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post #1 of 8 Old 05-27-2005, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Depressing local crash statistics

For starters, 4 weeks ago a riding buddy of mine, all by himself, wadded his '04 R1 into a telephone pole about 50 mph and died on the scene.
About 100 yards from my house.
Wednesday night, the "kid" who bought my Streetfightered ZX-9, 3 weeks earlier, totalled it after botching a 25 mph corner at 80, left road, hit fence. He is generally OK, but messed up his right shoulder. This was 1 mile from my house.

Another 1/2 mile and 1/2 hour from that, a contract worker at my plant let a buddy ride his '05 ZX-636, and total no experience friend, whacked the throttle and dumped the clutch and went out of control into a parked truck. Messed his shoulder and the bike is un-rideable.

Good news is, my mods are almost all done and I love this bike!!
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-27-2005, 02:16 PM
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Sorry to hear about your friend. Bike looks good though.

The only thing nessecary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

"sometimes in order to truly live life you must risk it."

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Use your head and use your gear. Be safe.

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post #4 of 8 Old 05-27-2005, 02:20 PM
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For starters, 4 weeks ago a riding buddy of mine, all by himself, wadded his '04 R1 into a telephone pole about 50 mph and died on the scene.
sorry to hear about your friend dude

Bike looks great though. those signals are crazy small.

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post #5 of 8 Old 05-27-2005, 02:20 PM
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For someone so concerned about safety, I find it a little ironic that you bought a bike that blends in with the road so well. Hard to see those Ti bikes out in traffic ...

Nice mods though!

And my sympathies go out to your friend who perished - never like to hear those stories ...
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Telephone poles, light standards and fences are all bad news.
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Deer and antelope....Moose are even worse! I like the deer/antelope sirens on yer bike...dude...Maybe I am wrong....are those really turn signals on the front??? Look like deer sirens....I hope those work for ya ...May yer bud rest in peace...be safe out there

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Those are...

wildlife alert whistles where the stock signals used to be. The mirrors have been replaced with clear lens amber LED's for the signals. My custom mirrors work just as good as the stockers, just have to move a different part of my body than before. So far I have spent under 60 bucks on the mods, (I know, it shows), but I am super happy with this scooter. I am setting the sag next weekend, probably going softer than normal per Doug Chandler's comments in Cycle World, and I am now changing the coolant to Engine Ice. I used it in my 9 and loved it, this thing goes to 212 at any speed under 35 in the 90 degree heat we have been having.

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