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Old 07-29-2012, 01:57 PM   #31
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I've seen a rear ending accident once involving a bike. I was six years old, and a bike pulled up next to us at a stop light. I had the window down and was halfway hanging out of it admiring it, when the man was rear ended by a car doing about 45. The sissy bar bent forward, went in his back and came out his chest. I thought my mom was going to drown me when we made it home from trying to wash the blood out of my hair.

Now my mom rides a bike and worries the hell out of me everyday.
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I've seen a rear ending accident once involving a bike. I was six years old, and a bike pulled up next to us at a stop light. I had the window down and was halfway hanging out of it admiring it, when the man was rear ended by a car doing about 45. The sissy bar bent forward, went in his back and came out his chest. I thought my mom was going to drown me when we made it home from trying to wash the blood out of my hair.

Now my mom rides a bike and worries the hell out of me everyday.
Ouch that's one heck of a memory to have
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Man, I had to stand on the brakes not too long ago, and I was paying attention! Driver stopped short to make a turn. It takes no time at all to go from cruise to crash. These texters are retarded. My father has a 2005 Yamaha RoyalStar and wears full body protection for every ride.

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Man my neighbor had one of those, that is one BIG FREAKIN bike. He laid his over drunk one night (he was sitting on it in the parking lot of the apartment complex while talking on the phone, NOT driving it) and the damn thing didn't even lay down!

My mistake, his was a Kawasaki, buy it was their monstrous cruiser and very similar to that one. I want to say it was either a 1600 or 1800.
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Yeah. I think his is 1600cc, though looking around the web it sells at 1300cc. I dont know... Either way, it weighs about 800 pounds...
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Yep, that's about how much my neighbor's bike weighed. I remember it well, because I'm the one who got to help him pick it up. And his drunk ass kept jumping on the exhaust pipe while trying to put the kick stand down, while I was holding it up...
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Glad to see you on your feet and on two wheels again.
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I've seen a rear ending accident once involving a bike. I was six years old, and a bike pulled up next to us at a stop light. I had the window down and was halfway hanging out of it admiring it, when the man was rear ended by a car doing about 45. The sissy bar bent forward, went in his back and came out his chest….
Here's my story:

On a rainy Saturday in the spring of 1997, I was the lead motorcycle with my friend and his wife riding a Gold Wing
behind me. We were on the four-lane north of Gainsville, Ga headed into the Georgia mountains. We caught a
red light and just as I was putting my foot down I heard this loud explosion behind me. Before I could turn to
see what it was, a huge blast of 'trash' blew by me on the right side. Turned out the 'trash' was a shattered Gold Wing
and two riders who had been rear-ended by a car doing about 50 mph. The impact slewed the car to the right
so he missed me. Witnesses said the impact knocked the bike out from under them; they bounced off the windshield
and ended up ahead of me on the pavement, mixed up with all the wreckage of the bike. Mostly because of the rain and chilly weather they were both wearing riding suits and full-face helmets and, while both were knocked unconscious, ended up with no broken bones or road rash. Fortunately there was a regional hospital about a mile from the accident site so an ambulance was there in short order. After a complete x-ray and check-out and an overnight in the hospital they were released. It was 3-4 months before the bruising and sore joints healed and they could get off the pain killers. Life can be changed in a flash.
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