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Aug 5th 2019, 09:41 AM   #1
 
  Jul 2018
  Seattle

  Triumph Thruxton
5 Washington motorcyclists killed in separate crashes within 24 hours

Please be careful out there. One death was getting rammed from behind by a drunk driver and another was stopped on the side of I-5 and a drunk driver likely got target fixation and hit him.

https://komonews.com/news/local/5-wa...ithin-24-hours

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle...h-near-tacoma/
Aug 5th 2019, 11:22 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
Indeed, even over here in the rurals a rider was killed last week, going legal speed, sun was not an issue, and a truck turned left in front of him within only fractions of second. Probably on his cell phone. 51 yo guy died at scene just a few yards from where I turn into work every day. it's a jungle out there.
Aug 5th 2019, 05:00 PM   #3
 
  Jan 2016
  Lynnwood WA

  2007 Yamaha FZ6, 2008 Aprilia Tuono & 2009 Yamaha WR250R
One death due to an SUV turning left in front of the rider, one death from the rider being rear-ended by a car, one death from the rider being hit by a drunk driver while on the side of the road working on his bike and two deaths when one rider failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the center line and hit another rider head on. All of these preventable. This just totally sucks.....
Aug 5th 2019, 05:28 PM   #4
 Alpine 318is's Avatar
 
  Jun 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  2011 Triumph Daytona 675, 2005 GSXR 600
Stories like this are a big reason I am switching to full time track riding.
Aug 5th 2019, 08:05 PM   #5
 Sentinel's Avatar
 
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Harlequin
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alpine 318is
... I am switching to full time track riding.
still, there's stuff like this:

Aug 6th 2019, 08:21 AM   #6
 FeralRdr's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  The Rider's Seat

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sentinel
still, there's stuff like this:

Now that, is a motorcycle.
Aug 6th 2019, 09:13 AM   #7
 Parilla125's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sentinel
still, there's stuff like this:

God bless America! Well, and Japan for making such an awesome bike! Anyone else start drooling about a modern 2 smoker would be like? DI or port injection, computer controlled oil (no smoke or fouling plugs) injection, lighter, more power. I had hopes KTM would go after it but nothing so far.
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