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Old 10-30-2008, 07:54 AM   #21
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Darwin will catch up to him....

and most people that have to have the biggest and the best are pretty hard headed.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:48 AM   #22
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NoFear.....Although it is true he could even die on a bicycle, the more power there is to control, the greater the risk of losing that control. I've seen a lot of people buy WAY too much bike and it just gets away from them. If they respect the power and don't try to ride outside their skill level, then just about anyone could ride just about any bike (as long as they can reach the ground).

RacerX..... I didn't mention everything that we discussed. I talked to him for around an hour. MSF is one of the FIRST things that I mentioned.
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telling someone that they will likely kill themselves for being stupid and overbuying a motorcycle purchase isn't wrong, it's honest. worrying about hurting peoples' feelings is for chicks. you have been honest, that's the best you can do. show him our rip threads, rider down sites, and remind him that this isn't a game. you let ego get in your way, you will pay an undetermined price later.
simple, honest and to the point. I like the idea of offering to pay for someones' track day, I have three such offers to friends out there myself.
anyone dumb and egotistical enough to make that purchase has bad odds.
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:03 AM   #24
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RacerX..... I didn't mention everything that we discussed. I talked to him for around an hour. MSF is one of the FIRST things that I mentioned.
thats about all you can do. you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink
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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

Im gonna try this one of my friends. He just told me he wants to buy his first bike when i asked what kind he said Busa. I wasnt so nice i just told him i wasnt gonna let him ride with me or take off of work to go visit him in the hospital.
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Our sport is NOT the safest thing on earth to do. There are more deaths every year on motorcycles than things like skydiving and other "more dangerous sports". Even if you take into account the greater number of motorcycle riders and even the numbers out with skydivers, jumping out of an airplane is STILL not as dangerous as facing the cagers every day. I always tell new guys that the best way to survive on a bike is to ride as if everyone on the road is going to TRY and run them over. Ride DEFENSIVELY at all times, notice blind spots, keep safe distances, be aware of road conditions FAR ahead of you, etc. And ALWAYS, I mean ALWAYS wear your gear! It may be a little uncomfortable riding in full gear on a 100 degree day, but it's much MORE uncomfortable recuperating in the hospital because you've been down! I don't get out on the road without boots, jacket, gloves (all designed specifically for motorcycles) and a helmet. Also, a loud pipe doesn't just increase performance, my loud- Yosh also helps let epople know that I'm there!
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:39 AM   #27
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<shrug> just ask him if he doesn't mind signing off on an insurance policy that you intend to take out on him.

If you're feeling nice, offer to give his family 10%
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Pimp slap the outta him...
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I started on a 1000 when I was 15,I am 45 now and have never had any serious wrecks.It can be done.The throttle is not an on off switch
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I wanted to cry when I saw the road rash on the bike and then seeing the 800 miles on the speedo. I was trying to be nice to the guy since he's a friend of my Sales Counselor, but I spent a LOT of time telling him horror stories and giving him advice on upkeep.
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I've seen a bike lowsided with 1 mile on the odo in my parking lot.
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:53 AM   #32
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yes it can. what are the odds?


30yrs ago a 1000 was on par w/ todays 600.

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30yrs ago a 1000 was on par w/ todays 600.

damm your old
That is true. One of my bikes was an '82 KZ1000. My "old" '92 GSXR 750 will run circles around what the KZ ran, and my bike is slow compared to the new bikes. With the new technology in computers, fuel injection, more efficient cam profiles, porting and exhaust, my old 1000 was probably equal to a newer Ninja 250 or maybe an EX500 or something.
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for a bright point, i'd honestly rather see a noob on a busa then a 600ss.

chasis is longer on a busa and much more stable a platform then 600.
power delivery is smoother and more linear then a 600
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Hey if someone is putting there own life in danger you gotta tell them straight up my friend is the same way no helmet, shorts and hanes thin white t-shirt I always told him hey dumb- use your f@#%in head and wear some protection and now just 3 days ago he tried to do a stand up wheelie at 60 + mph and his foot slipped of the rear peg and he ate half of his body looks like raw meat and guess what he says now "man i should have been wearing what you told me" so dont be shy about telling people about their safety
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Me too........ 43/30
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I've seen a bike lowsided with 1 mile on the odo in my parking lot.
now thats a good 'fail' right there
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