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Apr 17th 2017, 05:50 PM   #1
 Bikehamster's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Whatcom county

RIP Ferndale rider

Motorcyclist killed in crash near Ferndale | The Bellingham Herald
Apr 17th 2017, 06:48 PM   #2
 
  Mar 2016
  Bellingham

  Frieda
RIP Rider.
Apr 17th 2017, 07:26 PM   #3
 Quinndog's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Alger

  KTM 1290 Super Adventure, KTM 1190 Adventure, plated WR450F and dirt bikes
My grandkid just got his first street bike (green) makes me cringe!
Apr 17th 2017, 07:26 PM   #4
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  Feb 2016
  Seattle

In the water pic looks like a newer black and red cbr600. RIP.
Apr 17th 2017, 07:29 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Custer, WA

  Suzuki 09 GSXR 1000 Suzuki 09 DRZ 400SM 1970 Yamaha 250 DT1 Enduro
So sad when a fellow rider is longer with us
RIP fellow rider
Apr 17th 2017, 07:49 PM   #6
 Bikehamster's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Whatcom county

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.
Apr 17th 2017, 07:53 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Puyallup

  Yamaha FZ1
RIP.

Not to be insensitive, but WTF was this kid doing? So many things could have gone wrong, but what an unlucky break.
Apr 18th 2017, 08:10 AM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Whatcom county

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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RIP.

Not to be insensitive, but WTF was this kid doing? So many things could have gone wrong, but what an unlucky break.
Apr 18th 2017, 08:51 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Richland

  Yamaha FZ1, KTM Super Duke GT, Yamaha FJR, Yamaha XS650
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Originally Posted by equinity
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.

Edited by Cougar on Apr 18th 2017 at 12:39 PM
Apr 18th 2017, 09:58 AM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Issaquah

  2015 Yamaha FZ-07
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.
Apr 18th 2017, 02:41 PM   #11
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

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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.
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Apr 18th 2017, 03:01 PM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Puyallup

  Yamaha FZ1
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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.
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Apr 19th 2017, 10:02 AM   #13
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  Feb 2016
  Birch Bay

  2014 Yamaha FZ-09, Blazing Orange all decked out. :)
RIP. May his parents get through the unimaginable pain they must be going through.
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