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Old 05-01-2007, 11:11 AM   #1
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Enough is Enough!

Look Summers isn't even here yet and look at all the friends and fellow riders we have lost! Some may not agree with what I'm about to say and that's ok! I'm just saying this because it's how I feel and I think Enough is a Enough!! BangHead: Alot of young riders are buying sport bikes and have no clue what they have sitting under them! I'm not talking about some of you who grew up riding mini bikes then moved up to dirt bikes but to those who just bought one and dont even know where the lock is to release the back seat or what the ram air is for, or wonder why your GSXR or R1 or CBR only has one head lamp come on when youstart it up! Take the MSF class it just may save your life and others you ride with! I think some may agree with me I will only ride with older riders that have been riding a while and have owned a bike or 2 other than the one they now own. Don't get me wrong guys and gals there are some 19,20 yr olds that can ride and ride well! I'm not talking about them, I talking about the one's like I said earlier who don't know their kill switch from their hi beam switch. There's a young man on here who just joined and he's 18 I helped him get his 1st bike A Katana 600 he come's by my house to see my son and when I walked out to say hi we was very proud to tell mew he just finished his MSF course! Made me feel real good aout helping him get his bike. I'm just saying and I maybe only speaking for myself but I want to see more riders, more MH members but NOT more Death's or more MH members losing their life! I don't care if your 18 just be smart enough to get some good instructions like a MSF course or anything equal. Be SAFE I want us to have alot to talk about this Summer other than deaths.
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:13 AM   #2
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:16 AM   #4
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Sheesh, did I wake up on HSN?:laughing6
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I agree, it's been a bad start this year, hopefully the trend won't continue.
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good reminder - but it's not necessarily the younger riders who are getting killed this week.

Both the GoldWing rider in Pasadena and the Gixxer rider in Fayetteville were older, experienced riders. One was killed due to what sounds like bad luck but the other was killed because of hyper-speeds.

Don't let speed kill you.
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Look Summers isn't even here yet and look at all the friends and fellow riders we have lost! Some may not agree with what I'm about to say and that's ok! I'm just saying this because it's how I feel and I think Enough is a Enough!! BangHead: Alot of young riders are buying sport bikes and have no clue what they have sitting under them! I'm not talking about some of you who grew up riding mini bikes then moved up to dirt bikes but to those who just bought one and dont even know where the lock is to release the back seat or what the ram air is for, or wonder why your GSXR or R1 or CBR only has one head lamp come on when youstart it up! Take the MSF class it just may save your life and others you ride with! I think some may agree with me I will only ride with older riders that have been riding a while and have owned a bike or 2 other than the one they now own. Don't get me wrong guys and gals there are some 19,20 yr olds that can ride and ride well! I'm not talking about them, I talking about the one's like I said earlier who don't know their kill switch from their hi beam switch. There's a young man on here who just joined and he's 18 I helped him get his 1st bike A Katana 600 he come's by my house to see my son and when I walked out to say hi we was very proud to tell mew he just finished his MSF course! Made me feel real good aout helping him get his bike. I'm just saying and I maybe only speaking for myself but I want to see more riders, more MH members but NOT more Death's or more MH members losing their life! I don't care if your 18 just be smart enough to get some good instructions like a MSF course or anything equal. Be SAFE I want us to have alot to talk about this Summer other than deaths.
+1, The t is ridiculous and needs to stop immediately
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good reminder - but it's not necessarily the younger riders who are getting killed this week.

Both the GoldWing rider in Pasadena and the Gixxer rider in Fayetteville were older, experienced riders. One was killed due to what sounds like bad luck but the other was killed because of hyper-speeds.

Don't let speed kill you.
+1 , totally agree.

Most were fairly experienced and/or older, not exactly the 18 and noob status kind of folks.

I was looking for some common denominator but the only thing I could find was speed in some of the cases, the other was failure to negotiate a turn (and he was definitely experienced) and one drunk driver accident.

So, don't think that these are the only ones who should worry about it, I think we all need to worry about it.
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It is not a 'speed' thing - it's a 'situational' thing. There are indeed situations where 186 mph is acceptible. About 46% of all motorcycle accidents are from the rider driving off the rode - typically from riding beyond one's limits or the particular situation.
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Sheesh, did I wake up on HSN?:laughing6
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I agree, it's been a bad start this year, hopefully the trend won't continue.
:laughing6 :laughing6 :laughing6

but yep good thread
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"I was looking for some common denominator but the only thing I could find was speed in some of the cases, the other was failure to negotiate a turn (and he was definitely experienced) and one drunk driver accident. "

That one can still come down to speed... speed excessive for the conditions of the road surface. Always try to be ready for the worst possible condition...
If you're going too fast for minor conditions/suprises then your going to fast for bad/emergency situations. (I'm not commenting on the actual incident, just something to think about).
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