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Factors that Increase and Decrease Motorcycle Crash Risk.

Thanks for that link. WhiIe I did not get through the whole article there was a lot to think about and put into practice. I found myself in several of those statistics, especially the slow and no speed parking lot "capsizes". Short legs do not help. :ph34r:

 

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Aggressive riding, excessive speed. That pretty much says it.

Except I don't think I would call a "low speed ground impact" a crash.

Tipover yes. Capsize, that's for boats, or maybe a hog.

Agreed, short legs do not help. :sleep:

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36 minutes ago, VFR4Lee said:

Except I don't think I would call a "low speed ground impact" a crash.

 

I would (as long as the bike is moving, I guess.)

 

Parking lot, 5-10MPH. Broken ankle and down 10 weeks.

 

That's a crash to me.

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Ouch. That's a crash. I was thinking little or no speed in driveway or even garage,

oops it's heavy when you allow it to lean over. :wacko:

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Whoa... no Sport Riders over the age of 50...

 

I think of  my riding as assertive not aggressive...

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Kind of interesting, but it's a shame they didn't separate speeding from agressive riding, such as passing on the right. Speeding gets a bad rap a lot of times, for no good reason.

And I wonder if they consider speeding as starting at 1 mile over the posted speed limit.

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19 hours ago, BusyLittleShop said:

Whoa... no Sport Riders over the age of 50...

 

I think of  my riding as assertive not aggressive...

 

Most of the sport riders I know are in the over 50 group.

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3 minutes ago, MBrane said:

 

Most of the sport riders I know are in the over 50 group.

 

Guessing this would not change if you removed the word sport. :happy:

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10 minutes ago, VFR4Lee said:

 

Guessing this would not change if you removed the word sport. :happy:

 

True that. Seems younger folk are not into motorsports as much as us old codgers.

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1 hour ago, MBrane said:

 

True that. Seems younger folk are not into motorsports as much as us old codgers.

 

But but, you did not remove the word sport. :tongue:

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Sorry forgot it's only a sport if it involves chasing a ball. 

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5 hours ago, MBrane said:

Sorry forgot it's only a sport if it involves chasing a ball. 

First of all, I have a shirt that says "Most sports only take one ball." !

 

On 4/22/2017 at 0:43 PM, thtanner said:

 

I would (as long as the bike is moving, I guess.)

 

Parking lot, 5-10MPH. Broken ankle and down 10 weeks.

 

That's a crash to me.

I'll call you and raise you a zero-speed broken foot.

 

While heading to T-Mac, it started to rain, so I pulled over to put the rain cover on the tank bag. As I put the sidestand down while getting off the machine, my boot slipped off the sidestand, which did not get to the ground. The next thing I knew I came-to when my helmet hit the ground. With highway-help I picked up the bike and proceeded on my way. A little later my left foot started to hurt. By the time I got to Waterloo, IA, 200 miles hence, I could not walk from the gas pump to the store. "This is not good." crossed my mind. Familiar with Waterloo, I rode to the hospital five miles further on. A broken fifth metatarsal bone was declared.

 

After returning home (a long but lucky story) I saw a footbone doc who said it was a typical injury to someone who lands on the side of their foot. He figured that when I loaded up my left foot/ankle trying to keep the machine upright, I passed out from the pain, only coming-to when I hit the ground.

 

Lesson Learned: I figure out there was sooo much chain goop on the sidestand spring that it did not snap down the last few inches - much slower deployment than I expected - and that, combined with a slippery boot bottom, ultimately broke my foot. (Well.. there may have been some operator error. Now I always determine that my sidestand is Down before I dismount.)

 

(I'm going to post up a separate thread on this incident as a heads-up warning.)

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