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gymnast
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Posted - 09/20/2015 :  12:04 PM                       Like
German with English subtitles. Is it fool proof?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTg7PUSVidI

DataDan
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540 Posts
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Central Coast, CA
USA

Yamaha

FJR1300

Posted - 09/20/2015 :  12:47 PM
quote:
Originally posted by gymnast

Is it fool proof?
Just as natural selection enables species to adapt and outwit predators, the foole (I prefer it spelled with a final "e" ala George Carlin) adapts dynamically in ways no engineer can anticipate. Thus his remarkable record in defeating every motorcycle safety intervention yet created.

Edited by - DataDan on 09/20/2015 1:51 PM
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bricksrheavy
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130 Posts


Europe
Croatia

Yamaha

FZ6

Posted - 09/20/2015 :  1:12 PM
There's something about being filmed for TV that throws a man (who is not used to it) "off". I once got into a discussion with a reporter after I got pulled over for a random police DUI checkpoint, and ended up talking about a subject I know little about with great conviction all because I was caught in the bright lights of the camera like a rabbit, or better yet a jackass

Luckily they edited out everything but me saying;"Don't drink and drive"
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bachman1961
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2263 Posts
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colorado springs, co
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Honda

CB750 NightHawk

Posted - 09/21/2015 :  12:40 AM
quote:
Originally posted by gymnast

German with English subtitles. Is it fool proof?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTg7PUSVidI



Thanks for the reminder and posting this. Seen it a few times and it never gets old.
Makes me think of a few things;

When riding a crash-proof motorcycle, why look as you enter a lane of traffic ?

Computerized pilot-less cars will never work because they cannot make a computer as smart as people are stupid.

Caught up in the moment on camera; The lady cued the rider to start the demonstration. She didn't say; "Look before you pull onto the road."
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scottrnelson
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Pleasanton, CA
USA

KTM

990 Adv, XR650L

Posted - 09/21/2015 :  8:53 AM
quote:
Originally posted by bachman1961

Caught up in the moment on camera; The lady cued the rider to start the demonstration. She didn't say; "Look before you pull onto the road."
You're assuming the video was serious. I'm assuming the whole thing was a joke.
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bachman1961
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colorado springs, co
USA

Honda

CB750 NightHawk

Posted - 09/21/2015 :  1:18 PM
Okay Scott, you have a point and I do fall for some punk'd type things once in a while although in my defense, I thought my few points were somewhat flippant if not making light of it.

That last one clearly indicates my attitude of blaming the woman.
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greywolf
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DL650AL2

Posted - 09/21/2015 :  4:39 PM
I happened to have gone through that video frame by frame years ago and have proof it was fake. This is the telling frame. The bike is intact with the truck overlapping it.

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onthebeach
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109 Posts


Arch Cape, Oregon
USA

Suzuki

V-Strom 650 ADV

Posted - 09/21/2015 :  10:03 PM
Yes, agree that the rider does not actually get hit by a truck.
More on that here: http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/new...-the-scenes/

We are straying far from the initial topic, but I have always wondered how does one go through something like this frame by frame? Do you pull the video down and then open with an editing program? I am a novice when it comes to video editing. Probably someone like Mr. Crash finds it a trivial task.
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bachman1961
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2263 Posts
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colorado springs, co
USA

Honda

CB750 NightHawk

Posted - 09/22/2015 :  1:11 AM
Thanks for the update greywolf and the behind the scenes onthebeach.

I'll wait for the expected Onion headline to announce;

Motorcycles are now safer than ever !!
Re; Undercover reporters discover fake crashes resulting in unreliable data.
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Horse
Senior Member
263 Posts


Newbury, Berkshire
United Kingdom

BMW

R850RT

Posted - 09/22/2015 :  3:57 AM
The original 'source':
http://www.saferrider.org/news/2011...illion-hits/
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