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k*wdude636 said: given you. I mean bad ankle sprains, broken arms, rash..... I've had 3 wrecks in the past that landed me in the hospital. One was nasty road rash that took all the skin off my outer left arm and whole left side of my leg. Newbie with no gear. Then a broken jaw rolling endo's in a mall parking lot, and the getting nasty slap at 100 coming down off a wheelie on the 636 and going down hard. I sprained both ankles worse than brakes I was told. Took weeks to walk again. Just wondering out there. We love this sport and know the consequences. The reason I'm starting this is because I know many don't ride with proper gear EVERYTIME they ride. It is vital to keep us safe. I'm getting a new Dainese suit prolly next week when I get paid. Safety counts and medical bills suck!!! I haven't had a wreck though in 3 years since my bad one on the 636. Knock on wood of course. Well this is my first season just tracking too, so you never know...:eyecrazy:
k*wdude636 said: Also who's gotten nasty sprains or broken ankles and how have they healed up. My ankles have never been the same since I sprained them. My good friend last year broke his on his cbr 1000rr 07 and had a metal piece with 5 screws added to his hardware collection. Just wondering....I think I'd rather brake an arm than get another sprained ankle!
c*cil_kawi said: Also who's gotten nasty sprains or broken ankles and how have they healed up. My ankles have never been the same since I sprained them. My good friend last year broke his on his cbr 1000rr 07 and had a metal piece with 5 screws added to his hardware collection. Just wondering....I think I'd rather brake an arm than get another sprained ankle! I cased a huge triple on my quad about 3 or 4 years ago. Even though I had riding boots on, which offer pretty good support, I still got a really nasty ankle sprain. About a year later, after I thought it had fully healed, I kept getting really bad cramping in my right calf and pain in my right knee when I would run. I went to a massage therapist to have my calf worked out before a triathlon, and she said the problem was coming from my ankle. She worked on the ankle and the calf and knee problems went away too. You might want to try a massage therapist or physical therapy... It sure worked great for me
r*ssell said: that's why when i first bought my bike i got gloves, helmet and jacket. now i always ride with my boots because ankles are way too vulnerable on a motorcycle to leave them so exposed. i've been riding since august 2007 and i haven't gone down... i try to keep the rubber side down.
c*cil_kawi said: that's why when i first bought my bike i got gloves, helmet and jacket. now i always ride with my boots because ankles are way too vulnerable on a motorcycle to leave them so exposed. i've been riding since august 2007 and i haven't gone down... i try to keep the rubber side down. You better find some wood and knock on it right quick. There are 2 types of riders... The type that have been down, and the type that are goin down. It's inevitible that you'll crash eventually, even if it's just a low speed f-up
r*ssell said: You better find some wood and knock on it right quick. There are 2 types of riders... The type that have been down, and the type that are goin down. It's inevitible that you'll crash eventually, even if it's just a low speed f-up yea i know, trust me. i didn't mean to sound arrogant when i said i haven't gone down. i was trying to say i've gotten lucky. you dress for the fall not for the ride, which is why i gear up everytime i ride, even if it's just around the block.
k*wdude636 said: 130mph wheelies and benders all day long, man the track is going to be fun this year. Good riding statistics except I've been riding sportbikes for a decade vs. your two years. I also have logged 20xxx miles plus the last 4 seasons in a row.......80000 brutal miles guy!!!
dr*ck41 said: never fucked myself up on a street bike. but i have had plenty of wrecks on dirtbikes and quads
n*njafan2 said: Broke my thumb and had road rash last summer for being stupid. Miss work for 3 months no medical insurance on top of that and 750 bill that I have to pay for still
Q*ick10 said: I've gone down twice but never (knock on wood) been hurt to the point of needidng to go to the hospital.
Ch*sen_1 said: Went down last week for the first time on a street bike, low sided on a turn I could do in my sleep....All my fault though, road was wayyyyyyyyy too cold for my tires to grip, Champs frame sliders saved me some serious damage (shout out to Champ) and my vortex pegs saved everything else, jus need a new tail light....aside from the point I was geared up and suffered some rash on my knee.....Went to the emerge jus for precautionary reasons, my girl made me, I was lucky, the road I went down on was busy all day, and when I went down not a car in sight, wasn't my time to go it appears.....Ride safe everybody p.s. the weird part about going down is, I know the limits of my tires and not scared of crashing anymore, here I come track days:mrgreen:
r*nnulph said: When I was 18 I got rear ended by a grand torino. I was on a rebel 450, car hit me, ejected me straight up, I went over the hood and then the rest of the car. I saw sky, asphalt, sky, asphalt, sky asphalt, and woke up in someone's yard. Got up with a ankle sprang, ripped leather jacket and missing a back pocket on my levis.
Sp*zOnaZX said: ...about 9 street crashes and two track crashes... to include being hit by two cars and a pretty fast highside. No hospital worthy injuries to date. I wear all sorts of good gear and fall like a ninja. ;)
s*m_b03 said: As far as ankle sprains go, I sprained both ankles my senior year of high school playing full contact 21(basketball) on seperate occations. My coach said it can take up to 7 years to fully recover form a sprain because ankl;es are always being used. I ahve gone down twice at very low speeds. Once pulling out of working parking lot less then 10mph (low side). It still shot me about 6ft on my back and left about a 2in patch of paint off my helmet. The second was pulling in to my friends drive way. Lesson leanrned don't use toomuch front brake in a pot hole full of gravel. The wheel cocked and over I went. Just scuffed my glove on that one.
jbl*ze said: 0 times from a sportsbike, 1 time on a pocketbike! hahah that thing came from under my and drug me for like 3 feet, serious road rash on my forearms.
*r10r said: Two broken ankles, both left side. They never give me any problem except for the fact that my left foot is now larger than my right. No big deal as long as when your buying shoes you try on the left one first.
k*wdude636 said: Nobody likes to crash...Its experience and its lessons learned (hopefully) make you a better rider. This last season was a smoothe one. The only close call was some esses about 10miles from my home where I hit a truck load of sand in the outer of my lane on the last (turn 3) of my exit. I was going 110 in 2nd gear. A Silverado in the oncoming lane was coming. I hit the sand and had heavy ossicilation throughtout the whole bike making me run wide almost hitting the truck head on which would have been a catastrophe. I was lucky on that one and am growing massively tired of street riding. I'm advancing on to track primarily since there are two tracks close to my house. Gingerman and Grattan raceways. Both awesome tracks and cheap to run weekly. I'm tired of the bullshit variables riders hate that the street creates and hope to make their occurances less often. Crashing is just a part of life, the less obviously the better.