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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 03-20-2017 12:18 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


YourGrandpa wrote:
Just like your "National Safety Counsel" study. Which BTW indicated helmets did in FACT impede sound and vision.

Not in a statistical meaningful way, which in practice translates to no averse effects.

Oh, and....

YourGrandpa wrote:
But in their study of a whopping 50 riders helmets didn't impede sound or vision enough to cause accidents.


YourGrandpa wrote:
Though you do sacrifice the protection, you gain an invaluable peripheral view and unobstructed hearing that is highly beneficial to a rider. So where your helmet may save you in an accident, not having one on may prevent it all together.


....which one is it, Gramps? Does not wearing a helmet prevent accidents or not?




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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 03-20-2017 01:05 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Only a moron would think not wearing a helmet on a bike is saf... oh wait.




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PostPosted: 03-20-2017 01:15 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Can confirm



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PostPosted: 03-20-2017 01:26 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


YourGrandpa wrote:
seremtan wrote:
arguing with gramps is like arguing with soup


Eat me. :olo:


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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 03-20-2017 01:33 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
Ramblings...


The study proved what I said. You lose vision and hearing when wear a helmet. But in their study of 50 people they concluded it wasn't enough to cause accident. You believe what you want. Wear a helmet, don't wear a helmet. What the fuck do I care? I have a helmet that I wear when I deem necessary from a "statistical" standpoint.

Statistically speaking you have a much better chance of getting injured walking (1 in 600) than you do riding a motorcycle (1 in 800). Now consider over 2/3 of the motorcycle fatalities in 2015 were wearing a helmet. How valid is your helmet argument anyway?

Fuck off already...




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PostPosted: 03-20-2017 01:34 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


:olo:




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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 03-20-2017 01:36 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Double post




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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 03-20-2017 01:36 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


seremtan wrote:
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No photo shop required. :olo:




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Aneurysm
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PostPosted: 03-20-2017 01:39 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


That pic gets me all nostalgic.




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oldskool
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PostPosted: 03-20-2017 02:15 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Sometimes you just need to head back to q3w to see that some things never change in our little worlds :)




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PostPosted: 03-20-2017 03:11 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Lol




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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 03-20-2017 10:41 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


We're just concerned about you, gramps. We don't want that one day we have to wonder where you went and then have Geoff post a link to a news article that says "biker's face smeared across pavement, no sign of brains" where we have to ID you by the unnaturally large size of your head.




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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 03-21-2017 04:12 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Way better than your article, "Lonely social reject kills himself by autoerotic asphyxia while beating his microphallus to anime porn".

Cheer up loser. :olo:




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Messatsu Ko Jy-ouu
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PostPosted: 03-21-2017 04:14 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


we prefer the term 'hentai' tyvm




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Welfare Recipient
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PostPosted: 03-21-2017 04:59 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Just chillin at the crib with Papa Swayze... Jellus?...

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Aneurysm
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PostPosted: 03-21-2017 07:22 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


^its quite an improvement




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PostPosted: 03-21-2017 08:37 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Pretty excellent framing of where the neckline meets :up:




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Etile
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PostPosted: 03-21-2017 11:20 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


patrick swayze's let himself go







yes i know he's dead. that's the joke




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PostPosted: 03-21-2017 05:07 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Dominating Rick and...

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Messatsu Ko Jy-ouu
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PostPosted: 03-22-2017 12:07 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


not pro though?




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PostPosted: 03-22-2017 06:54 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Yes pro...




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Messatsu Ko Jy-ouu
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PostPosted: 03-22-2017 08:40 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Oh right, missed the icon.
Gg, spoonman is a bitch




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Just another Earthling
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PostPosted: 03-24-2017 10:48 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Re: What is new in your little world?

Been busy as....

Money from the apartment sale just landed in the bank account. Seeing our investment advisor on Monday and bought a new set of wheels yesterday, picking up Wednesday. Pics later :)

Funny thing too, I got a call from some one who said they from Singapore, some development company offering me a share in a new business enterprise. I told him I wasn't at all interested. There is obviously a leak in the process of selling and making a dollar :smirk:



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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 03-24-2017 01:32 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Rode this today. Considering buying it




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PostPosted: 03-25-2017 03:30 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Oooo... I'm actually just getting ready to hop on mine! I reckon that ones a bit faster.




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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 03-25-2017 05:13 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


This one (the CBR650F) has about 40HP more than the 500R, clocking in at 85HP. It's a four inline block though, so it gives most of its grunt at the higher rpms, which makes it a lot more predictable and friendly than other (twin engine) sportsbikes. I reckon the 500R is a little more aggressive in handling as it's a parallel twin engine. Some people would say the 650F is too tame, making it boring to ride, but I'm looking for a sporty-looking bike that'll serve me as a commuter as well, and considering this'll be my first real bike, I'm not looking for a riding death trap :) If I open up the throttle and push it past 7000, 8000 RPM the thing starts to howl and has some serious acceleration though.
Its seating position is a little more upright than say a 600RR, which makes it more comfortable to ride.

If all works out as planned I'll also be riding a 2014 Triumph Street Triple R this afternoon. Quite a different bike, bit more playful I guess, but I love its looks. Still an option as well.




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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 03-25-2017 05:31 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Get the CBR. You'd be better served getting a bigger bike if cost isn't the issue. Otherwise you'll be ready to trade up in less than a year.




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PostPosted: 03-25-2017 06:09 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I just got back from the shop with mine. Most treacherous ride I've ever done and it was just to the end of the street. It was -2C and it snowed/rained last night so the road was snowy/icy. Got new sneakers on the beast though :)




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PostPosted: 03-25-2017 07:29 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
This one (the CBR650F) has about 40HP more than the 500R, clocking in at 85HP. It's a four inline block though, so it gives most of its grunt at the higher rpms, which makes it a lot more predictable and friendly than other (twin engine) sportsbikes. I reckon the 500R is a little more aggressive in handling as it's a parallel twin engine. Some people would say the 650F is too tame, making it boring to ride, but I'm looking for a sporty-looking bike that'll serve me as a commuter as well, and considering this'll be my first real bike, I'm not looking for a riding death trap :) If I open up the throttle and push it past 7000, 8000 RPM the thing starts to howl and has some serious acceleration though.
Its seating position is a little more upright than say a 600RR, which makes it more comfortable to ride.

If all works out as planned I'll also be riding a 2014 Triumph Street Triple R this afternoon. Quite a different bike, bit more playful I guess, but I love its looks. Still an option as well.


That triumph looks a lot like the cbr500f. The upright position is very comfy on the cbr, I've put 30k on mine and except for a slightly sore shoulders the first few rides of the season it's a good bike for long rides.




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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 03-25-2017 08:07 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


YourGrandpa wrote:
Get the CBR. You'd be better served getting a bigger bike if cost isn't the issue. Otherwise you'll be ready to trade up in less than a year.

Shows what you know. The CBR is a 649cc engine while the Street Triple has a 675cc engine. Just got back from riding it and the ST is so nimble and literally has torque pouring out of it everywhere. You can accelerate from 20kph to 80kph in its 2nd gear if you like. Its cornering abilities are so smooth. It was actually more fun to ride than the CBR, but I guess confidence was part of that as well. The ST is both lighter and has more HP so, OK, that's a factor as well.

I'm really torn between the two now. Both are priced similarly, except that the ST has 25000 km while the CBR has less than 1000. The CBR still has 1.5 years of factory warranty while the ST only gets 6 mo of warranty from the dealer.




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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 03-25-2017 08:46 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


O yeah, the dealer also had this lil' puppy on display. Had a quick sit on it. It's everything you don't want in your day-to-day use bike :)
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oldskool
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PostPosted: 03-25-2017 10:07 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Every time I feel the need to learn to ride a bike, a motorcyclist comes into the hospital with serious injuries. But I totally understand the feeling of speed and freedom, especially on sunny days like today. Maybe in the future.




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PostPosted: 03-25-2017 10:11 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


That's a bit like me feeling like technology is completely unreliable because I only deal with technological problems. It's not unwarranted in a sense but it's also got its upsides.




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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 03-25-2017 11:09 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


saturn wrote:
Every time I feel the need to learn to ride a bike, a motorcyclist comes into the hospital with serious injuries. But I totally understand the feeling of speed and freedom, especially on sunny days like today. Maybe in the future.

Understandable. I think too few motorcyclists realize how little protection you actually have on a bike and how important it is to ride proactively and defensively. Foresee situations before they actually happen so you can avoid them, even if that means breaking the speed limit now and then.




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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 03-25-2017 03:04 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
Shows what you know. The CBR is a 649cc engine while the Street Triple has a 675cc engine. .


I know your natural instinct is to be a fuck stick. But I wasn't suggesting the CBR because I thought it was bigger than the the triumph. I was suggesting you get a bigger bike period. The CBR is also a better product. Calm down.




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