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Its tough to argue against any safety feature to me but the "know-it-alls" always will.
I don't have ABS or airbags but think ABS for sure is a good idea, not sure about airbags but I think I'd rather fly face (or neck) first into an airbag than the windscreen.


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vaguru said:
Question about air bag deployment-

I had a semi lose a tire cap a couple of months ago in front of me. There was no way to avoid impact with the cap (long story). Impacted at somewhere around 70 mph centered on the front wheel. The cap was curled in a circle at impact and wrapped around the fender, smacked squarely into the lower fairing and all the good stuff underneath.

Does anyone know if the bag would have deployed in this instance?

Just curious as I managed to roll through the situation without going down, was just a "thump". If deployment would be possible in this situation, I'm sure I would have gone down due to loss of control of the bike.
I had exactly the same thing happen to me a couple months ago at around 85mph, the wing just went "bump bump" and kept going. It was dark out and I took my eye off the hwy for a millisecond to change radio station, when I looked back up...there it was a complete tire shred in a full circle on its side. There's alot to be said about riding a 900lb bike! I don't think my CBR(sold) would have faired as well. 2 days ago it happened again except this time I was in my Camry, a couple huge tire chunks hit my front end/bumper leaving a nice dent, I was thankful the bag didn't deploy. They really should make it illegal to use re-treads. I would have missed all the chunks if it were not for the fool in front of me swerving all over the hwy.

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