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Old February 28th @ 07:11 pm   #1
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 2008 YZF R6,2001 RC51,1985 VF1000 R,2012 BWM S1000RR
A couple of weeks ago I went on the Bordello Poker Run and during the event an accident involving some members of the Gent's went down. Two of their people sustained some injuries and are out of work, with no insurance coverage for the injuries they incurred, a broken collarbone on one and the other lost a foot. So at the next three TWT I will be asking on behalf of the Gent's that requested our help for donations to help these folks pay for their medical bills as a result of their accident. Any and all donations will be gladly accepted and Thank You in advance for your support of these fallen riders.

 
 
Old March 1st @ 09:06 am   #2
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 06 1000 rr bone stock 01 F4I
Sounds good to me
 
 
Old March 1st @ 08:17 pm   #3
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From: BOISE IDAHO

Motorcycle: YAMAHA '06 FZ6, 2000 XT 225
Not to sound like a hard ass, but they shouldn't have been riding if they didn't have any medical insurance.

Motorcycles are dangerous: you accept the risk, you have to weigh in the consequences. Of course you can minimize the risk such as wearing more protective gear, taking a safety course as a refresher, etc, etc.

Make sure everyone is well insured! This includes Life Insurance! Nothing worse than leaving love ones behind grieving for your loss, then have to cope with all of the financial cost for burial, loss of income, bills, etc, etc. Be a responsible rider.

You mentioned club, did this organize ride have the riders sign a waiver form? I've gone on some orgainzed rides with Harley and they have you sign a waiver form for liability purposes just in case something like this happens If somebody is at fault, it could be the club for allowing riders who shouldn't have been there to begin with. Not saying that anyone was, just the possibility Did all of the riders have an M endorsement? Did they have the proper papers, were they riding illegallly?

Maybe the people who were involved has a legal case? I'm definately not a lawyer so I'm not sure if they can go anywhere with this. But definatley something to think about for everyone who decides to participate on an orgainized group sanctioned ride. You just never know what kind of skills & ability the rider behind you has or if he or she is riding legal or not. As a forum member, anyone can sign up and tag along.
 
 
Old March 4th @ 08:46 pm   #4
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From: north carolina

Motorcycle: 2006 cbr 600rr
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Originally Posted by VEGASRIDER View Post
Not to sound like a hard ass, but they shouldn't have been riding if they didn't have any medical insurance.

Motorcycles are dangerous: you accept the risk, you have to weigh in the consequences. Of course you can minimize the risk such as wearing more protective gear, taking a safety course as a refresher, etc, etc.

Make sure everyone is well insured! This includes Life Insurance! Nothing worse than leaving love ones behind grieving for your loss, then have to cope with all of the financial cost for burial, loss of income, bills, etc, etc. Be a responsible rider.

You mentioned club, did this organize ride have the riders sign a waiver form? I've gone on some orgainzed rides with Harley and they have you sign a waiver form for liability purposes just in case something like this happens If somebody is at fault, it could be the club for allowing riders who shouldn't have been there to begin with. Not saying that anyone was, just the possibility Did all of the riders have an M endorsement? Did they have the proper papers, were they riding illegallly?

Maybe the people who were involved has a legal case? I'm definately not a lawyer so I'm not sure if they can go anywhere with this. But definatley something to think about for everyone who decides to participate on an orgainized group sanctioned ride. You just never know what kind of skills & ability the rider behind you has or if he or she is riding legal or not. As a forum member, anyone can sign up and tag along.
you know, when i first read this, i was thinking...... what a jerk.

but after thinking about it for a day. i have came to understand your point of view and agree with it. to be honest, ive always had great health insurance through my union and always had full coverage on all my vehicles.
your right, why ride without insurance? to leave your family suffering in more ways then just the loss of a father or a mother a daughter or a son, an uncle a grandpa or grandma....etc etc. it makes sense, but you yourself said that there is a high % of people out here riding illegally or under insured. so if someone is riding with out both kinds of insurance, are we supposed to be surprised? im not jumping on your case, you just made me realize and be thankful that i have insurance. as alot of people arent so lucky.
 
 
Old March 8th @ 04:39 pm   #5
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From: NLV

Motorcycle: GSXR-1000
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