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    Default I bought a small farm

    Last Wednesday afternoon at 4:45ish pm I had a minor fall thanks to a nice attentive old fart who was too busy yakking on his cellphone organising Viagra from his dealer or something to take notice of traffic...

    Long story short:

    Was turning right at a traffic circle three blocks from home and Mr Yakker did not stop and I braked a bit too hard and front tyre washed away.
    Fell at about 20kmh and landed on my right arm.

    I tore the cartiledge in my 4th ritght rib and got a roasty on my right knee. That's it.
    Bikes right fairing panel took some damage, right front indicator broke off and the right footpeg and brake lever broke. That is all.
    I rode the bike home and fixed it the same day.

    Went to Wilgers trauma department for the neccessary tests and got pain meds and advice to help the cartiledge heal.
    I am fine now except for some pain.

    Will post pics of the damage tomorrow.

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    Glad YOU are Ok,ish! Strongs!
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    Glad you're in one piece. Good luck with the recovery.

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    Eish man! That sucks. Glad you came out mostly ok!
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    Ouch...glad its not worse! Get well soon bud!

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    Thanks all!
    It could have been a LOT worse. Gear saved me from having any more injuries.

    Ribs are fine. Much less pain and the minor bruising on my shoulder is gone. Knee is healing nicely as well.

    The Alpinestars GT Air gloves protected my right hand, the RST Ventilator III jacket protected my whole right arm and shoulder, the Alpinestars SMX6 boots protected my right foot and the lever guard did it's job protecting my hand and the brake lever.

    Thank goodness for the R&G Racing case protectors I fitted before the Kyalami track day. The clutch cover under this plastic cover costs $226-00 and the clutch assembly (which usually gets damaged in a fall like this), costs $850-00. So spending 3.5K on the crash protection just saved me 12K+ in repair costs. The little rubber puck that broke off costs 40 bucks for a set of two.

    Fairing panel polished a bit. I will take the panel to a budy who owns a panel beating and spraypainting place and have it and some other bits colour matched and painted.
    Passenger footpeg was used along with 4 washers and used to replace the broken one (will get proper rearsets sometime as they are much stronger than the OEM stuff).
    Lever guard did its job nicely to prevent any other expensive repairs like a potential master cylinder replacement.
    Brake lever fixed using a stainless steel bolt, some nuts, an aluminium spacer with a groove filed in for the bolt, and the original rubber.

    Some pics -

    The RST Ventilator III jacket took the impact on the complete right arm and shoulder and apart from some minor scrapes and some dirt, it is still in 100% working order. The built in armor did it's job perfectly and saved me from any serious injuries:






    Gloves saved my hand and knuckles (all four knuckles would have been killed by the tar):






    AGV K-5 took minor damage:


    I have replaced the helmet with a new Schuberth SR1

    And the bike damage and fixing:
















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    Glad you walked and rode away from this one.

    Did the other driver stop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WBro View Post
    Glad you walked and rode away from this one.

    Did the other driver stop?
    I doubt that the other driver even noticed...

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    Thanks WBro.

    Nope, old fart just looked my way and carried on driving. It was peak traffic and he dissappeared. Karma will get him.

    Guy who stays around the corner from me saw the uncident and stopped to help, though. He was in his work bakkie.

    As luck would have it, my Gooro was at home on charge so I could not even get the registration number. But now I make sure it is mounted on the bike and recording even if I go to the garage a block away from home.

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    Glad you still in one piece, speedy recovery.


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    Sorry to hear about your off. Just glad it wasn't worse. Hope you heal up soon and your baby is back in 100% shape.


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    Sorry to hear about your misfortune, Skully. You will live to ride another day and that is what is important! Heal up soon (ouch on that rib cartilage) and hang in there, we're all rootin' for ya.

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