Motorcycle Passing Etiquette - Page 3 - Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 104 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 07:04 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 280
If bikes are blocking or holding the fast lane and will not let others pass, I have and will pass them. The right lane is the travel lane, the left is passing. Left is not for bikers that can't deal with traffic.

2013 Ultra Limited
2011 Night Rod Special
2009 Versys
Markk9 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 104 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 07:17 PM
Hit it she goes boom
 
GotGold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Illinois (Our governors make our plates)
Posts: 4,098
Guy was an unsafe a$$hole.. only thing constructive to take from the experience is watching in those mirrors, group rides or solo.

"Our lady of blessed acceleration don't fail me now."--- Elwood Blues
GotGold is online now  
post #23 of 104 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 07:27 PM
Senior Member
 
scspartan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 3,762
Images: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Markk9 View Post
If bikes are blocking or holding the fast lane and will not let others pass, I have and will pass them. The right lane is the travel lane, the left is passing. Left is not for bikers that can't deal with traffic.
Come on, man. Totally unsafe, period. Nobody should be passing you in your lane.
scspartan is online now  
post #24 of 104 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 07:31 PM
DILLIGAF
 
elvislives's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: " Just left the building "
Posts: 688
Images: 4
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Markk9 View Post
If bikes are blocking or holding the fast lane and will not let others pass, I have and will pass them. The right lane is the travel lane, the left is passing. Left is not for bikers that can't deal with traffic.
The OP said there were cars in the right lane.. They were not holding up the left lane so that no one could pass. the guy coming through them could have waited for his time to pass them all in another lane, NOT weave through them to get by that is very unsafe and disrespecetful to the fellow riders of the road.
elvislives is offline  
post #25 of 104 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 07:32 PM
Senior Member
 
RedfromWi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Cadott, the spot God forgot.
Posts: 174
Have had a few bikes pass me on the right side of me in my lane, not the most comfortble thing to have have happen.

Have had a few pass me on the left side of me while in my lane, not quite as nerve racking.

I have also passed groups of 25 to 50 bikes in my lane as I approached them going slower than the posted speed limit.

I just swing far left, ride the center line and cruise past them, never got the one finger salute from any of them as that is what is exspected of a solo rider when they come apon a group out for event ride or social ride and they are not traveling up to speed on a 2 lane road.

Please forgive any and all miss spelled words, I only have a high school edumacation.
If it aint broke, quit trying to fix it.
RedfromWi is offline  
post #26 of 104 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 07:38 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 280
Quote:
Originally Posted by ctspartan View Post
Come on, man. Totally unsafe, period. Nobody should be passing you in your lane.
Totally unsafe and uncool to block others, we are not the cops. If some one wants to go faster, I let them by, they may save me from a ticket down the road.

2013 Ultra Limited
2011 Night Rod Special
2009 Versys
Markk9 is offline  
post #27 of 104 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 07:48 PM
Senior Member
 
Knash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Germantown WI
Posts: 693
Garage
Knuckle head for sure. Some day someone just may give him the boot...

Let's ride, I mean let's just ride!
2012 Ultra Limited



Life Church Riders Group Germantown WI
Riding with our Lord!
Knash is offline  
post #28 of 104 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 10:18 PM
Senior Member
 
phx11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 257
I believe it is illegal in all states to pass another vehicle in the same lane. A motorcycle is entitled to one full lane, same as any 4 wheeled vehicle.

I was riding home from work one afternoon in the HOV lane, and a DPS motor cop passed me on the left , in the shoulder. Freaked me out because you don't expect traffic on your left in the HOV lane, and I didn't hear his ST1300 until he was passing me. I was watching traffic to my right so I could change lanes and didn't see him approaching in my rear view.

A motorcycle is also entitled to a full parking space, but don't get me started on that. That's another rant for another day.

PHX11

Phoenix, AZ
2011 Electra Glide Ultra Limited
[psychedelic purple/vivid black]
phx11 is offline  
post #29 of 104 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 10:22 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NORCAL
Posts: 175
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Coot View Post
I feel like a motorcycle deserves the same respect and space as any other vehicle on the road. If not more so. That would have really lit my candle, if you know what I mean.
uhhh just to play Devils advocate,,,,,, scooters do this to cagers ALL the time,,, if the rice burner did it , and no one was hurt,,, then he must have done it safely enough,,,,, lane sharing is legal here in CA , but not at that speed,,, not absolutely sure about riding side by side here at 65 mph,,,,so besides being rude it may have been illegal,,,,, just sayin you can't have it both ways,,,
grouser is offline  
post #30 of 104 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 10:36 PM
Senior Member
 
nipplesurfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,754
Quote:
Originally Posted by grouser View Post
uhhh just to play Devils advocate,,,,,, scooters do this to cagers ALL the time,,, if the rice burner did it , and no one was hurt,,, then he must have done it safely enough,,,,, lane sharing is legal here in CA , but not at that speed,,, not absolutely sure about riding side by side here at 65 mph,,,,so besides being rude it may have been illegal,,,,, just sayin you can't have it both ways,,,
Don't know where you ride, but I don't see many bikers passing cars in their lanes.....at least, not more than once.

It may be that the only purpose for your life is to serve as a warning to others.

It may be that the only purpose of your life is to serve as a warning to others
nipplesurfer is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome