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Motorcycle Talk => Connie Droppers Anonymous => Topic started by: Stephen_Prevatt_FL on June 06, 2008, 07:26:00 am

Title: Dropped my Connie
Post by: Stephen_Prevatt_FL on June 06, 2008, 07:26:00 am
After I finished a great ride on 6/4/08 I wanted to put the Connie up for the day (parked in street) cranked it up and started up the driveway and didn't see a small piece of concrete about the size of a golf ball that had broken off the runup to the driveway.Anyway the front wheel kicked out and lost my balance so to stop the Connie from going down I put my left foot down (bad move on my part!)so there was my Connie on her side! and I had to spend the rest of the day in the Emergency room with a sprained knee and other damage! My 92 Connie sustained very little damage,left mirror and foot peg bracket on the left side ! the worst pain was seeing the Connie on her side  I was going about 4 mph when it happened!recovery time is 4 to 6 weeks (Bummer!)  
Title: Dropped my Connie
Post by: Greg Habel on June 06, 2008, 08:09:00 am
Stephen, CDA0274.  Our bikes certainly are heavy; especially when they drop.  I know what you mean about looking at your bike when it's lying there in a position you normally never see.  I hope you recover quickly.    Greg  COG # 7010/7010a (Tracey)  CDA 0120  Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude (CDAAD)  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle".  05 Ninja 250  (http://thumb6.webshots.net/t/63/663/1/23/92/2211123920053849446TvPbOP_th.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2211123920053849446TvPbOP)  
Title: Dropped my Connie
Post by: smithr1 on June 06, 2008, 09:52:00 am
BUMMER.  Sorry it had to end with pain other then visual.  Drops are never good.  I always tell myself that i need to let it go and just stand up on the top of the bike as it goes over.  In reality every time it has happen I try to stop it but have managed to reposition my leg and foot far enough out not to get caught under it.  I have avoided damage that way but as you know it is way not cool to get caught under it.  ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.  (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2343/2277636501_61718d569a.jpg?v=0)  <p align="left">My Photos<br (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20211686@N05/)
Title: Dropped my Connie
Post by: Stephen_Prevatt_FL on June 06, 2008, 05:45:00 pm
Thanks guy's after living with ice packs for a few days the swelling is starting to go down! will see the Doc on Monday for more x rays and will form a plan of action! The Doc had a hard time with the fact that I dropped it in the driveway he knew that I had been riding most of my life! and couldn't figure out how I could drop the Connie in the middle of the driveway  he is not a biker either  
Title: Dropped my Connie
Post by: Stephen_Prevatt_FL on June 20, 2008, 09:24:00 pm
Well guys  after a little minor surgery I'm on the mend now and can put a little weight on the leg now and the doc told me to start walking on it with crutches and putting more weight on it as I could.My Connie is all fixed up and ready to go so hopefully I will finish mending cause i got cabin fever bad ( going nuts! )Just thought I would let you guys know whats going on this end  Stephen Prevatt  92 Connie (Rotagala)  Stephen  1992 Connie   (Rotagala)  CDA 0274  
Title: Dropped my Connie
Post by: smithr1 on June 21, 2008, 01:28:00 pm
Mend fast!    ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.  (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2343/2277636501_61718d569a.jpg?v=0)  <p align="left">My Photos<br (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20211686@N05/)
Title: Dropped my Connie
Post by: Greg Habel on June 22, 2008, 02:06:00 pm
Stephen   Glad to hear you are making progress.  The hamstring and other muscles I pulled (nice black and blue all up my leg) when I dropped took a few weeks to fully heal.  It was great to get back on the bike and remind myself why I enjoyed motorcycling so much.  Speedy recovery to you sir.  Greg  COG # 7010/7010a (Tracey)  CDA 0120  Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude (CDAAD)  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle".  05 Ninja 250  (http://thumb6.webshots.net/t/63/663/1/23/92/2211123920053849446TvPbOP_th.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2211123920053849446TvPbOP)