2006 HD Ultra Glide Classic
My bike came with them installed also. My neighbor took one look at my bike and said he had to get those. The next weekend he did. He said they were a real PIA to put on but, very well worth the effort in the end.they work, never would have thought they would make that much difference. don't know about the install though. they were on my bikes when i got them.
Either way: leaving the party or, heading to work: He's friggin NUTS. Better be a really short ride!Well on my way to work this morning at 4am. Normally only a few cars out with folks heading in to work and maybe a drunk or two heading home. I see a motorcycle headlight behind me for about a mile staying a few bike lengths back. We get caught by the light at the freeway and he pulls up beside me. It's 48 degrees, I have my leather jacket, chaps and heavy gloves on. I look over and see this, shorts with butt hanging out. I got cold just seeing this. So, do you think he's leaving a party or going to work?
Not exactly plug and play! Rear speakers have to be wired and of course the wire colors of harness and plug they sent do not match.
Glad to hear that you wasn't involved in an accident these days you need eyes in the back of your head.I had an eventful day riding. First, in the far left lane of a 6-lane and this guy 3 cars up, who was going 30 in a 40 mph zone, just slams hard on their brakes for no reason, then continues putting on, doesn't even change lanes. The middle lane is equally being slowed down by someone doing 35 mph, so it took a bit to get to get over to the middle, couldn't even get to the right because of everyone from both the left and middle lanes moving to the right to pass these two idiots that don't understand the concept of "slower traffic keep right". Slowly pass the far left-er in the middle behind the less slow slowpoke, get back in the left to pass the slow middle-er. By the way, both of these slowpokes had PLENTY of opportunities to move over (had been watching them from a ways back).
Get further down the road and these three bikes come out of a shopping center on the left and bop through the two cars behind me, splitting/filtering illegally and end up behind me at the next stop light. One pulls up next to me and says "nice bike", and I look over and he's on a dirty Ninja that looks just like 95% of all the other sport bikes, I just say thanks. Then the guy starts trying to small talk me, asking if I was from the area. Light is about to change but, I mean, this isn't the time for a conversation, but I answer that I do live around here. Light changes, pull off and he waits a second then the three of them split past me with the third one coming WAY too close to me, but I saw them coming and stayed as far left as I could. Pretty dick move, gd squids. They continue their illegal filtering on up the road.
Anyway, go further down the road and I almost rear-end someone. So what happened was, there was an SUV in front of me going the speed limit (now 45), and I had a good follow distance. Then, out of nowhere, no turn signal, no brake lights, nothing, he just darts into the right lane barely missing a car in front of him which was going 20 mph and seemed lost (please, do not do 20 in a 45 on a 6-lane highway, if you're lost, pull off). So basically was like a brick wall popping up out of nowhere, couldn't go right so I got on my brakes, no big deal.
Get past that idiot and come upon the exact same situation again, someone in front of me not paying attention and jumping over a lane at the last minute to go around a practically stopped car (who itself was not signalling so, but apparently trying to get over and cross 3 lanes of traffic at the last minute for a right-turn). This one was a little scary, I still had good follow distance, but the giant SUV behind me was right on my butt before this happened, they came within inches of me, and I was prepared to fully thread the needle to the left of the practically not moving car to avoid being hit.
Side-note, every one of these incidents were caused by local drivers (Alabama tag numbering system makes it easy to tell, first two numbers are a county code, 38 is the county I live in, 37 is the one just north, 34 is the one just west, etc). So it's not like lost out-of-towners.
Crazy thing, traffic wasn't even nearly as heavy today, probably 1/3 of what it had been the rest of the week. Get online and look at the local rag and there were two separate, 4-vehicle accidents one hour apart from each other and on opposite ends of the city.
Gotta love holiday weekends. You'd think considering how holiday traffic is, that people might pay a little more attention... but apparently, they do the opposite and just allow themselves to be extra distracted.
It helps to always have situational awareness up, making sure you always know what's going on beside or behind you and always re-planning potential escape routes.Glad to hear that you wasn't involved in an accident these days you need eyes in the back of your head.
Stay safe and enjoy Easter Sunday
That right there is the only way i know, to say alive!It helps to always have situational awareness up, making sure you always know what's going on beside or behind you and always re-planning potential escape routes.
There's been other times where I made an evasive maneuver that wasn't or wouldn't have necessary. Some people like to always brake late and hard for some reason, it's really annoying, but when they come up on a side street, it looks like they're not going to stop because they whip up so fast. I'd rather avoid nothing, than to not avoid something.