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EDIT : today marks 9 years from the day I posted this.

If you are a newbie - read this and learn from my mistakes.

END EDIT.



My first boss used to say that a pocket knife is never really yours until you have cut yourself with it. If I had to apply that logic to bikes then my F650GS is now officially mine.

This morning I finally managed to get all the paperwork sorted out to get Jemima (my F650GS) registered on my name. As I got home I decided to clean the chain and lube it before going for a ride with a friend.

IDIOT WARNING !!!!!

So to clean the chain , I started the bike and put it in gear . Yes I know (now) that this was the start of a very bad (and painfull) plan.

I had a piece of cloth that I was using to wipe the chain in my left hand. And then, quicker than you can think is possible, the rear sprocket grabbed the cloth and next thing I remember is hearing the bone in my left thumb crunch as the sprocket and chain tore the first 1cm of my thumb off. That crunching sound is going to haunt my dreams for a while still.

I got up , switched off the iginition and called my landlord to take me to hospital. Not having a medical aid means I was taken to Provincial hospital here in Uitenhage. I must commend the staff at Provincial for doing as well as they can with the resources they have. The place is clean , the staff are friendly and competent and they helped me as well as, I think, I could have been helped at a private Hospital.

Anyway - I have a pic of my thumb before they started fixing me, but it is very graphic and I am not sure what the mod's feeling will be about me posting it - will wait to hear.

Eitherway - Please let this serve as a warning to fellow dogs and newbies like me. Do not clean or lube your chain with your bike in gear and idling. Accidents happen extremely quickly.

I will not be able to ride my bike for a while after this and my thumb is EXTREMELY sore. I am typing this with my right hand only.

Please, please, please learn from one IDIOT and do not become another one. I could have lost my hand!!!!!!

IF the MODS ok it - I will post the other pic as well.
EDIT : Posted the other pic after consultation with a MOD.

PLEASE NOTE - it is Graphic content.
« Last Edit: July 23, 2020, 12:03:12 pm by Hanno @ Mad Macs »
 

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Re: I am an IDIOT. and I have the bandage to prove it.
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011, 04:07:17 pm »
Eish!!! Hando, not good, wait till that tumb starts throbbing! >:D Well at least you didn't drop your bike, hope that little scratch heals quickly.
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Re: I am an IDIOT. and I have the bandage to prove it.
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011, 04:09:22 pm »
little scratch !!!

hahaha - jep. It is a little more than that I am afraid.
And it THROBS !!!!!!!!

But yes , I am also glad I did not drop my bike
 

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Re: I am an IDIOT. and I have the bandage to prove it.
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 04:12:50 pm »
Jy is n BAAAAAAAIE gelukkige knaap!!! :deal:
Jy sou dalk nooit met jou linkerduim kon gehike het nie!! :biggrin:
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Re: I am an IDIOT. and I have the bandage to prove it.
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 04:17:59 pm »
Hell eina ,shit that must have been sore ,eish,hope it gets well soon so you can ride .
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Re: I am an IDIOT. and I have the bandage to prove it.
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2011, 04:21:45 pm »
Jeez Hando! Sadly all i can Say is WTF?

I hope the chain needed ato be tensioned! I hope you heal Well!
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Re: I am an IDIOT. and I have the bandage to prove it.
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2011, 04:22:40 pm »
Sterkte Hando. So leer ons.
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Re: I am an IDIOT. and I have the bandage to prove it.
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2011, 04:28:39 pm »
Eish! Ek hoop jy het gedrink voor jy dit gedoen het, want as jy nugter was het jy GEEN verskoning nie  >:D

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Re: I am an IDIOT. and I have the bandage to prove it.
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2011, 04:31:36 pm »
Amen Bie so leer ons  ::)
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Re: I am an IDIOT. and I have the bandage to prove it.
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2011, 04:33:24 pm »
Please no pics. Some of us are sensitive. You were not the first and you not going to be the last. We've seen it before and it still haunts me.

Get well soon.
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Re: I am an IDIOT. and I have the bandage to prove it.
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2011, 04:34:16 pm »
Sticks & stones may harm you but a sprocket & chain definately will!  ;D You chop!
Hope you ok mate.... :thumleft:
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Re: I am an IDIOT. WARNING : GRAPHIC PHOTO CONTENT !
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2011, 04:46:36 pm »
YES I AM A CHOP.

And NO , I was not drinking, I was stone cold sober - so no excuse.
 

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Re: I am an IDIOT. and I have the bandage to prove it.
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2011, 04:47:31 pm »
I`m very sorry but I did laugh when I read this  :-[

We all have to learn somehow . . .

I`m really glad it was not worse  :3some: which it could have been very easily  :o

Good luck with the recovery !   :thumleft:

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Re: I am an IDIOT. WARNING : GRAPHIC PHOTO CONTENT !
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2011, 04:59:05 pm »
I`m very sorry but I did laugh when I read this  :-[

Thats ok Glen. I deserve being laughed at.

I feel like a idiot.
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Re: I am an IDIOT. WARNING : GRAPHIC PHOTO CONTENT !
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2011, 05:01:17 pm »
Hey dude SAFETY FIRST, sorry man hope you heal well.
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Re: I am an IDIOT. WARNING : GRAPHIC PHOTO CONTENT !
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2011, 05:04:49 pm »
Eina f#ck, I think I'll sell my bike & buy a bike with a shaft rather than a chain :eek7:
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Re: I am an IDIOT. WARNING : GRAPHIC PHOTO CONTENT !
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2011, 05:05:42 pm »
En daar join jy die krukkelys.  Sterkte met die herstel! Ons gaan nog saam ry!
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« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2011, 05:12:36 pm »
En daar join jy die krukkelys.  Sterkte met die herstel! Ons gaan nog saam ry!


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« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2011, 05:15:08 pm »
sjoe dis n groooooot eina daai ja so leer ons almal gelukig was my eerste bike n shaft en n pel het my als geleer toe ek n DR650 gekry het nou is dit weer shaft beste daai kant
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« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2011, 05:15:35 pm »
Glory have a lager! Hope you get better soon. :o
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