Don't fool around with your Ipod while riding.
Let me illustrate :Default R.I.P. for another Raven R6. LONG STORY BUT VERY INTERESTING
well guys, i have a really bad story to tell you. ive been riding dirtbikes since i was 7 and started riding street bikes as soon as i could get beginers permit. and i am now 20. so im not new to the 2 wheel scene. but. i am here today to tell you my biggest mistake/ freak accident yet. i lost the most beautiful bike i have owned. 06 raven edition R6. so i was riding with my buddys a few weeks ago. i was about a half mile from my house. well, i was looking down at my mp3 player changing songs when i looked up and they had taken off. well i hit the throttle and went to take off. when we turned onto the road i had thought i clicked up to 2nd gear. but i was wrong. as soon as i nailed it, the tire started spinning. i was in 1st gear running about 25 mph. as soon as the tire spun i figured i could handle it. its was nothing new to me. well the rear of the bike slide to the right side pretty far. everything was all fine and dandy until i hit a freshly paved pothole. well to make a long story even more terrible, my tire caught while the rear end was still off to the right. as soon as the tire caught the bike came up and over and the next thing i remember is rolling over and seeing the pavement through my visor. and yes i was wearing my helmet. anyway. i tried to jump up because i didnt really beleive that i had wrecked. when i tried to stand up my foot buckled and i fell down. well when i looked up to see what was messed up on my bike.. but when i looked up my bike was on fire. a girl that was jogging down the street ran over and told me to get up. i tried again and fell back down. so i took my helmet off and finally looked at my foot and realized my left foot was F'ed up really bad. my foot wasnt in the right place. all my toes were pointed to the left. and my entire sock was soaked in blood. there was a big hole in my sock. well i knew my foot was broken so i had to see how bad it was. so i squezzed my foot and blood poured out of the 3 inch hole that was in my foot. well this whole time my friends had not known i wrecked. but they looked back and saw flames and smoke from my bike. when they got back my entire bike was engulfed in flames. they ran up to me and picked me up and carried me into a field that we were next to. i managed to take my jacket off and tied my undershirt around my leg to try and slow the bleeding of my foot. the worst part of it all.... i had to sit and watch as my bike laid there burning to a crisp. well the paramedics got there and they fire department put my bike out after about 20 mins of burning. as for me i had to undergo 5 and a half hours of surgery to fix my foot. when i wrecked the footpeg went into my foot right below arch and out of the bottom. (i wear DC's when i ride around town and the shoe came off) upon exiting my foot the footpeg ripped its way out creating a 4 inch tear right in front of my heel. and when the bike slammed down on my foot it shattered my ankle, broke all my little toes completly in half, broke every single bone in my foot,(shattering 1 of them) and where the peg went into my foot, it tore all the tendons for my big toe. now i have titanium pins in my foot and ankle. and for 6 weeks i have pins completly through my toes sticking out. as for the bike...... sadly.. there is only one piece of plastic that is left and that is the little triangular peice right behind the rear seat. the entire bike was melted other than the motor, forks and half of the rims and a few odd and end peices. as for the guys that i was riding with, i found out they really were never my friends. after i wrecked instead of coming to the hospital, they went to the dragstrip and decided to come to the hospital 4 hours later. and in the past 3 weeks since my wreck they have called me once. and that was the day after my surgery. well... im staying off bikes for a while.. at least until my foot gets better. the docs say i will never regain full use of my foot but as long as i can shift up and down, ill be fine. if not, ill get an air shift. lol. i put up a few pictures for everyone to see.