Seriously though, I guess I'd have to agree with Sean. Even the new rider on the Harley may have been taking risks that were a little too high in general - I don't know how fast he happened to be going, but I know I routinely see guys going down two-lane rural roads at night as fast as they would during the day. Now maybe some guys have much better night perception than I do, but I'll say that for me I tend to back off some at night, finding my ability to judge exact distances and speeds not as precise in darkness than in the light of day, not to mention making reading the road ahead of you from a long way off that much harder. I believe it's called "out-riding your headlights".
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Sort of both, actually. I live in SoCal (I just moved from Orange County to the 909) but I'm originally from Chicago, and I go back there often enough to visit family that I could almost still be a resident.
So in other words, just about everythign tht makes life enjoyable, including the literacy which enables us to participate in this forum, the technology that creates motorcycles and computers, and the collective effort needed to build and regulate the roads and create the conditions for workable markets to exist, are not the result of nature or our own efforts, but of human cooperation through society. Maybe we're not all the rugged individualists we suppose afterall.
Oh I agree completely Sean. Here in Minneapolis I recently witnessed three accident in which one resulted in the death of the young man (not three hours after he purchased a new R1). None of the riders had taken a MSF course and they all recently just received there learners "permit".
Hey, the point is that some newby runs out and buys a Harley and then they often bolt a bunch of Screaming Eagle stuff on and then they get themselves in serious trouble. 70HP is more than enough to get someone in hot water really fast regardless of the displacement or how old the design is or any other arbitrary consideration. Especially on a bike as heavy as a Harley.
Just because an R1 may get 140HP doesn't mean that 70HP doesn't have serious danger potential. Most people kill themselves off at far less than 100 mph.
Boy are reaching longride, lets clarify my position shall we
There you go again longride (Reagan voice). All I ever said was one "should" always wear a full face helmet and leathers. I also said I felt the AMA was wasting valuable time and political trying to repeal or block mandatory helmet laws.
There you go again longride (Reagan voice). All I ever said was one "should" always wear a full face helmet and leathers. I also said I felt the AMA was wasting valuable time and political captial trying to repeal or block mandatory helmet laws. Go ahead longride ride nude idiot.
So, because GW has offended your conservative precepts, you are rooting /voting for a Demoncrat who is widely believed to have the most liberal voting record in the Senate. Umm, the logic is somewhat bewildering...Do you really think a Kerry Administration would reduce the size of the Federal Government, pull out of Iraq, expand gun owners rights to own fully automatic assault weapons, and reduce taxes???