I missed what the hell Smidsy is supposed to mean, was it just a silly english phrase or an accronym for something.? (Wife allways has to ask me questions when I am trying to listen intently to something else...lol)
I would say that most times I in fact use this stratagy, although not the wobbly weaving back and forth , but movement to one side or another.
Most times if I see a car ready to pull out on the road in front of me, I will move to the farthest point to the left that I can, even changing lanes if possible.
I do this more to move myself as far from the car in case it starts to pull out rather than an attempt to attact attention to myself, but the result is the same.
If am headed towards an intersection or there is car in the oncoming lane waiting to turn left, I will do oppossite and quicky move as far to the right as I can, changing lanes if possible.
I have always done this, so I am glad to see I was doing something even more usefull than I thought was.
I will also mention here that I have noticed I have less folks attempting to cut me off in their cars on a weekly basis riding my FJR as opposed to the Vulcan. My only thoughts on why this is , other than luck , is the fact that the FJR has two side by side headlights that are fairly bright and the Vulcan only had one headlight that was a bit weak in comparison.
I am not really a fan of the headlight modulators, and I know somefolks swear by them, but after seeing a car that was traveling in front of me cut off a guy coming towards him who had a headlight mod unit flashing , I am skeptical on how usefull they really are. If a driver is not paying attention, he is not paying attention and short of sending a few rounds his way with a 12 gauge you might not get him to focus on what is in front of him.
(I have seen an old lady pull out in front of an oncoming ambulance with all its lights going plus its siren on too)
After seeing the video now, I will however increase my lateral movements when I can , but still end the move with placing my bike as far from the threat as possible....and still be prepared to react if all this proves futile.