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post #1 of 48 Old 04-27-2004, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Death of the 1000RR

Went on a ride this Sunday with a large group to Arivaca Road. There was something like 3o bikes in the group. Much larger then I would have liked to ride with. Arivaca Road is a very fun road, twisty with a bunch of elevation changes. It's a road that is not travelled by the police so for us sportbikers it's heaven. We ended up breaking the group up into a few smaller groups for safety reasons. I was in the first group of 5 bikes who I ride with all the time and feel very safe riding with. We got to our destination and had our coffee and snacks. AS the next group pulled up they asked if we saw the guy on the 1000RR crash. YIKES...the only one in the group is a friend of mine Sam, who got his 1000RR a few weeks ago. As it turns out he blew a decreasing radius left hander at around 90mph and totalled his bike . He has a concusion(sp?) and a broken thumb. That poor 100RR has next to nothing left on its left side. The left clip-on slammed into the frame denting it. There's a big hole in the case, missing all the plastics, and the left head light is destroyed. I didn't have my digi cam to get any pics but it was a sad day for Sam.

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The bike is only as good as the rider!!

Glad your friend is ok!! Sounds like he is in pretty good shape for a 90mph get off.
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That really sucks, for both the rider and the bike. That would make me sick seeing a brand new 1000RR totalled.

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Re: Death of the 1000RR

this it?

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beating him up a little.

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Looks like that helmet saved his life
Glad your friend is ok, but can i ask what his riding experiance is prior to owning a 1000RR

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Re: Death of the 1000RR

I hope this isn't committing sportbike heresy, but I think 90mph on a twisty road with limited sight lines is too damned fast. I'm old enough to remember the days ( when I was walkin' to school 450 miles one way in the snow and doin' sums on the back of a shovel with a lump of coal....) when there was NO access to a racetrack for those of us with limited talent or limited means. For that matter, there was no MSF course and the only way to learn THAT stuff was to crash or watch someone else go down in flames.

So now, I really think that we have to make use of those resources rather than to get too crazy on the streets.

And I've also ridden really fast in the twisties, but I have always tried to ride 'the pace'. Since I have access to a track now,I am much less tempted too hang it out on the public roads.

When we ride fast and crash, it gets hard for me to condemn stuntaz, since the danger to the public, ourselves, our bikes, and the actuarial insurance tables is the same.

So there's my sermon, delivered by a sinner.

Bottom line, Reaper, I'm really glad your friend was wearing good gear edit: No jacket? God, he's lucky - and stupid... and escaped with minor injuries.

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Looks like that helmet saved his life
Glad your friend is ok, but can i ask what his riding experiance is prior to owning a 1000RR
The guy said 6 years in that linky do above...


Those pics make me want to

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He can always buy it back and turn it into a track bike

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Re: Death of the 1000RR

Yup that's Sam's bike alright...what's left of it anyway.

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"a little" is right. First of all - Glad your friend is alright.
85-90mph blind turn? Judging other rider's brake lights as to when to slow down? T-shirt? Oh well, just another $11,000 bike insurance will pick up, now to pick up a black one...
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Glad to see he is alright!

Too bad about the bike too!

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Re: Death of the 1000RR

To be honest I can't help but think that such big riding groups are bound to end in disaster for someone. A group of fifteen bikes? Way too many imo.

Tail end charlie will be working his bum off trying to keep up, everyone's egos getting in the way, different riding skills and experiences, guys watching the bike in front and not the road. Not good.

I like to ride with one or two others only. Maybe three if it's someone I know and can trust.

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