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  1. #21
    Superbike Twin
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    I will ad a little more.

    Because my focus is on; "the car turning left in front of you" !
    Because if you don't know this is a thing !
    A danger that as plagued motorcyclists for a long time !
    Maybe the number one killer !

    I knew of this danger for the better part of 35 years !
    I have been on the lookout for it on all my rides !
    I have said to myself countless times: is he seeing me ? don't you dare move buddy !
    Trying to make eye contact if possible !

    It was the first time one actually almost got me !
    And I have learned from it !

    That it can sometimes not even be there at the beginning but present itself (form itself) at the last second with no warning !
    The one that will get you is that one !
    Not the one that does it 50 feet from you giving you time to hit the brakes hard and have a close call and leaving you swearing in your helmet !
    No it's the one that does it when your so close that you can't reason as to why he is not seeing you.

    The one that is there waiting for his chance to turn will be looking in your direction longer (better chance to see you).
    The one that never stopped but just got to the intersection and proceeded right away to turn did not take the time needed !
    So he does not see you and he did not even give you a chance to see him also !

    Ok I think I have exhausted this subject

  2. #22
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    Oh I wasn't complaining on you there Mabior !

    Just wanted to be clear on what I was trying say and hoped to not come across as...

    Time does weird things to the mind !
    Perspectives change...

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    Time made me think too much and sell the music machine
    Blue and white ones are faster

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  5. #24
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    It's your right to choose !
    Freedom is a wonderful thing

    Sucks when others force your hand d'oh.

  6. #25
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    I'm still here

    I will explain one more thing

    Why ?
    Why did I take the time to wright so much ?

    Well simply because this as been on my mind ever since this happened !
    I have replayed 100 of times in my head..
    What could I have done ??

    The one thing that comes back is lights !
    The summer before I was using my fog led's with good success.
    That summer one of my led's was giving out so I compensated by using my HID's thinking it was enough !
    Right before I left for that ride home I flipped on my high beams telling to myself; sorry everybody I don't want no one to cut me off !
    I was dumbfounded stupefied that he was not seeing me ( he eventually did ) !
    I believe if I had last years combo of led's he would have seen me !
    I'm OK now, and will do even more next year.

  7. #26
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    double post..

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