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If you or someone you ride with has dumped what was the cause?

  • Operator Error (Overdriving the bike, stuntin etc)

    Votes: 26 53.1%
  • Road Conditions (Rain, sand etc)

    Votes: 15 30.6%
  • Other motorcyclists

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • Other vehicles (cars trucks etc)

    Votes: 6 12.2%
  • Mechanical Failure (Popped tire, bad breaks etc)

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    49
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As part of my engineering project assignments I have decided to attempt to develop a product to improve motorcycle safety. Right now I think Im going to be focusing on something that will either help you avoid a crash or lessen the effects after a crash. I dont have a full idea yet Im still in the brainstorming section of the project but I could use your help so please vote in the poll.

If other please reply with what the cause was
 

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it's always Operator Error. There is always something that could be done to avoid it
 

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Well at this point im doing the feaseability report to see if there is actually something that can be done to help prevent/lessen the damage from a possible accident, and I need to see if all people feel the way you do
 

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What causes most of the accidents is riders riding beyond their skill level. 99% of the riders out there can't ride the bike they own to it's full potential. Like the Filip said, it's a rider judgement error.

Also I guess road conditions cause the rest of them. So if you can invent a self-cleaning road and a self-drying road, you'll be a multi-gagillionaire!
 

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Filip75 said:
it's always Operator Error. There is always something that could be done to avoid it
Like stay home


I rounded a corner that I had been around not 10 minutes prior at a speed that was actually BELOW the speed limit, and it was covered in pea gravel that a tanker had just spred when he came around the corner and ran on the shoulder.

There was no path, just a sea of gravel...there WAS no avoiding it and the front tire tucked




Another friend went down when a truck blew a fuel line and sprayed the entire road with diesel....again...completely unavoidable unless we stayed home that day


Sometimes stuff happens and you cannot avoid it. WHEN you go down..you'll realize that
 

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Heh, that's why I said the rest of the causes were road conditions, because I've had the same things happen to friends, luckily never to me.
 

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Filip75 said:
it's always Operator Error. There is always something that could be done to avoid it

a couple around here just crashed a few days ago because someone put saran wrap across the road as a prank. how could he have possibily seen that before it was too late unless he got a luck glare from it. they say he was going just under the speed limit when he noticed the trap.
 

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CasterTroy said:
Usually the ones who've never had a mishap tend to think it's totally and completely avoidable
This man speaks the truth! Preach on!
 

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Well my teacher in this class dsays you follow the 80/20 rule. Design for 80% of the people and over a long enough time much more than 80% of us will have some type of accident on the bike.... I am trying to stop it once it starts to occur and or minimize the damage if does happen
 

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As part of my engineering project assignments I have decided to attempt to develop a product to improve motorcycle safety. Right now I think Im going to be focusing on something that will either help you avoid a crash or lessen the effects after a crash. I dont have a full idea yet Im still in the brainstorming section of the project but I could use your help so please vote in the poll.

If other please reply with what the cause was

I would go with a squid detector which would reduce the power of a bike to a moped once it detected a squid riding :spank
 

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Yea man any ideas that you guys have feel free to toss them out, like i said I dont have a particular solution planned but im just trying to gauge what the most common incidents leading up to an accident are then design from there.

There may be a solution there may not be that s all in the engineering
 

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Last year I was on three rides that had crashes. In all these crashes it was always the riders fault for crashing.
 

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I would say the majority of falls are due to rider error. Whether it be carelessness, forgetfullness, or just stupidity.
 

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Ok so if most accidents are cause byrider error then the focus should be on lessening the damage after the crash because with their inexperience avoiding it is almost impossible
 

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Plain and simple the guy was new to our group and was trying to keep up with us on twisties when he had no business doing that. We told him to take his time and that we would wait for him at the end. We never ride with pressure. We always wait for everyone. But he didnt listen and failed to properly negotiate a turn and he slid out.
 

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I figure most accidents will occur either as a highside or a lowside im pretty sure im gonna design around that.....keep voting tho so I can get a better idea
 

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I bought it AGAIN saturday for the same reason I crashed the first time



Gravel


We were going about 25 around some nice curves doing a real slow pace enjoying the ride, when we hit a curve that had been washed out by a heavy rain and the sholder pea gravel had been washed out and down the road


Micheal hit it in the left hand tire patch (the road has 2 tire patches and we ride in those because they are the cleanest places on any given stretch) and I was on the right hand patch. I was maybe 50 ft beind him and saw his legs fly out off the bike and his tail wiggle......about the time my brain thought "Micheal what the h........." next thing I knew I was face down watching pavement go bye thru my visor


I stopped sliding (30 ft or so) and layed still because I was in pain

Micheal came back and helped me to my feet.....the pheanix jacket held up great, helmet=toast, gloves are all scrapped up, but the damage came to my legs as my jeans split and rashed my calf pretty bad and my right shoe was peeled from my foot like a banana


my hip is killing me because apparently I landed on it first...no rash just bruse.....only rashed on the calf


The bike did amazing...the rear view mirror took most of the brunt, and the top part of the corbin bad.......nothing some putty cote can't fix

Side panel looks like someone took it off and placed it face down on a concrete drive and stood on it, twisted 3 times and put it back on...no big deal

I rode 130 miles home with electrical tape around my pants and leg and in pretty bad pain...but overall I'm not bad nor is the bike....



This is another instance of the ONLY way of avoiding the crash would be to stay home


When we gather ourselves back up and were preparring to leave a full dresser harley rode by and dang near lost it in the same spot...what saved him was nearly stoppin to see what was up with us......REAL bad spot....a danger to ANY bike


OH WELL...some times shit happens
 
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