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Old 08-27-2011, 09:42 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by Resident 2B View Post
With the vehicles of today and the asphalt of today, oil drippings are very rarely an issue on any roadways. I still see riders on the yellow line or on the wrong side of the yellow line. Why, I do not know.

As a rider who has done a great deal of riding over the last 30+ years, the only place that oil is a major concern for motorcyclists today are metal surfaces and toll booths after or during a rain. At toll booths cars and trucks are centered in a tight spot, then stop and go. After a rain these spots can be slick.

I doubt too many long-time riders with serious miles behind them hug either side of the road - that's simply not smart.
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