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Old 03-06-2013, 10:27 AM   #706
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.....and riding over their head while chest-beating in front of a peanut gallery....
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The photographers have repeatedly stated that their presence (and all the other onlookers) in no way encourages people to ride beyond their abilities and/or show off. So many people crashing in front of them is merely a coincidence.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:48 PM   #707
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Wrong!

The photographers have repeatedly stated that their presence (and all the other onlookers) in no way encourages people to ride beyond their abilities and/or show off. So many people crashing in front of them is merely a coincidence.
oh clearly. Nobody ever did anything stupid in front of a camera while riding a motorcycle.....

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Old 03-06-2013, 04:21 PM   #708
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Not Mulholland fest failure, but success (lifted from the Jalopnik/Hell for Leather review of the GSX-R1000 1 Million edition:

http://hellforleather.kinja.com/ride...lion-451356332 )

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Old 03-06-2013, 04:57 PM   #709
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He's just practicing his target fixation.
Clearly he should have had a higher performance bike like an R6 or a Busa, it would have been safer, those are really good beginner bikes.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:06 PM   #710
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Good reflexes on the not-crasher.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:34 AM   #711
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Not Mulholland fest failure, but success (lifted from the Jalopnik/Hell for Leather review of the GSX-R1000 1 Million edition:

http://hellforleather.kinja.com/ride...lion-451356332 )

How dare you show a rider excercising good throttle control in this thread.....for SHAME sir! FOR SHAME!

Unfortunately, here in good ole Merca, any knuckledouchewagon with an SSN can walk into a Yamadasukisakiatirillia dealer and get financing and walk out with a GSR6CBRRS. Not saying that making sure someone has at least basic skills before selling them a bike should be mandatory, but it might just help. And in no way am I saying that only supersport riders crash......but they seem to be the biggest offenders on that road.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:47 AM   #712
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How dare you show a rider excercising good throttle control in this thread.....for SHAME sir! FOR SHAME!

Unfortunately, here in good ole Merca, any knuckledouchewagon with an SSN can walk into a Yamadasukisakiatirillia dealer and get financing and walk out with a GSR6CBRRS. Not saying that making sure someone has at least basic skills before selling them a bike should be mandatory, but it might just help. And in no way am I saying that only supersport riders crash......but they seem to be the biggest offenders on that road.
It's just so dang refreshing watching someone ride that well on the street. You don't even have to *watch* it, you can just listen-- the smooth throttle, the smooth shifting, the hallmarks of someone who knows what they're doing. Brought tears of joy to my eyes.

Meanwhile, still to come in this thread: more vids of riders going nowhere near as fast chopping their throttles, slamming their brakes, and staring straight at what they're about to hit.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:29 AM   #713
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Wrong!

The photographers have repeatedly stated that their presence (and all the other onlookers) in no way encourages people to ride beyond their abilities and/or show off. So many people crashing in front of them is merely a coincidence.
People have been regularly crashing on the Snake way before there were photographers or youtube.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:34 AM   #714
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Not Mulholland fest failure, but success (lifted from the Jalopnik/Hell for Leather review of the GSX-R1000 1 Million edition:

http://hellforleather.kinja.com/ride...lion-451356332 )

Obviously faked. Everyone on the internet knows you can't make it through that corner without crashing.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:34 AM   #715
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That d00d can't ride worth a shite!


Ah, the life of the Socal crotch rocket dude. Counting seconds between the groups of slow moving Harleys, only to be disappointed further up the road. Doesn't Socal have like 20 fucking race tracks or something?
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:48 AM   #716
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Unfortunately, here in good ole Merca, any knuckledouchewagon with an SSN can walk into a Yamadasukisakiatirillia dealer and get financing and walk out with a GSR6CBRRS. Not saying that making sure someone has at least basic skills before selling them a bike should be mandatory, but it might just help. And in no way am I saying that only supersport riders crash......but they seem to be the biggest offenders on that road.
Same with cars. Those same Hell's Accountants and other beginners on FXDBHLSTRXs, GSAs, and Busas can also plunk down for a Caddy Escalade, Ford Exhibition, or an M5 with no qualifications.

So, you're not saying a test of basic skills should be mandatory? Well, I am.

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Old 03-07-2013, 12:25 PM   #717
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Same with cars. Those same Hell's Accountants and other beginners on FXDBHLSTRXs, GSAs, and Busas can also plunk down for a Caddy Escalade, Ford Exhibition, or an M5 with no qualifications.

So, you're not saying a test of basic skills should be mandatory? Well, I am.

Graduated licensing. Needed it yesterday.

exactly!
and a r6 is not a beginning bike.
we had one student the came to our class after she dropped her $25k street glide leaving the dealers lot.
it was her first bike and the first time she rode it. she gave it too much gas and launched it out the drive way, accross the street and if there was not a fence to catch her she would have shot right onto south bound 101.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:40 PM   #718
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Same with cars. Those same Hell's Accountants and other beginners on FXDBHLSTRXs, GSAs, and Busas can also plunk down for a Caddy Escalade, Ford Exhibition, or an M5 with no qualifications.

So, you're not saying a test of basic skills should be mandatory? Well, I am.

Graduated licensing. Needed it yesterday.
I particularly dislike guys in Ford Exhibitions.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:06 PM   #719
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I particularly dislike guys in Ford Exhibitions.


Nobody likes Exhibitionists.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:54 PM   #720
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Now THAT guy is a smooth rider.

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Not Mulholland fest failure, but success (lifted from the Jalopnik/Hell for Leather review of the GSX-R1000 1 Million edition:

http://hellforleather.kinja.com/ride...lion-451356332 )

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