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Old 07-28-2006, 10:57 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Went down today in the HOV lane

Well this morning on my way in to work on the 59 North HOV lane I got hit by a flying wheel and went down on my KLR650. :BangHead: I tried to dodge it as best I could, it came from the southbound lanes and when I saw it it was about 15 feet away 4 feet off the ground and coming at me on a random arc. I almost dodged it but it passed in front of me and clipped me on the right handgrip, shoving it towards me and I immediately low-sided to the left. I guess I had been able to scrub off a bunch of speed before it hit since I probably only slid 10-15 feet.

I was fully geared up and the my only injuries seem to be a small cut on a finger (no damage to the glove though; guess it got pinched by the tire), and a sore wrist on the right side where the wheel hit me. The helmet took a small hit on the visor and my boot was worn partway through near the toes. No real damage to the pants or jacket. I consider myself very lucky; could have turned out much worse. I had just put new Acerbis Pro Rally handguards on the bike and I think they saved my . The bike was rideable afterwards and just has busted mirrors and some minor scrapes. I just need to straighten out the front alignment (got tweaked to the side a bit).

Of course the lady that lost the wheel had no insurance.

Anyway be safe out there. The craziest things can happen!
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Old 07-28-2006, 10:59 PM   #2
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Glad your ok........ does happen sometimes!!!
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Old 07-28-2006, 11:03 PM   #3
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if you'd have been riding naked your would got busted up.
Thats crazy too that she lost a wheel. I suppose you probably don't have uninsured motorists?
The same thing happened to my friends dad a month or two ago only a mounted semi truck tire fell off a truck right in front of him and he actually ducked and said it grazed his shoulder but he didn't drop the bike.
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, that's unfortunate. Where did the wheel come from?
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you got incredibly lucky for such an unlucky situation
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Old 07-28-2006, 11:14 PM   #6
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Actually I do have uninsured motorist coverage. I got my hand x-ray'd today to make sure its ok. The problem with the insurance is that I'd guess the damage to the bike even with the helmet would probably be about $500. Uninsured has a $250 deductible on the property damage. I have full medical insurance too. Only thing I'd worry about with filing is that it might affect my future rates, even though I wasn't responsible? Not sure how that works. I'm trying to find out.

Not sure how the tire/wheel came off. I saw the truck (ford explorer sport track) afterwards and the disc and everything came off with the wheel. Not sure how that happens? :dontknow: The tire hit a truck in the northbound lane as well after it bounced off of me. Crazy!
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i heard about that on the radio today on my way into houston...., its the reason why i didnt take the HOV lane.


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woah...glad u came out ok and no major damgae to u or ur bike was done
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No kidding, I woulda needed new underwear if that were me.
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Did they ever pass that no-insurance = car towed thing?
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Wow!! Thats crazy! Glad you came out ok.
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Mike you made the radio. Sweet and bad at the sme time. You're just lucky you had the cargo boxes on there. I'm sure that's why your pants and jacket look ok. Call me when you get the xray results. Everyone at work is worried about you.
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Glad you're o.k., it could have been bad.
Typically filing an uninsured motorist claim will not be a cause to raise your rates.
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GOOD TO KNOW YOU CAME OUT OK.

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I WORK FOR A CHIROPRACTOR AND I VERIFY AND DO BILLING ALL THE TIME.
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Well this morning on my way in to work on the 59 North HOV lane I got hit by a flying wheel and went down on my KLR650. :BangHead: I tried to dodge it as best I could, it came from the southbound lanes and when I saw it it was about 15 feet away 4 feet off the ground and coming at me on a random arc. I almost dodged it but it passed in front of me and clipped me on the right handgrip, shoving it towards me and I immediately low-sided to the left. I guess I had been able to scrub off a bunch of speed before it hit since I probably only slid 10-15 feet.

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Of course the lady that lost the wheel had no insurance.

Anyway be safe out there. The craziest things can happen!

Glad your ok, no insurance!!?? get her info anyways?
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