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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-07-2000, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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DAMN GIRL!

And we were just talking about how we were doing so good on our bikes! Im really bummed to hear what happened, and especially your beautiful lid. I know Shoei and Arai do X ray. But that mean's you need a temporary lid till you get that one back.

And how long will it be on your sprained ankle? Before you can ride

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-07-2000, 08:41 PM
 
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Sorry to hear about that, Kirsty. When I wrecked my Ninja last year, my helmet hit the ground hard enough to scrape it up pretty good and I loved that helmet. I thought about sending it to Arai to have it checked out, but a friend told me they will keep it if it doesn't check out well, so you won't be tempted to wear it. The helmet has dolphins on the side and if I can't wear it, I at least want to look at it, so I didn't send it in. Does anyone know if it's true that they keep the helmet if it doesn't pass? Anyone sent theirs in to be checked before and if so, how did it go?

Hope your ankle feels better soon, girlfriend! Sucks to be lame.

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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-08-2000, 02:31 AM
 
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So I'm walking back with my friends from the resturant and heading towards the 25 or so sportbikes of our group at the far end of the parking lot... Helmet and jacket in arms, I stroll innocently amongst parked cars towards the sea of Kawi Green and Honda Red... And then, it happened... Without warning my left foot touches the ground and starts the chain reaction of a horrible event...
I hear a snap, crackle, pop, grit my teeth and hold back a scream as my ankle lets go and I start flailing to the ground... I try desperatly to hold on to my Shoei Picotte Replica Helmet as my fingers ingore my heart's request and FLING my beautiful lid into a slow motion introduction to the concrete... I had to let go or my face would have hit the tarmac...

My friends go running after my helmet not understanding why the hell I just threw it at them... Mean while... I'm on the ground cursing b/c I've now sprained my ankle and turffed a hemlet worth more than half a grand on to the ground..... I'm pissed...

I can't believe I dropped it.... Correction, I can't believe I biffed it.... It hit more than 4 feet off the ground, and regaurdless of what my friends may think, I have to get a new one... I have no idea what damage I did to the inside interior and it hitting the ground, eventhough there is but a small scrap in the clear coat, isn't enough for me... I'm so pissed... I would rather have dropped my bike... I can live with scratched fairing, but not damaged safety equipment....

So I am sitting here, not at work, I can't in good faith put pressure on my foot to move my bike or shift... I'm swollen and annoyed... I'm also now mentally in debt...

Has anyone ever gotten their helmet x-rayed? I think I might be able to with some connections... I've read about how well helmets hold up and was wondering if someone has seen first hand how the inner shell compacts....?

Anyway... Sorry for rambling... I just needed to vent and it's not like I can stomp around my apartment to let out my frustrations... Hell, I can't even go for a ride.....

One warning, you don't have to be on a bike to lowside... These days, walking can be very, very detrimental to your health.... And your wallet.....

Kirsty.....

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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-08-2000, 02:54 AM
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Ouch, Kirsty, I'm really sorry to hear that that happened. Sounds like you got the ol' thinking cap on straight - get a new helmet, as much as that pains you and your wallet. Keep the old one on display in your apt. and lie about how the damage occured, something like "I was on the Streets of Willow course, really wicking it up, in the groove, pegs scraping, sliders sliding, when this idiot...(you get the idea).

Hope your ankle, and your pride, heals soon!

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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-08-2000, 04:51 AM
 
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That sucks about your ankle. I little sister twisted hers off a sidewalk last year and broke it.....so it could have been worse.. she still walks with a limp from it. My buddy just got one of those helmets from a place here in Houston for $305. And I saw a place on the net who has them for $289 I believe... If you want me to get you phone numbers "in case you plan on buying a new one".. Let me know. Later....Luis

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Luis:
My buddy just got one of those helmets from a place here in Houston for $305

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What place, Luis? Thanks.



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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-08-2000, 02:31 PM
 
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Sorry about your lid. Are you ok? Hope its not a serious sprain. Hope you ankle gets better.

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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-08-2000, 03:47 PM
 
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Hey everyone....

Thanks for the kind words and stuff...

The ankle is a nice shade of purple and swollen like a water ballon... Nice, really nice... I don't mind the pain so much as I have done worse to myself... It's the freakin immobility that is driving me batty.... I am not going to try and push my bike around until Monday morning when I have to drive to work... I can walk okay, I am just afraid of my ankle letting go when I go to back up my bike and have it land on top of me...

As far as my helmet goes... I am going to make my mind up come Monday at work to see which one I should try next... I might just get another Picotte or an X-tec....

Hey Luis.... Thanks for the info my friend... When I mentioned my helmet was worth half a grand, I was speaking Canadian... I get pretty good deals through the shop I work at so I should be fine as far as money goes although I will have to wait a while before I can really afford it....

Anyway, I'm rambling... Must be the analgesics.... Mmmmmmm... Drugs....

Kirsty......

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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-08-2000, 08:35 PM
 
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Lmao Well I just thought you'd like to know Sorry to here about it though.

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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-08-2000, 08:51 PM
 
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Hey, CBRchick

can you get me a good deal on a Shoei X-SPII solid? Me needs a new lid, too.

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>As per cbrchick:
I work at a motorcycle dealership and basically get things cost...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please

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