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Old 02-24-2015, 08:34 PM   #1
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puting it down

I had a person telling me that if you have ever said "i had to put down my bike" you are a bad rider. now as someone that has had to put down a bike to avoid a car. Drunk driver made a right turn from the left lane and i dumped my bike and kicked off to push me away, she hit my bike befor it hit the ground and it hoked on the rear axle of her hummer and was dragged for a 1/4 mile before it got dislodged on a curb. the cops found her in a gas station bathroom hiding
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:54 PM   #2
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Did you just make that up?
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:55 PM   #3
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err... cool story bro?
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:19 PM   #4
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Same reason I don't wear a seatbelt, I want to be thrown away from the accident.
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:43 PM   #5
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Same reason I don't wear a seatbelt, I want to be thrown away from the accident.
You have a seatbelt on your motorcycle?
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:07 PM   #6
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:14 PM   #7
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I honestly thought this was a real thing when I first started riding 15 years ago. I even practiced skidding the rear out and mentally dumping it many times a month just to prepare for such an event. Dear god, thank the lord I never had to actually put the movie trick into practice before I learned the truth.
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Old 02-25-2015, 03:32 AM   #8
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Isn't there a "practice falling off the bike" thread?
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Old 02-25-2015, 04:10 AM   #9
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I had a person telling me that if you have ever said "i had to put down my bike" you are a bad rider. now as someone that has had to put down a bike to avoid a car. Drunk driver made a right turn from the left lane and i dumped my bike and kicked off to push me away, she hit my bike befor it hit the ground and it hoked on the rear axle of her hummer and was dragged for a 1/4 mile before it got dislodged on a curb. the cops found her in a gas station bathroom hiding
I prefer to use the brakes of my bike. That way I can not only save myself but the bike as well.
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Old 02-25-2015, 05:34 AM   #10
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Just what we need, another "I had to layer down" thread.
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Old 02-25-2015, 05:57 AM   #11
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The OP must have left his gremlin bell at home.

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Old 02-25-2015, 06:05 AM   #12
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Isn't there a "practice falling off the bike" thread?
Unfortunately yes...

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Just what we need, another "I had to layer down" thread.
I thought this was another Harley bashing thread.
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:22 AM   #13
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Unfortunately yes...



I thought this was another Harley bashing thread.
Give it a few hours...
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:26 AM   #14
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Just what we need, another "I had to layer down" thread.

Welcome to ADV Rider...where most topics are 205.....
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:28 AM   #15
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Good thing the op wasn't wearing his full face helmet. He wouldn't have seen the taxi because, you know, those things take away ALL of your peripheral vision as well as making your head so hot you cannot think straight enough to "lay 'er down" in time!
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