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Well a learning moment has taught me a lesson , now I will pass it on . Yesterday while adjusting my drive belt , I was rotating my wheel and centering the belt on the rear pulley , I inadvertently caught my middle digit between the pulley and belt . It cut the end of my finger right off , from just above the base of my nail out , bone and all . My little Grandson was right there watching me work on the bike , and I feel so bad , he was so worked up and worried about his Grumpy . This happened in an instant , I knew it was bad instantly , I have been wrenching for 30 years and this is my first serious injury . Guys , please be super careful around a rotating wheel , like I said it happened in an instant and I was only spinning it by hand . I need to go see a surgeon tomorrow to get it fixed , I guess I need skin grafting and other stuff ...:( I just want to ride, its gorgeous out right now .cheers
 

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glad it wasnt worse than that.thumb up throw some duct tape on it and take a blast.. good luck at the DR's. your grandson should be ok. reminds me of a story . I was like 4 or 5 my uncle came over on his motorcycle and I was was like "awesome" he had no sooner shut it off and he wasnt even in the house yet and i just had to touch it. well i picked the wrong spot the muffler of all places.. I believe that is when I got the bike fever...now i stay away the mufflers though..get well.
 

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Oh man I'm so sorry to hear this damn it makes my skin crawl thinking about it. I've done what you were doing many times never giving it a second thought...now I will.

Hope the little guy is better now.
 

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Man that stinks, I hope surgery goes well.

I adjust mine the same way except I usually have the bike running in 1st gear cause I'm too lazy to spin it by hand. :eek:
 

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Bummer !!! Hope it heals quickly !!

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That hurts just reading about it!!! Ouch
 

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Sorry to hear. But just think, now you qualify to tech high school shop class!
 

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Dont!....

Wow!...Damn, LilMags....sorry to hear that.

Bad things sure do happen fast, don't they? :(

Good luck, and take care, pal. thumb up
 

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Mags, welcome to the club.

Left thumb, adjusting chain on Sportster hill climber circa 1980.

Left ring finger, pinballing between moving car and stopped fintail Caddie on Low Rider circa 74. Used hand to smash tail light. I sure showed it.

You are adding to the history that Victory is making.
 

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Thank you everyone , I will say when it happened it was like , uh-oh , I think I hurt myself... It didn't hurt that much , until the adrenaline wore off , then , ohhh boy !!! My second thought was , I hope I don't bleed to death , but it never really bled that much , well , for the amount of damage I guess . I was a little shocked and so was the wife , she's a firecracker you know , that this couldn't have been taken care of last night , but alas I guess I need skin grafting which can only be done by a specialist ... I just hope my point gets across so this doesn't happen to one of my brothers , as I cant believe I made such a ridiculous mistake . Thanks guys . cheers
 

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Now you can no longer say, "I promise, I'll only put in the Tip." :ltr:

Seriously, heal up quickly and get back out in the breeze, Brother!

:)
 

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Wife took this last night , don't look if you are squeamish .....

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Now you can no longer say, "I promise, I'll only put in the Tip." :ltr:

Seriously, heal up quickly and get back out in the breeze, Brother!

:)
LOL , I used to say , once in once out ? :ltr:
 

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Mags, welcome to the club.

Left thumb, adjusting chain on Sportster hill climber circa 1980.

Left ring finger, pinballing between moving car and stopped fintail Caddie on Low Rider circa 74. Used hand to smash tail light. I sure showed it.

You are adding to the history that Victory is making.
Thank you Pop , I'm now in the company of LEGENDS !thumb upcheers
 

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That really sucks, I hope you heal quickly and you can get back to riding.

Nobody has mentioned it yet so I may as well come I out and say that from now on flipping people off is going to have about 20 percent less impact!
 

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That really sucks, I hope you heal quickly and you can get back to riding.

Nobody has mentioned it yet so I may as well come I out and say that from now on flipping people off is going to have about 20 percent less impact!
:ltr: That made me laugh !:ltr:
 

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I was hoping you'd see the humor!

The other option would've been that you'd call me me asshole. Unfortunately in your current state the definition of the word "asshole" has changed to "the area of your body that can no longer be scratched with the right middle finger"...
 
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