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07-12-2013, 11:51 PM,
#16
Re: RE: Lane Splitting / Filtering
(07-12-2013, 11:17 PM)commonground Wrote: At first I thought "no way" on the lane splitting but, now after my research and thinking about it, I think that speed is the most important factor. Slower maneuvering through traffic is not as terrifying as the hell bent Russian approach. I, myself, don't have the balls to do it but, I don't have a reason to be in a situation where it would be necessary either. Being retired and a country rider I pick my battles. Shy

I think we all pick up battles when on a bike

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07-13-2013, 02:04 AM,
#17
RE: Lane Splitting / Filtering
Lane splitting is not for me either. I probably would scrape both sides of my bike along the cars much like the ship in "Galaxy Quest" as the ship was piloted out of the space station (the BEST scene).

You would have to have a lot of control of your bike balance and an absence of surprise road conditions (i.e., potholes, slick stripes, reflector bumps, etc.).
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07-13-2013, 03:04 AM,
#18
RE: Lane Splitting / Filtering
I was sketchy the first time too...
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07-13-2013, 03:50 AM,
#19
RE: Lane Splitting / Filtering
(07-12-2013, 03:38 PM)Keith Wrote: i believe it is only legal to split in 2 states, CA and TX, TX just adopted it a couple years ago and not too many know about it, was real quiet.
it's still not legal here in TX. there was a measure or a bill or something that was up for consideration a couple years ago but it died and was never even voted on. not sure what is in the works at the moment, but still not legal.
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07-17-2013, 10:27 PM,
#20
RE: Lane Splitting / Filtering
I would never do that. That's just asking for trouble.

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07-17-2013, 10:45 PM,
#21
RE: Lane Splitting / Filtering
(07-13-2013, 02:04 AM)SnaykByte Wrote: Lane splitting is not for me either. I probably would scrape both sides of my bike along the cars much like the ship in "Galaxy Quest" as the ship was piloted out of the space station (the BEST scene).

You would have to have a lot of control of your bike balance and an absence of surprise road conditions (i.e., potholes, slick stripes, reflector bumps, etc.).

Im suprised at the number of times you can liken riding situations or things with sci-fi movies lol... but I too think that scene was hilarious
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07-25-2013, 02:20 PM,
#22
Re: RE: Lane Splitting / Filtering
(07-13-2013, 02:04 AM)SnaykByte Wrote: You would have to have a lot of control of your bike balance and an absence of surprise road conditions (i.e., potholes, slick stripes, reflector bumps, etc.).

You would be surprised, the balance and control needed are the same as any riding situation. As far as surprises go, that paranoid attention to the road does increase. I'm always scanning from right on front of me to ten plus cars ahead. Road conditions you get used to in the roads you travel most. New roads do get a touch dodgy.
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07-25-2013, 03:22 PM,
#23
Lane Splitting / Filtering
Ok. I am guessing none of you have driven/ridden in Florida. Most people think turn signals are optional and many snowbirds and tourists. And you know the thing people do where they pull the vehicle all the way to the edge of their lane, sometimes partly into the other lane, to get a better view of whats holding up traffic? Yeah.

I do see some crotchrockets lane split, very rarely for short distances, since it isn't legal. But, they are more agile bikes compared to cruisers.
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07-25-2013, 03:58 PM,
#24
Re: Lane Splitting / Filtering
I do things on Suzie that my rocket riding friends would never do. Its all about the training. MSF now offers a cruiser version of the sport bike riders course. Same course but only cruisers are in it.

I'll give the torque/speed advantage to the rockets but I can throw my lady as hard as any rocket rider can.
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07-25-2013, 04:42 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-25-2013, 04:43 PM by zag.)
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Re: Lane Splitting / Filtering
Up north you may turn right on red yield to pedestrian even though they are half way of their crossing. Popo may honk on you if he's on the back and you are taking time. Everyone is in rush here; people honk if doing limits. All Speedy Gonzalez. :D
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07-25-2013, 05:38 PM,
#26
RE: Lane Splitting / Filtering
man, could have sworn that my bud sent me a bill that said passed, although a hpd friend said he would pull you over regardless.
just saw a rocket doing it sunday on 75 and 635, everything from inbetween lanes to the shoulder and we were moving at least 60.
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07-25-2013, 07:05 PM,
#27
Lane Splitting / Filtering
@et_geckoe I completely agree with the importance of good training. I have been riding since age 11, and instruction was provided to me by a seasoned rider. by no means consider myself a great rider, but I will say I have skills at least a touch better than the novice rider.

My concerns are focused more on variables such as speed limits, road type, and typical levels of driver (cager) aggressiveness and distraction.

What are the advantages of lane/splitting? Pretty certain the video in the OP featured a rider (I admit seems skilled and comfortable on the bike) taking unnecessary risk for shits and giggles.
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07-25-2013, 08:08 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-25-2013, 08:11 PM by Vie.)
#28
RE: Lane Splitting / Filtering
(07-25-2013, 07:05 PM)Agspace Wrote: @et_geckoe I completely agree with the importance of good training. I have been riding since age 11, and instruction was provided to me by a seasoned rider. by no means consider myself a great rider, but I will say I have skills at least a touch better than the novice rider.

My concerns are focused more on variables such as speed limits, road type, and typical levels of driver (cager) aggressiveness and distraction.

What are the advantages of lane/splitting? Pretty certain the video in the OP featured a rider (I admit seems skilled and comfortable on the bike) taking unnecessary risk for shits and giggles.

Hey @Agspace ! @commonground posted a legit video of seasoned riders explaining the pros and cons of lane splitting / sharing. It's a good couple minutes of your time:

(07-12-2013, 06:18 PM)commonground Wrote: Here is a take on lane splitting or filtering that I found on You Tube. I found it very interesting. Sounds like the US is the only holdout on lane splitting. Interesting that the training in the UK is putting you right in the middle of it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNGD9AAIfFU Undecided

They have some good info and they talk about why every country other than the US allows lane splitting.
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07-25-2013, 11:26 PM,
#29
RE: Lane Splitting / Filtering
to put it into my perspective...and this may ramble...
it nearly eliminates the risk of being rear ended.
it is much better for the cooling of the bike (for those who don't know, the 07 1100 Custom is entirely air cooled)
much faster
for me pissing off the cagers is an added bonus
San Diego is MOSTLY used to and comfortable with the concept and some try to make the room if at all possible.
By splitting I actually help reduce traffic, pollution, and the likelihood of causing a major problem by overheating and being stuck in the way
I'm sure there's more but i cant think of it.
The benefits to myself and others far outweigh the risk to myself. I know this is a hard concept for people raised on bikes without it but it really isn't as scary as it seems...once you've done it a time or two
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07-26-2013, 01:08 PM,
#30
RE: Lane Splitting / Filtering
(07-26-2013, 07:32 AM)commonground Wrote: It is very scary to me, maybe because I have never done it. It really pulls my pucker string to watch the videos. I have stated before that, I stay away as far from cagers as possible. Of course, I don't often get into a situation in which I would even have the opportunity to use it. I am very much a solo rider on lesser traffic roads. Lol

BTW, I look at the Harley riders around here and they have foot pegs on their huge engine guards sticking out about 6 inches on each side and think about lane splitting. Oh. sorry for that scratch down the side there mate.


Biggrin Hahahaha! I literally laughed out loud on that one.

I was scared $h*tless the first time I did it. If anyone is familiar with San Diego traffic on Friday's on the I-15, that was my first time. I was on my tiny little Ninjette (bless her heart) and I was cruising at like 20 mph between traffic, which was stop and go. My face was probably red as a tomato cause my face was hot and my ears where pulsing. My jaw hurt later on that evening, later I asked my "mentor" why that happens and he mentioned (my mentor happened to be a dentist that I was assisting for) that alot of riders lock their jaws unknowingly for various reasons. Mine happened to be because of the lane splitting.
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