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Watch your mirrors

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This was posted online by a GL1800 rider, and is a good example of why we should always keep an eye on what's coming up behind us...and to wear quality protective gear! He was relatively uninjured thanks to his gear...

Here's what he wrote:
Well I was in my first actual motorcycle wreck.So the way it happened was the Nissan rear ended me shoving me head on into the Ford suv then I went flying about 70 feet down the road on my back almost to get ran over again.

































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Holy crap! What's left isn't even recognizable as a motorcycle!!
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Glad to see the rider ended up surviving this accident as it could have turned out differently. Scary to see such a big, heavy bike destroyed.

I always watch the mirrors when I'm stopped at an intersection. I also put the bike in first gear as I come to a stop so that I'm ready to go if needed. I see many riders sitting in neutral at traffic signals, waiting until the light turns green to put the bike in gear and get going; that second or two can be crucial if you need to get out of the way quickly.

Again, very thankful the rider survived.

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All I can say is "WOW". How the heck did anyone survive that?

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Another site that I support is Motorjitsu.com and saw a video on emergency braking as well as getting out of the line of fire coming from behind and a way to practice both in a parking lot.

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I realize this is an extreme situation, but I hope Mother Honda took notice of the cleanly separated main frame members..

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landisr wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:36 am
I realize this is an extreme situation, but I hope Mother Honda took notice of the cleanly separated main frame members..

Ron in AZ
I noticed that as well, in the exact same place on both sides. Clearly a weak point.

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Its amazing... that he lived through that... Wow .. did he mention what gear he was wearing ???

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Post by TWOWHEELCOWBOY »

Wow it’s incredible that you survived that my man, I don’t know if you’re a believer in God but I’ll be getting on my knees and thanking Jesus after that one. So happy you’re alive . I cringed that even think that the person in the Nissan was playing with their phone
I thank Jesus for everyday I can still throw a leg over and ride :)
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Wow, unbelievable he is still walking around and not killed. Can we get more of the story about what gear he had on? How much time did he have to react to the car racing up his back? What was the car driver doing, obviously distracted somehow.

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It’s pure luck he didn’t get injured worse or die. He better get on his knees every day and thank God for another day of living and unharmed. Having his motorcycle in first gear would not have help him, being there was a car in front of him and the suddenness of impact from behind. I always ride on the far left to bail to the shoulder or far right if there is no shoulder in the event of a car coming up from behind or more likely switching lanes and doesn’t see me. Im always looking in my rear view mirror and head on a swivel in traffic.

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I am so glad to learn that you walked away relatively unscathed. Was the driver of the Nissan playing with his/her phone, radio or just driving as they were the only vehicle on the road? Hope that the police department investigating this is better at their job than the one that investigated ours.

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WingAdmin wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:59 am
This was posted online by a GL1800 rider, and is a good example of why we should always keep an eye on what's coming up behind us...and to wear quality protective gear! He was relatively uninjured thanks to his gear..
It would be great to have a link so that any follow up could be read. I'd also like to know about gear, conditions at the time, and what the Nissan driver was distracted by.

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Glad the rider survived. What I think he needs to do, when ready, is to get back on a bike. The old cowboys used to say, "Get back on what throwed ya." Even if he never rides again. Godspeed.

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Got in the habit of pulsing my brake lights while stopped and traffic approaches from behind years ago.
Gotta wake em up.

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:shock: Glad you are alive. :shock:
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I was an appraiser for an insurance company that specialized in motorcycles and watercraft years ago. I've only seen one motorcycle wrecked as bad as this one before. It had been hit by a train!

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I agree with one another post. I bet texting while driving was involved. I see it all the time. Just yesterday, driving home from work, this lovely young thing was staring down at her lap with one set of wheels on my side of the double yellow. If I'd been on one of my scoots I would have spit on her windshield. That is how mad these narcissistic jerks make me! Last year, I was on my two wheeler, a slightly older woman with, what I assume was her daughter in the passengers seat and I also assume were her grand kids in the back seat is coming my way. We're on a somewhat tight turn. I see her start to drift across the double yellow, I realize both she and her daughter are looking at their cell phones! She drifted a full half of her car into my lane. Their windows were down and when I pushed the horn button, she almost wrecked from over correcting! It is true what all riding instructors teach. Keep that head on a swivel! So glad the rider of that Wing is OK.

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All states need to make the phone use $1,000 first offense then suspend on second. Period.

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I always watch my mirrors when I am stopped. I also look both ways before I start moving through a green light.

The habit with my mirrors started in 1976. Overcast day, wet roads, and I'm riding 300 miles (at 55 mph) from Big Spring, TX to Dallas-Fort Worth. Could I have taken my car? Yes but where is the fun in that!

I was stopped at a red light, a car in front of me, two cars in the left lane. I glanced in the mirror to see an Oldsmobile Cutlass coming up on me. I looked since that was what I drove also.

Suddenly the front end dived and the car started skidding sideways coming right at me. I hit the gas and started moving between the cars as the light turned green. The car in the left lane started racing me but the car that had been in front of me saw what was happening. I passed the car and pulled over to let the adrenaline rush settle down. The car in front of me stopped, got out in the rain and checked on me. The car that started it all? He slowed down and yelled out a partially cracked window, "Are you ok?"

I waved him on and thanked the guy who stopped and got out in the rain. He got back into his car, I got back on my motorcycle and rode a very uneventful trip to DFW.

I always watch my mirrors, stay in gear, and watch traffic.

Ride Safe!

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wow!! not EVEN gonna bring up my 'hit from behind'.. my rear fender got bent and the tail light broken. Her insurance paid me $80 plus part.. I bought he parts and repaired it my self. So glad he was ok!!

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Rex Mericle wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:02 pm
I agree with one another post. I bet texting while driving was involved. I see it all the time. Just yesterday, driving home from work, this lovely young thing was staring down at her lap with one set of wheels on my side of the double yellow. If I'd been on one of my scoots I would have spit on her windshield. That is how mad these narcissistic jerks make me! Last year, I was on my two wheeler, a slightly older woman with, what I assume was her daughter in the passengers seat and I also assume were her grand kids in the back seat is coming my way. We're on a somewhat tight turn. I see her start to drift across the double yellow, I realize both she and her daughter are looking at their cell phones! She drifted a full half of her car into my lane. Their windows were down and when I pushed the horn button, she almost wrecked from over correcting! It is true what all riding instructors teach. Keep that head on a swivel! So glad the rider of that Wing is OK.
I GET IT.. But, some drivers have no clue. They'll report you for assault (spitting) and road rage. Just honk-- and get away from them.

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OMG Thank god your alive



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