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It has been in the vip section but I figured I'd post here too. Gonna copy and paste the threads into one here.



Friday the 26th I went riding with some friends and some people I had just met. I was on the Gsxr i built and was not speeding or anything at the time. Between 1030 and 1130 my Throttle stuck wide open. Those of you that know my bike well enough know that 6th gear roll ons happen mighty quick. For anyone that doesn't know the bike... It's violent. I hit a crest in the road. Front end lifted and the road turned slightly to the left. I obviously could not. Tried clutch and rear brake to bring it down but it was too late.

I knew This wasn't going to end well so I made a split second decision and it saved my life. Target fixation (a full size truck and something else I saw) and survival reactions (slamming on the brakes which will lock tires up and can cause your bike to stand up and go straight when turning) were pushed out of my head as those are what kills people and I focused on finding the path of least resistance. I let the clutch outa bit to get power to the rear tire (Bikes don't like to lean when off throttle. when in doubt, throttle out) this let me back the bike in a bit so I was no longer aimed at the truck. Unfortunately there was a large mailbox in the path I chose. That took me off the bike when I struck it, the corner of the mail box is what cut and shattered my index finger, I believe the pole is what shattered my arm, and may be why my face/ nose is bruised . The officer told me I was going between 140 and 160 at the point of impact (again, because of a stuck throttle and not jackassery). Things went a bit south here but I stayed focused on not staying on one surface of my body while I skipped down the road. I Tumbled about a quarter mile or so from what I'm told, mostly on my jacket and helmet. and ended up in a 15-20 foot deep ditch.

Bike kept going another 1/4 mile or so.
Footwear went missing during. Once in the ditch I did a quick assessment on myself as far as injuries were concerned. I looked at my right arm and even through the leather I could see I seemed to have an extra elbow or 2. Held my right hand up to the spot it should have been in and climbed my ass out of the ditch as calmly and quickly as I could (pitch black and wasn't sure if I would pass out) I then focused on staying as calm as humanly possible. I ended up being the most calm and collected person at the scene. I removed my helmet, Gloves, and jacket (never a good idea, can cause more damage especially to the neck/spine) to cool myself down. This helped me a lot though as I was able to see the extent of my injuries to my hand and arm. Put my left thumb back in socket so I could Pull my right hand away from my elbow to straighten it out. Called Ashley and calmly let her know I was in a minor accident and may have broken my arm. I didn't want to upset her any more than needed as I knew she would meet me at the hospital. That didn't work all that well though. She could hear everything from the background.

The paramedics could not find a pulse in my right hand or anything. No blood flow. No feeling. A trauma doctor set and splinted my arm as best he could with 2 shattered bones. I talked with someone about my arm and accepted the fact that I may lose it. but all that means is I may not lose too. had emergency surgery Saturday morning to try and save my arm. Thankfully it was still there when I woke up after. 2 plates and a bunch of screws now hold what's left of the ulna and radius together. But I have a pulse, blood flow, and some feeling in my finger tips and they are all warm now. When the nerve blocker wore off it was pretty brutal. They did leave the incisions open in my arm because it was swollen far too bad to suture. I had a wound vacuum on the rest of Saturday and all Sunday with a lot of pain medication. Monday around 11 the surgeon had me for round 2. Sutured my arm back together. Reconstructed my index finger with some pins and also pinned my wrist. Much more pain now. The meds don't get rid of it, takes the edge off and makes me not care as much though. Other lesser injuries are a few minor (in my opinion) spots of road rash (ass, right knee, left ankle that my rear wheel tried to eat after losing my shoes, maybe a few other spots) bruised feet and toes, bruised bladder it looks like (catheters are fun... Not), dislocated left thumb. other bruises and what not.

I have talked with a few doctors and specialists about pt and a way to handle the pain I have ahead of me. Wasn't really expecting what a few of them said but that's a different story. As far as gear is concerned, I don't buy cheap helmets or gear. Ever. No matter who I buy it for. I also do not wear gear that has had something happen to it to void it's protection from the factory unless the manufacturer tests it and it passes (dropped helmets. Loose armor or ripped gloves. Ripped jackets. Things like that)

So why am I telling you all of this? Because this is why my family didn't have to plan my funeral. Good gear will only get you so far. Knowing how to block out your survival reactions (should be called panicked attempts to stop a motorcycle like a car) and target fixation (concentrating on what you don't want to hit which causes you to steer right into it) can save your life. The old saying "it's not if you'll crash, it's when" may not be completely true but being prepared for an off of a large magnitude is a lot like carrying a knife or gun with you. You'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it. And don't give me any of that "too hot for proper gear" or the ever popular "I don't plan on going down" bullshit either. That's about as smart as those idiots that tell you to only use your rear brake. Or the ones that take one of their front calipers and rotors off because "it looks cool" no. It makes you look ignorant

Ride safe. Ride smart
 

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It's not that bad. A lot of little things

What I know needs replacing

Parts for bike
Fuel tank k1-k3 Gsxr 600/750 or k1/k2 Gsxr 1000 and mount
Yoshimura Rear sets
Seat, Sub frame, Tail light, Seat Cowl
Handlebars, risers, top triple, grips, bar ends
Brake and clutch master's and levers
Front brake lines and clutch line
Front and rear wheels k series Gsxr 05+ 6 inch wide rear
Front rotors
Swingarm 96-99 Gsxr 750
Clutch cover for an 07/08 GSX R 1000
Front fender
Windscreen Buell or headlight
Mirrors
Frame sliders
Gauge cluster 07/08 Gsxr 1000
Header and rest of exhaust for the same
Front turn signal's
Throttle cables, housing, and tube







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Glad you're still alive and it looks like the bike didn't fair too bad either.

What are the round colored things on your arm and finger?
 

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I had a car pull out in front of me in December last year, chipped the end of the ulna and broke the radius in about 7 pieces.
I know a bit about physio and exercise that you'll be doing- it'll take a while. Your arm is worse than mine, it'll be hard, but doable.
And it's hard to work on a bike with one arm. Glad you're ok, considering.
 

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All in all I'm not too bad. The colored balls are on the ends of the pins. They come out through my skin.
 

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Oh, and don't take ibuprofen. It can stop the bones from knitting together.
you can take omega 3's or tumeric/green muscle tablets to keep the swelling down.
Take a bone supplement, with vitamin D, calcium, and magnesium - your bones will need it.
your body will burn a lot of calories with the energy needed to knit bones, I was starving all the time, started drinking protein shakes to keep up.

start physiotherapy as soon as you can - having your elbow locked in position while your arm heals will make it fucking stiff, so once the cast/spint comes off, get stuck in. until the bones heal, you won't be able to do active stretches, but physio can work on small stuff before sugeons tell you that you can load bear and really go for it.
i hit my groin against the tank in my accident. My coloured balls weren't on he ends of my fingers.
 

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I started physical therapy as soon as I got out of the hospital. I have some movement back. Not much, but some.
 

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