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Gear up for safety
« on: February 03, 2011, 02:22:14 am »
Great new MSF promo video
Gear up for safety
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Re: Gear up for safety
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 08:18:51 am »
I must not have the right gear. I never have motorcycles, just appear, when I put the gear on!  :))

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Re: Gear up for safety
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011, 04:30:43 pm »
Yeah!  WTF!! I wear Italian boots!  Where the heck is my Ducati??  >:D
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Re: Gear up for safety
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2011, 02:54:54 am »
Poor Guy!!  They made him ride an ST!!   :D
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Re: Gear up for safety
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2011, 06:19:37 pm »
Like this one better...


Makes me need Advil just watching it.
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Re: Gear up for safety
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2011, 07:55:21 pm »
Like this one better...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOMcFEC4cBA&feature=related

Makes me need Advil just watching it.


Yeah that one kind of gets the point across!

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Re: Gear up for safety
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2011, 02:47:33 am »
Indeed!!
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Re: Gear up for safety
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2011, 03:34:44 am »

Yeah that one kind of gets the point across!

It does, but in a way like those old black & white safety films we had to watch in shop class.   :D    I've found that many of my students do not react well to tales of gore.  More respond with straight talk and logic. Some can't be reached at all.  I suppose that it is good to get the word out in as many formats as possible.  Maybe someone will be listening?

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Re: Gear up for safety
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2011, 12:41:05 pm »
Respond and remember are two different things...  and you need both to be effective.
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Re: Gear up for safety
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2011, 12:57:31 pm »
Can you imagine INTENTIONALLY doing a high-side?  ??? Wonder how much he got paid to do that?
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Re: Gear up for safety
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2011, 04:29:19 pm »
Wonder how much he got paid to do that?

Me thinks Not enough!  ;)
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Re: Gear up for safety
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2011, 05:00:32 pm »
Can you imagine INTENTIONALLY doing a high-side?  ??? Wonder how much he got paid to do that?

I had mine and can tell you that it would have to be an awful lot of money to do that again, especially on purpose. The pain lasted a long time after, and sometimes to this day!

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Re: Gear up for safety
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2011, 11:42:46 am »
Can you imagine INTENTIONALLY doing a high-side?  ??? Wonder how much he got paid to do that?

I had mine and can tell you that it would have to be an awful lot of money to do that again, especially on purpose. The pain lasted a long time after, and sometimes to this day!

Amen! I lost my ZX11 in an uphill 90% flat-camber turn headed up into Santa Clara Mountains to ride the ridge road to Alice's Restaraunt.

Came in too hot, dragged my knee, hung off, footpeg touched down, caught a ripple in the asphalt, broke off, all she wrote.... major low-side at 50 mph.

I'd take a low-side over a high-side any day, though. And yes, it hurt for months, and sometimes two places (one still scarred) ache when it rains. I'll never forget, and even though my ZX14 is quicker, faster, and better handling than my ZX11 was, I won't ever go in a corner hot on purpose again.

But I still wear protective gear, including the pads in the back and shoulders and arms, because I don't control anything else but my own motorcycle, and that might not be enough one day.
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