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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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Only I wasn't in 1st - I was in Neutral and didn't realize it.
Sorry to hear about your "accidental Neutral" mishap, get well soon (y)

p.s. now IF there only was a great ADV motorcycle that will NEVER - EVER surprise you with a ACCIDENTAL NEUTRAL ?

... good news, yes there is one available 馃榾 My Honda Africa Twin with DCT (dual clutch transmission) always in gear and (almost) never stall the engine.
 
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Hope you heal up soon. Sorry to hear about this. What kind of boots were you wearing? I just bought my first pair of motorcycle boots and am wondering if they're going to save my foot when this happens to me!
If they look like something like these, they should do the job,...they offer the best protection for your legs
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I have a pair of Alpine mx6 , they're ok for street, but they wouldn't provide nearly as good of a protection
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