That's exactly what I was thinking! Man, you're too quick for me. I would say "words right out of my mouth" but that doesn't seem too applicable for an internet forum.OFFICER737 said:Oh shit!! Hope the rider was ok. I am willing to bet the driver of the cage was paying attn. to the cop car and not his driving!!
mikem317 said:That's exactly what I was thinking! Man, you're too quick for me. I would say "words right out of my mouth" but that doesn't seem too applicable for an internet forum.
Back to point, here's my $0.02 on gear/netural at intersection.
1. I remain in first gear at an intersection stop until the first cage behind me comes to a stop.
2. Check mirrors very often, maybe spending half your time looking at the lights and your rear view mirrors.
3. Cage approaching? Modulate rear light by squeezing and releasing brake lever.
4. Once cage comes to a stop, pull in clutch, tap into N, slowly releasing clutch lever to check for false positive on neutral green light.
Best of both worlds.
I hope that rider is okay too! Man, that must have left a mark. I hope he sues the shit out of that truck driver. Maybe when he can't find an insurance company to insure him and he's paying fines and points and financing a lawsuit settlement, he'll be more attentive to all things driving.sexNstillettos said:
Where the cage comes to a stop is the key element there. Once I notice a cage behind me I'm ready for anything. Usually you can pick up on the fact that they're stopping. But I'll continue to modulate the rear light to get their attention. MSF style.OFFICER737 said:ahahaha.... talk about taking the words out of someone's mouth!! Was thinking the same thing about what to do at the lights. :cheers
mikem317 said:Where the cage comes to a stop is the key element there. Once I notice a cage behind me I'm ready for anything. Usually you can pick up on the fact that they're stopping. But I'll continue to modulate the rear light to get their attention. MSF style.
Not sure if you're familar w/ them, but there are rear taillight modulators that you can install, basically the same thing as a headlight modulator except for the rear. Creates a little "bounce" to the light when the machine's ignition is on. Photo sensor detects if its dark out and then cancels the modulation (for safety and legal reasons I believe).OFFICER737 said:Same here. I was actually thinking of adding a 2nd brake light to the rear that flashes on it's own. Maybe it will get the cager's attn.
Ouch. Nice custom high-mount carbon fiber can a la taxi cab.Rogue6 said:The exact same thing happened to my good friend on an R6 last year. He was sitting at a red light at night and a taxi smashed into him going about 30mph. The bike was thrown forward and he went forward, up, and rotated backwards, landing on his head. The helmet he had on most likely saved his life. Note the yellow paint on the license plate from the cab in the last picture.
Don't count on it, snoflk. We very often don't visibly register to motorists. Ride in a way that always accomodates for this fact. Do not leave you safety up to a potentially false assumption that other motorists have seen you. Always assume you are invisible. This is nothing new. Stay safe.snoflk said:Crazy stuff, hope people start looking better for bikes it seems like there are alot more out these days