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Last weekend, on Easter weekend , I took off for my usual saturday drive, First off to my local dealer for Blessing of the bikes then off to the mountains. I got up there and decided to head to a state park deep in the desert where there is some solitude and open roads.

Upon entering the park, I turned on my helmet camera, and headed down the main entry road leading into the park. As I entered a blind curve I suddenly saw the grill of a Jeep SUV...DRIVING ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD YARDS AWAY FROM SMASHING ME INTO HIS FRONT END.!

I swerved to the right automatically, desperatly trying to avoid a head on collision, and suddenly felt the VROD falling to the right
after sliding on gravel on the shoulder of the road. To make a long story short, My beautiful bike is all F**ked up, I am covered with Scabs, bruises and road rash only made worse by the lying sack of crap who nearly killed me who insisted that he only 'slightly' crossed the line. well the cam doesnt lie and clearly showed him completly going the wrong way in the wrong lane. So my advice to you?

1. Get a helmet cam.
2. Always wear an armoured jacket. Mine saved my torso.
3. wear good gloves. Flimsy half cut gloves have left my knuckles scraped to the bone.
4. step up and get a DOT/Snell helmet
5. Always expect the unexpected and you can be sure they are out to kill you and will sleep well at night after they do.

Mike
 

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That sucks big time. Hope you get better soon.
I've been looking at cameras for the bike(s) and looks like I'm ordering one in a few minutes from now.
 

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Hope you get better soon. I have cameras in my car and truck for that very reason. Used to have one mounted on my RoadGlide so now I'll have to find a place to mount it on the VRSCF.
 

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Thanks to all. It's ironic with only 2 vehicles within miles in the area, an accident happens. The guy in the Jeep lied to the CHP and said " I only slightly crossed the yellow line, the guy on the bike just overreacted". He actually had all 4 wheels in the wrong lane.. With no witnesses, it was his word against mine. When I sent a screenshot showing 2 seconds before the accident to the investigating Officer, he immediately called me back and insisted I head to their sub station ASAP with the entire SD card. He just shook his head after he saw the video. It's very self explanatory and I don't think either the driver or his insurance company can argue who is at fault. I'm glad to be alive and glad I probably won't have to fight with his insurance company. At least they can try, but probably won't win.




Last weekend, on Easter weekend , I took off for my usual saturday drive, First off to my local dealer for Blessing of the bikes then off to the mountains. I got up there and decided to head to a state park deep in the desert where there is some solitude and open roads.

Upon entering the park, I turned on my helmet camera, and headed down the main entry road leading into the park. As I entered a blind curve I suddenly saw the grill of a Jeep SUV...DRIVING ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD YARDS AWAY FROM SMASHING ME INTO HIS FRONT END.!

I swerved to the right automatically, desperatly trying to avoid a head on collision, and suddenly felt the VROD falling to the right
after sliding on gravel on the shoulder of the road. To make a long story short, My beautiful bike is all F**ked up, I am covered with Scabs, bruises and road rash only made worse by the lying sack of crap who nearly killed me who insisted that he only 'slightly' crossed the line. well the cam doesnt lie and clearly showed him completly going the wrong way in the wrong lane. So my advice to you?

1. Get a helmet cam.
2. Always wear an armoured jacket. Mine saved my torso.
3. wear good gloves. Flimsy half cut gloves have left my knuckles scraped to the bone.
4. step up and get a DOT/Snell helmet
5. Always expect the unexpected and you can be sure they are out to kill you and will sleep well at night after they do.

Mike
 

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Been there done that. It all happens in 2 seconds but it seems like 2 minutes. I bet you can tell us a long story of the thoughts that flashed thru your head, because I can. The funniest part of my story is that when I was flipping over the cager who pulled out in front of me, I could see between my feet the hospital I would soon visit, thinking "I'll be there in a few minutes."
 

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Glad you are OK. Had my big crash Christmas eve a year ago. Went out and bought the best gear I could find including an airbag vest. I was wearing what most would consider quality gear, but 100% of my injuries were due to gear that simply was not good enough.
 

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Clean his Dumb A$$ Clock !

Good God Man go get ya a good Lawyer ! ( I hate to say that but WTF you got great evidence and will absolutely win this ! ) There are a few nationwide biker Lawyers out there, they would kill each other to get this slam dunk case. I got backed into by a young lady looking at her cell phone instead of her rear view mirror up in the N.C. mountains a couple years ago and I'm still buying go fast goodies off the payout. I told the adjuster good thing I had a helmet on because I fell backwards and hit my head on the parking lot and I already got a Ti plate in my neck - he knew I was good for 10K min. and wrote me a nice check. Got a new helmet, gloves, shifter, footpeg, clutch lever etc. that was damaged and had a pile left over. That S.O.B needs to pay ! Sorry but over the line no excuse. Wifey & I almost got run over by a big fat idiot in a Dodge Viper on the tail of the dragon a few years back, 1/2 a car over the line as he watched himself in the Kill Boy Cameras, only thing that saved me is I planed to not be in that position on the road in that corner. They are all idiots. Self absorbed distracted low performance idiots. And they will pay for their stupidity so get ya a biker Lawyer and clean his dumb a$$ clock. Oh, and get well soon ! :blahblah: :D
 

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I immediately did call these "Law Tiger " Guys and it seems that unless I'm badly injured there just Isn't enough motivation for them. I'm scraped up pretty bad and sore as hell. My scoot has about 4 k in damages. I am already getting jacked around by Avis rent a car...( Tourist from Miami driver) the adjuster won't call me while my bike sits at Biggs Harley waiting to hear from him. I think I will take your advice and call another lawyer with some teeth.
 

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My camera DVR system came in today.
 

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I was using a Monster camera. I got mine at Fry's electronics..came in a complete kit with 32 Gig Sd card, waterproof case...I believe it had 30 accessories that came with it. Full retail was 99 bux but they had a great deal on them for 49.99. Best deal I did in a while. It has a internally mounted microphone so if you need a plug in mic better keep looking
 

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I went with the Sykik FR1. $129 online and another $50 (on sale at Best Buy) for a 128gb mirco SD card. Only 3 wires to connect and run the cameras. Real easy. One of my co-workers also got one too. I've always had problems with GoPros.
 

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Well 45 days and 3 insurance claims later, they ass who ran me off the road finally stopped hiding and īresponded to his insurance by denying he was in an accident...Progressive insurance called me to say that they could not approve the claim until the police released the video from my helmet camera. I had a second copy on my phone, sent that to the adjuster, and within 10 minutes the claim was approved. The asshole didn't know what to say when he was told I had a pic of him driving on the wrong side of the road. Bad news is they may total my bike. The exhaust and the air intake cover alone are $1800 plus labor. Shall see what happens.
 

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SCUMBAGS. Make 'em pay !

Good for you ! Shove it right up his A$$ ! ( He deserves it, that low life, lying P.O.S.) You need the TOTAL value on your bike plus injuries ! Just remember that bike is YOURS until you sign it over to the insurance co. I got into an argument with a cop that told me I had to let my classic car be towed to an " impound lot " until I settled my case. I said Hell NO ! My cars going to My house. F/O. Nothing he could do. The cops are used to the status quo, which is tow it to a $ 85 a day impound lot where you have NO access to YOUR property just because it was in an accident, until the storage is more than the vehicle value and it's auctioned off. ( See Copart business model ) Go get your bike if you don't have it already and stand your ground. They will PAY. SCUMBAGS. :blahblah: :D
 
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