Motorcycles, Post if you got em

Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:53 pm

Let's see if I can pull up this 2nd picture
freetown fred wrote:78 FXWG--built her from boxes--been to Sturgis,Daytona,Weirs Beach--alot of good times--Momma & I got married on her 20 yrs ago--now she's pretty much a looker--I pull her out for local parades--Memorial Day & Veterans Day
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:09 pm

NIce! Good that you still got her & still ride her! 8-)

I never keep anything more than a few years ... always looking for a fast buck to buy the next bike I want. Although with the finances being the way they are, I might be hanging on to the current fleet for a while ... If I had learned to do that years ago, I'd be alot richer ... that's for sure! ;)
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:25 pm

used to do the same thing SMITTY then some old guy told, me he who dies w/ the most toys just dies like the rest of us :mad: I was lucky puttin this one together--back when,I ran an after market Harley shop in Palm Bay Fla.(The American Dream Machine)--we had a custom chrome franchise when they were about the only game in town---needless to say,my prices were excellent---chrome don't get you home,but, you sure do look good waitin for that pick up to come & get you
SMITTY wrote:NIce! Good that you still got her & still ride her! 8-)

I never keep anything more than a few years ... always looking for a fast buck to buy the next bike I want. Although with the finances being the way they are, I might be hanging on to the current fleet for a while ... If I had learned to do that years ago, I'd be alot richer ... that's for sure! ;)
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:14 pm

thought i saw one of you farmers out cruisin with your ole lady recently.....

looks heavy duty!!! nice trike also... :)

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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:25 pm

:cheers: :shots: :junmp: Outstanding PE
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: europachris On: Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:40 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:thought i saw one of you farmers out cruisin with your ole lady recently.....

looks heavy duty!!! nice trike also... :)

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It had better be heavy duty - gives a new meaning to "haulin' a$$" :P
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: stockingfull On: Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:52 pm

Well, here's the other side of it, boys. I'm off tomorrow morning to the funeral of a rider I never knew.

And his 11-year-old son. :(

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?template=zoom&Site=BK&Date=20100320&Category=NEWS01&ArtNo=303200014&Ref=AR

The guy was the supervisor of a riding buddy of mine. Here's the story:

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010303200014

RIP.

And let's be careful out there. It's spring, most of us haven't ridden in a while, there's loose crap all over the roads, and women in big SUV's aren't paying attention.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:40 am

Been to too many over the years, of riders I did & didn't know--my thoughts & prayers are with the family :( stockingful,not really the time or place,but police stated the bike drifted into the SUV,why bad mouth women in SUV's :?: Is it just you :?:) I'm sure she feels bad enough w/o people like you
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:00 am

it does appear the bike drifted into the suv. took the old goldwing (gl1100 barewing) out for a spin last nite and the road gravel was profound for sure.

my screamineagle ultra looks just like that fellows in that article from the 40mph front bumper head on crash i had in late august. the non lisenced driver who was visiting from Italy made a left turn directly into my lane (wrong side of road) 20 yds in front of me.

Full protective gear and God caused me to fly up over the windshield, land and skid on my back in a ball and stop 60 feet down the road in the ditch..... i stood up and just looked up and said thank you.... it's been 7 months and i amd just dealing with the crash. It's a terrible shame how this fellows accident turned out. I pray for his family. :(
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: stockingfull On: Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:05 am

Hey Fred, what I meant was generally that riding between 3 and 6 on a weekday afternoon is the time when "soccer moms" are least attentive. That they're often behind the wheel of a tank makes that worse for everybody, esp riders.

In this instance, of course, the investigation is ongoing, but suffice it to say that only one side of the story could be told to police....

It'll be interesting to see whether she's at the funeral.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:26 am

Not that I'm a big police fan,but they have pretty sophisticated ways of putting an accident together.I just find it ironic that the driver of the SUV was a woman & you added that footnote--what if it had been another Biker on his way home from work in his pick-up--I was involved in a wreck where a pick-up crossed over in front of my MUDDER Blazer--he was drunk as a skunk & had his 7 yr old daughter with him--I ran over the cap & crushed it--he got dead,thank God the little girl got wedged on the floor & was OK--other then loseing her drunken father :( I went to the funeral & stayed way out of sight,said my words & left feeling like crap--point being,who cares if she shows up :?:Sh_t Happens :!: Ride Safe
stockingfull wrote:Hey Fred, what I meant was generally that riding between 3 and 6 on a weekday afternoon is the time when "soccer moms" are least attentive. That they're often behind the wheel of a tank makes that worse for everybody, esp riders.

In this instance, of course, the investigation is ongoing, but suffice it to say that only one side of the story could be told to police....

It'll be interesting to see whether she's at the funeral.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: Dann757 On: Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:32 am

I used to pick up old 70's Hondas and lovingly restore them. Last bike I had was a Suzuki GS1000E. Last time I rode was over ten years ago. My sister-in-law had a dual sport Honda. I took my 15yr old neice for a ride through the railroad bed trail and onto a paved country road. Last ride of the day, twilight, we had no helmets, she was barefoot. I leaned into a left curve and she leaned right. It pulled the bike off the road. She went over the handlebars and I went into the woods on my back. The bike slid up the street 100 feet.
I missed trees, a telephone pole, big rocks. It was like I was grabbed by a Higher Power and gently as possible set down in a small clearing on the side of the road. I was briefly stunned, but got up in a slow-motion fog to get to my neice. She was sitting up by that time with the wind knocked out of her. She started to breathe and told me she was alright. I ran up to the bike and picked it up and pulled the throttle back into place. It started after a few tries. I told her we have to get out of here. She refused to get back on the bike and insisted I get her Dad. It was a sad ride back to my brother's house, leaving my neice sitting by the side of the road. My brother drove around and got her. When he got back they took her to the hospital. She had a small puncture wound on the back of her calf. I went home feeling lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut. My back was bruised and I had to sleep in the recliner for a couple weeks. My brother and his wife were pretty cool about it. My neice didn't hold a grudge.
Even though I get the bike fever in the spring, out of respect to a miracle that day, I'm keeping off the two wheels.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: tvb On: Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:53 pm

freetown fred wrote:Not that I'm a big police fan,but they have pretty sophisticated ways of putting an accident together.I just find it ironic that the driver of the SUV was a woman & you added that footnote--what if it had been another Biker on his way home from work in his pick-up--I was involved in a wreck where a pick-up crossed over in front of my MUDDER Blazer--he was drunk as a skunk & had his 7 yr old daughter with him--I ran over the cap & crushed it--he got dead,thank God the little girl got wedged on the floor & was OK--other then loseing her drunken father :( I went to the funeral & stayed way out of sight,said my words & left feeling like crap--point being,who cares if she shows up :?:Sh_t Happens :!: Ride Safe
stockingfull wrote:Hey Fred, what I meant was generally that riding between 3 and 6 on a weekday afternoon is the time when "soccer moms" are least attentive. That they're often behind the wheel of a tank makes that worse for everybody, esp riders.

In this instance, of course, the investigation is ongoing, but suffice it to say that only one side of the story could be told to police....

It'll be interesting to see whether she's at the funeral.


Errr, sorry, Jon, but accident statistics (using Maine here only because they recently did a fairly complete study), men are more likely to be the driver of the other vehicle in car vs. motorcycle wrecks. See page 17 here:
http://www.maine.gov/dps/bhs/crash-data/documents/Motorcycle_Crash_Study_5-11-2009.pdf
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


I imagine the IIS numbers would show similar results.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: stockingfull On: Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:49 pm

OK, OK, I retract the sexist generalization. But not the implications about the late afternoon and cell phones.

And it could be that it has no bearing in this instance. As I look at the pic, my eye keeps coming back to that big, chrome roll bar. In fact, I think the left-side one is holding the bike up. God bless the poor guy, if he got into that corner a little too hot, that bar geometrically limits his ability to deal with it. (Scraping the bar physically unloads the tires and accelerates the loss of control.)

If the bike can be leaned further into a corner without it, that bar could give rise to a product liability claim.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:23 pm

My God stockingfull,you are a lawyer :( point taken about bagger roll bars---it's been known forever,and that time of a week day needing special attention,or any time for that matter--you better know what's way in front & way in back of you--curvey roads?? slow down & enjoy the view--you're not on a rice rocket(nothing personal guys)--for the record::I believe this is the 1st time you mentioned cell phones---Jon,lighten up on the legal crap :( This was a sad,sad day.Learn from it!
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