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07-14-2011 02:15 PM
AlvinTostig
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Originally Posted by Davidnft View Post
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!

Above all, stay out of the blind spots.
07-14-2011 10:01 AM
Davidnft
Spec

Those are the questions I have been going over in my mind. Thank you for the heads up.
07-13-2011 03:31 PM
Spec
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Originally Posted by Davidnft View Post
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


?
07-13-2011 01:23 PM
Crazy Jake 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
07-13-2011 09:01 AM
planalp Glad to hear it was just a scare. Ride like you're invisible.



07-13-2011 12:36 AM
Lockjaw Congrats and keep your head on a swivel.



07-12-2011 11:06 PM
Davidnft
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!

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