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Old 09-21-2004, 05:45 PM   #21
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Cruiser's are probably involved in more total accidents . However the media is more about sensationalism . You know like which story sells more newspapers .



The cruiser doing 80 mph slamming into the suv that cut them off ?





Or the self proclaimeds "idiot" riding 150 + mph then boasting about it ?



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Old 09-21-2004, 05:48 PM   #22
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Old 09-21-2004, 06:08 PM   #23
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My Dad started me out with a .22, but the Navy started me out with .50 cals, M-14s, M-79s and 81mm Mortars. I was 19 and using a twin 50 and an M-79 quite frequently on a gunboat.



The difference is that we were taught RESPONSIBILTY. These pepole obviously are foreign to the concept.



It's the irresponsible people who most always do the things that result in excuses for more laws and regulation.
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Old 09-21-2004, 06:10 PM   #24
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Old 09-21-2004, 06:15 PM   #25
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Indeed ! - and as a component of said legislature : That all species that it has been determined through sound scientific studies involving cat-scans and other sound proffessional judement . To have no greater than 600cc of total brain mass . Must operate said vehicles only in closed state maintained facilities surrounded by 6ft. reinforced concrete

walls . All those in favor say "aye" ... The "ayes" have it . LOL
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Old 09-21-2004, 06:17 PM   #26
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One thing's sure. If we in the motorcycle world and industry don't take some sort of responsible action to at least try to curb these sucide kings then the govt will step in for us.



It's time to consider motorcycles be treated more like aircraft. Required schooling and displacement limits for new riders of any age might be one idea. One year suspensions for exceeding 120mph on public highways might curb these yokels.



One of these speeding idjits is going to do something that ends up killing a minivan full of kids. The defecant will contact the rotating blades.
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Old 09-21-2004, 06:38 PM   #27
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No backlash here from me, just a different opinion. It seems to me that 40HP is plenty to kill yourself on a bike in those situations, in fact in every case I can remember hearing about on the street (with or without a helmet). This powerlevel would easily exceed the speed that the law allows on the street. I hope others can see the slippery road that regulation WOULD lead to... Even the 1HP or so that a skilled bicyclist can produce is sufficient to kill oneself, particularly with cars and roads designed only for cars around. About 150HP to the rear tire on a 400 pound bike sounds about right to me (not to say that great fun can't be had with far less power). I say regulate yourself and allow me to do the same. Ain't nobody gettin' out of this thing alive.
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Old 09-21-2004, 06:55 PM   #28
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Yes! The time for reason is upon us! Have my heros: MR> ALLCAPS and the Highwayman forsaken us?
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Old 09-21-2004, 08:02 PM   #29
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Don't you be bad-mouthing my SR's, sarnali! I love'em both.



The modified one will even go just over 100, on a good day.



The stock one is, indeed, slow, though.



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Old 09-22-2004, 04:11 AM   #30
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