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Hey guys. Just purchased my 02 zx6r 2 weeks ago and have enjoyed it so much. But I work as a paramedic in nc and rolled my ankle and will not be able to ride for at least 3-4 weeks..bummer..serious moral support needed...!!! Thanks.[V]

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Thanks, I actually went out today with a friend of mine who rides an 02 929. Taped my ankle and rode with a stiff boot and enjoyed the beautiful weather. After about an hour though the pain started and I had to return. But it is so nice to finally join all those guys with bikes out there. Answer me this guys. I see all this competition about which bikes are the best and who has the fastest bike, and believe me, i think competition is great, but isnt it all about riding and being out with those who love doing the same thing you enjoy? I dont know. It just seems there are so many gorgeous bikes regardless of who makes them. I would love to have one of each to be honest. Safe riding to everyone.[8D]

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pardon, 01..its yellow and black...looks like a bubble bee..but a great bike. you have to forgive me for the simple fact that I am very new in the sport of bike riding and still do not have the years and models down pat. sorry for the misinformation...

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you're a paramedic and bought a bike, I would have thought you would have known better ;)


just kidding ;)

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yeah, i was the same way when i bought my bike "i just wanna ride", now im like " i ride better than you, cuz i have a 600"

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Welcome to the board.
I have the same bike and let me tell you....
what was I saying? (thinking about my baby):D

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“Taped the ankle and went riding,” hmm. Sounds like a Ben Bostrom move to me! He’s paid the big bucks. I don’t know about you, but I’m not.

April 2002 I low-sided my Blackbird in a parking garage. One of those things: cold tires, bad traction, etc. Well, it pitched me off quite smartly at 10-15mph. Somewhere along the line, I landed on my left ankle and jammed my big toe. The bike was fine; frame sliders are a good thing for low-speed impacts. I however ended on crutches for ten days and a sore/taped ankle for awhile. I really couldn’t ride again for a month. To this day it can be rather sore, though I keep it limber.

Ankle injuries suck.

Another buddy got it way, way worse: he drilled in his Viffer hard and somehow ended up with multiple fractures of the left ankle. Two surgeries, a lot of pins, and a month in the wheelchair later, he began to recover. Nine months later, I can tell it pains him a little. That’ll be with him for life. Not sure he’ll ride again this year, since the bike’s heavily damaged as well.

A company called Daytona makes a boot called the Security. Fully armored, expensive ($700), but worth the dough if you spend significant sport-riding time. I use Sidi Vertebras but might give in and buy the Daytonas one of these days. If you “need” them, I’m sure it’s worth it.


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i broke my ankle a few months ago and i had to take a ride on a real nice day and for the fact i was selling my 00 zx6r and wasnt going to get another bike. so i rode with my cast on just creeping around my town. needless to say i got a new bike after 2 months because i couldnt stand it anymore
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