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Let us know if you were a noob, experienced, your error or the other drivers error...

Let's call it the horror story thread...

So.. Today on my way home from a long hike at Lake Kissimmee State Park, I was driving behind a van...

I was a safe distance away, and we were both going about 75. Keep in mind this is on a 1lane road......

Suddenly, some type of stone or dead animal was visible under the van. I had no time to react, ran over it... Either drifted or near airborne towards the shoulder (the shoulder is grass) I leaned into the turn that was coming up and was fine..... Quite a scare..
 

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Nearly ran into my own car the second day of owning the bike doing a halfassed u-turn. Stupidly grabbed thr front brakes and clutch. Reved the throttle to 8k rpm and just barely saved from a drop.

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Was driving on a fairly busy freeway and ran over a rather large rock because I didn't see it until it was too late. Ass came up off the seat and feet came off the pegs. Scraped a boot on the ground, but bike kept going. Was late for something so I didn't bother to stop and finished the rest of the 20~30min drive. Took a quick look over the bike when I stopped but nothing stood out. When I left to go to work later, I thought I'd be fine but then my steering started going to ****. Ended up on the inside shoulder of the freeway with a flat tire in traffic and rather far from both work and home. CHP stopped and helped me get to the other side of the highway. Another biker came by, saw me, and went to the trouble to come back with his truck to take me to a shop.

Turns out hitting that rock badly dented my rim and I ended up having to replace it. So many things could've gone much worse that day and I'm very grateful nothing major happened.
 

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a week or two after I bought my 600 years ago (that I bought with ZERO riding experience by the way), I was going 100+mph into a corner.. I could do nothing but stare at the guardrail and cliff in front of me.. kept thinking to myself "i am going to die right now"... I swear my life flashed before my eyes.. All of a sudden I snapped out of it and said to myself LEAN.... I learned farther than I ever thought I could, I even got off the bike and put all my body weight to one side just like I had seen the racers do..

I made it out of the corner, didnt crash or anything :D

All I could think was I wanna do that again and the guys I was with were saying there is no way I have only been riding a week or two riding like that hahah
 

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As a young new rider out on my 1st dirt bike I was with some friends and we saw a spot that looked like a great ramp going over the train tracks. Turns out that it indeed was a great ramp we were even able to jump the train that was moving on the tracks. At 15 years old you don't really think of what could go wrong and after a few days of doing this jump with out a train I wanted to jump the train.... low and behold as I hit the face of the jump I went in the rut and gunned it, as I went to let off the cable broke and I was stuck wide open. So off the jump I went thinking I could still land it and be ok. I WAS WRONG! I ended up over shooting it and hit a tree at around 45-50mph no helmet or gear. I had saved the bike and it only needed a new front fender and cable, me on the other hand not so much. I had road rash on 3/4 of my face, broke my coller bone in 26 places, broke 3 ribs, and dislocated my wrist. To this day I still think of how lucky I was.
 

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Almost got ran over by a truck flying around a blind corner the first week I was riding...

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Not such a horror story but stupidity of other drivers.
First day i took my new 300 out for a ride, bout 20min in approaching a set of traffic lights, which were red mind you.
Had a car behind me over take me in the same lane and on the left hand side of me!!??? Only to pull up at the RED traffic lights to sit and wait.
 

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Not such a horror story but stupidity of other drivers.
First day i took my new 300 out for a ride, bout 20min in approaching a set of traffic lights, which were red mind you.
Had a car behind me over take me in the same lane and on the left hand side of me!!??? Only to pull up at the RED traffic lights to sit and wait.
And that's why I have a little bag of ceramic chips :)
 

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Same here

a week or two after I bought my 600 years ago (that I bought with ZERO riding experience by the way), I was going 100+mph into a corner.. I could do nothing but stare at the guardrail and cliff in front of me.. kept thinking to myself "i am going to die right now"... I swear my life flashed before my eyes.. All of a sudden I snapped out of it and said to myself LEAN.... I learned farther than I ever thought I could, I even got off the bike and put all my body weight to one side just like I had seen the racers do..

I made it out of the corner, didnt crash or anything :D

All I could think was I wanna do that again and the guys I was with were saying there is no way I have only been riding a week or two riding like that hahah
exact thoughts going through my head ... then LEAN! lol
 

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Riding into work this morning. A woman in a Volvo, too busy applying her mask....errr makeup, runs a stop sign and almost hit me. Had to swerve out of the way. Good thing for me there was no oncoming traffic, otherwise I wouldn't be here.

10 minutes later at a stop light. Jetta pulls behind me and taps my rear tire. Hope I messed up their bumper when I took off.
 

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I had to hit a grass median in the rain at 35 mph. I was planing on making a left turn, but the f150 behind me didn't see me. I heard his tires screeching and passed my turn and hit the median. I immediately gave him a finger as he passed screeching.


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Few years ago I was riding my 750R with a group of about 5 other riders on various supersports. We were cruising around town, hitting the local college campus and other popular spots in town. We decided to take a short HWY trip to the other side of town and we chose a HWY that is long, flat, and straight so we can get on and open up a bit. Something about a HWY on-ramp with a clear road ahead that just does something to me in 3rd gear!
Anyway, we all shot out wide open, I checked my blind spot before changing to the farthest lane, all clear, but when I leaned to get in the lane, by back end kinda slid a little. I stood it up and looked at my gauge to see if the tire was spinning (high RPMs, low speed) but it wasn't. I was doing 80MPH when the back tire just started fish tailing. I pulled the clutch in and started to go toward the right shoulder when I heard screeching tires. They screeched so long and loud it was like slo-mo I just clenched my butt and braced for impact. Then I felt a stinging pinch on my elbow and when I opened my eyes, a fellow rider on an R1 flew past me with his back tire locked up. His mirror clipped my elbow. Thank God for elbow pads in my Joe Rocket!
I made it to the side of the road to discover a nail in my flat tire.
Close call for both of us.
No more playing on the HWY after that for me. boy oh boy the things we did in our youth
 

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Riding up to the dealership last week to pick up some chain lube, a dumbass in a van wasn't paying attention to the traffic in front of him and slammed on his brakes. Luckily I was keeping my distance and was able to apply both brakes and come to a very quick stop while the vehicle behind me was also braking hard. Hit my brakes so quick, I missed my clutch and stalled out... so thank goodness I kept a cushion ahead of me and the guy behind me was looking past me as well.
 

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That's one think I hope car drivers will take advantage of. When you are following a motorcycle, you have a good view of the brake lights of the next car ahead of the motorcycle. So assuming they are paying attention, they should have more time to get on the brakes and avoid ramming into the back of a motorcyclist. "Should" being the key word
 

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That's one think I hope car drivers will take advantage of. When you are following a motorcycle, you have a good view of the brake lights of the next car ahead of the motorcycle. So assuming they are paying attention, they should have more time to get on the brakes and avoid ramming into the back of a motorcyclist. "Should" being the key word
What "should" happen and what "does" happen are usually completely opposite. I have created a good habit, regardless of the vehicle I am in/on, of watching 2-3 vehicles ahead of me, rather than just the one immediately in front.
 

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I got hit in 2008 coming home from the Kawi dealer on my brand new 2008 Ninja by an 85 year old woman. She turned left into me. I had cars to the right and in front and behind me with no where to go. She totalled the bike. I had cuts and bruises but ok. It was my first and only accident in 30 years of riding. My ninja never even made it home in my driveway.
 

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I had a close call going into the Hoover dam on my way to work. A car decided to stop in an absolutely blind corner on the mountain road, it wouldn't have been so bad if it wasn't right around the corner, I realized that I wasn't able to stop in time so I slowed as much as possible and just swerved around them and let the checkpoint guards know they should watch the car. After I got through the checkpoint the car decided to go 60 mph to catch up to me in a 25 mph zone and ride my ass and honk their horn because they got talked to about doing something illegal on a 2 lane road. Luckily one of my dam police friends saw them harassing me and pulled them over. I'm sure the ticket on federal land was not cheap.
 
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