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Old 03-29-2011, 01:56 AM   #556
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I don't see an R100GS doing a flip if you drop the clutch... Maybe on a steep up hill at full throttle.
my dads bmw ex police r80 did when he stoped at a orange light as it went to red and a car went in to the back of his bike.
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:07 AM   #557
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Good thread, have not read all of it so if this is 205...sorry.

Animals:
If you can eat it in one sitting without leaving the table...hit it.

Intersections:
Don't look at the driver look at the wheels, a turning wheel never lies.

Never nudge ya granny when she's shaving.
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:04 AM   #558
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Never nudge ya granny when she's shaving.
Shaving what?
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:05 AM   #559
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Good thread, have not read all of it so if this is 205...sorry.

Animals:
If you can eat it in one sitting without leaving the table...hit it.

Intersections:
Don't look at the driver look at the wheels, a turning wheel never lies.

Never nudge ya granny when she's shaving.

I like these.

Except for the shaving part . . .
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:51 AM   #560
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Back off or Blast off....do not tailgate!

Reasons to Back off...
two second rule
road debris harder to see
people tend to tailgate tailgaters
more escape options
better lines of sight

Reasons to Blast off...
pass the idiot ahead of you
need for speed
can't wait
in a hurry
safer than tailgating

Conditions always change, be patient and flexible.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:20 AM   #561
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When mass goes higher so does the center of gravity. Basic stuff. Stop with the folly.
Dakez gets it. Basic physics here. For god's sake, don't post something that you don't know to be true.

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- If a rider is knocking on his helmet coming at you, slow down. COPS!Ahead
Or, better yet, ride at at the limit so you don't have to worry.

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- New tires are very slippery, know your tire pressure.
Or use a green dish scrubbie to rub the crap off a new tire.


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- Its true a louder bike is better seen :)
Total and utter cruiser-moron-compensator garbage. Don't post drivel. The only place the sound of a loud bike goes is behind, not in front. It annoys neighbours, and causes the rest of us to have diminished rights.

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- Hide some stash cash under your seat - you never know.
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If you can eat it in one sitting without leaving the table...hit it.
Or more accurately, don't be afraid to hit it if that's the only option.

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Don't look at the driver look at the wheels, a turning wheel never lies.
Wholehearted agreement.
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:35 PM   #562
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Shaving what?
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:22 AM   #563
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Just because the throttle will open that far doesn't mean you have to do it.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:58 AM   #564
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One of my best friends told me, years before I started riding, to keep as much space as possible between you and another vehicle. Sounds simple, but it's pretty hard for a car to hit you if it's 50 yards away
I told something to this effect after getting pulled over by a chp and he didn't buy it. I came out of the 110/5 interchange going north on the 5 in l.a. and there were a bunch of tailgating/speeding semis behind and 5 lanes of traffic all speeding. I needed space so I gunned it and got the radar doing about 85 or something. I told the cop I needed to gain some space behind me from the speeding vehicles and I felt, in my 25 plus years of riding experience that I did the safe and right thing and that if in the situation again I would do it again. This arrogant cop told me that since I told him I would do it again he had to keep me there until I promised I would not do it again. He went into power trip mode and made me admit I was wrong before giving me a ticket and letting me go. We went back and fourth on this for a good 10 minutes before I decided not to waste any more time on this rookie punk. If I ever get tailgated and there is nowhere to pullover safely or it's simply too dangerous to go the speedlimit on the highway I'll always speed to gain some distance of the cars behind me and I'm a very conservative(in a driving safety sense)/mellow rider.
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:11 PM   #565
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A good horn / horns (loud, deep, sounds-like-a-70s-GM-product) can extend that space, while braking, swerving, etc.
I would like to second and re-emphasize the importance of your horn. Not only are good horns important, knowing how to use them is just as important. When I ride, breaks, turn-signals, even my bmw esa (electronic stability adjustment or whatever) are second nature and I can hit them on the fly no problem. However, whenever I need my horn, I can't find it and I always kick myself in the ass for not having already mastered that function because when you need it you really need it and in some places one can ride weeks or months without ever needing it. Practice with your horn. Play with it, honk with it when it's not necessary until you know you'll find it when you need it. It's a life saver when a car doesn't see you and there little room for escape or just making sure a car sees you when you're not sure. The horn is easy to forget. I thought I mastered it after spending a few weeks in Mexico City where I seemed to be blowing it all day long. However when I got home and didn't need it for 2 or 3 months, bam, forgot how to use it. So, make it your friend and honk honk honk.

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Old 04-15-2011, 02:28 PM   #566
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I would like to second and re-emphasize the importance of your horn. Not only are good horns important, knowing how to use them is just as important. When I ride, breaks, turn-signals, even my bmw esa (electronic stability adjustment or whatever) are second nature and I can hit them on the fly no problem. However, whenever I need my horn, I can't find it and I always kick myself in the ass for not having already mastered that function because when you need it you really need it and in some places one can ride weeks or months without ever needing it. Practice with your horn. Play with it, honk with it when it's not necessary until you know you'll find it when you need it. It's a life saver when a car doesn't see you and there little room for escape or just making sure a car sees you when you're not sure. The horn is easy to forget. I thought I mastered it after spending a few weeks in Mexico City where I seemed to be blowing it all day long. However when I got home and didn't need it for 2 or 3 months, bam, forgot how to use it. So, make it your friend and honk honk honk.

Silly guy. Horns are for not. Use your throttle or your brakes to get out of the way. (or just stop being in the way to begin with) n00bs should be taught to ignore horns IMO.
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:31 PM   #567
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Silly guy. Horns are for not. Use your throttle or your brakes to get out of the way. (or just stop being in the way to begin with) n00bs should be taught to ignore horns IMO.
bullshit.
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:54 PM   #568
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bullshit.
If you have time to honk a horn then you have time to take other more beneficial evasive maneuvers. The last thing a new rider should think about is tooting a horn.
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:17 PM   #569
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If you have time to honk a horn then you have time to take other more beneficial evasive maneuvers. The last thing a new rider should think about is tooting a horn.
My point exactly you said "have time" and "think about". One shouldn't have to "think" about anything all these motorcycle functions should be 2nd nature and should be employed as needed. Your odometer tell me you spend more time typing than riding.
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:02 PM   #570
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I agree that horns are not for emergencies nor do they take the place of other avoidance maneuvers. Horns have their place, though. For instance, when you're not sure if a pedestrian is going to step off the curb, you can give a quick blast without giving up any of your other options. Or when someone up ahead starts to back out of a parking space. There are enough uses that make it a good tool. It's like high viz gear- if someone notices you and stays out of your way, that's a good thing- you just don't count on it happening.



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