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post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-14-2020, 08:55 PM
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So sorry to hear about your fall down, and hope you heal up fast! Good that you had protective guards on the FJR - when I fell down last spring I did not have guards and much damage to my FJR. I was backing out of garage at time I feel over. Since that little accident, feel that I have lost a lot of confidence, such as when backing out of the garage or making a low speed turn. Hope you feel better and able to get back on the road soon!

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when I saw "ridding season is over" I said oh they must have got tons of snow, like we just did last night here in Calgary, but then I saw the X-ray's...craaaap ....sorry for your injury and bone cracks, it doesn't take much, wish you a full recovery, glad your bike is ok to.

P.S. as per what happened to you, a set of knobbies would probably do a better job when attacking small curbs at an angle... Lately I've been ridding my new to me Vstrom 650 with knobbies and I noticed how front wheel doesn't get upset when hitting those tar snakes, texas gate strips, small curbs and other road imperfections, compared to my FJR front wheel. Wonder if our future ridding would be safer by buying one of them big Adventure bikes with knobby tires?

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Ouch man, that sucks. Out of curiousity, did you also have the rear luggage guards?....just curious if they affected how the bike rested when it fell or not...

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Listen to your Drs and get well soon.

Ridden wet. Put up hard.

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Sorry to hear that Chuck, but like the others said I'm glad it's not worse and it's amazing that the bike was not hurt one bit. Maybe you should consider getting some crash bars for yourself then? Good luck with recovering from your injuries and it's great that you're still in great spirits after that.
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Ouch man, that sucks. Out of curiousity, did you also have the rear luggage guards?....just curious if they affected how the bike rested when it fell or not...

Get well..
Yes I do but they just barely touched the ground in this case. I think my leg
being caught between the bike and the curb kept the luggage guards from touching.
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Yes I do but they just barely touched the ground in this case. I think my leg
being caught between the bike and the curb kept the luggage guards from touching.
You're supposed to let the guard take the hit, not you

Btw, out of experience (not saying which one) I've had to learn not to try and save the bike and just let it drop. You can replace a bike, but you only have one you. I don't think that applied here since you didn't get a chance to let it go; been there done that myself (unfortunately).
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My appointment was cancelled today so I had a chance to go for quick early morning ride up to Idaho Spring and over Guanella Pass.
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I'm sorry to hear about this. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

In this thread about Bear Tooth Pass, in the HD forum, I too thought you were referencing weather. Here's the full link, if my hyperlink didn't work: https://www.hdforums.com/forum/gener...ooth-pass.html

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Picked up my new wheels for the next few weeks. Now to learn how to ride them.
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Picked up my new wheels for the next few weeks. Now to learn how to ride them.
Niiice , are those 7.5" Bridgestones ?
Love the dual brake system
Finally a decent seat...

Get well

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