Dropped It

Well, I guess it had to happen sometime. I dropped the bike, and sprained my wrist in the process.

I was in a parking lot–again–and was turning into a parking space at a very slow speed. Too slow, i guess, because, without any warning, the bike just low-sided me. My arm got caught under me when I went down, and twisted my wrist.

Although I didn’t really know it yet. I picked the bike up, and went over it for damage. As slow as I was going, there wasn’t much. The crash guard got slightly scratched, as did the tip of the clutch lever. The clutch lever got bent slightly, too, but I was able to fix that. The rear turn signal cover popped off, but didn’t break.

On the way home, my wrist started to get a bit sore. By the end of the night last night, I had an ace bandage on it. This morning, I was in a lot more pain, and my wrist was stiff and swollen. So I had to get a wrist brace and an Icy Hot sleeve to wear under it.

I guess I won’t be riding for a few days.

The lesson I learned–and should’ve learned after the last incident, was simply to not try and do really low speed turns. Stop the bike and walk it into parking slots. It’s a top-heavy bike, and at walking speed, it’s safer to walk it, not try and turn it sharply.

Dang, my wrist hurts.