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    Brrr YB in IN's Avatar
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    Whoops, how did that happen?

    So I was on my way home from school today, and I notice that it started to rain a little bit. "No big deal", I thought to myself. "I'll just have to slow down some and let it do it's thing." All this changed however when I went to stop at a stop sign. I was braking in a straight line and my back tire hit some oil or gas or something I don't know. Next thing I know, I'm airborne and I see my bike sliding it's way onto a rather busy street. I'm sure that those of you who have wrecked know that weird serenity that comes when you are in the middle of a crash. As I was going through the air the first thing that I thought was, "Hmmm now that's interesting isn't it?" After lying in the road for a short bit to make sure that I could feel everything, I noticed that there were like 10 people rushing in from all locations, most with cell phones in hand. One of them called the cops because a city officer showed up on the scene. Everyone was asking if I was alright to which I replied that I was. I then asked if someone could please turn my bike off that was still in the middle of the road running like the champ that it is. A rider who happened to be in a truck went over and hit the kill switch and then was also nice enough to pick my bike up and roll it out of the road. The cop asked for ID, and I told him rather curtly to "just hold in a second". So I got my helmet off and all that jazz, handed him my license and he again asked me if I was okay and if I needed a wrecker. I pointed at my helmet and said "I'm fine because I've got this thing on." The cop said that it was probably the best investment that anyone can make who rides a bike, to which I agreed. Long story short I hopped back on the bike and rode home. I landed right on my hip, which if I was an old dude would mean that I would have broken it, but I didn't. I've got a real nice bruise thats starting to form though. Other than that I'm in good shape. I bent my shifter lever and scraped off some fiberglass, but that'll be easy to fix. So know I'm at home and am applying cold alternately with hot and just taking it easy waiting for the painkillers to kick in. My grandpa suggested that maybe I should think about getting some training wheels.






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    Glad to hear you're OK! Thanks for sharing your cautionary tale.
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    YB, glad to hear you're okay. It's very easy to use too much rear brake on a K75S. Dropped mine in 1992...straight line stop and too much rear brake pressure = right side slide. Rarely ever use the rear brake now a days. And when I do, only very lightly. Have survived many panick stops since the '92 fall down without incident. Safe riding...

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    I'm Glad To Hear That You Are Okay....Thanks For Sharing....

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    Glad you're OK

    Glad you're not too hurt, and your bike is running. Sorry about the mostly cosmetic stuff on the bike, though. Any chance you were on one of those really slick white crossing markings they put on the street? They turn slick as ice when they're wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancogan
    Glad you're not too hurt, and your bike is running. Sorry about the mostly cosmetic stuff on the bike, though. Any chance you were on one of those really slick white crossing markings they put on the street? They turn slick as ice when they're wet.

    Have a
    Nope no markings or anything like. Just a freak thing that happened. I just got off the phone with a dealer, and they want 70 bucks for a new shift lever, and I can't just buy a lens, I have to buy the housing and everything for 30 bucks. Time to look at ebay.

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    Dude, thank god you are smart and keep ice-cold Jagermeister on hand at all times! Sorry to hear about the bike and the bruised hip, but you got right back on the horse like a true champ.
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    Hey Garth,
    Glad that all the parts are woking as they should! (But you WILL be sore tomorrow! )

    But, on behalf of me and the other old guys out here...I just can't agree with your statement:

    [QUOTE=YB in IN] I landed right on my hip, which if I was an old dude would mean that I would have broken it, but I didn't.

    Just because I broke my thumb taking mt rear drive off doesn't make it so all the time!

    Hang in there and take plenty of painkillers

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    dang......dang.....dang.
    baaad that you dumped.
    real good that you are good.
    good that bike is relatively okay.
    see- the real good and the good outweigh the bad.
    sorry to learn of your whoops operamano.
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    You gotta big bruise comin...

    .... but thank God you're alright.

    Thanks for the tale. I hope your scooter's ok.

    FWIW, keep some Stoly in the freezer just in case the Jager warms up after being pasted to your butt.

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    Happy to jump on the "Good to hear you are ok" bandwagon. Just goes to show it can happen at any time, eh?

    Smart thinking, the Jager. I think a round bottle wouldn't give you the surface area you need to keep the bruise down.

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    Glad you are okay.

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    Dang, Garth! Glad you're OK and emerged with bike, body and sense of humor intact.



    Try some Woodford's Reserve over ice as needed for pain relief.
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