KC takes a spill...

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by KCvale, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Nashville Kat

    Nashville Kat Active Member

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    That's a nasty scar Senor. Get well.

    I'd like to see some padded clothing come out- wouldn't that be great. Nothing really thick- just some shock and road rash absorbing materials sewn into some tight fitting pants or tights- especially around the knees and outside the hips.
     
  2. KCvale

    KCvale Active Member

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    Indeed.
    Kind of like this...

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    That just makes it all the more worthwhile when you finally tame her though ;-}
     
  3. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    Now that'd be a cool name for an MB shop: "Vicious Cycle Inc." Is that awesome or what?
     
  4. Pablo

    Pablo Master Bike Builder & Forum Sponsor

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    That is good!!
     
  5. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    K.C.
    Sorry to hear about your mishap. The graft from your stomach reminds me of an in law I had many years ago. He was a young fellow working in a gas station and slipped on grease in the work bay, reached up to catch himself on a rack of tires and missed, but did catch the high school graduation ring on the rack... ripped the flesh right off the ring finger. Hurts just thinking about it. Anyway, they grafted flesh and skin from his stomach to make the finger more or less normal again. The trouble was that Neal had a tendency toward being over weight and the stomach flesh grafted to his finger would gain weight, too, getting fat. Every few years after that he had to have surgery again to shave down that finger. Weird. So I guess the moral of this story is to limit the beers or tacos or something else you get a paunchy spot on yer leg. Heal up, Bud.
    SB
     
  6. paul

    paul Active Member

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    ouch! man that looks painful. hope you heal fast. thankfully i havnt crashed my motorized bicycle yet. i only know 2 speeds like most and that is stop and fast as she will go
    dnut
     
  7. timboellner

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    Maybe you should name your bike cannibal, since it looks like it likes to eat human flesh.
    Wow that's gotta hurt man.
    I hope you heal quickly so you can get back in the saddle.
    Doesn't it figure.
    Get the bike all done, beautiful weather outside, and the bluebird of happiness craps right on you.
    Get well soon.

    TiM
     
  8. corgi1

    corgi1 New Member

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    this would be great to remember ,it would ease anxiety wondering what the swelling was and possibly save you from chemo theropy and cutting from panic medical sales pitch
    xct2
     
  9. zean

    zean Member

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    Thankyou KCvale for sharing your accident. I'm working on receiving my engine kit with phone calls and e-mails. The lull in the action of assembling and riding has giving me extra time to read threads like yours which, in this case, I find extreemly helpful. Your fall was sudden, shocking, unexpected and you hit the ground hard. When I experience a similar situation I pray that I can handle it half as professionally as you. You did an excellent job of using your right arm and neck muscles to keep your face and head from hitting the ground, and you kept your cool after the accident. I didn't realize how dangerous the sprocket and chain is. I'm sorry to say this but what if your stomach fell against the right side of the jackshaft and that sprocket and chain removed your guts. I sincerely thankyou again for teaching me something I will use on all my builds: a chainguard.
     
  10. corgi1

    corgi1 New Member

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    then it would have been leg skin on his belly with the habit of bouncing up and down when trying to pedal the bike(a very disturbing sight indeed,lol)
     
  11. kerf

    kerf New Member

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    KC,

    Nasty scrape, glad to hear you're ok and will be back in the saddle again. On a side note, do you feel safe walk'n around on those things?:)
     
  12. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    That is nasty and thank you for reminding us that if it moves put a cover over it.
    Hope you heal well and soon. We should all remember that you weren't hurt once but twice.

    Steve.
     
  13. Creative Engineering

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    KC,

    Sorry to see that you got that nasty cut! It is the nature of messin' around with things motorized.

    Your character was on display for everyone to see when you accepted it like a man, and didn't try to blame anyone for the mishap. For this I congratulate you!

    These days a lot of people would have tried to find someone to blame...someone to sue...

    Jim
     
  14. KCvale

    KCvale Active Member

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    I seen the doc today and have my leg back.
    It will be a month before both spots are completely healed and the tummy is still a tad tender, I can ride and did today ;-}

    When it comes guards all chain does is make you dirty, it is gear teeth that gra b you and the chain holds it in that bites you.

    There are two bite points on this JS chain system.

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    Note I took a grinder to the cover to get almost 1/2 the chain width to fit under the motor now, but that still leaves it half out.

    The guard on the chain ring is fine however. Max ground clearance, but enough to keep a sock or pant leg from getting bit.

    My problem was the stock mount didn't stick out from the motor enough to get past the JS upper gear and chain back when the chain was 100% past and then some, so I modified it.
    In short, I cut the case side piece to a circle, cut that in half, and glued all the pieces together.

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    Then beveled the edge and glued that to my clutch cover.

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    (cont. below)
     
  15. KCvale

    KCvale Active Member

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    (cont. from above)

    You can see the bevel but the inkjet printer I have at the moment does no justice to the colors on that sticker.

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    The black is washed out, and the wood grain background is the real wood I have here to put on the 'black box'.

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    Just down to details phase now other than that spiffy new intake.
    Well, OK, Lights, the little Bell I have and maybe the mechanical Speedometer here too and... OK, still lots to do but I rode around for nearly an hour today and it just flat blows me away.

    I was only down 2 weeks and it sucked.
    Protect yourself guys. Oh, and watch that loose gravel when you ride a beast.
     

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