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    Superbike Twin Mikeblue's Avatar
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    Biker down

    A bad accident at the weekend took the life of a biker I didnt know and I have to say its got me thinking why I ride a bike and weather its time to sell up


    RIP chap.
    Blue and white ones are faster

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    I think he would be disappointed to think his misfortune caused you or others to abandon something they love
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    cheers stu

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    Fair one, recon im getting old lol. Too much if it about these days cars just dont see us.
    Blue and white ones are faster

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    Never a good thing to see a rider's days come to an end however it happens.

    I think you are right about car drivers paying less attention to the road these days. Too busy fiddling with their info-tainment, internet connected, touch screen crap in the cabin. Why have your attention drawn from the road by a phone when your car dashboard can do it for you?

    I rest my case.

    Like my TL I'm old, overweight and badly maintained but I can still surprise you by how fast I can move.

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    I think its the quick glance at a junction not spotting the bIker with high beam on then blaming his speed. Sometimes no matter what the speed if a car pulls out from a junction were on it.
    Not sure if the missus or mum putting flowers on a grass verge for me is what i want.
    Blue and white ones are faster

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    Touch wood, over all the years I've been riding motorcycles (40 years now) I guess I've been lucky. Only had one or 2 people that I knew killed on a bike, I have known of many more killed in cars, it wouldn't stop me doing either
    I've also had more people I knew who have committed suicide. Especially back in the eighties.
    Any life lost is sad but also just as sadly death is a part of living .
    I have had a few accidents Iover the years but I have also ridden probably close to 400.000 miles to date. I have a car but it's mostly for the winter. It only covered 3.200 miles int he last twelve months.
    I couldn't give up riding, not yet anyway.
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    Foolish risk VS calculated risk..

    Last year I had a car not see me...I was lucky he grazed me.

    I rode this summer with refreshed 30 watts LED (fog) (XHP70) and I put a yellow film to make them stand out.
    I can modulate their power on 4 settings 100% 70% 20% 5%, 100% during daytime (veery strong) or 70% dark cloudy day, and 5% during the night.
    I have Other LED's inside my main headlight, but I plan on switching them out for COB LED's (ice blue).
    I wanted to share these out here for some time now, but it's taking me to bloody long to do it.
    (I didn't want somebody beating me to it)(maybe I should show what I know...)

    My point is using standout colors is not a bad idea !

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    Already done the LED thing. It helps in some ways but in others not so much. I always remember a story of a SMIDSY crash. The bike was a full-dress Goldwing with 6 headlights on. I've looked drivers in the eye as they pull out of a side road and known they aren't seeing me. Those few pounds of fatty grey mush we call a brain is a long way from precise engineering. Load pipes and bright lights help but however much we try to make things idiot-proof nature will always evolve a better idiot.
    Like my TL I'm old, overweight and badly maintained but I can still surprise you by how fast I can move.

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    Common sence has kicked in and the music machine will be moved on.
    Im trying to put my self in the missus position, if it were her on the bike after seeing the funeral directors put disposable suits on to pick up the deceased I would be concerned.
    Blue and white ones are faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowblind View Post
    Already done the LED thing. It helps in some ways but in others not so much. I always remember a story of a SMIDSY crash. The bike was a full-dress Goldwing with 6 headlights on. I've looked drivers in the eye as they pull out of a side road and known they aren't seeing me. Those few pounds of fatty grey mush we call a brain is a long way from precise engineering. Load pipes and bright lights help but however much we try to make things idiot-proof nature will always evolve a better idiot.
    What colors are your led's ?

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