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Old 10-29-2008, 10:26 PM   #1
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ZHow do you tell someone they're gonna die?

So I meet this really cool guy today that is a friend of my Sales Counselor. He has a brand-spankin new Busa. The bike was beautiful except where he low-sided it already. It only has 800 miiles on it. Anyway, to my point. He has never ridden anything over a 400cc bike before, but he had to have the "biggest and best". He told me that he won't ride over around 70 mph because it scares him. He also won't take it off C mode because, once again, A and B mode scare him. If that weren't bad enough, he's riding that monster with a cheesy HJC hybrid helmet, good leather jacket, but pretty much no other real protection. How do you tell someone like that to not be a noob and get killed because he bought WAAAAAY too much bike? I watched him ride away and all I could think of was " it's gonna be a shame when he puts that thing down". , he parked the bike in a stagnant puddle of slime and was suprised when I warned him not to corner hard with it on his tires when he left. I want all of the people possible in our sport, but not to the point that they get in over their heads and kill themselves or someone else.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:33 PM   #2
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Im straight up saying your gonna die
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:36 PM   #3
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Dude wow just tell him............... i mean at this point its too late. Its not like he can give back the now used and low sided bike but . lol hate to say it and sound like Racer X there, no offense X, but MSF??
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:37 PM   #4
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:37 PM   #5
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i'll warn em a couple times, if they still can't get it past their ego's, then i don't let it bother me.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:40 PM   #6
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Natural selection.

In all honesty, the heavy weight of the bike will probably help his endevour not hinder it. So long as he can control the throttle, as it appears he has a problem with already, that bike will be babied until it gives up the ghost.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:42 PM   #7
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He was actually pretty humble about the whole thing, but EVERYTHING that I told him amazed him. I asked him if he had been even CLOSE to WOT and he just laughed. I took my old dinosaur out on W. Orem and did a little pass through 3rd gear shifting at 13,000 and he was amazed. I tried to tell him that his bike would chew mine up and spit it out, but he kept saying that he wouldn't ride fast enough to beat me. I wish I could trade bikes with him! He has NO idea about bike maintenance and the things that an owner is responsible for. The GOOD thing is that I turned him on to Motohouston. He should be signing up today or tomorrow. He will say that I sent him. Maybe if everyone gives him little bits of helpful advice, he'll get into the sport smoothly and safely.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:04 PM   #8
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Unfortunately most dont know about general continual maintenance.

But hopefully he does sign up; the more you learn about the little hunk of metal and plastic between your legs the better.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:09 PM   #9
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the more you learn about the little hunk of metal and plastic between your legs the better.
mine's kinda fleshy...
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:10 PM   #10
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I tried explaining how important visual inspection, tire pressure checks, chain clean, lube and adjustments, oil level checks, etc are. I really hope that he does join. I have found out in the last few weeks that this is probably the best motorcycle site of any I belong to (4 total). You guys have been very friendly and helpful. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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you dont tell someone youre gonna die. thats just wrong, especially if you like the guy. you just try and guide him best you can and offer advice and hope they take it. sounds already like hes got a pretty decent head on his shoulders taking it as easy as he is. there are many peeps that start out on big bikes. all we can do is hope for the best.
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I tried explaining how important visual inspection, tire pressure checks, chain clean, lube and adjustments, oil level checks, etc are. I really hope that he does join. I have found out in the last few weeks that this is probably the best motorcycle site of any I belong to (4 total). You guys have been very friendly and helpful. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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Dress up as Death for Halloween then jump out of his bushes and tackle him when he goes to get on his bike in the morning
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:20 PM   #14
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Just to clarify something....I wasn't going to LITERALLY tell him he was going to die. I just know the kind of mistakes that I made as a noob, and I didn't have NEAR the bike 25 years ago that he has.
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:22 AM   #17
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Invite him to do a track day. And if you really care, pay his fee.
Sounds like a great Idea... furthermore a fool on a 250cc can kill himself just as easy as someone on a 1340cc bike.
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the more you learn about the little hunk of metal and plastic between your legs the better.
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mine's kinda fleshy...
haha....+1
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:36 AM   #20
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so far you haven't mentioning, recommending him to take the MSF class.
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