My first motorcycle wreck

masterofpuppets

Obey your master
So I layed my V-ROD down today. Wasn't going very fast, infact I was pulling a u turn in a gas station in Lago Vista, Texas (just outside of Austin). I was counter leaning and hit a rock or something and the bike just went over on the left side. Ripped my shifter peg in half, scuffed up the bottom-left of the radiator cover, and bent the whole left side hand control assembly as well as some other minor scratches. I'm fine, but I jammed my left wrist pretty bad. All in all I'm pretty lucky that I didn't break my wrist. I was able to get up, get the bike back up, and ride over the my girlfriends house and clean my cuts on my left hand up. (I was wearing gloves, but they were half fingers.)

Pretty scary moment. I was shooken up pretty good.

Edit: pics below
 

Chaplain

Poster
Thats no beuno man. Sorry to hear it. Glad you aint dead though. You still got people to pwn. =)
 
I used to ride until I moved to Texas - people here are freakin' crazy. My favorite cager maneuver was the sudden realization that "oh-my-god-I-need-to-take-this-exit-RIGHT-NOW" combined with the patented immigrant "cross-4-lanes-of-freeway-at-once" lane change.

Glad to hear you're okay, but I have some words of advice (I rode for 30 years) - FULL gloves, steel-toe leather boots, and long pants (preferably thick jeans). Even a minor spill can result in an inordinate amount of bodily injury.

Here's my bike before I sold it last year:

http://75.11.0.157/home/main_more_hdpics.php

It's a 1993 Softail Heritage Classic with a Crane cam, adjustable pushrods, Screamin' Eagle ignition upgrade, and re-jetted carb. At the time the pictures were taken, it had 86,000 miles and was still on the original clutch, primary chain, and final drive belt. The hard bags came off a 1972 FLH - I fabricated adapter plates to make them mount up on the Softail. My aim was to make it look like a 69 Duo-Glide.
 

sgtmacaroni

Active Member
ouch
 

masterofpuppets

Obey your master
Amen, outlaw. There are some nuts here. Thus the reason that I stay away from the interstate when I'm on my bike. I always ride in jeans, full gloves, and my big steel toed service boots but I've been wearing half finger gloves since it's been getting hot. Haven't worn my leather racing jacket in a while, but I sure as hell wish I had it today. As much kevlar as that thing has, I could go to war with it. Awsome bike btw.

My girlfriend made a funny comment about it all. She said "your bike goes 0 to 60 in 3 seconds.... and you wreck it going 5 mph?". Haha.
 

Wanderer

Thread Junky
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"your bike goes 0 to 60 in 3 seconds.... and you wreck it going 5 mph?". Haha.
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lol, thats hilarious. i used to ride dirt bikes and of course ive had my fair share of crashes. luckily tho i never broke a bone cause of it and same with you.
 

bucsfan148

Active Member
yah try and stay safe one of my good friends brother was killed while riding his bike he was ajusting something and got t-boned by a semi truck thats breaks were out and was going 60. its crazy still thinking of it because i hung out with him right before he drove off.
 

Coldsaw

Poster
Glad to hear you didn't hurt yourself...
My story is ... I was riding my 1979 GS1000E on a dark night...
On a freshly paved street... I couldn't see the road well,
so I rode next to the curb. I hit the curb, was thrown off.
The bike bounced and landed on it's wheels and drove
down the oncoming lane hitting a car... The kids driving
stole their parents car and were joy riding... ( oops )
The bike took out the front end of the car and bent the forks of
my bike into the motor... You never can be to careful...
Martin/Coldsaw
 
Hey man good to hear your fine for the most part, but sorry to hear about your wrist and bike, hopefully you can fix yourself and the machine up pretty well :)
 

masterofpuppets

Obey your master
My bike's ok now. When I got home I used some spare parts I had left over from my Sportster to fix her up. Only thing I can;t do anything about is the dings and scratches. My wrist on the other hand keeps getting worse. =/
 

masterofpuppets

Obey your master
Here are some pics:

Damage to the radiator cover, highway peg mounts, and kickstand:
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/7796/dscn0036hl8.jpg

Damage to the highway pegs:
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/5594/dscn0037mt6.jpg

My wrapped up wrist and the remains of the shifter peg. Thankfully I had a spare:
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/4612/dscn0038xd6.jpg

I got the assembly back in position, but you can still see the scratches:
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/8171/dscn0039xw6.jpg

Rider peg damage:
http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/7488/dscn0040cj2.jpg

Passenger peg damage:
http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/4156/dscn0041qx6.jpg

Nothing mechanical, just cosmetic at this point.
 

Killa

Thread Thumper
Woah that's not a good thing to see on your bike.. Well it's good that you're ok. Hope your wrist gets better. I suggest that you go to the doctor if you didn't already.
 

masterofpuppets

Obey your master
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Woah that's not a good thing to see on your bike.. Well it's good that you're ok. Hope your wrist gets better. I suggest that you go to the doctor if you didn't already.
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Going first thing monday morning.
 
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My girlfriend made a funny comment about it all. She said "your bike goes 0 to 60 in 3 seconds.... and you wreck it going 5 mph?". Haha.
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Low-speed handling (less than 10 mph) is actually much harder. Part of the California riding test for the class M license involves doing a figure-8 in a area 20-feet long and 1 lane wide. The object is to keep the bike within the white outline and not put your feet down on the pavement. That's pretty hard to do on a Harley (unless you're on a Sportster).
 
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