If it weren't for bad luck, I wouldn't have any. - Suzuki Volusia Forums : Intruder Volusia and Boulevard Forum
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If it weren't for bad luck, I wouldn't have any.

Just when I got everything squared away with the course, insurance, semi comfortable riding and finally able to get out for a nice ride..and then.s??t happens.

I went for an nice ride on Saturday, started out visiting a friend about half an hour away, then headed north to port perry. Was gonna stop there and have a coffee, when I see threatening clouds moving in. Thought better keep moving and headed back south away from it towards Oshawa.

Since I am still not comfortable in the city traffic I decided to take one of the country roads around it. A good road with one s- turn nothing too serious I thought.

Slowed down completely for it, probably too slow, went through the first turn, straightened out ready for the second and leaned a little too far...then away went the back end.

Floorboard touched down and she got away from me. I went down hard on my shoulder,breaking my collarbone in 3 places. I now realize even more, there is very little give in asphalt

Bike was fine, just a bent screw in the handlebar weight.

So I will be enjoying your rides from here for a while until I can get back in the saddle.

Keep the happy rides going and "do as I say,not as I do". Keep the rubber side down.

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Dang man sorry to hear that. I know how excited you were to get it all ready to go. Glad to hear it was not worse. You'll be back in the saddle in short order.


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Sorry to hear of your mishap. Hopefully you're a quick healer!

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Sorry to hear that. If it makes you feel any better that's the most common motorcycle accident, so you're far from alone. I did almost the exact same thing a month after buying my first bike. My stupid self bought another one as soon as the insurance check cleared and I couldn't be happier. See, stupidity is bliss.

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Sorry to hear this! Heal quick!!

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Sorry to hear of your mishap!

I was out riding on Saturday too, and can relate to the storm clouds rolling in! I was caught in a short downpour while heading home on the 401, but rode thru it pretty fast. Worst was yet to come as I turned into my subdivision. Sky opened up again, but thankfully for the "garage door opener" on the bike, I hit it, got the door open as I came down the street, and shot right into the garage.

Rain SUCKS

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Hate to hear that hope for fast healing
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Aw, shoot. Lots of sympathy headed your way, and good wishes for fast & complete healing. Hang in there!

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Amazing to break a collarbone that way - did you have any armor or energy absorbing material? I slammed a shoulder hard once and the CE rated foam armor kept me from realizing it right away, but I'd have noticed if my collarbone cracked! I'm very curious about how much force it took to do that.

Otherwise, really a shame. My sympathies. It really is bad. I spent most of 2014 off my bike. Not a bike wreck, a car wreck.
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Amazing to break a collarbone that way
If memory serves me right, it is actually the easiest bone to break in the body with only something like 5-7 pound of pressure to do so. A stretched out arm hitting the ground would create a lot of leverage at that point as well and transfer it right through that bone.


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