By E_G_G_S_O_U_P - 08/12/2016 13:12

Today whilst riding my brand new dirt bike for the first time, the chain broke and slashed me down the back of the left leg with such force that it chipped the bone. FML
I agree, your life sucks 9 910
You deserved it 655

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Jesus OP! That sounds super painful. FYL indeed

I'm so sorry OP! Make sure you dealership/Company pay for all the medical bills.

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Jesus OP! That sounds super painful. FYL indeed

I wouldn't even wish that on my worst enemy. Sounds absolutely painful, sorry OP.

Oh god! I hope you're gonna be all right. That sounds horrible.

That would grind anyone's gears.

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I'm so sorry OP! Make sure you dealership/Company pay for all the medical bills.

Are you f'n kidding me?! Why are they responsible because he is a dumbass? What should you be wearing when you are riding? Long pants and riding boots! Also, you are supposed to inspect your ride.

If it was powerful enough to chip a bone, it won't really matter all that much what he's wearing.

Riding boots and long pants are a lot more resistant than skin.

The reason is that there was a weak link in the chain from the factory causing the chain to snap... and if there is a broken chain flying you are going to get hurt.

16 - Would you inspect a bike that you just bought? If it's brand new that's the dealer's job to inspect it.

Brand new from the dealership or sitting in your garage for years any experienced rider knows to do a full check of the bike. It's as simple as that. And to wear proper gear. He probably wouldn't be in the hospital if he was wearing proper riding gear.

Just curious how you guys know he wasn't wearing proper gear? I've known plenty of people who have been hurt on dirt bikes while wearing all their gear.

There's also nothing to suggest that OP is an experienced rider. And the gear is meant to protect you mostly from sliding along the ground, it isn't designed to protect against being hit with a broken chain moving at high speed.

Thats the thing, they dont. Motocross pants arnt even thick. Not anywhere thick enough to stop a chain either. Jeans wouldn't either. & for the riding boots, they dont come up all the way over your knee so there is still room for injury. Plus its funny how people blame the rider for the company's fault. Im pretty sure all of you wouldn't get a brand new car from the dealership inspected after you just bought it.

#39 actually i still would considering if they "don't know" they aren't reliable.

Jesus.. I can't even imagine the amount of pain you must have felt. Hope the healing process is a quick and easy one!

omg, hope your alright OP!! that sounds awful!!:(:(

that's an unfortunate "chain" of events. I hope you're ok and not afraid to ride again.

My street bike did this at 100mph. Been 3 years and I still don't walk right. Really good protective gear is expensive, but now you know it's more than worth it.

Just reading this made me have pain in my bones, hope all goes well OP.