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This is why you don't learn from "Uncle Joe" or "Buddy Billy" on a crotch rocket

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by fnfalman, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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  3. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    A good example of responsible right wrist has nothing to do with lack of skills and inexperience.

    I wish that for all of those who say, "I'm responsible and I'm going to take it easy with the gas" would look at this video. It has nothing to do with responsibility or reasonability. It has everything to do with no experience and skills yet trying to learn on a 100+HP motorbike.
     
  4. SevenFifty

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    Wow...he has some great friends!

    It all depends on the person.
    I think the MSF course is a good idea, just not for everyone. It seems like the only people who take it are just looking for an easy way out of the driving portion at the DMV. If they actually evaluated you riding on the street on the last day instead of around a parking lot, then it would be useful. I went to it after I had been riding for a few months, thought maybe I would learn something. The 3 other people in the class could barely ride around the parking lot without falling over, but still passed and were given the driving exemption at the DMV...there is no way these guys should be able to ride on the street.

    My first bike was a CBR600RR with about 110hp. Only rode 1 other (Gixxer750) before picking it up. Out of the 25 or so people I ride with on a weekly basis only a handful started on less than a 600cc. Only 2 have been down...1 due to carelessness at a stop sign, the other crashed a Duc 1098 due to excessive speed in a corner. (he also races AMA on literbikes)
    Would I recommend a 250 to a beginner?...Maybe, it all depends on the person.
     
  5. Slagged

    Slagged I'm lost... CLM

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    What year honda is that? The headlight is HUGE!!
     
  6. popnfresh

    popnfresh dauernd wachsam

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    I agree, I guess I should have said "ALSO a good example of why to wear ATGATT"
    If the dude would have thrown on a jacket, gloves, and boots he wouldn't be nursing road rash for the next two weeks.

    I see way too many riders that think a doo rag, wife beater and engineer boots are proper riding gear.
     
  7. windplex

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    +1

    +1

    Only plus is he had a helmet on.

    I like how he had protective garmet on: long sleeve T-Shirt. Friends are idiots for not suggesting more gear at least.
     
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    Musta been the newbies since no one cared about it;)

    predictable damage; time to make it into a street fighter
     
  10. p/uurbrass

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    I know those idiots...well not personally. They are Clarksburg Md. firefighters stationed at the Gateway Industrial Park Station. On the bright side if the guy would have broke himself up treatment was only a few feet away, a Medic unit is housed at that station. The more "experienced" riders could run wheelies from one end of that park to the other on two or four wheelers, at rather stupid speeds. Guess, common sense isn't needed to pass the civil service test.
     
  11. Goldendog Redux

    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

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    I have to say engineer boots saved my ankle from grindage. I was wearing more than just boots though. Most guys I see are in skate shoes.

    MF
     
  12. windplex

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    around here insert sandals for boots and add someone's daughter to the passenger's seat and you have the cruise mode on sport bikes.

    bandana optional.
     
  13. HollowHead

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    Actually, that was pretty good instruction based on the MSF courses I've had the displeasure of attending. HH
     
  14. filthy infidel

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    I remember where a guy parked the bike and himself in a hollow brick support in front of a shopping center many years ago. Word is that he was sitting on the bike and twisting the throttle to impress some girls walking nearby. He accidentally kicked it into gear and left a deep set of gouges in the asphalt from the kickstand about twenty feet. The bike was still implanted in about a four by four hollow brick store front with a metal pole inside.
     
  15. windplex

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    you can see the burn out marks in the video likely from his buddies.

    stunts in parking lot -- no problem with gear on -- just my opinion.

    i would think that firefighters had seen enough to take better care of friend than that.