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Old 01-25-2010, 12:34 AM   #61
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Nah, trust me, landing in the water isn't fun. I've seen me do it.

As for no ticket, that's what I thought when i crashed; then I had one mailed to me!

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I bet, I just know that this has been an eye opener for me and I bet my friend as well. I have full coverage on my bike, and now I see why. I just hope that I can have fun, not take it to far and stay safe. After watching him flip thru the air and sliding, I don't want that to happen to me or anybody. That $hit just looks like it hurts. My prayers go out to all of us that own bikes.
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Pics of your friends injurys?
I didn't take any, I'm going to see if he will let me get some tomorrow. He looked like he was in some pain, so I didn't want to set there and take pics of it. I did see it and it looked pretty bad. It could have been alot worse since he wasn't waring any gear.
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Being a noob in a dangerous hobby kinda sucks. We've all been there, even if some of us don't remember or won't admit it. Most of us just got lucky; some of us, like your friend, lock up the rear tire in a failed wheelie attempt and end up with some road rash. He's going to be sleeping on his stomach for a loooong time. My advice: buy some used gear from a bike forum if money is a problem. You can get a jacket for like $50.
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Glad your buddy is relatively ok. I have almost looped my bike plenty of times. And FWIW, unless he had full leathers, in which he would still get some, he'd still be rashed to loopin it at 60. People act like they're all protected with their mesh jackets and shorty cloth gloves. They better think again. Jus sayin'
But yea...lack of full coverage on a financed bike is a very bad decision.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:34 AM   #66
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I bet, I just know that this has been an eye opener for me and I bet my friend as well. I have full coverage on my bike, and now I see why. I just hope that I can have fun, not take it to far and stay safe. After watching him flip thru the air and sliding, I don't want that to happen to me or anybody. That just looks like it hurts. My prayers go out to all of us that own bikes.

Sometimes, the best lessons to learn, come at someone else's expence. Gear up, there's always people here selling gear on the cheap.
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Great. There goes my insurance rates again.

I bet my premium will be over $400 now for full coverage on 2 bikes.

BTW, that is the only thing good about being 40..........

Hope he gets better quickly and learns a lesson. He was lucky not to break bones. I couldn't imagine broken bones and rash. I bet he's crispy this morning.
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Great. There goes my insurance rates again.

I bet my premium will be over $400 now for full coverage on 2 bikes.

BTW, that is the only thing good about being 40..........

Hope he gets better quickly and learns a lesson. He was lucky not to break bones. I couldn't imagine broken bones and rash. I bet he's crispy this morning.
Did you even read the post?
How is him wrecking his uninsured bike, making it a total financial loss for himself, going to increase your insurance rates?
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Not to be a , but man there's no way you could have a full year of experience and not be able to afford a jacket. Even brand new on closeouts you can find some for $100 or so. It sucks you had to learn the lesson this way (and even way worse for him), but in the end I'm glad he's ok and gonna be able to talk about it. Hopefully you both take something from this. Good luck to his recovery and keep it safe out there, bro.

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If it is under 10k, most notes are designated more like a credit card, so full coverage is not required and the rates are higher because the collateral is considered disposable.
I guess it depends on the bank that backs it. I got mine with a loan from a credit union and I wasn't allowed off the lot with the bike until I had proof of full coverage in hand.

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Glad your buddy is relatively ok. I have almost looped my bike plenty of times. And FWIW, unless he had full leathers, in which he would still get some, he'd still be rashed to loopin it at 60. People act like they're all protected with their mesh jackets and shorty cloth gloves. They better think again. Jus sayin'
But yea...lack of full coverage on a financed bike is a very bad decision.
FWIW, I went down at about 50-60, lowside, in a textile jacket and came back with basically no rash at all. I was in gravel most of the time before I hit the grass, so I don't know if that played a factor at all. My jeans obviously did nothing to protect my leg. Either way, what the gear DOES protect you from is well worth it.
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I guess it depends on the bank that backs it. I got mine with a loan from a credit union and I wasn't allowed off the lot with the bike until I had proof of full coverage in hand.
Alot of people do financing at the dealership, which usually works essentially like a credit card. The credit is unsecured therefore no full coverage is required.
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its only a 10 k loss. could be paid off within a year and a half or two. could have been a 40k (or more) car.

he can sell off what remains of the bike. of course barring wrecked items.

accidents happen, even to the pros. in most cases its called complacency, and many times its more dangerous (or worse off) than being a straight up newb. glad your friends is now safe, and you have recognised that those pricey garments hanging in the shop have a real purposee, other than to look cool

cant tell you what you guys should have done, or what not. plenty have allready spoke thier mind. but "better late than never" sums it up. welcome tou your (and hopefully your driends) safer days.

take care, be safe(r).
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Not to be a , but man there's no way you could have a full year of experience and not be able to afford a jacket. Even brand new on closeouts you can find some for $100 or so. It sucks you had to learn the lesson this way (and even way worse for him), but in the end I'm glad he's ok and gonna be able to talk about it. Hopefully you both take something from this. Good luck to his recovery and keep it safe out there, bro.





I guess it depends on the bank that backs it. I got mine with a loan from a credit union and I wasn't allowed off the lot with the bike until I had proof of full coverage in hand.



FWIW, I went down at about 50-60, lowside, in a textile jacket and came back with basically no rash at all. I was in gravel most of the time before I hit the grass, so I don't know if that played a factor at all. My jeans obviously did nothing to protect my leg. Either way, what the gear DOES protect you from is well worth it.
maybe in a low side..I'm talkin about loopin it, at 60, on the freeway

I got rashed, in full leathers at about 40 goin over the bars, at the track.

And good textile is better than that flimsy mesh I have. But better than nothing.

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Old 01-25-2010, 01:41 PM   #76
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speedchaser,

fwiw, not everyone operates the same. i never had a jacket, elbow pads, or kneepads until i joined up with MH. now they practically never come off. (even at work, im too lazy to remove em)

my first 19 years riding, i had a helemt and gloves. I was "protected" to the hilt i thought back then (and quite a bit more stoo-pid. because "i" only had one accident, (being a year round rider) and all the years of seat time, didnt have a need to warrant extra gear.

it took the madcapped antics of MH dumfukcery to open my eyes. (and prolly the fact i got kids now)

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I'm amazed it takes this for some to realize the need for a little sanity. Is it that complicated?

Hmmmm -un-insured,probably no safety class, wheelying on the highway, around other cars, barely equiped, high-power, low intelligence...

This is not just an accident - it's just stupidity. These are the kind of stats that make non-riders think all of us are very near death on EVERY RIDE.

Sorry to hear though about the injury - heal well!
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