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Offline Xinthus

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It Finally happened.
on: 10 April, 2017, 01:57:44 PM
Well here i am able to add to the statistics of Injury to motorcycle rider and beloved bike.

after finishing work on the 3rd of December or 4th of December depending on how you look at it (0:05 AM) i headed off home  :300: from work,  came off the ring road on a  freezing  :190: cold night,  the gritters had been out, and all was calm by means of traffic,  Now being an advanced motorcycle rider with the IAM i knew to take it easy, them roads wernt looking great, sheen and moist, so off this ring road i went  turning right onto a B road, out of the city center heading off home.  To paint the picture 50 meters up the road is a pedestrian crossing, I get the bike up straight and by this time im approaching the crossing,   I glance down at my speedo it reads  12MPH    yes 12mph,  a second before going across this pedestrian crossing (see i wasnt going fast off that round about at all,  riding to the conditions)  so straightened out i go ok  lets pick up the pace a little and just begin to trickle in some throttle, when BAM!!! :183: :183:Tail goes left  :172: right  :005: left  then as it begins to come back to the right  :172: it boots me off  high siding me to the road surface, to which now im really   :232: :172: :087: Landing on my Right shoulder and smacking my head off the road, begin sliding for what seamed like forever then but actually turned out to be about 3 meters including the bounce  roll and slide.

In my head i was like ooh this isnt good,  not wearing protective clothing Just my work uniform  :192:  :155: :161:, followed by try to keep joints off road surface and OMFG thats my Bike them sparks are coming off..  :232:  once stopped, im ok im stopped am i alright, Yes!! can i move? yes !!  can i get up?,  Yes !! hell that hurts,   :138:  at this point a couple of passer bys  come to my aid,  im barely to my feet  crouched just about to lift myself up off the tarmac. these two ladies ask me if im alright as they aid me hobbling back to the kerbside,  Traffic behind me now starting to appear, and thankfully queuing and waiting..  (this was a dual carriageway of 30 MPH limit) me in the left lane,  bike in the right lane about another 4 -5 meters ahead of me.  They look down at my knee and panic   oooooooohhh  what about ya knee that looks bad, i re-assure them im fine,  yes it hurts hell does it hurt,   but its not my knee thats hurting its my shoulder,  anyhow, at this stage a colleague that was following me home *kindly bringing my partners car back home for me after she had a pulled muscle in her neck earlier that same day*  is at my bike trying to recover it off the road also,  Struggling  as he has no idea wth he's doing lol.  These ladies ask if i need a ambulance, i tell them no im ok,  that fella there is a friend and he'll help me  but thanks for the assistance, *I were very grateful*   so off to my mate whos now with my bike in an upright position, wondering why it wont move LOL  *yeah its still in gear*  traffic now looking like its about 6 cars total queuing patiently.  i tell him and another guy whos foriegn to pull in the clutch and it should roll :)  hey presto  BINGO!!!!!   :046: :152: they roll it to the side of the road and off the carriageway.   :031: guys.

So the bikes now as secure as its gonna get,  i give a salute to the queuing traffic with my left arm as a thanks all for waiting.  and address with my mate the scenario,  Im hurting Check, Am i ok!!  Debatable,  im thinking lets get my bike safe and secure go home get some chains,  Hes,  wanna go hospital im no  sort bike,  hes im gonna take ya to the hospital,  im NO  sort my bike, *manley  :188:* lol  so he reluctantly take s me home to get the chains to secure my bike, whilst i message my partner to say Hi Hun , i come off my bike im ok  but buddy boy bringing me back in car to get some chains to secure bike.  shes Like HOLY HELL  im like chill im ok.,.   **Feck i were hurting like a SOB at this stage and shivering my backside off which wasnt helping which wasnt helping with the pain.  :mfrlol:

I arrive at home and partner now made phone calls to another friend whom lives near to where i came off the bike *yees not long gone midnight and shes calling a mate whos in bed sleeping*  Bless him he agrees to come to the rescue  :156: :062: :046: to rescue my bike and secure it at his house safe and sound,  so off this fella goes thats been helping me all night long since coming off,  with my partner to recover the bike back to a mates house who was sleeping and now rudely awakend to a shocking call in the freezing cold. lol **couldnt make this stuff up huh**  and leave me at home nursing my sorry ass,.   I grab some paracetamol, and a glass of water,  in reflect on my pain.  Righ Ankle, Ouch, Right Knee Ouch, Right Elbow Ouch, Right Shoulder HOLYL OUCHIE   anyway   they return around 0:55 and im sitting there feeling warmer, shivering stopped but pain hasnt,  my arm in the position of a sling fitment  yet not in a sling, and good ole buddy boy says  so how are ya  what ye want to do??  I say  well im ok  but im still in pain  and HAVENT moved my arm since coming off the biffa, time to paya visit to a&e :(

A&E goes as ya can expect, triage, waiting through to doctors, more triage assessment go talk to consultant all that crap,  but in fairness was pretty dam quick getting to the doctor section,  anyway, i was lucky lucky lucky that night, as a shoulder specialist was passing through A&E and came in to have a quick look at me, after being grabbed from the doctor whom assessed me,  (rewind a little) Ankle probably sprained, Knee, we'll get that cleaned up, elbow yeah nothing to worry about clean it up, shoulder, off he pops,* flashback to present again,  so this shoulder specialist turns out to be a  surgeon and advises that looking at the x-rays ive fractured the balljoint in the right shoulder, complicated injury due to where it is,  Long recovery advised,  we'll need to get you in within a 2 week window to operate on it,  no places yet (this was a Saturday night Sunday morning)  come to fracture clinic on Monday and well discuss this over the weekend and by time i get in on Monday theyll already know what to do with me.

Sure enough on Monday morning i go in and the consultant is there, and theyve already drew up a plan of action,  Theyre there booking me in for an operation for the Friday 9th December to have this shoulder fixed up and given me a temprary sling, Wrist n neck polyfoam thing.

So basically thats me upto date, with no pictures,  The pain is Bloody awful in them early stages, so awful its cant sleep,  then ya crash as and whenever the body is too tired to actually stay awake.  It really is that bad,   Morphine, Codine, and paracetamol to ease pain  ***yeah ok  its still throbbing even with Morphine  though did ease it  lets just say you wouldnt want anyone to make you jump.

Gotta get me off to work  but will post some pics in my picture folder to show  the destruction.

What i need now is Lower fairing and upper fairing cowels maybe the headlight cowl and if i relly wanna  the clocks facia.  if anyone has any ideas where to get this stuff from cheaper than standard retail honda,  then please throw it out there   

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Offline Robo

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Re: It Finally happened.
Reply #1 on: 10 April, 2017, 02:46:47 PM
 :430: That's a long post ,did it take you since Dec to write it  :431:

LOOK HERE

https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,21055.0.html

OR Seach Ebay  :028:
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Re: It Finally happened.
Reply #2 on: 10 April, 2017, 08:52:06 PM
Sorry to hear about your off - and the damage to your shoulder. They are b8gg8rs to fix and after surgery I'm sure there will be a rigorous regime of physiotherapy to strengthen your rota cuff muscles holding everything together. While I didn't fracture my shoulder, I did land heavily on it while trying to save my granddaughter on the pillion from injury when I had to stop, due to a car driver panicking, on a very steep camber. I couldn't hold my bike up so just tried to slow it down as it parked horizontally. That was three years ago and I still go to the Gym to exercise it (as well as trying to keep fit. At my age that is imperative to ward off rigor mortis...)

Still you are much younger so should heal a lot more speedily and I wish you well.
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Re: It Finally happened.
Reply #3 on: 11 April, 2017, 12:01:39 PM
*Originally Posted by Robo [+]
:430: That's a long post ,did it take you since Dec to write it  :431:

Lol when i finished it,  I was amazed at just how much i typed,  though hopefully made interesting enough reading.

Really only looking to replace the damaged cowls, and don't want to be changing colour,    Mine are silver,
*Originally Posted by Rev Ken [+]
Sorry to hear about your off - and the damage to your shoulder. They are b8gg8rs to fix and after surgery I'm sure there will be a rigorous regime of physiotherapy to strengthen your rota cuff muscles holding everything together. While I didn't fracture my shoulder, I did land heavily on it while trying to save my granddaughter on the pillion from injury when I had to stop, due to a car driver panicking, on a very steep camber. I couldn't hold my bike up so just tried to slow it down as it parked horizontally. That was three years ago and I still go to the Gym to exercise it (as well as trying to keep fit. At my age that is imperative to ward off rigor mortis...)

Still you are much younger so should heal a lot more speedily and I wish you well.
Why Thank you   your right its one painful rotary cuff after the operation,  first 3 weeks was pretty much picking up my arm with  my left hand to rest it where i wanted it.  Under Orthopaedics still though that might end after the next appointment, and weekly visits to the Physio to manipulate the joint into angles it really doesn't want to go to,  I'm sure there real title is a Contortionist, that's the way i look at it lol,    but there doing a fantastic Job with me, and have had me fit to return to work in a 3 Month period, 12 weeks after injury. whilst full range of motion isn't there, the pain isn't noticed while i drive my bus,  though reaching out to change destination blinds is somewhat uncomfortable, but I'm getting there.  Thank you.

Added link to my dropbox that shows the bike and the injuries sustained :)  probably better than posting  a fair few pics in my folder.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/15dgkunvkol9fq6/AACVbfVwjpY2WC2-sj5FmG7oa?dl=0
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Re: It Finally happened.
Reply #4 on: 11 April, 2017, 01:48:37 PM
Don't worry about the shoulder. I've had 2 operations on the same shoulder, too many miles on the bike caused it so I was told. took a year out from the job and it works fine now.

As for the parts, trying to find the right colour for a MK1 OR mk2 are like hens teeth.

Look on Ebay ,buy another colour and get it repainted.

LOOKY HERE  :028:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Bodywork-Frame/179742/i.html?_from=R40&LH_ItemCondition=4&_nkw=cbf+1000
If theres a gap i can get through it !!!

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