Still Not Dead Yet

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by Bikehigh, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Gundy

    Gundy Been here awhile

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    Holy $hit man, I live not to far from there and frequently ride that way. Think I've actually seen you on that bike around here. Glad you came out of this ok. As a habit, when I see left turners ahead and I'm following someone, I usually swerve left a little so the person behind them can get a glimpse of me. Of course they will only notice if they are actually looking at the road.....

    And to the above quote, I noticed that when I was in Bermuda, and using a moped to get around, drivers are accustomed to looking for two-wheelers. They come to the intersection, end of their driveway etc, stop, and look right at you. None of this rolling, looking, not-seeing-anything-not-big-enough-to-run-me-over stuff. I think it's probably because most people ride/have ridden there, and have just grown up with it.
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  2. ktmdirtybiker

    ktmdirtybiker Been here awhile

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    Hi Bikehigh,
    Did you get a bike yet? Hope you are feeling better:D I have all ready been dropping fertlizer at farms in Lancaster and Cumberland county NJ, so spring is getting closer. The Philly TOR is really slow with you not out there to keep it moving along. It seems stuck for three weeks how. As soon as I get the KTM topend back together I might even drag my ass down to the city to grab the tag. The drop looks like a good place to visit.PM me if you want to test ride my F800GS.
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  3. grahamspc

    grahamspc Smitty

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    Bikehigh-glad you're ok...had a similar incident in spring 2012...left turner totaled my 1200GS '09...replaced with a 2012 GS...the gear saved me--only change I made in that area is wearing Hi-Viz now...my vote for replacement is R1200GS...take one for a ride ..you will be hooked
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  4. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    Glad u totaled the SUV. It killed your gixxer but he fought back. :clap
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  5. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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  6. Bikehigh

    Bikehigh Not Dead Yet

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  7. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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  8. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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  9. Bikehigh

    Bikehigh Not Dead Yet

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    Both those bikes are overpriced in my opinion. Not spending over $6000 on a six year old Bandit, don't care what the mileage is or what options it has installed. Likewise on the 11 year old bike for $4999.
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  10. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    I agree they are a bit high, but then again, I would not expect to pay asking price.
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