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.. and I was 3 bikes back in the pack. The bike in front of me indicated that there was a Piece of metal in the road but it was to late. I hit the metal it made a noise and I thought "oh no what did that scratch... But all seemed fine. But it had scratched something...stopped my oil line and oil was spraying all over my back tire. I slowed to round a corner and I was spinning. Then it stopped and I was thrown to the ground. Wow I sure wasn't expecting that. I have a couple of bruises the bike has a couple of scratches my favorite helmet will now be retired as I whacked my head pretty good but then that is what the helmet is for... it served it's purpose. For those who say when it's your time it's your time... really? Today I could be in one of the finest hospitals in Tulsa instead I am at home on the couch. I ache a little, tomorrow, I will probably ache some more. But I will recover. You know you can not predict or dictate when the unexpected happens. That's why you need protection. I know it's not popular with everyone to say this but please consider wearing a helmet. It is really basic insurance that you will get home from the ride you are enjoying. True it may not stop all injury but I can't imagine whacking my head as hard as I did and walking away unscathed if I wasn't wearing a helmet. Also one more unpopular topic with some but one I need to address. it would be very wise to make sure that you keep your business straight with God... something like this happening to you could insure an immediate face to face encounter with Him... just a word to the wise.
 

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Have to count your blessing... I was one of those who didnt where a helmet but only thing your doing is testing your luck!
 

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:eek:Holy crap bro! Tough story! Glad you made it through OK. Riding with a helmet ensures you get to keep your brains!:bigthumbsup:
 

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glad you're OK, how's your bike?
 

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I was always told "The difference between wearing helmet and not is an open casket"

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Oh Yeah, Glad your okay...
 

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Glad you are ok. I hope you are not to sore. Thank goodness for helmets.
 

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Yep guess your just not done here yet. Glad your Ok.
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.. and I was 3 bikes back in the pack. The bike in front of me indicated that there was a Piece of metal in the road but it was to late. I hit the metal it made a noise and I thought "oh no what did that scratch... But all seemed fine. But it had scratched something...stopped my oil line and oil was spraying all over my back tire. I slowed to round a corner and I was spinning. Then it stopped and I was thrown to the ground. Wow I sure wasn't expecting that. I have a couple of bruises the bike has a couple of scratches my favorite helmet will now be retired as I whacked my head pretty good but then that is what the helmet is for... it served it's purpose. For those who say when it's your time it's your time... really? Today I could be in one of the finest hospitals in Tulsa instead I am at home on the couch. I ache a little, tomorrow, I will probably ache some more. But I will recover. You know you can not predict or dictate when the unexpected happens. That's why you need protection. I know it's not popular with everyone to say this but please consider wearing a helmet. It is really basic insurance that you will get home from the ride you are enjoying. True it may not stop all injury but I can't imagine whacking my head as hard as I did and walking away unscathed if I wasn't wearing a helmet. Also one more unpopular topic with some but one I need to address. it would be very wise to make sure that you keep your business straight with God... something like this happening to you could insure an immediate face to face encounter with Him... just a word to the wise.
Here is something for you to think about :
I don't wear helmet, and I love every minute of it. However, when I hear some metal clunk, I STOP the bike, and I do some investigation. I don't wonder what's "scratched" and what's not. I stop and I look. :doorag:
So, my friend, as you can see we are all different. Some of us wear helmet and drive of the cliff, and some of us don't wear it and stop before the cliff.
It's all about perception :bigthumbsup:
And yes, I am just fine with my God, as a matter of fact, I didn't touch meat all day today.
Glad you are OK !
 

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i feel ya! i crashed mine back in october. if i hadnt had a decent amount of gear on i would ve been messed up bad. i was laid up for about 10 weeks and i would ve been alot worse without the gear.
i will never ride again unless im dressed from head to toe.
im glad you are here to tell your story.:nojoke:
 

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Glad you were not hurt too bad. I've had people ask me if I was scared of getting killed on my motorcycle and I tell them that I believe God has a time for everyone and however it happens you need to be ready.
 

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Nice ending to that story
I wear a full face and take some grief from my harley buds. To each his own
thanks for sharing> Glad youre ok:bigthumbsup:
 

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The bike was surprisingly not bad cosmeticly I bent one of my Kuryakyn Scythe Mirrors and scratched it a bit but the Highway pegs and my foot saved the rest except for about a one inch scratch on the tank. As to where the oil is coming from I think it's coming from one of the lines that runs from Oil Filter to the oil cooler. I will know more tomorrow when we get it on a lift.

The good side of all of this is that I have found a great resource in my Bikers for Christ bros. I took it to the dealership initially and they were getting ready to do an interveinous tap on my wallet. But I made a few calls and found one guy with a trailer and another with a lift and now I can pay my friends instead of bleeding out at the dealership. If this wouldn't have happened I would not have known. It's good thing to have good friends and to be able to bless them as well.

The funny part of this is that when the wreck happened all 22 bikes stopped and waited... a cop showed up and he thought because some of us were wearing our colors that we were having a biker throwdown.... that was funny. Actually this whole thing was a dinner ride we were all just going to have a ride and eat ... but when this happened they all stopped and everyone made sure i was all right my BFC Elder was trying to stop quick so he could help me and when he tried to stop... his front tire was in the oil that my bike had spewed all over the road. So he went down too although not as seriously as me. It was strange, I spent a great deal of my time alone these last three years and to have 25 people standing around on a corner in the middle of nowhere Oklahoma all concerned about me was just... odd... in a very good way. I just felt bad that I was stopping all of them from dinner. After I called and and got a tow truck coming most of them left but four of them stayed behind until I was in the hands of the towing company. Even that was kind of interesting... the name of the towing company was "Blessed Towing" and the guy had this great story about having to go and rescue Chuck Berry's custom bike a few years ago. He was very good at his job and took care of bike like it was his own. Sometimes it takes an unexpected turn of events to get you to see that people really do care about you. It was a bad experience but it was wrapped in a whole lot of good things. I have been down and alone and many miles from home before... this was ... much much better.
 

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Here is something for you to think about :
I don't wear helmet, and I love every minute of it. However, when I hear some metal clunk, I STOP the bike, and I do some investigation. I don't wonder what's "scratched" and what's not. I stop and I look.
So, my friend, as you can see we are all different. Some of us wear helmet and drive of the cliff, and some of us don't wear it and stop before the cliff.
It's all about perception
And yes, I am just fine with my God, as a matter of fact, I didn't touch meat all day today.
Glad you are OK !
Just so you know this didn't take place over a long distance it was within about an 1/8 th of a mile or less. And the peice of metal was like door trim from a car. I had no reason to believe that anything serious had happened. But I hear you. I should have hit the brakes immediately an pulled off. The bottom line is we all make mistakes and accidents can happen to anyone. Even the ones who always do the right thing. And hey good for you on the meat thing... personally I had an Omlette with roast Beef in it and a meatball sandwich today ... and God still loves me. :joke:
 

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Hey Revdge - thanks for sharing!! I'm glad you're OK and your bike didn't sustain too much damage.
 

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revdge, glad you're OK bro. I'm sure that was a very harrowing experience and completely unexpected. Heal fast and I hope the bike isn't badly damaged.

I'm guessing it either poked a hole in the oil filter or in the oil pan. There's no hoses under there with oil in them. The oil cooler, which is the part the oil filter screws on to, is a water cooled device. It has two hoses that circulate water to and from it, but no oil lines. Let's hope it's just a cracked filter.
 

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I'm glad your not hurt bad (you and your bike). I am a Christian also, although my walk is not what it should be. I pray before and after I ride. And, I must admit I don't wear a full face all the time. Heal fast....RIDE SAFE...STAY UP
 
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