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Motorcyle accident !!!!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by 635 G, Jun 12, 2010.

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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    A naked couple couple were injured on a motorcycle @ 3AM, in Eastern NC, yesterday, The driver was a Marine Gunnery Sargent who was an EOD specialist. Semper Fi--Liberty is not for amateurs. Iwas lucky never got injured or caught.

    Phil Berkowitz ICC(SS) USNR-ret
     
  2. davidjayuden

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    I'm not sure that I'm understanding just what happened here. Are you saying that a naked couple, as in man and woman, were injured while riding a motorcycle at 3AM? Regardless of what he did in the Marines, suppose alcohol was involved?
    dju
     
  3. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Go to the Sun Journal, New Bern Nc--looks like an E-7, is heading to becoming an E-4, if he's lucky.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  4. Rem870TB

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    If I tried that on my Yamaha FJR1300, I'd be mistaken for the Michelin Man.


    Sad, but true.
     
  5. trap867

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    Being in the military is not enough of a rush? These idiots go out and do this. Either 1.booze & drugs 2.no mc license or 3.Brains full of s#&t, boots full of lead! I say #3. good goin gunny a@@phalt!Good thing he is not a trapshooter otherwise he would of blown his foot off. trap867
     
  6. GW22

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    Did someone say Yamaha FJR1300? Naked or otherwise, that machine is a glorious blend of acceleration, sporty handling and cruising comfort! Just thinking about it makes me long for the old days before I was neutered and sold my motorcycles.

    -Gary
     
  7. Rem870TB

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    GW22

    Guilty as charged on the FJR1300.

    The bike is sleak and high performance, this body is not ;)
     
  8. g7777777

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    Does anyone have a picture of the rider? Just curious

    You can bet he earned his pay till now- doing what he does- I hope he ends up ok and obviously he did have a lapse of judgment- surely there was something else they could have done without clothes that would have been as thrilling?

    If you havent seen the movie that got all the academy awards about EOD- you need to see it

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  9. Hauxfan

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    We need pictures!

    Hauxfan...
     
  10. BIGDON

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    It's the old "It sounded like a good idea at the time".

    Don
     
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    "If you havent seen the movie that got all the academy awards about EOD- you need to see it". That would be "The Hurt Locker".


    Eric
     
  12. blade819

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    One excuse for this guy....He was EOD. Enough said.
     
  13. ddsflyer

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    FJR1300 cruising comfort?????????? Not! Try spending 9 hours in the saddle of one of those and you will never walk again, unless maybe you are 20 years old with balls of steel.
     
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    He's not the first and won't be the last. I was stationed out there from 96-07 in the corps until and injury forced me out. You'd be surprised and some of the things that "sound like a great idea" when you've already just about seen and done it all. Marines regardless of age and rank mixed with alcohol and boredom (aka not deployed at the moment) typically leads to disaster. I left as an E6 with 4 years in grade and I'd like to say I wouldn't have done that but depending on the amount of booze and the hotness of the woman I may have been swayed. Now with 2.5 years out most of my sanity has returned and I can honestly say I wouldn't do that crap anymore.

    Jeremy.
     
  15. Rem870TB

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    "FJR1300 cruising comfort?????????? Not! Try spending 9 hours in the saddle of one of those and you will never walk again, unless maybe you are 20 years old with balls of steel."

    This 57 year old whimp's experience would differ.

    Like gun fit, there are differnt fits for differnt people, 30 minutes on a cruiser cripples me, personally, I will take the FJR over one, any day, for any ride.

    Others preferences will differ, thats probably why they make so many types of motorcycles. Ride what you like; I do.
     
  16. SilverShooter

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    I have heard of the mile high club, perhaps they were trying for the 35 mph club?
     
  17. ddsflyer

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    Rem870TB,

    Come ride an "Ironbutt" with me on your crotch rocket and this 62 year old will outlast you on my Road King anytime.
     
  18. Leo

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    Whatever bike you are used to is what you can ride the longest. I ride a ZG1000 Kawasaki. It is my 3rd one. The first one I rode 94,000 miles the second, I rode 88,000. This one has 48,000 now. My back cannot take sitting straight up and down, even in a car. The forward lean on my back takes the load off of the lower back and does not jolt spinal compression on bumps. Cruiser styled bikes that are so comfortable short trips around town, hurt my back after an hour and my legs go numb before two hours. My grandkids are 1015 miles from me. I Iron butt ride to see my kids at least twice a summer. My first Iron butt, Chicago to Bolder, CO was on a bike with drag bars and rear sets controls, back when the highway patrol enforced the 55 mph speed limit. THAT was a long day. Since Texas is posted 70 and Arkansas is 75, you can make a lot better time. Even with a sit down lunch half way through, the ride time for that 1015 miles is only a little over 15 hours. I am 52 years old and 240 lbs, so I am not a young man.
    A Yamaha FZR is on the list of bikes I have ridden and will consider buying when I get tired of this Kawasaki. Whatever your ride alot becomes the most comfortable.
     
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    If you ride an Iron Butt with The Motor Company riders you spend most of the time getting gas. I like to stay in the saddle a while on my K1200LT Beemer.....and the FJR1300 is a Sport Tourer not a crotch rocket...nice bike.
     
  20. Leo

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    My tank on the zg1000 is 7.5 gallons. At 75mph I get 42-43mpg. I gas up about 250-270 miles. The gas issue is a problem in most group rides. That Beemer is a nice distance tourer also. I tried an R series for a while, but with my height, the fairing was always bumping my knees.
     
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