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Old 03-23-2008, 11:28 PM   #21
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Great summary.
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:07 AM   #22
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Zachery, Zachery, Zachery...

Have you no shame, man?

Sucking up to our favorite female-type moderator lawperson will not help. At least it hasn't helped me any...

I'm sticking with the "oldest regular poster" and hoping for a Senior Discount - to go with all these salt and pepper shakers I've stolen from the fast-food places around here.
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:48 AM   #23
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Default World's Most Dangerous Bike

1972 Harley FX frame (converted to rigid) shovelhead with suicide shift and no front brakes. 1942 Ural. 1912 Henderson Boardtracker. 1959.......

Pick any bike made before 1980 and it could qualify as most dangerous by virtue of antique mechanics. Mostly, it's rider error that make them dangerous. What an idiot- glad you banned him Sachi.

Giving Lawyers an even worse reputaion than they already get. My dad is a lawyer- mostly retired- and he worked hard to get that Matlock small town feel about his craft. He helps the "Dumbmasses" in almost every case. And I'm proud to be his son.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:23 AM   #24
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Women Lawyers.. Sorry man I have a thing for them. Something very sexy about a woman in court specially one that rides.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:37 AM   #25
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Go ahead and ask her out dude, she likes you young fellers.......
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:05 PM   #26
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Put that thing away Zach, you don't know what you are in for.
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Old 03-24-2008, 01:50 PM   #27
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Put that thing away Zach, you don't know what you are in for.
I'm not sure he's aware of how many ways his last sentence could be taken. Could be a tomahawk chop in the boy's near future.
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:23 PM   #28
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probably some old bike with drum brakes old tech tires and flex-y frame in black and fairing-less. Yet with enough power to go 120+ mph. Like a vincent black lighting or something.

If your trying to factor out the actual rider and just see what bike is safest... here are some things that make a bike more safe vs less:

More Safe Bike Features:
Bight Colored or White fairing
Disk Brakes
ABS Brakes
Quick Neutral Handling
Sticky Tires (but still good in the rain if needed)
Steering Damper (could help if needed)
Traction control (so far only on the 1098R?)

Bad For safety:
Naked Bikes
Dark Colored
Drum Brakes
Short Wheel base - (Stoppies too easily)
Extreme Rake etc. (leads to weird handling of some 'choppers')



Based on the above I can only conclude the Safest bike IS the Ducati 1098R due to it's traction control. I'm off to convince the fiancee I should be on the safest bike possible regardless of price!

Seriously though I'd look at bikes with linked ABS systems like some of the BMW's and I think a couple of the ducati's

While sport bikes and probably many crusers / touring bikes have great brakes From what I have seen 95% of the riders are too scared to use them fully and would fall if they locked them up unexpectedly or did an emergency stoppie - I believe this is just due to not practicing locking or stopping often enough and being too scare of the front brake.
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:37 PM   #29
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Go ahead and ask her out dude, she likes you young fellers.......
I'd have to get permission from my wife, ya know.

(Geeze. I get off a plane and get into the hotel only to find this stuff . . . )
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:47 PM   #30
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The one your not comfortable with.
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