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BTDT. There's no way you can pull yourself free.

Good cause for suing Suzuki?
Are you freakin' serious???
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That's pretty much exactly how I dinged the Iceburg. Certainly sucks but glad it doesn't suck worse.

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Be thankful it was not worse. Glad to hear your OK.

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Glad you are okay ....good lesson for quality boots. I have my tall offroad boots but tend to ride with just my hiking boots with little ankle protection. Breaking in some Milwauki Trooper boots now as a compromise.


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Once more the Burgman crush zone seems to lessen serious impacts.


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Glad you are okay ....good lesson for quality boots.
Yep. People buy all this stuff, but neglect the boots.

I have Daytona Road Star GTX boots:

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/d...star-gtx-boots

I'm wearing them right now! These things are great. They are so light and comfortable you can walk in them a good distance if you need too. They're great! Highly recommend.


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Are you freakin' serious???
I don't know about other scooters, by I have personal painful experience of having my ankle pinned to the ground by the Burgman 650 while it was dragging me along until it settled by the roadside.

When the mirror is first broken off, the edge of the tupperware is in one plane all the way from the dash to the end of the passenger floor board, the grab rail is on the same plane.

That means that when your ankle is pinched between the ground and the edge of the floor board there's no way to pull out your foot, since a substantial amount of the scooter's weight is on your ankle.

When picking up the scooter, the handlebar has to be brought roughly 30" up before the rear wheel touches the ground and weight is taken off your ankle.

Normal motorcycles pose a much lesser risk of trapping your foot like that.

The relatives of the first unfortunate crashed Burgman 650 rider, sustaining only minor injuries in a low-side, only to be trapped and then run over by an inattentive driver while desperately trying to free himself, will have a good case to sue Suzuki.

Do use good boots, to avoid your foot being pinched off in a crash
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I don't know about other scooters, by I have personal painful experience of having my ankle pinned to the ground by the Burgman 650 while it was dragging me along until it settled by the roadside.....
Understood. But it is hardly Suzuki's fault if you wreck your scooter and pin your ankle or anything else.

Were I on a jury, there are NO circumstances under which I would vote for a plaintiff in such a case. None whatsoever. I'd also be inclined to penalize said plaintiff for wasting everyone's time with a frivolous case.
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It's not Suzuki's fault if we get in a low-side, but it's their fault that the risk of getting your foot stuck is much worse than on other bikes.
The AN650 being so heavy makes the consequences of being stuck not negligible.
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Thats a common problem when you do a head check Left, Right, Rear. It takes about 1 whole second that you do not have concentration ahead.

Sorry to hear this, and I can affirm that if all you got is busted plastics and frame, you came out kind of OK.
Common mistake made. Easily avoidable by keeping more distance.
I know I know, easier said than done when it's busy but still... I don't change lanes in a situation like that. It's bound to happen sooner or later. Defensive driving; if it can go wrong, it will.
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