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PostSubject: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 20 2016, 02:53

So after nearly two decades of accident free riding, I had a low speed, low side. Thankfully, I was not going very fast 20-30mph but there is still damage.
Me:  a few bumps and bruises and a broken humerus

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The bike doesn't look to bad. Shifter is loose but doesn't seem damaged. I think the shoulder screw that attaches it simply broke. Both turn signal lenses are scratched but not broken. The left mirror is scratched as is the bar end and clutch lever. The y pipe cover is scratched, and the can has rash on it. None of that really concerns me to much but the valve cover took a shot as expected.

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I have not started the bike since the accident (Sunday morning), nor have I contacted my insurance company. Should I take the bike to the dealer for evaluation, should I call the adjuster...

If the damage is as superficial as it appears I would just assume fix the bike without evolving the insurance co.

How worried should I be that I ruined the motor?
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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 20 2016, 03:00

I take it it stopped once it was on its side? It should of, it has a tip over switch. In which case the motor should be fine. In all honesty the damage doesn't look bad enough to call in insurance. What is your excess?how much no claims bonus do you have?

Fling a rocker cover at it, and a new shifter pin and use it as an excuse to get rid of the original muffler. If you like the original there must be hundreds of them out there gathering dust! I have several! You should be able to pick one up fairly cheap.

Heal well.

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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 20 2016, 03:18

I have a $500 deductible. I'm just concerned about head damage, there is some weeping around the valve cover, could just be from getting knocked around.

My humorous is another story all together. That is broken into three pieces and will require lightweight racing screws (titanium) to put it back together.
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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 20 2016, 03:26

Ouch! Glad your OK. Busted humerus isn't funny. Sigh. Had to say it.   Razz


Good news for you is that the valve covers for your model are cheap ($80) and the shifter pin isn't much either.

The valve covers always leak when they touch down. I've had a bit of experience in that department.


Titanium is always good on a bike. Groan.  Cool



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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 20 2016, 03:44

Yow! Glad you weren't hurt worse, get well soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 20 2016, 05:00

Sorry to hear about your spill, I hope you recover quickly. I'm not sure about your state but in Massachusetts an "at fault accident " will cost you plenty over time if you file a claim. We have a point system in my state. It takes six years to retire an incident and the effect is a higher insurance rate for the term. I have a perfect score that has taken time to defend over the years...
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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 20 2016, 05:40

Looks like you snapped your clavicle too... Do your rehab work, those PT folks are worth their weight in gold!

- SD

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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 20 2016, 09:39

Porr you. I had an off a bit over a month ago and broke a leg-my first acident since 1980.

I have involved my insurance as I could not collect the bike. I wish I hadn't-they are trying to renege on their word to repair it and looks like it'll be months before it's fixed. In the meantime, I'm hobbling about trying to get my little TU250X sorted.
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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 20 2016, 14:23

Clavicle is supposed to have that gap there.

The plan right now is to have the dealer do a once over on the bike. Then I'll fix it myself.
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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 20 2016, 15:54

Yeah, thought I saw a hairline fracture in there... Should have put my glasses on. At any rate, heal up quick.

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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 20 2016, 16:08

As my exhaust has scratches in the headers, mid pipe an silencer I am thinking about replacing the stock items with a new full system. besides the Arrow Titanium headers does anyone make aftermarket head pipes for our bikes? I would prefer stainless as I do not like the typical color shifts that Ti get.
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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 20 2016, 16:09

Jhtjon wrote:
As my exhaust has scratches in the headers, mid pipe an silencer I am thinking about replacing the stock items with a new full system. besides the Arrow Titanium headers does anyone make aftermarket head pipes for our bikes? I would prefer stainless as I do not like the typical color shifts that Ti get.

Arrow does.
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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 20 2016, 17:15

Dang, that sucks! Hope you are good to go soon!I know where there are a few stock collectors if you decide to keep it original. Probably just cost the shipping from California.
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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 20 2016, 21:44

Hate to hear about anybody going down on their bike, but glad to see you walked away. Keep us posted on your recovery and the repairs on your bike.
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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 20 2016, 22:40

No insurance company needed. Fix the shifter & ride. Bike scars make good war stories.

Glad you are ok.
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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Fri Jul 22 2016, 00:18

Crying or Very sad  Bollox! Not good, hope dem bones heal quick, as for the bike get rid, bad karma imho. Treat yourself to a new one different colour, you get the excitement of a new bike and no bad vibes about a busted bike made good. You could px it, let the dealer have all the heartache of mending what you did.

Win Win.

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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Sat Jul 23 2016, 19:34

My clavical never did heal up right. Titanium bar was added. Still not right. Oh well, it only hurts when the dog jumps on it. Very Happy

Next time try for the right side - although the CARC casing is not cheap.
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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Tue Jul 26 2016, 02:13

Papa Lazarou wrote:
Jhtjon wrote:
As my exhaust has scratches in the headers, mid pipe an silencer I am thinking about replacing the stock items with a new full system. besides the Arrow Titanium headers does anyone make aftermarket head pipes for our bikes? I would prefer stainless as I do not like the typical color shifts that Ti get.

Arrow does.

I thought Arrow only offered the titanium system, I've never seen one in stainless from them.

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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Thu Jul 28 2016, 21:14

Todd at guzzitech says he has stainless ones for the same price as the arrow ti ones
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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Sun Jul 31 2016, 03:08

So I am out of the Hospital and it only took a plate and eight screws to put my shoulder back together again. I find it amazing how modern medicine works.

Three years ago at a birthday party with my son and daughter I slipped an fell and broke the ball off my right humerus. It was a non-surgical break. The Dr. put me in a sling and said, "Don't move it and it should be OK in eight weeks. Three years later and hundreds of hours of physical therapy later it is just OK. I have full range of motion but I have never felt that it was "right".

My accident was July 17th, my surgery was July 25th. I am sitting at my keyboard typing properly, I am able to drive, provided I'm not whacked out of my gourd on pain killers, and I have better range of motion than I did five weeks into my last broken arm.

An Interesting note. My Orthopedist asked me some very interesting questions while I was in the hospital, specifically about what type of riding gear I was wearing.

Cycle Gear Bilt Riding Jeans
Vanson Race gloves
Joe Rocket Meteor Boots
Arai Signet Q helmet
Triumph Textile McQueen jacket

His reply was interesting, "I knew it looking at the break, that you weren't wearing a leather jacket." He went on to explain that while textile riding gear is great it has one major flaw, riders tend to roll rather than slide. He also indicated that he was fairly certain that the initial fall did not break my arm it was rolling and getting my arm caught behind me that broke it. I went back and looked at my gear closely for the first time today and I think he is correct. I have little to no abraded areas on my gear.

Looks like I'll be buying leather this time.
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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Wed Aug 31 2016, 17:39

Well the bike is all back together and I even took a quick spin around the block. The new pips sounds good in my opinion and actually looks good on the bike.

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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Wed Aug 31 2016, 18:14

YAY!!
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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Wed Aug 31 2016, 18:36


I have no clue how I missed this entire thread, but I never saw it ... and apologize for not conveying condolences for you and your GRiSO sooner.

Anyway, sounds as if you and machine are, under all of the potential and real circumstances, in grand shape.

I low-sided on the right (tho both sides are "wrong," of course Sad ) three years ago.  I fared better than you physically, but, after all the dollars were counted for repair and replacement, there were lots of 'em.  

Not sure if you sucked up the repair costs, but I did file an insurance claim.  Progressive was magnificent.  I even won my "appeal" and they count it as not my fault. I've also been with 'em long enough to earn "large accident forgiveness." Don't want anymore dumps, but at my age that is way more about damage to me from bouncing on pavement than to the Guzzi. Shocked

Anyway, your beast looks great, and glad you are better, too. Sounds as if you have a high-class ortho.  

Safe riding.

Bill
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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Wed Aug 31 2016, 18:41

My Ortho is fantastic, but a little stingy on the pain meds, understandably so. I can tell you that my co-pays and deductibles for the surgery were far more expensive than fixing the bike.

Surgery, hospital, ER etc... about $50K and $3000.00 out of pocket.
Repair the bike including a used staintune can, $950.00 the only thing I did not fix was a very small grind on the lower header.

I am so shocked at how cheap Guzzi parts are.
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PostSubject: Re: Oops I crashed!   Oops I crashed! Icon_minitime1Wed Aug 31 2016, 22:17

Bike looks nice again.

Re riding gear, I feel more secure in leathers and consequently ride a bit more enthusiastically. My textile gear is for the "Hipster Look" the "riding jeans"  (cough) I bought are pesh but been a tight wad I only paid £90. My levis are heavier and would be more appropriate I think

Glad you are still up for it.

Keep on keepin on.

Chris

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