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Loud Pipe Perspective

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Perhaps NY should just legalize lanesplitting and then there'll be no problem. Might just ease that traffic congestion a little as well.

Oh, and First Post!!
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I don't think it matters a damn what bike you ride or how noisey it is ,most cagers seem to get pissed off when you lane split.They hate to sit in traffic and let a bike rider get ahead of them,or get to close to thier paint work.It makes them nervous and angry.I've lost count of the number of times cagers have closed the gap in slow moving traffic or accelerated away from the lights and pushed me over into the next lane.They even get pissed off when you park your bike in a paid car space when there's no dedicated motorcycle parking bays available.Lets face it,most of them can't think outside thier comfortable little boxes.
Re: Complacency can kill.

Why wear a helmet ?I once knew a guy who had the same attitude about wearing shoes in hot weather,he only rode a 100cc motorcycle so why bother he said .One day I came across an ambulance and cop car holding up the traffic while they tended a victim,and quess who it was? My shoeless aqaintance had slid out on a tight corner and the rough surface ground half his toes and foot away .Needles to say,he was permanantly crippled .I knew there was a reason why motorcyclist should wear protection,and that accident is always a good reminder for me.
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