The big point is YOU were not injured more then what you say & in the next two days you will feel same other places or pain beyond what you have now. It is part of life.
Bike came out quite good. Probably be put back into action quite quickly & might show a minor "scar" from laying down. Like my frame slider took such a blow (I was probably clocking around 60 to 70mph) & the frame slider bolt was bent to the maximum. I am using the same frame slider with a new bolt.
True I had to replace the complete nose piece of my '97 Yamaha YZF600r, right panel, signal light & mirror. Managed to straighten out the front brake lever like a fraction at a time till I was happy, & some other parts had to be touched up with paint like the h/bar weight on the right side, a bit of the case touched up with paint, some of the exhaust with paint where it was black---seems everyone with a 600r that changed over to an after market better(?) sounding can simply threw stock new one away ( I guess people have a lot of money these days for being in the m/c business we saved evey slightely or dramatically damaged can for other uses) so it still shows the scratches as does a small bit of the fuel tank & frame. Otherwise the bike runs like a charm. I finished 6.5 hrs or riding up in the Cdn Rockie Mtn up & down twisty two lane roads & the bike has been doing this even since I pranged the bike in June 6th '03.
Mind you it took me a while to heal up like three broken ribs, damaed ankle, right shoulder & head did the ploughing in the gravel & dirt so natch a new Shoei helmet though healing up the front & back right shoulder muscles took time at the gym.
Still like others will & are saying-- NEVER touch anything on the road that is metal, the white painted stuff to even the yellow lines as you want to get over them fast & in the safest way. Like do not be slowly going over them & same in comming back onto the lane. Do it with snap movement for it is more direct.
Last edited by Smitty; 06-29-2006 at 06:09 PM.