It’s Only A Flesh Wound

Those Japanese bikers are tough hombres

TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) — A Japanese biker failed to notice his leg had been severed below the knee when he hit a safety barrier, and rode on for 2 km (1.2 miles), leaving a friend to pick up the missing limb.
The 54-year-old office worker was out on his motorcycle with a group of friends in the city of Hamamatsu, west of Tokyo, on Monday, when he was unable to negotiate a curve in the road and bumped into the central barrier, the Mainichi Shimbun said.
He felt excruciating pain, but did not notice that his right leg was missing until he stopped at the next junction, the paper quoted local police as saying.

My knowledge of motorcycles is somewhat dated, but how did he shift gears or brake?

15 Responses to “It’s Only A Flesh Wound”

  1. John says:

    All on the handlesbars on those rice rockets.

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    If that biker gets a citation for unsafe driving, he won’t have a leg to stand on when he gets to court.

  3. Dave E. says:

    “…leaving a friend to pick up the missing limb.”
    Now that’s a friend.

  4. Friends usually only lend a hand.

  5. The_Real_JeffS says:

    There’s nothing wrong with giving a leg up, Sis.

  6. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Of course, the friend has to give his friend the boot. There’s no way around that.

  7. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Which brings me to the key question…..who is the heel?

  8. Dave E. says:

    “Which brings me to the key question…..who is the heel?”
    I’m stumped.

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    Now if only we could find him a partner for “Dancing With The Stars”…

  10. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Hmmmmmmm……upon sober reflection, we can say that this biker lost his sole to motorcycles.

  11. And who kneeds that, right?

  12. Gunslinger says:

    Was this incident really an accident or another one of their wacky game shows?

  13. DirtCrashr says:

    He must have been wearing really-really tight chaps not to exsanguinate in that time, and if he was wearing chaps he must have been riding a Harley which is steered with the ass rather than weighting the footpegs…

  14. John says:

    “and if he was wearing chaps he must have been riding a Harley”
    You haven’t seen some of the whacky sh*t Japanese bikers wear on their Suzukis.

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