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Blackout.... Sleep at the wheel ... Day dreaming... Don't know really what happen but was riding Saturday morning when I woke up riding in the ditch .... And fast approaching a culvert .. Never had a chance to brake.. Remember hitting the culvert and hitting the windshield... The next thing I remember is talking to EMS..I was air lifted to Brackenridge hospital .. 8 busted ribs 4 more broken twice...bleeding kidney plus numerous scraps... I consider myself extremely lucky...looks like I will be in the hospital the rest of the week....

Now my problem where I need some help... My body/knees tore up the switch and my riding partners couldn't get the stuff under the seat.... Anyone know a easy link where someone no knowing Burgman's could go by the storage yard a get the stuff ...

Thanks, Hamie
 

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Sorry to here about your crash. Best wishes for a quick and complete recovery.

As for getting under the seat. It has been discussed on here a number of times but I can't remember a specific link that gives easy instructions. I seem to remember someone talking about removing the engine access cover, finding the cable where it runs along the frame and pulling on it to trigger the latch. I've never actually tried to do that though.
 

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Hamme, I could talk someone thru it. But the top box has to come off too. It is easy. Just PM me and I will send you my phone number for them to call. They will need a phillips screwdriver. They could also reach up under, from the radator opening and feel the lever and pop it.

On the injurys, that I can relate to. Time will heal some but for me not all. I had my last accident Dec 7th, 2010 and still have problems with my liver damage. I also broke most of my ribs on the right side, my shin and knee cap. Stay ahead of the pain. I would not take the Oxy or Hydrcoden crap, just naproxen.
 

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Hamie,

so sorry to hear about your accident, black outs can happen, you may want to consult your physician once you have fully recovered to find the source of the problem, not a condition that you want to be suffering from and riding, as it can kill you.

Wishing you a painless and speedy recovery.

the trunk cable runs along the right side of the scoot, as seen in the picture below



it connects on the front to the ignition assembly and in the back to the latch itself, its just a question of pulling on it at either end to get the latch to release.



all the best.
 

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Let me attest to the fact of driving along & suddenly realizing I was going 70 mph, backward in my pickup! Hello! Lucky my pickup was my ride that day! I jamed my anti-lock brakes in my Chevy S-10 & slowed considerably before going in the ditch. The drivers side wheels hung in the deep rut at the bottom of the deep ditch & the energy slid the pickup sideways up a steep ditch side wall & reduced my speed even more. At the ditch top I hit a country power pole & it stopped me from rolling. The pickup slid back down the hill & rested . A passing motorist stopped & helped me .Called a trooper & I didn't get a ticket. Thank you seat-belt! had two sleep tests I was diagnosed with sleep-apnea. Got a sleep machine from the VA & realised how lucky I was. Lost my D. L. cause my idiot Dr. told the Dps I was like a schio. (can't spell it because of a med I was taking. but a different Dr. discovered what happened , contacted the DPS & I got my D.L. back in less than 2 weeks. Check for sleep - apnea and follow the D.R.'s instructions ! I'll keep on riding since no more problems! The Don
 

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Thanks for the posts my friend got the stuff from the under seat storage... He took the easy way .. Paid the mechanic at the wrecking yard $10 to get for him...

The insurance totaled the Burgman... Getting more than I thought I would..

Me.. I have moved from ICU to regular room and starting to heal. The bleeding kidney took care of itself...just waiting until I can perform tasks required of me with ribs...

Hamie
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I'm back home now and I hate the burden I have on my wife as she has issues of her own..I'll makeup for this later.....came home with lots of fluids...getting up and down every half hour is tiresome ....but getting a little better...
 
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