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Old 11-07-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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Within this last week 2 friends have gone down, but where fairly new riders, where waring no gear (helmet nothing else) and both hospitalized (had a few things done there) but made it out alive.

One rider went down bc he told me that he thought he had fully passed the curb and hit it with his back tire and got high sided.

In total I have had 6 friends go down in this 7 month riding time, can't even remember the amount I have seen in group rides. Lucky no one has died. I know it mainly is the company of riders I am with, mixing inexperience with the road and **** happens.

What I am saying is be safe! Is anyone else having the same experience as me?
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:27 AM   #2
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watch out and ride safe, Id reconsider riding bikes if something (God Forbid) happened to any of my close friends
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:17 AM   #3
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actually in my area it seems the casualty rate was lower than average this yr.

riders gained experience ? or poor economy?

seems to be less riders in general.

attrition ?
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:21 AM   #4
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I wouldn't even ride with my best friend if he wasn't wearing any gear other than just a helmet. It would tell me that he's already irresponsible, what else would he be willing to do on a bike. Wheelies on the freeway maybe..?
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:29 AM   #5
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ive had my bike since june, and ive only seen one person go down, he target locked thru a mild turn. I almost watched my brother lowside reaaaaal hard but he saved it somehow. Other than that I have been pretty fortunate, but I am picky who i ride with. There are definitely people who are less experienced than myself, but I dont ride with any who I know rides like a true ahole. the people i ride with most often, i trust the most. We know how each other rides and reacts so we all ride together pretty well
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:57 AM   #6
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:16 PM   #7
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At that rate you're gonna have a whole new group of friends soon, or old friends that have new gear
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:40 PM   #8
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At that rate you're gonna have a whole new group of friends soon, or old friends that have new gear
So true on the last part; being a young rider I do tend to see a lot of people come and go.

Really to think about it, out of the original 4 people I started to ride with only 2 still ride.
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Get your buddies some training wheels. Might want to ditch them before they run you over.

I posted a thread like this about a month ago about one of my best friends being very squidly. Hopefully after all your friends going, down they will learn pretty quick how important wearing gear can be.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:18 PM   #10
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Sorry to hear about your friends, but it could of been a lot worst.
Luckily, I was wearing my gear when I went down, it saved me a lot of road rash

When new riders think they're hot ****, that's when **** get real!
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:32 PM   #11
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Have your friends taken a safety course? Did they go down due to bad riding habits, or uncontrollable circumstances? Seems if they weren't wearing proper gear then they probably aren't "proper" riders as well. I would be careful riding with people like that.
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**** my best friend just went down last night. Luckily he was wearing his dainese jacket and helmet. But jeans no gloves or boots. We just finished changing his oil and air filters. (apparently old air filters caked up to brand new ones is a night a day difference, he rides a fire blade) but he was hospitalized for 4 hours. Got super lucky. Only bad road rash and no broken bones. On his hands and left leg. Somehow his shoes ended up 50 feet behind him and his bike 50 feet in front of him


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Old 11-07-2012, 04:13 PM   #13
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I'm assuming that is you in your sig and that you and your friends ride in the same manner.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:55 PM   #14
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Well now I know I'm not the only one with friends that are accident prone. This friend of my is a stubborn hard headed ***. He's also a new rider and got his bike about two months ago. One week and a half in he goes down and breaks his collarbone. He takes a month to actually get surgery due to insurance issues, but he jumps on the bike before getting surgery (messed up collarbone) to ride around the lot and drops the bike. This guys new '12 R6 now looks like crap because aside from the accident, he has dropped the bike multiple times. Once on the first day he got his bike and three more times after the accident. He's not riding again but I highly suggested that he get rid of the bike. Sometimes these new riders get too excited and rush into things.


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**** my best friend just went down last night. Luckily he was wearing his dainese jacket and helmet. But jeans no gloves or boots. We just finished changing his oil and air filters. (apparently old air filters caked up to brand new ones is a night a day difference, he rides a fire blade) but he was hospitalized for 4 hours. Got super lucky. Only bad road rash and no broken bones. On his hands and left leg. Somehow his shoes ended up 50 feet behind him and his bike 50 feet in front of him


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Best of luck man lmk how it goes.
sorry forgot to Text you back dude!! lmao -_____- effin jeff can't even wipe his own ass right now all the road rash on his hand bro. lmaoo so I've been chillen with him all day making sure he's been alright
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sorry forgot to Text you back dude!! lmao -_____- effin jeff can't even wipe his own ass right now all the road rash on his hand bro. lmaoo so I've been chillen with him all day making sure he's been alright
No worries at all, Im heading out of town to ride down to the falls tomorrow on the CBR and will be back sunday. I'll shoot u a txt sunday or monday and maybe we can go ride. Tell jeff to heal up! how is the bike?
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Riding in groups tends to bring out the dangerous side of you.
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No worries at all, Im heading out of town to ride down to the falls tomorrow on the CBR and will be back sunday. I'll shoot u a txt sunday or monday and maybe we can go ride. Tell jeff to heal up! how is the bike?
**** dude we haven't even went to go look at it. I told him we should get it out asap from the impound because price goes up by day. But he doesn't even want to think about it right now. I think his riding career is over. -____- he told me the road rash, pain, and medical bills isn't worth it to him anymore.
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**** dude we haven't even went to go look at it. I told him we should get it out asap from the impound because price goes up by day. But he doesn't even want to think about it right now. I think his riding career is over. -____- he told me the road rash, pain, and medical bills isn't worth it to him anymore.
Ahh yea man he should get it ASAP. That really sucks and I bet the pain is real bad and I hope for a speedy recovery. It did get me worried that day when he rolled up in a t-shirt and gym shorts.

I hope he sticks it out and gets back on the bike! We can do a sick street fighter! (trying to lighten the mood)
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going down is almost inevitable for bikers, always prepare for it its the only way(by wearing proper gears). You never know what others will do to you on the road.
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This past summer I rode with a guy who had an old cb900. It was his first bike and totaled it asap! He got another Honda. But the guy wore stuff to protect him, which is a good thing. He said he probably would of never bought another bike if he went threw the cheese grinder without wearing his leather/helmet.

Ride safe and keep them eyes peeled!
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I completely mistook the title of this thread.

Sorry to hear about your friends.
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Ahh yea man he should get it ASAP. That really sucks and I bet the pain is real bad and I hope for a speedy recovery. It did get me worried that day when he rolled up in a t-shirt and gym shorts.

I hope he sticks it out and gets back on the bike! We can do a sick street fighter! (trying to lighten the mood)


**** he finally upgraded to a dainese textile and a new shoei like last week -____-

but the doctors said that **** saved his life so good for him

his mom made him promise not to ride anymore. But we'll see as time goes. The itch is unbearable at times
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nobody has gone down while riding WITH me, however my wife and freidn both went down in the past 2 months, wife with an injured leg and buddy with a broken shoulder
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That's funny.
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going down is almost inevitable for bikers, always prepare for it its the only way(by wearing proper gears). You never know what others will do to you on the road.
Dude, you have owned a bike from each of the Big 4 and a Ducati. That is a privilege, I wonder which one is your favorite

Now back on topic. Almost 90% of riders in the country are squiddly diddly, that is why I prefer to ride alone. You really need to develop chemistry and be on the same wavelength as those you ride with, otherwise the consequences can be harrowing.

Best of LuckToroPop with the rest of your friends; hopefully they stay in one piece.
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Now back on topic. Almost 90% of riders in the country are squiddly diddly, that is why I prefer to ride alone. You really need to develop chemistry and be on the same wavelength as those you ride with, otherwise the consequences can be harrowing.
Ill second that one. I have 2 people i trust riding with on the street, other than that im always solo. Both of those people ive known for many years and have been on track with them.
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