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My V saved my bacon tonight

Got off work and jumped on the V, let her warm up a bit before heading home, left the plant and merged onto a 4 lane going uphill, about a quarter mile into the trip home I am looking at headlights in my lane and I am in a right hand corner, so I lean her over a bit more and I notice " this is going to be ugly" that is when I jam on the rear brakes which whips the ass out a bit then I let off, that's all I needed to get out of her way,I promptly turned around and chased her down, she was all over the road and bouncing off everything,I finally get her to pull over, I try to take her keys but she had removed them,then it was time for da cops, she ran off before they got there but they did get her,if I would of been in my car there is no way I would of been able to get out of her way, the V she is getting washed and waxed and good fuel this weekend , yea ok and also going to buy a gopro, camera...
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Where did it happen? What was wrong with her, and what was she driving?
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YOU saved your bacon! Nice job by the way. Glad they got her.

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Glad your ok, presume she was drunk/drugged and not to keen on talking to police.
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... and also going to buy a gopro, camera...
I have 2 cams, a contour which I attached a mount on top of the license plate light housing for rear videos and a drift hd 170 on my helmet for the front. I don't care if I look a little silly with it on, doesn't hurt... they help a great deal coz you never know when you might need it. Hopefully never, but reality is there are a lot of AH cagers out there.

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I dont know which lane you were in and the following is not a dead fast rule but...
In police academy I was told that at night you should Always ride/drive in the slow lane(furthest right). Commonly a drunk will get going the wrong way on a split highway/road and there instinct if you will is to the in the RIGHT SLOW lane to avoid cops. Well, that equals your FAST lane. By the time you realize whats happening its too late. So please guys, try to ride in the slow lane at night. 99% of the time it may save your life.
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In police academy I was told that at night you should Always ride/drive in the slow lane(furthest right). Commonly a drunk will get going the wrong way on a split highway/road and there instinct if you will is to the in the RIGHT SLOW lane to avoid cops.
I don't know the reasoning behind this, but there does seem to be some truth in it. I've seen quite a few late-night wrong way collisions in my day, and they all seem to have ended up in the carpool lane. For those of you who don't have those in your area, they're where the fast lane usually is on the freeway, but they're sectioned off with double yellow lines, so they probably look like a single lane going in the 'right' direction to drunks. How they manage to cut across 4-6 lanes of oncoming traffic has always been a mystery to me..
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Glad your okay..I'd pass on the GoPro and get a Drift Ghost its a lot more user friendly and easier to mount with the rotating lens..Amazon has them on sale..I have 4 Drift cameras @ HD170's and i waiting on my second Ghost to arrive today...You can actually get one for $279.00 If you click onto where it say 23 new..http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A48RMKE/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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About how fast were you going when you did your "whips the ass out a bit" maneuver? I don't know that I'm skilled enough to pull something like that off.
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I had just passed a car , they were going 30 mph or so I was at the speed limit of 45 when this happened, so when I realized that I wasn't going to have enough room to get by her that when I whipped that ass, it all happened so fast that its odd thinkin back on how much time actually didn't have and still was thinking threw it, I was as far right as I could go, there was no more road to my right.
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Glad your ok, presume she was drunk/drugged and not to keen on talking to police.
She was drunk, when they had her cuffed and stuffed in the back seat of the cruiser she was doing her best to trash the inside of it
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Where did it happen? What was wrong with her, and what was she driving?
This happened in Lewiston Idaho and I talled her to Clarkston Washington, she was driving a late 80's early 90's jeep dark green, if ya need the license number I got that also
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Glad your V saved the bacon! Kawasaki think of everything. Now you can enjoy breakfast!
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Wow! Glad you are ok!





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