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is weaving in your lane illegal? got pulled over

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    is weaving in your lane illegal? got pulled over

    The MSF course teaches you to use the entire lane...

    I think it'd be difficult to convict you of driving to endanger because you were going left to right in your own lane.

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    is weaving in your lane illegal? got pulled over

    yes, we teach to use the entire lane but not swerve back and forth constantly within the lane, lol.

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    is weaving in your lane illegal? got pulled over

    When you come off freshly laid pavement, you wouldn't beleive the grease that is on your tires.

    Go look at the older pavement immediately after the fresh stuff. Its a freakin grease slick.

    I had a friend following me for a while on a ride, we stopped after a little while and he asked me what kind of tires I have because he said they seemed really soft. I run Mich Pilot Power.

    Huh? I didn't know what the heck he was talking about. He mentioned that when I weaved at one point during the ride(right after we got off a fresh pavement section), He saw dark black stripes being put down on the pavement from my tires. So he told me it looked like I was "laying rubber" down on the road in a fishtail type pattern. I told him it was the grease from the pavement, not rubber.

    I knew that fresh pavement was a bit greasy, but this again reinforce my understanding of how much of it gets on your tires.

    A gentle and controlled back and forth, gradually increasing lean each cycle will clean it off. I'll take the citation if I ever get one, I'm not going to stop doing this.

    another thing I try to do it stay as upright as possible when I'm on the new pavement in order to keep the cornering rubber from getting exposed to the grease too much.

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    is weaving in your lane illegal? got pulled over

    Yeah, I read and realized weaving doesnt help your tires heat up, progressively harder braking and acceleration does.

    The only time I'll do it is to scrub gravel/sand off the tires. Sure, heading in a straight line flings most stuff out from the tread, but theres still always going to be a layer of dust/muddy residue on the edges of the tires until you actively scrub them off with cornering.

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    is weaving in your lane illegal? got pulled over

    cops can pull you over for what ever and when ever they want espescialy in small towns and dobble when your young, or have a vehical that looks like a kids i.e. crotch rocket. so just try not to do ANYTHING in front of them (exept in worcester you can be drinking a beer on the wrong side of the road and be fine )

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    is weaving in your lane illegal? got pulled over

    all of what you guys are saying is pretty much what I thought...thanks for the responses though

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    is weaving in your lane illegal? got pulled over

    I weave generally to avoid what someone said - road hazards. My buddy used to go so far as to riding outside the yellow lines on the highway to avoid bumps and the serious tar snakes that are around some of these roads. I just usually avoid whatever I can narrowly miss... I have weaved back and forth from side to side of the lane before, just getting a feel for the bike and movement and all that, but it's not a regularly practiced thing I've done.

    It's interesting this happened to you because I've been curious about it as well. But like has been said, when the popo is around it is best to give them no reason/excuse whatsoever...

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    is weaving in your lane illegal? got pulled over

    Surprised no one has mentioned this yet. I weave back and forth a bit in my lane when approaching a dangerous situation (typically a car waiting to make a left). I do it to get the attention of the other drivers and it seems to work quite well. I suspect the hman eye is drawn to movement.

    The other dirvers probably think I'm some sort of moron for weaving like that, but they have to notice me to think such thoughts, and noticing me is the whole point. I get the weaving done long before I would be in a panic situation so there is no way it would affect my ability to react.

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    is weaving in your lane illegal? got pulled over

    The key thing is just don't do it in front of a cop.

    The cop got you, you were probably too busy with your weaving to notice the cop...

    I will do it occasionally.. at the beginning of a ride or to limber up or something if I've been riding in a straight line for a long time.. who cares if it doesn't do anything meaningful.. hard for me to believe it is all that dangerous or reckless.. and we are taught how to swerve around obstacles so how can it be so bad and yet something we have to learn to get our licenses. You can swerve without grounding parts on your bike or swerving so hard you go out of control.

    Often if I do it I will swerve around manhole covers, etc.. basically practicing for an emergency.. that's what I'd tell the cop but I usually look out for the police before I do ANYTHING since they are looking for any excuse to pull you over. I've been pulled over for "enthusiastic braking" before.. it's all BS so don't make ANY agressive control input where a cop can see you.

    At some point if everything we can possibly do on our bikes is illegal the whole act of riding a motorcycle becomes totally pointless. Too much speed = illegal, too much acceleration = illegal, too much cornering = illegal, too much braking = illegal.. swerving around imaginary obstacles = illegal... get my drift?

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    RE

    I've weaved back and forth like that before and had the cage in front on me pull over and let me pass. This has worked a good 50% of the time.

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    Re: RE

    Originally posted by Jingo_Maze
    I've weaved back and forth like that before and had the cage in front on me pull over and let me pass. This has worked a good 50% of the time.

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    They've done studies you know, they say 60% of the time, it works every time.

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    is weaving in your lane illegal? got pulled over

    weaving on a bike is just as illegal as doing it in a car. i feel it does serve a purpose since i live on a dirt road and the first corner i take is a hairpin onto the highway. its nice to know that there isnt mud/dirt there to produce a little front end tuck. BUT... i pull out of my road and do a little left and a lttle biggter right and that s it. im swerving down the road excessivly. if what you are doing is legit the n you shouldnt have to do it more that once or twice.

    is it "moronic"? i dont think so, pointless sometimes, fun on others. some might say riding a SV in the snow or on an ice covered road in feb is moronic......

    cop- license and reg please
    me- hands over
    c- is there a reason why you weaving up the road here.. and dont give me that "i was scrubbing the tires" crap either
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    c- well?
    m- i WAS scrubbing the tires i just had them put on a mile or so down the street... see how glossy they are? you can still see the adhesive from the sticker
    c- knock it off, and fix your license plate

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