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Forum: Face plant 08-08-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,894
Posted By Robus
Stop before you get to the end of the driveway....

Stop before you get to the end of the driveway. Put your feet down. Look both ways. Proceed.
Forum: Face plant 07-25-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,546
Posted By Robus
Moral of this story: base your decisions on what...

Moral of this story: base your decisions on what the other driver can do, not what you think he's going to do.
Forum: Face plant 05-24-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,037
Posted By Robus
Most cagers tailgate. You are riding like you are...

Most cagers tailgate. You are riding like you are still in a cage. Break those habits fast. If you follow too close on a bike it will catch you. Call this a cheap lesson.
Forum: Face plant 03-16-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,539
Posted By Robus
Hard to know if you hit a slippery patch or if...

Hard to know if you hit a slippery patch or if there just wasn't much traction to begin with. The fact that your more experienced buddy was hanging way back might have been a hint for you to slow...
Forum: Face plant 01-27-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,629
Posted By Robus
+1.

+1.
Forum: Face plant 09-09-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,052
Posted By Robus
If you see one deer, assume there are others...

If you see one deer, assume there are others around.
Forum: Face plant 07-16-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,625
Posted By Robus
+1

+1
Forum: Face plant 07-07-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,590
Posted By Robus
The owners should have been ticketed.

The owners should have been ticketed.
Forum: Face plant 07-07-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,768
Posted By Robus
Two broken wrists is going to suck. I broke one...

Two broken wrists is going to suck. I broke one of mine and found it hard to do the simplest things. I remember thinking, man, with both wrists broken I wouldn't be able to get my drawers up and...
Forum: Face plant 06-10-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,534
Posted By Robus
I owned a Roadster and it was fun, but the brakes...

I owned a Roadster and it was fun, but the brakes still sucked and it was just not modern equipment. The late-model H-D touring bikes with ABS are (much) better. Somebody suggested a BMW RT. ...
Forum: Face plant 06-08-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,065
Posted By Robus
Road rash is no joke. Ever had a skin graft?

Road rash is no joke. Ever had a skin graft?
Forum: Face plant 05-10-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 86,193
Posted By Robus
Diesel that's a terrible crash. Glad you're on...

Diesel that's a terrible crash. Glad you're on the mend and hope you get back to 100% and riding again, if that's what you choose to do.

The value of a forum like this is that we get to learn...
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,513
Posted By Robus
I'm hearing about more and more accidents like...

I'm hearing about more and more accidents like this. There's another thread here about a guy whose R1200RT was wrecked by a u-turner. Definitely something to be alert for.
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,826
Posted By Robus
Get the surgery.

Get the surgery.
Forum: Face plant 04-06-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,812
Posted By Robus
None of those are uncontrollable. You can miss...

None of those are uncontrollable. You can miss most of the coolant and oil by avoiding the center of the lane and by paying attention. Avoid places where deer are likely to be, especially between...
Forum: Face plant 12-07-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,817
Posted By Robus
Plenty of lessons to take here. I wouldn't agree...

Plenty of lessons to take here. I wouldn't agree that swerving is usually better than breaking.
Forum: Face plant 12-02-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,281
Posted By Robus
Sorry to hear about the endo. It can be hard to...

Sorry to hear about the endo. It can be hard to find exactly the right amount of break pressure in an actual emergency. I washed out the front in my accident. It's pretty humbling.

If you were not...
Forum: Face plant 11-16-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,743
Posted By Robus
+1

+1
Forum: Face plant 09-09-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,076
Posted By Robus
Glad you won your case and are riding again. ...

Glad you won your case and are riding again.

I know it's an old thread, but noticed this in the original post:



Bad things can happen when approaching to pass a line of cars. One of them...
Forum: Face plant 09-09-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,479
Posted By Robus
Ouch. Your young bones and tendons will heal up...

Ouch. Your young bones and tendons will heal up faster than you think. I was more than 20 years older than you when I broke my wrist on a motorcycle. It was eight weeks to the day between surgery...
Forum: Face plant 09-09-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,798
Posted By Robus
A couple of lessons to take from this: Don't...

A couple of lessons to take from this:

Don't change lanes impulsively. Plan every lane change.

Slow when you change lanes to move around traffic, allowing for the possibility (given enough...
Forum: Face plant 09-08-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,550
Posted By Robus
Glad you're ok. Deer population is out of control...

Glad you're ok. Deer population is out of control here. No longer ride outside the city after dark.
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