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« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2006, 03:12:50 pm »
Sauron, Lito no longer has a bike.
The black beast was taken out by a robot jumping bakkie a while back.
He aint replacing it cos he is part of the SA Diaspora.
 

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« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2006, 03:14:50 pm »
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Stupid Stupid Stupid.

I've skimped on riding pants and boots(until I broke three toes), but NEVER on a jacket, gloves and pants.

That being said I don't think gear would have saved him from his stupidity.

Lito were you stuck with your bike at the Engen in Sonnendal last night?

Friend of mine said there was a Black KTM, which I presume was at that garage which had trouble starting.


Errrmm....Lito's bike will have a problem moving even if started. He had an unfortunate collision with a car and the black Katoom has since been written off
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« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2006, 03:21:19 pm »
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How about a restriction on riding anything above a 125cc until you are older than 35?


stadig nou, that would prevent me from riding my 400 :shock:

Maybe 16-21 - 125cc
21-25 - 250cc
25-30 - 400cc

A better alternative would be to compel applicants to go to a riding school before getting their license.


Geez dude - means I'll have to sell BOTH my bikes and ride something smaller for the next 5 years?!?!  That's a little bit drastic I think  :wink:

The point is, as they say, there are two types of bikers, those that have fallen, and those that are going to fall.  The important thing is to make sure that you give yourself the best chance of survival if your day does come...be it ATGATT, not speeding or putting yourself in high-risk situations.  As Leo's signature says, grey-haired riders don't get that way through luck.
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« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2006, 03:22:04 pm »
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Stupid Stupid Stupid.

I've skimped on riding pants and boots(until I broke three toes), but NEVER on a jacket, gloves and pants.

That being said I don't think gear would have saved him from his stupidity.

Lito were you stuck with your bike at the Engen in Sonnendal last night?

Friend of mine said there was a Black KTM, which I presume was at that garage which had trouble starting.


Errrmm....Lito's bike will have a problem moving even if started. He had an unfortunate collision with a car and the black Katoom has since been written off



Maybe its Lito's bikes ghost... :shock:
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« Reply #44 on: October 30, 2006, 03:27:03 pm »
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Geez dude - means I'll have to sell BOTH my bikes and ride something smaller for the next 5 years?!?!  


Sure someone could hook you up with a KLR250  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:

I see some dude in Midrand on one quite often.
 

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« Reply #45 on: October 30, 2006, 03:27:15 pm »
:cry:  :cry: Lito, sorry hear about your bike. Man, what a stunning looking machine, even I'm sorry to see her go :(

Bla-Bla, not sure mate. Too many choices and not enough money. Next year a new Busa gets launched again... so it's gonna be hard to say no to that even if it only comes out in 2008 :oops:

... an African Twin would probably be my DS choice for now based on affordability and capability... pity about the rider though   :oops:  :roll: ... eish, lots to learn and lots to moer off still  :oops:  :shock:
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« Reply #46 on: October 30, 2006, 03:41:56 pm »
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Quote from: "InsiderDirtRider"


Geez dude - means I'll have to sell BOTH my bikes and ride something smaller for the next 5 years?!?!  


Sure someone could hook you up with a KLR250  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:

I see some dude in Midrand on one quite often.


Yea, I see one puttering around Centurion every now and again as well - his is falling apart though  :cry:
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« Reply #47 on: October 30, 2006, 03:46:24 pm »
By the looks of that it is unfortunately the bikers fault for overtaking on an intersection. I nearly got taken out slowly overtaking stationary traffic when a lady decided last minute to pull out of the lane to cross a solid white line to go get some fuel. Lucklilly I was going very slowly and managed to stop in time. If there is an intersection, garage, padstal, baboon or anything remotely on the other side of the road think twice before overtaking a vechicle.
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« Reply #48 on: October 30, 2006, 04:09:41 pm »
The chap who said that the lady might have been wrong to turn right on the barrier line is correct.

However, if you look at the picture I posted, there is an arrow which says you may.

So the road law here is conflicting and therefore she is exonerated when it comes to guilt.

The biker was 100% at fault, and thats without looking at speed.

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« Reply #49 on: October 30, 2006, 06:15:16 pm »
Eish George, sorry to hear about the misfortune.

Did you come out of it alright though?

From the pics you posted it seems that there was enough space, where the white line ended to turn.

Now I believe it's the biker's fault, but it pissed me off badly that people don't know the size of their cars and can't take a corner without crossing lines.

Case in point, at the end of my road is a T-junction. Coming into my road from the T-junction is a solid line both from the road turning in, and well as the road turning into.

Every day I need to perform evasive tactics because idiots can't drive properly, and run over the turning in line and the "corner" line of the road turned into, basically "cutting" blind corner and completely going over into the oncoming lane, where it would be a 100% collision for the oncoming traffic as there isn't enough space.

And it's a pretty wide road as well.

The day I win the lotto I will purposely ram into every car that cuts that corner, because it's just plain bad driving on their part.

Maybe I need to illustrate this, as it doesn't quite make sense.
 

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« Reply #50 on: October 30, 2006, 06:37:04 pm »
That prang sucks.  Glad the woman and her kids are okay.  Stupidity certainly kills. :shock:
 

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« Reply #51 on: October 30, 2006, 07:23:51 pm »
thanks Sauron, yes I am good thanks. A bit of surgery needed on knee, and still cellulitis on right shin, but all is good and I kin walk!  8)
 

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« Reply #52 on: October 30, 2006, 07:43:57 pm »
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GSXR750, beautiful bike, you could see it in the attention to detail, that this boy cared about his bike.


Despite that boys wrongdoing, its a sad event.


I wonder if that is the GSX that rode with us down Blauberg road when we were on our way to Doodles?
 

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« Reply #53 on: October 30, 2006, 08:15:18 pm »
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Quote from: "SauRoN"
Stupid Stupid Stupid.

I've skimped on riding pants and boots(until I broke three toes), but NEVER on a jacket, gloves and pants.

That being said I don't think gear would have saved him from his stupidity.

Lito were you stuck with your bike at the Engen in Sonnendal last night?

Friend of mine said there was a Black KTM, which I presume was at that garage which had trouble starting.


Errrmm....Lito's bike will have a problem moving even if started. He had an unfortunate collision with a car and the black Katoom has since been written off



Maybe its Lito's bikes ghost... :shock:


I thought all Ghosts was White?

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« Reply #54 on: October 30, 2006, 08:31:57 pm »
RIP dude  :( .... So much for common sense.
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« Reply #55 on: October 30, 2006, 08:41:42 pm »
Very sad, we do our best at Thinkbike but at the end of the day it's still up to each biker to Think.....or....not....... :cry:
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« Reply #56 on: October 30, 2006, 08:45:04 pm »
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at the end of the day it's still up to each biker to Think.....or....not....... :cry:


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« Reply #57 on: October 30, 2006, 09:41:27 pm »
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, and still cellulitis on right shin, but all is good and I kin walk!  8)


And here I thought only women get cellulitis.  :D  :D  :D

Seriously, incredibly sad to hear of this accident...heard the sirens
one after the other from my place, and wondered what happened.
 

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« Reply #58 on: October 31, 2006, 08:04:29 am »
So sad!!  :(  :(   ,rest is peace mate.........    :cry:  :cry:
 

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« Reply #59 on: October 31, 2006, 09:00:42 am »
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And here I thought only women get cellulitis.  :D  :D  :D


Thats what I thought!  :D  But thats cellulite, and the other is an internal infection of the bone etc, through trauma.

But aint that what the cellulite is too?  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: