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Old 01-13-2014, 11:29 AM   #21
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First off my deepest feelings to the passed passenger nd my best of wishes to the rider for speedy recovery.


Secondly I finally understand what everyone means by the hd to sportbike gear issue I started this conversation at work last week to see reactions. It just blows my mind how harley riders honestly think just cuz there on a CRUSER nd not on a sportbike they think there so much safer as to falling. If im not mistaken they call accidents for a reason because it was not intended to wreck, saying that It just doesn't make sense. I don't know let them do what they do all we can do is hope for the best and expect the worst ...be safe guys.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:58 AM   #22
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THe pavement doesnt care if you fall from a HD or sportbike..it stays the same hardness.
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It just blows my mind how harley riders honestly think just cuz there on a CRUSER nd not on a sportbike they think there so much safer...
Statistically, they would be right. That is the reason cruiser insurance premiums are much lower than that of a sportbike.

OTOH, statistics don't do squad if and when a rider does take a spill. I think RIPped gear is a whole lot better than RIP rider.
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:42 PM   #24
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Myla and I got buzzed by a bunch of riders traveling south on US59 between the Beltway 8 and 610. Not a single rider had a helmet, gloves, boots or jacket :(
Popping wheelies and waving thru traffic made us clinch :/ I hope was not one of them...
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I saw tons of riders yesterday with no helmets/gear on. In fact this morning on the way in I passed a kid with a t-shirt and slacks on.

There's a guy I work with who doesn't have a helmet and I am constantly busting his about it. He uses the "I can't afford it right now" excuse. I tell him "go to cycle gear they have cheapo ones for 60 dollars" his response is " But dude, you NEED an expensive helmet, it's your head your protecting!"

So because he can't afford an arai or a shoei, in his mind not wearing one at all is somehow better? I just don't get some peoples logic.
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But I also cringe when I see people ride without gloves. When teaching someone to ride, I said "If you wonder why I consider gloves important... look down the next time you're doing 20 or 30 mph, and think about planting your hands at just that speed. I don't care how much you think you can tuck, hold them in, whatever... your hand will be the first to hit."


And I always see the same group doing this...
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I ride with all gear 90% of the time. I've rode a good 100,000 plus miles on cruisers n never crashed one. Now sportbikes lol I have crashed a few...I still wear my sporbike gear on the HD just in case.
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Oh well I didn't know that. Maybe its just cuz most of them are old lol jk .well all im trying sat is y chance it thats all
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First off my deepest feelings to the passed passenger nd my best of wishes to the rider for speedy recovery.


Secondly I finally understand what everyone means by the hd to sportbike gear issue I started this conversation at work last week to see reactions. It just blows my mind how harley riders honestly think just cuz there on a CRUSER nd not on a sportbike they think there so much safer as to falling. If im not mistaken they call accidents for a reason because it was not intended to wreck, saying that It just doesn't make sense. I don't know let them do what they do all we can do is hope for the best and expect the worst ...be safe guys.
I thought about getting a cruiser because safety was a main concern of mine when getting my first bike...then after careful consideration, I decided a sport bike is actually much safer, as long as you don't ride like an idiot on the street. It's lighter, more maneuverable, can stop much faster and if needed can accelerate to avoid certain situations faster.

The arguments people make that cruisers are safer doesn't hold any water really. It's the rider that makes it unsafe, not the bike.
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Just think how many cringe that we ride sport bikes. Period.
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Ive owned both. The only reason theres more wrecks on sportbikes is the young kids go buy them and go crazy. Most young kids dont buy a HD to ride fast.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:38 PM   #33
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except for solracer
oh wait, he's not that young anymore. the HD must have been his midlife crisis
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oh wait, he's not that young anymore. the HD must have been his midlife crisis
Lol. It's ok to slow down on the street. You will live longer and gain knowledge.
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The name of the woman that passed away was Birdie.
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Tis a shame to hear this passenger died, I shudder everytime I see a couple on a bike, neither of them wearing gear. Florida riders are awful about it. I bought each of my daughters a helmet when they started dating because each of them were dating squids with bikes. Dumbass may kill himself, but he's not taking my kid if I could help it. Then just to give them an example of how gear works I got myself hit by an 18 wheeler wearing 1/2GATT, and the only damage suffered was to the unprotected parts of me (legs).
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The name of the woman that passed away was Birdie.
I hold the rider of the motorcycle responsible. He obviously wasnt well skilled and allowed a helpless woman ride with no gear.
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Apparantly her and the guy ride a lot together. Not sure if they were married. But from what I hear they never wore gear.
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I hold the rider of the motorcycle responsible. He obviously wasnt well skilled and allowed a helpless woman ride with no gear.
I dont. Grown ups make their own decisions. Gear is one of those decisions.
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What boggles my mind is when a rider (cruiser or sportbike) get in an accident and aren't wearing gear, after (if) they heal up they refuse to believe that any form of protective gear would have helped them and still refuse to wear it.
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