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Old 07-13-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
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Commuting on your bike - safety tips. :)

This article was posted entirely in another forum I frequent. I enjoyed it so much I thought I repost here. Good info if you're a daily commuter like me or just a fair weather weekend rider. The tips just might save your life:
http://www.sportrider.com/ride/146_9...e_riding_tips/
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:52 PM   #2
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Hi
Thats a good link thanks ever so much
Im going to make this thread a sticky
Heres another one
http://msf-usa.org/downloads/Scooter-tips-2005.pdf
Take care and ride safely dear friend
Yours Hank
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:19 PM   #3
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Houndguy, good one, Good one Also Hank,
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:46 PM   #4
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Thanks. The more you know the safer you are.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:44 AM   #5
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I especially like the idea of planning for other's mistakes. Drivers will cut you off and cutoff the car ahead of you, so you need to be planning where you will go if you can't stop in time.
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Old 05-15-2014, 07:24 PM   #6
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Someday I would like to see the actual study

http://www.themotorreport.com.au/539...orcycles-study

Scooters are safer than mopeds (50cc and under) presumably because scooter riders need a license and have training like the MSF. So 50cc and under riders can benefit from MSF even if they don't want the license.

Also,

http://ultimatemotorcycling.com/Moto...S_Crash_Study/

ABS dropped my insurance from about $99/year to $77 with Geico.
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:02 PM   #7
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Sweet, bnc! Be safer with ABS and save money!! What state are you in?
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:15 PM   #8
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Old 06-18-2015, 02:39 PM   #9
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Reason to always watch Traffic!

Two days ago I was going to turn right at an intersection. I put my signal on (I know that it was on because I have an indicator ) I checked (out of habit) & a taxi was passing me in the breakdown lane! I guess he didn't believe the signal! Irish
P.S. Always check! The life that you save may be your own!
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:15 PM   #10
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"I guess he didn't believe the signal"
I have come close to getting my foot run over a few times in that situation, Irish.
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:05 PM   #11
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"I guess he didn't believe the signal"
I have come close to getting my foot run over a few times in that situation, Irish.
That's one of the places that I miss having a two-wheel bike! I used to ride up next to them & kick their door in! (not good for Public Relations) You can't do that with a Trike! Irish
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:07 PM   #12
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Irish, it gets a lot worse.

People are now trying to run insurance scams for the money. Just had that happen literally a week ago.

I was second vehicle in keep turning right lane, the driver in front stopped for no reason and my front fender went under her KIA. She jumped out of her car, started screaming and swinging her arms to attack. No damage to her car and only scraped top of front fender. Some dialog and she was more irate, then was threatening violence!

Last time I had someone do something like that, they literally tried to run me off the road at 70 mph. Removed my helmet and threw it at their windshield to stop them.

If you were to "kick a door" now it would most likely be classified as road rage and you would get arrested.
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Irish, it gets a lot worse.

People are now trying to run insurance scams for the money. Just had that happen literally a week ago.

I was second vehicle in keep turning right lane, the driver in front stopped for no reason and my front fender went under her KIA. She jumped out of her car, started screaming and swinging her arms to attack. No damage to her car and only scraped top of front fender. Some dialog and she was more irate, then was threatening violence!

Last time I had someone do something like that, they literally tried to run me off the road at 70 mph. Removed my helmet and threw it at their windshield to stop them.

If you were to "kick a door" now it would most likely be classified as road rage and you would get arrested.
Unfortunately you are correct! In N.H. I lost my temper at a cage driver & was charged with "Aggravated Assault" ( a felony) so now I have a record & I had to close my motorcycle shop & pay $300 to get a record annulment! Moral: Don't let things build up inside you! Let it go! Irish
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