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by Crash
Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Helmet Fit Guidelines...
Replies: 50
Views: 265056

Very helpful post! I would like to add anyway buy a NEW unused motorcycle helmet with DOT (or better) rating. Do not buy a used or unknown helmet as this is your life you are entrusting to that piece of safety gear. I would also strongly recommend a FULL FACE helmet over ALL other types. I had a hi...
by Crash
Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Helmet Fit Guidelines...
Replies: 50
Views: 265056

This is where using a full service shop is worth it. They should encourage you to wear the helmet for some time before buying. So far, we have been to two shops trying on helmets. Neither one offered any of your valuable advice :?. At one shop we were quickly handed of to the "kid" when it was evid...
by Crash
Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What did you start on?
Replies: 75
Views: 45724

Started on the street, 1979 Honda CB750F black/oranage. In retrospect I should have started on something a bit smaller but the 750 was a nice bike and I had it for a long time. I was lucky and never had any serious mishaps just cosmetic ones. I instruct on a CSC course now and I find that people tha...
by Crash
Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmet and eardrums
Replies: 52
Views: 19781

I've been riding for about 26 years and recently noticed that I couldn't hear my alarm clock with my left ear. I went to an audologist for a hearing test and found that I'd lost about 35db hearing in my left ear and a somewhat lessor amout in my right. The audiologist suggested it was probably noise...
by Crash
Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: When Do You Ride?
Replies: 26
Views: 6370

I ride to work 5 days a week. The rest of the time I ride whenever I have to go somewhere, when I want to go somewhere and sometimes I just ride. In Ottawa conditions usually allow me to do this from March to December. Traffic, weather, city, country doesn’t really matter; all environments are an op...
by Crash
Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: New Motorcycle Models and Rumor Mill
Topic: California CHP will soon be riding HD again..OR NOT 10/25/06
Replies: 48
Views: 37799

There has been a very long discussion in the BMW touring formum on this subject and if HD has finally been awarded the contract I guess that's the way it will be. Sounds like at least they had to work for it and the contract wasn't just handed to them because they're a domestic company. I never deve...
by Crash
Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: New Motorcycle Models and Rumor Mill
Topic: California CHP will soon be riding HD again..OR NOT 10/25/06
Replies: 48
Views: 37799

Nothing wrong with a mixed fleet. It allows organizations to try out different technology and promotes competition. It also exposes the general public to different versions of authority motorcycles.
by Crash
Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:37 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: The Hurt Report??
Replies: 12
Views: 3488

You are most likely to injure yourself in your first season and no amount of gear can protect you in the worst crashes. Some have suggested that wearing full protective gear, including helmets gives riders a false sense of security. No gear gives you no security and even the best riders occasionally...
by Crash
Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: winter riding?
Replies: 17
Views: 12843

Sometimes in late December usually have the bike out again by early March. Might be a few days during the midwinter thaw we get in Ottawa around early Feb. Unfortunately the bike is tucked in at that time and its not worth it to get it ready to ride for only a few days. Not much to riding in the col...
by Crash
Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: New Motorcycle Models and Rumor Mill
Topic: California CHP will soon be riding HD again..OR NOT 10/25/06
Replies: 48
Views: 37799

In North America the four most commonly used brands for police services are Harley Davidson, Kawasaki, BMW and Honda. The Kawasaki 1000 is being phased out as the company stopped production on that model. Most services that used Kawasaki are switching to the Honda ST1300-P or BMW R1200RT-P. HD does ...
by Crash
Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: New Motorcycle Models and Rumor Mill
Topic: Hell hath frozen over....
Replies: 21
Views: 19237

Very nice.
by Crash
Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: The Hurt Report??
Replies: 12
Views: 3488

http://maids.acembike.org/

That's the homepage address for the Motorcycle Accident In Depth Study which is a fairly comprehensive study of mc crashes in Europe done between 1999-2000.

There are many similarities to crashes in North America so it makes for interesting reading.
by Crash
Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Safety Survey! Please Respond!
Replies: 44
Views: 26277

1> How many years have you been riding? 26 2> What is your age range? a. under 18 b. 18 - 29 c. 30 - 39 d. 40 - 49 e. 50 - 59 f. 60+ 50-59 3> Does your state require that all age motorcyclists wear a helmet? What state is this? Yes, Ontario, Canada 4> Do you wear a helmet: a. All of the time b. Almo...
by Crash
Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: Daily Motorcycle News
Topic: All-action hero! Motorcycle police officer for South Wales P
Replies: 1
Views: 8931

The boxer engine provided most of the protection in this case but Cst. Bishop's protective clothing offered the rest. UK police services invest a lot of money in buying the best protective gear available for their motorcycle officers. Protective gear for a UK officer includes full leathers with CE a...