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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-30-2018, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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My first bike crash

So I was leading a ride today. I hit my right turn signal used a hand signal to make a right. The person on my right never slowed down and if it were not for someone on the Sena with me it would have been really nasty. The girl on the other bike is in the hospital. My right ankle is hurt. The friend on the Sena went oh oh oh as I was starting my turn. Isnatched the bike upright just before the crash. I feel like shit.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-30-2018, 11:55 AM
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Man that is rough.

When something unexpected happens people often say weird things or just make noises.

At work we turned on a 500HP hydraulic system for the first time, and the young engineer watching it thru a window said "whoa! whoa!... whoa!"

was it doing something impressive or awesome? no it was blowing oil out at 5000 psi. After that we make it clear before we turn something on: either say OK OK OK, or STOP STOP STOP.
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Real bummer. Glad you are OK, thanks the main thing. Sounds like you did everything right but person on your right didn't.
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Great that you could walk away, Hope the girl in hospital will be okay. Really hope your ankle heals up quick.
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Great that you could walk away, Hope the girl in hospital will be okay. Really hope your ankle heals up quick.
She is doing good. I am good. Bike is not hurt bad.. so all in all we were all lucky. Her bike got pretty torn up. She probably has 2 - 3 k in damage.

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Bikes & bike parts are replaceable. People are not.
Glad you & your friend are relatively unscathed.
Some day you'll be able to look back at this & have a laugh or chuckle about it.

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Who was the girl on the other bike? Was she riding or a passenger?

I know we are all scattered across the Earth, but if there is anything we can do to help let us know what the situation is.
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Who was the girl on the other bike? Was she riding or a passenger?

I know we are all scattered across the Earth, but if there is anything we can do to help let us know what the situation is.
She was riding her own bike. I am good.. Her bike is at Harley and mine is at the Yammy dealer. Mine is nothing but 2 foot pegs and a scratch on the heat shield on the exhaust. What I saw on hers was.. Right floorboard, exhaust, windshield, engine guard, both right blinkers, handle bars, forks. That is what I saw, not sure what the dealer will find. My wife rode the bike half a mile to her work and said it rode straight.

When it first happened, after I got the bike off of the girl I called my wife.. She is in the medical field and the girl did not want the paramedics called (they were called anyway). My wife is my rock when I feel like I am losing my mind.
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Better the bike than you brotha - sucks others were hurt but sounds like it could've been way worse.

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there have been several threads on group rides and riding with strangers

there are many videos on youtube of group ride accidents

based on what I have seen in the last 6 years riding, group rides have to be one of the bigger risks for older riders.

Older riders tend to be more easy going, not riding 120mph thru the neighborhood, so its the secondary things that are a greater risk for us.

Im not talking about a bunch of friends getting together and riding for the afternoon, referring to events where many people show up, tend to ride like its a 60mph parade, and riders dont know each other.

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