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Old 11-22-2012, 10:34 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Damn brilliant idea. I've been putting the kickstand down at lights to kep from falling off. But if I'm not in neutral, the bike stops and I look like a twit having to start it back up. I'll try your idea. But I wonder if one for or both is better. If one foot, right or left?

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Old 11-22-2012, 10:51 PM   #102 (permalink)
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I'm going to hold onto some pathetic hope that the CHP will save us on this one. My understanding is the only reason we have legal lane splitting in CA is the CHP moto-officers were in favor of it.

If that really is the case, I can hope they'll also apply the same level of common sense to this silliness.

Further, I think I would like to offer them a public thank you for giving us a freedom instead of taking it away.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:00 PM   #103 (permalink)
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I'm going to hold onto some pathetic hope that the CHP will save us on this one. My understanding is the only reason we have legal lane splitting in CA is the CHP moto-officers were in favor of it.

If that really is the case, I can hope they'll also apply the same level of common sense to this silliness.

Further, I think I would like to offer them a public thank you for giving us a freedom instead of taking it away.
That is probably ABATE,AMA and MMA fighting for what we still get to enjoy. Not sure on it so do not quote me. Me I'm sick of all of them wanting my money like my pockets are lined with it.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:15 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:17 PM   #105 (permalink)
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Damn brilliant idea. I've been putting the kickstand down at lights to kep from falling off. But if I'm not in neutral, the bike stops and I look like a twit having to start it back up. I'll try your idea. But I wonder if one for or both is better. If one foot, right or left?

I'm sure others will disagree, but I think the left foot is your best bet.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:08 AM   #106 (permalink)
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Have to disagree again.

You can hold the bike still with the hand brake. If you give up the foot brake and put your right foot down, you can fiddle with the gearbox and not have to hold the clutch in while you wait.

I call it the Miura Move.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:14 AM   #107 (permalink)
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I think that people should be able to do what they want to do. I wear all the gear all the time. I have medical insurance, short term disability,long term disability and long term care. Oh and life insurance.

I think that folks should have the right to choose. However, they should face the consequence of their decision. That means, no insurance or means to pay for medical care, you die on the streets if you can't pay for medical care.




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I think that people should be able to do what they want to do. I wear all the gear all the time. I have medical insurance, short term disability,long term disability and long term care. Oh and life insurance.

I think that folks should have the right to choose. However, they should face the consequence of their decision. That means, no insurance or means to pay for medical care, you die on the streets if you can't pay for medical care.
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We don't do that here, although I understand they do in some 3rd world countries.
I'm assuming your joking...I mean, having some ambulance attendant rummaging through your wallet while you lay unconscious in the street, overlooking your insurance card, and therefore just driving away seems a little barbaric for the 21st century in a country as wealthy as the US. Or maybe they can run a quick credit check to see if you are good for it before deciding to use a back board instead of just rolling you off to the curb.
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Have to disagree again.

You can hold the bike still with the hand brake. If you give up the foot brake and put your right foot down, you can fiddle with the gearbox and not have to hold the clutch in while you wait.

I call it the Miura Move.
I'm doing the right leg down all the time, it does take some getting used too. Its what the police do, so as not to do the Hendon Shuffle.

I'm told by my Rospa instructor, that its this bit of polish with your riding that gets you a gold pass, instead of a silver

Its getting easier the more I do it though.
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Damn brilliant idea. I've been putting the kickstand down at lights to kep from falling off. But if I'm not in neutral, the bike stops and I look like a twit having to start it back up. I'll try your idea. But I wonder if one for or both is better. If one foot, right or left?

You are joking about putting the side stand down at lights aren't you?
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