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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 06-09-2016, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Wrecked the 650 this morning

So my day sucked, on the way into work got into traffic at the 270 north to 70 East ramp, sometime while checking my mirror and then over the shoulder to make sure I was clear to get over, the SUV in front of me went from 30/40 MPH to 0. Once I swiveled my head around and turned on my signal to get over I realized I only had 3 feet to stop and was just going too fast and I smacked into the truck.

My tire went under his rear bumper and my rear went up, I ended up on the ground with the Burgman pinning my ankle to the road, plastics all busted up and forks/frame possible bent. Will update once I speak with the insurance company.

Makes me angry with myself, was going to be paid off next summer.:

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Man, I'm extremely sorry to hear of your mishap. However, no serious injuries, so be thankful for that! It could happen to any of us!!
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Wow, indeed Scotty, very sorry to hear this. Best of luck to you on the insurance matter (hope the rates don't go through the roof!)
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Hey, better broken body panels than broken body parts. You got away cheap, as I see it. Sorry for the accident, but could have been much worse. Hope the insurance does you right.

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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.
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So sorry for your wreck, but very glad you're ok.
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the Burgman pinning my ankle to the road
BTDT. There's no way you can pull yourself free.

Good cause for suing Suzuki?

I was thinking about some kind of "air bag" which by the pull of a chord could inflate itself and lift the bike enough for the crashed rider to pull out his trapped foot from under the bike.

When I crashed due to a 3/4" kerb-to-kerb cushion of crushed granite in the middle of a turn, I was able to signal with my horn to attract help from a nearby house.
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was going to be paid off next summer.

That stinks big time, but if you're lucky you may just be riding one that is paid off soon

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All I can say is I've done that more than once in a car driving on the 495 beltway / 270 corridor. I empathize with the frustration ... but most important, I am glad you are OK.
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Sorry about the wreck, but hope you are ok, some aches and pains take awhile to emerge.
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