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i had a close close close call and the only thing that saved me was my practice on the emergince braking ....this guy dident have brake lights...i dident know that till he was screachen his tires in front of me so i had to hit the brakes hard and then i was good but the rear just locked up and then i slid out and i barly got out of a low sider ...i guess i risked the high siide but it was reflex... and ended up stoping right at his driver side door close enoughf to almost slap him!! :rant: :cursin:

EDIT: the guy was scraching his tires because he dident pay attention and there was a guy turning left in front of him so he had no were to go
 

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This is one reason I hate to ride behind large trucks or vans. I want to be able to see through the windows of vehicles that are ahead of me so that I know when traffic is slowing, turning, etc. You need to make sure that you pay attention several cars ahead, not just to the car right in front of you. If you see something before the driver in front of you sees it, then you can react earlier. Also, you need to stay a bit farther back from the car in front of you. Even if he has no brake lights, you should be able to tell when he is slowing down. And in a sudden stop, YOU won't have to panic brake if you're far enough back. This is something you will learn in time, but it's second nature to me these days. You want to keep at LEAST two seconds distance on city streets and at LEAST four seconds distance on the highway.
 

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yeah i know it was kinda my fault and also this was one of those work trucks and i couldent see through the windows!
 

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JK_DILLA said:
What was your lane position? And how fast were you going?
it was a single lane and i was in the left of it(i stay to the left or right depenting on oncoming trafic to see the pot holes and rode conditions)


i was only going 45 and it is a 50 MPH rode
 

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Glad to hear you ended up ok!!! Good going Bull! Just try keeping an eye further up on the road. A major flaw with most drivers and riders!!! You should have seen the other guy turning even if the guy directly in front of you didn't!!
 

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Glad to hear you didn't eat it, Bull! Quick reflexes are definitely a must when riding a MC. But yea like was said, you gotta be looking far ahead at what's going on waaay up ahead. If you start seeing brake lights up ahead, then be prepared to stop or slow down, even if the person in front of you hasn't yet reacted. Remember what I said about not trusting anybody? My point proven exactly. Although not having brake lights is indeed a huge hinderance. I hate getting behind people without brake lights, though it seems everyday I get stuck behind some GM vehicle with brake lights that don't work... go figure :cursin:
 
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