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Old 03-31-2007, 02:34 AM   #11
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Buzz, so your point is...? There are many ways to die. Just because you can die of cancer doesn't mean we can't reduce unneccessary motorcycle fatalities. We'll all die someday, of something, but that doesn't mean we have to let novices ride R1's. Why should we be afraid of tiered licensing? I would gladly go through that and enjoy the pride of earning a higher tiered license, if that's what I wanted.
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Old 03-31-2007, 04:11 AM   #12
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Default Good point.

Good point. Do you think this would have been a story if it had been a brand new Chevy Aveo? I think not.
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Old 03-31-2007, 04:43 AM   #13
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Your new name is............Deathmagnet
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Old 03-31-2007, 07:24 AM   #14
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Default Re: First Bike Selection Thread Revisited

Where in the article does it say he was new to riding, or that this was his first bike?



Somebody please point those words out to me.
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Old 03-31-2007, 07:48 AM   #15
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Accident statistics show that a vast majority of riders involved in accidents don't even have licenses.



Also, what if this kid was going 10 mph when he was killed? Would tiered licensing have saved him?



Did you notice that in England (which has tiered licensing), the pols are now rattling their pie-holes about limiting top speeds of motorcycles?



Life works kinda like this:



1) Sometimes you play it safe and you live.

2) Sometimes you do stupid shyt and live.

3) Sometimes you do stupid shyt and die.

4) Sometimes you play it safe and die.
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Old 03-31-2007, 07:49 AM   #16
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Default Re: First Bike Selection Thread Revisited

I was at my local suzuki dealership last week when i overheard a conversation between two 20somethings, one of which was buying a new 2007 GSXR-1000.



"So do you think i'll be able to keep up with your Busa on this thing?"guy buying the GSXR1000



"It'll keep up till i get to about 160mph then i'll be gone and you'll never see anything but my tail light. Just wait you'll see once you get done with MSF and get you're license"



My stomach turned when i heard this so I had to ask the question "is this the first bike you've ever ridden?"

The response was "well i did ride a scooter for a couple weeks last summer"
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Old 03-31-2007, 07:51 AM   #17
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Hell yes!



In fact, I just had an MRI last week because I was having so much lower back and left hip pain. I feared that my riding days might be over.



Turns out my back is fine. I have a slightly torn/frayed hamstring tendon. With proper PT I'll be fine.



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Old 03-31-2007, 07:51 AM   #18
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Why do you think I keep trying to convince KP to go riding with me?
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Old 03-31-2007, 08:38 AM   #19
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Default Re: First Bike Selection Thread Revisited

You should have replied with: "Well, nice knowin' ya! Would you like me to say a few words at your funeral? Something like 'I didn't know John Doe long, but he had foolish taste in Motorcycles.' "
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:20 AM   #20
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Ah he'll be fine, ... so long as rides in a straight line, on perfectly smooth asphalt with no traffic
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