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Re: My wife went down.
« Reply #75 on: March 15, 2017, 10:00:05 AM »

If hers is a total, she is adamant that her new bike will be purple, even if I have to have it custom painted again.

That seems easy enough to do. Sounds like she needs to spend some recovery time at a computer surfing motorcycle paint job images and graphics to get ideas.
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Re: My wife went down.
« Reply #76 on: March 15, 2017, 01:30:01 PM »

My wife, Donna, went down yesterday.  She was out riding with a friend, they were south bound on I-75 just north of Chattanooga.  The 18 wheeler in front of her had the drive shaft drop out of truck.  My wife hit it as 70 mph.  Her friend says she tried to stay on bike but it was flopping side to side everywhere.  She came off the bike and slid and rolled down the interstate for 50 yards or so.  It was heavy traffic and luckily all the traffic could stop.

The Lord had to be watching out for her.  On her left side she has a broken clavicle, three broken ribs and a broken wrist.  On her right side she has a sprained ankle.  After 13 hours at the hospital I was able to bring her home at 3:00 am last night.  It sure could have been a lot worse.

She is doing well, and in good spirits.  She is worried about her bike.

Prayers for her pain to dissipate are greatly appreciated.
Sorry to hear & hope she has a speedy recovery! My wife had a accident about 6.5 years ago & took her 15 months to get back in the saddle!
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Re: My wife went down.
« Reply #77 on: March 16, 2017, 06:02:56 AM »

She has a couple ideas of paint jobs if it is a total.  She knows at least half will be 2011 Psychedelic Purple.  It was used by Harley for 3 months.

She is determined to be riding by the end of April if the DR's will let her.  She wan't to be ready to ride on Bermuda the first week of June.  We have a cruise planned to there, with your motorcycles to be able to ride the island.
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Re: My wife went down.
« Reply #78 on: March 16, 2017, 07:20:28 AM »

Dave,

Glad your wife is starting to feel better and eager to get back in the saddle!

As for Bermuda, riding your own Harley on a "Sandbar" 700 miles off the coast of the mainland is pretty cool. However, the island really is a "SandBar" and not much land to it.

Scooters are pretty cool over there and plentiful. Have a "DARKnSTORMY" over there for me!


Good stuff!

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Re: My wife went down.
« Reply #79 on: March 16, 2017, 08:29:17 AM »

Dave wow I'm so sorry to hear this. Although she's banged up I'm glad to hear she's ok. Her guardian angel must fly close to her. Prayers for a speedy recovery. It really sucks to go down when it's not your fault.

Also adding - I've re-habbed a busted clavicle (they had to plate & screw mine back together and hopefully hers is not that bad) but anyway they gave me a machine to use and it was called Game Ready - basically it's a giant ice water pump that pulses. That thing was better than morphine. You used to be able to rent them and if you can get your hands on one I would very highly recommend it.

And also adding more prayers that she does not sneeze for the next few weeks.
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Re: My wife went down.
« Reply #80 on: March 18, 2017, 12:51:56 AM »

I am sorry to hear the news about your wife's accident. It certainly could have been much worse and I wish her a speedy recovery and a good settlement on her bike.

Glad to hear that the safety gear that she was wearing did a good job of protecting her. It has made me think about what I wear at times while riding.
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Re: My wife went down.
« Reply #81 on: March 18, 2017, 06:18:36 AM »

Sorry to read this. Hope your wife is resting more comfortably now. That was a terribly ordeal for her so glad she is still with you. You should take the trucking company to court for having a unsafe vehicle on the road which caused injury.
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Re: My wife went down.
« Reply #82 on: March 21, 2017, 05:30:03 AM »

Thank you all again for the well wishes.  She is recovering pretty well. She has managed to go up and down stairs yesterday.  Each day she can do a little more and hurts a little less.

My insurance co has totaled the bike.  Glad I have replacement on it with 5K on top for accessories.  Still going to come up short.  Looking at going after trucking co insurance for the shortages.

YB,  My wife and I have ridden our Harley's on Puerto Rico, ST Thomas, ST Kitts, ST Martin, Barbados and Dominic.  Most are not bike, but its fun and something very different.  I sure will have a Dark n Stormy for you.
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Re: My wife went down.
« Reply #83 on: March 21, 2017, 03:48:32 PM »

Dave, while your wife is still healing I get that such details are the least of your worries.  If you've got a moment though I'm curious why the claims weren't against the trucking company's insurer to begin with?  No fault state?
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Re: My wife went down.
« Reply #84 on: March 22, 2017, 07:19:59 AM »

Twolinerider,

My insurance company is going after the trucking company insurance.  It's a Canadian company and truck.  So rather than us having to wait months or longer our insurance is paying and will seek reimbursement.  Our Insurance is also going after them for the additional monetary loss that is not covered on her bike and riding gear.

Looks like the Trucking company negligent on proper maintenance.  Driveshaft is a daily inspection and a service every so many miles.  Its pretty obvious from pictures that the bearings failed.  That type vibration is pretty easy to feel.

My wife does not want a hold up getting her replacement bike.  She talked with our dealer and painter yesterday about the replacement.  I'm amazed at how well she is getting around already after that accident.
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Re: My wife went down.
« Reply #85 on: March 23, 2017, 05:24:28 AM »

Good to here all is going well hope she gets better soon !!!

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Re: My wife went down.
« Reply #86 on: March 24, 2017, 11:50:29 AM »

Screw the bike - prayers and thanks that your wife will be OK.

All my best to you and yours.

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Re: My wife went down.
« Reply #87 on: March 24, 2017, 06:38:17 PM »

Sorry to read this Dave, missed the initial flurry of posts but very pleased to see that Donna is recovering well and working on her next ride.

The pictures of the wheels tell a story don't they. Wow! +1 on the don't protect what you don't want to keep. There is enough technology in riding kit nowadays to be protected & pretty comfortable year round wherever you ride.

Miss Lenda & I are thinking of y'all, wishing donna a full and speedy recovery. Hope to see both of you round the traps at some point..

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Re: My wife went down.
« Reply #88 on: March 25, 2017, 08:53:09 AM »

We are truly blessed.  She's is getting better each day, and is able to do more each day.  She is proof good training, good gear and the Lord can protect you.

Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers.
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Re: My wife went down.
« Reply #89 on: March 25, 2017, 10:07:55 AM »

Wow! Just went thru the 6 pages on Donna going down! Praising God for His grace and mercy through out. Praying for full recovery without further complications. Gods continued love and blessings to you both! 

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