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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-24-2016, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Watch your REAR!

Only accident I have ever been in I was stopped & hit from the rear.
I was sore for a week but nothing broken. $3700 of damage to my 07 400 when I had it. The rider in this accident wasn't so lucky. He died a day later. He was stopped at the signal and hit from the rear.

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Hence my aversion to sitting in traffic. I go in between the cars whenever I can, whether on the freeway or at stop lights. I'm lucky, it's tolerated here in CA. If I'm the first at a stoplight or can't get between the cars, I give myself an emergency exit by stopping short, monitor my mirrors and then modulate the rear brake light as cagers approach. If need be, I'll move to my emergency space.

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I also live in California like Liamjs, and I have avoided some rear-end accidents but going between traffic. Some drivers just aren't as careful as they should be at times.

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Good post, a reminder to watch that rear. That being said I would like to hear what others have done to light up the rear with additional taillights, stop lights etc. Lets hear your ideas.

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I've been thinking about getting both a flashing brake light, and one of those laser things that puts a pattern on the ground behind me. Don't know how effective the laser would be in the daytime, but the strobe surely should be! In addition to a high-viz helmet and jacket, edging over to the extreme left-side of the lane so that I can move out of the way if someone comes up quickly on me from behind, and anything else I can think of.

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In my many years of riding a motorcycle, I tried to be careful about leaving the bike in gear when stopped at a light, just in case I needed to quickly get out of the way. But of course, like a lot of us, I found myself frequently taking the bike out of gear so I can give my hand a rest. If I saw something coming from my rear I would need the extra second or two to put the bike in gear and get out of the way. One of the many things I enjoy about my scoot is the knowledge that I can take off at an instant.

I had flashing brake lights on my motorcycles, but have yet to install them on my scoot. Something I hope to get done in the next few weeks. They not only are an advantage when stopping, but I also used them on and off while stopped at a light with traffic behind me.

Even with all these precautions, I still got rear ended at a stop sign just months before I gave up my cycle for my Burgman. I was fortunate in that it amounted to nothing more than a moderate fender bender. Gagers... in my case a big Escalde, just have difficulty "seeing" us..

"S__t Happens....!" So I take all the reasonable precautions and say a little prayer before turning my throttle.
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oh yeah almost happened to us 4 weeks ago

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2 small tricks I was taught:

Always have an escape route and leave enough clearance to use it.

Always point your front wheel away from oncoming traffic/danger/obstacles, so that if you do get hit you are more likely to track in the safest direction.
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I do the tricks that Bluebottle recommends and once had use them. I saw a guy coming up fast in my mirrors so I advanced to the open turn lane. Once I started to move the guy must have seen me and slammed on his brakes. Do impact but if I hadn't been the one paying attention there might have been.

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