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#1 Unread post by csspostal » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:35 pm

I just got back from the dealer. Made arrangements to get my bike out of the Honda Hotel. She is supposed to be read tomorrow afternoon ( March 5, 2010 ) at 1pm.

She'll be getting dressed up with a new tank pad and I cannot wait to take her out on the first ride.

Of course this morning they were calling for temperatures of 8 to 10 over the weekend while I was watching the news having a coffee. Just checked again and the dirty buggers say a high of 4 to 6 now. Like the ground hogs you the Weathermen have just got put on notice. :rant:

Either way she is coming home tomorrow. :kicking:
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#2 Unread post by csspostal » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:19 pm

My trip started off great. Started off that is.

I picked up the bike at the dealership was walked through all the controls on the bike. Where was a big box store that was constructed but then closed for whatever reason.

The honda tech said go pratice over there for an hour or so get used to the bike. Took his advice put double digits in km on the bike.

Headed out into traffic then had my first stop sign, some bumpy roads and hit a man hole cover decided to remember to avoid those.

So I made it to Hwy 2 in Bowmanville travelled that to Newcastle which is an 80km speed taking my time.

I turned headed towards Bond Head, and the cemetary where my Dad is burried. I drove by his grave gave him the biker wave then the stopped on the way out and got off to take a break. I was tearing up so waited a few minutes until I got my head right. Got back on the bike and drove towards home on the lakeshore.

What a beautiful drive it was too. I crossed an old wooden rail bridge and some nice curves along the way. Taking my time had some nice bends. The roads had some sand and salt left over on it. I felt the tail end about to wash out a coupel times so I just took my time doing about taking it nice and easy. 60 to 70k I got into town and went down the main street. (walton) Turned on to Ontario street and headed towards home. A Harley guy gave me a head nod as I turned on to Ontario so I thought well I got a nod on a Honda from a Harley guy this day is looking up.

Now right as I was two blocks from home I seen a red car in the oncoming lane that looked like it was stopped I said don't you turn don't you turn. Wheels were straight until I was about a car to a car and 1/2 length away from it. My fears came true the I seen the wheels turn and the hood raise I hit the brakes I knew I wasn't going to slow down in time so I squeezed a bit harder. I then felt the bike raise so I let go of the front brake unfortunately next thing I know I was over the handle bars and barrell rolling down the street.

The car ironically turned into a medical clinic and went about their business.

A passer by came and helped me up which then asked someone else that just walked by to call 911 and the first guy stayed. Turns out it was an old friend that we went to school together since nursery school. He stayed until the police came. Which again turned out to be another friend of mine that used to have their back yard but up against mine in the house I grew up in.

Went through the routine unfortunately I have no idea what the plate would be and their were several red cars of the same make and model in the parking lot. So unless someone fessed up to it. No charges were laid on me Insurance rate hike I am sure will be following. :x .

So my aunt and uncle came kept an eye on the bike and called made arrangements with the two truck to have the bike taken back to the dealer. So I then trodded off to wait an hour at the walk in clinic at the medical center.

Soft tissue damage a little bit of rash on my right elbow down towards my wrist. Skin is broken and quite red no real blood to speak of but quite swollen. I believe my arm would have been hamburger if I didn't have my gear on. Doc says I'll be quite sore and swollen the next few days. Take advil 4 times a day for the pain.

Bike the left turn signal is off but hanging by the wires. The tail section is jammed up the bar for the passenger to hold on to is snapped off as is the tail light.

My camera is in the bike still or I would have taken pictures and posted.

Man 2 blocks from home really sucks. I feel like and idiot for squeezing the brakes too hard and going over the bars. Esepcially with practicing that exact scenario in the parking lot multiple times. Time to learn from your mistakes and move on.

So the pluses on this day I had the best time I had in years riding home.
Accidents suck and can't wait to get it from non riding family members I told you were going to be the next one we bury. Most of them are in Florida until end of the month so I'll have some time before I have to deal with the negativity.

So going to go watch a hockey game hoping the cold arena will help the swelling.
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#3 Unread post by mgdavis » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:28 pm

Wow sorry that you got off to such a rough start. Good luck with a swift recovery and getting the bike back in shape.
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#4 Unread post by csspostal » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:11 pm

Thank you.

I'm sore the only visible damage was a bit of rash on right arm. It is a little swollen don't know how much you can see in the photo. Kind of crappy as my camera is in the bike, so I had to use my cell phone. I have included a picture. I'm sure I'll be sore for awhile really won't know how much until I stiffen up over night.
Doctor said just take advil every 4 hours for the pain.

Although my wife's sister seems to think I should get a second opinion incase I need therapy. My aunt called looks like my helmets scraped up you guessed near the chin at the bottom of the visor. Full face and gear for the win.
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#5 Unread post by csspostal » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:15 pm

Although next time I'm getting Armour for my knees and hips. My right knee is real tender and a bit swollen and feels on fire right now.

I tried to attach two files here is my arm notice how it increase in size from left to right.

Kids tore the living room and hallway up. :laughing:
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#6 Unread post by Wrider » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:29 pm

Jeez! First day and you're off to a rough start thanks to a jackhole driver. I'm sorry you wrecked, but at least you're ok relatively speaking!
Gotta love the gear man, my arm would be hamburger too if it wasn't for mine, and definitely glad you ended up with the fullface helmet.
And hey, to be honest, I think just about ANY one of us would have gone down in that situation on our first day out on the road too. You'll probably be pretty sore tomorrow (if mine was any indication), so take it easy and rest up, make the kids into your little servants for the day! haha
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#7 Unread post by csspostal » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:42 am

I once heard there are two types of bikers. Those who have been in an accident and those who haven't been in an accident yet. I'm now a member of the former no need to pay my dues again.

Wife wouldn't let me enslave the kids. However she is letting me out to see a couple of hockey games this weekend. :)
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#8 Unread post by jstark47 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:05 pm

Sorry to read you went down, and I'm glad you're not more seriously injured. I'm also glad the incident hasn't extinguished your desire to ride. As for the bike...... ehh. Bikes break and get fixed. Then they break again and get fixed again. Rinse and repeat.

My impression is you're a new rider, yes? A couple of things. Glad to hear you've practiced emergency stops. Keep practicing them. And when you ride in traffic, consider riding with a more experienced rider for a while. Watch what they do, how they react.

For example, you now know any car stopped in traffic is to be treated with the utmost of suspicion. Count on them doing the damndest things at the worst possible time for you as a rider. Plan on it, bank on it. Play the scenario in your head - if the car does A, I can do B..... Sometimes evasive manuever is better than braking. Sometimes not.

Which slot in the lane (left, center, right) were you in when the jacka$$ turned in front of you?

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#9 Unread post by csspostal » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:07 pm

jstark47 wrote:Sorry to read you went down, and I'm glad you're not more seriously injured. I'm also glad the incident hasn't extinguished your desire to ride. As for the bike...... ehh. Bikes break and get fixed. Then they break again and get fixed again. Rinse and repeat.

My impression is you're a new rider, yes? A couple of things. Glad to hear you've practiced emergency stops. Keep practicing them. And when you ride in traffic, consider riding with a more experienced rider for a while. Watch what they do, how they react.

For example, you now know any car stopped in traffic is to be treated with the utmost of suspicion. Count on them doing the damndest things at the worst possible time for you as a rider. Plan on it, bank on it. Play the scenario in your head - if the car does A, I can do B..... Sometimes evasive manuever is better than braking. Sometimes not.

Which slot in the lane (left, center, right) were you in when the jacka$$ turned in front of you?
Yes new rider. It'd be great to have a mentor to ride with. The only person in the family that rode was my father and he passed away last year with a heart attack at 52. The Honda dealer had a couple rides last year where the take new riders with more experienced ones on tours. I'm planning going to these when they have them. I won't be making that mistake of assuming the car that is stopped with straight wheels no signal is actually planning on going straight again. I was in the left lane. Swerving wasn't an option as there was another car behind the one that turned. (also kind enough not to stop to check on me)

I want to continue riding but we'll see what feelings come up when I get back in the saddle after the repairs. Might be longer then I would like as I farted and blew my nose today and doing both made my ribs hurt.

If anyone has suggestions on what I should have done different feel free to give em. I want to learn from this. As the only bad mistake is one you don't learn a lesson.
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#10 Unread post by Wrider » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:37 pm

Well your first mistake was getting on a motorcycle! Do you know what kind of death traps those crazy contraptions are?!?!?! You're crazy! You could have killed yourself!
Now that you've heard that for the 100th time since your accident, honestly since he had straight wheels, no turn signals, and was in a straight going lane there's nothing you really could have done except for not attempting to do a stoppie. But the brake lever pressure comes with experience. At least you didn't go into him. That would have been even worse. So good on you for avoiding an impact like that!
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#11 Unread post by csspostal » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:31 am

Well your first mistake was getting on a motorcycle! Do you know what kind of death traps those crazy contraptions are?!?!?! You're crazy! You could have killed yourself!
Now that you've heard that for the 100th time since your accident
Roger that on this statement. When my grandpa gets back from Florida I'm sure I'll get his famous WTF is the matter with your head speech. :laughing:

Next stoppie attempt will be a stunt class with Jason Britton :roll: :P
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#12 Unread post by jstark47 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:49 pm

csspostal wrote:I won't be making that mistake of assuming the car that is stopped with straight wheels no signal is actually planning on going straight again. I was in the left lane. Swerving wasn't an option as there was another car behind the one that turned. (also kind enough not to stop to check on me)

If anyone has suggestions on what I should have done different feel free to give em. I want to learn from this. As the only bad mistake is one you don't learn a lesson.
OK, if I've got this right, you were in the left slot of the lane and this a$$klown turned left in front of you. Correct, more or less?

I never pass by another vehicle "close aboard" if I can help it. Either when going the same direction or in opposite directions. As I approached this vehicle, I would have moved into the rightmost slot of the lane. Why? First, it doesn't hurt anything - if he was going to go straight or turn right, there's no harm and I would just move back into the left slot. Second, he might be waiting to turn left in front of me. If so, by moving into the right slot, I've bought two advantages: a) increased my separation and reaction time by just a little bit - it may just be enough, and b) the transverse motion I generate moving across the lane makes me more visible to any semi-concious cage-driving mouth breather who's contemplating turning left in front of me.

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#13 Unread post by csspostal » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:15 pm

Pretty much to the point yes that's about it.

Sound advice from everyone and I thank you all for it.
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#14 Unread post by csspostal » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:45 pm

1200 ish for repairs to get done to the bike and plus the additional dough I'd need to replace my helmet and jacket. :cry: Now to go through insurance or come up with a the cash. I either pay now or pay later.
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#15 Unread post by Wrider » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:29 pm

Hmmm, well if you can live with a no so pretty bike I'd just say to heck with the insurance, strip the fairings, and only replace what you had to, then I'd replace the helmet/jacket and go for a ride!
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#16 Unread post by csspostal » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:44 am

Went to the dealer today not all the parts are in for the bike. :cry: However once in it shouldn't take long to get her back into shape. Think I'm going to change her name to Rook.

While I was in there they were kind enough to get out the parts mag and I found this :kicking:

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My new lid. I'm hoping it is ready by the 27th as I think it'd be a hoot to drive "Rook" to a Hockey game :weird:
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#17 Unread post by RhadamYgg » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:30 pm

Dude! Sorry to hear about your early riding career misfortune! Sounds like you are ready to try again. Just assume they are trying to kill you and you'll do well.

Oh, and I love that bike. If only I could have two bikes - and they made your bike in the USA!

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#18 Unread post by csspostal » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:49 pm

RhadamYgg wrote:Dude! Sorry to hear about your early riding career misfortune! Sounds like you are ready to try again. Just assume they are trying to kill you and you'll do well.

Oh, and I love that bike. If only I could have two bikes - and they made your bike in the USA!

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Thanks. Everyone been telling me at least I got it out of the way early. That and some ribbing and being called Crash :crash: one quite a few occasions

I'm counting bikes as I'm out and about. 4 oh hunny look there's 3 more :( pouty face. Then she laughs and goes cry :baby:

I sneezed today and my ribs didn't hurt first time in a couple weeks It is warm I say lets start her up time to get back into the saddle. :mrgreen:

When I was in getting my new lid ordered just waiting for some more of the parts to come in. Once in assured it won't take long to get her back and running again. The Adjuster didn't show up until like Monday or Tuesday this past week and when I just opened the mail and hello hello :jump: :woot: Insurance cheque already. If it is a nice day tomorrow going to head up and drop it off to the dealer and pray the Hot Dog guy is out with his cart so I can get a Spicy Sausage to celebrate.
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#19 Unread post by csspostal » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:59 pm

Paid up my deductible and bought a new helmet. Here are some photos.

As long as mother nature is kind Saturday will start round two of this adventure.

I really cannot believe they have a warning to remove the visor film before using the helmet.

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#20 Unread post by Wrider » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:08 pm

I sure can, who would buy that helmet except for a big ole squid? :laughing: JK nice helmet!
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