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Old 12-09-2012, 10:18 PM   #61 (permalink)
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That comes out to be $450 in OEM parts, and you could install them with a basic tool kit from Walmart.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:56 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:39 AM   #63 (permalink)
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No, he f*cked up. The bike and rider avoided hitting the car while sliding on the pavement, the black compound tires are made of happens to have more traction than riding gear, engine cases, fairings or whatever they were sliding on and that proves he could have avoided hitting the car if he hadn't lost control of the bike.

The other driver's insurance is not paying because the rider is at fault, he dropped the bike because he screwed it up. If you're going to wreck any time someone else does something stupid and you overreact, you shouldn't be riding at all, it is that simple.
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No, he f*cked up. The bike and rider avoided hitting the car while sliding on the pavement, the black compound tires are made of happens to have more traction than riding gear, engine cases, fairings or whatever they were sliding on and that proves he could have avoided hitting the car if he hadn't lost control of the bike.

The other driver's insurance is not paying because the rider is at fault, he dropped the bike because he screwed it up. If you're going to wreck any time someone else does something stupid and you overreact, you shouldn't be riding at all, it is that simple.
According to the story, the truck pulled out in front of him in such a way that he had no space to properly maneuver and avoid the accident. Also, he went over the handle bars. I don't see any place in the story where he mentions the bike going down on its side.
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According to the story, the truck pulled out in front of him in such a way that he had no space to properly maneuver and avoid the accident. Also, he went over the handle bars. I don't see any place in the story where he mentions the bike going down on its side.
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I don't understand... If I missed something, please, fill me in. I'm here to learn after all.
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I don't understand... If I missed something, please, fill me in. I'm here to learn after all.
He's saying that since the bike flipped over and slid down the road w/o contacting the car then had the rider properly applied the brakes there wouldn't have been an issue.
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I'm not trying to be rude or anything.

But

Its easy to sit behind your phone or computer and say "what you would have done" or "I didn't do the right thing" but when something happens in an instant....its a lot different than being behind the computer.
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That's basically what I learned from this.

The insurance isn't covering me because I did not hit the truck.

It has nothing to do with it being my fault
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I'm not trying to be rude or anything.

But

Its easy to sit behind your phone or computer and say "what you would have done" or "I didn't do the right thing" but when something happens in an instant....its a lot different than being behind the computer.

Yes it is . But this is internet . So get yer spoon out and start basting, your almost done and we want a fine glaze before we carry you to the table .
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No, he f*cked up. The bike and rider avoided hitting the car while sliding on the pavement, the black compound tires are made of happens to have more traction than riding gear, engine cases, fairings or whatever they were sliding on and that proves he could have avoided hitting the car if he hadn't lost control of the bike.

The other driver's insurance is not paying because the rider is at fault, he dropped the bike because he screwed it up. If you're going to wreck any time someone else does something stupid and you overreact, you shouldn't be riding at all, it is that simple.
Again, I'm not trying to be rude or anything. But you weren't there....I was

The truck pulled out at the last minute. Its easy to say "I didn't do the right thing" because you weren't there.
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Dude there's a difference between doing the right thing and doing your best.

He's saying a better rider could've stopped, that's all. And they probably could've. Doesn't mean the car didn't cause the accident for you.

You did the right thing- you hit the brakes. Your skills just weren't up to par. The wrong thing would've been saying "fuck it, I'll hit the car".

You did your best, nothing wrong with that. Even when I hit a car, I got told how I could've probably done better. Just live and learn. We're not all pros.
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Dude there's a difference between doing the right thing and doing your best.

He's saying a better rider could've stopped, that's all. And they probably could've. Doesn't mean the car didn't cause the accident for you.

You did the right thing- you hit the brakes. Your skills just weren't up to par. The wrong thing would've been saying "fuck it, I'll hit the car".

You did your best, nothing wrong with that. Even when I hit a car, I got told how I could've probably done better. Just live and learn. We're not all pros.
I totally agree with you. I have no problem saying that a better rider might have avoided it.

Stuff happens and I understand.

I can't wait to get back on the bike so I can work on being a better rider and hopefully in the future handle a situation better than this one.

But yea, I'm not trying to come off mad or anything, just saying. It's hard to put everything you've learned together in under a second. Everything happens really fast.

I 100% agree with you though.

I think all we can do is try to come back better than before.

Also I think practicing is important. So I am definitely gonna practice emergency braking and weaving.

Any other drills I should do ? I'm open to all suggestions.

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