Very Close Call

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by emcmtony, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. emcmtony

    emcmtony Member

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    While at a red light, minding my own business, enjoying the nice day, I heard a screaching sound behind me. A quick glance in the mirror showed a car coming up behind me. Luckily I left room between me and the car ahead and was off a little to the ride side. I was able to pull up on the right of the car just before the car behind me was in the spot I had just vacated. Always leave it in first....if I had to shift, not sure I would have made it.
     
  2. threesteps

    threesteps Junior Member

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    Way to go. Glad you made a great heads-up move.
     
  3. FLHXTom29715

    FLHXTom29715 Active Member

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    Glad you made it safe and sound, one of the thing's they teach you in the MSF is to keep it in 1st and watch your mirrors.
     
  4. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

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    Hmmm, maybe I ought to start doing that. I always shift to neutral because sometimes the red lights seem like they are never going to come to an end and keeping the clutch squeezed in seemed like an inconvenience. But it sure gave you the jump on that cager coming right towards you!
    Don't squealing tires all around you just scare the daylights outta ya? :D
     
  5. jaceddie

    jaceddie Junior Member

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    Way to keep up on what's going on around you.
     
  6. harley man

    harley man Member

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    Glad they missed you I was rear ended while stopped at a red light, makes you start looking a little better
     
  7. Gezzer Glide

    Gezzer Glide Active Member Contributor

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    Glad you got out of the way. I have a bad habit of kicking it into neutral at a stop light. Gotta stop doing that.
     
  8. futurerider

    futurerider Active Member

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    Good job, this is one of my biggest fears. I try to leave space, stay in gear and look in the mirrors. You just validated it for me.

    Glad you are okay
     
  9. LEE HEIN

    LEE HEIN New Member

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    Another good tip is to keep hitting your brakes so the coming up behind you will (hopefully) see your brake lights.
     
  10. psicard

    psicard New Member

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    i had a crash like that 3 years ago.24,000$ of damage.the good news a new harley