I ate it today - Page 5 - Sportbikes.net
General Sportbikes This area is for sport bike discussion in general. Topics that don't really belong anywhere else can go here. Questions can be answered and addressed to fully understand certain aspects of the sport. If your question is manufacturer specific please post it there.
Sponsored by: TCX Boots

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #61 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 10:18 PM
Mexican Hard Shell Taco
 
Süsser Tod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Mexico, Mexico City
Age: 36
Posts: 5,852
Thanks: 167
Thanked 1,014 Times in 608 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
  
That comes out to be $450 in OEM parts, and you could install them with a basic tool kit from Walmart.

Go soothingly on the greasy mud, for therein lies the skid demon.
Süsser Tod is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #62 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 11:56 PM
Supersport Racer
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Texas
Age: 23
Posts: 120
Thanks: 46
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
What I learned: Just hit the damn car
Hyena is offline  
post #63 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 08:39 AM
Mexican Hard Shell Taco
 
Süsser Tod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Mexico, Mexico City
Age: 36
Posts: 5,852
Thanks: 167
Thanked 1,014 Times in 608 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
  
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hyena View Post
What I learned: Just hit the damn car
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.

Go soothingly on the greasy mud, for therein lies the skid demon.
Süsser Tod is offline  
post #64 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 09:08 AM
Supersport Racer
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Texas
Age: 23
Posts: 120
Thanks: 46
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Süsser Tod View Post
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.
Hyena is offline  
post #65 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 09:51 AM
Mexican Hard Shell Taco
 
Süsser Tod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Mexico, Mexico City
Age: 36
Posts: 5,852
Thanks: 167
Thanked 1,014 Times in 608 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
  
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hyena View Post
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.

Go soothingly on the greasy mud, for therein lies the skid demon.
Süsser Tod is offline  
post #66 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 11:22 AM
Supersport Racer
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Texas
Age: 23
Posts: 120
Thanks: 46
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Süsser Tod View Post
I don't understand... If I missed something, please, fill me in. I'm here to learn after all.
Hyena is offline  
post #67 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 12:45 PM
500 G.P. Champion
 
stamford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Wrightsville, PA
Age: 28
Posts: 2,491
Thanks: 113
Thanked 116 Times in 82 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hyena View Post
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.
stamford is offline  
post #68 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
Superbike Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tx
Age: 28
Posts: 352
Thanks: 75
Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
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.
Brock is offline  
post #69 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
Superbike Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tx
Age: 28
Posts: 352
Thanks: 75
Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hyena View Post
What I learned: Just hit the damn car
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
Brock is offline  
post #70 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 01:08 PM
500 G.P. Champion
 
Sequentialshift's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: London
Posts: 2,274
Thanks: 74
Thanked 499 Times in 313 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brock View Post
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 .
Sequentialshift is offline  
post #71 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
Superbike Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tx
Age: 28
Posts: 352
Thanks: 75
Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Süsser Tod View Post
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.
Brock is offline  
post #72 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 01:21 PM
Superbike Champion
 
KnuckleBallz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Boston
Posts: 361
Thanks: 73
Thanked 73 Times in 37 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
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.
KnuckleBallz is offline  
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to KnuckleBallz For This Useful Post:
BeeGee (12-15-2014), kevin_stevens (12-10-2012), stamford (12-10-2012), Technomancer (12-10-2012)
post #73 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 01:27 PM
500 G.P. Champion
 
stamford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Wrightsville, PA
Age: 28
Posts: 2,491
Thanks: 113
Thanked 116 Times in 82 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
^^^ big +1
stamford is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to stamford For This Useful Post:
KnuckleBallz (12-10-2012)
post #74 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
Superbike Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tx
Age: 28
Posts: 352
Thanks: 75
Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KnuckleBallz View Post
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.

Thanks.
Brock is offline  
post #75 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
Superbike Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tx
Age: 28
Posts: 352
Thanks: 75
Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sequentialshift View Post
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 .
Hahaha
Brock is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Sportbikes.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Today (04/17/07) matt500r Tennessee 10 04-19-2007 11:55 AM
I got hit today oneducs Southeast 10 05-07-2004 09:40 PM
Today is a sad day for me. corndodger Pacific 7 05-20-2002 12:39 PM
hey tim, i bugged my boss today,i got the bike today dave Midwest 2 08-14-2001 11:22 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome