Here's what Timberwoof's Motorcycle FAQ says on the topic:
What is lanesplitting? Also known as lane sharing, it is the practice of riding between lanes of cars.
Is lanesplitting legal? In, it's not exactly illegal. In most other states it's illegal.
Is lanesplitting safe? According to a study done inin 1996, it is. Read the SFgate article at http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/10/30/MN87097.DTL
How do I lane-split safely? When traffic is stopped or moving slower than ~20 MPH, you can split between lanes of traffic moving in the same direction. Keep your speed no faster than 15 MPH over what the traffic is doing. Watch out for holes to either side of you because holes attract lane changes. Read Lanesplitting 101 at http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mclaw/split.htmlIt's sensationalist fluff, but the advice is pretty good.AnswerYes I think it should be legal but not to beat time My bike is air cooled I would need to start and stop the engine to try to keep it from overheating I do think there should be a speed limit on spliting and how fast you can move between cars 15 MPH is fast enought to keep the bike cool. and I have used the brake down lane traveling about 10 MPH, I'm doing it just to keep the bike from overheating not to mention riding a bike at speeds of 5 MPH or slower is some times hard to do for long distances Answer
In the UK it is not illegal to filter between two lanes of slow moving traffic 10-15 mph maximum. Do not ride at over 5-10 mph faster than other vehicles. Be super alert for plonckers who don't use their mirrors. If you have an accident you could be artly to blame.AnswerNY need lane sharing
how about to get away from a dangerous situation? i just recently was being tailgated by a car. at a red light i passed 3 cars to go to the front of the line to avoid the guy tailgating me (not legal in NY). at the next light a tanker truck brought his truck within 6 inches of my tailight and got out of the truck and threatened me because i "lane shared". i think the best reason to allow lane sharing is to allow bikers to "escape" dangerous situations, but when there is no law written for it he/she may again be confronted by a dangerous situation. it is "OUR" lives on the line, not the tailgating VW GTI nor the tanker truck operator. shouldn't we be given the opportunity to save ourselves? i have over 100k miles on motorcycles in 20 years of riding, i rec'd 1 speeding ticket 19 years ago, no tickets since, but i have "illegally" lane shared many, many times to avoid trouble. unfortunately it isn't legal to do, and i usually don't because of that. i just hope that I'm not killed or maimed when i decide not to do it because of the law. one more point, ny spends alot of money on commercials telling people to watch out for bikers. if they really cared for our well being they should pass laws that allow us to protect ourselves from the 1% of the population that is killing us. anyway "my" answer is yes as i can still walk - 100k miles on a cycle in nyc metro is proof, someone please pass a law like cali so i can use it more effectively. it's only a matter of time before "the law" kills me :(
do not drtive in the motorcyclist's lane
when driving behind a motorcyle , you should increase your following distance
A powerwheel motorcycle can be purchased at specific retailors and motorcycle shops. Such motor cycles should be driven with a driving license because of safety.
Treat the motorcycle as if it were the same width as a car.Allow plenty of room if turning in front of an oncoming motorcycle.
This is False. Motorcycle drivers should follow the same exact rules as a normal automobile.
Under normal conditions a safe following distance between your car and a motorcycle should be?
"Morethan insurance does offer motorcycle insurance. You must first apply and get approved for this type of insurance depending on your age, driving history and type of motorcycle. You should also ensure you shop around."
Yes. In general, a motorcycle drivers license issued in and North American province or state should be valid for driving a motorcycle anywhere in North America. Local regulations (such as helmet laws) must be observed.
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a motorcycle is what person rides on
The motorcycle laws in Mexico is everyone should wear HELMET.
A sixteen should be home and done driving I think between nine and ten p.m.
No, riding a motorcycle will not increase your life insurance premiums unless you race the motorcycle or participate in organized driving events (such as autocross, high performance driving events, drag racing, etc). If you do participate in such events or race the motorcycle, you should contact an independent life insurance agent who can shop your case for the best offer. Most insurance companies will offer coverage if your driving history is good, but some may require a "flat extra" which is an extra flat charge for each thousand dollars of insurance coverage. The flat extra may be temporary (such as 3 or 5 years) or permanent.
If you are attempting to get motorcycle insurance that means you probably have a motorcycle and should have a license for it. An insurance company will not provide insurance unless you at least have a motorcycle permit.
The cost of motorcycle insurance depends on the driving history of the person taking it out. New drivers can expect to pay $2,800 a year and experienced drivers can expect to pay $2,000 a year.
A 200 cc motorcycle should do around 75 mph.
avoid driving between two trucks.
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In order to safely pass a vehicle at any speed, you need to have plenty of room to get around the slower vehicle. You shouldn't pass on a curve or a hill, and you should never pass a motorcycle in the same lane the motorcycle is driving in.
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You cannot repair a motorcycle coil. Best bet is to test the coil to ensure it is bad. Your Suzuki should test between 3-6 ohms on the primary and secondary coil connections and between 18,000-30,000 when testing between the secondary and the plug wire.