First post in the Face Plant (now moved to the perfect line) - no accident, but I saw my maker. I drew you a picture (below) so it would make sense - I hope it does. Quick background: - 2006 Yamaha Stratoliner. Just purchased it. Last night I removed and lubed both the clutch and brake lever pivot pins. - 8/14/17 - Our family's 12 year-old yellow lab (Scout) had seizure and didn't fully recover. We decided we were going to put him down tomorrow (8/15/17, today). - Today 6AM - made it to work fine, noticed clutch engagement was different. - Today 11:30am - left work early for vet appointment to put Scout down ($165) - Today 11:45am - Clutch slipping in 5th gear. Pulled over and discovered I didn't assemble the pivot correctly. Did a quick side of the road fix - had tools - no issue. The $hit Hit the Fan: - Today 11:50 am - See pic below. I was crossing the intersection from the east to the west, my path is the RED line. - CAR A and B - Car A was stopped at a red light. It turned green and he wasn't going. Car B was honking at him to GO!!!! I estimate 7-10 seconds of green light passed before car A moved. - Car C and D - Were waiting for A and B to go. Car C and D had a flashing yellow intersection turn signal - yield to oncoming traffic, but can turn if clear. - Me - Happily passed car A and B in the slow lane because they were stopped - duh! - Car C and D - decided to GO GO GO because fucking car A was checking email or douching - either way. - Me - Some how - I passed between car C and D at 50 mph, not hardly having time to apply brakes or react (glad I didn't). C and D could not see me, not their fault. C and D we moving fast because they were trying to beat A and B through the dumbass intersection. There was 10-15' between C and D - make sense? Lessons learned: Test ride bike after service, if it don't feel right, fix it. 12 year-old dogs die, which is sad. 1 euthanasia is better than 2, in most cases. Don't trust intersections - ever. Flashing yellow intersection turn signals suck for motorcycles I am glad to be here. Here is Scout 11 years ago. He helped us raise 3 kids (now one more on the way). Loved by all. A good dog. After the seizure, he cannot walk, his back legs dont work, He is in pain. Bringing him to the vet now. Here is scout today. The kids are taking it hard.