So now I know what it feels like when a car hits you.
I'm have been enjoying my new 06' V-strom immensely....So today it was nice out after work and I went out for a ride...just a quarter-mile fromn my house on my return trip...this asshole comes barreling out from the side street, blowing through the stop sign and turns/cuts RIGHT in front of me......he was making a left so basically he turned into me. I slammed on my brakes, i couldnt swerve as thier was oncoming traffic in the next lane. (its just a two lane road). so i did mess up a little, i grabbed too much front brake, not enough rear. But turns out it didnt matter, the dude didnt stop untill he rammed my front tire. so bike hits his front side, i go skidding over the hood and whomp onto the street.
I lay there for a few seconds, getting my bearings, wiggling my toes, fingers, seeing if anything is well , really bad. I get up, my ankle hurts, my knee hurts, my chest really hurts as it took most of the force of the hood. and this idiot with his lard ass girlfriend as the nerve to NOT EVEN GET OUT OF THE CAR. and then ask if i'm ok.
anyways, cops come. he gets a ticket for failure to stop, failure to yield right of way and something about hitting somebody. (me)
THe Strom is looking ugly, but this bitch appears like it can take a beating. the frame is cool. the front fender is a bit dinged, my left turn signal is gone, the left side frame cover is all gouged to hell, and the little below it is cracked. my left foot peg is bent to crap. and the clutch lever appears to be tilited down a few inches.
i'm ok. just some bad bad rroad rash, and some swollen knees, ankles and elbows.
i called my insurance already and made a claim. adjuster will be at my dealership on monday. any advice?