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Postby x9200 » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 4:54 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I have never, and I seriously doubt that you have ever ridden between traffic lanes on that big Valk like our local bikies who think that the lane dividers mean the same as the do on a box of crackers. "Tear along dotted line!"

Actually it is safer to ride between the traffic lines in congested traffic than within the lanes. At least in Singapore. Majority of accidents (collisions) happens for failing to notice that the car in front hit the break and then if you are in between you just contribute to the compression zone with no practical chance to escape in one piece.

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Postby revhappy » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 9:30 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:SE, you will note that I made a distinct delineation between Motorcycle riders and motorbike riders. I also noted I used to ride a 750 here as well. It not motorcyclists I was referring to. I have never, and I seriously doubt that you have ever ridden between traffic lanes on that big Valk like our local bikies who think that the lane dividers mean the same as the do on a box of crackers. "Tear along dotted line!" Ride down the BKE at 6pm towards JB any workday. :o


I had travelled to JB just once on my motorcycle and it was a wrong time of the day. There was a huge battalion of those motorbikes ~100-125 CC that you are talking about, all around me. Man! Are they skillfull or what. The way sneak into the smallest of gaps, I would think a collision is just a matter of time,but nothing happened and they know what they doing as they do it day in and day out. After a nightmarish hour or so we were into JB!


I most of the time ride within the lane(except at the signal, where I travel in between the stationary row of cars) but not bang in the middle of the lane but towards the lefter part of it, to let faster cars overtake me. Some argue that its better to ride in the middle of the lane otherwise cars would try to overtake you and there are chances they push you aside while doing so.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 12:43 pm

revhappy wrote:Some argue that its better to ride in the middle of the lane otherwise cars would try to overtake you and there are chances they push you aside while doing so.


Actually, riding in the middle of the lane is a bad thing to do. First, you ride in the oil and antifreeze strip. Second, the middle of the lane allows cars to squeeze into your lane anyway, pushing you over and out of the way. And a lot of SG drivers will do that.

Better to be on the left or right side of the lane to 'guard' your lane as yours. Depends on where the traffic is and who looks like they might want to take up half your lane.

This is not an always situation, though. If I am overtaking traffic, I will move away from them to the other side of the lane to have maximum distance in case they do pull over. Then, once past, I return to my guard position.

The best lane is the inside lane (assuming you keep up with traffic)... you can only get run over from one side.

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Postby aargon » Sun, 06 Jun 2010 11:47 am

now how did buying a car turn into a motorcycle riding thread? :???:

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Postby snowqueen » Sun, 06 Jun 2010 2:04 pm

I've been thinking the exact same thing!

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Postby revhappy » Sun, 06 Jun 2010 2:19 pm

aargon wrote:now how did buying a car turn into a motorcycle riding thread? :???:


Hahah.. Sorry for hijacking your thread! You must thank me though if not for my response, your thread would have ended long ago :D

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Postby minimini81 » Wed, 23 Jun 2010 3:05 pm

wow interesting debate already here!

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Postby huihui1972 » Wed, 08 Sep 2010 5:30 pm

snowqueen wrote:I've been thinking the exact same thing!


Ha. Ha.. u r right....

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 08 Sep 2010 6:06 pm

huihui1972 wrote:
snowqueen wrote:I've been thinking the exact same thing!


Ha. Ha.. u r right....


TOC - TIC - TOC - TIC

Five posts already... now what?

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Postby annie89 » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 2:41 pm

i am very crazy about cars and i like to buy new car ...please can anyone suggest me best car company

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Postby Chris 525 » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 3:03 pm

annie89 wrote:i am very crazy about cars and i like to buy new car ...please can anyone suggest me best car company


There are many car makes and models, which ones are you interested in.

If you cannot specify, then go window shopping at Leng Kee Road, and Jalan Eunos, there are also one or 2 dealers along Bukit Timah Road/Dunearn Road Between 6th Ave and Clementi Road.

And have $40,000 ready to pay for your COE

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 5:51 pm

annie89 wrote:i am very crazy about cars and i like to buy new car ...please can anyone suggest me best car company


Now, THIS is a fer sure TIC TOC post.


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