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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2011, 2:30 pm Thread Starter
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What's that in my mirror?

It's a bad bad feeling to see it coming and not be able to do anything but wait for it to happen...






Sittin' with my left blinker on at an intersection...oncoming traffic coming through the light. No where to go and could see her bearing down on me (on her way to a soccer game). The bag just friggin' exploded (it's only 34 degrees today).
I suppose i'm lucky it was just a bag and a blinker as it could easily have been my right leg taken off at the knee.

Anyhow, I hope this is my 1 for the season and hope it serves as a reminder that the cagers are not looking for bikers this early in the season.
I think i will be getting a safety-yellow vest....
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2011, 2:51 pm
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That is a sobering photo. Did the police check it out? Did they check the driver out (blood alcohol, cell phone, etc) Let me guess...driver said she "didn't see" you?
Glad you're okay. Keep her insurance company's feet to the fire. All new parts from Bob's BMW would seem in order. They'll gag when they see that bill... and maybe tack a nice surcharge on the driver's insurance...maybe that'll wake her up.
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Lucky guy!

Almost happened to me once, heard the squealing of brakes behind me, very quick look in the mirrors, popped the clutch and moved sideway just enough to let the cager occupy my former spot at the light. I never ever put the bike in neutral at an intersection unless there is "a few" cages behind me as a buffer, a few as in 5-6, I have seen the effects of chain reaction too.

Nowadays with all the cages having ABS, less tire squealing so less warning of something impending behind you, maybe not a bad idea that yellow vest.But I know exactly where you are riding, lots of lunatics on the road in that Michigan/Southern Ontario area, all the credit to you for putting up with them, I couldn't....!

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wow, that's scary. glad you're ok. thanks for the reminder to stay alert.

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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2011, 4:20 pm Thread Starter
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All new parts from Bob's BMW would seem in order. They'll gag when they see that bill...
Steve,
i did look on Bob's BMW and couldn't find either the bag or the blinker (i suck at that site). if either is on the site a link would be greatly appreciated.

not much on ebay either ( other than a pair of bags)..

will let you know how it all turns out...
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Wow, glad you are alright! That's sobering and angers me. I doubt that they are every truly looking for individuals on bikes. What did the driver have to say?

Link to integral case/rack:
http://realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?mo...45&hg=46&fg=20

Turn indicator light:
http://realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?mo...45&hg=63&fg=10

Tail light:
http://realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?mo...45&hg=63&fg=15

Are your bags type 1? Hard for me to tell from the image. I believe Type 1 is NLA and would insist on matching so a pair of Integral Type 3 would be in order courtesy of Insurance company. Would be a little something sumthin for all of this.

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Inline, Steve,
Yup, she said she was running late, saw the traffic light turn green but never saw me, my turn signal, or the bike. not sure where her head was..just glad I got to keep mine!

i can't tell if its a type 1 or not (i don't know the difference) but it looks like the top-most unit on the link

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surrounded

Surrounded by proven retards piloting lethal machines.

Unmitigated risk aversion is the new Puritanism, complete with witch hunts, funny outfits, and solemn preachers thundering doom. The name of God is changed to Safety; the name of Satan is changed to Lawyer; but the object remains the same: to suck all the life out of life and make you live on the husk.
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Surrounded by proven retards piloting lethal machines.
Yes, it must be spring...blooming idiots everywhere.
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First off, damn glad your still alive!! Michigan roads.....Michigan drivers!! I swear,some of the worst offender's live up this way also!! Bikes can be fixed.....
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