Posted October 03, 2001 - 04:15 PM
I'm so brilliant I was riding alone on a trail close to my house, about a mile from no one. Hobbled for 5 minutes, picked up the bike in BIG pain, put down the kickstand and proceeded to kick the sucker ten times to start. That really hurts. Made it home, but shifting was very uncomfortable. I'm happy to announce that I had all my gear on, otherwise there would not be much skin on my shoulder and head from skidding on the hard pack. I'm sure my boots prevented an all out broken mangled ankle. ALWAYS wear gear people!!
Wife is pissed! Might have to sell it, aaagghh. Some of you may remember that this is my first dirt bike ever, bought in March 01. Can you hear her "told you so." She's been after me to buy disability insurance to since I bought the bike, which I haven't and being self employed, I'm starting to feel like an idiot, but Oh well, you should have seen the awesome 3rd gear wheelies I was doing.
2001 TTR 90
2000 XR 50
Posted October 03, 2001 - 04:41 PM
-Left parkbrake off on the car, ran over my foot
-Tried fixing tv antenna on roof, slipped
Think of all the good times u had on the WR?
Posted October 03, 2001 - 04:45 PM
This is my first bike (2001 WR426) and I can't think of having to sell it, guess I won't if I can get away with it and stay married.
I will be much wiser from now on and try to ride within my limits from now on. Hang in there, at least you were wearing the safety gear and it was probably a fluke accident.
Take care and best of luck!!
Hope our wives never run into eachother somewhere and start talking about dumb motorcycles, otherwise we will both be screwed.
Mark (Highland, Illinois)
Posted October 03, 2001 - 05:10 PM
I tore my ACL playing basketball. Haven't ever really hurt myself riding. Make all the pot shots you want about me being slow - I can take it
Posted October 03, 2001 - 05:28 PM
If there's a way to crash, Ill find it...
Posted October 03, 2001 - 06:57 PM
Sell the wife and keep the bike
--Life is too short, work hard...play hard--
Sponsored by Yamaha of Cucamonga, Larry Roeseler's Stroker Fourstroke Speed Equipment and Answer Racing
Posted October 03, 2001 - 08:23 PM
not yz timmed yet
Posted October 03, 2001 - 10:40 PM
In any case, mend well and stick to your guns. You only live once, if that.
Follows my list of pre wife and post wife accidents....
- 3 broken fingers age 4 - fell off of a bed and bent my fingers backwards
- broken leg age 8 - skiing (but on a drag tow! Go figure)
- chipped ankle age 11 - 'moped' (mini motorcycle)
- broken ankle age 12 - indoor soccer
- sheared cruciates & ripped meniscus right leg, age 17 - field hockey (most painful)
- 2 broken fingers left hand, broken wrist (scaphoid) right hand, scrapes & bruises, the amazing 'flat knee' (I wore a flat spot on my knee as I slid along the asphalt) age 21 - motorcycle accident (Most inconvenient as I had BOTH arms in a cast)
- broken lower back (two shattered & one broken vertbrae, all except the 't' and the hole the spinal cord passes through), 3 broken ribs, bruised heart age 24 - car accident, argument with a tree - most humiliating & longest recovery, ever try taking a dump lying down ? Ever try taking a dump lying down after not going for 10 days and having continued to eat 'normally' ????
- Ripped cartilidge left knee and subsequent removal of part of it age 25 - skiing
- overcompressed knee (my repaired knee only got back to 90% flex) and HUGE (15cm diameter) scrape on my right BUTT cheek age 30 - downhill mountain biking
- broken thumb, age 31 - skiing
- separated shoulder, age 32 - skiing
- right forearm (radius I think) split lengthwise & broken wrist (scaphoid), again, as well as broken front teeth age 32 - mountain biking
- left wrist, scaphoid AGAIN, age 34 - mountain biking in the twilight. (Stupidest)
I'm sure there's someone out there with a longer list....
Airbox Lid - gone
Throttle Stop - shorty!
Plastics/Tank/Seat - One Industries
Posted October 04, 2001 - 02:31 AM
Evel Knievel's got nothing on you! You'd better start stocking up on the tiger balm and tylenol now!
Posted October 04, 2001 - 04:10 AM
I'm fortunate, my wife tolerates my stuff and when her number one son fractured his arm in two places, riding with dad. She asked if he was ok and what time should she start dinner.
99 WR400f, YZ timed, MX-Tech suspension, Scotts steering damper, White Bros E-Series (12 discs), tapered header and a/f. Kouba T-handle for the fuel screw. Works Connection billet throttle tube and frame guards. Cycra Pro-Bend, triple clamp mount handguards. Thumper Racing rad guards, Renthal Jimmy Button highs, YZ Tank and IMS seat, YZ number plate, odo removed, de-octopussed (Thanks Clark) EKP #4, 50PJ, 175MJ, 100PAJ and 65 SJ at 500-1000' Thanks James Dean!
Posted October 04, 2001 - 04:19 AM
My wife cringes everytime I blast a double or a table top on the weekend. But that the hell, it's in my blood and I can't stop. I have been extremely lucky that I havn't done anything more serious than a streched Archillies tendon, and a sore back since buying my WR 2 years ago....(I have wrecked many times)Thus the name given to me by good friends....YAMAKAZE.....
Good safety gear is a must...Good safety gear will prevent many of those "Oh Crap" injuries. My wife complain's when I spend $300. for a pair of top of the line boots or hundreds of dollars on other gear I see as essential.
Keep your spirit up and learn from this unfortunite mistake. Experience is sometimes a painful teacher.
Posted October 04, 2001 - 05:03 AM
Her horse is values at 50K and cost $650 a month to board. Keep in mind that none of that include transporting to horse shows and horse show fee and vet bills. I will tell yo know, its cheaper to have a kid that a horse.
Don't even get me started on how much a saddle and boos cost. We have it easy for boots. She pays about 500.0 for hers. She finally broke her wrist, so I'm in the clear. So I'll I have to say if she complains is, did I say you have to stop riding when you broke your wrist. Who supported you and gave the baby a bath every night for 8 week when you wrist was broke. Me - thats who.
Nevermind I'm getting pissed know. I suppose I just keep thinking that she kept her mouth shut when I got my Boxster.
01 WR426 Uncorked, YZ throttle stop, Grey wire cut, BK mod. Do I dare change to YZ timing. (soon)
Posted October 04, 2001 - 05:08 AM
Dave (Stirring the pot)
Posted October 04, 2001 - 05:44 AM
I couldn't afford the real Porsche cuz of that damn horse.
Posted October 04, 2001 - 06:55 AM
Anyways, I could've made that corner with more experience, so I can't quit. Love the parachute lessons thing and all the other comments. **** , it kills my shoulder just to type. Till next time.
2001 TTR 90
2000 XR 50
Posted October 04, 2001 - 09:45 PM
Posted October 04, 2001 - 10:00 AM
Back when I was dating and engaged to my wife I high-sided the hell out of my street bike. I had a broken jaw, lots of broken teeth, lacerations all over the place, tons of road rash, broken bone in my right hand, severe concusion and bruises so severe I couldn't even get out of bed for about 1 month without assistance.
You want a humble experience? Try having you mom help you use the bathroom when you are a grown man. Oh and that thing about pooping, I so hear ya, been there done that.
My jaw was wired shut for 7 weeks, and I lost 30 pounds off a Marine Corps fit frame during that time.
I thought for sure that my soon to be wife would leave my now disfigured body, but she didn't. We got married right on schedule.
She continued to support my need to ride on two wheels and now provides pit support when I go to the street and MX tracks on my bikes. She even rides her own street bike now.
Of course, the bikes cause conflicts from time to time, but you have to stand your ground.
My favorite reply is, "Would you rather I go to the bar every Friday night and come home drunk," when she gives me a hard time about going out to ride.
White Brothers E Series Full exhaust
YZ timing I think (bought used)
Grey wire mod
Posted October 04, 2001 - 02:25 PM
Anyways, can these Renthal high bend bars be straightened, there about 4 inches out of whack.
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