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Fireskull - Down, but not out.

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Totality, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Browncoat

    Associate

    Joined: Feb 23, 2006

    Posts: 38

    Location: Wales/Cornwall/Sth Africa

    Sweet lid! XR1000 Rogue aint it? I remember searching high and low for weeks for one in my size this time last year to no avail, then a couple of days later, my mate rocks up wearing one so I had to buy a different colour scheme, think it was the Caster i got in the end.

    Did you get a discount on it with the newer model XR-1100 out now? Glad to hear that things are coming along regards your rehab.
     
  2. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Yea its the rogue! and yep got it for £200 or just under i think, not bad considering they were £350 retail few months ago.
    I had never seen that sheme before, normally I dont go for shoei's but saw the style, it was the only one there and in my size so had to have it :p
     
  3. Master Skooter

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 3,449

    Location: Somerset

    Not really been on the forums in a while, so apologies for late reply.

    Glad you're on the mend dude.

    New gear looks sweet.

    Sister is hot, tell her she can pillion me whenever, k ;)
     
  4. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Cheers dude :)
    I will let me sister know.... :confused:

    Had my first pillion ride yesterday! Brother took me down christchurch to get my new car, tried my arlen ness suit but being new and stiff hurt my knee too much so put on the bks suit :p
    Didnt like going pillion before my accident think its been two years since I have done it, so to say I was worried was an understatement :p
     
  5. VFR_KID

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 3, 2008

    Posts: 3,250

    Location: Fife way up in Scotland

    I agree with the pillion bit, Saturday just passed I had to do it with my Instructor up front, was trying to show me something random and wasnt understanding him, (unrelated to learning to ride) he took off like a rocket, to which I was like :eek::eek:

    Fair enough he is an advanced rider and Instructor trainer but being on the back and not in control made me a bit iffy.
     
  6. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 3,999

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Good to hear you’re healing, but that rod sounds a bummer, hope it works out ok.

    Sweet leathers, they keep tempting me every time I see them in George Whites, but last time I recall checking them out, the price was higher than my £600 BKS two piece :eek: Happy with the ‘kangaroo mix’ ones I picked up for £300; although my recent off has messed them up a bit, but they’re still wearable :D

    I like the lid, I’m going to get the 1100 when I’ve had the bike fixed, tried it on in the showroom and loved it, it also has some pretty rave reviews, seen as it is built off the 1000.
     
  7. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Yea they are pricey full price, always tempted me before at £800 but I got them for half price so could not resist! :p

    Had my interview with the police tonight, really nice guy, so in 3-4 weeks time I will know weather Im going on a drivers course or getting a summons :/ will update when I know :p
     
  8. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Bit of an update from me.. if anyones interested :p

    Had my 3 monthly hospital checkup yesterday and kind of good/bad news, Leg is healed well pretty much all white on the xrays now so thats great, and I have noticed last few months its been alot stronger, I even played my first bit of football last week, was in pain for about 4 days after though :D

    On the other news my arm is still busted :( saw a new doctor this time and he was abit ****ed off that its taken them this long to realise something is wrong, from looking at the xrays probably 60% of the bone is not healed together so thats why im in pain all the time lol
    So I am now waiting on a letter to see when i will be having an operation to sort it, will be at least a 2 month waiting list apparently...

    They are going to cut my arm open, rebreak the bone, clean off the ends, pin it, then also add a metal plate for strength then either use synthetic bone or take some bone from my thigh to help :p

    So thats about it from me, with that happening I doubt im going to make it out on track this year :(
     
  9. Ghosteh

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    Joined: Mar 18, 2006

    Posts: 4,144

    Location: Liverpool

    Glad to hear you're improving mate. Glad to hear the leg is doing better, but gutted about the arm. Always annoying when you see one doctor who says one thing, then go see another and they say something completely different and get annoyed at the first doctor for being useless heh.

    Just say your arm is giving you more and more pain, try and get under the knife quicker!
     
  10. kidloco

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 3, 2003

    Posts: 4,638

    Location: Up-Holland

    sorry to hear you need another op buddy but if it fixes your arm up and gets rid of your current pain then its all good. Bone graft stings a bit, I had a chunk on my hip taken out and put in my leg where it was crushed to mush. At least the pan of the graft will take some of the pain from the other op away :p

    Take it easy on the leg injury though, some proper strengthening exorcises at the gym might be a tad safer then risking a bad tackle.
     
  11. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 3,999

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Jeez mate, sounds like they made a right hash of things, bloody planks!

    Fingers crossed that they get you booked in and fixed asap though!

    :)
     
  12. VFR_KID

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 3, 2008

    Posts: 3,250

    Location: Fife way up in Scotland

    Hope you manage to get it all fixed this time.

    I bet you are excited about getting a new bionic arm you just want to be like "Del Spooner"

    [​IMG]

    Seriously though glad you are making a decent amount of progress.
     
  13. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Can you believe its been 1 year today since my crash!
    Happy crashiversary too me :D

    Going to go back to the same spot after work and pay respects to my old bike :( hope she wont be too ****** off im turning up on a Triumph :p

    Still no date on my arm operation.
     
  14. VFR_KID

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    Location: Fife way up in Scotland

    Crazy to think it has been a year already.

    How are you finding things since the crash?
     
  15. Fireskull

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    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

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    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Hard to say really with my arm still in paint most of the time, just feel broken still lol
    Leg is getting there loads, got my last Physio session tomorrow, then a session with her next week to have a look at my knee, hopefully she will tell me it just needs more physio or the pain I am getting in it is permanent....

    Mentally I am fine too :p Can ride again no problems, the crash has affected my road riding though, I am seriously cautious around blind bends which I guess is a good thing as I am now riding out to the line for better visibility!
    Just want my arm fixed now so I can go back on track!
     
  16. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 3,999

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Happy Crashiversary!!! Gonna re-read these pages to see if I can find those pictures in the modded wheel chair :D

    Passed the two year mark of my crash last month - still no closer to a settlement on the claim and the future of my wrist is uncertain; operation needs to be approved by my GP first off, so I have a referral for that in September!

    Oops, sorry for the thread-jack!
     
  17. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Hijack away mate :)

    2 Years and still no settlement! :o Mine was settled before I got out of hospital lol, I bet you get your wrist sorted before my arm now :p
     
  18. Scort

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    I live in hope!

    Last update on it was that after reviewing the MRI scan I had done in January this year, the medical team for ‘my side’ advised that I should have Arthroscopic Surgery, that suggestion was put to the other side and they said before they would authorise payment for it (on a private basis) I would first need to ascertain whether the operation can be done via the NHS and the associated waiting time…

    It’s drawn out for several months as I switched GP surgeries back in May and my old surgery didn’t send my records out to the Local Authority; I waited the 6-8 weeks they said it would take before finally calling to chase them up, only to be told “they’re still here” :mad:

    After getting in to see my GP armed with all history, they are unable to advise if said surgery is required, as none of the private medical paperwork from the solicitors mentions anything about an operation, only that a CT Scan may offer a better view of what is going on in my wrist….

    Got a reviewed booked up via my GP, with a hand specialist at the local private surgery (via NHS though!), in September, so I’ll have to wait and see what they say.

    Last settlement offer was for £12,500, prior to that it was £10,000 – but they keep giving me offers before I have had everything checked, so I have been refusing on that basis alone so far, personally I also feel that the figure is quite low as well, considering the impact this has had on my life :(

    How’s that for a thread jack ;) :D
     
  19. agnes

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2006

    Posts: 15,814

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    Happy anniversary mate :D

    ags
     
  20. Fireskull

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    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

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    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    So 13 Months after my accident I now have a date to fix my arm!

    2 weeks notice, Thanks :o
    8th October I should hopefully have more surgery to complete the half Robocop transformation :p

    Just had to email work to say I will be off in 2 weeks for about 4-5 weeks :o