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Old 11-20-2012, 07:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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my beautiful america totalled - what next?

Had a bit of an 'off' coupla weeks back, doing bout 120kph, straight road and back wheel stepped out for no reason, well road was a little damp but seemed ok.. could'nt get it back and high sided and went somersulting down the road (and sliding and rolling). I eventually got to hospital and diagnosis, chip off head of humerous, fracture of neck humerous, and five ribs.. I really dont know how I survived at all.. My America did'nt, I actually never seen it as I never moved after crash and (have osteo porosis) thought they would pick me up in a bag.. They totalled the bike, which was expected, skidding down road on its side.. Now what to buy, bit restricted as have ducks disease (short legs).. Bit keen on Sprint GT but just gotta get past the 'boss' and she says no more,, anyway wish me luck, cheers
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Grumpy Mongrel - GrumpyGrampy here. Don't let being vertically challenged stop you from a Sprint. I have a 28 inch inseam and a 01 Sprint RS with a Soupys Performance lowering link and I am oh so close to flat footing. I also have a 06 Speedmaster. The bikes are like day and night and if I had to get rid of one of them it would be a toss up. The Sprint is just plain fun to ride but due to bad knees it is hard for me to ride more than 5 to 6 hours at a time. I use the Speedmaster for longer rides and running around, the Sprint likes the open roads and going quick. And as I said before, the Sprint is just plain, unadulterated fun, every time I take it out I just flat out feel good. By the way I am also a bit on the not young side, 66 This coming Saturday.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm glad you are alive to post GM! Get better soon! I'm going to move the thread to BHO - you'll get more answers.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Glad you survived. Heal fast!


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Old 11-20-2012, 04:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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chip off head of humerous, fracture of neck humerous, and five ribs.. I really dont know how I survived at all..

Crickey, you don't do things by halves Grumpy. Glad to hear your breathing (and typing), take care and concentrate on healing properly.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Glad you're okay.

I've never been in a crash that couldn't have been anticipated.

That unexplainable surprise stuff scares me bad.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That unexplainable surprise stuff scares me bad.

Nothing is for free Pocono. If you want the joy of two wheeled motion, you have to accept the dangers too. I came a gutsa on The Broadway in Sydney when I was younger. I was coasting at a fair clip when my pushie just started to swing around sideways. I could smell diesel. The I got to the edge of the slick and my tyres bit the bitumen and slammed me into the deck. I only lost some skin on my hip, but it was one of the few falls that sent me home from work. It was awkward, painful and took a fortnight for the wound to scab up.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Oh man, thanks for reminding me. I still sweat and feel my thigh muscles tighten up when I think back to my hydraulic oil experience on the Daytona. I agree with you. If you're suggesting that oil was the cause of grumpy's get off, that's a good explanation. It's a real, identifiable cause, not an unknown. Thanks.
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Grumpy I'm glad you're still with us after that get off....sounds ugly!

The bike can be replaced.....worry about the healing first.....then work on the other half when she has had time to calm down

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Old 11-20-2012, 09:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Glad you survived. Heal up and get a new bike and ride. Be a little safer this time around sir.
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