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Old 11-26-2014, 10:08 AM   #21
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You are moving and they are not! Period! Same reason why people sitting in traffic and look over and see a single in the HOV lane get ! Yes they are breaking the law too; but anyone doing that just let's everyone else around them know that they think their time is more valuable than your time!
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So breaking the law is only OK when there's no traffic?
That's weird - why would you lane split if theres no traffic?
Nah, I'm just tring to figure out what it is in the mind of the rider that makes us just fight and fight and fight for our ability to lane split regardless of the law.

It's just a question about what's going on in our brain that's different when we are on our bike vs in a car.

I wheelie when there's no traffic simply for a safety thing. I don't wanna slam the front wheel down and clamp on the binders so I don't rear end pokey driver in front of me.
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:09 AM   #23
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I want to know what it is in "OUR" brain that makes us just "gotta lane split". Because actually, I want to do it at almost every light I'm at, only I don't. What is the feeling that us riders get that makes this law ignorable in our minds?
Well...there's always the argument that because of the likelihood of rear-end collisions, it's safer that sitting in traffic. It's the same justification the NHTSA uses for allowing motorcycles on HOV lanes. I've almost been rear-ended several times by people texting, putting on makeup, etc. Having to duck off, and seeing the car behind you come to a stop 6" from the car that was in front of you is a pretty good reason to split in stop-and-go traffic.
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Well...there's always the argument that because of the likelihood of rear-end collisions, it's safer that sitting in traffic. It's the same justification the NHTSA uses for allowing motorcycles on HOV lanes. I've almost been rear-ended several times by people texting, putting on makeup, etc. Having to duck off, and seeing the car behind you come to a stop 6" from the car that was in front of you is a pretty good reason to split in stop-and-go traffic.
That's why you should always hang it on the rev limiter every 30 seconds or so. Let them know you are there.
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That's why you should always hang it on the rev limiter every 30 seconds or so. Let them know you are there.
That wouldn't have worked for me until last week when I got rid of the stock exhaust.
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It was my girlfriend and I needed something slippery to break her out of the Iron Bar Hotel - - the jar was big enough, we had extra. It didn't go to waste.....
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everybody who gets mad that they sitting in traffic, they should leave earlier to avoid traffic. End of discussion
How about the people lane splitting leaving earlier. End of discussion. lol

It is illegal. Now do I care if you do it? Nope. Now do I care if you do it and some idiot runs you over? Nope. Do what you want, but don't come crying in here when someone tries to run your off the road. We all make our own choices and have to live (or die) with the consequences. I think we have a big example of this going on somewhere.........
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:24 AM   #29
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Well...there's always the argument that because of the likelihood of rear-end collisions, it's safer that sitting in traffic. It's the same justification the NHTSA uses for allowing motorcycles on HOV lanes. I've almost been rear-ended several times by people texting, putting on makeup, etc. Having to duck off, and seeing the car behind you come to a stop 6" from the car that was in front of you is a pretty good reason to split in stop-and-go traffic.
I was first in line sitting in the left turn lane waiting for the green arrow. Late at night. Next two lanes to my right were open. I was the only one at the intersection in all directions. I glimpsed the headlights in my mirror just in time to almost start thinking about saying "oh ". The guy didn't even skid. Next thing I know I was on my back and my bike was in the middle of the intersection.

If I had only been lane splitting at a completely empty intersection - it never would have happened. . . . .
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I was first in line sitting in the left turn lane waiting for the green arrow. Late at night. Next two lanes to my right were open. I was the only one at the intersection in all directions. I glimpsed the headlights in my mirror just in time to almost start thinking about saying "oh ". The guy didn't even skid. Next thing I know I was on my back and my bike was in the middle of the intersection.

If I had only been lane splitting at a completely empty intersection - it never would have happened. . . . .
Yup maybe they should make red light running legal. That will fix everything. lol
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How about the people lane splitting leaving earlier. End of discussion. lol

It is illegal. Now do I care if you do it? Nope. Now do I care if you do it and some idiot runs you over? Nope. Do what you want, but don't come crying in here when someone tries to run your off the road. We all make our own choices and have to live (or die) with the consequences. I think we have a big example of this going on somewhere.........
I never lane split and im talking about the people who get mad about sitting in traffic, i always just crank up the music when im sitting in traffic. It helps drown out the voices in my head telling me to do up to everybody who is trying to shoot in and out from lane to lane just to be 1 car ahead of me and slam the brakes after cutting me off
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:44 AM   #32
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Friend of mine in California was splitting lanes as he was coming up to a stop light. Perfectly legal in Cali, he was passing the stopped cars going to the front of the line. People don't like it when you take cuts. legal or not
So this guy in a car opens his door right in front of my friend and the edge of the door jams into his hand breaking his fingers and severing a tendon while slicing into his hand. Luckily a cop saw the whole thing and the guy got some jail time for assault with a deadly weapon.

In Cali you can lane split but not at more than 35mph I think it is.
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FTR - I am ALL IN FAVOR OF LANE SPLITTING.

A few acceptable conditions:
At traffic lights where there are less than 3 lanes (not inclucing turn lanes) and it is actually "between lanes" (not on the sides) and there are more than 5 cars ahead.
On the freeway when traffic has stopped and the rider does not exceed 5mph and does not ride on the shoulder.
When the rider is a girl who's ATGATT consists of a thong bikini and a pink bow in her hair. And she is requjired to stop for photos.
If the rider is on fire and is only tryhing to get to the nearest fire station.
When a rudeass cruiser rider smacks himself . . . . (nah, I won't go there...) I only mention that because of what two did to me on the freeway when I was in my cage. I wish no harm to any rider.

And if PigFarmer changes his name. It's offensive to some religions.
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Friend of mine in California was splitting lanes as he was coming up to a stop light. Perfectly legal in Cali, he was passing the stopped cars going to the front of the line. People don't like it when you take cuts. legal or not
So this guy in a car opens his door right in front of my friend and the edge of the door jams into his hand breaking his fingers and severing a tendon while slicing into his hand. Luckily a cop saw the whole thing and the guy got some jail time for assault with a deadly weapon.

In Cali you can lane split but not at more than 35mph I think it is.
, nasty injuries, hope they were able to get his hand working correctly again. Awesome the guy did jail time, though!
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:59 AM   #35
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I think it has to do with the American way of thinking, "If I can't do it, then he can't." Also, Texas drivers are some of the most entitled drivers around.
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How about the people lane splitting leaving earlier. End of discussion. lol

It is illegal. Now do I care if you do it? Nope. Now do I care if you do it and some idiot runs you over? Nope. Do what you want, but don't come crying in here when someone tries to run your off the road. We all make our own choices and have to live (or die) with the consequences. I think we have a big example of this going on somewhere.........
"You're doing something that is in a gray area of legality so if someone decides they want to kill you then that's your fault"

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Has anyone every tried to get into the Kemah Boardwalk on a Friday night?? Holy Traffic Jam Batman! You WILL wait on that fargin bridge for an hour. There's ALWAYS riders splitting and running on the shoulders there. I don't blame them one bit and I've done it too, especially if I don't want to go into The Boardwalk. If I just want to go straight I'm not going to sit there until my bike starts flashing and beeping and when it over heats.
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Well...there's always the argument that because of the likelihood of rear-end collisions, it's safer that sitting in traffic. It's the same justification the NHTSA uses for allowing motorcycles on HOV lanes. I've almost been rear-ended several times by people texting, putting on makeup, etc. Having to duck off, and seeing the car behind you come to a stop 6" from the car that was in front of you is a pretty good reason to split in stop-and-go traffic.
On top of all these things, for me, it'd EFFICIENCY.

Between work, the ol' lday, household errands, and if I'm lucky- a drink or two with the fellas, I don't have the time of day to waste sitting in traffic.
If I did, I'd be in a car. I don't split ignorantly, or at a high rate of speed... but I sure make plenty of passes on the hwy to get in the clear, and always move through stand-still traffic and say f*ck the haters. ATGATT mean PU knuckles and 2 sets of skin. Not worried if a bro wants to throw down. Just need to avoid getting run over
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Also, Texas motorcyclists are some of the most entitled drivers around.
Fixed it for you.

On a serious note .........did you even see the hypocrisy in your statement?
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Fixed it for you.



On a serious note .........did you even see the hypocrisy in your statement?

Enlighten me.
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