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Old 02-15-2014, 05:40 AM   #7501
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@ DAVEONESHOT, I wrote up a list of some motorcycle accidents I ran on for another inmate's college research paper in this thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=932316

I also wrote up an article for a BMW club last year about what to do after an accident has occurred and the necessity of wearing gear. I posted the article on my blog with the link here: http://dirtmedic.wordpress.com/2013/...-the-accident/

Interesting read..Than you for posting... I will be wearing my gear all the time now, no matter how short the ride is.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:43 AM   #7502
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For dumb questions, I had a guy pull up next to me at a light years ago when I rode a 2-stroke Kawi triple and he says, "you're burning oil!" I yelled back, " sure hope so!" and off I went. I guess his comment wasn't really dumb...he just didn't know.
Get that when I'm on my RZ350 too.

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I love it when a kid gets all interested in the bike as I'm parking, especially when the parents seem agitated. Normally, I offer to let them sit on it. If the kid is really interested, I'll even let them start it. That really gets the overprotective parents peeved.

A few weeks ago, I made a quick run downtown to get some ice cream. We have a quaint little downtown full of mom and pop stores and people walking the sidewalks shopping. A little boy started pointing at me from the sidewalk as I passed by looking for a parking spot. His mother waved a finger and shook her head. I didn't need to hear her to know what she was saying. So I circled the block and parked nearby. By that time, Grandma had joined the pair. As the boy started to run over to my bike, Mom started shouting at him, and Grandma just smiled and told her own daughter to chill out. Grandma and the boy came over, and the kid asked me a million questions about the bike. I let him sit on it, showed him all the controls, and let him start it and blip the throttle a bit. He was grinning from ear to ear. Grandma was taking pictures, and Mom got pissed and stormed off into a store. Something tells me that kid is going to own a motorcycle someday, even if just to spite his mother.

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Once in a parking lot, a lady with a little boy in a beat-up old truck, pointed at my bike and said to him "there's something you'll never own". I said to her "don't discourage him, he may one day do better than you and could afford one".
I know, not polite, but she chose to slam me out loud so I returned the barb.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:58 AM   #7503
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^ She started it ;-)
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:12 AM   #7504
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Walking thru the Mayo hospital wearing my red Roadcrafter, carrying my helmet in a helmet bag. Old timer asks if I'm a firefighter. Grinning, I tell him it's a snowmobile suit, and I'm getting ready in case the snow/ice storms head for Phoenix.

We both had a good laugh over that.
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:01 AM   #7505
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Once in a parking lot, a lady with a little boy in a beat-up old truck, pointed at my bike and said to him "there's something you'll never own".
I said to her "don't discourage him, he may one day do better than you and could afford one". I know, not polite, but she chose to slam me out loud so I returned the barb.
Slammed you? She wasn't even talking to you.
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:04 AM   #7506
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Slammed you? She wasn't even talking to you.
She looked right at me, and made sure I was hearing it! And even if she wasn't even talking too me she was still slamming me.
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:18 AM   #7507
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Maybe his standards aren't very high.
That's what I was guessing.
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:19 AM   #7508
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I prefer waving at the pretty wives.
Especially when it pisses off their husbands.
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:36 AM   #7509
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When did Husqvarna start making bikes?

A couple years after the Wrights started making airplanes.
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:54 PM   #7510
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When did Husqvarna start making bikes?
I get that one all the time. So much so that it doesn't even shock me anymore.


Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:02 PM   #7511
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+1, you can tell the kids that will be future motorcyclists, that look of imagining all the places they could go if they had a motorcycle, you can see the wheels turning.
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:11 PM   #7512
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She looked right at me, and made sure I was hearing it! And even if she wasn't even talking too me she was still slamming me.
to, too, two. They're not interchangeable.
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:20 PM   #7513
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Wow spelling Nazi. I was under we got extra points for missspelling.
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Old 02-15-2014, 04:13 PM   #7514
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Wow spelling Nazi. I was under we got extra points for missspelling.
I would've let it go but you highlighted it. That's asking for it.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:53 PM   #7515
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When did Husqvarna start making bikes?

A couple years after the Wrights started making airplanes.

I got this a while ago, "Why does that motorcycle have a BMW thingy on it?"

"Because it's a BMW."

"When did they start making motorcycles?"

"About seven years before they started making cars"

"So like 1980 something?"

"Yeah."
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