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Old 10-31-2003, 02:35 PM   #31
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So I take it nobody here rides a motorcycle or ever will?
As much as I'd love one, no. For one, I'm in MN. Could only ride it maybe 5 months a year.

But mostly, I don't trust myself or others on the road with one. I'll just keep dreaming, and watching American Chopper. Those are Sweet bikes!!
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that would be called a "low blow" ...Again, statistically speaking, you have way less distractions on a motorcycle and are much more attentive...yes, motorcycles are more dangerous. My best friend hit a deer on a highway a few years ago on a motocycle, and just got some roadrash. Another person that lived here hit a deer in his car and died. And, statistically speaking, there are far, far less death and accident involving motorcycles than car to car...
Well you also gotta compare how many motorcycles are on the road to cars. Also I was dropping the motorcycle thing just to see how many people that do wear their seatbelts ride a bike. Cant wait for my GSXR750 with the homemade turbo kit.
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that would be called a "low blow" ...Again, statistically speaking, you have way less distractions on a motorcycle and are much more attentive...yes, motorcycles are more dangerous. My best friend hit a deer on a highway a few years ago on a motocycle, and just got some roadrash. Another person that lived here hit a deer in his car and died. And, statistically speaking, there are far, far less death and accident involving motorcycles than car to car...
Well you also gotta compare how many motorcycles are on the road to cars. Also I was dropping the motorcycle thing just to see how many people that do wear their seatbelts ride a bike. Cant wait for my GSXR750 with the homemade turbo kit.
I ride...and I love it...I have to admit, I was a little lax on the seatbelt thing, until I watched my son being born, and I haven't ridden, either...well, for now...
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I'd never drive a mototrcycle myself because even if I was an 'expert' at it I could still get into a deadly accident. And I like driving fast so if I got a motorcycle I'd kill myself.

I've riden on a motorcycle with someone else driving it. He was a safe driver but if we flipped out or hit a car there was nothing but a helmet protecting me, and if I didn't die from a head injury I'd die from something else.

I'll stick to my Bonne. If I ever get in an accident in this car I'm not very afraid of dying, unless I get hit by a train or flip my car at 113 mph.
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By no way am I disrespecting the memories of your friends, but that is not a consistant reflection of the usage of a seatbelts as a proper restraint system.

Belts (worn properly) will save your life. I would rather have a restraint system hold me down in a vehicle moving 80 mph then not being restrained.

I don't believe that a sealtbelt is the direct cause of death on a car. Something else inside the vehicle will severely hurt and/or kill you. I had a friend die in his 99 Sunfire GT last Feb. he had his belt on, but it was not the belt that killed him. It was severe head trauma when his car hit a concrete pole, flipped the car on its top and wrapped said pole.

Anyhow, I still firmly believe that a seatbelt and an airbag system used properly will save your life in the event of a collision.

Thats all I have to say about that
Well said.
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So I take it nobody here rides a motorcycle or ever will?
I rode (drove) a Honda Goldwing last summer. It was nice but i think I will stay with the 4 wheel mode of transportation.
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UPDATE:

They're saying that what made them lose control is when they first hit the RR tracks at high speed... ... then hit the pole, spinning and hitting the semi. They died on impact...
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I'd love to get a bike after school, maybe before the end of school, but it'd be for pleasure only, not commuting or anything at all.
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Did anyone think that if there were driving one of our sweet *** cars that can handle the speed and cna handle a hit a lot better than a small thing ( we have air bags and all that other saftey crap) I suggest we make a bonne ad with the picture and say how the bonneville saves lifes.




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I own an 02 R1 1000... an even at 170km/h I feel safer then I do in a car, Even a dump at those speeds with proper technique and proper gear/pads, I would still servive... also its very easy to avoid an accident on a bike...
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