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Hey everyone, new here. Thought I would share pics of my fury.


Sorry for the poor cell phone camera. The story behind this is as follows:

I took delivery July 11 2009. Traded my 06 shadow vlx in for it. Loved it from the get go, so much fun to ride around. Had great times on it, that is until Nov. 15th 2009, I was riding around downtown (all roads downtown here are one way) and I was cruising at exactly 27 mph. This driver ran a red light and turned the wrong way onto the one way and hit me head on. The result:




If you look closely at my eye, you can see blue paint chips off of the bike. When she hit me, I flew up and over the handlebars, bruising my shoulder and hips and knees then went face first into the windshield, busting it open, I bounced off the hood and hit the back of my head on the concrete. Spent 10 hours in the ER, luckily no broken bones and just some nice cuts and bruises. Even more lucky since I didnt have a helmet on.

The bike was totaled out 3 days later, I only had 1565 miles on it...

Moral of the story, watch out for idiots who dont know what a one way sign means or even a red light.
 

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Sorry to hear that you got hit by a idiot.... Hope you get back on.
 

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Hope everything works out for you and we see you on a Fury again!... wear a helmet next time too! if you weren't already thinking that of course...
 

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Thank you for sharing your story... shows what can happen even when you're minding your own business.

Hopefully her insurance makes it worth your time while in recovery!!!! :cool:
 

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Damn Damn Damn

Are you getting somewhat better?

I wrecked in 2002 and "swore" I'd never ride again.....

But bought a Fury two months ago, and VERY GLAD to be riding again..

Get well soon.

All the Best From Arizona.
 

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luck be with you and i hope she has good insurance.keep the rubber on the ground.
 

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i had a bad wreck in 06 and swore i'd never ride again. i'm happy to say that didn't last long. i bought 2 new bikes this year (fury is one of them) I know recovery sucks, i spent 4 months in a hospital bed. Just hang in there. It shouldn't take long with no broken bones... :D
 

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Good luck on a speedy recovery and hope you hop back in the saddle. It's always when you are minding your own some fool causes a wreck it seems.
 

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Good luck on a speedy recovery and hope you hop back in the saddle. It's always when you are minding your own some fool causes a wreck it seems.
Wow sorry to hear about it man and hope you get back on your feet real quick. Thank god you are alive. You might want to take a second look at your experience and reconsider that whole helmet thing. Good luck and god bless you brother your in our thoughts. Take care! Dave Maher
 

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Sorry to hear about your ordeal. Never good to hear about a fellow fury lover being hurt, especially by a dumb driver not paying attention. Wish you a speedy recovery!
 

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Good luck bro. My buddy recently was rear ended on his bike while he was waiting for a red light. The guy was drunk, tried to flee the scene and fought with the cops. My buddy was out of work for a month because of his injuries. The idiot's insurance company offered $2,000. Now begins the legal battle......
 

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Glad to here there were no broken bones! hope you are back on a fury real soon. be sure to post pics of your new fury. GOD BLESS.
 

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Hey everyone, new here. Thought I would share pics of my fury.


Sorry for the poor cell phone camera. The story behind this is as follows:

I took delivery July 11 2009. Traded my 06 shadow vlx in for it. Loved it from the get go, so much fun to ride around. Had great times on it, that is until Nov. 15th 2009, I was riding around downtown (all roads downtown here are one way) and I was cruising at exactly 27 mph. This driver ran a red light and turned the wrong way onto the one way and hit me head on. The result:




If you look closely at my eye, you can see blue paint chips off of the bike. When she hit me, I flew up and over the handlebars, bruising my shoulder and hips and knees then went face first into the windshield, busting it open, I bounced off the hood and hit the back of my head on the concrete. Spent 10 hours in the ER, luckily no broken bones and just some nice cuts and bruises. Even more lucky since I didnt have a helmet on.

The bike was totaled out 3 days later, I only had 1565 miles on it...

Moral of the story, watch out for idiots who dont know what a one way sign means or even a red light.
MrBBonz;

Been there, done that, got the T-shirt!

The last thing you need right now is a lecture, but I'm going to do it any way, more for the benefit of everyone else than for you; at this point, your little voices are telling you it's all true: a few centimeters one way or the other, and we'd be reading your obituary instead of your survival story.

"Even more lucky since I didn't have a helmet on".

In 50+ years of riding, I've buried more riding buddy's than you can count; most died of head injuries. The others ended up missing a leg or in wheel chairs.........forever. The one bone in the human body that they can't fix is the cranium. When your brains are oozing out on the pavement, there's not much they can do for you. If I could have offered you a helmet two seconds before impact, I'll bet my bottom dollar you'd have gladly strapped it on.

Over the years, I've heard ALL the irrational, bullshit reasons for not wearing a good, APPROVED, CERTIFIED helmet: "I can't hear as well"; "It blocks my peripheral vision"; "If I crash, I may get whiplash"; "Hey, this is a free country and I ought to be allowed to make that choice for myself"; and the stupidest one of all: "It doesn't look cool".

Like light-plane pilots, there are only two kinds of riders: those who have crashed, and those who are about to. A mature, wise, and long-term rider knows that he's always between crashes and that most of them won't be his fault; small consolation when your body is screaming out in pain, your scabs are sticking to the sheets, you're on crutches for six months, or you're confined to a wheel-chair for the rest of your life. Where's the freedom in that? There is absolutely no heroism or glory in crashing; none.

MrBBonz, your misfortune, though regrettable, is by no means unique; it happens hundreds, if not thousands, of times a year: "Car and motorcycle collide, motorcyclist loses". If there is to be anything of value to be derived from your unfortunate experience, other than your own elevated, personal awareness, it's that it could happen to any of us, at any time.

My heart goes out to you, I feel your pain, and hope for your speedy recovery. My hat is off to you for having the balls to tell the story of your misfortune, complete with dramatic color pictures. Hopefully, the rest of us will learn from your regrettable experience: WEAR A HELMET! No, WEAR A GOOD HELMET!

Climbing down off of soapbox................

Cheers
 

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BarFury, That was well said and I agree 100%. I just started wearing a helmet last summer. The reason I did is that I have two little boys and a family I care about. My boys are 10 & 13 and want to do everything I do and be like me. I am not crazy about them wanting to ride a motorcycle, but most importantly, I want them to wear a helmet if they do.
 

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you may want to listen to what barfury and richard1 are saying.i started wearing a helmut after a low side turned into a high side and six flips later i came to in the hospitle.not only broke the bike broke me too.took a year to get it back together.i dont drink and drive anymore and i wear my bucket.hope you get well soonand think about it?
 
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