Step 1: complete your Organ Donor registration online with Medicare, and send certified copies to all your nearest and dearest.
Step 2: get a couple of people to drag you, bare-legged, across a standard Australian bitumen road.
Hmmm...could I respectfully suggest you are missing the point?
That said, you make a good point, and I am considering pre-selling some of my vital parts. Others might think about doing this, as a means of funding their motorcycle purchases
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Yeah I'm a Volvo driver
Yeah I'm a Volvo driver
Rest in peace Lisa.
Woman becomes fourth motorcyclist killed in past three days
Megan Levy March 8, 2011 - 6:57AM
A 43-year-old woman killed in a crash in Melbourne's east last night was the fourth motorcyclist to die on Victoria's roads in the past three days.
The East Ringwood woman was riding east on Canterbury Road in Surrey Hills when her Vespa scooter and a 4WD collided at the intersection with Union Road about 8.20pm.
Paramedic Bryanna Scrase said he arrived to find a woman in cardiac arrest. She was unable to be resiscitated and died at the scene.
A 42-year-old man from Rye, who was also on the Vespa at the time of the crash, was knocked off the bike and was unconscious when paramedics arrived.
He suffered suspected internal injuries and a deep cut to his knee, and was taken to The Alfred hospital.
''We put a drip in his arm and gave him pain relief and fluids to help stabilise his condition,'' Ms Scrase said.
''His condition significantly improved on the way to hospital and he was conscious and talking when we arrived.''
Police are yet to determine whether the woman was the rider or pillion passenger.
A Victoria Police spokesman said the 55-year-old driver of the 4WD was not injured, and was assisting police from the Major Collision Investigation Unit.
Police believe the 4WD was making a right turn from Canterbury Road into Union Road when the crash occurred.
They have appealed for anyone who saw the the crash, or the Vespa travelling on Canterbury Road beforehand, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au
someone you know?
I really wonder about some of the scooter riders you see around. There's a PA at work who rides one and I've followed her in traffic before and she had NO idea what was going on around her, really quite amazing she hasn't been wiped out yet.
(same girl was complaining that there must be something wrong with her 50cc scooter because it was struggling to get up the ramp out of the carpark at work..... of course it's nothing to do with the VERY fat mole riding the thing.....)
digging up the old thread......
Finally after a few years, I am going to get a new bike before the end of the month. This time for sure.
Got a new 2 piece suit already and am getting a new helmet also this Thursday.
but the bike, um, haha still can't decide. zx14 was the pic for ages, but to be honest still have not riden it yet, took a busa out last weekend and didn't like it, so I think also the zx14 will be a big boat too.
What got me interested the most was the 2011 gsxr 750. It's pretty much perfect sitting on it and I am going to go ride it this coming weekend. I also looked at the 2006 50th ani R1, just love the way it looks, but the Mrs reckons I should get a brand new one and get whatever I feel like. Hahaha, can't argue with that, have to click the "add to cart" button there and then.
Also have been looking for a mint RGV250, either the gen 1 pepsi or 2nd gen Lucky Strike, should never have sold my 91 model lucky strike. Failing that, I might find the best low Km, 1998 model and stash it at the back of the garage and fang it here and there. Still love the 2 strokes more than anything else.
Nice thread revival.
I picked up an 03 R6 on the weekend to keep the Ducati company in the shed.
Took it out last night for a ride and loved every minute. It has a lot more oomph than what i was expecting. Much quicker than the Ducati (S4R - 130hp), bloody light to.
As for your bike choices a ZX14 and Busa are big battleships. I was going to test ride a ZX14 when they had them going for $14k new rideaway but they are pretty damn big not ideal for commuting through traffic so i passed on it.
I've ridden an 07 R1 and it is an awesome piece of kit. Very smooth, great power, comfortable. Felt more comfortable than the ZX10R.
I never rode a Gixer. Gixers are for squids
From the current range of bikes, my pic for a new bike right now would be the Honda Repsol. I took one for a burn and Fk me they rip and also look tops
haha, this thread was in dead last spot on page 3, about to fall of the edge forever.
so I bought a 2011 gsxr 750, had it for 2 months now I think. >2500km on it so far, WAY eat your heart out. thats like 5 cars worth for you.....
went to Eastern creek last week and did the california superbike school, did level 1 obviously as that is where you start. great day. Good mix of riders.
Even with the OEM battlax tyres the bike is just incredible, so smooth and easy to ride, very very stable. it sihts all over the last time I went on the rgv about 10 years ago
Lots of the drills (you do 5 sessions on the track) you are not allowed to brake and usually only use 4th gear or sometimes add in 3rd.
So as good an exit as I could make and rolling the throttle on as hard and as early as I could in 4th gear (picking up from around 5-6000 rpm) saw from 230 - 240 kmph down the straight, it was hitting around 12000 rpm I think, not sure wasn't trying to stare at the dials really.... speedo was taped up, but the first digit and part of the second one was visible for the speed, so I could see 23? and 24?. thing revs to 14500 or 15000, can't remember, but only hit the limiter once in first, just to see it do it. So it had a bit left down the straight is all I am saying, and saying that I don't think I entered turn 1 any where near 200kmph, more like 150-160 as I was getting taken on the outside through there, but for the first time in donkeys years I was happy with that. (plus no brakes exiting turn 1 into turn 2 at >200kmph is something I am not ready for, no where near it)
all in all an awsome day. Been looking for a trailer and even looked online for a track bike. Think I'll just go the trailer route for a while.
My bike has a series of shifting lights and a lap timer, but being male, I had not read the manual and didn't know how to work it and I assumed the shift lights would just be on, they wern't but I wouldn't have needed the distraction anyway.
from T3 down into T4 and into T5 and also T9 were my favorites of the day.
Next day booked in for NOV. Can not hardly wait.