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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-28-2005, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Angry Bloody 4WDs

Just went to the shop to grab some lunch and while I was sitting outside I watch a guy reverse his Bloody 4WD into my parked bike! What is about these things all my yelling fail to alert the driver, I left plenty of room behind him the bike was in plain view what gives? Don't they have to friggin look or something.
Fortunately he stopped to go forward just as the bike was about to fall over. Ran over to stop him as he was going to drive off....and what did he say sorry didn't see you! How friggin hard is it to look in a mirror? Anyway the damage is only a scuff on the indicator and mirror so far but I got his name and rego just incase.
My advice don't assume anything especialy with 4WDs always leave plenty of room, just because your not on the bike dosn't mean it won't cost you if your not there.
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A guy once had a Hummer climbed on top of his parked CBR F3. The driver was drunk, the bike was totalled. He wasn't reversing, he just decided to park on top of the bike, because he thought the bike was imaginary.

SUV drivers are brain dead, it's a weird mentality which says my vehicle is a gas-guzzler, goes slow, but I own the road, so get out of my way, because I can't see.

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SUV drivers scare me when Im driving a car....I try to avoid them completely on my bike.
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I pass them on one wheel

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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-29-2005, 07:53 AM
 
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Don't blame it on the vehicle. There are idiots everywhere. All those stories could just as well be a car. I drive a SUV, does that mean I am "brain Dead?" I need it to gussle gas while it is pulling my big ass, gas gussling boat.
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Don't blame it on the vehicle. There are idiots everywhere. All those stories could just as well be a car. I drive a SUV, does that mean I am "brain Dead?" I need it to gussle gas while it is pulling my big ass, gas gussling boat.
I have to agree. I've seen more brain dead bike riders than SUV drivers.

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SUV drivers are brain dead, it's a weird mentality which says my vehicle is a gas-guzzler, goes slow, but I own the road, so get out of my way, because I can't see.
I think you should think about what you say about SUV drivers. I guess I am brain dead since I have a jacked up 4Runner SUV. I am allways cautious when I drive, especially when it comes to watching motorcyclists.
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Having had a similar experience with a minivan & my old 900 Ninja, I realized that the best way to protect yourself in this situation is to park so that the bike is visible from the drivers' side area outside the door, and from the drivers' side rearview mirror. Often a bike can't be seen from the inside rearview mirror once the driver is seated & ready to go, so by parking your bike where the driver can see it before entering the vehicle, you minimize the risk.
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-29-2005, 11:00 AM
 
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I pass them on one wheel
Before or after your license is reinstated?

I hate SUVs at least as much as the next guy, but assholes have all kinds of rides. It's just more important to assume the guy in the H2 is clueless since if it looks at your bike funny it'll probably be totaled!

Good luck getting the bike fixxored.
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M Koob, I am assuming Koob is your last name. Do you have any family in Alaska?
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