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Old 04-18-2006, 02:40 AM   #41
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Total crap. First they will have to legally define "sportbike" in order to ban them. Why not have more expensive policies for only those models that statistically crash more than others ? Sounds like this "official" just has a thing against bikes.
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Old 04-18-2006, 05:16 AM   #42
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That's total crap.



The squids that total most sportbikes have to be easy to target, young, low miles, limited experience, no rider safety training, new sportbike. Why offer them a low rate when you know it'll cost you money? If you sell a policy at a price you can't afford- it's YOUR fault. Why not just sell the policy at a price you can afford? Why petition for a ban from the government?
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Old 04-18-2006, 05:19 AM   #43
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I've seen this coming for years.. If we don't start "policing" ourselves we'll loose our privledge to ride. It's not a right..
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Old 04-18-2006, 05:32 AM   #44
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Heh heh. And so many people here want to bring the govt into ever deeper involvement in regulating motorcycles.... just because thay foolishly believe it will save them a buck in insurance costs.



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Old 04-18-2006, 05:37 AM   #45
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First firearms, now sportbikes. We could really hurt ourselves If it wasn't for the Canadian government watching out for their people.

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Old 04-18-2006, 05:40 AM   #46
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Don't they already have helmet laws in the "Great White North"? Wasn't that the panacea for all that is wrong with motorcycling? Just put helmets on everyone and all will be well. Oops! Tried that! Doesn't f&cking work, eh? So maybe the AMA was right all along that helmets are NOT the answer to crashing and deaths?
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Old 04-18-2006, 06:00 AM   #47
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THATS RIGHT. im all for a ban. I mean, seriously, if these companys are losing money then i think they SHOULD be able to inact a ban on whatever they need to. Gotta stay in buisness.

Seriously.

And, actually, while we are at it....we should ban the WEATHER to...think about it.....all that snow causing wrecks, rain, sleet, ice....hell lets ban WIND too.....

BAN IT ALL SUNSHINE FOR EVERYONE! Yea!



Sacasm aside. canada still has the one thing that I want, and that all motorcyclists need. Hell, just PEOPLE need, universal health care.

Wonder why the insurance is so damned high if they dont even have to pay medical like U.S. Ins. companys would.
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Old 04-18-2006, 06:10 AM   #48
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Q: What do you get when you put a helmet on an idiot?



A: An idiot with a helmet on.



Anyone who remembers Joan Claybrook should realize that there is no limit to the lengths that these "public servants" will go to in their religious zeal to make us all "safe". Motorcycle seat belts was one of the more surrealistic proposals. Linked braking was on line to be mandated and would have been implemented if Carter had been re-elected.



HL Mencken would have had a field day with these morons.
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Old 04-18-2006, 06:18 AM   #49
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What I don´t get is that why would anyone sell an insure to a new sports bike rider if it is proven that this particular sale is probably loss making? How does that particular sale turn into money in the future?



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Old 04-18-2006, 06:30 AM   #50
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"this Continent lacks anything but Bureaucrats busy trying to (poorly) Engineer around a People Problem."



Thats the most brilliant thing i've heard all damn day.





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