View Poll Results: Did your bike bike accident change the way you ride?

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  • Yes, big time.

    4 28.57%
  • Yes, some.

    4 28.57%
  • Not really

    2 14.29%
  • I haven't had a bike accident, YET! (knock on wood)

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Thread: Did you bike accident change the way you ride?

  1. #1
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    Default Did you bike accident change the way you ride?

    I know my MC/bike accidents have..

    I watch out more for deer and potholes.

    What about you?
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    Knock on wood! I always try to watch out for potholes...deer...dumb cagers...etc.

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    Haven't had one yet but one thing that always is in the back of my mind is animals.
    After 25 years driving truck I have gotten pretty good at predicting what cagers will do.
    Animals, that's a different story. They come from anywhere at any time of the day.
    I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.
    Thomas Payne


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    i've learned i don't heal as fast anymore !!! i've been busted up more times than i can count, mostly caused by myself LOL. i started out on mini bikes as a wee little lad and never stopped riding. my knee's, hands & back are shot. one of the best stories i have involve's chasing an ice cream truck on my dirt bike and hitting a parked car going about 30mph LOL

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    I have been in 3 all when I was young,2 of em involved cagers running stop signs.one was kinda 50/50 nobodys fault it just happened.I have learned to drive with a "everybodys out to get me" attitude and it has served me well.

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    Great stories gents!!
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    It's changed my style riding for sure! I was careless and had the "It won't happen to me" mentality. Well, I went down on the freeway and I DO NOT want to do that again. Now I ride alert and cautious.

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    I have not had a bad accident, but my 20 mph lowside certainly got my attention and taught me about gravel and such in turns.

    Hitting the ground a few times on my dirt bike taught me I better quit that while I was young.

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    Only accident have had was with a dog in the road at 0300 leaving work.

    Cameup over a rise in the road and there was a German Sheperd straddling the double yellow sniffing road kill. Slowed down went to the right side of the raod and she tured and ran right into the bike. After the hit I road on a little to make sure everything including me was still working right.

    Turned around went back and sorted things out.

    As mentioned above animals are unpredictable. Hasent made me change how i ride. Been on the street for 27+ years so have seen alot of stuff. Will say, was glad I had some experience, probably what kept me upright and uninjured.

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    That sucks man. Did you find out who's dog it was?
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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