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Old 07-22-2013, 11:28 AM   #36316
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You could have the seller run it up to Street Cycles in Falmouth for a look over for you. They are a BMW dealer.
I think I may do that. Thanks.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:49 PM   #36317
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it was a little upsetting at first, seeing the bike drift towards us but he shifted several times and I realized what the rider was doing
Bikes are small and don't equate to car size. Car sized objects create a certain fear in people so they tend to pay more attention. I know that is arguable but we're talking about giving yourself the best possible chance of being seen.

Odd or big movement gets scrutiny most of the time. I usually only grab the opposite third of the lane just once and hope for the best.

If a car is directly behind me I'm less likely to feel the need to make my presence known with the lane shift thing. If the car is close and pacing me I treat it as kind of a beacon.

Anyway, it's all a crap shoot. Just makes me feel in control of my environment a little more.

I tried flashing cars once years ago to get their attention. I only did that one time. That guy took it as permission to go.

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Old 07-22-2013, 01:41 PM   #36318
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I have been doing that for years under those conditions. Glad to know it works.
+1

A moving object is more likely to get their attention. Yes, I realize you're already a moving object, but the movement of something coming straight toward you is much more difficult to detect.

Saw an interesting documentary recently regarding eyesight. Recent research indicates that only a fraction (about 20% iirc) of what the mind sees is actually coming from the eyes - the rest is generated by other areas of the brain.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:46 PM   #36319
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Hi,

I need some help from someone in Maine, Cape Elizabeth exactly. I need a BMW rider to check out a bike for me. I'll compensate time and gas of course. I'd do it myself, but the commute from Los Angeles, CA to Maine this time of day.
I bought a bike that was 2500 miles away. Once I had everything else worked out with the seller, the last step was for him to take it to a bike shop in Phoenix where it was inspected for me. I paid them about $50 for a thorough inspection and talked to them on the phone as they were looking the bike over. Then they stored it for me for a few weeks until I was able to pick it up and ride off into the desert.

Call Street Cycles as suggested - they should be able to help you out.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:37 PM   #36320
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I tried flashing cars once years ago to get their attention. I only did that one time. That guy took it as permission to go.
I had the same experience once.

Had a douche do a u-turn in front of me today. Not the first time that's happened either. Only remedy for that seems to be to pucker. A lot!

He new exactly how I felt about his driving.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:02 PM   #36321
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SE in Naples this morning ?

On my way back to NH this morning I waved to what I think was a SE950 at about 7:30AM in Naples. I was on a packed silver 950ADV.

Not that many of either bikes around, so I was wondering who it was? Anyone know?
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:24 PM   #36322
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I tried flashing cars once years ago to get their attention. I only did that one time. That guy took it as permission to go.
OMG...I almost whacked a bike a couple weeks ago - I guess they had one of those auto-flashing headlight things. I was in my car and said, 'why is he letting me go, I don't have the right of way'. Started to pull out then realized the flashing was way too precise...

F'er would have hurt my MINI...
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:46 PM   #36323
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Think maybe more miles coulda been had...

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Old 07-22-2013, 06:37 PM   #36324
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Think maybe more miles coulda been had...

i would have flipped them over and used the other side
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:22 PM   #36325
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i would have flipped them over and used the other side
I almost PM'd you to ask which side of the disc they go on but I figgered it out.




They actually started out in pretty good shape before Ontario. Seems the mud up there liked to eat pads for some reason. Lot's-0-folks had to find them up there.

I'll just keep these for spares now.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:42 PM   #36326
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Think maybe more miles coulda been had...

Just put a new set on and bought a new set just to put in the bottom of the tail box...don't take up much room but sure nice to have when needed unexpectedly....
Friends from NB did the translab (ccw) last year. One rider had new boots and didn't realize they were putting slight pressure on the rear brake pedal and wound up needing new pads when none were around till they got down to Matane..
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:51 PM   #36327
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Think maybe more miles coulda been had...

Those actually look pretty good compared to the ones I replaced on the rear of the GS halfway to AZ last January.
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:14 AM   #36328
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I'll just keep these for spares now.
Please tell me you're kidding.
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:38 AM   #36329
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Please tell me you're kidding.


Traveling light. Gotta be saving at least as much weight as I did by cutting off the handle of my toothbrush.
Not to mention the space savings...

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Old 07-23-2013, 04:18 AM   #36330
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Yer numb - who packs a toothbrush for a road trip!?

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