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    2013 Kawasaki ZX6R (ZX636EDF)

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  1. hotleadsingerguy

    Should I bitch at ODOT?

    I'd reach out, yes. I had the same issue when they were re-doing parts of 90 awhile back. It's obnoxious, and it usually means I have to make a hard jump from far-end to far-end of the lanes to cross the barrier quickly.
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    Riding Jacket?

    This. My jacket has armor all over, but as soon as I'm 30ft from home I don't even think of it anymore.
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    If you had 10k....

    I'd put it toward a BMW S1000RR. I love my 2013 ZX6R (great size and weight), but BMW makes a phenomenal bike.
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    When not to wave, and how not to....

    This. I generally don't wave to can-am and scooters because most of them are barely staying on the bike as-is. Adding waving to their list of things to do means there's a good chance they're going to cross the line and run into me.
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    Most Embarrassing Two-Wheel Moment

    I don't think I've done anything really embarrassing on my bike, but the only time I almost dropped a bike was in a parking lot. I was getting to the end of an aisle and a guy decided to jet out of another aisle *far* too quickly for the parking lot. I slammed on my brakes as I was making the turn and almost high-sided. Threw down my left leg in front of the bike to keep it from hitting the pavement, and immediately regretted it. A 400lbs bike and a 160lbs man being stopped by my one leg...it wasn't comfortable. Luckily, I kept it at a high enough angle to keep it off the ground, but it hurt.
  6. This. It's obvious he was kind of "created" to be the way he is. Two things: 1) People coming *off* anti-anxiety or anti-depression medication are generally far more unstable than people that have never taken them. My ex, who was a fairly put-together woman, took anti-anxiety medication in college because she'd have panic attacks before almost every test. She stopped taking them after we graduated and for the next 3 months she was *all* over the charts. She'd break down in Macy's when she'd see a child crying, she'd laugh like a maniac over dumb jokes, and sometimes she'd just get depressed for a few hours and couldn't figure out why. It took awhile for her to even back out. 2) I'm surprised the Harley took that much damage. They're made with the idea in mind that their owners will probably drop them many times, being Harley riders
  7. hotleadsingerguy

    The idiot, the witch, and the accident

    Because all it does is propagate the idea that it's acceptable.
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    The idiot, the witch, and the accident

    This. I mean no offense, but you won't get sympathy from me on this, OP. You were driving without insurance and hit somebody. If things happened the way you said, then the "issues" she found probably weren't even from the accident (she's probably hit other things), but you not having insurance and then attempting insurance fraud to pay for any damages means I hope you don't get off easily. 1) You can't blame your wife, you're right. It's your fault for not checking up on it and making sure you have insurance on a vehicle before you drive it around. Literally, the insurance card should tell you what vehicle is covered. 2) You hit somebody. It makes no difference whether there was ice and snow on the ground. Failure to Control or Assure Safe Following Distance -- pick one. The fact that people don't get banned on this forum for considering insurance fraud is crazy to me.
  9. hotleadsingerguy

    Blocking trucks from The Dragon

    BTW I'm not condoning truck drivers crossing lanes and driving all over the place...I'm not condoning *anyone* from driving/riding unsafely. But trying to keep trucks off the road is ludicrous. It's just as bad as truck drivers saying "Motorcycles shouldn't be allowed here". I'd say there are more accidents or problems caused by new riders going down there and trying to run it at speeds they shouldn't.
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    Blocking trucks from The Dragon

    I have been there. And yes, I rode it at speeds I shouldn't have, but it was awhile ago. Importantly, I've learned a lot since then. I didn't know the post was from 2011, but the topic was at the top of the list as new posts and I hadn't seen it before, so I think it's unfair to blame me for not reading the entire thread and responding to the point of it.
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    Blocking trucks from The Dragon

    LOL I absolutely will not sign this. This is coming from someone that has ridden sportbikes almost exclusively since I turned 16 (over 13 years ago). It's a public road...and the petition is basically saying "Sportbike riders want to ride the dragon's fail beyond legal speeds, and trucks are bad for that". The problem isn't that trucks are driving on the road...the problem is that most squids don't have enough self-control to keep from going way too fast.
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    India introduces a pretty bad-ass middleweight streetfighter.

    I was also thinking KTM when I saw it. It was the first thing that came to mind. As for the hp and weight...I don't know. I thought about a Ducati, but who knows.
  13. hotleadsingerguy

    Buckeye Lake Ice riding....... 1-26

    This lol I live in Cleveland and it's been fun.
  14. hotleadsingerguy

    Federal Helmet Law Coming?

    Err...what? My post said "If you get in an accident and land on your head without a helmet...", to further explain the first sentence. Did you seriously stop at the first sentence, and then form a reply? I actually never said my insurance rates were high...I said insurance rates and taxes (as a whole, not mine) are higher than they should be because of things like this. Seriously, I'm trying not to be offensive, but it's like you're reading a few words or a sentence out of each of my posts and replying with a smartass response. 1) I'm 30, so "young" no-longer pertains to my age 2) I'm male, but since we have that in common it would have no effect on any perceived difference in our insurance costs (perceived, because you have no idea what I pay) 3) High risk for a crash -- anyone with a sportbike is classified as this to the insurance companies 4) Not very smart? Good one lol I have multiple graduate degrees and make a fairly good amount of money. I was also special operations in the air force, which is one of the hardest positions in the military to achieve and then succeed in (physically, sure, but mentally, as well). Taxes are affected by the lack of proper riding gear because everyone that is severely injured or killed while operating any type of vehicle on public roads increases the need (according to the government) for a "rehabilitation pocket" fund. These funds are basically where the money comes from that contributes to the government assistance people in those situations are afforded. As the need for those funds increases, the pot that contains those funds is necessarily grown. It's not a linear relationship, but it's a fact that tax rates are increased because of higher motor vehicle accident rates. Some states even have "financial responsibility" laws, which directly increase the amount of taxes or payments required when operating certain types of vehicles, because of the accident rates. Texas is a huge proponent, which collects more money for registration because of those rates.
  15. hotleadsingerguy

    Federal Helmet Law Coming?

    You should *probably* re-read the post you quoted. I, specifically, pointed to accidents where the rider's head had an impact.
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