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Old 09-28-2012, 04:18 AM   #16606
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I would really like to know HOW a motorcycle is being passed by a truck.
The day I get passed by a semi truck while I am riding a fully functioning motorcycle on a bright sunny day is the day I hang up my keys and check out.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:59 AM   #16607
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I would really like to know HOW a motorcycle is being passed by a truck...
Ever ridden a Ural?

Seriously though, I know exactly how this could have happened. The motorcyclist could have been doing the speed limit. Sounds crazy, but I stick to the speed limits all the time, and routinely get passed by trucks. I don't like it, but I also don't like speeding tickets.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:28 AM   #16608
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My bike's tires are softer than my car's tires. Population sample = 1.
Tourances on bike, Ecsta MXs on car. Car tyres are waaaaaaaaaay softer. Population sample = 1.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:25 AM   #16609
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:34 AM   #16610
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Anyone know how fast he was actually going? Not as fast as everyone thinks, thats my guess.
But what is really funny is how no one said anything about the truck UP THE MOTORCYCLES ASS! He was tailgating them so close I am surprised he didnt hit them.
but when bikes are doing triple digits everyone say how cool it is....

His speed works out to around 75 mph.

The length of each white line is 10 feet and the following gap in the lines is 30 feet. So the distance from the beginning of one white line to the beginning of the next white line is 40 feet. I started counting lines when I started the video. When I reach 30 lines, I stopped the video and the time elapsed was approximately 11 seconds. The speed worked out to 109 feet per second which converts to approximately 75 mph.

Given that on-line videos are not normally highly calibrated scientific instruments, there is a margin of error on my estimation, but 75 mph is a good ballpark figure. While we don't know what the posted speed limit may have been, the car was definately faster than the other traffic.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:38 AM   #16611
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:45 AM   #16612
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What, you got sumpthin better to do? Relace your bowling shoes? Watch paint dry?
Been studying the dewey decimal system. I hear it's making a comeback.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:25 AM   #16613
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Been studying the dewey decimal system. I hear it's making a comeback.
/sarcasm What is that? Some sort of rain measuring system? /end sarcasm



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Old 09-28-2012, 07:44 AM   #16614
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/sarcasm What is that? Some sort of rain measuring system? /end sarcasm



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Old 09-28-2012, 07:45 AM   #16615
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His speed works out to around 75 mph.

The length of each white line is 10 feet and the following gap in the lines is 30 feet. So the distance from the beginning of one white line to the beginning of the next white line is 40 feet. I started counting lines when I started the video. When I reach 30 lines, I stopped the video and the time elapsed was approximately 11 seconds. The speed worked out to 109 feet per second which converts to approximately 75 mph.

Given that on-line videos are not normally highly calibrated scientific instruments, there is a margin of error on my estimation, but 75 mph is a good ballpark figure. While we don't know what the posted speed limit may have been, the car was definately faster than the other traffic.

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Old 09-28-2012, 08:19 AM   #16616
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His speed works out to around 75 mph.

The length of each white line is 10 feet and the following gap in the lines is 30 feet. So the distance from the beginning of one white line to the beginning of the next white line is 40 feet. I started counting lines when I started the video. When I reach 30 lines, I stopped the video and the time elapsed was approximately 11 seconds. The speed worked out to 109 feet per second which converts to approximately 75 mph.

Given that on-line videos are not normally highly calibrated scientific instruments, there is a margin of error on my estimation, but 75 mph is a good ballpark figure. While we don't know what the posted speed limit may have been, the car was definately faster than the other traffic.
One problem. What are the line distances in the country they are driving in? They ain't in Kansas, there Toto.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:16 AM   #16617
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Tourances on bike, Ecsta MXs on car. Car tyres are waaaaaaaaaay softer. Population sample = 1.
Goodyear Eagle GT on the 350Z, Michelin Pilot Power 2CT on the Husky. Bike tires are softer in my case...
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:07 AM   #16618
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I think it was all the speeding car driver's fault. Why blame the trucker? Who is to say the bike was not running 10mph under the limit and after following for awhile the truck decided to pass. His mirrors were clear because the ass in the car was way back. The car had plenty of time to slow down but decided not to lift or brake and just go around the right side. Bad move, it turns out. Clearly driving beyond his ability.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:14 AM   #16619
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Perfect example of why passing on the right is so dangerous. Lack of understanding of lane usage is probably the biggest threat, besides cell phones, we have as riders. As much as I would like to see higher speed limits here in the states, it would really be a disaster overall. The only reason it works in europe is because they understand lane usage and they have real driver training and they take vehicle inspections seriously.








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Ignorant fuck. Never wondered WHY the truck changed lanes. Too bad he didn't roll it over 6 or 7 times.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:26 AM   #16620
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Perfect example of why passing on the right is so dangerous.
Can't really say I agree with this opinion. The fact that the car was passing on the right didn't really contribute all that much to the outcome IMHO. It had more to do with the fact that when the truck moved left, the car didn't have enough time to see what was on the right because he decided to continue at the same rate of speed instead of slowing down to find out what the truck might have been obscuring. Same thing could have happened if the lane positions were reversed.

Not saying passing on the right is OK, but I don't think this is an example of why it's not OK. It's more an example of why driving a lot faster (car) or slower (motorcycle) than the flow of traffic, and making quick lane changes (truck and car) are bad ideas. As with a lot of crashes, there isn't just one party at fault.
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