broken rule, broken bike, broken body
Always have had a rule.. No one rides my bikes unless I know you Really well, or your family..I have made absolutely zero exception to that rule, until last night. When a Great friend and one of his co-workers stopped by on his way home from work last night to show me his new Nissan Titan. I had my 500 leaning against the building because I had been riding it about 30 minutes prior. Co-worker dude looks at it and asked all kinds of questions etc.. I have known my friend for a decade or so and ride hare scrambles with him on occasion, so when co-worker asked to take bike for a spin I went to friend who said he had ridden with him for a few years as well and he was a good rider.
Long story short, guy takes of across the field about 1/2 throttle for a couple laps. And my buddy signals for him to come back because he's ready to leave..then all hell breaks loose and you hear an open class 2-stroke catching gears across a field. Front end went straight in the air wide open in 4th gear at near 55 mph I reckon, and he panicked jammed the rear brake and the front end nose dived and he cartwheeled across the field.
He is lucky and ends up with 2 broken fingers on his left hand, a dislocated shoulder, and a deep gash across his right hip that in the end I was told required about 15 stitches to close. Not sure about the gash, must have been tangled with the bike at first.
Bike, lost a radiator shroud on the left side, tweaked bars, and destroyed front fender. Nothing major as I had some Plastics I had gotten of Ebay that was 2 years newer, and new KX 500 Decals to put on it anyway.. Love Moto x Bikes, drop em off a cliff and start em up and ride them home. BUT..I thought at my age I was done learning from stupid mistakes..Nope.. still make em.