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Motorcycle crash videos thread - POSSIBLY GRAPHIC!

Post by Nelsonmd » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:14 pm

Just thought I'd post up some of my "favorite" motorcycle crash videos. Most of these will be from Live Leak as youtube is blocked at my work (this is a lunchtime hobby)

I am not in this for gore or anything, I have just found that watching a bunch of motorcycle crash videos has showed some common traits that I feel help me ride safer, so I thought I'd just post up a directory of some of the best videos and compilations.

These may be graphic, and people die in some of them, so fair warning. I have left out some of the most graphic I have seen because they didn't show a unique lesson to learn, but some are still graphic.

The intent here is education, not gore. If it doesn't teach us anything not blatantly obvious, then don't post it, so 2 rules:
1. No stunting videos: We already know that if you are wearing board shorts and doing wheelies, you are going to get road rash.
2. No track/race videos: It's obvious that you shouldn't be riding on the road the way to ride on the track, so track accidents aren't that educational.

Anyway, here are some of the best I have found:

Motorcycles are not as visible, especially for depth - oncoming car passing on a 2-lane
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=80a_1371 ... 1yE0Hrk.16
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3251
Lesson: Ride as if every other driver on the road is trying to kill you. Also, ALWAYS pay attention.

Low siding on a curve:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=9e4_1374363152
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ebe_1370468273
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=dfa_1364272198
Lesson: The road isn't the track, sand, dirt, wet patches, etc can easily cause a low-side. Don't push it on public roads.

Cars turning in front of a motorcycle:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8e6_1291673151
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=37d_1303256749
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=95f_1372632094
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=892_1373636647
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3b3_1368598232
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bb8_1371067348
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ae8_1370130749
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=99c_1360244195
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2a5_1369133058
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=fa6_1371030534
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=678_1334316872
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1. Don't speed on public roads, especially through intersections
2. Cars can't see motorcycle depth and speed as well, can't tell you're speeding.
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Re: Motorcycle crash videos thread - POSSIBLY GRAPHIC!

Post by Nelsonmd » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:14 pm

All cars are trying to kill you:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=89f_1374542857
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d12_1358335488
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=199_1370934357
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=cc3_1366915876
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=376_1361619364
Lesson: Ride as if every other driver on the road is trying to kill you. Also, ALWAYS pay attention.

"Lane splitting"
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=17c_1374165281
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=218_1372873841
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7a6_1369553861
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7a8_1369228654
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c77_1347740817
Lesson: Don't (or be very careful) split lanes (unless you are in CA) and don't go around stopped or slowed vehicles just because you fit by them.

Everyone blames the motorcyclist... Not necessarily crashes, but people treat you with inherent suspicion on a motorcycle
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=99f_1268783676
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bd0_1362175159
Lesson: No lesson, people suck.

Road Rage:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c60_1373918868
Lesson: Check your rage.

Be aware of what's behind you
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=567_1239354498

Misc.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=320_1356666316

And finally, compilations for those that don't want to click alot:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=541_1373758260
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a9c_1373995429
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=dff_1370857880
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=81c_1370819767

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Post by MOzarkRider » Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:50 pm

The first one on cars turning in front of people is crazy!!! That bike must have been going like 80-100 mph it is a blur coming into the screen and the collision flips the car!! :o

The first video is target fixation on the truck.
The second video is cool because the rider looked good in the video on the previous curves and looked confident into the line of the right hand corner but then he saw the cop and freaked out... :laughter: Although it's not funny he should have rode it out as planned an accepted his ticket. Which may not have been a speeding ticket. Those curvy roads often have much higher speed limits than what a rider is capable of. Like deals Gap I believe is 55mph but there it is nearly impossible for a rider of average or even slightly above average skill level to maintain that speed in the corners. Maybe if Valenteno Rossi was ripping up The Dragon.
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Post by MOzarkRider » Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:41 pm

On the Road Rage one... WTF!! what was the motorcyclist doing!!! He wrecked himelf there...
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Post by MOzarkRider » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:13 pm

There are a couple threads I would like to pull over from the ADV forum that are good ones for here. These are two of my favorites mostly due to the critiques. The Killboy Failure Dragon Fest thread does get off topic for a dozen pages or so in the middle but the last 10 pages are pretty good.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.p ... 2&page=227


The rnickymouse failure Mulholland fest Thread has a lot more videos all good though.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.p ... 53&page=10
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Post by mikee112 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:16 pm

MOzarkRider wrote:On the Road Rage one... WTF!! what was the motorcyclist doing!!! He wrecked himelf there...
Then the Guy gets out of his car and checks for damage, before he "casually" walks over to the biker... ha ha ha, gotta love those Russians ;)

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Post by Super-Mario » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:54 pm

Probably my favorite compilation of crashes. Some pretty nasty ones. A lot of the time it is the guy on the bikes fault and some people who just cant drive period.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aoT1Nwo7UI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiykwlajACM
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Post by MOzarkRider » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:14 pm

Super-Mario wrote:Probably my favorite compilation of crashes. Some pretty nasty ones. A lot of the time it is the guy on the bikes fault and some people who just cant drive period.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aoT1Nwo7UI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiykwlajACM
They're sooooo long.....
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Post by Nelsonmd » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:31 am

Here's a new one, almost comical.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bec_1375275384
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Post by 1Oldman » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:36 am

Guy sure had a good front brake. :o
Better to be over the hill than under it.

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