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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:46 pm 
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A friend who teaches motorcycle safety courses recently linked to this 2016 article.
She said that in every class she has to re-educate riders who believe these things.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:15 pm 
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You can add myth number 8: "I don't need ABS"

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:32 pm 
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That's really useful thanks for sharing


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:06 pm 
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You can add myth number 8: "I don't need ABS"



I've never had ABS. Never needed it.

Therefore it's not a myth to me.

You are full of ABS. Maybe without the A :lol:

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you you wrote:
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You can add myth number 8: "I don't need ABS"



I've never had ABS. Never needed it.

Therefore it's not a myth to me.

You are full of ABS. Maybe without the A :lol:


That you you have had no need of it to date is no guarantee you you will not need it in future..
Therefore even for you you its definitely a myth.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:07 am 
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gn2 wrote:
you you wrote:
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You can add myth number 8: "I don't need ABS"



I've never had ABS. Never needed it.

Therefore it's not a myth to me.

You are full of ABS. Maybe without the A :lol:


That you you have had no need of it to date is no guarantee you you will not need it in future..
Therefore even for you you its definitely a myth.



:lol: :lol:

You're mythtaken.

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I hope for you your sake that you you're not. :)

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I hope for you your sake that you you're not. :)



I think I'm immortal.

It's going well so far.

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you you wrote:
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I hope for you your sake that you you're not. :)



I think I'm immortal.

It's going well so far.

Did you mean immoral? You got that one covered at least...

I'd take exception to a few things:
"Myth" 2.) Full-Faced Helmets Restrict Your Visibility: They do, try looking down without moving your head, like to find a zipper. Maybe you can see your instrument cluster, you can't see if your shoelace is untied without extra effort. Helmets also reduce hearing ability.

"Myth" 4.) Loud Pipes Save Lives. They claim exhaust is only out the back, and can be heard only behind you. Well, 25% of traffic is in that direction, 50% in many cases. Sound, however, is not uni-directional, and city driving especially is greatly effected. Loud pipes do tend to create a "space cushion" around a bike. The counter to this is exhausts that are so loud they have detrimental effects on the motorcycle driver.


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It's the concussion as much as the tail end of a muffler. Like a brother with a base in the trunk people know i'm in the blind spot.

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Bikes with loud pipes can be heard in our area long before they are seen. In fact, when we hear a rice rocket (aka a sport bike) winding up we start looking to determine where it is. It could be coming from any direction. We live close to multiple intersecting major 4 to 6 lane streets. However, the one thing that I do know is that with the windows up, the music playing on the radio, and a conversation going on it is hard to hear anything outside of the vehicle. Once the window is rolled down you can get a better sense of the direction of the noise.
However, in this area most windows are rolled up all the time. I have seen emergency vehicles blowing their horns, with their sirens going full volume, and drivers will ignore them. In fact, that is one of the biggest complaints I hear from some of my police friends. No one wants to lose their place in line, so they just sit there and expect someone else to move. Emergency vehicles have had to drive up onto the curb in order to get around traffic. I have also noticed that they will willingly block the intersection. How does a motorcycle have a chance, even with loud pipes, when everyone has their window up and are in their own little world when driving?
The answer is, we have to ride as though we are invisible to everyone, because we are.

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This whole line of hippy crap about kids being the most important thing on the planet has hatched a generation of typically worthless "selfie" dolts who think their presence is a gift to the world. I think the line given to investigating officers after a collision needs to be updated from "I didn't see them" to the following options:

- I saw them and thought they'd move.

- They were in my way and I "cut it a little close."

- It was their fault.

- They shouldn't be allowed on the road.

- Hang on, I'm updating my Facebook status to "Being Ruthlessly Interrogated by a Neanderthal."

- Are we done yet?


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Mel46 wrote:
Bikes with loud pipes can be heard in our area long before they are seen. In fact, when we hear a rice rocket (aka a sport bike) winding up we start looking to determine where it is. It could be coming from any direction. We live close to multiple intersecting major 4 to 6 lane streets. However, the one thing that I do know is that with the windows up, the music playing on the radio, and a conversation going on it is hard to hear anything outside of the vehicle. Once the window is rolled down you can get a better sense of the direction of the noise.
However, in this area most windows are rolled up all the time. I have seen emergency vehicles blowing their horns, with their sirens going full volume, and drivers will ignore them. In fact, that is one of the biggest complaints I hear from some of my police friends. No one wants to lose their place in line, so they just sit there and expect someone else to move. Emergency vehicles have had to drive up onto the curb in order to get around traffic. I have also noticed that they will willingly block the intersection. How does a motorcycle have a chance, even with loud pipes, when everyone has their window up and are in their own little world when driving?
The answer is, we have to ride as though we are invisible to everyone, because we are.


We're not you know.

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