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Re: The Deadly Dozen: 12 Motorcycle Safety Myths and Misconceptions
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2011, 07:51:24 pm »
It's actually the un-helmeted rider who is likely to cross from animal to vegetable kingdom, and often from a relatively minor impact that would have damaged nothing but his ego if he'd been wearing a DOT helmet.

Read more: http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/streetsurvival/dangerous_motorcycle_safety_myths/index.html#ixzz1QX0B3xEK


I know, its a very serious subject, but the line about crossing from animal to vegetable kingdom made me chuckle!

Overall it is a very good article!
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Re: The Deadly Dozen: 12 Motorcycle Safety Myths and Misconceptions
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2011, 08:01:31 pm »
I have trouble with the lane sharing thing.....

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Re: The Deadly Dozen: 12 Motorcycle Safety Myths and Misconceptions
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2011, 08:11:04 pm »
I liked it, good collection.  It seems like they really stressed the helmet thing (Good subject though, more people need to wear their gear).
It's actually the un-helmeted rider who is likely to cross from animal to vegetable kingdom, and often from a relatively minor impact that would have damaged nothing but his ego if he'd been wearing a DOT helmet.

I know, its a very serious subject, but the line about crossing from animal to vegetable kingdom made me chuckle!

yeah, I found that pretty amusing, hahaha.   :D
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Re: The Deadly Dozen: 12 Motorcycle Safety Myths and Misconceptions
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2011, 07:40:22 am »
The cruiser stereotype is a myth?
There sure are a lot of myths riding around!
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Re: The Deadly Dozen: 12 Motorcycle Safety Myths and Misconceptions
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2011, 08:14:19 am »
I coach youth athletics and the other day a parent overheard me talking about one of our rides.  She came up and said: "I'm surprised you ride a motorcycle, it's really dangerous".  I just smiled and asked her to count how many bikes she see's on the road where the rider is wearing shorts, athletic shoes, no helmet and tank top OH and TWO UP with the same attire. 

I saw her the other day, she actually approached me, she couldn't believe how many "unprotected" riders there are on the road.   I explained to her that when we ride we are in full gear and that it is not a guarantee and how we try to do things when we ride that tilt the scales in our favor.  I also commented about the amount of motorcycle fatalities we read about and asked her: "how many of those do you think were "geared up""?  She definitely understood where I was going.  I can't imagine sliding across the ashphalt on a HOT summers day with my wife sliding too Unprotected......  I DON'T GET IT!!!!  If you hit the pavement @ 70 mph "naked" your chances have to be slim.

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Re: The Deadly Dozen: 12 Motorcycle Safety Myths and Misconceptions
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2011, 09:11:07 am »
The cruiser stereotype is a myth?
There sure are a lot of myths riding around!


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Re: The Deadly Dozen: 12 Motorcycle Safety Myths and Misconceptions
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2011, 10:13:48 am »
Question on lane splitting. Do any of you do it on a Connie with those hanging out that far?
Nope.

I added Murph's tipover bars, front and rear.  And then, I added Kuryakin foot pegs sticking out from the front bars for added comfort.

No way am I going to lanesplit in Wisconsin because I'd probably hit a snowplow up here.  :)
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Re: The Deadly Dozen: 12 Motorcycle Safety Myths and Misconceptions
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2011, 01:15:13 pm »
Question on lane splitting. Do any of you do it on a Connie with those hanging out that far?
The mirrors stick out farther than the bags
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Re: The Deadly Dozen: 12 Motorcycle Safety Myths and Misconceptions
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2011, 01:33:06 pm »
Nope.

I added Murph's tipover bars, front and rear.  And then, I added Kuryakin foot pegs sticking out from the front bars for added comfort.

No way am I going to lanesplit in Wisconsin because I'd probably hit a snowplow up here.  :)


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