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Louisville Transplant in Orlando FL

Postby Chronos70 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:11 am



Greetings all...

Having recently moved to Orlando, I've noticed a drastic difference in the way people drive down here. Anyone have any suggestions on how I can best deal with the brake-at-the-last-minute drivers? I can't really give them more room because someone else will always fill the space.

Also on a different note, is there a database of reputable Honda Bike shops by location anywhere on the site? My 907 mile journey took it's toll on the rear tire, and I had to have it replaced at a bike shop in Spring Hill, and there were some things I didn't like about the service there.


Where are we going, and what's with this basket?

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Re: Louisville Transplant in Orlando FL

Postby dennislp » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:41 am

I lived around there for 15 years all you can do is be careful snow birds are worst they will leave in spring and it will get better . most shops there are short on service and quick to bill you.

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Re: Louisville Transplant in Orlando FL

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:57 am

good morning chromos:

I lived down in south Florida for 9 years. what your describing is typical Florida drivers. here's a few tips on keeping alive down there on the roads, don't tailgate, keep your eyes open, left thumb on the horn button and your eyes in your rear views every time you stop. in rush hour traffic, beware of left turning vehicles turning in front of you. I almost broadsided a car once, luckily I was able to stop in time. I was in the center lane and he didn't see me and almost turned right in front of me. I saw him thru the other cars windows and was able to stop. I went from 40mph to 0 in about 20 feet. one more thing, and this has helped me, keep your high beam on during the daytime and you might want to think about getting a strobing tail/stop light installed on your bike too. they sell them on eBay. here's a link to one of them.......... this one is for your helmet.............231452562024 ............this one is for your bike..........221632876165 trust me, very smart investment.

as for bike shops, your best bet is looking thru the yellow pages or online for "reputable" dealerships. if you ever down in ft. Lauderdale there's a good bike shop on sunrise Blvd. going towards the beach, (ask me how I know this). its called broward motorsports of fort Lauderdale and they are at 1090 west sunrise Blvd. in ft. Lauderdale. good people, decent prices and they wont rake you over the coals.

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Re: Louisville Transplant in Orlando FL

Postby seelyark1 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:04 am

Sorry to hear that you are in Orlando. That place is full of northeastern transplants that typically want to be there first, you know them by their allways changing lanes to get ahead, and will be right next to you at the next light. Also you have to put up with all the tourists that "have to go to Disney" and they drive 10 to 15 MPH below the speed limit in the fast lanes. All they really do is make traffic worse for everyday drivers. Most of them will disappear in the summer months. The "Typical Florida Driver" doesn't live in the big cities. They usually drive a pickup or older car as they have to work for a living, and can't or wont pay to go to Disney, and avoid the big cities like the plague! Most of the "Bikers" there ride sports bikes and ride like idiots and keep the stealers in business. Talk to the ones you see riding Goldwings. They could tell you about good places to have work done on your bike, or will help you do it yourself. Be thankful that you are not in Miami or Ft Lauderdale as they are worse than Orlando, and Jacksonville and Tampa aren't much better. You will learn to tell the changing of the seasons by the color of the license plates. Good luck, and be extra careful driving there in Orlando. Give them plenty of room and they will get there the same time as you.
By the way, having a headlight modulator won't hurt riding in the traffic there, as it seems that a lot of them can't see either.
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Re: Louisville Transplant in Orlando FL

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:04 am

one other point......the farther south you go, the worse it gets. the only place that's relatively safe is down in the Florida keys, all except for key west, its a tourist trap in the summer and winter time.

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Re: Louisville Transplant in Orlando FL

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:32 pm

Chronos70 wrote:Also on a different note, is there a database of reputable Honda Bike shops by location anywhere on the site? My 907 mile journey took it's toll on the rear tire, and I had to have it replaced at a bike shop in Spring Hill, and there were some things I didn't like about the service there.


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Re: Louisville Transplant in Orlando FL

Postby suvcw04 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:07 pm

I lived in Kissimmee for 21 years. You will NOT notice any difference in the traffic come spring. Suspect that all vehicles are only on the road to kill you, and you might survive. Try to avoid I4. I have seen drivers change lanes at 70+ mph and slide into a hole you couldn't parallel park in. Be careful around any McDonalds. Tourists will cross 4 lanes of traffic to get to them, even though there is bound to be another a half mile down the road.

STAY OUT OF PINE HILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Try not to ride after dark. Nowhere in Central Florida is safe after sundown.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:17 pm

STAY OUT OF PINE HILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Try not to ride after dark. Nowhere in Central Florida is safe after sundown.[/quote]

lol, aint that the truth.

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Re: Louisville Transplant in Orlando FL

Postby dennislp » Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:31 pm

I lived in sebring they started a bike night right after I left friends down there say it has become pretty good its once a mo.

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Re: Louisville Transplant in Orlando FL

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:55 am

ok, so your sorta kinda n.w. of lake Okeechobee on fl27?

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Re: Louisville Transplant in Orlando FL

Postby dennislp » Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:02 pm

about 45 miles south of Orlando on 27 . lake istapoga south of islands at hydrila edge is great bass fishing

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Re: Louisville Transplant in Orlando FL

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:39 pm

kewl. maybe if I get the chance to get near you, i'll stop in and we can get some coffee somewhere. let me ask you something........is the south bay correctional center anywhere near you?

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Re: Louisville Transplant in Orlando FL

Postby dennislp » Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:40 pm

moved back up to gasconade mo. about 7 years ago florida gets old after a while. its not as warm here but I can have my boat in the mo. river in 5 min and after large catfish . will be riding back down this spring to visit mom and sister still in sebring

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Re: Louisville Transplant in Orlando FL

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:56 pm

ok, so your not in Florida anymore. that's ok.

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Re: Louisville Transplant in Orlando FL

Postby redial » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:17 am

STAY OUT OF PINE HILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You mean to say there are hills in FL. I thought pool tables were more hilly than FL! But I was a tourist, but hired in a FL rental, probably why we got some long looks in ND and pulled up in NV. Fun though.
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Re: Louisville Transplant in Orlando FL

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:19 am

redial wrote:
STAY OUT OF PINE HILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You mean to say there are hills in FL. I thought pool tables were more hilly than FL! But I was a tourist, but hired in a FL rental, probably why we got some long looks in ND and pulled up in NV. Fun though.


lol redial, pine hills is the name of the town. the only hills that are in south Florida are the highway overpasses and the land fills. everything else is FLAT land.

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Re: Louisville Transplant in Orlando FL

Postby seelyark1 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:50 am

South Florida is little more than reclaimed swamp land. Central Florida NW of Orlando and North Florida are quite another story. About fourty years ago, a lot of the lakes and swamps dried up and real estate developers started selling that "new" land. People bought it up and built on it. Some day, Mother Nature will reclaim that land and the people will be all up in arms because they are flooded out. It used to be a beautiful ride to Orlando from my place. All the hillsides were covered with orange groves. In the early 60s they got frozen out, and now it is all houses. I much preferred the orange groves where we could go dove hunting. Sure isn't as pretty as it once was. :(
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Re: Louisville Transplant in Orlando FL

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:30 am

seelyark1 wrote:South Florida is little more than reclaimed swamp land. Central Florida NW of Orlando and North Florida are quite another story. About fourty years ago, a lot of the lakes and swamps dried up and real estate developers started selling that "new" land. People bought it up and built on it. Some day, Mother Nature will reclaim that land and the people will be all up in arms because they are flooded out. It used to be a beautiful ride to Orlando from my place. All the hillsides were covered with orange groves. In the early 60s they got frozen out, and now it is all houses. I much preferred the orange groves where we could go dove hunting. Sure isn't as pretty as it once was. :(


im sure it was nice back in its "hay day". and from what I've heard, the same thing about RT66.

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Re: Louisville Transplant in Orlando FL

Postby suvcw04 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:41 am

redial wrote:
STAY OUT OF PINE HILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You mean to say there are hills in FL. I thought pool tables were more hilly than FL! But I was a tourist, but hired in a FL rental, probably why we got some long looks in ND and pulled up in NV. Fun though.


Pine Hills, a neighborhood on the west side of Orlando, is known locally as Crime Hills.




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