Dang, but don't let it knock your confidence. If you keep at it, you'll soon learn how much space you need to fit.More than tapped, I dragged my mirror and my saddle bag down the side of a long bus. Eventhough there was no scratches anything bad, it bruised my confidence. :'( But I never stopped lanesplitting, just that I only do it when absolutely necessary (eg. jams & emergencies).