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Old June 7th, 2017, 08:42 AM   #11
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Africa Twin vs Tiger.
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Old June 7th, 2017, 09:40 AM   #12
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Glas you made it out of there.

Yamaha is coming out with a 700 enduro (https://www.yamaha-motor.eu/uk/produ...7-concept.aspx), and the RR cb500x is interesting.

Of the ones you listed, the AT seems most capable/non-douchee, but it's still over 500lbs. The ST is 600lbs!!
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Old June 7th, 2017, 03:11 PM   #13
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You're so lucky to not have sustained more serious injury! Left turners are the #1 MC killer. I read a Nick Ienatsch piece years ago about doing a little swerve as you approach a left turner ... or really anyone about to pull into the road in front of you. The little swerve really does HELP. Gets you noticed!

The bike becomes chump change once you consider medical costs, recovery time and possible long term disability.

I had a bad one in '97. Hit Armco barrier, compound Tib/Fib, continued on over
rail, fell 200 ft. (as measured by CHP) onto boulder creek bed. Somehow I survived with the compound, 4 broken ribs, mild concussion, minor ankle break. All toll cost just $220K back then. Today? Pros tell me ... 1 million.
How good is your insurance? (note to add, I had 2 major surgeries that were botched ... so added to the cost substantially)

6 operations and 2 years later .... almost good as new!

The Red Wing boots are great work boots ... but don't give adequate Tibia protection. Since I have a Titanium plate in both legs, so I take care in this area.

The Red Wings offer OK ankle, foot protection but your Tibia is left unprotected. Very common break for MC riders. Just a heads up.

Bikes are cheap compared to broken body parts and hospital time.
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Old June 9th, 2017, 09:11 PM   #14
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You're so lucky to not have sustained more serious injury! Left turners are the #1 MC killer. I read a Nick Ienatsch piece years ago about doing a little swerve as you approach a left turner ... or really anyone about to pull into the road in front of you. The little swerve really does HELP. Gets you noticed!

The bike becomes chump change once you consider medical costs, recovery time and possible long term disability.

I had a bad one in '97. Hit Armco barrier, compound Tib/Fib, continued on over
rail, fell 200 ft. (as measured by CHP) onto boulder creek bed. Somehow I survived with the compound, 4 broken ribs, mild concussion, minor ankle break. All toll cost just $220K back then. Today? Pros tell me ... 1 million.
How good is your insurance? (note to add, I had 2 major surgeries that were botched ... so added to the cost substantially)

6 operations and 2 years later .... almost good as new!

The Red Wing boots are great work boots ... but don't give adequate Tibia protection. Since I have a Titanium plate in both legs, so I take care in this area.

The Red Wings offer OK ankle, foot protection but your Tibia is left unprotected. Very common break for MC riders. Just a heads up.

Bikes are cheap compared to broken body parts and hospital time.
I hear ya man.

Honestly, I'm weighing an STi or Miata against ever riding again too.
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Old June 10th, 2017, 12:19 AM   #15
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Two things that took the fear out of me and got me back riding without being a nervous wreck:
1. Track Days
2. dirt bike riding

The Track day worked the best. After a couple track days I was calm as a Cucumber when riding on the street. Brings everything down into slow motion. Really works ... and you learn so much! (hyper is the perfect track day bike too!)
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