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post #1 of 77 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Speed does kill

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Attachment 1379[SIZE="4"] Now you can all see why we CRUISE the roads..Amsoil man
Can You see the Bike???

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The Honda rider was traveling at such a 'very high speed', his reaction time was not sufficient enough to avoid this accident. Police estimate a speed of (155 mph) before the bike hit the slow moving car side-on at an intersection. At that speed, they predicted that the rider's reaction time (once the vehicle came into view) wasn't sufficient enough for him to even apply the brakes. The car had two passengers and the bike rider was found INSIDE the car with them. The Volkswagen actually flipped over from the force of impact and landed 10 feet from wher e the collision took place.

All three involved (two in car and rider) were killed instantly. This graphic demonstration was placed at the Motorcycle Fair by the Police and the State Dept of Safety. The sign above the display also noted that the rider had only recently obtained his license.
At this speed (155 mph), the operator is traveling at 227 feet per second. With normal reaction time to SEE-DECIDE-REACT of 1.6 seconds the above operator would have travelled over 363 feet while making a decision on what actions to take. In this incident the police indicate that no actions were taken.

In other words, they didn't even have time to say or think anything!!!

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Well the rider deserved everything he got but its a shame that the families of the two other people has to suffer his stuipidity.

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There is some talk of speed on this web site. How fast our bikes should go and how to make them faster. I too have gone too fast and gotten a ticket to boot. Our bikes are more than fast enough, even a stock bike like mine. As a rider and a Funeral Director I think we all could be more careful.

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They should put limiters on our bikes at 100 mph.
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They should put limiters on our bikes at 100 mph.
The limiter is on your shoulders. Hopefully encased in a helmet.

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Thanks for the reminder Amsoil Man. That`s a very graphic series of images to keep in mind. I was talking to a nurse at the hospital yesterday, who has a 19 year old son that has been dirt biking for about 14-15 years. He now wants to get a street bike and it scares his mother half to death. After seeing this set of pics, it brings home again how real the danger she fears is.

It seems that the majority of members that post here regularly are in middle age or older. So maybe most of us have gotten past the time when we felt ten feet tall and bullet proof. There are many examples of riders on race tracks surviving accidents, at speeds as high as the young man who hit the car in the photos was travelling, and walking away from it. But they don`t have to worry about cars at intersections crossing in front of them, and there are softer barriers to hit when they do go down.

I know that I have said this before, but if any of us feel a need for this kind of speed, or you have younger family or friends who do, please find a track club where you can do it without putting yourself or members of the public in danger on the highway. Let`s help the young riders live to be old riders.

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actually thye got that all wrong... see i dont have a truck to transport my bike in so i decided to put it in my car!!! wasiest way i could think of to transport it..
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The limiter is on your shoulders. Hopefully encased in a helmet.
That one seems to work in-consistantly.
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They should put limiters on our bikes at 100 mph.
No, they should put limiters on your bike cause you want one. Perhaps we should just let them out law motorcycles altogether...............

Sorry, but anyone posting "aftermath" photos of bike wrecks on a bike site is a tool. (Unless it is their wreck) Sorry Amsoil, but shame on you.

WE KNOW BIKES ARE DANGEROUS....we really don't need stories or photos.
Speed does not kill....stopping suddenly from anything over 35 mph can kill you. Ths idiot in the photo ran his bike INTO A CAR. If he was going 50 he likely be just as dead. If he had been driving a car that fast..he be dead too.

If the idea of going 100 mph on a bike frightens you... then you likely are someone that really should not be going that fast to start with.

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