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    Im ok, for the most part. Fractured my clavicle in my left collarbone/shoulder. lady in front of me slammed on her brakes (in a prius none the less) and i jammed mine, ended up somehow tank slappin a little bit (which i thought was impossible with our dampeners), and the last thing i remember was thinking "i just low sided off my bike" and rolling across the pavement according to my friend riding with me about 9 times. i was doing about 30mph.

    my icon accelerant jacket took a lickin and is done for, both shoulder pads are worn through good, rash on the back of it, tore the zipper off the left wrist. my shoei didnt escape unscathed, scratched the hell out of the visor and put a good impact mark on the right temple. i was wearing icon riding jeans that faired out ok except for a couple holes below the left knee. oddly enough i got a burn on my right knee and a scrape on my right shin. my gloves are rashed on the knuckles (dainese, exziles sp?). and my boots are fine (alpinestar smx5s).

    the bike......massive rash and a hole in the left lower fairing. rash on the front right of the nose and over the headlight, left side exhaust can is rashed on the corner. clutch lever broke off, and the shifter peg broke off.

    apparently my bike slid into the car in front of me (the prius) and she has been harassing me about paying up the $1089 she got quoted to fix her rear bumper. so i reported to insurance, ill let them deal with it. i am tripping about the medical bills i just incurred. $1500 for the firemen to look at me and not do anything, ambulance ride, er room, xrays and any future therapy i might need.

    my only gleam of positive light here is that a restaurant that i rolled in front of (literally) says they saw her jam on the brakes unprovoked and would write a statement to police if necessary. im hoping to go after her to pay for all this as i have bike insurance (liability and comp) but no health insurance.

    keep your fingers crossed so i can join you all again. if not there may be a part out thread

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    ^ even police and insurance dont understand THAT A BIKE CANT STOP SAFELY AS SHORT AS A CAR. anyone who says otherwise is wrong, go ahead and try it, the car will stop shorter and with no skill required. they always wanna say "you were too close"

    sorry to hear this man, i just wreked and shattered my foot last week. Hope they pay, and you heal well.

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    • #3
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      Glad you are somewhat ok Hope you heal fast and can fix your bike...
      Originally posted by evl tvn
      I'm on top of Pete, no worries
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      • #4
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        oooooh that sucks baaaaad. 99% of rear-enders are at fault. Statistical reality. Even if the "culprit" slammed on their brakes. Otherwise, I do hope you heal pronto. Best of luck.
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        "Use the present, create the future" -Pablo.

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        • #5
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          Sorry to hear the bad news. Best wishes on the healing and bike.

          A lot of people don't understand that after an accident (car/bike), that the biker is usually out 3 times more money than the auto owner, if not more. And they pitch a fit over a scratch on their bumper, whereas our bikes get close to totaled or more, plus our personal damages and gear. Burns me up a bit.

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          • #6
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            sorry to hear that, on the bright side it could've been alot worse for ya huh. In the UK I've known 2 people to get away with rear enders like yours (1 at fault the other was too close) and they both said they had sneezing fits believe it or not. Dunno wether that any good to ya.

            Hope you and your bike are on the mend soon.

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            • #7
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              Save the shift pedal, I can fix it, and I have the OEM pedal in stock, PM me when you are healed and we'll get you back on the road.

              Clutch lever too, but I have to check my inventory.

              sorry to hear about a crack up... crap happens. Sometimes just have to deal with it and get back on the road.


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              • #8
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                Glad you're alright.

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                • #9
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                  Heal up quick. Don't miss the rest of the summer!!




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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by smonkbmw View Post
                    Im ok, for the most part. Fractured my clavicle in my left collarbone/shoulder.
                    Sorry to hear, but glad that was the expent of your injury. Hope you heal well and quick.

                    Originally posted by smonkbmw View Post
                    my only gleam of positive light here is that a restaurant that i rolled in front of (literally) says they saw her jam on the brakes unprovoked and would write a statement to police if necessary. im hoping to go after her to pay for all this as i have bike insurance (liability and comp) but no health insurance.
                    It would be gratifying to see her nailed on some sort of assault charges.
                    You do not talk about Fight Club....

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                    • #11
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                      Did you have any type of crash sliders?

                      Good luck with the bones.
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                      • #12
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                        sorry to hear this ! heal up fast !!

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by fIshaRneKed View Post
                          ^ even police and insurance dont understand THAT A BIKE CANT STOP SAFELY AS SHORT AS A CAR. anyone who says otherwise is wrong, go ahead and try it, the car will stop shorter and with no skill required. they always wanna say "you were too close"
                          In essence he was following too close. Whether you're in a car or on a bike, you are supposed to be following at a distance that allows you to react safely to the vehicle ahead. Does it matter in this particular case why she stopped? No, it doesn't. If someone stops in a lane, for any reason, you can't just run in to them and say they stopped for no reason, therefore they should pay for any and all damage. And, it doesn't sound like insurance fraud on the other driver's part or she would be claiming injuries.

                          Now, to a bike not stopping quicker that a car, given a reasonably competent rider with a properly working braking system, the bike should be able to out brake the common car. This is why it is important to take the time to practice your braking, it is a skill which needs to be worked on. Under heavy braking, I tend to worry more about the car behind me being able to stop in time, than hitting whatever is ahead of me due to me having an adequate following distance.

                          As for the tank slapper, sounds like you washed out the front end with heavy braking combined with steering input (assuming you didn't lock up the rear brake). The only time I've even had the front end get upset when braking hard was coming in to turn one at WSIR a bit faster than normal. Braked hard and threw it in while I still had some brake applied. Caused the front to slide a bit.

                          Sorry to hear about your injuries, and hopefully you'll be able to get the bike back up and running soon, but going after someone you hit just doesn't seem right.

                          BTW, I have been doing accident investigations for the past 10 years so if I can answer any questions, feel free to ask. For insurance questions, defer to Duken or Mr. Doblina, both have a lot of experience in the insurance industry.
                          Last edited by actls; 08-10-2010, 07:06 PM.
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                          • #14
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                            sorry to hear it bro!

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                              Originally posted by vandriver View Post
                              Did you have any type of crash sliders?

                              Good luck with the bones.
                              no van....i know i know i should have gotten the ones from you. but money was tight. even more so now.







                              Last edited by smonkbmw; 08-10-2010, 08:59 PM.

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