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biker4christ
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crashed my bike

Postby biker4christ » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:49 pm



well my 82 is nothin more than srap metal now. last fri night i was headed home ,all at once it pulled hard to the right,i tried to steer it back to the left but something was stopping it from doin what i wanted,im not sure if something broke,or got stuck between the forks and the fairing. it happened when i let off the throttle and as on any bike the front forks slide down a little from torque, the last thing i saw before impact was one of those cable type gaurd rails as i thought ,oh this is gonna hurt! :cry:
i hit th very beginning of it at 55 mph,broke off the first 2 posts at ground level, bent the next three over.the bike went end over end for about 125 ft, i flew atleast 150 ft :shock: ,after it all stopped i laid there a min till i realized i was still alive. i got up and walked towards my bike,by then someone stopped and told me to sit in the back of thair suv until paramedics arrived,as it turns out,i spent 1 day in the tauma unit,3 days in the hosp room,broken tail bone,2 fractured vertibea,other vertibea with small pieces broken off, fractured anke,fractured wrist,broken rib with fracured sternum(chest bone), serious contusion in left knee, so im ok,it coulda been alot worse.
first time i saw one of those cable gaurd rails, i thought to myself,i'd sure hate to hit that on a bike.
back home now,facing a long recovery but happy to be alive 8-)
i'll be ridin my vw trike by next season so i wont be needin anything from the wing,its an 82 asp, if anyone wants parts off of it im gonna sell em at a fair price,just send me a PM, all i ask is u pay shipping and give me a day or so to see if what you need is still any good. ill try to check back often as i can,thanks,,
i cant believe i made it thru this one, i geuss God aint done with me yet lol ;)
God bless and ride safe out there folks :D



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HALBUDD
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Re: crashed my bike

Postby HALBUDD » Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:53 pm

Sorry to here about your wreck,but glad your still with us as you said it could have been worse. Bikes can be replaced but friends and fellow goldwing riders are hard to replace. Glad to hear that your all right and hope you get better soon. Good Luck Hal
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vtxcandyred
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Re: crashed my bike

Postby vtxcandyred » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:05 pm

Sorry to hear that BUT really glad YOU are o.k. The bike is replaceable, YOU not so much.

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dawgout81
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Re: crashed my bike

Postby dawgout81 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:17 pm

Wow! Not a fun ending to a ride!

Glad you are still with us. Could have obviously been worse!

Here's to a full recovery!

86GW1200
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Re: crashed my bike

Postby 86GW1200 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:21 pm

Quite a story. God is in charge of these things - glad you are going to recover.

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Re: crashed my bike

Postby thrasherg » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:22 pm

Get well soon, sorry to hear about the bike, but at least you are still around to tell the tale. :)

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vtxcandyred
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Re: crashed my bike

Postby vtxcandyred » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:23 pm

The wife and I were involved in a crash last year down south. North Carolina I believe it was. Went over a seventy foot drop off and the bike ended up against a tree. We were lucky enough to walk away pretty much unscathed and rode the bike for the rest of our vacation. WE LUCKED OUT big time.
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dawgout81
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Re: crashed my bike

Postby dawgout81 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:28 pm

Sounds like more than Luck!

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Re: crashed my bike

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:14 pm

Wow, really sorry to hear of your crash, but glad to hear you're still with us in one piece. Machinery can be replaced.

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Re: crashed my bike

Postby ernest62 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:56 pm

I'm glad you are still here to tell us about it. I wish you a speedy recovery.

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Re: crashed my bike

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:11 am

Soooo do you think maybe your number isn't up yet,,,Someone's watching after you....What amazes me is that you got up and walked on a fracured ankle ect, Did they check your head ha ha, I heard about you guy's liking to fly and such...It's sounds like your not one to give in and not ride anymore, sooooo what bike is your next bike? Now on a serious note...Man I'm so very happy you didn't get killed....I hope and wish you a speedy recovery, so lick those wounds and get healed up now ...ok... :lol: And say a special prayer for all of us.....Was it at Night or Day....your crash?

biker4christ
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Re: crashed my bike

Postby biker4christ » Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:19 pm

It was at night,and no im not givin it up that easy. like i told the docs and nurses in th hosp. If you own a horse ranch and get thrown, ya aint sellin the whole ranch,right?
My next ride is a custm trike i been havin built,i was hopin to be ridin it this yr but it didnt happen.i will be next yr for sure.
im always sayin a prayer for all bikers out there,it seems we need it more than others

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Re: crashed my bike

Postby brettchallenger » Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:51 pm

"Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh"

Someone is keeping an eye on you for sure. I know you must hurt, but I am so glad you got out of this one.
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Re: crashed my bike

Postby greatketch » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:33 pm

I am glad to read you are well considering the other possibilities.

What is troublesome about the crash is reading that the bike steering was affected severely without known cause. Such behavior is not common, yet makes this writer alarmed. One should take caution in checking the front end often.

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wally
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Re: crashed my bike

Postby wally » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:07 am

It's good to hear you survived, I'm sure you have a lot of pain and suffering to endure, but thank God you made it through. I always wondered who came up with those cable guard rails I don't think they'll stop a car and you just proved it won't stop a bike, you may have faired better if they didn't present an obstacle there in the first place. The places I've seen them installed aren't protecting anyone from a ditch, lake or anything, just open field or a large grassy median, so what were they thinking?

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Re: crashed my bike

Postby HyperPete » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:58 am

Sorry to hear about your crash. Best wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery.
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Re: crashed my bike

Postby bubbs » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:09 am

Really glad you are OK. I have been there too. I was a Police Motorcyclist and one winter, a few years ago, we were all off the road due to ice. We spent the days polishing and cleaning our patrol bikes. When the weather improved we were back on patrol; the first day back on the road I ended up under a Mercedes. I look back and smile now because I had the shiniest wreck in the scrap yard. :lol:




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