Just your friendly neighborhood reminder... - Yamaha R3 Forum
User Tag List

 49Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 65 Old 04-08-2017, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Homyality's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Austin
Posts: 321
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 123 Post(s)
Just your friendly neighborhood reminder...

Please, for the love of God guys, ride safe out there.

A member of this forum - well, formerly at least - who we are all familiar with was in a terrible accident today here in Austin. As far as local reports go he is okay (broken bones and probably very sore, but alive) but the bike and the Porsche he smashed into are not quite so well.

If you are going to go out on a street ride for some fun, please evaluate yourself and those around you CONSTANTLY to make sure you're not running the risk of endangering yourself or others. It's easy to get caught up in the moment and have a little fun but the fine line between fun and stupid on bikes is easy to cross and not always so east to see.

I'll let the bike do the answering as to who it is. It's not really my business to go around posting who it was. But there's only so many guys who had an R3 who now have the bike he has(d)...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	17796762_1325351997501670_2611770092060662349_n.jpg
Views:	221
Size:	32.1 KB
ID:	50953   Click image for larger version

Name:	17799912_10208973855765453_2548802764998541887_n.jpg
Views:	232
Size:	148.5 KB
ID:	50961   Click image for larger version

Name:	17861980_10208920498949631_332593739711213578_n.jpg
Views:	214
Size:	116.6 KB
ID:	50969   Click image for larger version

Name:	17862383_10208920499789652_6846331997946102774_n.jpg
Views:	229
Size:	157.1 KB
ID:	50977  
Dr Totakt likes this.
Homyality is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 65 Old 04-08-2017, 09:56 PM
Junior Member
 
3duwardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Burlington, Ontario
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
The man should go buy a lotto ticket
3duwardo is online now  
post #3 of 65 Old 04-08-2017, 10:07 PM
Senior Member
 
TexasRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 144
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 59 Post(s)
Garage
wow

2016 r3-blue
2014 super tenere es-gone
2012 street triple r-sold

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
TexasRider is offline  
 
post #4 of 65 Old 04-08-2017, 10:49 PM
Senior Member
 
Ruby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 173
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Garage
OMG, that's a terrible accident

-Rachael


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Ruby is online now  
post #5 of 65 Old 04-08-2017, 10:50 PM
Senior Member
 
sensasianone's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 213
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 58 Post(s)
Wow!! Thank god he is alive


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
sensasianone is online now  
post #6 of 65 Old 04-09-2017, 12:12 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
I lived in Austin some 30 years and remember once when a bike flew off of the 183 overpass onto Mopac. I feel a some safer riding in Mexico than I do in the states nowadays. That is one lucky SOB to survive that crash.

Last edited by kiko; 04-09-2017 at 10:39 AM.
kiko is online now  
post #7 of 65 Old 04-09-2017, 03:21 AM
Member
 
Nubster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 82
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Best wishes for them. Just sheesh that's insane. Always gotta be aware of the dangers (even though many are out of our control)
Nubster is offline  
post #8 of 65 Old 04-09-2017, 04:20 AM
Senior Member
 
Kojiiro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,615
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 565 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nubster View Post
Best wishes for them. Just sheesh that's insane. Always gotta be aware of the dangers (even though many are out of our control)
There are things that are out of our control but as motorcyclist we must know how to react to them if we expect to survive. That is where I believe courses such as total control and brc/arc/erc and what not shine. Sand/oil/gravel on the corner you use everyday are out of your control. Knowing how to react is still within your control. Hyper awareness can help to some point. Knowing what to do once you have recognized what the danger is would be the second part of staying alive. Instinct in motorcycling will get your ass killed. Most training goes against your instinct ( look where you want to go is one of those) but if you can overcome your instinct and follow your training you are much better off.

I've followed my instinct and laid my N650 down. Slow down/ brake hard mid corner and what happens? Low side and eat the guard rail because the bike stands up. Training would tell you to counter steer more, lean more and you would make that corner. Instinct says otherwise.

As motocycle at we must always know how to react as things happen to us in milliseconds.

Want to live longer as a rider? Take courses, spend money on books, retain information, apply it when you need to. Most people spend hundred on bullshit they don't really need but won't spend a dime on books, won't look into a rider improvement class or a track day, or won't buy gear that will keep them alive.

Some books I own and think are worth the $20-30:
A twist of the wrist
Total control
Master the ride

Still too cheap? Watch a twist of the wrist on YouTube about 30 times.
Kojiiro is online now  
post #9 of 65 Old 04-09-2017, 06:20 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 130
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Holy ****, that looks bad. Just falling onto the road from that height would hurt enough.

I'm glad that they seem to be okay and have lived to ride another day.

Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
Kojiiro likes this.

Last edited by Paulie.online; 04-09-2017 at 06:33 AM.
Paulie.online is offline  
post #10 of 65 Old 04-09-2017, 08:27 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 79
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
lucky to be alive after hitting a car head on; perhaps it was a Porsche (lower and sloped front body helped the rider). Looks like the motorcyclist was out of his lane at moment of impact.

I see the bike had a different fork on it (USD). The wheel is complete toast - but the forks are only "bent" I consider that amazing as it was in on a head on collision!
spacetiger is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Yamaha R3 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off