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What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« on: January 01, 2014, 05:58:24 PM »

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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 06:02:41 PM »
And another ..... skip to 3:30

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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 06:10:59 PM »
Ummm...
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 06:28:05 PM »
The first video is over 3:30 minutes of nonsense to get to the last 5 seconds where idiot Harley rider takes a corner on the wrong side.  The next video is why the stereotype continues.  :lol:
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014, 06:32:33 PM »
Seems to me the first Harley rider paid dearly for his stupidity.
The second one, Meh, stupid enough to post it on Youtube.
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2014, 06:35:23 PM »
I typically try to stay out of this kind of drivel. Personally I'd prefer you post this crap over on the other sight. Which will remain unnamed.   :csm:
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2014, 06:36:58 PM »
Seems to me the first Harley rider paid dearly for his stupidity.


Not sure but I think the Harley rider paid dearly because of the dick that hit him.
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What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2014, 07:05:48 PM »
Not trying to start anything, I just stumbled across the first video and thought we could use some fresh content. The second I posted because I thought "who would post a video of themself doing that?
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2014, 07:45:44 PM »
Not trying to start anything, I just stumbled across the first video and thought we could use some fresh content. The second I posted because I thought "who would post a video of themself doing that?

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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2014, 08:38:17 PM »
The first one- ouch!   :crazy:

The second one?   :rolf:  That wasn't even a hard curve!  He must have learned that you trun by leaning your bike.   :lol:
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2014, 10:02:19 PM »
 The first video is Glendora Mtn. Rd. riding west from Mt. Baldy Village. It's a very narrow twisty road chock full of debris, blind curves, and douchebags coming at you on your side. Those that don't respect that, and outride their sight lines do so at their own peril.

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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2014, 10:57:53 PM »
Seems to me the first Harley rider paid dearly for his stupidity.


Not sure but I think the Harley rider paid dearly because of the dick that hit him.

How dare that Ducati rider take a corner on his own side of the road.   :rolf:
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What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2014, 10:58:49 PM »
 :lol:
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2014, 12:50:38 AM »
2nd video? Aren't those kind of hog traps illegal in most states? A most cruel and inhumane method of capture. Dude was desperate enough to chew his own leg off to get free.
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2014, 06:57:50 AM »
looks to me like the Ducati was using the full width of the road prior to the crash. Can't see lane position where the two bikes made contact, but at that speed he had no ability to avoid even if he was over to the right.

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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2014, 10:13:42 AM »
and notice who is walking and who is tasting asphalt at the end of the vid?

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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2014, 11:04:11 AM »
And another ..... skip to 3:30

http://youtu.be/g7HWGgNZ_nA


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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2014, 11:14:25 AM »
Seems to me the first Harley rider paid dearly for his stupidity.


Not sure but I think the Harley rider paid dearly because of the dick that hit him.
Seems to me the HD rider cut the line on his left hand corner a bit close. You may call the other guy a "dick" but he was turning right. No reason to cross the other rider's path at that point unless he, the HD rider was in the "dick's" lane.  :rolleyes:
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2014, 11:36:06 AM »
Seems to me the first Harley rider paid dearly for his stupidity.


Not sure but I think the Harley rider paid dearly because of the dick that hit him.
Seems to me the HD rider cut the line on his left hand corner a bit close. You may call the other guy a "dick" but he was turning right. No reason to cross the other rider's path at that point unless he, the HD rider was in the "dick's" lane.  :rolleyes:

funny thing about "fault" in the courts. socially unacceptable behavior trumps general stupidity every time. No matter the facts if you are drinking and driving you are at fault. the same applies for speeding.  ;)
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2014, 11:41:27 AM »
Seems to me the first Harley rider paid dearly for his stupidity.


Not sure but I think the Harley rider paid dearly because of the dick that hit him.
Seems to me the HD rider cut the line on his left hand corner a bit close. You may call the other guy a "dick" but he was turning right. No reason to cross the other rider's path at that point unless he, the HD rider was in the "dick's" lane.  :rolleyes:

funny thing about "fault" in the courts. socially unacceptable behavior trumps general stupidity every time. No matter the facts if you are drinking and driving you are at fault. the same applies for speeding.  ;)
Doesn't matter if the other guy was going fast, if you cross over into the other's lane, you are still at fault.  Same shit with left hand turners.
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2014, 11:47:46 AM »
Seems to me the first Harley rider paid dearly for his stupidity.


Not sure but I think the Harley rider paid dearly because of the dick that hit him.
Seems to me the HD rider cut the line on his left hand corner a bit close. You may call the other guy a "dick" but he was turning right. No reason to cross the other rider's path at that point unless he, the HD rider was in the "dick's" lane.  :rolleyes:

funny thing about "fault" in the courts. socially unacceptable behavior trumps general stupidity every time. No matter the facts if you are drinking and driving you are at fault. the same applies for speeding.  ;)
Doesn't matter if the other guy was going fast, if you cross over into the other's lane, you are still at fault.  Same shit with left hand turners.

to you and I, yes. to the courts no. a good lawyer can argue that at the high speeds of the other rider our man in the other lane could not reasonably expect him to arrive at that point before he moved into his own lane.  I agree with you, just speaking from experience. a left turner is not at fault if the approaching vehicle is speeding for the same reason.
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2014, 11:53:21 AM »
to you and I, yes. to the courts no. a good lawyer can argue that at the high speeds of the other rider our man in the other lane could not reasonably expect him to arrive at that point before he moved into his own lane.  I agree with you, just speaking from experience. a left turner is not at fault if the approaching vehicle is speeding for the same reason.
He can argue that the other was speeding but to do that he has to admit his client was being reckless by riding on the wrong side of the road. No a winning argument IMO.
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2014, 11:57:34 AM »
to you and I, yes. to the courts no. a good lawyer can argue that at the high speeds of the other rider our man in the other lane could not reasonably expect him to arrive at that point before he moved into his own lane.  I agree with you, just speaking from experience. a left turner is not at fault if the approaching vehicle is speeding for the same reason.
He can argue that the other was speeding but to do that he has to admit his client was being reckless by riding on the wrong side of the road. No a winning argument IMO.

haven't been to court on one of these, have you?  you may be right on the accident in the video but against a left turner you have no defense if you are speeding.  anyhow we will just have to agree to disagree..
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2014, 11:59:17 AM »
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2014, 12:06:17 PM »
to you and I, yes. to the courts no. a good lawyer can argue that at the high speeds of the other rider our man in the other lane could not reasonably expect him to arrive at that point before he moved into his own lane.  I agree with you, just speaking from experience. a left turner is not at fault if the approaching vehicle is speeding for the same reason.
He can argue that the other was speeding but to do that he has to admit his client was being reckless by riding on the wrong side of the road. No a winning argument IMO.

haven't been to court on one of these, have you?  you may be right on the accident in the video but against a left turner you have no defense if you are speeding.  anyhow we will just have to agree to disagree..
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2014, 12:07:48 PM »
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I guess it depends on who's attorney blows the Judge best.
What? And ruin a perfectly good discussion on a lousy, no riding day?  :nono:  :willy:
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2014, 12:25:22 PM »
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I guess it depends on who's attorney blows the Judge best.
What? And ruin a perfectly good discussion on a lousy, no riding day?  :nono:  :willy:

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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2014, 02:01:44 PM »
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I guess it depends on who's attorney blows the Judge best.
What? And ruin a perfectly good discussion on a lousy, no riding day?  :nono:  :willy:

We could go full grammar Nazi about apostrophe abuse.

See? THIS is the kind of banter I KNEW this thread would produce.... Not name calling but a free exchange of opposing view points and anecdotal evidence with a strong undercurrent of legal hypothesis.
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2014, 02:02:47 PM »
The first video is Glendora Mtn. Rd. riding west from Mt. Baldy Village. It's a very narrow twisty road chock full of debris, blind curves, and douchebags coming at you on your side.

Did that road once and it was the ONLY time in my life I missed having a head on by less than two feet. I was on my concours taking it easy (son on back), dickhead on GSXR hauling ass, comes around a blind corner on my side.  I quick corrected to the inside as he zoomed by almost clipping my left mirror.  He crashed but was OK......
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2014, 02:06:29 PM »
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I guess it depends on who's attorney blows the Judge best.
What? And ruin a perfectly good discussion on a lousy, no riding day?  :nono:  :willy:

We could go full grammar Nazi about apostrophe abuse.

See? THIS is the kind of banter I KNEW this thread would produce.... Not name calling but a free exchange of opposing view points and anecdotal evidence with a strong undercurrent of legal hypothesis.

well, yea... its what we do, right??
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2014, 03:15:50 PM »
:deadhorse:


I guess it depends on who's attorney blows the Judge best.
What? And ruin a perfectly good discussion on a lousy, no riding day?  :nono:  :willy:

We could go full grammar Nazi about apostrophe abuse.

See? THIS is the kind of banter I KNEW this thread would produce.... Not name calling but a free exchange of opposing view points and anecdotal evidence with a strong undercurrent of legal hypothesis.

well, yea... its what we do, right??
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2014, 06:19:45 PM »
And another ..... skip to 3:30



That's what happens when you are so cool you ride with your feet up like you're giving birth.  8) :P

On the first vid, its both their fault for being up there. Seriously its less than a one lane road with no shoulder. Been there, done that, f-that. Having said that it appears the impact was right where the guy filming stopped.
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2014, 06:36:17 PM »


On the first vid, its both their fault for being up there. Seriously its less than a one lane road with no shoulder. Been there, done that, f-that. Having said that it appears the impact was right where the guy filming stopped.

I guess I have to disagree. Width of roadway has nothing to do with it. Ride according to conditions and crap like that doesn't happen. I honestly can't tell if either rider was over center. But I can extrapolate from the squid riders previous corners that at least he was over center.
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2014, 07:09:18 PM »


On the first vid, its both their fault for being up there. Seriously its less than a one lane road with no shoulder. Been there, done that, f-that. Having said that it appears the impact was right where the guy filming stopped.

I guess I have to disagree. Width of roadway has nothing to do with it. Ride according to conditions and crap like that doesn't happen. I honestly can't tell if either rider was over center. But I can extrapolate from the squid riders previous corners that at least he was over center.

You need to look up the term squid.  It usually refers to a rider without gear, which the Ducati rider was not.  You say you can't tell where the crash occurred, yet you KNOW the sportbike was over the center.  :lol:  Nothing like some personal bias there.  I love listening to all the experts in this thread.  It's entertaining.  :D 

For the sake of accuracy I went back and reviewed the footage frame by frame and the bike traveling away from the cameraman (the Ducati) was on his side of the road.  The bike traveling towards the cameraman (the Harley) was left of center relative to his direction of travel.  But what the hell do I know?  I've only been a certified collision reconstructionist for most of my 18 years as a LEO.   :P
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2014, 08:56:53 PM »
.  But what the hell do I know?  I've only been a certified collision reconstructionist for most of my 18 years as a LEO.   :P

and your expert opinion on speeding vs. over the centerline for fault is??
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2014, 11:15:55 PM »
It doesn't matter who's at fault when you are on 2-wheels, whether or not you are speeding or over the center line makes no difference; guess who gets hurt?   No good came of that relationship.
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2014, 06:06:27 AM »
The HD guy's skid lid came off his head. Damn.
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2014, 06:54:28 AM »
.  But what the hell do I know?  I've only been a certified collision reconstructionist for most of my 18 years as a LEO.   :P

and your expert opinion on speeding vs. over the centerline for fault is??

Police do not determine fault.  That's up to the insurance companies.  If I was writing that crash, I'd have put the bike traveling towards the camera (the Harley) as Unit #1.  It's not universal, but usually who we put as #1 is who we believe to be the driver "at fault" and the other vehicle as Unit #2, #3, etc...   Many times both parties did something wrong (which is why we don't use the term accident anymore) and in those cases we try and determine the greater factor with direct causation.  In this case, regardless of how fast Unit #2 is traveling, there is no crash if Unit #1 does not commit a right of center violation.
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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2014, 07:30:57 AM »
The HD guy's skid lid came off his head. Damn.

It's a good thing too or that helmet would've broken his neck.  ;D

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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2014, 10:40:03 AM »

It's a good thing too or that helmet would've broken his neck.  ;D

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Re: What happens when you cross an HD with a Duc?
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2014, 12:04:57 PM »

It's a good thing too or that helmet would've broken his neck.  ;D


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