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Old 10-06-2002, 01:30 PM   #141
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Default Re: Work them stats!!

C'mon, get a grip! You're buying a bike that you know to be well above your skill level because you value looks a lot more than function. You've said that what you really want is a smaller bike, but are bying the CBR600 because it has the "right" image, the image with which you want to be seen.



If I may say so, I think you need to summon up enough self-esteem (or self-discipline, or whatever) to buy the bike you want and need, not a bike designed to impress other people.



Buying a bike to impress other people is really a rather silly pursuit: Why should you care what people who see you on the street -- people you don't even know -- think of you? Get a bike you yourself want and will enjoy, and quit worrying what other people thnk -- that's their problem, not yours.



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Old 10-06-2002, 02:30 PM   #142
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Default Re: Motorcycle Crashes, Deaths on the Rise in WA: Blame on SUVs, HOGs, Older Riders

Try actually riding a Harley. They're not that bad. One doesn't need to be able to dump oneself on one's head with one finger braking to consider that one's brakes are adequate.



I've owned a couple of 80's Harleys and never had any problems with the braking or felt that the handling was inadequate in the riding style they are designed for.



These guys are losing it through incompetence and it's likely that they will wack themselves no matter what they're riding.
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Old 10-07-2002, 04:12 AM   #143
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No, I don't get your meaning. Are you saying you drink 2 beers an hour, for up to 24 hours, and then get on your bike? Why aren't you dead yet?

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Old 10-07-2002, 04:28 AM   #144
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To be clear: Your choice of helmet depends on the bike you ride? You tell us of your friend who dies because he was wearing a brain-bucket, that the medics thought he might have lived with a real helmet, that you bought a real helmet with your new FJR, and that you won't wear your real helmet (the one that will save your life) when you get another bike? Do I have this correct?
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Old 10-07-2002, 05:44 AM   #145
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Sidecars. I put a side car on my Harley, a BIG side car. They don't pull out in front of me any more....



They still pull out infront of my 2 wheelers, I just expect it, that's all.



500,000 miles and counting....
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Old 10-07-2002, 06:08 AM   #146
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One a cycle, right or wrong, you lose. You have to assume everyone's out to get you (they are) and keep your eyes moving (like a fighter pilot).
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Old 10-07-2002, 06:13 AM   #147
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One a cycle, right or wrong, you lose. You have to assume everyone's out to get you (they are) and keep your eyes moving (like a fighter pilot).
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Old 10-07-2002, 06:13 AM   #148
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One a cycle, right or wrong, you lose. You have to assume everyone's out to get you (they are) and keep your eyes moving (like a fighter pilot).
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Old 10-07-2002, 06:13 AM   #149
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One a cycle, right or wrong, you lose. You have to assume everyone's out to get you (they are) and keep your eyes moving (like a fighter pilot).
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Old 10-07-2002, 06:13 AM   #150
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One a cycle, right or wrong, you lose. You have to assume everyone's out to get you (they are) and keep your eyes moving (like a fighter pilot).
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