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Old 08-03-2006, 03:35 AM   #1
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They obviously interviewed a well informed source who is actively involved in motorcycles, judging from inciteful quotes such as, "The problem is, those Harleys weigh a couple hundred pounds, and they're a whole different animal than a car."



I'd like to see one of these Harley's that only weighs, "...a couple hundred pounds..."



Maybe all the victims were trying to pass RV's. . .

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Old 08-03-2006, 03:44 AM   #2
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Why target aggression? Inexperance seems to be the problem.Training is the key.
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Old 08-03-2006, 04:04 AM   #3
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That (RV's), or the ham-fisted KPoke as he villianously lulls them into a way too hot corner entry by playing the slingshot Ninja passing game.
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Old 08-03-2006, 04:17 AM   #4
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From the article:
"In about a third of the fatal crashes, the rider was not legally endorsed to drive a motorcycle, and inexperience appears to be a factor in the rising death count, he said."



So the answer to this is to crack down on aggressive drivers? I at least hope they mean aggressive cage drivers as well. 75% of my near misses are from cages driving poorly (and sometime illegally). I hate to admit the other 25% is from my own stupidity.



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Old 08-03-2006, 04:30 AM   #5
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Excellent point! Take out the unlicensed third and the fatality rate increases proportionally with the increase in registrations.



So how does the fuzz respond to the unlicensed rider issue? "The patrol is planning a crackdown on aggressive motorcycle driving using aerial surveillance and infrared cameras this week."



Is everybody in Washington State as stupid as Kpaul?

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Old 08-03-2006, 04:49 AM   #6
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Default 200 lb Harley

My Harley weighs less than 150 pounds. It's a 1950 Harley Hummer (125cc). How much does your Hayabusa weigh?
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Old 08-03-2006, 04:54 AM   #7
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Dude #1: Hey dude, can I ride your new Gixxer?



Dude #2: Have you ever ridden a motorcycle before?



Dude #1: No, but I have TT on Playstation 2.



Dude #2: Cool, just don't crash it ok?



Dude #1: Right on.
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Old 08-03-2006, 05:18 AM   #8
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What's the big deal? That many or more die in Iraq every month. They'd better send their aerial surveillance over to Iraq.
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Old 08-03-2006, 05:40 AM   #9
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"aggressive motorcycle driving "



That's a code phrase for "sportbike". Ironic, since the crash example they used was a lady on a Harley.



Obviously they don't see drunken, inexperienced, no protective gear cruiser riding as a problem? Those sportbikes are the problem!



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Old 08-03-2006, 05:43 AM   #10
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Poor KP! How did that old song go? "Why's everyone always pick'n on me!!!!"
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