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post #21 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-13-2018, 12:30 PM
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My 2 cents added to the mix!

When driving in daylight, leave your headlight on hi-beam at all times. This makes you a little more visible to on-coming traffic and folks entering the roadway in front of you. Hi-beam in day light conditions does not blind on-coming drivers because their pupils are already adjusted to bright light. Just a safety tip!

This also is good for increasing the life of your headlight if you if your riding is balanced between day riding and night riding in areas where you have to ride on lo-beam most of the time because of high traffic.
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post #22 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-13-2018, 12:40 PM
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Read the Hurt Report, a study of 9,000 MC accidents done in the '70s by professor Harry Hurt at USC.

The summary is available on line and is worth memorizing.

Be VISABLE and stay aware, think 3 moves ahead.
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Read the Hurt Report, a study of 9,000 MC accidents done in the '70s by professor Harry Hurt at USC.

The summary is available on line and is worth memorizing.

Be VISABLE and stay aware, think 3 moves ahead.
Great Recommendation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...he_Hurt_Report


here you can find the list of findings!!
Suffered number 9 with my DR350 years ago, fortunately it was a truck and i hit his back part and ended up on the "box" of the truck instead of with my head inside the window.
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One more thing about technique, the 310 is so nice and light and manageable I can shift my weight around like a mountain bike. One of the best handling bikes I've ridden.
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Having used a Kisan Headlight Modulator for many years I can say this is one of the best safety devices besides a helmet and maybe ABS. According to the Hurt Report, a car turning left in front of you in an intersection is one of the most common 2 vehicle accidents involving a motorcycle.

A headlight modulator makes them see you, they almost can't miss you, 4 flashes a second is hard to miss. You can see how effective on the freeway when cars move out of your way and on surface streets when they don't inch out of driveways.

An headlight modulator combines with a LOUD horn and bright helmets and clothing have kept me out of trouble for many years.

Check it out.
Hi Paul, what type of horn have you installed on the 310? any pictures?
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Headlight modulators are legal in all 50 states in the U.s. with information on the DOT website.
And Canada. Eh?

I used to carry copies of the relevant US & Canadian regulations as not all cops have gotten the word. 3 encounters over 90+K miles. Won every one.

I remember mine failing coming back from Canada one year when I was in western Connecticut and it was like I had suddenly become invisible - people pulling out in front of me and generally invading my space. Refit a new unit (great support from Kisan) and all was back to normal.

Yeah, I realize that this is anecdotal, but I've been riding for close to 60 years and have a fairly good sense of what's happening around me. You don't ride for that long if you don't.

Oh yeah - and take an MSF (or equivalent) course. Worth its weight in skin.
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Great Recommendation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...he_Hurt_Report


here you can find the list of findings!!
Suffered number 9 with my DR350 years ago, fortunately it was a truck and i hit his back part and ended up on the "box" of the truck instead of with my head inside the window.
Worth a read!


Item 12 of the findings: "Most motorcycle accidents involve a short trip associated with shopping, errands, friends, entertainment or recreation, and the accident is likely to happen in very short time close to the trip origin."


All the more reason to wear all the gear all the time! Don't be a squid!
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Item 12 is true with any mode of transportation. Majority of trips are of short duration, and within close proximity of your
origin. I agree with ATGATT ( all the gear, all the time ). Admittedly though I am a hypocrite and don't always follow the rule.

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If ok T I will drop a gear and less brake thru bends but there again my chicken strip is getting wider !!!!
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post #30 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-29-2018, 04:31 PM
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Chesterfield, Derbyshire council gave me £200 toward a £300 refresher course on the bike, other councils may do the same.
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