I bloody crashed...
Posted September 21, 2003 - 11:45 PM
After 7 years on the road with literally any kind of motorcycle I started off-roading beginning this year with a KLX 650 R. It went fine... so I sold the Kwakker and bought a WR 400 F. And it also went fine... I was beginning to know the bike and it all sorted out well... till yesterday...
A path I took about every week, just left from home, hit the path, switched to third gear and then - I still don't know why and that's what I hate the most - I lost control en the bike decided to go tree-wards.
I hit a tree with the left side of the bike... Overall hit score:
- My shoulder got a serious hit... nothing broken but something is majorly wrong, gonna get X-rays this afternoon...
- Leg got a serious hit, but nothing special
- Some scratches etc, and a helmet who took the impact
- Pants ready for the trashbin (thank god they sucked anyway)
- Helmet is a no-go
- Handlebar bent (as to be expected)
- Front light smashed
- Rear brake pedal bent
- Left handguard broken
And, that's about it... I hope it won't cost me too much and I sure hope that shoulder gets well soon so I can start riding again...
Maybe I went a bit too bast, who knows...
Anyone has an idea on what the stuff above costs? I hope this was crashing's severest, I don't mind taking a bite of sand, but when they put a tree in front of me I'd rather prefer the sand
Posted September 22, 2003 - 10:02 AM
If you had the stock bars, they suck anyway so you were due. A good pair of aluminum bars should cost you about $60.
Try bending the brake pedal back as you'll probably bend it again anyway.
If you don't have a chest protector and fore arm guards, I'd get some, they help a lot.
Anyway, glad you aren't hurt worse and don't let it discourage you.
Posted September 23, 2003 - 11:06 AM
Thanks for the reply... I'm getting better by the day but it'll be about 2 weeks before I can use full force on my shoulder again... Guess I'll need some training.
I was planning to get some aftermarket stuff... I hope the lights are as good as the original tho
Thank god I wore a chest protector and arm guard or else the shoulder would've been broken, the doctor said.
TBH I'm a bit scared on hopping up again, but on the other hand I really want to get on the bike again and try again at ease...
Posted September 23, 2003 - 07:10 PM