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Last edited by Caleb Miller; 01-27-12 at 03:58 PM.
Sounds like you're lucky to be alive.
2010 Triumph Tiger 1050
2005 Yamaha FJR 1300 ABS Sold
2000 ZR-7 - Sold and still missing it
2001 KLR 650 - Gone but not forgotten
2001 King Quad 300
WOW that sounds like an awful collision, I bet it was terrifying! Are you planning to get another 250?
2005 Z1000 Titanium: Jardine RT-1 Titanium slip-ons, Power Commander, EBC Kevlar Clutch, 520 16/44, Givi Windscreen, Corbin Saddle
2001 R6 too much to list!
Thanks for the reminder to keep an eye on the vehicle behind me and to keep the bike pointed to a quick exit to accelerate out of the situation.
Glad you were not injured. I recommend looking for books by David Hough. "Proficient Motorcycling", "Street Survival Skills".
The "Street Survival Skills" book is actually titled "Street Strategies: A Survival Guide for Motorcyclists " Hope I didn't cause any confusion for anyone.
Last edited by twowheeladdict; 09-09-11 at 06:02 PM.
I believe it is better to be seen than to be heard. Remember, they give out licenses to deaf people, but not blind people.
Hi Viz and Lights are better than loud pipes.
Being rammed from behind is one of my fears when riding...
Hopefully, the guy was insured so both your medical bills and bike replacement costs are covered.
Welcome. You just described my biggest fear while on my bike. Like twowheeladdict says, be like a ninja and always have an exit strategy. I am almost always far to one side of the car in front and angled slightly so I can, at the least, gas it and crash on my terms instead of as a sandwich.
I will have to look for that book 2wheel.
Full 636 supension swap. -1 front sprocket. Zx10R throttlebodies. Akra full exhaust. PC3. Adjustable ignition advance. The Force
Scary stuff man, I definitively would hate to get hit from behind. Glad your ok though, and good luck with getting a new bike.
07- Red 650R
This happened to me too back in 2010. This is some scary stuff because you can be the greatest rider but you can't tell if that punk behind you is going to stop or not. Some people just need to freaking pay attention when they are driving.
Zero Gravity Double Bubble (dark smoke), Soupy's Performance lowering link (09 Prototype - REMOVED), Soupy's Performance Adjustable Kickstand, RAM GPS Handlebar Mount w/IPAD mini, GOLD No Cut Frame Slider, Motowerk Footpeg Lowering block, Penske 8983 rear shock, RaceTech Gold Valve Emulator fronts, Power Commander V with AutoTune, and BMC Performance Air Filter.
Ninja 650R '09 - Black
Ninja ZX10R - SOLD
Ninja 250R - SOLD
Suzuki M50 Special - SOLD
Honda SilverWing - SOLD
Dang! Talk about feeling helpless. Glad you're ok and I agree, what is a 90+ year old doing driving?
The sound of locked up brakes behind you has to be one of the scariest sounds around when you're stopped at lights! Good to see you're ok but shame about the little 2fiddy! Like most aussies we've all done our time on the little 250 sweeties and most of us still have a soft spot for them, bloody shame to hear about one going to that great bike heaven in the sky!
Glad to hear you're still with us. Hopefully, his insurance will take care of your bike.