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Posted 2/6/13 , edited 2/6/13
i do agree with you though i can be a prick at times but keep in mind i did say i got my cruiser motorcycle for commuting and my sportbike for being an idiot, and i'm not going to lie i've have over 50+ accidents learning how to bring the bike up in 1 wheel and 4 accidents with cars on the freeway 2 of them were taxis that think they own the road here in vegas, and both side swiped me at full force, 1 was a cop that fell asleep at the wheel and ran me off the road and i crashed against a light pole, and the last one a drunk driver that ran the red and i let the bike crash into his truck bed and jumped over the truck, i been lucky because i've learned how to crash thanks to the stunt practice, but i do have road rash in both arms, road rash in 1 leg, 1 broken arm, 1 broken wrist both broken legs and i'm still riding.... like i said i can be a prick and what not but i do that only in stunt practice or pack riding.

however splitting lanes its a lot safer than you think specially at red lights

lets take for example there are 2 lanes and each have 2 cars you get there on a bike regardless of style and theres no cars behind you and you notice the truck behind you is coming a little too fast and you stay there and let the truck hit you... the chances are you will have a broken back if not dead, now if you split lanes and you go to the front if that truck hits those 2 cars chances are they will hit frame to frame before the drivers of each car take impact

anyways heres a video explaining about lane splitting for those that don't understand why us the more experienced riders do it and we teach it to newer squids
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNGD9AAIfFU

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Posted 2/6/13
There is nothing wrong with them.
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Posted 2/7/13 , edited 2/7/13
It's safer to be out in front of traffic than in it, that requires speeding 20-30 mph faster than normal traffic that speeds 10mph over the limit. Assumes you can handle the speed. Nothing moves thru traffic like a bike and a good rider. Makes me feel ALIVE . 09 Kawa Versys brite FFg green
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Posted 2/8/13
This is one of mine... well my stunt practice bike, 06 katana frame with a 89 gsxr 750 engine, modded frame to fit engine, with 14-49 sprockets with stage 3 needles and stage 2 reinforced front fork seals.... working on building a cage and maybe change subframe to 03 gsxr so i can put gsxr fairings
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Posted 2/8/13 , edited 2/8/13
this is what it used to look like before i began to tear it down and modded... i did the paint job
Posted 2/9/13
I want a biker boyfriend.
Or I wanna be a biker chick.
Posted 2/9/13 , edited 2/9/13
Two-wheeled suicidae.

I'm good with cars, but I see a dreadful driver every 10 minutes or so.
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Do both!
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I think that most bikers are cool, only thing is they seem to think they are the definition of indedpendence, Yet they all look the same to me. Torn jeans, white t-shirt, black leather vest or jacket and the biggest Harley they can(or can't)afford. I have a bike it's an 81 450 suzuki, i got it to be a commuter bike but I'm not much of a biker. I don't like getting bugs in my face so I wear a full face helmet and I don't like riding very far cuz of the wind blowing me all over. I like my bike though it has that classic sport bike look, the only thing I did to it was change the handlebars from the buckhorns that came with it to a set of superbike bars. it gave it a lower leaner profile. I wish I had a Pic of it. I'm not planning on getting a bigger one any time soon.
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That's a sh---y stereotype. I've ridden several beaters. My previous bike was an '82 Yamaha 400 inline 2 cylinder I paid $100 for and beat the crap out of till the frame cracked nearly in half. Virtually spent no money on it.

Open invitation to a group I just created
http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/Motorcycles_Forever/info
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I don't have a problem with most of them, i don't however like the ones who think they own the road and we've in and out of traffic like maniacs. I'd love to own a bike and get a motorcycle license just for casual riding and fun though. I almost hit a guy on the highway because he was doing like 95 and decided to weave around me as i was changing lanes, had i turned the wheel a second earlier i would've hit him. Didn't even see the guy comming up thats how much he was weaving.
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Posted 2/10/13

DriftNinja1987 wrote:

I don't have a problem with most of them, i don't however like the ones who think they own the road and we've in and out of traffic like maniacs. I'd love to own a bike and get a motorcycle license just for casual riding and fun though. I almost hit a guy on the highway because he was doing like 95 and decided to weave around me as i was changing lanes, had i turned the wheel a second earlier i would've hit him. Didn't even see the guy comming up thats how much he was weaving.


I do not condone extreme speeds on public roads, but how did you not see the rider approaching?/ Assuming you have checked you're mirrors and blind-spot before merging.

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Everyone must understand that riding a bike is nothing like driving a car; a motorcyclist needs to be moving faster than the flow of traffic. As for the weaving in and out, that is an advance technique when riding in congested traffic. When done properly it will save you're life; as it has done for me every time that I ride(5x a week). Depending on state laws, lane-splitting (riding between cars; on the line) is legal in California many times, irrelevant of speed motorist will change lanes without checking their blind-spot/mirrors. To avoid collision, whenever there is a gap between cars, occupy the gap and assume a car is going to merge into it; prepared you should be able to swerve out of a collision.
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Posted 2/10/13
unless he scratched your car the chances of you hitting him being realistic are 15% if hes going at those speeds and hes weaving in and out any higher percentage his bike would have wobbled a lot after passing you and any percentage over 50% he would have fallen by himself, as dan said for most thats an advance technique and 99% of riders doing those speeds while weaving by far more advance but with that being said i'm not encouraging anyone to do that at those speeds because it is dangerous if you don't have the skills to do so, back on topic most riders they can see your head turning even by a degree and by the time they are passing you they already looking at 3 gaps ahead because it is natural, and most will react to any slight movement, 3 times faster than a cager (car driver) would its a proven fact, now supporting Dan's statement "riding a bike is nothing like driving a car" although it is true in a physical way, it is also true in a psychological way, most bikers develop a realist mindset and see things for what they are, being motorcycle enthusiast develops so much that a car driver will never develop, now a biker is a whole different thing than a rider, bikers develop they're abilities way beyond a normal motorcycle riders but thats a whole different story
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Posted 2/10/13

DAN213 wrote:


DriftNinja1987 wrote:

I don't have a problem with most of them, i don't however like the ones who think they own the road and we've in and out of traffic like maniacs. I'd love to own a bike and get a motorcycle license just for casual riding and fun though. I almost hit a guy on the highway because he was doing like 95 and decided to weave around me as i was changing lanes, had i turned the wheel a second earlier i would've hit him. Didn't even see the guy comming up thats how much he was weaving.


I do not condone extreme speeds on public roads, but how did you not see the rider approaching?/ Assuming you have checked you're mirrors and blind-spot before merging.



I saw him the split second i checked, and it was on a night where there was fog and the visibility was a bit lower. The only reason i managed to see him is because i saw him getting close to my blind spot.
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