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Went out riding with a friend and the girlfriend today. Chain needed some lube so when I got back I went to put it up on the rear stand. As I got the stand under the spools on the swingarm and started to apply pressure the right side slid off the stand and the bike started tipping. I grabbed for the bike to try and save it but it was already too far over so I just did what I could to slow it down. About that point I felt an awful pain in my right thumb. Looked down and I was looking at alot of blood and my exposed knuckle. As the bike fell the license plate hit my knuckle and just peeled it back to the bone. Oof! Off to the ER with me!
The plate hit the bone over the joint and they think it may have damaged the "joint capsule" so I had to get X-rayed and will be cut back open tomarrow so a specialist can look at the joint.....I can't wait. On Vicodin right now. But this is it for the bike this year. By the time my thumb heals up the season will be done with so I'm going to pack it away now and save on some insurance.
As for bike damage, the frame sliders caught most of the damage. There is a patch of scratches on the lower fairing and a few on the exhaust can flange. Nothing too bad, still sucks. I had been doing so well at not dropping it. No pics yet.

One tip I learned to clear the ER waiting line quickly is looking like you are going to pass out....gets you right to the front of the line. I'm not very good with blood.....especially my own. Seeing my exposed knuckle wasn't something I'm good with either.
 

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Damn :eek: Sorry to hear about that. Hope everything works out for ya. Let us know how you made out after it's all said and done. Hope you heal up ASAP
 

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Hopefully tomarrow goes well, not looking forwards to them cutting it back open and another set of stitches. They said the Xray didn't look too exciting so hopefully the plate just skimmed over the joint and didn't cut it bad enough for surgery. We'll see, looks like I have an unplanned vacation ahead of me to Vicodin land.
 

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Good luck, a few months ago a weight smashed my pinky finger and shattered my bone. They said no riding, but I rode with my finger always straight from the splint. I looked pretty funny riding down the rode with my one finger sticking out.
 

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I hate to say it, but this is a lesson to be learned. I understand you wanted to save the bike, but it is alot cheaper to replace plastics and parts than it is to fix body parts. There is absolutely no reason to sacrifice your body to save the bike. I understand in your case it was kind of an accident, but still, the same lesson applies.

Good luck in your healing process, hope it's nothing too major.
 

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sorry to hear that, I guess the good side is that winter is coming around so you won't miss too much of the riding season. Heal up and good luck.
 

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just adding my well wishes to you...and great save..by the way, you might have had a hospital bill and a stealership take you back into the hospital bill..so hope its just a cut and no surgery needed...
 

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I hate to say it, but this is a lesson to be learned. I understand you wanted to save the bike, but it is alot cheaper to replace plastics and parts than it is to fix body parts. There is absolutely no reason to sacrifice your body to save the bike. I understand in your case it was kind of an accident, but still, the same lesson applies.

Good luck in your healing process, hope it's nothing too major.
Yeah, this was one of those things I'd never consider happening, worst thing you consider when you see it go off the stand is the bike getting damaged.....not that the plate could lop off a finger. Now I'll be real weary of putting the bike up on the stand. Girlfriend is all over me to wear gloves now, though I'm not sure how much that would have helped. I work alot with my hands, many scars....but this one tops it.
 

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firefighter81 said:
I hate to say it, but this is a lesson to be learned. I understand you wanted to save the bike, but it is alot cheaper to replace plastics and parts than it is to fix body parts. There is absolutely no reason to sacrifice your body to save the bike. I understand in your case it was kind of an accident, but still, the same lesson applies.

Good luck in your healing process, hope it's nothing too major.
Very true, the first thing i learned working in factories and construction is to NEVER try to grab something that is falling. Get the hellout of it's way. Watched a couple of guys get major screwed up trying to grab stuff that was falling. saw one guy lose a finger, another get on permanant disabilty by hurting his back, one guy smashed the hell out of his foot trying to stop a beam instead of just getting the hell out of the way.
 

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Thanks guys. The Dr visit today went ok. He said things looked ok and that he wouldn't open it up again. Go back in a week to get looked at again and remove the stitches. Got a new metal splint, need to polish it up and bling it out yo! Surgery is on hold for now till we see how it looks next week, happy about that.
 

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I wish! But no, no pics of the bones. Everyone was too busy trying to get me into the car and away from the bike to take pics. Next time right? I did get pics today of the damage on the bike, and the blood on the tail. I'll get pics of the stitched up finger tomarrow.
 

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Post pictures, and you die. I already get shivers every time I think about it. My GF keeps thinking I'm cold!!
 

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Post pictures, and you die. I already get shivers every time I think about it. My GF keeps thinking I'm cold!!
Heh, I had my first day of class today and the visual of my thumb kept popping into my head and making me flinch and cringe while I was sitting there. No worry, no pics of the really bad stuff.
 
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