[:Agree]Originally posted by Enjoy Life
Stop blaming it on a newbie on a 600cc+ bike. I started on a 2004 ZX-6R and just got a 2005 ZX-6R. I haven't crashed yet, but if/when I do, I guess it's b/c I started on a 600CC+ bike? Just how many miles do I have to put on a bike before people consider you not a newbie?
To the OP, sorry about your misfortune, but if you were on a 500cc bike doing 90+ miles an hour coming to a stoplight, the end result probably would have been the same. If you were wearing Sidi Vertebras, or like, (unless I missed that part in the post) thinks may have been different. I wish there was another way other than amputation, that sucks.
i also started on my 04 636. absolutely no experience before then. now i have 9 months and almost 10k miles under my belt. yea these things beg to be opened up but its up to the rider to be responsible. it took a few close calls back when i was just starting to make me realize just how dangerous it can be if u dont use ur head. one day took a turn too fast and almost ended up hitting a car head on. its fukin scary when u feel like death is creeping up on u and u cant do anything about it. and u also dont have any control of the imperfections on the ground or what the other cars can do.
u gotta know ur limits. good luck with ur recovery.