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post #1 of 22 Old 10-27-2006, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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V-strom lane splitting video the normal way

I watched this video and wanted to show it to the forum.

It was refreshing to see it done properly. I wish I could do it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE267swofmM

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How can that be safe? People don't see you as it is. Not for me anymore, I think.
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Nice, but not to much spliting, but was there was done in a safe manner. I need to get a helmet cam and record my comute to work. That will show you some spliting :twisted:
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Nice, but not to much spliting, but was there was done in a safe manner. I need to get a helmet cam and record my comute to work. That will show you some spliting :twisted:
Yes, there is not much lane splitting. The video is not about that.
That is why I posted it. Just to show that it is normal procedure and even expected by car drivers.

People opposed to it have their reasons and i respect that, but, but... nah
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That is why I posted it. Just to show that it is normal procedure and even expected by car drivers.
That depends on where you are. They'll actively block your path and try to kill you if you try it in my neck of the woods.
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post #6 of 22 Old 10-27-2006, 04:14 PM
 
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1. The rider, before pulling out, had the bike facing forwards...even though he was going to move off towards the right. That's amateurish roadcraft.....position the bike towards the direction you want to go, so you can pull away in a smooth forward movement rather than a 90 degree arc.
2. He's a dead man walking if he continues to pull out onto dual carriageways trusting that the cars will not switch lane into his path as he executes his 90 degree turn. Notice the two cars passing him just after he straightened up? If the rear one had attemped to perform an undertake on the first one, or the first one had pulled over to let the rear one pass, then the rider would have been history.
3. The lane splitting or filtering. Well I wouldn't have gone for some of those gaps myself....it just needed one driver to change his CD or adjust his aircon and there'd have been tears.
4. Speed limits? Looked excessive to me....by a long way. We all do it but in this case it seemed to be done in a fairly built up area rather than open clear roads.
5. Give chase to the undertaking sportbike dumbass? Not a good idea in that environment cos all his attention was now focussed on the other bike.

Verdict: At best....amateurish. At worst....dangerous.
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post #7 of 22 Old 10-27-2006, 05:17 PM
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Lane splitting ,may I just say that some ridders are "just an accident waiting to happen".I had one a few weeks ago while driving a small truck that made me think how dumb some ridders are.Light trucks get moved about in their lane ,by wind and they wander a bit .I was travelling along at about 55 mph( the speed limit) while being overtaken by another vechile on a divided Toll road . The motorcylist just blasted between us at about 80 mph plus , the other vechile was about 1/2 way past me. Result is the rider clipped my truck mirror and the car mirror, a second latter I get a stiff cross wind which moves me towards the car by about one foot . The idot continued to ride down the road and lane split unaware how close he came falling off and being run over by the following large trucks . This was in very light traffic , he just could not or did not want to time his overtaking moves,I wounder how long he will last ??

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post #8 of 22 Old 10-27-2006, 07:25 PM
 
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I agree with Pete. The traffic conditions were light enough that lane splitting was not necessary but heavy enough that excessive speed would not be recommended. Pete's points were right on target in my opinion. I have nothing against splitting but don't consider this a good example.
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post #9 of 22 Old 10-27-2006, 08:07 PM
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Does anyone else feel vulnerable when coming to a stop light or sitting in the left turn lane?

Not really related to lane splitting, but LS has certainly crossed my mind a couple times when looking at the traffic coming up on my back-side.

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post #10 of 22 Old 10-27-2006, 08:29 PM
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Arguably lane splitting is a dangerous endeavor. Living in LA it becomes a force of habit. When the freeways are jammed past capacity and at a standstill, that space between lanes that that guy just crammed a goldwing down at 50mph starts to look really good. Here in LA people are somewhat accustomed to lane splitting bikes, and some actually move over to give more room. On the other side of that coin there is a motorcycle down almost every day. I do it when traffic is at a stop, or moving slower than 15 miles an hour. After that I hold my place and roll with traffic. I think California is the only state to allow splitting anyway, so if you arent here.....Tooo Badddd!
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