First Bike, First Vulcan, First Wreck.
About a month ago, I picked up a 1996 Vulcan 750 for a great deal ($1200). I just liked the way they looked, and from reading this forum, I liked how quirky they are. I took the MSF course, and focused on safety. I rode the bike for two weeks, then it was down for a week while I got a replacement oil screen cap that broke while changing the oil.
The day after getting it working again, riding home from work, a deer took me off the bike at 40 mph. The driver behind me told the police that there was no way I could have seen it. Apparently I was conscious the whole time, but I don't remember any of it. I "woke up," or at least started remembering things, in the ambulance on the way to Vanderbilt Hospital.
I had full gear, and it did its job. My injuries were a concussion, four broken ribs, a broken clavicle, and two puncture wounds in my thigh (might have been two of the six points on the buck). The helmet didn't crack, but the right side of it is ruined from meeting the pavement.
Since the bike is older, my guess is that it's totaled. Damn shame, because I really liked it, and I looked forward to making it mine.
With all that said, anybody have advice on this? I know I need to claim not just the bike, but also all my gear (which was cut off of me at the scene). Being a new rider though, if there is anything else I should know that might help, I would love to hear it.
Here's hoping I can find a deal on another Vulcan...
15K miles when purchased on Oct 12, 2010
Pretty Much Stock...