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post #121 of 213 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by sprorchid View Post
You say that, but until you hit traffic that is stop 'n go, or crawling at 10 mph on the freeway...
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post #122 of 213 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 06:04 PM
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i've been splitting my ass off street or highway this past week or so.

been riding a friends 250 because of the gas ordeal in ny and that thing makes it so easy.

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post #123 of 213 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 06:07 PM
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It's more dangerous, IMO, to sit in traffic gridlock, then to split. Under 25 mph, you'll be fine.

A lot of hypocrites here that say they refuse to split because it's dangerous yet I'm sure they do 100+ regularly out on the street with their way-too-powerful machines.
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post #124 of 213 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 02:18 AM
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Originally Posted by HardRacing View Post
So for all you CALIFORNIA Riders. Do you Split Lanes.?
Yes. Pretty much every time I ride. It will be one of the things I miss most about CA when I leave in two weeks.

Originally Posted by VeX View Post
Yes. Although I respect the speed differential. If traffic is parked (as it often is in San Diego and L.A.) then I'll do 20mph between cars. If traffic is moving up to perhaps 20mph I'll hit 40-50mph. Some fuck faces will do 70mph+ between cars regardless of the speed differential though and that blows my mind.
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Originally Posted by locknload View Post
Lane splitting is just asking for something very bad to happen.
Not to start a fight, but lane sharing is "asking for something bad to happen" as opposed to going how fast on your 12??

Originally Posted by cookiebug79 View Post
I do it. It's fine. Just don't be stupid. There's actually a ton of space between cars, even with the small California lanes. You just have to ride defensively and assume no one sees you. You can tell when someone is going to merge. There's body language and traffic conditions that are pretty obvious. Also, a lot of freeways have carpool lanes that only allow merging in and out of them in certain areas so you can ride/split on the right side of that. The lane rules don't prevent people from merging across the double yellow, but when people do it they usually look around for cops so you can tell they're looking to move. Also remember that sometimes, more throttle or swerving is better than grabbing a ton of brake. Situational awareness is key.
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post #125 of 213 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 03:05 PM
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There is a ton of space b/t lanes for a sportbike. more than a 2 feet on either side.

you don't need to be a squid or a yahoo to lane split in CA. it's just normal out here.

I have split cars on the freeway at +70 speeds b/c they were pacing each other and locking me behind them...

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post #126 of 213 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 03:56 PM
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I split lanes when riding on the street in California. Wouldn't do it here, and I sure as shit wouldn't do it in Washington. Most of those people up there have no rhyme or reason when it comes to changing lanes.

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post #127 of 213 (permalink) Old 10-29-2013, 10:30 PM
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I was actually lane splitting/sharing/filtering today along side a few random commuters on the Long Island Exp (495) in NY (Where its illegal). Most ppl I noticed move over a little to let you pass and are very polite about it, but today i was honked at (urrr, urrr) by some undercover cop and then a few minutes later was almost ran off the road by this dick in a white ford dully. I wasn't speeding or anything just trying to find my way through traffic and do ppl a favor by not driving a car and causing more congestion. Just wish it was legal here...
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post #128 of 213 (permalink) Old 10-29-2013, 10:38 PM
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I'm lane splitting right now at 60 mph. Woooooooooo
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post #129 of 213 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 10:04 AM
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I split on my 250 all the time. Only at low speeds. Usually 20mph or less. Its good for downtown for sure.

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post #130 of 213 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 02:54 PM
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The longer I ride, the more I split, whether it's to the front of a stop light or to get thru moving road blocks, or gridlocked traffic.

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