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At least the axles are staying in place. :rolleyes:
 

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I got this in an e-mail

Associated Press Financial Wire
March 31, 2009 Tuesday 2:25 PM GMT
Off-road vehicles recalled after 46 deaths
BYLINE: By NATASHA T. METZLER, Associated Press Writer
SECTION: BUSINESS NEWS
LENGTH: 238 words
DATELINE: WASHINGTON
Yamaha Motor Corp. USA recalled about 120,000 off-highway recreational vehicles for repairs Tuesday, after two models were involved in 46 deaths.
The two-passenger vehicles are designed for drivers over 16 years old with valid drivers licenses, although some reported deaths involved younger children who were passengers or who operated the vehicles against recommendations, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall.
All Rhino 450 and 660 model vehicles were recalled for repairs designed to prevent accidents that resulted in 46 deaths and hundreds of injuries. The reported deaths occurred between the fall of 2003, when the vehicles were first distributed, through this year.
More than two-thirds of the incidents were rollovers. According to the CPSC many of these involved turns on level ground at relatively slow speeds. A number of incidents also involved riders not wearing seat belts.
The repairs are designed to reduce rollover risk, as well as to improve handling and keep riders' limbs inside the vehicles.
Rhino 450 and 660 owners should stop using these vehicles and call their local dealer to schedule an appointment for repairs. They can also receive a free helmet.
Sales of these vehicles have also been suspended for repairs.
This is the first government recall of this category of recreational vehicle.
For more details, call Yamaha at 800-962-7926.
On the Net: http://www.cpsc.gov
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Sue happy people suck, I don't see suing Yamaha for a riding accident?

I have heard Arctic Cat riders are more dedicated to the ride, if you will.

Arctic Cat also does not get the wannabe riders who make the spur of the moment purchase. They say this type of rider usually buys the Rhino.
These are also the new riders that usually sue.

Its sad for Yamaha, The Rhino is a great product.
 

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I would bet that half of the accidents are caused from DUI as well.
 

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All of these side by sides are so much fun.I really don't care what brand they are.You usually see people having fun and enjoying themselves a lot.This is not good because i am sure this will hold Yamaha back from making anything more than a seven hundred cc model for awhile.
Very similar to Honda's deal with the atc i am sure.I don't think honda ever recovered in the atv world after that.Again Sue happy people not taking responsibility for there actions.
Sue happy people suck, I don't see suing Yamaha for a riding accident?

I have heard Arctic Cat riders are more dedicated to the ride, if you will.

Arctic Cat also does not get the wannabe riders who make the spur of the moment purchase. They say this type of rider usually buys the Rhino.
These are also the new riders that usually sue.

Its sad for Yamaha, The Rhino is a great product.


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Alot of Americans are fat, lazy F*uckers that think they all deserve everything w/o working for it (and want it yesterday)...Look at the housing BS mess now...You would think that if you made 15 dollars an hour that a 400+K house is a bit outta your f*ckin price range...a$$holes. I am a fat american but at least i work my a$$ off for my stuff and i dont live beyond my means. Now while i am stuck bailing out the poor and every other a$$hole who thought he could actually afford a 1/2 million dollar house on 50K a year, my house is worth half what it was and since i pay my bills and my credit is good i cant refi, instead i pay for a house that is worth 1/2 what i bought it for..i'm about a step away from not paying for taxes to a government that has decided its best interest is itself and the f*ckin bankers that got us into this mess. and i aint buyin an american car, dont get me started on that one....guess i'm a BAD american.....ok..i feel better ... thanks..:D

oh and i agree, honda killed the ATC cuz of that crap. I agree Chris, this sport kicks a$$ and we dont need dumba$$es in it.
 

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Jeez Split

Maybe you should move to Europe or Mexico. :)

* I feel insulted when you say that "Americans are fat, lazy F*uckers" that think they all deserve everything w/o working for it (and want it yesterday)...You are wrong... I want it a week ago. :)

I know what you mean because it gets my blood cooking as well but that statement you made kind of puts all Americans into a category that I don't want to be in. I agree that these people suing the manufacturer for their stupidity is unfair and it pisses me off to. I think this problem exists in many countries and not just in the USA.


* I no longer feel insulted. Split changed his choice of words from "Americans" to Alot of "Americans". Well spoken Split.....Now I have to get back to the couch for some Cheetos and Playstation. :D
 

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I just got in a car accident not to long ago, and the other persons fault and that person died, it was horrible.

When i went to file my claim for my Rhino that was totaled and my AC that had minor damage. The other insurance company basically told me i would have to just give them my lawyers info to settle as fast as possible.

It was hard for them to settle my claim or fix my Rhino without me suing them first. It was all about a fatality in the accident, they couldn't believe I just wanted my **** fixed:confused:

They offered me 9k, and told me I would have to sue for more money than that. I gave them receipts for 40k. They stalled and did nothing while they reviewed this information for about 2 months.

Well I had my own Insurance and My insurance company paid me out 20 plus for the repairs within a month.

I am proud that i didn't sue that poor guy who lost his wife! But I have wondered what that check amount would have been$$$$$
 

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ok i changed it 121..hhaha..you were right.. Not everyone can be lumped into that, i know alot of people that are not like that..but i'm still fat.. :(

dang that really sucks glamprwlr...i cant imagine. I think the check would have been less then you think though, something about lawyers and 30+ percent makes me think that...

I think there is a time and a place for suing, i just think people now a days are all about the quick buck and if that means suing, 8/10 people will. Course i am just stupid...when the lottery hits 100 million i put down 2 bucks on the "stupid human tax"...
 

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It all boils down to people not taking responsibilty for their own actions. And it seems to be getting worse and worse as time goes on. From door dings in the parking lots to big accidents.
 

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I know you were just venting we all do it. I need to lose about 20 extra pounds myself. I share your frustrations and we probably think alike. I fear for our country and the direction it has gone in the last few years. I remember the good old days when it was safe to ride your bmx bike 12 miles to go to the mall and this was at 10 years old. Heck we even did it at night with out thinking twice about it. My only fear as a kid was the freaky ice cream man that sold firecrackers and porn. Man did he rip me off for the 1979 playboy issue. :D


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I respect what you did in your situation. My brother was hit by a car in high school on his bike and told the lady not to worry about it. A year later he had major problems from his injuries and it cost my parents dearly. He didn't want to sue or cause the lady any trouble. In retrospect he probably should have taken her info and let her insurance pay the medical bills.
 

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Here you guys go
It's time again for the annual 'Stella Awards'! For those unfamiliar with
these awards, they are named
after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and
successfully sued the McDonald's
in New Mexico where she purchased the coffee. You remember, she took the lid
off the coffee and put it
between her knees while she was driving.. Who would ever think one could get
burned doing that, right?

That's right; these are awards for the most outlandish lawsuits and verdicts
in the U.S . You know, the kinds
of cases that make you scratch your head. So keep your head scratcher handy.

Here are the Stella's for the past year:



7TH PLACE :

Kathleen Robertson of Austin , Texas was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her
peers after breaking her
ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store. The
store owners were understandably
surprised by the verdict, considering the running toddler was her own son.


6TH PLACE :

Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles , California won $74,000 plus medical
expenses when his neighbor ran
over his hand with a Honda Accord. Truman apparently didn't notice there was
someone at the wheel of the
car when he was trying to steal his neighbor's hubcaps.

Go ahead, grab your head scratcher.


5TH PLACE :

Terrence Dickson, of Bristol , Pennsylvania , who was leaving a house he had
just burglarized by way of the

garage. Unfortunately for Dickson, the automatic garage door opener
malfunctioned and he could no t get
the garage door to open. Worse, he couldn't re-enter the house because the
door connecting the garage to
the house locked when Dickson pulled it shut. Forced to sit for eight, count
'em, EIGHT, days on a case of
Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he sued the homeowner's insurance
company claiming undue mental
Anguish.

Amazingly, the jury said the insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000 for
his anguish. We should all
have this kind of anguish. Keep scratching. There are more...



4TH PLACE :

Jerry Williams, of Little Rock , Arkansas , garnered 4th Place in the
Stella's when he was awarded $14,500
plus medical expenses after being bitten on the butt y his next door
neighbor's beagle - even though the
beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard. Williams did not get as
much as he asked for because
the jury believed the beagle might have been provoked at the time of the
butt bite beca use Williams had
climbed over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog with a
pellet gun.

Grrrrr . Scratch, scratch.



3RD PLACE :

Amber Carson of Lancaster , Pennsylvania because a jury ordered a
Philadelphia restaurant to pay her
$113,500 after she slipped on a spilled soft drink and broke her tailbone.
The reason the soft drink was on
the floor: Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier
during an argument What ever
happened to people being responsible for their own actions?

Scratch, scratch, scratch. Hang in there; there are only two more Stellas to
go...


2ND PLACE :

Kara Walton, of Claymont , Delaware sued the owner of a night club in a
nearby city because she fell from
the bathroom window to the floor, knocking out her two front teeth. Even
though Ms. Walton was trying to
sneak through the ladies room window to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge,
the jury said the night club
had to pay her $12,000....oh, yeah, plus dental expenses Go figure..




1ST PLACE : (May I have a fanfare played on 50 kazoos please ?)

This year's runaway First Place Stella Award winner was Mrs. Merv Grazinski,
of Oklahoma City , Oklahoma ,
who purchased a new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home,
from an OU football game, having

driven on to the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly
left the driver's seat to go to
the back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the
motor home left the freeway,
crashed and overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago
for not putting in the
owner's manual that she couldn't actually leave the driver's seat while the
cruise control was set . The
Oklahoma jury awarded her, are you sitting down,
$1,750,000 PLUS a new motor home. Winnebago actually
changed their manuals as a result of this suit, just
incase Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also
buy a motor home.


Are we, as a society, getting more stupid...? Ya Think??!!

More than a few of our judge's elevators don't go to the top floor either!



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lol that pretty good

This has happened to me before, not for 8 days but for a hour or so when I was a kid

5TH PLACE :

Terrence Dickson, of Bristol , Pennsylvania , who was leaving a house he had

just burglarized by way of the

garage. Unfortunately for Dickson, the automatic garage door opener
malfunctioned and he could no t get
the garage door to open. Worse, he couldn't re-enter the house because the
door connecting the garage to
the house locked when Dickson pulled it shut. Forced to sit for eight, count
'em, EIGHT, days on a case of
Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he sued the homeowner's insurance
company claiming undue mental
Anguish.

Amazingly, the jury said the insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000 for
his anguish. We should all
have this kind of anguish. Keep scratching. There are more...
 

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That should have been worth atleast 25000.00.
lol that pretty good

This has happened to me before, not for 8 days but for a hour or so when I was a kid

5TH PLACE :

Terrence Dickson, of Bristol , Pennsylvania , who was leaving a house he had
just burglarized by way of the

garage. Unfortunately for Dickson, the automatic garage door opener
malfunctioned and he could no t get
the garage door to open. Worse, he couldn't re-enter the house because the
door connecting the garage to
the house locked when Dickson pulled it shut. Forced to sit for eight, count
'em, EIGHT, days on a case of
Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he sued the homeowner's insurance
company claiming undue mental
Anguish.

Amazingly, the jury said the insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000 for
his anguish. We should all
have this kind of anguish. Keep scratching. There are more...


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The frustraion is well justified. Oh such angry people. lol We just need to remember this stuff the next election when some of us feel the need to vote for change.
 
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