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Old 08-10-2011, 07:10 PM   #211
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I had a pick up pull out in front of me Friday, and a guy look me right in the eye and u turn in front of me Saturday.

Think I'm getting one of those loud ass horns soon.

STOP Looking at their eyes.

Whatch the wheels. Wheels NEVER lie.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:52 PM   #212
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On my way home after work I was stopped at a light to go straight with a beater in the left turn lane next to me. The beaters got all the windows rolled down, probably no a/c, and a nice enough looking redneck kid in the passenger seat. Anyway I'm stopped for all of a second and he's eyeing the bike and says with a smile, "Trade ya!" I just nod and smile and he does the same. Then I flipped the shield up, noticing he's got a 20-something girl driving and I say, "Well, let me get another look at that driver". He starts laughing and the light turns green. As I pull across the street I could see in my rearview his girlfrieng punching him in the arm. That's the kind of thing I like on my commute.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:22 PM   #213
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I had a pick up pull out in front of me Friday, and a guy look me right in the eye and u turn in front of me Saturday.

Think I'm getting one of those loud ass horns soon.
Don't waste a split second on the horn when you need to be swerving or braking. The horn is great, but it takes time that you might need to get clear.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:46 PM   #214
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Want the horn for when I pass them later. Not as satisfying as kicking the mirror off the driver's door but safer.
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:54 PM   #215
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Whatch the wheels. Wheels NEVER lie.

Except for those bastards who never come to a complete stop and sit there creeping forward the whole time you are approaching...
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:11 PM   #216
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Don't waste a split second on the horn when you need to be swerving or braking. The horn is great, but it takes time that you might need to get clear.
Doesn't take much effort to swivel my thumb over to the horn button. Besides, one of the most frequent times I use the horn is when I know that people are about to merge over to my lane slowly, and figure I'll just meekly get out of their way.

Lean on the horn and look at them. Usually startles them enough. If not, I use my left hand (usually) and give a "Git the fuck back!" signal. Just not with my middle finger, as I'm pretty identifiable.
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:58 PM   #217
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Came to a stop at a red light, with traffic all around me. Three lanes each direction. I stopped in the far right track of the center lane. I was keeping tabs on the cars behind me via my mirrors when I noticed something a little out of place. The car behind me was trying to pull up alongside me and lane-share with me. Mind you there are cars already stopped to both sides. She was actually edging her car into the left lane and getting CRAZY close to the other cars in order to pull up alongside me.

She kept creeping up and I kept watching. Slowly, slowly she crept up. Her front bumper passed my rear wheel, and she oh-so-slowly kept creeping forward. I turned around and gave her a "WTF?" expression. She stopped the car just as her front bumper lined up about with my front axle. A moment later she honked her horn. I figured she was just being a bitch so I ignored her. She honked again, rolled down her passenger-side window, and shouted something at me.

I flipped up my visor, turned around, and said, "What?"

She shouted it again but I still didn't catch it.

I said, "WHAT?"

She yelled with a heavy foreign accent, "WHERE IS THE FREEWAY!?"

Maybe you had to be there but I thought it was pretty damn funny how the foreigner felt more comfortable maneuvering forth and asking the motorcyclist instead of just getting the attention of an adjacent car driver.

Holy crap! This happened to me several months ago, but I never thought to type it here. I completely forgot about it.

Except, there are a few differences. I was riding with my uncle, so we're two abreast on a two lane road that intersects with a major highway. Stop signs, no traffic lights. So we're about three cars back from the stop sign, and I see this older lady in a huge SUV just roll closer and closer to me. WTF?! I'm thinking. She then squeezes in between me and the shoulder...I about freaked out, but realized that the car in front of me was too close to the shoulder for me to squeeze through without leaving a huge scratch down her door, and plus, that'd be leaving my uncle behind. So I try to get as close to my uncle as possible, and we're both looking at each other, and back at her flabbergasted. She rolls down her window. "Excuse me! Excuse me!" I thought that I was about to get a comment on my "interesting" riding techniques, and I was prepared to use a few choice words. Instead, I hear "Is that big road up ahead US17?"

Ended up she had to do a U-Turn...which of course she did through the other cars, and back to the light. Still wrapping my head around that one. What kind of morons think it's ok to disrupt traffic like that just to ask for directions. PULL OVER or go to a gas station or something. If it's a multilane highway and we're at a light or something, sure, I don't care, I'll be more than happy to help. But STAY IN YOUR LANE >,>.
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:26 PM   #218
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On the way to work two days ago, I pulled into the Seven Eleven, by where I normally enter the Interstate, to fill up with gas and buy a few snacks for work. There are a couple of cars at the pumps, but six of the eight pump locations are free so I pull up to what turns out to be pump number four. I turn off the engine, dismount, remove my helmet and gloves and prepare to fill my tank. I swiped my credit card, the pump accepts it, and I proceed to dispense the gas into my tank.

On average my fill-ups will run about $15.00, so I'm watching the pump display to know when to relax my grip on the nozzle to slow the flow of gasoline. I was surprised when, as the display approached five dollars, the fuel flow diminished on its own and then cut off completely at $5.00. I'm thinking WTH has happened? Why did it cut off? As I'm puzzling over this, I hear a woman off to my left, asking in broken, accented english, if I'm done? I look over and see a woman standing there with a small gas can in her hand. I'm a little bit miffed that with five other unoccupied pumps to choose from she wants me to move so she can fill her can at pump four.

I told her no, I wasn't done and suggest she use one of the other pumps. She then tells me she can't because she went inside and prepaid $5.00 on pump number four. It now becomes clear why the pump cut off at $5.00. As I pulled up to the pump, she was parking in front of the store, and walking inside. Then without bothering to check which pumps where and where not in use, told the clerk she wanted $5.00 on pump number four. The clerk inside, either didn't look to see if pump four was in use, or if he did, thought the $5.00 was for me. So just after I had swiped my credit card, the clerk overrides my purchase with her $5.00 prepay.

I told her that I planned to stay where I was and finish filling my motorcycle and she was just going to have to go back inside and ask the clerk to switch her prepay to another pump. I also suggested to her that the next time she plans to do a prepay, park her car at the pump she plans to use before going inside to set it up.

To end the story, the clerk came out and apologized for the foul-up and asked how to resolve the issue that her $5.00 prepay was now in the tank of my motorcycle. I told him to just set it up on any other available pump and I would come inside and take care of it when I purchased my snacks. So at the end of the day, I end up with $15.00 in my tank -- $5.00 paid for by the gas-pump etiquette challanged lady and $10.00 paid for by me. She ends up with $5.00 in her gas can, paid for by me.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:18 PM   #219
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Riding down then 280 freeway on my KTM today with My Girlfriend on her GSXR750 in front of me. We come up on some traffic and ease up. I look to my Left just in time to get flashed by this little brunnette. Damn near wrecked tryin to get a better look. My Girl asked wat happened and I told her and she was rollin laughin.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:26 PM   #220
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I had a pick up pull out in front of me Friday, and a guy look me right in the eye and u turn in front of me Saturday.

Think I'm getting one of those loud ass horns soon.
I had one pull out in front of me, And as he was in front of me, mouthed "mother fucker" or something along those lines. He saw me, and went anyway. Took everything i had not to pull a U-turn and unleash my MX boots on the side of his truck.

I really, really hate Akron. Most hostile drivers I've ever came across. There is a huge biker gang, and stunter presence in this area, and i think that's where it comes from.

I can't wait to move out of this shithole. I'm either going to end up dead or in jail if i don't.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:04 AM   #221
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Good luck with that: Stebel = PoS

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Sounds like you could have lots of fun if you hung a Stebel airhorn on the bike.....
As long as you don't mind the PoS quitting about 6 weeks after you install it...even sooner if you even think about riding anywhere near any water or mud (regardless of how well you position it).

Had 2 fail under warranty. They simply won't last on an ADV bike that's actually used in wet and dirty conditions.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:19 AM   #222
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As long as you don't mind the PoS quitting about 6 weeks after you install it...even sooner if you even think about riding anywhere near any water or mud (regardless of how well you position it).

Had 2 fail under warranty. They simply won't last on an ADV bike that's actually used in wet and dirty conditions.
Did you run a hose from the intake up and under the tank and mount it upright with the two horns pointing down in a place where the front wheel can't throw mud and water on it?
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:14 AM   #223
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STOP Looking at their eyes.

Whatch the wheels. Wheels NEVER lie.
Don't forget those damn spinning rims. Glad to see their popularity is declining.
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:47 AM   #224
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Don't forget those damn spinning rims. Glad to see their popularity is declining.
Yeah, now they're being replaced with the 22 and 24 inch rims....though now that putting spinners on THOSE is getting cheaper, they're becoming a little bit more common. At least in my part of the neighborhood, which...isn't a good part of the neighborhood.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:15 AM   #225
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Up here, they used to kill each other for their sneakers. Now they do it for "rims". It was a busy weekend, 17 shot, 7 dead in Detroit.......
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