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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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OMG this sucks.

Saw this on ADV and had to post it here even though it's not a v.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 12:13 PM
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I just sent that link to my mate. He has a black FJR and a boat.

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Ouch. Now the nanny states will ban bags because they are dangerous.

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Looks like an expensive lesson of why not to ride on walking paths.



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That looks like it hurt. Anyone know what happened to the dude?
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That looks like it hurt. Anyone know what happened to the dude?
He took up sailing after landing in the cockpit.
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Saw this on ADV and had to post it here even though it's not a v.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1c7_1354378358
That's one HELLUVA way to board your boat...!


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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 08:24 AM
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This the reason I do not like the idea of bags that extend out like those. Kinda like a cat in a hole. If the whiskers fit, so will the rest! That drop looks scary as hell. Glad the bike did not land on top of him.
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Watching the video I couldn't help but wonder whether this was staged somehow. Who was doing the filming? What are the odds of someone just filming a random bike rider pulling into a marina as an accident scene unfolds? It just seems a little odd to me.

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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 06:00 PM
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Whether it was staged or not, I would never want to experience anything like that. Damn shame that FJR was damaged like that, I really like those bikes. That or a Connie will be next up on my list.
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He took up sailing after landing in the cockpit.

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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 06:55 PM
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Watching the video I couldn't help but wonder whether this was staged somehow. Who was doing the filming? What are the odds of someone just filming a random bike rider pulling into a marina as an accident scene unfolds? It just seems a little odd to me.
My first take was that this was staged since the video was so good. Then I saw how the rider landed in the boat. That could have been very bad in my opinion.

I do not think that it was faked, but then perhaps someone wanted to ruin a good bike and endanger their life.

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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 08:41 AM
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How come this was filmed in such a good manner ... ?
Lighting is good !
Framing is godd !
Follow thrue is good !
Quality of image is good !
Seems like it's stage to me

But still ... Perfectly waste of fjr


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I kind of thought the camera work seemed staged as well but the accident itself doesn't seem staged. I don't know how you could rehearse that and the chances of getting it just so the first time through is just hard to imagine.
Maybe if I've got some down time I'll take a trip to an FJR forum and see whats going around about it.

EDIT: http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2012/12...ournalist.html
That was a quick search. This may explain why the camera work was good. The camera man was apparently a French journalist doing a piece, so it was a professional camera crew shooting the rider.
I guess that could also explain it being a rigged crash because I don't know what the story was about.
Reading through the story, it does seem to be an accident though.

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I have completed my review of the film. Whatever happen was by accident as the stunt person or person involved did some bad damage to his ass and back.

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I put 80k miles on one of those and it kills me to see one wasted like that.

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I put 80k miles on one of those and it kills me to see one wasted like that.
Yes, but I do not believe it was part of the plan!

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Yes, but I do not believe it was part of the plan!
Affirmative! He just cut it too close to that post and the rest is history.

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I have completed my review of the film. Whatever happen was by accident as the stunt person or person involved did some bad damage to his ass and back.
+1. I doubt anyone would ever attempt such an uncontrolled stunt. My take is that someone on the dock was filming their friend doing what was intended to be a slow scenic driveby at the marina, hit his sidecase and ate sh*t.
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