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post #11 of 575 (permalink) Old 02-10-2005, 09:53 PM
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I am glad you are alive, I hope that you don't have to amputate the leg. It's a reminder for the rest of us to be safer when we ride.
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post #12 of 575 (permalink) Old 02-10-2005, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Originally posted by natronazx6r
Okay, I'm sorry to hear that you got fucked up. I don't ever want see anyone go through that. On the other hand, why the hell were you going that fast for? Dude, [V] don't buy another bike if you are going to go out and do the same thing. Please!

It's obvious that the ninja is not a beginners bike and this right here is proof of it. [V][V][V][V]
well it dosent take much to reach speed on these bikes. As for another bike and driving like that on the street Hell no. If I do it will be a SV650 and i will be taking some keith code classes and only riding on the track.
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Good luck, man.
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Originally posted by Rob_ZX636R
hey , sorry to hear about your accident , i also have been in an accident , where my right foot got totally mashed up but im all healed now - that was 6 years ago , your right leg looks ok in that pic , did u say u have to amputate it ? , why ? , Rob
I guess there is 6" of the main nerve to the foot is missing, so I have no feeling in the bottom of my right foot. The piece of dead bone from the street they put back in. The doctor's (5 different ones) said the samething "you have no ankle, seems the bones got dragged on the asphalt, you could go thru 2 or more years worth of surgery(bone graphs, nerve graphs) with a 35% chance of it working. If it did work the ankle would be fused together and most likely still have no feeling in the bottom of my foot".

I opted for the high tech prostectic. Shit I have a video of navy seals with the same prostesis work out and are now back on active duty. I mean I'm no seal it just gives me hope.

Plus it dosent really bother me
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post #15 of 575 (permalink) Old 02-10-2005, 10:10 PM
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It's his right leg that's being amputated, not his left, he won't need a modified shifter.
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post #16 of 575 (permalink) Old 02-10-2005, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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oh ya the bike ended on hitting the curb and flying up and hitting the cyclone fence about a foot below the top, flipping over the fence in between 2 trees and landing about 50 feet away.

There is no front wheel, the forks pushed into the radiator which went into the motor some. Front of frame crinkled, no rear sub frame, tank slightley dented. I think motor might be allright, no fluids came out except coolent or could be cracked. who no's its a total loss 8k down the drain...
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post #17 of 575 (permalink) Old 02-10-2005, 10:37 PM
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An accident is a fear I have everytime myself (or any of us for that matter) get on our bikes.

Glad you were not hurt worse than that, and hope you have as full of a recovery as you possibly can. Please ask Kaiser for a referral to a specialist, perhaps an amptuation can be avoided. No offense to Kaiser, I really don't like them and their business office seems to make the decisions on what is best for the patient and not the doctors, which is totally wrong in my book. I've heard of one too many people getting something amputated when other methods could have been explored/attempted first.

By the way, Kaiser's CEO makes a base salary of 7 million a year, prior to bonuses and stock options.

Now, not trying to be a dick here, but I got to say this. You were riding too fast for street conditions (even an experienced rider shouldn't be riding that fast on the streets) and also you were definitely riding beyond your skill and experience level.

You should not be hitting the freeway from the on ramp at 90+ MPH, in third gear. That's way to agressive for the street. When I hit the freeway I am at about 60-65 MPH (depending on flow of traffic) and I am in 4th or 5th by that time, usually fourth. I'll rarely ride over 70-75 MPH on the freeway and it will only be on straightaways, not on the on and off ramps. California is known for it's bad roads. Blame the budget and blame Caltrans. So I am not taking chances with crappy roads.

If you were getting repeated headshakes, then that should have been a warning sign to you to do two things. One, get a damper. And two, you are not controlling the bike properly and that you should curb your hard accelerating and/or ride easier on bumpy roads. Many of the head shakes could have been started by the bumpy road, not just the hard throttle roll ons.

Also, consult your family attorney. If you can prove that the portion of the road where you crashed was in a condition below the "safe navagation of a vehicle registered to drive in accordance to the states regulations" (paraphrasing there) you might have a case against the county or even the state for reimbursment for your injuries, and/or pain and sufffering. It would be a tough case, but it might be a possibility.

Good luck and god speed.

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damn bro, i wish you a speedy recovery...
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Damn, your story was interesting enough, but the pictures have an effect no story could have.
(Wear gear and respect the beast you ride is the moral I got from this)

Hope your recovery is a speedy one!
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Damn. That's the penultimate price to pay for being loose with self control.

Hope you make it out OK, man.
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