I disagree. What about the racers that go down at 100+, and then pick their own bike back, and walk away without even limping?Bob McCluskey said:However, any accident at high speeds, your injury seriousness / survival is pure luck, random chance. If you are really worried about your safety, the first mistake you just made is to getting on a motorcylce.
I agree, every time I am passing a car, not just on the roadway, I amFZ6nIT said:Here's the most important tidbit of safety info. I've gotten so far: Remember that on the roadway, you are Invisible to most automobile drivers. Never AssUme that the vehicle next to you, infront of you, behind you, or at the upcoming intersection - has seen you. Expect them to do something stupid. :beer
In my humble opinion, concerning high speed motorcycle crashes, this is more often the case.TRaGiK said:The only thing that is pretty much a guarenteed death is either a: Hitting something hard (wall, tree, etc), or B: getting run over by a car.
What you NEED little boy is to get "smacked down" :bitchslapDaeron said:pussies. I am alway riding in tshirt and shorts, it feels great. I don't go do high speed twisties like that, but if I am going to work or around town (and I will hit over 80 in these situations) I prefer to be "dressed down".
Mate!!! Grow up! you acting like a little kid! Everybody has there opinions on ridding and gear, but just because some people have more respect for there loved ones than you do and don't want them to have to a) attend a funeral b) wipe your ass for the rest of your life c) pay for your ignorance, doesn't mean we are having any less fun or take any less enjoyment out of ridding. Each to your own, but you seriously sound like a waist of space!Daeron said:ok so I am one of the guys that bought the fz6 and now regrets it. I wish I had a cbr600rr so my opinion my be bias. i think everyone here is acting like little babies. " I went in shorts in a tshirt, but only at speeds of under 30mph" " I would never ride without wearing all my gear", blah blah blah, pussies. I am alway riding in tshirt and shorts, it feels great. I don't go do high speed twisties like that, but if I am going to work or around town (and I will hit over 80 in these situations) I prefer to be "dressed down". I never ride without a helmet, but will always enjoy the feeling of the wind rushing onto me while cruising in shorts and tshirt. If you guys would loosen up about riding, take some of the gear off sometimes (never the helmet) and quit spending every second worrying about crashing, you might have some fun. Or maybe I just shouldn't have an fz6 and be lumped in with such goldwingish type riders. If there are any cool riders out there on FZ6's, stunting, knee dragging etc. drop me a line
OK, we're back to generalizations. I have 20+ years riding street bikes and I find myself wearing a t-shirt and shorts occasionally. Someone else looking at me and thinking "f---ing newbie" is about as far off base as can be. It would be like saying everyone who rides a cruiser is an a--hole. Do I really care what other people think...no, but I do believe we should NOT spread generalizations as a way of thinking.BluDevil said:Keep wearing t-shirts and shorts. You will be easily identified by skilled riders as being inexperienced and stupid.