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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #60 on: May 29, 2023, 02:31:12 PM »
So sorry to hear of the accident.  Thankfully you were able to walk away.  Hoping for a fast and easy recovery.

Yes...sorry to hear this news, Charlie....Take care...and GET WELL SOON!!
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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #61 on: May 29, 2023, 02:40:01 PM »
Charlie,

Geez, I just saw this... glad you were able to walk away and atgatt worked for you.  It's unfortunate that your newest toy was not as lucky.

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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #62 on: May 29, 2023, 03:04:47 PM »
I am hoping you have received some good news; no broken bones or serious soft tissue injuries.

Wishing you a full recovery. :thumb:
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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #63 on: May 29, 2023, 04:56:54 PM »

Charlie, Sorry I wasnt around to help out.

Please let me know what I can do.

My back is starting to heal.

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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #63 on: May 29, 2023, 04:56:54 PM »

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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #64 on: May 29, 2023, 05:56:21 PM »
It took me three tries, but I finally got to see an urgent care doctor earlier today. First place "Med Express" had 13 people ahead of me - I wasn't willing to wait that long. Second place was recommended by sister Nan - UNI Urgent Care in the North End of Hagerstown. They couldn't do x-rays (equipment issue?) so sent me to the other UNI location near Valley Mall. Maybe a 15 min. wait if that. Told me what it would cost up front - $125, and x-rays would be $100.
 
Results: "Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of right thumb, initial encounter for closed fracture". Everything else just bruised or sprained. Prescribed 800 mg of ibuprofen every 6 hours for 7 days, and cyclobenzaprine 10 mg tablet - 1 at bedtime for 14 days. Oh, and a splint for my thumb. "It will be $300 if we supply it, buy it at CVS and save." Only $10 at CVS.

I'd like to thank everyone for their concern, and wishes for a speedy recovery. Also, I'd like to thank Blaine Paulus Jr. for unloading the BMW from the moving truck. No way I could have done it myself. The BMW initially doesn't look too bad, but a lot of parts don't line up anymore, I fear the frame is bent in the rear as well as the front. It will most likely be a few weeks before it's fate is known.

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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #65 on: May 29, 2023, 07:02:45 PM »
Glad youre okay Charlie.  Id sue that chick, that was pretty egregious and stupid on her part.  Im assuming she was insured? 

Totaled bike, medical bills, lost wages, etc.  Theyll settle.

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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #66 on: May 29, 2023, 09:08:58 PM »
Glad youre okay Charlie.  Id sue that chick, that was pretty egregious and stupid on her part.  Im assuming she was insured? 

Totaled bike, medical bills, lost wages, etc.  Theyll settle.

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Yes, she was insured. I'll see how things unfold over the next few days and decide on the best course of action.
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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #67 on: May 29, 2023, 09:24:23 PM »
Sorry to hear about your accident, happy you're ok... bummer about the BMW. Get well!

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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #68 on: May 29, 2023, 10:03:11 PM »
Im glad you are ok Charlie. 
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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #69 on: May 30, 2023, 10:50:10 AM »
Glad to hear you're relatively OK. Always a judgement call on taking an ambulance ride but everything I read and have been told by EMS folks is to go to the ER unless your absolutely NOTHING hurts  or feel off. It's as much an insurance/legal thing as getting care.

Hopefully the driver's insurance doesn't play the 'refused medical care' card and pays all your medical bills, U-Haul cost and/or gaps on the BMW's value. Have a good long talk w/ your insurance agent about what you've paid out of pocket.

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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #70 on: May 30, 2023, 02:49:35 PM »
  Dang it Charlie, thats a terrible way to end a great adventure. Like everyone said its good to hear that you are ok.
I was hoping to hear more about your fun with that bike, I have an Alazurra, very similar (in my mind), Corbin seat and Works shocks. the only problem ever is old brakes....
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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #71 on: May 30, 2023, 03:17:15 PM »
glad to hear you're ok... must have been a real ordeal

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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #72 on: May 31, 2023, 05:30:17 AM »


Glad to hear you are OK Charlie.  Life can change a lot in a tenth of a second.
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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #73 on: May 31, 2023, 05:47:24 AM »
Sorry to hear about the accident Charlie. Glad you are relatively OK. You are one tough cookie!!
Now get well soon.  :wink:
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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #74 on: May 31, 2023, 07:42:44 AM »
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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #75 on: May 31, 2023, 08:36:36 AM »
That left turn is the worst fear I carry riding. Never been got but got close a dozen times. Glad you're not seriously hurt, I speared the windshield of a Pontiac that crossed the centerline and broke 4 vertebrae in my neck. You're very fortunate. FWII, I really hate Cyclobenzaprine; I would only take it if I actually had muscle spasms. Makes me want to stare out the window drinking coffee all day, which is probably ok for a week while you heal.
I recall back in the 90's there were franchises with digital frame machines- any idea if they're still around? That's such a beautiful bike I'd hate to see it parted.
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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #76 on: May 31, 2023, 10:15:06 AM »
That left turn is the worst fear I carry riding. Never been got but got close a dozen times. Glad you're not seriously hurt, I speared the windshield of a Pontiac that crossed the centerline and broke 4 vertebrae in my neck. You're very fortunate. FWII, I really hate Cyclobenzaprine; I would only take it if I actually had muscle spasms. Makes me want to stare out the window drinking coffee all day, which is probably ok for a week while you heal.
I recall back in the 90's there were franchises with digital frame machines- any idea if they're still around? That's such a beautiful bike I'd hate to see it parted.

It's always been one of my worst fears as well. I am definitely very fortunate. I'm still trying to figure out how the bike ended up laying it's left side, and I ended up on my back looking up at the sky without ever hitting my helmet on anything.

I skipped the cyclobenzaprine, didn't feel the need. Feeling a little better today - was actually able to get out of bed this morning without dragging myself with my left arm!  :azn: Left foot is still swollen, but not as much. Abrasion on my left kneecap seems to be healing well. 

The K-Bike guys seem to think the frame is fine and that with a new front end, plus a few other parts, it could be back in action. Time will tell. As of yesterday the WV State Police had no record of the accident - "it takes a few days for the report to make it into our system". May takes weeks before anything is resolved. 
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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #77 on: May 31, 2023, 10:48:43 AM »
Charlie,

Just saw this post.
Wishing you the best, and a full recovery.   Get yourself checked out, as certain issues take a while to surface.

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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #78 on: May 31, 2023, 10:54:25 AM »
Charlie,

Just saw this post.
Wishing you the best, and a full recovery.   Get yourself checked out, as certain issues take a while to surface.

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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #79 on: May 31, 2023, 12:47:41 PM »
Just saw this today, hope all works out for you and glad to hear your injuries are not too serious. Take it easy, hopefully the brick can be repaired.

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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end.
« Reply #80 on: May 31, 2023, 01:55:15 PM »
Sorry to hear about the accident, Charlie. I am glad to hear that you emerged with relatively minor injuries. For sure it could have been alot worse.
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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end?
« Reply #81 on: June 04, 2023, 06:50:46 PM »
Another update. I think the "fat lady has sung" for the K75. Looking it over a bit more closely this evening, I found this crack where the frame bolts to the cylinder head on the left side. This could be "the tip of the iceberg" as far as damage and is more than I really want to deal with.





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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end?
« Reply #82 on: June 04, 2023, 07:21:34 PM »
Damn left turners,  it's like playing Russian roulette every time you encounter one. I'm glad you didn't get beat up worse Charlie.  It's a bummer  your nice K bike got wrecked , I hope you heal back up ASAP.

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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end?
« Reply #83 on: June 04, 2023, 07:36:35 PM »
I hope your hand is healing quickly, Charlie.

Shame about the cracked cylinder head.

I'm sure you could find a good used one, but as you say, after
an impact like the one your bike suffered, that damage is but the tip of the
iceberg. Everything will have to be checked for truth and structural
integrity; and you're gonna need at least a cylinder head if not a whole motor.

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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end?
« Reply #84 on: June 05, 2023, 08:09:00 AM »
Glad you're okay and on the mend. Tough deal on the bike. Unlike our bodies, there's always another bike.
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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end?
« Reply #85 on: June 05, 2023, 09:26:27 AM »
Glad you are okay. Another adventure in the logbook. In these events you never know how you got there and the bike ended up elsewhere. High sided my T3 and an eye witness told me the bike did a  complete 360 flip. I'm glad it ejected me first.

Engine, transmission, swingarm and final drive are an integrated unit on the K series. Tabs on the engine provide mounting points for steering, seat and suspension. The power train is a major stressed member in the frame. Cracked engine mounting points are common collision damage on those bikes.
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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end?
« Reply #86 on: June 05, 2023, 12:56:57 PM »
Bad news, Charlie. Glad you are OK. There is an awful lot of opportunity for bad things to happen on the road. Many many distractions and incompetent drivers. We can only heave a sigh of relief that you got up and walked (limped?) away.

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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end?
« Reply #87 on: June 05, 2023, 04:41:34 PM »
Stick a fork in it.. it's done.  :evil: At least you are feeling well enough to have a look at it. I hope you are still (relatively) ok..
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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end?
« Reply #88 on: June 05, 2023, 06:00:10 PM »
FWIW I always assume a stopped vehicle may turn in front of me and back off the throttle until they see me and get ready for evasive action.Your crash sounds unavoidable on your part so do not economize on medical expenses as she is liable.Good luck on the recovery process.

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Re: Charlie goes German (again) UPDATE: An untimely end?
« Reply #89 on: June 05, 2023, 06:23:53 PM »
This sort of situation is why I ride in town with my fingers resting on the front brake lever and my thumb next to the horn button.  I've had a few opportunities to test my reactions, but the only time I've actually had a collision was from behind.

Not sure if this would have helped in your situation, though.
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