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Davidnft 07-12-2011 11:06 PM

1st close encounter
 
I picked up my 2011 KLR on Friday and today I had my first close encounter with being clipped by a BMW changing lanes and hitting me on the highway. She waved to say sorry. (Or kiss my A$#)
I have worked 3 out of the 4 days that I owned it but managed to put on 200+ miles on her. I love this bike!

Lockjaw 07-13-2011 12:36 AM

Congrats and keep your head on a swivel.




planalp 07-13-2011 09:01 AM

Glad to hear it was just a scare. Ride like you're invisible.




Crazy Jake 07-13-2011 01:23 PM

I hate that stuff…. I was riding the other and I saw a car backing down a drive way…. I almost came to a stop anticipation of them backing in front of me. They did not but boy I still had chills

Spec 07-13-2011 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Davidnft (Post 86544)
I picked up my 2011 KLR on Friday and today I had my first close encounter with being clipped by a BMW changing lanes and hitting me on the highway. She waved to say sorry. (Or kiss my A$#)
I have worked 3 out of the 4 days that I owned it but managed to put on 200+ miles on her. I love this bike!


Looking back on your close call what could you have done to prevent this? Were you in her blindspot? Not anticipating a car pulling into an open space ahead of you? Didn't leave yourself an escape route? What?

Analyze the incident this should be a learning experience for you.

ls this your first bike? Have you had rider training like a MSF Basic Rider Course? have you read David Hough's book ?

Davidnft 07-14-2011 10:01 AM

Spec
 
Those are the questions I have been going over in my mind. Thank you for the heads up.

AlvinTostig 07-14-2011 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Davidnft (Post 86544)
I picked up my 2011 KLR on Friday and today I had my first close encounter with being clipped by a BMW changing lanes and hitting me on the highway. She waved to say sorry. (Or kiss my A$#)
I have worked 3 out of the 4 days that I owned it but managed to put on 200+ miles on her. I love this bike!

Congrats on the bike!:35a:

Above all, stay out of the blind spots.:50:


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