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Old 05-20-2010, 04:46 AM   #1
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So have you avoided more accidents on the street by using your brakes, or more throttle and steering?

Myself, more throttle and steering.
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:47 AM   #2
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So have you avoided more accidents on the street by using your brakes, or more throttle and steering?

Myself, more throttle and steering.
Keeping the bike in the garage, a la Racer X.
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:35 AM   #6
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Always leaving an out even if its behind me and watching the riders around me.

If I were to say one thing, annoy everyone around me to the point they know Im there.

That means riding close to the line so everyone passing me on the left or right has to go to the edge of their lane and also shining my headlight in the mirror of the guy infront of me.

Sounds bad but 30k or so a year of riding weekends etc and no serious accidents attests to it.
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:41 AM   #7
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It's about an even dray for me. I've HAD to slam on my breaks a number times and i've also HAD to throttle up a bit and steer away from hazards.
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I think that recognizing a situation and changing it for the better is the thing that keeps a rider upside on the street. no accidents in a full year for me. i guess that falls into the throttle category. I rarely have to brake save because i get out of problematic situations before they get hairy and need me to brake.

on the flip side the close calls i have been in are all from moronic cagers, one guy was pulling out of a parking lot on hwy6 on my side and going left across traffic to go the opposite direction but decided that when i got nice and close it was time to start moving, pulls out right in front of me and slows down when he gets close to the center lane and hes hanging his long truck out into my (far left) lane and taking the whole thing up, i almost had to ditch it and slide because there was no room to stop but ended up swinging my rear end and fish tailing around him. That puckered my real good.. I dont think he even saw me.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:34 AM   #10
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Aftermarket exhaust+riding around in a low gear on surface streets+honking at everyone if they so much as move an inch+no tailgating+swerving in my lane like a madman so people are scared to get near me=very few close calls ever
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Aftermarket exhaust+riding around in a low gear on surface streets+honking at everyone if they so much as move an inch+no tailgating+swerving in my lane like a madman so people are scared to get near me=very few close calls ever
i like your style
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Always leaving an out even if its behind me and watching the riders around me.

If I were to say one thing, annoy everyone around me to the point they know Im there.

That means riding close to the line so everyone passing me on the left or right has to go to the edge of their lane and also shining my headlight in the mirror of the guy infront of me.

Sounds bad but 30k or so a year of riding weekends etc and no serious accidents attests to it.
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ya that's how I ride loud horn works well to I'm gonna scavenge a 98'ish caddy horn this weekend for my bike
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:11 PM   #17
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ya that's how I ride loud horn works well to I'm gonna scavenge a 98'ish caddy horn this weekend for my bike
I used to have 2 hella horns on my SV. A high and low tone. It sounded like a ship coming into port. You would honk it and every single person with a 100 yards began looking every which direction to see what happened. Classic.
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Both have worked for me, but I think I've avoided most problems by braking and steering.
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I do both as well, but I've always thought that being prepared to get away, either way was the best
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