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Old 05-05-2012, 07:49 PM   #11
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Re: 50 Safety Tips for Riders~ Both NEW & SEASONED!

I'm always happy to share good stuff with others. I've read & reread this several times.

I've also had the good judgment on occasion that I should not be on my bike & turned around & headed home. Like I had a target on my back or something. No ride is that important to risk your life if you aren't "ON IT".
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:47 AM   #12
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Re: 50 Safety Tips for Riders~ Both NEW & SEASONED!

This goes along with #1...

1.1 Watch their wheels, not their eyes.







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Old 05-12-2012, 01:52 PM   #13
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Re: 50 Safety Tips for Riders~ Both NEW & SEASONED!

This is such a dangerous sport, I sometimes wonder why I still ride. Many decades of experience has taught me to slow down and never consider myself too good to wrech or fall. And the sap that hits you will be real sorry.
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:06 AM   #14
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Re: 50 Safety Tips for Riders~ Both NEW & SEASONED!

Great information. Thanks. I will take that info for my next Motorcycle Coordinator Meeting. A list that we all should review before rides, or atleast as a refresher.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:27 PM   #15
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Re: 50 Safety Tips for Riders~ Both NEW & SEASONED!

I just started riding and this list will probably save my life someday. Thanks for the sage wisdom.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:25 AM   #16
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Re: 50 Safety Tips for Riders~ Both NEW & SEASONED!

After almost getting nailed by a California king mattress and box springs on I-5 a couple of weeks ago, I have to say something about giant Winnebagos and other motor homes: They're evil. Avoid them.

Seriously, I didn't even see those big things (insecurely) strapped to the top of that behemoth until they were flying at me. I was a good distance behind the vehicle, but obviously not quite far enough. It was a close call, but I thought I avoided 'em entirely, until I checked afterward and found that I did indeed run over the mattress, as some of it was wedged in the frame:

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59. You can't always tell what's strapped on top of a big motor home. Assume that something's gonna fly off at you even if you can't see it.




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Old 08-20-2012, 02:59 PM   #17
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50 Safety Tips for Riders~ Both NEW & SEASONED!

Great tips and, has been mentioned, should be printed and placed in the map window of my tank bag for constant reference
A "Remove Before Flight" if you will....
Just because some of us are "seasoned" doesn't mean we should stop learning/re-learning.

Without applying percentages, a good many of these tips are presented and discussed in the classroom portion of the Streetmasters Motorcycle Workshops curriculum.
The remainder usually come up in one-on-one discussions between the Instructors and students or during the lunch-time de-briefing.
While I just take pictures at the classes, I usually come away from each one with some new little nugget that needs to be filed away in the cerebral Rolodex

Thanks Fishy !!
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:02 PM   #18
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Re: 50 Safety Tips for Riders~ Both NEW & SEASONED!

While such pointers almost always assume the car driver is the perp, the opposite is also just as true. Stupid, aggressive, or otherwise inattentive bikers are just as much a threat. I was driving my car down a wide open boulevard when a guy on a Sportster decides to turn left about 15 feet in front of me. He missed being a Superman imposter by about 6 inches had I not stood on the brakes, blasted my horn, and he goosing his throttle. Had any one of the 3 actions not happened, the situation (for him) would have been grim. Just sayin...
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Re: 50 Safety Tips for Riders~ Both NEW & SEASONED!

True Bill, You also have to be a defensive rider & watch out for all obstacles & be prepared. The turn into my apartment driveway is gnarly & I've had to bail on it more than once to avoid getting clipped or rear ended. I have flashing brake lights & also always make sure to use my signals & hand/arm signals & still have gotten cut off.

I'd rather make the block than get hit. The one lady that came up on my right side & cut me off one day get a real reaming. The biotch said she didn't see me!!! HELL I'm on a freaking huge bike with flashing lights, turn signals & my arm in the air. Needless to say I ripped her a new one. Ok I'm not as nice as I seem when my life comes into the picture.
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Re: 50 Safety Tips for Riders~ Both NEW & SEASONED!

1.1 Watch their wheels, not their eyes.

That is what I do
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