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post #1 of 4 Old 11-16-2019, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Near Miss With A Honda Civic

I took my 2017 KLR out for a ride on my 60th birthday October 28th. The last day for my insurance.
I was on my way home to park the cycle for the winter. It was sunny but quite cold. I live in Northwest Canada.
Because of the so cold I was driving slower that I normally would be.
I was driving past a park a short distance from home when a Honda Civic suddenly started to turn across my lane.
I applied both brakes hard and almost came to a stop when the driver actually looked to see if there was anything coming towards her.
She stopped the car just partially blocking my lane avoiding a collision. It was pretty close.
The Tusk oversize rotor I installed was a good investment. I would not have been going very fast if we had collided but still you never know
what the results will be.

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post #2 of 4 Old 11-17-2019, 05:51 PM
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The oversized rotor for the KLR is money well spent. Glad that it was only a close call!
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post #3 of 4 Old 11-17-2019, 06:02 PM
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Glad to hear that you made it safely home. Whew!!

Do you not Normally run HIGH Beam in the daytime? I occasionally forget and occasionally get an unpleasant reminder as to Why I Normally DO.

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post #4 of 4 Old 11-29-2019, 08:44 PM
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Highbeam, yes; and sometimes a change of your position within your lane.
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