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Old 01-04-2006, 12:55 PM   #1
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What are some tips for riding in deep fog

Last night was horrible I ride a Streetfightered Honda and had to take I-10 home i rode the feeder most of the way becuase there was less chance of getting creamed by a speeding driver but I was wondering what others do and this situation
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Old 01-04-2006, 01:20 PM   #2
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other then slow down, not alot you can do. run the low beams, watch the roads, cuz fog tends to make the street slippery, and not enough water to run the oil of the roads either. i have a hi-definition lens for my helmet as well, (yellow) helps a little.
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Old 01-04-2006, 01:53 PM   #3
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Thanks wasnt much i could do other than slow down i just had to pay more attention to my surroundings to make sure that some dumbass didnt make me a hood ornament
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Old 01-04-2006, 02:01 PM   #4
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It sucks having to wipe your face shield. There should be wipers built into the helmet, lol.
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Yup, slow down and stay the out of the way.
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Old 01-04-2006, 02:06 PM   #6
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It sucks having to wipe your face shield. There should be wipers built into the helmet, lol.
apply Rain-X on your face shield and it work. specially if you plant to ride in the fog and dense most of the time.
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Ive put rainx on my maxima once and it made the glass look cloudy it wont mess with the plastic
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also watch your back alot more, cuz cagers won't see those tiny brake lights......pulse them when braking.
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my bike has one white headlight and one yellow. im told the yellow one is better for fog, but i havnt ridden it in fog yet, so i cant say for sure. if it does help im sure its worth the price of the bulb. just a thought?

beyond that i say it falls under the same category as heavy rain...or ice, etc...hop in the truck.
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Ride with hazards on if your bike is so equipped, or get in the slow lane and ride with your right blinker on.
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Old 01-05-2006, 09:51 AM   #11
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^ don't really recommend that, if it's that bad. park it and call a friend.
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I usually pulse my brake lights when stopping, although, every now and then it couldn't hurt when you see headlights in mirrors. just my .02
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change your headlights out to High Pressure Sodium lamps.. they will cut right through the fog...
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the other option is to go fast enough that there is no way nothing can hit you from behind, its just a thought though. : )
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I say take the streets all the way home. If you fall your going to continuously get ran over, but at least if you fall ( which you shouldn't in the streets ) have a less change of getting ran over, especially by an 18 wheeler.
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why would you just all of a sudden fall? whats a more likely scenerio

1) road debris large enough to make you fall

2) car pulling out in ft of you from a sidestreet or strip center or any parking lot exit.

remember this is in the fog.
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This is when BACKING IT IN comes to mind....Don't even think about riding in the fog....Your doubled screwed your chances of being in an accident. I'm speaking from alot of experience. Europe for over 12 years has taught me fog is not friendly and the autobahns will eat your real quick.
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a little off subject, whats a Streetfightered Honda???
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a little off subject, whats a Streetfightered Honda???
it's mostly a UK thing, they get fairinged bikes and but like dual single round headlights and "do their own thing" w/ them.......

http://www.streetfighters.nl/honda/hondafighters.htm
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I had rode to work in some heavy fog a few times, tucked in and the wind came off the double bubble to hit the visor to shed the water off. Sucked when I had to slow down though as the water just built up on the visor until it was heavy enough to bead up and fall down due to not having airflow. I would think that sideroads/feeders would be more dangerous due to people stopping and pulling out. Not being able to see SUCKS! (Going to start carrying a chamoisse cloth when it looks anything other than Sunny.) Loud exhausts also SORT of help but not really as my pipe is quiet unless I am in front.

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