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Old 05-03-2005, 04:48 AM   #11
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"I don't understand they never fasten their straps in biker boyz..."
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Old 05-03-2005, 05:19 AM   #12
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And it is not possible that any of the 4 people riding with him were teaching him anything? You may be right that it was just a bunch of hooligans playing with their new toys, but we don't know that for sure.



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Old 05-03-2005, 05:34 AM   #13
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i dont understand why some people are being critical. so he was probably stunting and he did not have a lot of riding experience. so? he was in an empty parking lot. seems like a good place to be goofing around rather than on the road. how many riders did not launch their dirt bikes and bicycles off ramps as kids? goofing is fun; we all have probably done it a little from time to time. he messed up and now he's hurt and probably learned something. let's give the guy a break. there is no problem stunting around in the proper environment, and it seems he had that. as for the no helmet straps, now that was stupid!
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Old 05-03-2005, 05:51 AM   #14
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From the news article, it sounds to me like this guy was being more responsible about riding his new high-horsepower sportbike than many new squids.....accepting instruction from some (at least somewhat) more experienced riders in an empty parking lot with mitigated risk. At least it was 35mph into some bushes rather than 135mph into the side of someone's car. I say give the guy a break. He shouldn't face any charges and he was being as responsible as any of us could ask, and more so than many of us were when we started riding ourselves. My 3rd ride on a motorcycle, after about 30 minutes of experience on an older bike, was on my friend's brand-new '96 GSXR750, on a public road, no helmet, shorts, t-shirt.
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Old 05-03-2005, 06:08 AM   #15
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squid alert .....
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Old 05-03-2005, 06:12 AM   #16
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Well his "friends" obviously weren't too experienced if they were allowing him to learn on a GSXR750 parking lot or no.



I won't even get into the unstrapped helmet.
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Old 05-03-2005, 06:14 AM   #17
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As usual the news article is so short on details that it's impossible to figure out what really occurred. Getting into trouble doesn't require being a stuntaz if you are riding an FZ1 in a parking lot. This incident could have been as simple as some guy merely getting over his head on a 130hp bike while trying to learn.



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Old 05-03-2005, 06:15 AM   #18
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Perfect response.



Nothing wrong with stunting when you've never ridden a motorcycle before!
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Old 05-03-2005, 06:21 AM   #19
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The full story was in my local paper this morning. Several different AP versions come across the wire and some papers choose to run the short version.



He was riding his newly purchased 2005 GSXR750 while "practicing" in a parking lot sans helmet straps or qualified instruction apparently.



Can you just hear the salesman and his buddies telling him to get the smaller 750 rather than a 1000 because it's a "better beginner's bike?" Mr ALLCAPS would be proud.
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Old 05-03-2005, 06:29 AM   #20
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Come on guys, this is going to happen a couple hundred more times before the weekend.

Practice in a parking lot with friends.....$0

Getting spooked and yanking on the gas....$0

Hitting curb and wrecking new bike.......$9,000

Not strapping helmet..........Stupid
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