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i never lane split...only because i don't go "there" (roads which might make it possible/traffic which makes it desireable)....but another added piece of advice might be "look at their heads". cagers usually (not always) do a head twitch/turn just before they change lanes (into you).
-parks
ps. and don't ride (or let "them" get you) mad no matter what "they" do or you might be the one doing something stupid....
 

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I'd like to see the law from Californicate that specifically states motorcycles "splitting or sharing lanes with automobiles" is actually legal

this was mulled about a while ago elsewhere and my reading on it boiled down to this

it's not actually legal but the wording doesn't actually make it illegal
 

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quote:- always split commercial trucks on the left...
Smarter words were never spoken, as far as I'm concerned. I hate it when people pass my truck on the left, especially motorcycles. Folks don't know how invisible they can be. Besides, it only makes it that much harder for the trucker to get back into the right hand lane.
 

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attention in the paddock......tex mawby and teamsuperawesomes will be in attendance friday thru monday.

with special guest appearance by BUCK AWESOME!

looks like it will be four days of fast bikes and good times!

see you there.

texy

p.s. - geet, what's this caferacer BIG display hub-bub about?
 

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quote:Also new this year will be a special display of pre-1980 cafe racers of any marque. And, in honor of Triumph, the Featured Marque for 2008 VMD, modern Bonnevilles and Thruxtons that have been customized in the cafe racer style are also welcome. If you would like to show off your cafe racer at VMD, send an e-mail to Will Stoner at the AMA or call (614) 856-1900, ext. 1415.
http://www.amadirectlink.com/vmd/2008/
 

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caferacer.net needs to REPRESENT.

yo rosko, organize the tribes (i.e.- send it out to the vinmotos).

i am spreading the word via the dealerships in my territory.

should be EPIC!

texy

p.s.- yo ghetto....moonshine and cigarettes!
 

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CoOhVinmoto is there. We got a space in the fuggin SHADE, just a hop, skip and jump from the toilets that FLUSH.

Anybody else gonna be there Thursday night?

And on topic: the only lane splitters I've ever seen in Ohio are squids (and they're just showing off). Guess we just don't have that aggro approach to traffic like you East coasters. Our driving habits are more passive/aggressive in fly-over country.
 

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Can't wait for VMD, got the last room at the shitty Econolodge. Anybody here have a vending space we can hang out at? I thought I had 1st dib on the space I had a part of last year, but I guess not!
 

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Lane splitting is not legal in CA. Its just not technically illegal. And its technically called lane sharing.

The main thing to do when lane splitting is minding the gaps. If you're splitting, and there's a gap on one side of you, you're going to get run over by a sudden lane changing idiot.

And get a loud horn.
 

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in this state, automobile drivers are literally driven to violent rage and will indeed try to nail a cyclists that "shares" or "splits" a lane

even when threading the needle through the non-car-driving rolling pylon course

you better make sure you position yourself to out maneuver and out horsepower them

not a day passes that it doesn't shock me to see a driver react in rage provoked merely by the very simple act of me on my bike, powering and fancy footing right past and thru the long lines of them..... safely and legally so

it's almost like they demand that extra window of non-attention paying and careless driving comfort which means they can text message, munch bagels, put on make up, jerk off, and so on while doing their very slack and irresponsible version of automobile driving

I largely have nothing but contempt and loathing for the large masses of miserably incompetent and disrespectful lot of automobile drivers with whom we all must share OUR roads with

every day I take charge and set a fine example for other motorcyclists

teach the cagers their place on the roads

and desensitize them for the day when they may legally and morally be required to yield to more agile vehicles that do indeed consume less of this planet's resources
 

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quote:Originally posted by HackAsaw

in this state, automobile drivers are literally driven to violent rage and will indeed try to nail a cyclists that "shares" or "splits" a lane

even when threading the needle through the non-car-driving rolling pylon course

you better make sure you position yourself to out maneuver and out horsepower them

not a day passes that it doesn't shock me to see a driver react in rage provoked merely by the very simple act of me on my bike, powering and fancy footing right past and thru the long lines of them..... safely and legally so

it's almost like they demand that extra window of non-attention paying and careless driving comfort which means they can text message, munch bagels, put on make up, jerk off, and so on while doing their very slack and irresponsible version of automobile driving

I largely have nothing but contempt and loathing for the large masses of miserably incompetent and disrespectful lot of automobile drivers with whom we all must share OUR roads with

every day I take charge and set a fine example for other motorcyclists

teach the cagers their place on the roads

and desensitize them for the day when they may legally and morally be required to yield to more agile vehicles that do indeed consume less of this planet's resources

and One shall come to lead them...
 

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quote:Originally posted by krapfever

CoOhVinmoto is there. We got a space in the fuggin SHADE, just a hop, skip and jump from the toilets that FLUSH.

Anybody else gonna be there Thursday night?

And on topic: the only lane splitters I've ever seen in Ohio are squids (and they're just showing off). Guess we just don't have that aggro approach to traffic like you East coasters. Our driving habits are more passive/aggressive in fly-over country.
I will be there thursday night if the bikes hold out on the ride.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Geeto67
Anybody else gonna be there Thursday night?

I will be there thursday night if the bikes hold out on the ride.
You'll be there Thursday night even if we have to trailer queen the Guzzi.... Or the Dunstall. The trick will be getting back on Sunday. I'm planning on heading out with one open spot on the trailer but coming back there won't be an open spot. Oh well we'll figure it out. Part of the adventure.....

Jim
 

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quote:Originally posted by Diamondj

quote:Originally posted by Geeto67
Anybody else gonna be there Thursday night?

I will be there thursday night if the bikes hold out on the ride.
You'll be there Thursday night even if we have to trailer queen the Guzzi.... Or the Dunstall. The trick will be getting back on Sunday. I'm planning on heading out with one open spot on the trailer but coming back there won't be an open spot. Oh well we'll figure it out. Part of the adventure.....

Jim
is this a definite that you bought something or are you going with cash in hand and a lust in your heart that you are going to find something?

to be honest - if I get a too good to pass up offer on my bike I still might be riding shotgun with you anyway. Not that I am looking to sell but considering people are willing to pay stupid money for cafe racers right now....maybe.....
 

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quote:Originally posted by Geeto67
is this a definite that you bought something or are you going with cash in hand and a lust in your heart that you are going to find something?

to be honest - if I get a too good to pass up offer on my bike I still might be riding shotgun with you anyway. Not that I am looking to sell but considering people are willing to pay stupid money for cafe racers right now....maybe.....
I always wander the swap meet and auction with lust in my heart. Usually I don't have enough cash in my hand (or pocket) to get into too much trouble. Last year Eugene offered me his GT500 racer at a price I couldn't refuse. Unfortunately, the bike was in Canada at the time. We were supposed to meet up during the year in-between sometime to complete the deal but logistics have been a bitch and it will be Ohio before I can get it. I had planned on bringing the GS1000 and either a T500, the CB500T, or maybe the T125 as a pit bike. Then again, trailer slot two might be another T500 race bike or a CB350 race bike..... Too many projects!

Jim
 
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