy was drunk. Anyway, considering how bad the accident was, I was relatively OK. I get the feeling that divine intervention had something to do with me not becoming pavement pizza that night.
 
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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:10 pm


Helmet Rules  Smile
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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:35 pm

Quoting KiwiNanday (Reply 7):
So, um, what do you think will happen to this guy if he crashes?

Simple.

BUZZZZZZZZZ...*splat*
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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:01 pm

I ride small town motorbikes (Scooter / Roller or whatever you want to call it). I was hit by some moron in a car that came out of a side street.

The timing was right though, because he hit me just behind where my right foot was laid, full into the exhaust pipe. The bike and I slid across the street (hopefully, no one was coming in the opposite direction, thank god) and my bike crushed into the sidewalk, and I came to a stop a bit before that... I had nothing, except a few sratches. In a worse scenario, I could've had my foot crushed, and landed under a car coming the opposite direction...

The guy actually took about 1 minute to come out of his car. Why, I don't know. I got to him before he got to me... I felt like he was drunk but I was too schocked to start complaining. We arranged that without the need of the police and he had to pay for all my damage (my jacket, helmet, and bike, over 1200€ in all). Never happened again since! touch wood!
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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:47 pm

Quoting KiwiNanday (Reply 7):
So, um, what do you think will happen to this guy if he crashes?

He'll probably look better than in the photo.
 
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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:51 pm

"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
 
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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:52 pm

Quoting KiwiNanday (Reply 7):
So, um, what do you think will happen to this guy if he crashes?

I have heard of ' cow catchers', but never bug suckers!!!

I laid down my Honda CB400A after comming over a blind bridge too fast and a car pulled out in front of me. Broke my right collarboane  Sad but I didn't hit the car or anything that would sue me Big grin
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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:59 pm

I have only ever ridden a motorbike once, and yeap, I fell off! embarrassed  Under the circumstances it's not surprising, I was at a BBQ and my Cousin who is a pro motorcross rider got out one of these mini-motorcross bikes. Not too wise, we had all had a few cans to drink, its was pith dark in the middle of no-where and we were using a rough dirt track, I managed ok till I rode into a big pot hole and came off the back of it, making a fair mess of my knees.

I'm going to stick with my peddle bike, so far done well over 400 miles with only one minor accident; I was coming down a steep hill very fast towards a junction, up ahead is a really fit girl, naturally I spent too long looking her way and not at my turn which I overshot, tried to make anyway and ended up going sideways on gravel and as the wheels shot out from under me I landed in a heap banghead  Fortunately nothing but pride dented bigthumbsup 

Safe riding,

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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Fri Sep 02, 2005 2:00 pm

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 6):
Quoting Crjonbeez (Reply 4):
2001 Kawasaki ZX6R in all Lightning Blue





don't you worry! the new parts have already been ordered and i've taken care of everything i can...it's unfortunate i couldn't have spent that money on something else, but accidents happen! i like the all blue because nobody ever sees it w/o green, or at the least, stripes all over it. all blue is damn hard to come by w/o searching online! people commonly mistake it for a ZX12 because of the paint job and lack of ZX6R graphics.

the company that makes my frame sliders, Pro Tek, has agreed to reimburse me for the frame sliders and the cost of the tap & dye (sic) to get the broken bolt out of my frame, so i'm pretty happy about saving a few dollars there!
 
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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:31 pm

I rode motorsickles for years, fell off 6 times and only once actually hurt myself, the worst 2 wheel accident i ever had was on my bicycle when i was 6 and I decided to see how quick i could stop if i put my feet into the front spokes....d'oh!!!!

Now i bet you feel less of a dork after that!!
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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:38 pm

Always remember: Donorcycles have two wheels and one should endeavor to keep them both on the pavement at all times. I saw a young "lady" who had attempted some stunt or another on a busy street. The guys in the body car had to pick parts of her out from under the truck she whacked.

Survival of the fittest, I suppose.
 
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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:54 pm

My friend came off his Motorbike just before Christmas in 1996. He was riding way too fast down some country lanes. It was night time and he didn't see a small humpback bridge ahead of him. He went over it, made like a 744 and then landed in a ditch where he broke his back.

He was found 8 hours later near death. He is now a paraplegic. Bikes royally suck.
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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:30 pm




Quoting IAH777 (Reply 18):
Survival of the fittest, I suppose



No. Survival of the disciplined. Like Honda says:







Quoting Myt332 (Reply 19):
Bikes royally suck.



I'm sorry about your friend, but as is the case in many aircraft accidents, the bike did exactly what it was told. You said it yourself...he was riding way too fast. Certainly not the bike's fault.



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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Sat Sep 03, 2005 12:38 am

I'll stick my £0.02 worth in here I think. As i've said in posts before, I've had my fair share of motorcycling accidents but there is one in particular that sticks in my mind.

As many of you know, I do a lot of instructing in racing cars and on bikes.

At the beginning of march I had been asked at the last minute to run one of the track-day safety courses for bikers at my local race-track as the guy who was supposed to be doing it had come off his R1 and wasn't fit to ride.

All was going well until about two hours into the morning session, we had done the briefing and done all the introductions and it was time for me to go out and assess the track conditions and set the target lap time before we let the customers out on their own bikes to have a bit of a practice.

So off I went, collected the keys to our shiny new GSXR-1000 K5, and promptly pulled a near vertical wheelie all the way down the pit lane, it my usual show-boating style.  Smile

However, as I came out the third turn and started winding the power on, the bike started to slide and before I knew it I was sliding along the track, at this point I thought I was going to get away with it but suddenly the tires got grip and I high sided the bike, sending me and the bike 25ft into the air.

I landed flat on my back, and as my head hit the ground the force was so great that it split my helmet. I couldn't move my legs (or anything for that matter) and I was severely winded. It took about 5 or 6 minutes for the paramedics to get to me, and they promptly strapped me to a spinal board and carted me off to hospital.

Luckily I was absolutely fine apart from lots of bruising, but it was a scary thought lying on a spinal board and being carted off to hospital with a suspected broken back.

It was especially embarrassing since I'd spent two hours lecturing all these guys about how there was no excuse for anyone to crash on a trackday and that all it takes is a bit of common sense to be safe.

I got discharged from hospital the following afternoon and went back to the track to see how the guys were getting on under instructor number 3, and as I painfully hobbled through the door I was greeted by jeering and laughter!

That'll teach me to try and show-boat!

Regards,
Gordon.
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MYT332
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RE: Motorcycle Accidents

Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:09 am

Christ Gordon you fool! Glad you're ok, that sounds scary as hell. It does serve you right though!  Wink

Nah only joking, it doesn't at all. Maybe you should cut down on the caffeine though.

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 20):
You said it yourself...he was riding way too fast. Certainly not the bike's fault

Oh no, I know that. It was totally his fault. I feel sorry for the guy though, one small mistake and that's his life ruined, as was nearly the case with Gordon.
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