For those that ride side x sides

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  1. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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    Always, of course. The OP's knee remains messed up, causing me to suggest he try to remain off of it and frequently elevate it.
     
  2. east_ky_hunter

    east_ky_hunter 8 pointer

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    Per poster request, pics attached.

    Fortunately the cage on these are 2 inches, 1 piece frame and 6 point harness. Cage did not buckle but only hit on it's top once. Full nose once and on each side twice; I think. Frame bent in one place. Front shock broke from mount and drove up almost through hood.

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  3. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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    Decent job, score 8.0, how is your knee?

    Had someone try to convince me to put a cage on my convertible and told him he was nutz; tried for a roll bar next and he received the same reply.
     
  4. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Ill tell you what. Looks like the safety gear did its job. Are you impressed/satisfied or do you see places they could be improved?
    Did you knee hit the wheel or dash area?
     
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  5. Feedman

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    Dang, You did a number.on that machine.
    I hope your knee is recovering
     
  6. east_ky_hunter

    east_ky_hunter 8 pointer

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    Most have too weak of a cage but this one held up

    It had to be the wheel. I was sitting in my new one with my harness on and there is no way my knee could make it to the dash. But I don't know for sure.
     
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  7. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 12 pointer

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    I want to hear the story, you know... so we can learn and stuff.. and possibly for entertainment purposes now that we know you are ok.

    P.s. little bending, couple new bolts and some gorilla tape (roll, roll and a half) and that side x side will ride again.
     
  8. east_ky_hunter

    east_ky_hunter 8 pointer

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    Knee is doing better. Still pops occasionally.
     
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  9. east_ky_hunter

    east_ky_hunter 8 pointer

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    I was night riding with a group, had to stop and they got way ahead of me. We were lost and I had never been on this strip before. I was flying; not sure how fast I was going but I could hear the turbo blowing off when I let off. The road went up a small hump and basically dropped off. By the time I realized it, it was too late. I just floored it, hoping to get back straight after I hit the brakes. I jumped over the ledge sideways. The crew I was with was more shook up than me. I was just pissed about the machine. I drove it back up the hill, after I went and got the truck and trailer. I almost flipped again driving it out. I think that's when the axle broke off in the front diff because the ball joint was broke. I didn't have any other option though. Never do that again.
     
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  10. HuntressOfLight

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    Blood alcohol concentration estimated to be at that point?
     
  11. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    We are glad you aren't seriously hurt. One of the fellas my oldest son rode with was killed last year. Not harnessed up and probably had too much to drink too.
     
  12. reivertom

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    I think people that have ridden 4 wheelers for a while have a false sense of security in a side by side. I don't, and it looks like you didn't either. They are much safer, but you have to stay inside in an accident! My 4 wheeler tried to kill me in 2014, and that did it for me!
     
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  13. Brody

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    My 4wheeler tried to kill me once too! lol !
     
  14. reivertom

    reivertom 12 pointer

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    I have a nylon eye socket and scars to prove it!
     
  15. carnivore

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    Did you retain most or all of your vision?
     

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