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Re: Asshole Bikers in traffic
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2017, 01:04:32 pm »
We bikers have been our own worst enemies since I can remember.

I am not a biker Bru.......  I rode a BM

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Of course, I excluded old fart fuddy duddy types like yourself and myself others.
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Re: Asshole Bikers in traffic
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2017, 01:22:46 pm »
We bikers have been our own worst enemies since I can remember.

I am not a biker Bru.......  I rode a BM

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Of course, I excluded old fart fuddy duddy types like yourself and myself others.

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Re: Asshole Bikers in traffic
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2017, 01:45:15 pm »
Agree but somec cagers close the gap (some intentional and some not - cough couhh phones cough cough) and these are the real twasshole.
Lets no even start with the guys on cell phones WTF has all the new cars got bluetooth ???

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Re: Asshole Bikers in traffic
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2017, 03:59:41 pm »
If you are a twasshole you stay a twasshole regardless of the mode of transport you use.
Exactly!! Going and buying a GS1200 is not going to make you a better person.

On Fridays you see more okes that are not completely comfortable on their bikes on the N1. I think they ride to work once a week.

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Re: Asshole Bikers in traffic
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2017, 04:27:39 pm »
If you are a twasshole you stay a twasshole regardless of the mode of transport you use.
Exactly!! Going and buying a GS1200 is not going to make you a better person.

On Fridays you see more okes that are not completely comfortable on their bikes on the N1. I think they ride to work once a week.

It did for me  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Older does not equal better Drol  8)

In your case not. I have pics of you standing on the bar singing Impi at the top of your lungs with your knob hanging out
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Re: Asshole Bikers in traffic
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2017, 05:06:07 pm »
Everybody always attacks the taxi's for there driving habits ,I think some bikers are worse !!!

btw, I find taxis in Pta are pretty considerate to bikers in getting out the way and letting them pass etc.
yip, I have the least hassles with taxis and where I can, I give them a gap when needed and greet them at the robot when parked next to one
 

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Re: Asshole Bikers in traffic
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2017, 05:14:36 pm »
Jip had a guy on a 1200GS come passed me this morning in the rain on the highway at over a 140km/h. Later found the same twatt at the garage filling up.....but the best is he was riding on Nobbly tyres........

The only issue I see here is he went 20km/h over the speed limit, which is wrong but man...i've better start to check my riding again....
Ive also  got knobbly tires, filled up at a petrol station before and i've even ridden in the rain a few times. Hell...i've even overtaken a few other bikes in my time.

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commuting with knobblies on wet Gauteng highways in peak time, is one thing I would not do ::)
 

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Re: Asshole Bikers in traffic
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2017, 05:35:22 pm »

commuting with knobblies on wet Gauteng highways in peak time, is one thing I would not do ::)

And hopefully he was not lane splitting @ 140km/h......
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Re: Asshole Bikers in traffic
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2017, 06:02:26 pm »
I ride daily in jhb traffic and sometimes cringe at how some of my fellow riders/motorists behave in traffic.
Please remember cars do have blind spots, many drivers are 'asleep',  many drivers 'run their businesses' from their phones in their cars, a hands-free kit in a car is probably just as bad as holding the bloody device in their hand, etc.
Anyway, bikers in general have got more to lose than the sardine can drivers , while riding i have to look out for every single unpredictable 'box' in a car, why then make my life even more complicated / dangerous / stressful by picking an argument with a moron.....
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Re: Asshole Bikers in traffic
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2017, 07:18:38 pm »
Everybody always attacks the taxi's for there driving habits ,I think some bikers are worse !!!

btw, I find taxis in Pta are pretty considerate to bikers in getting out the way and letting them pass etc.
yip, I have the least hassles with taxis and where I can, I give them a gap when needed and greet them at the robot when parked next to one

+1
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Re: Asshole Bikers in traffic
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2017, 07:20:10 pm »

commuting with knobblies on wet Gauteng highways in peak time, is one thing I would not do ::)

And hopefully he was not lane splitting @ 140km/h......

There lies the problem.   A biker scoots down the highway at 140, on knobblies, a cage moves slightly in the lane, the biker crashes and everyone poops themselves because of the arsehole cager.
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Re: Asshole Bikers in traffic
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2017, 08:34:07 pm »
this threads title is only missing BMW in it. in fact that thread exists.

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Re: Asshole Bikers in traffic
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2017, 09:30:56 pm »
Jip had a guy on a 1200GS come passed me this morning in the rain on the hiway at over a 140km/h. Later found the same twatt at the garage filling up.....but the best is he was riding on Nobbly tyres........

Why do you hate knobblies?  Because you are a Tarmac Terrorist?

Nope, but Knobblies is not meant for WET roads  >:D
 

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Re: Asshole Bikers in traffic
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2017, 10:12:59 pm »
this threads title is only missing BMW in it. in fact that thread exists.

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please tone your comments Re BMW down? I doubt if we can handle another majority freaking out debate for being victimised  ;) :biggrin:
 

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Re: Asshole Bikers in traffic
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2017, 07:32:59 am »
this threads title is only missing BMW in it. in fact that thread exists.

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please tone your comments Re BMW down? I doubt if we can handle another majority freaking out debate for being victimised  ;)


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Re: Asshole Bikers in traffic
« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2017, 07:43:01 am »
this threads title is only missing BMW in it. in fact that thread exists.

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That is just plain racist and so politically incorrect its just not funny :pot: :peepwall:
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Re: Asshole Bikers in traffic
« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2017, 07:58:26 am »
Everybody always attacks the taxi's for there driving habits ,I think some bikers are worse !!!
btw, I find taxis in Pta are pretty considerate to bikers in getting out the way and letting them pass etc.

I fully agree, Poffmuis.  :thumleft:
I commute daily into the centre of Pretoria and have a new understanding of the minibus taxi driver.
I think of them as motorcycles and what they do in traffic is no different to what we do.
They also change lanes often, squeeze into gaps, etc.
I always try to ride where I can see cage drivers faces in their mirrors.
Taxis know exactly where I am relative to their vehicle. 
They ALWAYS make space for me (unless they are getting change for a R100 from the taxi next to them)
and I always wave thank you.

If I end up at the traffic lights next to them, they are friendly and all say want a ride on the GS.
When I ask if they have a helmet they grin sheepishly and say they will come talk to me when they get one.
Then the light goes green and I out-accelerate them off the line.

They are also just trying to do a high-stress job under trying circumstances...

As for the bikers on the N1+M1, I think anyone riding a full-kit GSA in traffic is lacking in forethought.
BMW's are wide to begin with.
Adding extra hard storage space they are not using at that moment just makes it more stressful for the rider and other road users.

Mostly I find the aggro in Sportsbikers disturbing. 
They really have a death wish - filtering through traffic crawling at 40-50km/hr as they try to maintain 120+ between the third and fourth lanes.
I restfully ride in the first lane with the trucks and the merging traffic and ride at traffic speed +20.
I find there is always a suitable gap in the second lane when I need to go around a truck or slow merging vehicle.
I may get there 3 minutes slower than the superbiker, but I bet I am far more relaxed when I do...
and I am riding legally, with nobody trying to block me or hoot at me.
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Re: Asshole Bikers in traffic
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Re: Asshole Bikers in traffic
« Reply #38 on: January 28, 2017, 09:03:29 am »
Jip had a guy on a 1200GS come passed me this morning in the rain on the hiway at over a 140km/h. Later found the same twatt at the garage filling up.....but the best is he was riding on Nobbly tyres........

Why do you hate knobblies?  Because you are a Tarmac Terrorist?

Nope, but Knobblies is not meant for WET roads  >:D

If it was in fact fitted to a 1200GS, it will work perfectly well on wet tar roads.  Maybe not wet DIRT roads so much.
 

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Re: Asshole Bikers in traffic
« Reply #39 on: January 28, 2017, 09:53:57 am »
Everybody always attacks the taxi's for there driving habits ,I think some bikers are worse !!!
btw, I find taxis in Pta are pretty considerate to bikers in getting out the way and letting them pass etc.

I fully agree, Poffmuis.  :thumleft:
I commute daily into the centre of Pretoria and have a new understanding of the minibus taxi driver.
I think of them as motorcycles and what they do in traffic is no different to what we do.
They also change lanes often, squeeze into gaps, etc.
I always try to ride where I can see cage drivers faces in their mirrors.
Taxis know exactly where I am relative to their vehicle. 
They ALWAYS make space for me (unless they are getting change for a R100 from the taxi next to them)
and I always wave thank you.

If I end up at the traffic lights next to them, they are friendly and all say want a ride on the GS.
When I ask if they have a helmet they grin sheepishly and say they will come talk to me when they get one.
Then the light goes green and I out-accelerate them off the line.

They are also just trying to do a high-stress job under trying circumstances...

As for the bikers on the N1+M1, I think anyone riding a full-kit GSA in traffic is lacking in forethought.
BMW's are wide to begin with.
Adding extra hard storage space they are not using at that moment just makes it more stressful for the rider and other road users.

Mostly I find the aggro in Sportsbikers disturbing. 
They really have a death wish - filtering through traffic crawling at 40-50km/hr as they try to maintain 120+ between the third and fourth lanes.
I restfully ride in the first lane with the trucks and the merging traffic and ride at traffic speed +20.
I find there is always a suitable gap in the second lane when I need to go around a truck or slow merging vehicle.
I may get there 3 minutes slower than the superbiker, but I bet I am far more relaxed when I do...
and I am riding legally, with nobody trying to block me or hoot at me.

+1.  Wells aid, especially on the taxis.

I do differ a bit on the sport bikers.  In general, yes, you are 100% correct, but I also see DS riders and others, even scooters, doing amazingly dangerous and stupid things in traffic.  Also the aggression toward  other road users, including bikers when they are in a hurry is amazing!   
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