User Tag List

Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 36 of 36

Thread: Lane splitting

  1. #21
    Member rubin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    where money grows
    Motorbike
    A 2 wheeled one
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    441
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Got a mate who used to be a traffic cop and in his words, it's a clusterfuck.

    By the letter of the law, if you pas a vehicle in the same lane on the right, you can do so at any speed provided it is safe to do so.

    You can only pass a vehicle in the same lane on the left, if that vehicle is stationary.

    He also said (as has been said above) that some coppers are c*nts and will try and have a crack and book you on something. Others may just have a word with you and a 'be safe mate' msg, and others still will let it slide.

    His rule of thumb, do it when traffic is crawling or stopped - no worries. Do it at 80km/h they'll get you


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Likes henrys, xor liked this post

  2. #22
    Member agrid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Liked
    2779 times
    Posts
    14,134
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    56 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just ask yourself, "What's the worst thing that can happen here."
    If its going under the wheels of a cement mixer at 80kmh... don't do it.
    If its flicking the review mirror of some ponce in a Peugeot... do it.
    -
    Likes Tim the PM, xor liked this post

  3. #23
    Member Hillz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Mundaring
    Motorbike
    ZX10R, DRZ400SM
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    1,364
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    that is a good point agrid

    i split up & down great eastern highway all day every day, mainly because of the idiots who think they have the right to sit just under the limit all the way from midland to mundaring in the right hand lane. so i enjoy blowing their doors off. However my number one rule is never split when there is a bus, BGC truck or basically anything bigger than a 200 series

  4. #24
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Brookdale WA
    Motorbike
    Gpx 250 suzuki bandit 1250
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    720
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hillz View Post
    split everything that looks splitable
    roko juvies look splittable. but i wouldnt..
    Quote Originally Posted by Paraletic View Post
    little end bearing. best describes as the sound of 'A little black man with a hammer in your engine'. big end sounds like a bigger black man...

  5. #25
    Member Hillz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Mundaring
    Motorbike
    ZX10R, DRZ400SM
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    1,364
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny D View Post
    roko juvies look splittable. but i wouldnt..
    those were the days... i went to high school in roko for a few years in the mid/late 90's, wild times for surel..lol

  6. #26
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Port Kennedy
    Motorbike
    Honda CBR500r
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    21
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sprint View Post
    Safety is key, and of course is relative, not only to the situation at hand, but most definitely your own skills as a rider.
    S.
    This is why I haven't really tried filtering yet, newly licenced and I think my skills are quite good enough to comfortably filter yet. Would rather not hit someones car due to my lack of skill and experience.
    2013 Honda CBR500r
    1996 Nissan Stagea
    1979 Ford Escort

  7. #27
    Member dwillia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Nollamara
    Motorbike
    2015 MT07 2012 FZ8n
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    393
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I was the same but I was stuck in traffic on charles street one day and just went fuck it - now or never, haven't looked back and only hit one car mirror so far!

  8. #28
    Member Huggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Westeros
    Motorbike
    Blek Suzuki
    Liked
    1914 times
    Posts
    3,139
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Don't split, it's illegal as fuck and you will die.

  9. #29
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Earth, man.
    Motorbike
    CBR600RR
    Liked
    10 times
    Posts
    444
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    But did you die?

    Edit: To be serious, if you split with a large speed differential, don't be surprised when someone decides to fuck up your day.

    Splitting can be safe, it just has to be done with some "care and attention"...
    Last edited by xor; 30-05-2017 at 10:42 PM.

  10. #30
    Member Hillz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Mundaring
    Motorbike
    ZX10R, DRZ400SM
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    1,364
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    bike cop pulled me over this morning, i split he didnt.. only caught me because there was a over size going up the hill

    blah blah blah tail light this, indicators need to be 300mm that. license plate angle is only just legal etc... i was like do you want to borrow my protractor mate? he asked why i didn't indicate while splitting "i don't indicate while splitting and never will, its a pointless action.. i can not be flicking indicators left & right while trying to avoid mirrors n such"

    he did not like this but i still managed to get away with no fines and no sticker on the motard
    Hoonaholics Garage
    Likes Mr Nobody, FJ Steve liked this post

  11. #31
    Member MikeL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Canning Vale
    Motorbike
    Ducati 899 Panigale, Honda CBR250RR
    Liked
    130 times
    Posts
    909
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hillz View Post
    bike cop pulled me over this morning, i split he didnt.. only caught me because there was a over size going up the hill

    blah blah blah tail light this, indicators need to be 300mm that. license plate angle is only just legal etc... i was like do you want to borrow my protractor mate? he asked why i didn't indicate while splitting "i don't indicate while splitting and never will, its a pointless action.. i can not be flicking indicators left & right while trying to avoid mirrors n such"

    he did not like this but i still managed to get away with no fines and no sticker on the motard
    That's a win then :-)
    Quote Originally Posted by mekon
    Why are pirates called pirates?
    Because they Arrrrrr

  12. #32
    Member nos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    NoR
    Motorbike
    KTM 390 Duke | KTM 250 EXC-F
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    1,281
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hillz View Post
    he asked why i didn't indicate while splitting "i don't indicate while splitting and never will, its a pointless action.. i can not be flicking indicators left & right while trying to avoid mirrors n such"
    Same, on the freeway I'm normally slaloming the lines, flicking the indicator to move 20cm left or right is pointless.

    Quote Originally Posted by Huggy View Post
    Don't split, it's illegal as fuck and you will die.
    Can confirm, I tried to split today and died.

  13. #33
    Member AZAZL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Somewhere else
    Motorbike
    Twins
    Liked
    491 times
    Posts
    4,425
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Well I be ballless because I do it. All the time. For years.
    Yes it is redunculous and i look like an idiot (thank the gods fir FF lids) but it is the defence. Simple fact.

    Oh yeah, I smash the lane split. Love it.

  14. #34
    Member Sauer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    A field with forrests
    Motorbike
    2009 Honda CBR600RR
    Liked
    130 times
    Posts
    771
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    I take the stealth approach and split empty intersections because I love it that much.
    __________________________________________________ ____________
    "No, no. Not Sawyer like the valley. Sour like sweet and sour, only European"

  15. #35
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Perth
    Motorbike
    '13 YZF-R1
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    172
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rubin View Post
    Got a mate who used to be a traffic cop and in his words, it's a clusterfuck.

    By the letter of the law, if you pas a vehicle in the same lane on the right, you can do so at any speed provided it is safe to do so.

    You can only pass a vehicle in the same lane on the left, if that vehicle is stationary.
    I was passing stationary vehicles which were on my left in a single lane (I was between driver's side and dashed line), driver decided to not check her rear view mirror and smash it out flicking the indicator on so I swerved around (was going 30-40) trying to not t-bone her, she ended up driving into my side.

    Two torn ligaments later, I got blamed for the accident because it's apparently illegal and here we are.

    I think filtering is generally limited to double lanes for legality.
    '13 YZF-R1 // '00 RZ Supra // '72 XA Fairmont Sedan (Resto Project)

  16. #36
    Member Hillz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Mundaring
    Motorbike
    ZX10R, DRZ400SM
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    1,364
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    yeah double lanes, with single lanes you have to do it extra quick no they dont have time to fuck you up "blow the doors off"
    Hoonaholics Garage

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •