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Old 07-19-2009, 10:01 AM
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:43 PM
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I don't even want to know what happened to the rider ...
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:05 PM
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:18 PM
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Wow, that sucks big time



Off-topic, that is a really nice bike
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:26 PM
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Off-topic, that was a really nice bike
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:26 PM
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Off-topic, that is a really nice bike
Not really.


Well, maybe if you live in an area without curvy roads .
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Old 07-19-2009, 04:59 PM
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OMG, I hope the rider was able to get off the bike before that happened.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:44 PM
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:47 PM
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Most of that will buff right out.
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:34 AM
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I hope that rider made it out safe!

That does not look good at all...
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:53 AM
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:29 PM
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Is that the rider's leg still stuck up there?
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:19 PM
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So what actually happened to the rider??
Unfortunately no amount of leather will save you from that kinda sh*t.
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:51 AM
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F**k. What was the full story here?

Just found out a co-workers friend was riding to Sturgis, wiped out, hit a guardrail which took his right arm off 3 inches down from the shoulder.

Good grief.
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that is why I keep it on 4 wheels and drive a 5 series sedan. I love bikes and can ride anything with rubber tires on it, but I don't trust anyone else on the road. I need something I can put my life on.
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:10 PM
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that is why I keep it on 4 wheels and drive a 5 series sedan. I love bikes and can ride anything with rubber tires on it, but I don't trust anyone else on the road. I need something I can put my life IN.
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:34 AM
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:11 PM
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Is the rider okay?
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:26 PM
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So, Kris, do you split lanes? I always give way to a motorcyclists when freeways in SoCa slow down. I know they appreciate that.

BTW, it's against the law to split lanes in TX. So, riders are not allowed to get to the of the line at the red signal.
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So, Kris, do you split lanes? I always give way to a motorcyclists when freeways in SoCa slow down. I know they appreciate that.

BTW, it's against the law to split lanes in TX. So, riders are not allowed to get to the of the line at the red signal.
I dont even know where its actually "legal" to split lanes...
I think we all do it anyways...
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:07 PM
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I dont even know where its actually "legal" to split lanes...
I think we all do it anyways...
Legal in CA, not in TX.
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I dont even know where its actually "legal" to split lanes...
I think we all do it anyways...
California only.

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Old 08-11-2009, 07:39 AM
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Legal in CA, not in TX.
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California only.

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I wonder why this is only legal in CA?
Even so, i see everyone doing it regardless...
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:42 AM
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I wonder why this is only legal in CA?
Even so, i see everyone doing it regardless...
Air cooled bikes need to keep moving or they overheat. Our roads have been clogged for decades, so it's no wonder this was passed into law many years ago.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:14 AM
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Air cooled bikes need to keep moving or they overheat. Our roads have been clogged for decades, so it's no wonder this was passed into law many years ago.
I have also heard that the law was passed to allow two (police) motorcycles to ride side-by-side ... but the law did not specifically prohibit a motorcycle from riding side-by-side with a car.

Keep in mind that a LEO can ticket you for reckless driving and/or changing lanes without signaling at their discretion when you're splitting.
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