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Old 03-25-2012, 02:56 PM   #71
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One piece of advice I didn't see mentioned:
If your a Noob Seek out a Motorcycle Safety Class.
If you been out of the saddle for a few years because life got in the way: Seek out a safety class.

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Old 03-25-2012, 04:08 PM   #72
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(1) NEVER follow a pickup or trailer loaded with household junk! (2) The fast lane is the safest lane. No one will be crossing in front of you. (3) Safest speed is a little faster than traffic. No one is coming up behind you. (4) Loud pipes may not save lives, but they sure are fun! (5) When riding in a group, ride in staggered formation with the leader in the left front position. Leader sets the pace, makes the decisions, i.e., he takes the wrong exit, stay together.Keep the formation tight enough to discourage cages from breaking up the group, but don't be an a**hole about it. Let them through. (6) Your mirror is your best friend. Wide-angle stick-ons very useful for spotting the idiot roosting in your blind spot. (7) Always wear the protective gear. Wear heavy leather riding gloves. Full riding suits for some, leather for us Harley riders. Leather chaps are good. Blue jeans abrade away fast on asphalt. Ask me how I know. Ride safe, guys!
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(1) NEVER follow a pickup or trailer loaded with household junk! (2) The fast lane is the safest lane. No one will be crossing in front of you. (3) Safest speed is a little faster than traffic. No one is coming up behind you. (4) Loud pipes may not save lives, but they sure are fun! (5) When riding in a group, ride in staggered formation with the leader in the left front position. Leader sets the pace, makes the decisions, i.e., he takes the wrong exit, stay together.Keep the formation tight enough to discourage cages from breaking up the group, but don't be an a**hole about it. Let them through. (6) Your mirror is your best friend. Wide-angle stick-ons very useful for spotting the idiot roosting in your blind spot. (7) Always wear the protective gear. Wear heavy leather riding gloves. Full riding suits for some, leather for us Harley riders. Leather chaps are good. Blue jeans abrade away fast on asphalt. Ask me how I know. Ride safe, guys!
Amen to the highlighted. I have em and am damn glad i do...ALWAYS some dumb$H!T that feels the need to ride in your blind spot!
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