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Old 12-14-2008, 07:35 PM   #41
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i dont carry any tools or anything in my bike to help out someone.. plus im broke and cant afford to be buying stuff for others.


but if i had a trailer of my own and happen to be carrying my bike somewhere rather than ride and had the room id help the person out
Just from a preparedness perspective, folks should carry a plug kit. $5 or so at an autoparts store or walmart. Waterweld is a great idea too. It takes virtually no room under the seat.

When I helped Stacy and her friend on the Duc, the back had a bad problem. oil all over. I was on the Bourget with no tools. stopped anyway, since I had my cellular phone. I called ahead to MSR to try to help the gent get hooked up with a trailer. There are many ways to help. It starts by stopping for a chat.
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:21 PM   #42
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Just from a preparedness perspective, folks should carry a plug kit. $5 or so at an autoparts store or walmart. Waterweld is a great idea too. It takes virtually no room under the seat.

When I helped Stacy and her friend on the Duc, the back had a bad problem. oil all over. I was on the Bourget with no tools. stopped anyway, since I had my cellular phone. I called ahead to MSR to try to help the gent get hooked up with a trailer. There are many ways to help. It starts by stopping for a chat.
I feel stupid now Curt, it never clicked that was you on that chopper until now.
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:34 PM   #43
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I feel stupid now Curt, it never clicked that was you on that chopper until now.
Striker, was that you on the Duc??

BTW, Striker is the poster child for preparedness. We should call him McGyver.
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Striker, was that you on the Duc??

BTW, Striker is the poster child for preparedness. We should call him McGyver.

no not on the Duc, I pulled over with you tho.



McGyver, funny.
I did not have anything to fix all that oil.
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oil can be flamable. so set it on fire to get rid of all of it



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oil can be flamable. so set it on fire to get rid of all of it



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I didn't think of that.
Not sure whoever owned the bike would have liked it tho.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:50 PM   #47
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I know there are quite a few who look out for fellow riders. It would be nice to see virtually every motorcycle rider to stop or slow to check on fellow riders. One day it could be one of us.

BTW, thinking back to one of my personal experiences. A long time ago I had a ZX-11 and was riding southbound on 290 up to my usual antics. I slowed to a somewhat reasonable speed as approaching the crest of a hill, looking for PoPo. As I came over the top the rear tire blew; there was a little drama as I got it to the side of the road. I was there probably two or three minutes and a lady pulled over to see if I needed any help. Imagine that, little lady stopping to help a monster of a guy in black leathers and what not. She told me.... my son rides a sportbike, so I try to look out for them. Great lady. She drove me to my house so I could pick up my truck.

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Nice story, that reminds me a LOT of my mother, in fact I'm pretty sure she has done and said something like that.

Back when I had a bike I pulled over or did a u-turn for someone every time I saw them. I still would in the vette, but I just don't drive it around that much so I haven't been presented a chance.

Although I have also been passed by a lot of people on bikes when I was sitting on the side of the road. And I've been found in the middle of no where by a tow truck when I had only been there 20 min.

I think my best story was when I pulled over and pushed a woman's car out of the way of the BW8 feeder traffic at about 5pm in some serious heat and tightened down her battery cable. She made me give her my address and sent me back a thank you card with a gift certificate to chilli's ... said she thought I must be her guardian angel
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Nice story, that reminds me a LOT of my mother, in fact I'm pretty sure she has done and said something like that.

Back when I had a bike I pulled over or did a u-turn for someone every time I saw them. I still would in the vette, but I just don't drive it around that much so I haven't been presented a chance.

Although I have also been passed by a lot of people on bikes when I was sitting on the side of the road. And I've been found in the middle of no where by a tow truck when I had only been there 20 min.

I think my best story was when I pulled over and pushed a woman's car out of the way of the BW8 feeder traffic at about 5pm in some serious heat and tightened down her battery cable. She made me give her my address and sent me back a thank you card with a gift certificate to chilli's ... said she thought I must be her guardian angel
Ahhh... How nice is that!!!!
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long story short, i laid the bike down and while i was picking it up a lady stopped and asked if i was out of gas, she made my day. while i'm getting on the bike another lady stops and asks if i'm okay. so within a minute or so, two people have stopped and checked up on me. it sucks to see someone was out on the highway for 25 minutes just sitting there
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That's very nice. And women stopping too!
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Have you guys noticed, that on the occassions in life, that we have been stranded, that it is the older crowd that helps?

And this is a huge assumption, based on not alot, but the younger crowd, say under 25, is not as selfless as older folks.

As a matter of fact, I can not remember anyone, that appeared under 25 helping me out. Ever.

And I am sure hooligan may have helped me at some point, so he is the exception.
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Have you guys noticed, that on the occassions in life, that we have been stranded, that it is the older crowd that helps?

And this is a huge assumption, based on not alot, but the younger crowd, say under 25, is not as selfless as older folks.

As a matter of fact, I can not remember anyone, that appeared under 25 helping me out. Ever.

And I am sure hooligan may have helped me at some point, so he is the exception.
we gonna make general assumptions about certain groups of people. i stop and help people on road all the time as I know many others my age who do as well, whether its a bike or not.
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we gonna make general assumptions about certain groups of people. i stop and help people on road all the time as I know many others my age who do as well, whether its a bike or not.
Man! You are after me arent ya??? I said, in my post, it was a HUGE assumption, "based on not much" AND i named an exception by name, Hooligan.

So, maybe you are an expection too. Gezze brudda.!
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Have you guys noticed, that on the occassions in life, that we have been stranded, that it is the older crowd that helps?

And this is a huge assumption, based on not alot, but the younger crowd, say under 25, is not as selfless as older folks.

As a matter of fact, I can not remember anyone, that appeared under 25 helping me out. Ever..
Do you think its selfishness or the dying of the "brotherhood"?

The last time I was stranded. (with a blown coolant hose on the ZX11) I was waiting for the wife and trailer to rescue me. I cannot even count the number of sportbikers that passed without stopping (10+). Every Harley rider stopped and about 10 cagers stopped and offered help, etc. One Cager who was a HD rider did his best to try and rigg something up to no avail as the break happened in a bad spot.

Out of about 30 people that stopped only one cager was young and he rode.
(Was out there for over an hour)
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It's a different world today. I think the younger folks are more concerned about self preservation rather than taking a risk and helping others. The media doesn't help with the ongoing coverage of every incident of violence that happens in any corner of the USA. They've portrayed the world to be such a dangerous place. Don't stop - you might be killed, kidnapped, robbed, raped, whatever... even though statistically it's incredibly remote.

Even further, the younger generation doesn't seem to have gone through the same male "bonding" that happened in many of our younger years. Somebody mouthed off, bullied a friend, etc, they got their handed to them. With today's abhorrence to violence the much needed minor skirmishes that help folks learn lessons of respect and honor is missing.

All that said, I still travel armed. One never knows.

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