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What injuries have you gotten from riding motorcycles? I currently have a broken hand (right hand - the one I need, of course!) from racing motocross. It was the second moto and I was in second place about to pass for the lead when I crashed and broke it. Got back up and finished 11 before the pain kicked in.

That night after the race I went to the hospital around 10:30pm and ended getting home around 4 in the morning with a splint. Three days later I went to the orthopedic and got a lime green kawi cast ;) and had it for about 3 weeks. Went back and got a new cast (which let me move my fingers) and I currently have that one on for another 2 and a half weeks, and it's pink :p . After this I either get it off for good or get a removable splint. So, total will be around 6 weeks.

What injuries have you gotten?
 

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I sprained both ankles within two weeks of getting my new bike. I dumped it on my left leg first, and then dumped it on my right leg two weeks later. The second one was a little worse. I cracked two ribs, pulled some chest muscles, and butchered up my knee. That was over six months ago, and my knee still gives me trouble. Hope your "break" gets better!
 
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I've been fortunate

Lots of road rash mostly healed without scarring.
Sideswiped a car 2nd day I had my MC license 1965, Road into the side of
a mountain 1965, Slid under a turning Semi 1966, Flipped the bike
w/passenger on board 1966, A lot of other REALLY STUPID SELF
INFLICTED 'ACCIDENTS' !

Bad knee (Drove off a 30 ft embankment, 1965)

Injury to groin/hip (kicked an empty cardboard box in the road, 1966)

Compressed disc (jumped a car unintentionally, landed hard, 1966)

My friends are sure I am brain damaged from all the STUPID things I did on the MC back in the day.

Since my 3rd or 4th year riding I became a serious rider and gave up the crazy stuff. Now in my 43rd year of riding I promote safety/intellengence and the real joy of MCing.

ride safe & long,
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Knock on wood, I'm real careful on the street and haven't gotten hurt enough to need any medical attention. Dirt is a different story,cracked a rib, more cuts and bruises than I care to count.
 
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Banged up elbow when I went down on some trolley tracks in 1981. 4 stitches to the eyebrow when an XR80 I was trying to stall by dumping the clutch pulled me into a garage door around the same time. 7 stitches and a cracked tendon when a baseball sized chunk of asphalt kicked up off of a truck tire and hit me in the hand in 2005.
 
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I was not a slow learner

Lots of road rash . . . A lot of other REALLY STUPID SELF INFLICTED 'ACCIDENTS' !

Wow, CoFats, I'd call that being a slow learner. :D Glad you made it through the 60s!
I never made the same mistake twice! I just moved on to a new stupidity!

In Colorado you could get a MC only license at age 14 in 1963. Like most 14 year olds I knew it all, thought I was invinsible, and loved a good time and excitement. How I got away with only minor injuries I'll never know. Especially as I read some of the injuries of others on this forum! Now I really feel lucky!

And I haven't even touched on the stupid stuff I did and got away with unharmed.

Ride safe & long,
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I guess I learned a lot from others' mistakes and stupidities (hehe no offense), only scratched knee so far, but then I have a bunch of scars from playing soccer on concrete when I was a little kid anyway I don't even notice.

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Colorado, I'm impressed with your list of injuries! :D I started out doing stupid things on dirt trails, so I got scratched a little and tore up some clothes. My most memorable ride in the dirt was when I saw my friend make a hard right in the trees and wondered why he turned. I discovered why - there was an 8' drop above a creek. I flew off the bank and ended up drowing out my bike in the creek. My big injury was my pride. Everyone stopped and grinned from the top of the bank. I recovered by saying something about the water being nice! :rolleyes:
 
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Isn't it amazing?

Colorado, I'm impressed with your list of injuries! :D I started out doing stupid things on dirt trails, so I got scratched a little and tore up some clothes. My most memorable ride in the dirt was when I saw my friend make a hard right in the trees and wondered why he turned. I discovered why - there was an 8' drop above a creek. I flew off the bank and ended up drowing out my bike in the creek. My big injury was my pride. Everyone stopped and grinned from the top of the bank. I recovered by saying something about the water being nice! :rolleyes:
Isn't it amazing that we lived as long as we have? I am not sure if I got smarter with age or just more cowardly/cautious over time.

Ride safe & long
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My worst injury was a little road rash 20 years ago. Now I have two burns on my right leg from the exhaust on my new to me bike. I consider myself very lucky because in my teenage years I was crazy. My buddies used to say don't dare him because he'll do it, and I would. FEARLESS AND NUTS. I was cured in Viet Nam.
 

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It's funny you mention leg burns. My pipes are way out of the way, so I don't worry about it. The other day, my friend came over with his new Sofftail. I wanted to sit on it and didn't even think about the pipes. NOW, I have a leg burn. Boy, that hurts!
 
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Leg burns don't count

It's funny you mention leg burns. My pipes are way out of the way, so I don't worry about it. The other day, my friend came over with his new Sofftail. I wanted to sit on it and didn't even think about the pipes. NOW, I have a leg burn. Boy, that hurts!
Leg burns don't count, unless you are pinned under the bike. Simple leg burns are just natural biker 'Tattoo'.

Unless you get them from wearing shorts, then:

1 burn mean you are dumb,
2 mean you are stupid,
3 mean you are an idiot,
4 or more mean you are a moron!

I've got two burns, hoping like heck to avoid any more.

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Quite honestly, that was quite stupid of me! I used to wear shorts on my bike years ago, but so far, I haven't. I did get pinned under my bike when I dropped it a few months ago, but my pipes aren't anywhere near my legs, thank goodness!
 
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My son caught one of the pipes squeezing between the bike and my wife's car in the garage. He was quite surprised. It was an ugly burn, but healed up nicely.
 
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