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post #1 of 22 Old 07-06-2012, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, unfortunately my '02 Vee met its end last month. Minivan ran a stopsign and a perfect storm of events caused me to take out its rear drivers door.
Don't remember what exactly happened (got my info from police report), but I see a pretty good skidmark.
Im thinking next year about getting a Wee with ABS. Also, my side hard luggage really saved my leg. Top luggage had my iPad go through it, so they're both toast lol.
Was wearing a full modular helmet, good gloves, boots, and the Firstgear Kilimanjaro jacket. Luckily no broken bones, ect, just alot of fun soft tissue stuff. Fortunately had uninsured medical (bikes not covered though).

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post #2 of 22 Old 07-06-2012, 11:41 PM
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Holy $hit, glad you're mostly okay. That's a helluva picture.


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post #3 of 22 Old 07-07-2012, 12:13 AM
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Glad your still in one piece. Scary pic. Hope you heal quickly.

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post #4 of 22 Old 07-07-2012, 02:26 AM
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WOW Glad you are not seriously injured. Indeed it's a scary picture.

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post #5 of 22 Old 07-07-2012, 02:39 AM
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My goodness! Thankfully sounds like you are well overall! Holy cow, what a pic!
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post #6 of 22 Old 07-07-2012, 03:50 AM
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Glad you're doing well enough to post here, but nonetheless sorry to hear about the Vee. May "the soft tissue stuff" heal quickly and heal well!

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post #7 of 22 Old 07-07-2012, 05:15 AM
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WOW, pics like that make my blood run cold. Glad to hear you survived such a brutal looking crash.

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post #8 of 22 Old 07-07-2012, 05:29 AM
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That picture says you shouldn't be here.

Glad you are.

I lost my Wee exactly 6 month ago.

I don't remember what happened, either.

That's probably the scariest part.

Take care,


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post #9 of 22 Old 07-07-2012, 07:23 AM
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Wow glad your OK the front exploded

Get a lawyer etc. 6 to 8 years tou will get some kind of settlement.

Do not say your fine or OK etc., not saying be dishonest just that you can't make that long term judgement.
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post #10 of 22 Old 07-07-2012, 08:31 AM
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Glad everything important is still with us. The rest can be replaced. Your another testament to ATGATT. Get well soon and happy hunting on the new Wee.

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