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Old 08-16-2007, 06:09 PM   #1
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quite a few of us have bikes... some of us actually paid more for the bikes than our miatas...

this is about SoCal.. but it really does apply everywhere... especially in states where helmet laws somehow don't exist:

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Officials: SoCal Motorcycle Accidents On The Rise
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_226171243.html
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quite a few of us have bikes... some of us actually paid more for the bikes than our miatas...

this is about SoCal.. but it really does apply everywhere... especially in states where helmet laws somehow don't exist:


http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_226171243.html
Haha now that you mention it. yeah I did.

PS. People who drive cars suck.
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I thought motorcyclists were worth 100 pts
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The main reason I sold my bike this past year. Damn people hit you trying to meet their point quota.
I'll stick to 4 wheels from now on.
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The main reason I sold my bike this past year. Damn people hit you trying to meet their point quota.
I'll stick to 4 wheels from now on.
not worth the risk to me anymore
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i still have my RR just really not riding anymore because of safety also....there hasnt been a day where i took my bike out and didnt almost get run over.
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Is it me or since 2002 alot more people are riding i remember when i started riding there was hardly anyone on the raod, in KY now bikes are everywhere. I still feel safe but i no longer wish to punish myself with long trips on my bike since the suspension has started to go :(
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Old 08-16-2007, 07:55 PM   #8
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its all the baby boomers retiring and buying big harleys with stereos and ac.
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I did take my dads Harley out for a ride today. Things are a little different when riding in rural alaska versus middle TN though or somewhere busier than that even.
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Old 08-16-2007, 07:57 PM   #10
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haha
my dad's bike has a cd changer, vents, real heat, electronic cruise control, adjustable angle windshield, fog lamps, heated grips, heated seat, REVERSE, linked brakes, on board air compressor, and probably a bunch of other **** I'm forgetting.

The new ones have NAVIGATION.
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:08 PM   #11
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its a escalade on 2 wheels dawg
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I want to see one that comes with a midget to do the driving for you.
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its a escalade on 2 wheels dawg
No it's worse it's a Goldwing Still they make stomping bikes when they are striped my dads has almost 100 lb/ft of torque and only wieghs about 500lbs wet. It has some pull to it, but it needs more HP hopefully it is turboable in it's future though
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its all the baby boomers retiring and buying big harleys
Sorry i thought we were talking motorbikes
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I have herd that a lot of accidents these days are older people on 800+cc bikes. Of course you have a lot of squids splatting everywhere.

I want a bike, but I also kinda want a scooter. Scooters seem like fun and good mpg. Does this make me gay? (Or was it the miata?)
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If you live a city no. if not then yes
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the new goldwings also have airbags.

riding around the suburbs of portland, drivers are fairly good, I definetly don't almost get ran over every ride, more like every 12 or so.

that should be added to a statewide sensus, "Oregon's nnde/r average is .0833"

(nnde/r=number of near death experiences per ride)
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Its funny.
Because Today I picked up an '02 Gsxr 750
My girl is on it, Shes scared for my life Hahaha. I am too D:
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Dam things a BLAST to ride.
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One more rider just lost in a colison with a 80 year old automobile driver. And they still act like there is nothing they can do. Bullshit if a ************ hits a bicyclist playing lance armstrong it makes national news, but since they where on a motorbike when they where run over it's ok. WTF Damn **** needs to change.
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Its funny.
Because Today I picked up an '02 Gsxr 750
My girl is on it, Shes scared for my life Hahaha. I am too D:


Dam things a BLAST to ride.
i'd pee in her butt
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