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Feb 13th 2019, 09:07 AM   #1
 Ralgha's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2012 Ninja 250, Tiger 800
Lane Splitting Bill 2019

Haven't seen this mentioned yet, the current legislative session has a lane splitting bill, HB2314: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/201...verview/HB2314

Tell them you want it!
Feb 13th 2019, 10:32 AM   #2
 
  Jan 2016
  Oregon

  2018 Kaw Ninja H2 SX SE
Nice, but highly doubtful.

Oregon drivers are way too lame...Especially the Prius owners!

If they saw a bike coming up alongside, they would probably freak out and turn into him...

Feb 13th 2019, 11:42 AM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

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It takes years of chipping away for certain things to get on the books. Portland's congestion is not improving and the worse it gets the closer we'll get to passing this into law.
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Feb 13th 2019, 12:02 PM   #4
 
  May 2016
  Milwaukie, OR

  2016 ZX-10R; 2017 Z900
Yes! I hope it goes further this time. I will be contacting my representative (again) about this.

As a motorcycle commuter, any sort of filtering would help. I'm cynical that it will be soon, but cautiously daring to dream....
Feb 13th 2019, 12:38 PM   #5
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  Apr 2016
  Molalla

  2007 Aprilia Tuono Factory, 2010 Honda VFR 1200f DCT
Just filter anyway. There ain't no cops on OR highways and biways.. budgets have been slashed and they're all updating their facebook posts to attract under-age girls to send nude pics. The more "we" filter, the more likely people will start getting used to seeing riders split. Just don't be a doosh about it. Be nice. Wave. Acknowledge. Not too fast, SpeedRacer.
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Feb 13th 2019, 12:50 PM   #6
 
  May 2016
  Milwaukie, OR

  2016 ZX-10R; 2017 Z900
I do some filtering if traffic's stopped, and make cheerful gestures. Sometimes I use ALL of my fingers at the same time!

People should learn to love being passed by motorcycles.
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Feb 13th 2019, 01:22 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Aprilia Scarabeo
I've been filtering (not line splitting) in WA for 4 years, so far so good. It was easier on the Street Twin than on Diavel...
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Feb 13th 2019, 01:31 PM   #8
 
  May 2016
  Milwaukie, OR

  2016 ZX-10R; 2017 Z900
Maybe some would want to copy/paste a version of this letter to their Reps?

Feel free to modify as you see fit:

Dear Representative Poopipants ,

I hope this finds you doing well. My name is ----, and I'm a member of your constituency living in Milwaukie.

Today, I'm writing to ask for your support on HB2314, which would allow motorcycle filtering on roads with speed limits greater than 50 mph. As a frequent motorcycle commuter and member of a broader community of motorcyclists in the Portland metro area, passage of this bill would help make my commute faster, safer, and more economical. One of the biggest threats that motorcyclists face is being hit from behind in stopped traffic. That inevitably results in serious injury, potential death, and destruction of the motorcycle. See: https://www.kgw.com/article/news/loc...city/442588491

To remain mobile in this age of distracted drivers and urban congestion would help to alleviate this potential event. Additionally, liquid cooled motorcycle engines are dependent upon air being fed through the radiator, which is effected by forward motion. Potential maintenance issues and engine damage can be alleviated by moving through traffic, instead of remaining stationary. It goes almost without saying that less time operating the vehicle to reach your destination results in a lowered emission of greenhouse gases, as well.

I would be very happy to speak with you regarding this issue or send further documentation supporting this position, such as the Hurt report or the recent study undertaken by the California DMV, which came out in support of lane filtering for motorcycles in that state, where it is now legal.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Syringe

PS: You have to include your valid address and phone number in order for your letter to "count." At least, I was told that.
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Feb 14th 2019, 09:17 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Woodland, WA

Air cooled motorcycles need motion, but not liquid cooled with a fan. That's just like a car that can idle for long periods with no problems. So not a good argument.
Feb 14th 2019, 09:32 AM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
Quote:
Originally Posted by McRider
Air cooled motorcycles need motion, but not liquid cooled with a fan. That's just like a car that can idle for long periods with no problems. So not a good argument.
What if they have an under the seat exhaust?
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Feb 14th 2019, 12:12 PM   #11
 
  May 2016
  Milwaukie, OR

  2016 ZX-10R; 2017 Z900
Quote:
Originally Posted by McRider
Air cooled motorcycles need motion, but not liquid cooled with a fan. That's just like a car that can idle for long periods with no problems. So not a good argument.

My older RC-51 (liquid cooled with fans) certainly needed motion to have semi-normal operating temps. I was stuck with it in traffic a few times in Atlanta where I lived at the time, and with both fans running sometimes saw temps continue to climb past 230 degrees! [Honda didn't design that cooling system very well....known to all of us who have been around a while]

Didn't older Harleys (maybe modern ones, too) have a cylinder deactivation feature by rolling the throttle forward at a stop, to keep the potential of overheating lower?
Feb 14th 2019, 02:17 PM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Aprilia Scarabeo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Syringe
My older RC-51 (liquid cooled with fans) certainly needed motion to have semi-normal operating temps. I was stuck with it in traffic a few times in Atlanta where I lived at the time, and with both fans running sometimes saw temps continue to climb past 230 degrees! [Honda didn't design that cooling system very well....known to all of us who have been around a while]
My Diavel never had a problem. What a weird world where Ducati has a more comfortable cooling system than Honda!
Feb 14th 2019, 03:05 PM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2012 Ninja 250, Tiger 800
A public hearing has been scheduled for February 20th at 5PM.
Feb 14th 2019, 04:49 PM   #14
 
  May 2016
  Portland

Hello, folks, Patrick Leyshock here. I'm part of the team behind HB2314. We've been talking to and working hard with legislators, government officials, law enforcement officers, etc., for the past year, to get the bill where it is today.

HB2314 has 19 sponsors (over one-fifth of the entire legislature!). Broken down by party, sponsors include 11 Democrats and eight Republicans. By house, 11 Representatives and eight Senators. There's also a healthy mix of urban, suburban, and rural districts.

We need YOUR HELP to get this bill through the legislature. It won't take more than a few minutes. It's simple; here's what to do:

1. Write an email beginning with something like:
-- "I respectfully request your support of HB2314"
-- "Please vote YES on HB2314"
-- "I hope you support HB2314"
-- etc.

2. Add the reasons YOU support HB2314. If you need inspiration, visit the bill's website (laneshareoregon.com) or read the one-page summary statement (http://tinyurl.com/yxpnnoq8). You can write as much or as little as you'd like, but please use your own words. (Please do not include your home address in the email, as committee testimony becomes part of the public record.)

3. Send the email to jct.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov by the END OF DAY, MONDAY FEBRUARY 18th.

Your testimony helps persuade committee members to support HB2314! This will only take a couple minutes ... time you'll get back when the bill passes. We are counting on you! Numbers matter here! Be part of the solution!!!!

(NOTE: If you've submitted testimony for similar past bills, feel free to reuse it. You can find 2017 testimony here (https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/201...Overview/SB385), and 2015 testimony here (https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/201...xhibits/SB0694). Please be sure to update the bill number, dates, etc.)

Any questions, please ask. I'm a longtime Oregon resident, longtime rider and racer, and former member of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Motorcycle Safety. With your help, we can make HB2314 happen in 2019.


Patrick
laneshareoregon.com
sang-froidridingclub.com
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Edited by patrino on Feb 14th 2019 at 04:56 PM
Feb 14th 2019, 06:43 PM   #15
 
  May 2016
  Portland

And regarding Syringe's earlier post on this topic ...

Yes, contacting your legislator is a good idea, but can wait for a bit (probably a week or two). We've got a neat tool to help you contact your legislator; it includes an email template, will automatically find your legislators for you, etc. Soon we'll be activating it on laneshareoregon.com.

Please stay tuned for more info! And again, please ask if you have any questions.

Patrick

p.s. Syringe, as a former RC51 owner myself, yep, they run hot! I commuted on it to Hillsboro one winter, and it wasn't uncommon for the fan to turn on in traffic, even in mid-December!
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