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Offline AhhhhhSUM

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Heartbroken
« on: October 27, 2011, 03:41:01 am »
Yep, only had the the bike 2 weeks...2009 C14 with 5000 miles. To me it is like brand new...not a wee scratch anywhere.  41 years old, never dropped a bike.  But it was my fault....but freakish how it happened.  I'm very tall, I can easily rock the bike on the center stand. (yes, while on the bike...bad move I know)  Done it 7 or 8 times didnt think nothing of it. Usually tall guys can get away with it because I'm tall enough to stand flat footed even when on the stand, but not when your boot gets caught between the centerstand and bike after a failed attempt.  I can't explain how the heel of my boot got caught somewhere between the stand and bike...I still dont understand it.  But then like slow motion (cliche) the bike starts tipping to the left towards the kickstand side. At this point if the kickstand would have been down..it might have saved me.  So as I'm going down; a little flush of panic goes over me, and I realize my boot is not becoming unwedged.  I remember as a kid, I got my shoelaces caught up in the pedal on my bicycle and couldnt put my foot down.....I was about to relive that moment abeit with a much heavier mode of transportion. Luckily I was next to a concrete retaining wall and was using all my stength in my left arm to hold me and this ton of metal up. The best I could do was slow it down.  And the story is not over...as the bike is going down, I get to see my foot being warped and mashed like it is in a car crusher. So now I'm laying on the driveway with my feet trapped in my boot under my bike. I'm hollering like a madman at first because it hurts.(lol). THen after a second the pain sort of goes away a little and I get my wits about me.  THought I was going to have to cut off a limb to save myself (like the guy in the movie..lol), but somehow by luck I was able to pull my foot out of my boot (slip on boot), with the boot remaining mangle under the bike still.  For a moment I get up and limp around to see if any thing is broken with my body.....at the time it seemed ok. Then I limp over to the bike and lift it back up.  I survey the bike and it has some scratches on a few places by the mirror, fairings, saddlebag. Some scuffs on the flat blackish/grey plastic trim pieces.  Foot seems like I have pretty good twist and sprain. If it swells up...black and blue by AM...probably will have it checked out.  But anyway......as the title suggest. Absolutely Heartbroken.  Really one my first nice bikes that was in like new condition.  I wished my paycheck had an extra zero in it, then I could just get it fixed. But in the meantime, I will try to learn the art of scratch repair.  The scuffed items is a different bear...they will have to be replaced I assume. Just sucks man. I want to yell. Pissed off.  Posting here is like some sort of wierd therapy for me.  No one to blame but me.  Start saving for the fixes...lol.   

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Re: Heartbroken
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2011, 09:56:50 am »
That does suck. This exact scenario could never happen to me. I'm on my tip toes and then some when it's on the center stand. So I couldn't even try to put it on the center stand from sitting on the bike. Obviously it may not be the best idea even if you can!   :'(

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Re: Heartbroken
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2011, 03:34:45 pm »
Oh crap that is a bad ouchie.  I can almost get the C10 up while on the bike.  I tried it a couple times.  I like the way it gives you better control over the weight... except when your boot gets stuck though I guess.
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Re: Heartbroken
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2011, 04:07:53 pm »
Well....as suspected the foot swoll up like a balloon and I couldn't put on any boots, shoes, etc not to mention it hurts. My line of work requires me to go to the Doc for something like this. (plus the wife hounded me this morning about getting it looked at) Good news is after all the time in waiting rooms, nothing is broke. Just mucked up all the tissues with a severe sprain.  I will never get that "Exorcist complete 180 degree" position my foot was in while it was being mashed.  I didnt know a leg/foot could that far without something exploding. Kind of sucks, today is probably the last warm day before the cold temps set in....I could have went out and showed off my new bike scuffs (<-sarcastic look on my face) You guys have a great day. See you around the forums. (and if you live near Western North Carolina maybe on the roads one day!  (I live in the Asheville, NC area).

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Re: Heartbroken
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2011, 06:56:35 pm »
OWWWWW!
Sorry for the insult AND injury.  I can't imagine having enough leg to do what you describe, but I'm certainly sorry you had to get scrunched like that.  I hope the soft tissues mend quickly and completely.  Menatime that sucker's gonna be sore.   :'(
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Re: Heartbroken
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2011, 09:22:26 pm »
John, CDA0375.
Ouch for sure.   Speedy recovery!
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