I know this thread is a bit dated but it is still quite relevant and always will be. NEVER pull anything from your body after a wreck. My most severe crash was a throw off after losing control while drifting a turn. My FIRST time wearing a helmet, yes I never wore one until this day, a few years of riding with no protection.
The helmet was destroyed from impact and the consequential tumbling and sliding but my head was OK.
As for the rest of me, I broke my pelvis and stripped all the joining ligaments in my right wrist along with the expected razzberries and hamburgering of my skin.
I stayed down long enuff to make sure there were no bones sticking out/broken back or neck. When I felt comfortable enuff to stand I felt the pain in my hip from the pelvic break.
I pulled up my clothing and saw a large open gash that was not bleeding. Inside, I saw what I thought was a piece of a small stick and went to pull it out. A friend with me was a first responder and ran up to stop me. Glad he did because what I thought was a stick was actually a blood vein. I nearly grabbed and cut out a vein in my own body with a pocket knife.
NEVER pull things from your body even if you think they aren't supposed to be there.
I don't even ride to my mailbox without a helmet now. I saved it to remind me of what my head could have looked like.
Stock 07 Z400.
moose pro bumper
Armadillo swing arm plate
GSXR style Suzuki decals
Artrax MX rears
Last edited by 2lefts; 03-13-2012 at 12:42 PM.