Nice Job! Very inspiring story for me as i'm trying to recover and bounce back from a crash that led to reconstructive shoulder surgery. I learned the lesson of how gear will save you a ton of injuries as well. I was lucky enough not to slam into any objects or cars or have my bike slam anything so me and my bike came out of this about the best i could hope for. But it's still been overwhelming.
I was wondering how your confidence has held up riding and if fear has hindered you at all? The day after my crash i was already looking for parts but ever since surgery the fear of a another crash has crept in. and fear kills! Anyways, I'm glad to hear you're back on it, way to go on your recovery and enjoy your new bike!
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I'm very glad that you came away from that crash, it was an amazing story, fantastic pics and a very good job well done on rebuild, she looks sassy as hell, well done to you mate.
Livefast - The shoulder reconstruction sucks, but you cant live in fear. Take it easy at first and build your confidence up again. Learn from past mistakes and it will push you to become a better rider.
The worst crash I ever had was when I highsided on a Suzi RGV doing about 120 clicks in a straight line when a car pulled out of a blind spot. I was young and inexperienced I did everything wrong and ended up bed bound in hospital for two weeks. I think of that crash as a turning point in my life, it taught me alot. Now I know to respect the bike, but I'll never be afraid of one. If you need help building up that confidence that is why we are all here
Grats again on the rebuild to the OP, I want to see this post being made sticky just so I can keep coming back to look at the pics
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thank you bro, for sharing this experience
i know how you feel... last August came out of a bend at around 100 km/h, to find a crappy blue lorry stopped on the wrong side of the road
slammed the brakes, but the distance was just not enough... crashed head first against the side of the lorry... and was lucky to walk away, but my 2012 Ninja 750 was trashed
3 things saved me: the bike took most of the impact thanks to clever engineering by Kawasaki, was wearing the full leather gear... and the gods who spared a kind thought
to ensure easier insurance claim, got the Kawasaki main dealer to rebuild the bike... cost is the third of a new bike, now it looks like new!
Last edited by Island Ninja; 01-02-2013 at 02:56 AM.