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I now have some C+G Hindsight Bar-End Mirrors fitted.
They are excellent quality and value, and can be a positive life saver. But before I tap up a product review....
Some of you may have freaked when you read "Lane Splitting" but here is a nice write-up I found that sheds a Lil light on the subject.
http://www.ducatimonster.org/faq/faq_lanesplit.html
all input appreciated.
 

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yah, i do that ONLY in a safe legal manner! :D
 

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They are trying to pass a bill in NJ for legal lane splitting.....but personally, since there are so many laws the drivers in NJ don;t follow or pay attention to anyway...it would be like taking one's life in his own hands if you tried it. I think NJ is where Road Rage was invented.
 

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Lanesplitting in Detroit was done in Grand Marquis. If you're not lanesplitting on a bike, you just got ran over.
 

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Having lived in So Cal for about 15 years befor moving to China lane spit on a regular basis. It was th only way to make it home on the 405 freeway with out havign to spend 3 hours from LA to Huntington beach (surf city)

I did it every day on the way to work and bak.

Its col ther as teh commuter crowd knows the bikes do it. No one spits out the window at you, no one opens a door on you and the actually tend to move over a bit if the see you in the rear views.

Now there are a few idiots no doubt but for the most part it was not to hair raising.

However I did do it at about 80 MPH whlie trafic was crawling and that is just plain stupid on my part. But then I was only hit once in all that time so not too bad.

I now know what a ping pong ball feels like bouncing between cars. OUCH! Good-bye Ninja 1000!

I found a small nimble bike like the FZR I eventually setteld for for commuting was much better thinner and not too fast but fast enough to get me out of trouble...or into it.

Just my 2 cents but if th state of N.J. is going to say its Ok then after a while I think people will realize it and you might be safe eventually.

Cali has been doing it for decades so the mind set is there. I would use total caution of course in a state that just intros it.

Drive by this rule look n6 directions listen in 8 adn you might be alive to tel about it. Its an aquired skill adn I felt scared shitless at first then I startd to relax and noticed that peopele pullinig into other lanes or moving over in a lane made tell tale moves. A look into the rear view a head movements its all eyes in 100 directions type of driving total concentration but its do-able.

And most important even at high speeds I always looked for an out. Where would I go if a guy suddenly changed lanes on me?

Sorry to get so wordy hope this helped.
 

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I don't do it with cars much here. They are all out to get me !!!
I only do it with another rider if we ride togeather often and i know his skill level !! :)
 

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Thx for the input guys. I have a few pics here of my zook fitted up with the tank skin I wanted to show chinasteve, plus a couple that show the fold-ability of the C+G Hindsight 'lane-splitter' bar end mirrors. If you run a tapemeasure across the full wingspan of the renthal bars with the mirrors extended you would find that foldability is a great asset for riding close between two cars, and also for storing the bike in limited spaces, but if the gap between vehicles was getting a bit tight you can flip them in..or they will fold in if you clip a truck body en-route through the gap you are riding in unlike a solid fixing. They have a 'detent' ball/swivel mounting wihch enables you to click them straight back into the alignment you have set-up with just a finger push having been hit or folded.
There are two ways to mount these, and an expander bar-end conversion is available, but I opted to retain the original bar end weights to dampen any vibes and not risk a fuzzy img in the lense.

Here are some pics: http://72.41.238.69/dressings.html

And here is a Lil more in here :http://www.partsmag.com/0612/streetfighter-0612/StreetFighter-0612.html
 

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DougZ said:
They are trying to pass a bill in NJ for legal lane splitting.....but personally, since there are so many laws the drivers in NJ don;t follow or pay attention to anyway...it would be like taking one's life in his own hands if you tried it. I think NJ is where Road Rage was invented.
+1 on that man
I just don't trust the cagers to "do the right thing" when I'm driving down the road. I wouldn't do it if it was legal
 
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