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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-18-2011, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Another Local Motorcycle Fatality......

Another motorcyclist killed when a driver turned right in front of him.......

http://www.13wham.com/news/local/sto...u692lp-ww.cspx

"Perinton, N.Y. - 44-year-old Norman Dillon of Macedon was on his motorcycle, heading westbound on Route 96, when police say a car turned in front of him to get into Woodcliff.

The driver of that car, 31-year-old Adam Fay of Henrietta is now charged with failure to yield the right of way.

Monroe County Sheriffs Deputies are investigating the crash which happened just after 7:30 this morning.

People who work in that area tell 13WHAM news it is a busy, often congested intersection. They say it becomes more dangerous because of traffic volume and speed.

In this case though it appears driver error, caused the fatal crash.

Sheriffs deputies continue to investigate. "

So you can kill someone and get "failure to yield right of way."
This is why my bike is lit up like a xmas tree.....
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The site where I bought my MOSFET r/r said this about the stator testing, "take a lamp with a 100w bulb, connect the cord to any 2 of the three stator leads, start the bike, raise the rpm's, and the bulb should light up if the stator is good." He says the ac voltage is not correct if the has no service drainage on it,
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wouldn't that be vehicular manslaughter at least?? or does that only count for pedestrians?

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Still not sure why you folks keep posting stuff like this.... I feel bad for the family of the guy that died , but what use is it?

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The site where I bought my MOSFET r/r said this about the stator testing, "take a lamp with a 100w bulb, connect the cord to any 2 of the three stator leads, start the bike, raise the rpm's, and the bulb should light up if the stator is good." He says the ac voltage is not correct if the has no service drainage on it,
Chuck I think this post needs to be on a stator testing thread.
Not sure what it has to do with a mc fatality.

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Still not sure why you folks keep posting stuff like this.... I feel bad for the family of the guy that died , but what use is it?

Sorry, just me.


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The use of it is to hopefully make riders on this forum stop and think how dangerous it can be on the road and to get them to do everything possible not to become another statistic. This rider lived 20 miles outside of Rochester and was on his way to work ( in Rochester ). He didn't do anything wrong but he's dead. I'm glad the TV stations report these accidents because it gets cagers thinking about motorcycles. Posting about it here should get riders thinking about safety awareness and the dangers involved in riding bikes. JMO

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Posting about it here should get riders thinking about safety awareness and the dangers involved in riding bikes. JMO

So, the folks here don't know that already? Sorry, but if you need to be reminded how dangerous and vunerable you are riding a bike, perhaps you should not be riding one.

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^ I personally think people who post things like this are well entitled to ride a motorcycle if they wish. To some, I'm sure that sounds crazy. To other's, that might seem rational, normal, and even sane.

I'm sorry for the family of this rider, that's very unfortunate. I hope that perpetually problematic intersection gets the attention it so badly needs. Hopefully no one else gets hurt.
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So, the folks here don't know that already? Sorry, but if you need to be reminded how dangerous and vunerable you are riding a bike, perhaps you should not be riding one.
really ... ? Your comment surprises me KM.

I'm in the construction business, have been for 20 years. We still have meetings to discuss the inherent dangers of what we do because we understand the human frailty of complacency through familiarity. I'm glad we have those meetings; keeps me on my toes. I see this type thread as kinda’ the same thing.

That being said, it probably should have been in the motorcycle safety section of the site, but no big deal.

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So, the folks here don't know that already? Sorry, but if you need to be reminded how dangerous and vunerable you are riding a bike, perhaps you should not be riding one.
I think we should then turn this forum into nothing but mechanical problems relating to the Vulcan 750. According to you, no one needs to be reminded of any safety issue or possible consequences. Everyone on this forum must have a protective bubble around their bikes protecting them from any injury. Lets not have any more discussions about helmets, protective clothing, night glasses,,night lighting, safe tires, running red lights, etc because it would be an unnecessary reminder of our vulnerability. I fail to see where a post reminding riders of safety issues and dangers is a bad thing and warrants a " perhaps you should not be riding one" You also said you felt bad for the family. What about the rider? He will be buried in 3 days. I would hate to see that happen to anyone on this forum.

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