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Practicing In The Parking Lot This Morning - Might've Broke My Foot

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I was practicing well all morning with slow-speed maneuvers and, just before leaving, decided to do some more rolling full-lock U-turns. I drove back in 3rd gear to the parking spots that I use to do these, downshifting to 1st as I approached the first one. Only I wasn't in 1st - I was in Neutral and didn't realize it.

So I eased in at about 8 mph or so and delved into a rolling full-lock U-turn to the right. I had my RPMs up and clutch feathering but by the time I was exiting and needing that that power, it was too late and the bike was on top of me. My right foot was trapped under the bike and I had a hell of a time getting it out.

It hurt like hell but I checked it by moving in all directions and moving my toes and thought maybe it's just banged up with no broken bones. It was in good enough shape to fail twice at lifting it the (Youtube Robert Simmons Bermuda motor officer's way) and had to lift it by "backing" it up. My foot felt fair at this point but I could tell it was swelling inside my boot. Managed to drive about 5-6 miles back home and get my boot off. I might have some of those fine bones in the top instep fractured, or maybe somewhere else.

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I guess when momma gets home we'll have to head up to the hospital for some X-rays.
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Hope you heal soon!
I broken my little toe as I accidentally kicked the leg of chair .. I just taped it to the next toe it will eventually stop hurting.
About falling ... I have to do tight u-turns every once in a while, specially when riding in unfamiliar places, but I do not mind putting my feet down and doing a 3 point u-turn, I prefer that than having to pick up the bike.
I have fallen down when stopped in tight spots thinking the bike is in gear and it reverted to neutral
also fallen down practicing u-turns and not realizing I'm in 3rd gear and the engine stalls in mid turn as I release the clutch
plus many other situations
I had the v-strom on the ground more times that I can remember always while doing slow maneuvers, I traded it for a triumph tiger, and this is no longer a problem.
In summary I'm to small for the v-strom
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