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Well, I think I may have the first wreck on a fury. Not something to be proud of really. Two days ago I was run off the hwy and there happened to be an 18 wheeler parked on the shoulder right where i was forced off. Needless to say my fury, and a portion of my body met the rear end of the trailer. By the grace of GOD i have no broken bones or major injuries just some road rash and alot of bruses and sore muscles.

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Insurance is comming to check the bike next week. The front forks are broke, the front of the frame is bent, the radiator cracked and the motor seems to have broken a few of the motor mounts. Those seem to be the major problems with the bike and of course there are alot of deep scratches on the bike.

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I think I will be hanging up my helmet. I saw my life flashing before my eyes as I was being run into the back of the 18 wheeler. Being 26 I have to much more life to live. God gave my my first warning and i will make it my last warning. So it was awsome having my fury being a part of the motorcycle family and being part of this website, but this is it for me. So to all who gave great advice on this site thanks, and of course to all motorcyclist out there ride safe!!
 

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Well, I think I may have the first wreck on a fury. Not something to be proud of really. Two days ago I was run off the hwy and there happened to be an 18 wheeler parked on the shoulder right where i was forced off. Needless to say my fury, and a portion of my body met the rear end of the trailer. By the grace of GOD i have no broken bones or major injuries just some road rash and alot of bruses and sore muscles.

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Insurance is comming to check the bike next week. The front forks are broke, the front of the frame is bent, the radiator cracked and the motor seems to have broken a few of the motor mounts. Those seem to be the major problems with the bike and of course there are alot of deep scratches on the bike.

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I think I will be hanging up my helmet. I saw my life flashing before my eyes as I was being run into the back of the 18 wheeler. Being 26 I have to much more life to live. God gave my my first warning and i will make it my last warning. So it was awsome having my fury being a part of the motorcycle family and being part of this website, but this is it for me. So to all who gave great advice on this site thanks, and of course to all motorcyclist out there ride safe!!
WOW.. Grober.. good to hear your OK..
That's one of those life changing events..
That had to be some scary shit heading for the rear of a semi trunk knowing your going to hit...
The bike took the brunt of it it appears..

I too had a accident a couple of weekends ago.
But it was a 3 year old little girl that ran out in from of me.
(She's fine)
I was able to brake to point only hitting her leg with the front tire. It knocked her down and she got some bruises and scraps. (Thank God)
I had never experienced anything like it and I was freaked.

She came out of nowhere, if it wasn't for my speed at the time and emergency braking, things could of turned out different.
The paramedics checked her our and had her parents take her to the hospital for followup x-rays just to make sure.
Her father called me later to tell she was fine and just had a few bruises and scraps.
That made me think about how dangerous things can be on the bike..
While it wasn't my fault, it still leaves you thinking.

I ride with rider radar, looking 2, 4, and 20 seconds ahead anticipating peoples actions. I have been cut off twice, and had cars pull right out in front of me. Planing a swerve prior once, and was able the brake on other occasions.
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Well, I think I may have the first wreck on a fury. Not something to be proud of really. Two days ago I was run off the hwy and there happened to be an 18 wheeler parked on the shoulder right where i was forced off. Needless to say my fury, and a portion of my body met the rear end of the trailer. By the grace of GOD i have no broken bones or major injuries just some road rash and alot of bruses and sore muscles.

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Insurance is comming to check the bike next week. The front forks are broke, the front of the frame is bent, the radiator cracked and the motor seems to have broken a few of the motor mounts. Those seem to be the major problems with the bike and of course there are alot of deep scratches on the bike.

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I think I will be hanging up my helmet. I saw my life flashing before my eyes as I was being run into the back of the 18 wheeler. Being 26 I have to much more life to live. God gave my my first warning and i will make it my last warning. So it was awsome having my fury being a part of the motorcycle family and being part of this website, but this is it for me. So to all who gave great advice on this site thanks, and of course to all motorcyclist out there ride safe!!
sorry to hear about your accident, glad your still with us ! Dave
 

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Well, I think I may have the first wreck on a fury. Not something to be proud of really. Two days ago I was run off the hwy and there happened to be an 18 wheeler parked on the shoulder right where i was forced off. Needless to say my fury, and a portion of my body met the rear end of the trailer. By the grace of GOD i have no broken bones or major injuries just some road rash and alot of bruses and sore muscles.

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Insurance is comming to check the bike next week. The front forks are broke, the front of the frame is bent, the radiator cracked and the motor seems to have broken a few of the motor mounts. Those seem to be the major problems with the bike and of course there are alot of deep scratches on the bike.

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I think I will be hanging up my helmet. I saw my life flashing before my eyes as I was being run into the back of the 18 wheeler. Being 26 I have to much more life to live. God gave my my first warning and i will make it my last warning. So it was awsome having my fury being a part of the motorcycle family and being part of this website, but this is it for me. So to all who gave great advice on this site thanks, and of course to all motorcyclist out there ride safe!!
Real glad to hear you're ok Grober; from the looks of things that coulda been a lot worse for you.

Staying on the road or not is always in individual choice; wouldn't be surprised though if after a couple summers come and go you'll look out on a beautiful spring day and think of the grips in yer hands and the motor hummin' under you ... and maybe you'll find yerself back in the Fury community :)

Take care :cool:
 

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Sorry to hear about your accident...but obviously, I'm happy to see that you are ok and able to talk about it.
 

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I wrapped a Honda V65 Magna around a car about 15 years ago and like you, was very lucky and did not get hurt badly. I hung up my helmet then and vowed that I would never ride again.

This year I decided to start riding again.

Things are different now than they were back then and you may find that further along in life, you too will decide to ride again as well.

Good luck and enjoy life.
 

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Pleased to read that you are ok!
Possible accidents are the price we pay for riding. Get your bike fixed and get back out on the road -- you will not regret it! In my 40 years of riding I have gone down six times. Most due to my own stupidity, taking a turn way to fast and having the bike wash out from under me, but the one time it was the person drinking coffee, talking on her cell phone and applying makeup that didn't see the red light... I was always a little shaky when I got back on the bike but I am ever glad I did. I don't want to seem like I am pushing you but no matter what we do a possibility of being hurt is always present.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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I wrapped a Honda V65 Magna around a car about 15 years ago and like you, was very lucky and did not get hurt badly. I hung up my helmet then and vowed that I would never ride again.

This year I decided to start riding again.

Things are different now than they were back then and you may find that further along in life, you too will decide to ride again as well.

Good luck and enjoy life.
My dad has one of those! I rode it till I found the Fury.

Hey Dave, good to still have you with us. Sorry about your bike. At 37, I am a little late to the riding set, but I can relate since A life changing event made me decide to start riding.:)
 

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Sucks man, I see your out of new orleans. I'm up the road in br. Gotta hate these louisiana drivers!!!
 

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It takes a lot of thought to get back on

Glad you are OK.

My riding budy just got nailed by a car this past Wednesday night and got pretty messed up. He was temporarily paralized due to swelling on his cervical spine area, but has since been able to regain control of his limbs. He is all wrapped up in fixing his bike in time for Biketoberfest, I think we can get it done. He doesn't know it yet, but his bike is totaled, we just need to go get him a new one.

I have been down 3 times in the 27 years of riding street bikes. It is always my first statement that I am done, but giving it time to sink in, managed to always find another bike that gets me back on the road. In no way am I trying to influence your decision, just giving you reassurance that riding a motorcycle is not tempting fate.

Whatever your decision is, it is one only you can make. Be safe in whatever you choose to do. (The last time I wiped out, I got me a convertable corvette instead of aother bike rightaway. Now I have my cake and can eat it too.)
 

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Just be thankful you're ok!

The bike, any bike is just so much metal and plastic junk and can be replaced.

I guess this is the reason riders should be super careful around cars as I'm guessing 50% or more of these car drivers probably shouldn't be driving but are. Many don't see or can't judge a bike coming at them at speed limit.

Once I had a guy tell me bikes had no rights on the road and shouldn't even be there, therefore he wasn't giving an inch to a motorcycle. Ghezzz!
 

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Just be thankful you're ok!

The bike, any bike is just so much metal and plastic junk and can be replaced.

I guess this is the reason riders should be super careful around cars as I'm guessing 50% or more of these car drivers probably shouldn't be driving but are. Many don't see or can't judge a bike coming at them at speed limit.

Once I had a guy tell me bikes had no rights on the road and shouldn't even be there, therefore he wasn't giving an inch to a motorcycle. Ghezzz!
Theyare the kind of AH's you would like to drive by and put your foot up and take off their side mirror! <-- Not that I would ever condone violence. :rolleyes: I wonder how that guy would feel if he knew that bicycles have the same rights as cars and motorcycles? I bet it would make his day! :D
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Pleased to read that you are ok!
Possible accidents are the price we pay for riding. Get your bike fixed and get back out on the road -- you will not regret it! In my 40 years of riding I have gone down six times. Most due to my own stupidity, taking a turn way to fast and having the bike wash out from under me, but the one time it was the person drinking coffee, talking on her cell phone and applying makeup that didn't see the red light... I was always a little shaky when I got back on the bike but I am ever glad I did. I don't want to seem like I am pushing you but no matter what we do a possibility of being hurt is always present.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
T
Totally agree... I dont' believe in "g" like he does, but I also believe life is too short and stuff happens. It's not a sign, but is a life changing experience. Glad he is okay though, but needs to get on that bike and ride one out to prove to himself that he can...
 

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Theyare the kind of AH's you would like to drive by and put your foot up and take off their side mirror! <-- Not that I would ever condone violence. :rolleyes: I wonder how that guy would feel if he knew that bicycles have the same rights as cars and motorcycles? I bet it would make his day! :D
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Boy, bet that guy would love this article... Bikes have been around since the advent of cars, same time in fact... check it out.

Which one is the oldest..car or motorcycle?why? - Yahoo! Answers

So letting the wind go through the hair has been a feeling even the early pioneers wanted to experience! Tell him to f' off next time :cool:
 

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Sucks man, I see your out of new orleans. I'm up the road in br. Gotta hate these louisiana drivers!!!
Lol... I go down to NO every year, stay for 3 to 4 months then leave again... totally know about them damn LA drivers down there... uggg, those U-turns piss everybody off & the road signs are horrific... It was funny, couple of years ago we saw a crazy driver down there and all of us said out loud, this guys an idiot... gonna get into an accident one of these days, right in front of us about 1 minute later... idiot ran right into the back of another person making a U-turn... classic!
 

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Back in 06 I hit a Dodge pickup at 50 mph in the rear passenger fenderwell
on my new 06 M50 blvd-he turned in front of me and I put down 42 feet of skids-after I hit him he continued on and my bike was stuck in the fenderwell
as he progressed forwardthe bike spun around and sheared both handelbar
controls and they were sitting on his bumper-how i didnt lose both hands still baffles me today-I smashed 11 and 12 vertebre and was on injured reserve for 10 months-I immediatly replaced that bike and sold it 4 weeks ago for 5000 and bought my Fury-People are always going to pull out in front of us-
the best we can do is be ready and have a plan on where you're going to go should something happen-dont give up on cycling just because of some jackass-


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Back in 06 I hit a Dodge pickup at 50 mph in the rear passenger fenderwell
on my new 06 M50 blvd-he turned in front of me and I put down 42 feet of skids-after I hit him he continued on and my bike was stuck in the fenderwell
as he progressed forwardthe bike spun around and sheared both handelbar
controls and they were sitting on his bumper-how i didnt lose both hands still baffles me today-I smashed 11 and 12 vertebre and was on injured reserve for 10 months-I immediatly replaced that bike and sold it 4 weeks ago for 5000 and bought my Fury-People are always going to pull out in front of us-
the best we can do is be ready and have a plan on where you're going to go should something happen-dont give up on cycling just because of some jackass-
Burgundy Fury # 711


Woo hippykid that's scary.

Like that say "Sh&# Happens."

Grober, no matter what you decide to do, ride again or not, we will always be here for ya!

"Once a rider -- always a rider." :)
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grober i have been riding since 1962,and been down 5 times.my daughter went down this year.both back in the saddle again.the saying is when its time its time.no matter where you are or what you are doing.so get right with insurance and crawl back on that thang.good luck.
 
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