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Bikehamster Apr 17th 2017 05:50 PM

RIP Ferndale rider
 
Motorcyclist killed in crash near Ferndale | The Bellingham Herald

Malay Apr 17th 2017 06:48 PM

RIP Rider.

Quinndog Apr 17th 2017 07:26 PM

My grandkid just got his first street bike (green) makes me cringe!

MikeMikeMike Apr 17th 2017 07:26 PM

In the water pic looks like a newer black and red cbr600. RIP.

TREX600 Apr 17th 2017 07:29 PM

So sad when a fellow rider is longer with us
RIP fellow rider

Bikehamster Apr 17th 2017 07:49 PM

it was a kid with no mc endorcement and was trying the bike out for the first time according to the updated news story...sad.

equinity Apr 17th 2017 07:53 PM

RIP.

Not to be insensitive, but WTF was this kid doing? So many things could have gone wrong, but what an unlucky break.

Bikehamster Apr 18th 2017 08:10 AM

I tend to agree with you. I feel sorry for his family, but I never have much sympathy for people that die doing stupid things or endangering others

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Originally Posted by equinity (Post 34154)
RIP.

Not to be insensitive, but WTF was this kid doing? So many things could have gone wrong, but what an unlucky break.


Cougar Apr 18th 2017 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by equinity (Post 34154)
RIP.

Not to be insensitive, but WTF was this kid doing? So many things could have gone wrong, but what an unlucky break.

Sad, but I've got to agree with you. New riders have no idea just how powerful (and dangerous in the wrong hands) modern sport bikes really are. And the owner should not have let him ride it.

albatrosscafe Apr 18th 2017 09:58 AM

I got my 2005 CBR 600 F4i as my first bike when I was 17. I rode that thing SO slowly out of fear. I don't think I went on the highway during my first month of ownership.

I don't get how new riders can get on these things and wind it out so early in their riding experience.

JohnK Apr 18th 2017 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Bikehamster (Post 34178)
I tend to agree with you. I feel sorry for his family, but I never have much sympathy for people that die doing stupid things or endangering others

I remember being bulletproof when I was 18. My thought doesn't first go to the foolishness of the kid but towards the guy that is letting a teenager ride a bike (let alone a 600) who has no endorsement and zero experience. Easy to let it get away from you when you probably aren't even that familiar with the controls.

equinity Apr 18th 2017 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by JohnK (Post 34208)
I remember being bulletproof when I was 18. My thought doesn't first go to the foolishness of the kid but towards the guy that is letting a teenager ride a bike (let alone a 600) who has no endorsement and zero experience. Easy to let it get away from you when you probably aren't even that familiar with the controls.

I got my first street bike at 18. My parents wanted "no part of of me trying to kill myself." Did I feel bulletproof, absolutely, but I also didn't go buy a 600cc super sport, either; I knew that was asking for trouble. I went in to my venture by myself and I got a GS500.

Looking back at it now I wouldn't change much except actually taking the time to learn about my craft. I got my permit before purchasing the bike and I failed the riding portion the first time because I stalled the engine, and at that time it was an automatic failure.

I know that it's hard to reach the kids, especially with all the yahoos on FB saying "oh just buy the 600, you'll out grow the 250 or 300 in a couple months." They speak loudly to overcome their lack of experience, and by no means am I an expert, but I've been riding for 15 years now (street) and I get frustrated that the younglings (regardless of age) don't want to listen to a voice of reason and experience. And then something like this happens. Granted I don't know all the details, but I can't help but think that this wouldn't have happened on a R3, Ninja 300 or GS500f. And it saddens me.

PuReGeNiUs Apr 19th 2017 10:02 AM

RIP. May his parents get through the unimaginable pain they must be going through.


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