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Old 09-10-2015, 05:20 PM
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Had a bike back years ago, ZL1000 Kawasaki. Changed the jets, new exhaust, then would fly.
First year road it hard, second year, not so much, third year road it twice decided to sell it so been there and know the deal about riding.

Loaded in West Point GA today headed to Orlando, dropped south to the next ex went under the bridge and just as I got under it a guy on a Harley got rear ended that was waiting on me to come by so he could pull in behind me. Guy behind him hit the back of the bike, it shot out rolled him over the back, clearly the cars fault, guy in the car jumped out to see if the bike rider was hurt, bike rider jumped up yanked his helmet off like he was going to wipe the boys ass.
I had stopped and was by them by this time, stopped dead in the road.
Driver of the car was trying to tell him he was sorry and it was his fault. Bike rider could not keep his damn mouth shut long enough to hear anyone, so I stopped the argument. Ended up yelling at the bike guy to shut up. . What a ASS.

For you guys that ride bikes, if your in a wreck at least give the person that hit you the time to talk. One thing I pure hate about the biker image is the ones that think they are all a tough guy bad ass, and don't listen to much when they are upset.
Boy that hit him was I'd guess mid to late 20s. Biker was 48 to 55 just a guess.
There was no since in him acting the way he did, jumping around like a fool getting in that boys face like he did and he sure looked like one, for a minuet .

Boy had his wife in the car, baby in the back seat, he's lucky the boy didn't have a gun when he went flying over there and got in his face when the boy was at his car door. If it had of been me that hit him he would of met one when he charged the boy at his car.

Use your head guys. That road rage, even if your in a accident will get your killed. What ever your driving can be replaced.
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Old 09-10-2015, 05:25 PM
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In the bikers defense (and I wasn't there to see his foolishness) we are out there and people just don't understand the risk ...

We would hope people make an extra effort not to kill us ...

I have been hit or run off the road a few times and the adrenaline gets really amped up ...
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Old 09-10-2015, 05:31 PM
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Look for bikes. If you do you will see both bikes and cars. If you only look for cars, you may not see bikes. Taught my kids this when they first started driving, and riding.
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
Look for bikes. If you do you will see both bikes and cars. If you only look for cars, you may not see bikes. Taught my kids this when they first started driving, and riding.
Never thought of it this way.
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Must be why I don't ride much . I realized that because drivers in cars can see past you they stop looking at you . Add distracted phone users and the odds go way up against a rider . Sucks really, bikes are fun .
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That shit really pisses me off man. people make mistakes, no need to be a jerk off about it if your alright.

I got cut off by a Lincoln and went over my bars, loosing my cool would have done nothing positive.

When you get on a bike, the RIDER knows the risk and chooses to ride. Dont like the risk, dont ride.
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After my boss got killed on his, witnessing another death and then almost getting killed myself on mine, I decided it was time to sell my Harley. Just too many people that don't see you out there. Such a shame because it is one of the most enjoyable pursuits.
I can certainly understand the guy being a hot head, though I don't condone it. Thank goodness he walked away!
West Point is near my old stomping grounds by the way.
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No you didn't. You may have "saw" a bike get rear ended but you didn't "seen" anything.

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Seems to me the guy that rear ended the biker was the ass. He was either not paying attention, following too close, or both. Coulda killed the biker.
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Originally Posted by captain nate View Post
No you didn't. You may have "saw" a bike get rear ended buy you didn't "seen" anything.
what do YOU mean by "buy you didn't "seen" anything"???
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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
Seems to me the guy that rear ended the biker was the ass. He was either not paying attention, following too close, or both. Coulda killed the biker.
My thoughts exactly.
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Seems to me the guy that rear ended the biker was the ass. He was either not paying attention, following too close, or both. Coulda killed the biker.
Driver was AT FAULT. Biker was an ass. Re-read the post. Commentary is regarding behavior. Not driving skill. Yes, he could have killed the biker. But bikers aggressive behavior after the crash was wrong, and could have gotten him killed too!
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
what do YOU mean by "buy you didn't "seen" anything"???
Fat finger typo. Fixed it.
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Originally Posted by Still Stoked View Post
Driver was AT FAULT. Biker was an ass. Re-read the post. Commentary is regarding behavior. Not driving skill. Yes, he could have killed the biker. But bikers aggressive behavior after the crash was wrong, and could have gotten him killed too!
I did read the post and I stand by my comment. If I'd have been the biker I woulda been pissed too. Easy to judge when you're not in someone else's shoes
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Originally Posted by Still Stoked View Post
Driver was AT FAULT. Biker was an ass. Re-read the post. Commentary is regarding behavior. Not driving skill. Yes, he could have killed the biker. But bikers aggressive behavior after the crash was wrong, and could have gotten him killed too!
Do you really believe what you are posting? Driver almost killed motorcyclist. Motorcyclist gets pissed, rightfully so. Motorcyclist raises all grades of hell because the cager might have kept him from growing up with his own wife and kids.
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I put a car around a bike and give him that clearance the same space I give a car, no more no less. I haven't had an accident in over 25 years. IF I rode a bike I would be overly cautious, I don't nor have I ever ridden a bike because they are so damned dangerous.

The guy in the car admitted he was wrong and apologized for it, profusely.

The guy in the car hit another vehicle. It isn't his fault the vehicle he hit offered no protection.
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preach to yourself

sorry doesn't fix everything
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Give the guy a break. So he got a little steamed about some careless _______ running into him. About 20cc adrenaline pumping through him. He didn't strangle the careless _____. Maybe he should have. I'll bet if HE almost got killed he would be a little more careful.
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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
I did read the post and I stand by my comment. If I'd have been the biker I woulda been pissed too. Easy to judge when you're not in someone else's shoes
Pissed, yes. Getting in the car drivers face when he's trying to apologize and then going at his family. He's lucky he wasn't injured being rear ended, he's even luckier that something worse didn't happen to him due to his own actions, which was liveaboard's point.
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