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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 09-26-2019, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
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Sideswiped on the Highway

Hi All,

Coming home today, was lane splitting (filtering) when a driver decided to change lanes and didn't see me (aka SMIDSY). Left side mirror and side case is trashed but luckily I didn't go down. Now have to deal with insurance.



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Yikes !!! Scary stuff, good job not going down, could have been way worse...
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Oh boy you were lucky ! Glad you never ended up under a wheel. Thatís the risk you take when lane splitting. Most of the cars you pass never see you coming up on them and when they. One out they only think of the gap they can get into between the car coming up behind. They donít look for a bike splitting. Cross one of those spare lives off the list. I have no idea how many I have left with the close calls over the years.
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Thank goodness you didnít go down.
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Oof, that sucks. Glad you are ok!!!
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Yup, could've been a lot worse. I hate that part of the ride as there is always so much congestion in that area. The witness complimented me on my ridng skills (in keeping the Concours upright and not going down) 😁 Bike is rideable but weird not having a mirror, doing a lot of shoulder checks on the ride in this morning.

@Rhino , man I'm using up those spare lives...2014 was sideswiped by a pick up truck and did go down. Bike hit curb, I rolled and somehow missed a tree, signs and one of those concrete grates that are in the ground. 3 broken ribs, 5 stitches in my leg, torn tendon in right thumb, huge contusion on left hip and 5 months of PT.
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Glad you're safe. Good job keeping the the bike up. I had the same thing happen to me, snapped the pin from fairing front where it locks into the headlamp. I didn't have a camera and the the driver said that I rode into the back. No insurance support for me.
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Filtering does have its dangers, I filter a lot on the M25, the cagers should be used to bikes filtering as itís been legal forever in the UK, but they still try and get you. Glad you were unscathed.
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Glad you're safe. Good job keeping the the bike up. I had the same thing happen to me, snapped the pin from fairing front where it locks into the headlamp. I didn't have a camera and the the driver said that I rode into the back. No insurance support for me.
That sucks about the insurance issue. I use the GoPro everyday on my commute for situations just like yesterday, seen too much **** happen because drivers aren't paying attention.

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I always make a point of avoiding blind spots. I usually go left and right in my lane and make sure my headlight bounces in the driver's mirrors. When I meet a car I like to make eye contact with the driver so I know he sees me and won't turn into my lane.

In the old days, I used to go like **** and pass everyone fast enough where they couldn't touch me if they wanted to but the increased speeding enforcement now has hampered my use of that safety effort now.

Lane splitting isn't legal here. I think it would be a great advantage for motorcyclists to move traffic along. Your post does show the risks of not being seen. I will say that you were going quickly and there were lots of gaps where traffic can change lanes.
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