I just wanted to give an update on the crash since I've been kind of idle on the site, since the accident. The bike was in worse condition than I originally thought it was--the entire frame was twisted and the rear was much worse than I had expected. The insurance also wanted over $400 for the salvage deduction; so with everything compounding, I decided to let the bike go. I figured I could get over $400 out of the bike in parts, but didn't think time would be worth it. Besides, surprisingly, the insurance offered me an amount that I thought was pretty fair for the bike.
My injuries are healing well; actually quicker than the doctors expected! I have almost all range of motion in my shoulder, with just a small bit of pain when over my head. My neck is also still sore (from the whiplash) but is getting better as well. Overall, I'm feeling much, much better!
I've decided to take a break from riding, at least owning, a bike for a little while (my brother has two older Yamaha's that I'll probably ride occasionally). I discussed it a little with my fiance (I've gotten engaged since the accident!! :thumbsup:
) and she really wanted me to take a break. So, I've decided to take a break for a little while but really do hope to own another bike sometime! Another XJ, fingers crossed
I still plan to remain fairly active on the site, I've visited it a couple of times per week since the accident and hope to continue. Also, I have a few random parts I've never used that I'll be posting in the For Sale section if anyone is interested, too!