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post #1 of 20 Old 04-05-2015, 02:40 AM Thread Starter
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Car almost hit me on my v strom

Hey guys,
Normally don't post, but read the threads daily. But yeah I was narrowly missed by a car the other day and just so happened to capture it on camera unfortunately I can't post urls here until I have 10 posts but it's on my YouTube channel SoCal rider And the video is named car barely misses motorcycle. If you guys wanna check it out. I thought I would share it with you guys.

Crazy stuff! If someone could post a link to the video i would be grateful
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post #2 of 20 Old 04-05-2015, 02:58 AM
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I don't know, old drivers... He did seem to have the presence at least to avoid hitting you. Man like you said in the video if he hit you, you probably wouldn't be here.


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post #3 of 20 Old 04-05-2015, 03:13 AM
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Crikey! Too damn close!

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Thanks for posting the link and yeah it was pretty crazy how close it was.
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Glad he didn't hit you and it was good to see all the people stopped to help. Looks like he realized the traffic was stopped and swerved to miss everyone. Good for him and you. Could have been a lot worse.

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Actually the old man did pretty good, most would have just frozen and squished you straight on, but he had the presence of mind, and reflexes, to swerve up over a curb to avoid you.

Glad you are ok. Things like that are a sobering reminder just how vulnerable we are on bikes.
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And remember folks to lookout your mirrors when stopped and leave your bike in gear with an out.
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post #8 of 20 Old 04-06-2015, 07:32 AM
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And remember folks to lookout your mirrors when stopped and leave your bike in gear with an out.
Exactly. I was brought up to ride this way, and to NEVER assume anyone sees you. In this world we have to ride like everyone is out to get us.
Luckily you didn't get nailed, that car wasn't exactly going slow and the outcome would not have been good.
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post #9 of 20 Old 04-06-2015, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Wink

Crazy enough there was actually another car behind me. I normally lane split, but I was making a left turn up ahead so I decided to stay in the lane. Just another example of why lane splitting is safer.
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Crazy enough there was actually another car behind me. I normally lane split, but I was making a left turn up ahead so I decided to stay in the lane. Just another example of why lane splitting is safer.
First of all, the Gods above were looking out for you. That older gentleman did all he could to save you from being killed, even if it was by his own actions!. Secondly, I don't disagree with you concerning lane splitting, as long as the lane splitting is done with caution. I can envision a number of situations where lane splitting would be appropriate. Too bad I live in New York, a State that is too liberal in the wrong ways and too conservative in the wrong ways - just enough to screw its' Citizens on both counts.

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