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Glad I was wearing a helmet

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Left work aroind 2:00 am this morning. Came around a curve and something didnt look right. A large tree had fallen across the road. Tried to brake hard but I hit it anyway.

Don't remember the actual impact but I walked away with seven broken ribs and a bunch of contusions on my left leg.




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O boy, that is bad luck.
Broken ribs are painful.
Wishing you good and quick recovery.
Yes, a helmet can be a life saver.
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Ouch!

Get well soon.
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Ouch, broken ribs really hurt. No sneezing, coughing, laughing. Glad you're OK, and glad you were wearing a helmet.
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When I get ahold of the SD card I'll try and post the video somewhere
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Here are a few pics of the bike. Bike ended up wedged under the tree trunk and large branch. It took 3 hours to cut away enough tree to remove bike. I was NOT thrown from the bike - I stayed in the seat.
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I don't think that will quite buff out.

Were you wearing any kind of armored jacket?
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Wow, glad you made it out of that relatively OK, all things considered.

Try not to laugh for a while with those broken ribs.

Oh that reminds me, a priest, a rabbi, and a Goldwing rider walk into a bar...
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Rambozo wrote: Thu Apr 18, 2024 12:38 pm I don't think that will quite buff out.

Were you wearing any kind of armored jacket?
Matter of fact I was wearing an Xelement. Only damage to it was a torn shoulder seam
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Your poor bike. But comparatively speaking, you came away relatively unscathed.

Interesting - that's the first time I've seen those air horns mounted to the wheel like that!
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Had to reverse the bracket on the horns or they would've stuck too far up above the fender
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Phunnybone wrote: Wed Apr 17, 2024 6:39 pm When I get ahold of the SD card I'll try and post the video somewhere
Wasn't much to the video. It was all of two seconds from the time the tree appeared to impact. A car had been going the other way about 20 or 30 seconds before that so the tree wasn't down that long before I hit it.

At the most, I was out for 10-15 seconds. I judged that by how long it took for the car to the rear to show up. The bike wedged under the trunk and a large branch and I stayed in the seat. Must have went forward and hit the Y formed by the trunk and the branch.
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Phunnybone, wow that was quite a crazy thing to find at that hour of the morning, and no laughing matter!! Broken ribs definitely hurt, and bikes can be fixed and or replaced...keep us informed on your progress, take care!

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WingAdmin wrote: Thu Apr 18, 2024 1:56 pm
Interesting - that's the first time I've seen those air horns mounted to the wheel like that!
Couldn't figure out how to do it like you had your 1500, so I see a space and mounted there.
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I wish you well, hope you recover with no aftereffects

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Phunnybone wrote: Thu Apr 18, 2024 8:55 pm
Phunnybone wrote: Wed Apr 17, 2024 6:39 pm When I get ahold of the SD card I'll try and post the video somewhere
Wasn't much to the video. It was all of two seconds from the time the tree appeared to impact. A car had been going the other way about 20 or 30 seconds before that so the tree wasn't down that long before I hit it.

At the most, I was out for 10-15 seconds. I judged that by how long it took for the car to the rear to show up. The bike wedged under the trunk and a large branch and I stayed in the seat. Must have went forward and hit the Y formed by the trunk and the branch.
It is good you weren't a few seconds faster as you would be a pancake and not here to tell of your encounter.
Was it windy to bring the tree down?
Heal up soon. Don't raise your arms much. I know the pain of busted ribs.
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Wow, you are lucky.

Get well soon (broken rips - 6 Weeks) and safe riding on a future Wing.
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hello Glad, thank you for sharing your unfortunate incident... I would like to wish you a good recovery and thank you for sharing your experience!
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It had rained pretty hard a few days before. The tree hadn't fallen too long before I got there as a car had just went the other way about 30 seconds before I hit.
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Glad you're relatively ok. I stopped riding at night many years ago. Just not worth the increased chance of problems.
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mnmailman wrote: Wed May 01, 2024 10:43 am Glad you're relatively ok. I stopped riding at night many years ago. Just not worth the increased chance of problems.
Not much choice as I work an overnight shift. My brain usually looks for deer. Now it'll add trees to the alert list.
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Wow ... glad you are OK otherwise. Might as well change the air filter while you got it apart, eh? Bad joke. Sorry.
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Phunnybone wrote: Wed May 01, 2024 1:35 pm
mnmailman wrote: Wed May 01, 2024 10:43 am Glad you're relatively ok. I stopped riding at night many years ago. Just not worth the increased chance of problems.
Not much choice as I work an overnight shift. My brain usually looks for deer. Now it'll add trees to the alert list.
No car?
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No car?
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Pickup gets 14mpg. Bike got 40mpg. Didn't feel like wasting gas money just to get to and from work.
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Terrible luck. glad you weren't hurt any worse. Hopefully the insurance will come through for you.

Good luck on your recovery.


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