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post #21 of 192 (permalink) Old 02-15-2011, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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By bumping the starter do you mean trying to start the engine when it's already cranked?
I would imagine so.

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Looking at the idiot on the orange bike flailing his arms around is good enough for me. At least they will make eye contact whilst they run me over

Like I said, I just do them in conjunction with my signal lights so try and make myself/my intentions more noticeable.
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As far as the waiting 3 seconds before taking off, aren't you supposed to check both ways before entering an intersection no matter what the light color? Usually you can see the people trying to catch the last bit of the light.
no matter the light color? I doubt you should be doing that when the light has been green for a while. Seems like it unnecessarily takes your attention off the road.

But looking both ways before entering the intersection when its just turned green, not a bad idea. Added

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"oh herro your honorbrel honor. I no speed on your highray."
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Keeping on eye on cross traffic at any intersection should be part of S.E.E. to make sure someone isn't trying to run the red because he doesn't see a motorcycle coming down the road as easily as a car.

I see you made it back to Rockford safely, bb. Thanks for coming out to the show and hitting up the brewery with us.


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Yup, actually down in Indianapolis right now on business.
Thanks for having me. Too bad I don't have my bike out here, weather is getting better and better. Was like 40-50 in Indianapolis yesterday. Could drive with the window down.

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Now it's just time to remove the salt from the roads so I can bring out the toys.


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post #25 of 192 (permalink) Old 02-15-2011, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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I kind of want this winter to last longer just because I'm jealous about not being able to ride while I'm out here

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post #28 of 192 (permalink) Old 02-15-2011, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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eh, i'll probably just take flights back to ny and ride the entire time I'm not with friends

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Back on safety again - I've posted a time or two that all the Hi Vis gear in the world is no substitute for proper positioning.

There's some new research from the UK that supports that view - you'll be seen but ignored, which putsthe onus firmly on the rider to give himself room and time. As we know that proper positioning works, but this seems to imply that it won't, there are more questions than answers for the time being.

It's new research and the reasons aren't clear at all, and it may not stand up to further scrutiny, but while evidence gathering continues it's good to accept that you might really be invisible.

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post #30 of 192 (permalink) Old 02-15-2011, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Good point william, can you think of any specific tips which are often overlooked?

All I can think of right now are the obvious stay out of blind spots, etc which doesn't really fit the theme of this thread.

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