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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-13-2000, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Had my first lowside today. I was leaned over going around a corner and my rear tire went over a manhole cover and the bike slid right out from under me. I'm going to need some new plastics and the bike was spewing antifreeze so I had to get it towed home. The front wheel hit the curb so I don't know if there is any front end damage yet. I has my Draggin Jeans on along with a leather jacket so I just got a few bruises and a swollen thumb. My Arai also took a hit so I'm going to need to add a new helmet to the list of expenses. Definitely wear your gear and ride safe everyone!

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-13-2000, 04:01 PM
 
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Sorry to hear about that man.

Are'nt you glad you had some decent protection though! You would really be lickin some boo boos without it.

Its funny you mention your thumb; The one crash I've had, my longest lasting and most painfull wound was my right thumb. It still pops all the time! AND a friend of mine has the same problem after a minor high side ~ His thumb. weird....

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Sorry to hear about your "ouch"!! If you have troubles getting your riding gear covered by your ins.co.,your homeowners policy may cover it.I should know...I went down a couple years ago and mine paid for my leathers,minus the deductable,of course!

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Wow, in my accident in 1992 on my old 600R i got a hamburger road rash on my calf and ....... YEP you guessed it, a big ole nick on my thumb!

very weird.



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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-13-2000, 07:43 PM
 
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Sorry to hear about the spill. Manhole covers were not invented with the motorcycle in mind and the placement wasn't thought out with us in mind either.

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-13-2000, 09:28 PM
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sorry about the lowside. Where you on unfamilar road or darn manhole just popped up before you realized it? Look at the bright side, you lived to tell brutha.

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-14-2000, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys. I've been on that road hundreds of times without any problems, Maybe there was some oil on it, I don't know. All I know is that it really tough to use a mouse when your thumb is messed up.

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Try to click these ..... !!



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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-14-2000, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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I would if they would just stop moving. They are moving, aren't they? or did I hit my head harder than I thought?

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-14-2000, 06:40 AM
 
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It happens, but at least you're alright.

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