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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Totalled the bike this am

Rode the bike this am to work. A 17 yr old ran a stop sign and I hit his front end. Flipped me off the bike and I did a roll or 2 and landed in the ditch. The kid drove off and hid. The actual sheriff of Union County drove by and stopped and talked with me and by that time Candy was there since I was only 5 miles from the house. The NC Highway patrol investigated the accident and the sheriff had deputies looking high and low. About 30 min later they caught the car with the owner driving it. He had let his nephew drive it and that is who hit me. Trooper arrested the kid and charged him with hit and run w/injury -death Felony.

I got my left knee all sore and swollen up and road rash in a few places and smacked the helmet up pretty bad but I m alive . Bike is totaled and that sucks but I am thankful to be alive . It was weird that it felt like it took a full minute to quit flipping and sliding.

I was touched that 5 different people stopped and drug the bike out of the road and offered comfort until the ambulance arrived and 1 man witnessed the kid driving off and stuck around to witness for the officer and left his business card with me and said call if you need anything. I saw my life ending when I was flipping and thought how I was gonna miss my family

This may read kind of weird but I am on percocet and muscle relaxers ,woo hoooooo.
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post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 02:24 PM
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That sucks, Kevin. Glad you survived. All the gear, all the time.

That driver, what an idiot - running turned a ticket into a felony. Hope he spends a long time behind bars.

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First off, I'm glad you are "okay". I hope that the owner has good insurance. I'm not into law suits, but considering that the coward didn't hang around, I'd make 'em pay big.

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Crud I put this in the wrong section,sorry.

I am not all into lawsuits and litigation either. I'm 46 and have been around a few laps in life.

Somebody is gonna end up with a beautiful 1999 VN 750 parts bike
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Crud I put this in the wrong section,sorry.

I am not all into lawsuits and litigation either. I'm 46 and have been around a few laps in life.

Somebody is gonna end up with a beautiful 1999 VN 750 parts bike
Hopefully you can recoup some of your investment that way.

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Acquired March 6, 2010

Done:
NGK Iridium Plugs
NGK Caps
Big Crank ETX15L AGM Battery
Battery Tender Jr. w/Pigtail
Marbled
Rear Spline Lubed
Front Spine/U-Joint Lubed
Metzeler ME 880's
Brake Fluid Flushed, Filled, and Bled
Saddlemen Studded Saddlebags and Tank Bib
Installed 12 Volt Power Outlet
Debaffled
R/R Relocated flightcontrol Style

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post #6 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 02:56 PM
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Glad you are on the computer instead of the lying on a slab!! Sounds like YOU will heal up ok.

Sorry to hear about the bike, but it can be replaced easier than you!


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glad to hear you will be fine... why not keep the VN for a parts bike, and look at getting anotehr one.. or better yet.. get another one, and use this one as a chopper/bobber.
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Oh I plan to get another 750 or the 1500 that looks like ours. I cant recall the years right now
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post #9 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 03:19 PM
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AMEN ,Your ALIVE ! Sorry to hear about the bike......You walked away !! That's always a good thing! As for the 17 yr old PUNK...His parents just paid for your NEW BIKE and then some.
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AMEN ,Your ALIVE ! Sorry to hear about the bike......You walked away !! That's always a good thing! As for the 17 yr old PUNK...His parents just paid for your NEW BIKE and then some.
Yep.. from the sound of the way you rolled.. you have back pain oh and sexual disfunction.. that one always gets em!....not to make light of your situation.. glad your made it thru it!
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