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Had a scare today

Should have a rear camera I guess.
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Holy crap!

Dave, and now you have the proof, but no Rear Camera Yet !!! I have my Wheel Witness in front, and also no Rear Camera Yet.... you should have done a 180 and got his tag #. but how fast would you have had to travel to catch him?

I as you know, was run off the road twice last February, and that is what made me buy my video camera.

but, I have not bought the bullet rear vision camera yet.... I think we need to raise that priority a bit.

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Wow Dave...great reaction reflex. Makes you wonder how the he!! That guy did not see you.
Can't quite make out what you said, but I can guess.

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Wow Dave...great reaction reflex. Makes you wonder how the he!! That guy did not see you.
Can't quite make out what you said, but I can guess.
For a driver to see oncoming traffic and stay in his / her own lane requires deferring texting until safely parked.
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For a driver to see oncoming traffic and stay in his / her own lane requires deferring texting until safely parked.
So true!

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Nice Heads Up! Dave
Doesnt look like they were trying to make a pass... just drifting across the lanes??

Some people use the dots as braille lane reminders, others consider the lines a mere suggestion of where their side ends.
When will self-driving/lane maintaining cars be mandatory for unskilled drivers??

As I gain experience with the Wing = exposure to more traffic, incidents like this are way too frequent!
Thanks to Daves video- I will be laying back more than my usual.
Give the oncoming traffic a better chance of seeing me behind whatever car/truck/general obstruction blocks their VIEW OF ME... and improve my view of approaching trouble
Yes, I am very self-centered... on the issue of being seen!

Im guessing Dave has as bunch of lighting and HID? - like Johns

Sidenote: Followed an 1800 Wing today and saw what comfortable on the bike really looks like~
Corners that I was slowing and planning- his feet stayed on the cruiser pegs = able to pick a line and make the bike maintain it.
There was suspicious drag damage to the lower panels and scraped pegs - torn off LED strips! under his bike~
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Good save Dave!!

Sometimes people just don't give a ****. About 30 years ago I was on my Suzuki next to a guy going across some railroad tracks. He wanted to change lanes I guess. Looked me right in the eye. Then just cut right in front of me running me off the road. Did not care one bit about what happened to me.

I recovered and caught up with him. He wouldn't pull over. So I gave his truck a nice swift kick with my boot!!

Guess I'd react different now. I'd punch him in the face,,,lol.

I think about that every time I cross those tracks. I wonder if he thought about it every time he looked at the dent in the side of his truck.

Ya, ya. I know. Two wrongs don't make a right. But this was 30 years ago.


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Yes, I am very self-centered... on the issue of being seen!

Im guessing Dave has as bunch of lighting and HID? - like Johns

Sidenote: Followed an 1800 Wing today and saw what comfortable on the bike really looks like~
Corners that I was slowing and planning- his feet stayed on the cruiser pegs = able to pick a line and make the bike maintain it.
There was suspicious drag damage to the lower panels and scraped pegs - torn off LED strips! under his bike~

Dave's 1800 has the same exact brand/model of HID lowbeams that my bike does, in fact he installed the ones in my bike.

You don't know what comfort is until you get a set of Mick-O-Pegs, www.ridingiswonderful.com

I stand on those things, lean back against the backrest and just relax for miles and miles letting the kinks in my hips fade away.
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Holy crap!

.. you should have done a 180 and got his tag #. but how fast would you have had to travel to catch him?
I was heading hard for home, had already been delayed twice by road construction and again by slow traffic and it was getting late. It gets dark early this time of year.

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