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Dec 18th 2019, 08:00 AM   #1
 Riki5156's Avatar
 
  Jun 2018
  LaCenter Washington

  83 Suzuki GS 1100E
Fatal on Hwy 47

Yesterday a Harley rider went down in a corner on Hwy 47 and didnít survive. News reports show skid marks heading for the guardrail. No other info as to why but possibly too fast,late panic braking or run off by another vehicle coming toward him over the line. Rest easy brother.
Dec 20th 2019, 02:50 PM   #2
 
  Jan 2016
  SE PDX

Dec 22nd 2019, 07:05 PM   #3
 307T's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Washington County

  H-D
I'm sure the family would appreciate your sensitivity.
Dec 23rd 2019, 06:24 AM   #4
 craiger's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Molalla

  2009 Aprilia RSVR, 2010 Honda VFR 1200f DCT
That would indeed be interesting. Happy Holidays, interestingly. RIP rider. Condolences to family and friends. It's crappy weather time, encourage those who ride to be extra cautious. Thank you, I'll step off the pedestal now.
Dec 28th 2019, 05:41 PM   #5
 
  Jan 2016
  Oregon

  2018 Kaw Ninja H2 SX SE
Harley Riders crash more than anyone...

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Dec 28th 2019, 07:31 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
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Originally Posted by motoman
Harley Riders crash more than anyone...

even though the number of cruiser riders who go down probably equals the total number of supersport bike riders altogether..the number of riders who own supersport bikes and crash as a percentage is higher than the number of riders who own cruisers and crash as a percentage...by a lot...
Dec 28th 2019, 08:18 PM   #7
 Riki5156's Avatar
 
  Jun 2018
  LaCenter Washington

  83 Suzuki GS 1100E
Interesting. I was looking at CoPart damaged vehicles motorcycles section and virtually every Harley has front damage and the sport bikes and standards showed “side damage”. Wonder why?
Dec 29th 2019, 11:48 AM   #8
 chadams66's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
Quote:
Originally Posted by MV Man
Almost all Harley owners lack the skills to steer or brake effectively.

And Harley owners are FAR more likely to be drunk.
Harleys lack the ability to steer or brake effectively all on their own...you're right in the fact that it's really hard to steer or brake a Harley if you're drunk...I've been on a lot of rides..with cruisers or without..somebody is always having a beer or two no matter what type of bikes are being ridden...alcoholics are not regulated to cruisers...
Dec 29th 2019, 09:51 PM   #9
 Bald Guy's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kennewick

  Versys 1000 SE LT+, Ural Patrol and a shit load of BN125
Quote:
Originally Posted by MV Man
Almost all Harley owners lack the skills to steer or brake effectively.

And Harley owners are FAR more likely to be drunk.
I don't think this is exclusive to Harley riders....
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Edited by Bald Guy on Dec 30th 2019 at 07:11 AM
Dec 30th 2019, 09:02 PM   #10
 Willow's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

  848evo, DRZ400SM, XR100
First, it's always a sad day to hear of another fellow rider loosing their life riding.

Second, back in the day, I worked trauma radiology in Bellingham. Our hospital was the trauma hospital for Whatcom county and the San Juan Islands with a med flight serving the outline areas. This isn't any official statistics, but just from my own work experience. I hated work during the summer months, because of all the motorcycle accidents. I would say, 9 times out of 10, the trauma (from motorcycles) rolling in through the door would be from sport bikes. Rarely it would be a cruiser of sorts. That's just from my experience of about 4 years working ER.
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Dec 30th 2019, 10:06 PM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
Is there any surprises that a sport biker would be more accident prone? Performance riding is pushing a bike closer to its limits to enjoy the sensation and even perhaps getting a high from the risk.

I don’t think riders of most other bikes have that agenda.
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Dec 31st 2019, 10:07 AM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
And here I have been a squid all my riding life and never knew it.

Thanks for the info.
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Dec 31st 2019, 11:44 AM   #13
 307T's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Washington County

  H-D
Quote:
Originally Posted by MV Man
Fatals don't get transported to the ER.
Actually, they often do. If someone is critically injured and flat lines while in transit or at the scene, it is usually the ER MD that makes the call. If they are deceased at the scene, it's a different story.

What is sad but predictable about this thread is that news of a local rider's death and subsequent condolences deteriorated into a discussion about crash statistics (not necessarily a bad tangent) and pissing on and stereotyping Harley riders.
Dec 31st 2019, 12:44 PM   #14
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  Apr 2016
  Molalla

  2009 Aprilia RSVR, 2010 Honda VFR 1200f DCT
Get off topic much?
Dec 31st 2019, 02:49 PM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Quote:
Originally Posted by MV Man
What you're describing is squids, not riders.

Riders enjoy developing their riding skill set.

Squids enjoy the adrenaline of scaring themselves silly, usually at a pace far below what a rider is capable of.
And probably STILL above what the conditions or situation would be considered 'safe'. Particularly when there is the unknown, unsafe element injected, usually at the worse possible time. Three wet leaf's in the apex of the corner, a blob of kerosene at the 'hard' stopping point. Track riding can have the same, but aggressive street riding WILL eventually put you down.
I did around 100 miles over on the coast yesterday on my new to me 2014 CTX700 DCT. Took it easy, had a great time. Made it back home Ok.
Take it easy out there.

RIP rider.
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