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Old 08-14-2007, 09:44 AM   #21
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What's moxt of the time? Oh yea - I forgot - when you "PLAN" on crashing.
When I am going to be pushin' it. Either stunting or doing twisties or when it is raining or when there is alot of bugs out.
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Hey, I never used the word "plan" but I do try to avoid it with all my brains, know how, and intuition. :icon_bigg
You probably read your horoscope every morning and go to the physic once a week too. :laughing6
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Hey, I never used the word "plan" but I do try to avoid it with all my brains, know how, and intuition. :icon_bigg
So you "believe" you can choose to not crash unless you are in gear?? Brains :confused1
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:57 AM   #24
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When I am going to be pushin' it. Either stunting or doing twisties or when it is raining or when there is alot of bugs out.
Pushin' it - stunting - twisties - raining - bugs! Gee lets see about what % of the time would that be for you? How bout a poll?
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So you "believe" you can choose to not crash unless you are in gear?? Brains :confused1
No, you never know when it is going to happen. You can however reduce risk by not pushing the envelope, pretending you are in a video game and every cage is out to get you and ride accordingly, stay to the right part of the lane behind a car at a light so if you hear the car slamming on its brake you can dart to the right to avoid being hit from behind and PAY EXTRA attention to cagers turning left in front of you.

Is that going to stop all chances of a crash naw it won't it will help but it won't prevent it. But lets face it we all enjoy a HIGHLY dangerous hobby that no amount of gear is going to help you if you hit a hard object or it hits you. You take your chances of buying it everytime you leave the garage period. I just take a few more(sometimes). Plus, I know where I am going when I die thanks to Jesus and hopefully there are no cagers up there.
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No, you never know when it is going to happen. You can however reduce risk by not pushing the envelope, pretending you are in a video game and every cage is out to get you and ride accordingly, stay to the right part of the lane behind a car at a light so if you hear the car slamming on its brake you can dart to the right to avoid being hit from behind and PAY EXTRA attention to cagers turning left in front of you.

Is that going to stop all chances of a crash naw it won't it will help but it won't prevent it. But lets face it we all enjoy a HIGHLY dangerous hobby that no amount of gear is going to help you if you hit a hard object or it hits you. You take your chances of buying it everytime you leave the garage period. I just take a few more(sometimes). Plus, I know where I am going when I die thanks to Jesus and hopefully there are no cagers up there.
Hope you "PLAN" works out.
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Here's an interesting one for wearing gear. I hit a migrating hive of bees. Killed about 30-40 of them with various bits of my body and bike. Up until that point I would still ride in shorts every now and again...No more though. Imagine sweeping a half dozen bees up your shorts at speed on the bike!!!

I don't think any gear would have saved the bees though, sorry to say. They were an awful mess, guts and pollen everywhere.
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We are not talking about preventing a fatality, but if riding without gear is worth it to you risking not riding for several months with roadrash and bleeding gashes, then by all means, make sure you have a secure job and a loving partner to help you with getting dressed and all.
Well, actually, a helmet can make a do or die but if you are willing to take the risk, there is noone but you who can convince you.
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Here's an interesting one for wearing gear. I hit a migrating hive of bees. Killed about 30-40 of them with various bits of my body and bike. Up until that point I would still ride in shorts every now and again...No more though. Imagine sweeping a half dozen bees up your shorts at speed on the bike!!!

I don't think any gear would have saved the bees though, sorry to say. They were an awful mess, guts and pollen everywhere.
The BEE's spoiled the "PLAN"
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We are not talking about preventing a fatality, but if riding without gear is worth it to you risking not riding for several months with roadrash and bleeding gashes, then by all means, make sure you have a secure job and a loving partner to help you with getting dressed and all.
Well, actually, a helmet can make a do or die but if you are willing to take the risk, there is noone but you who can convince you.
We've tried!
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Lets do the math....

Good set of gear for the street. <$1000

Trip to the hospital. >$10,000
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Hope you "PLAN" works out.
It is NOT a plan. I totally agree with you can not plan on not crashing. I am just saying I try to avoid it but if it happens it happens. Just remember we are all going to DIE. So I like the freedom of not wearing gear sometimes and motorcycle riding is all about freedom.

Oh and btw just so ya'll know I always wear gear on the gixxer on the street. Radar is talking to me about not wearing gear on the chopper and I don't sometimes. But I do more than I use to which is part me crashing and part radar harping on me so he is slowly influencing me.

But man, going down the highway with the wind hitting you in the face is an experience you just can't get with a lid on. It is all about the freedom and thank we aren't a mandatory helmet state because I would move.
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Lets do the math....

Good set of gear for the street. <$1000

Trip to the hospital. >$10,000
No 3 months of pain and suffering and scars from roadrash = Priceless
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No 3 months of pain and suffering and scars from roadrash = Priceless
Hydrocodone baby hydrocodone. :icon_bigg
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Hydrocodone baby hydrocodone. :icon_bigg
Doesn't work after a week.
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No I wear the helmet on the goldwing probably 95% of the time and Rhonda always does. AGain, sometimes I like the freedom of not wearing it. Sorry just that I am hardheaded which is a good thing when you don't wear a lid. :laughing6
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Doesn't work after a week.
Then you switch to a morphine drip. :icon_bigg
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Doesn't work after a week.
+1, or not at all, depending how bad it hurts. Too much hydrocodone or any other pain killers and you might as well put yourself on a kidney transplant list already, so you get it once the kidney craps out.
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+1, or not at all, depending how bad it hurts. Too much hydrocodone or any other pain killers and you might as well put yourself on a kidney transplant list already, so you get it once the kidney craps out.
Man, you got a crappy doc. You should have got a patch or at least percadan for your injury. Go to a pain mgmt doc he is you legal drug dealer.
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