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Old 02-19-2013, 05:47 AM   #5926
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A few seconds later comes running back and says he's gonna let me slide on the reckless driving because he's gotta go to a domestic violence call.
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My wife was pulled over a number of years ago for speeding (small back road). Policeman asks for license and registration. He returns to his car to check it all out.

Suddenly, she sees the lights go on and he takes off, obviously on another call ... with her license and registration.

She sat there shocked, not knowing what to do. A few minutes later he returned and handed her back her papers along with the ticket and a sheepish "Sorry."
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:08 AM   #5927
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Back when I was 20 and stupid I was HAULING ASS in a buddy's Chevelle SS in the two way left turn lane in the middle of a five lane road to get by traffic. I have no idea how fast I was going but I was going about as fast as a punched 454 would let me.

I saw a Seattle PD car several blocks ahead in the right lane and hoped that he hadn't seen me in his mirrors. I slowed down immediately and took the next right, then a left, parked it and waited about five minutes.

When I got back on the main road and went a few blocks, sure enough, he was off on a side road waiting for me. He pulled in behind me and lit me up. My two buddies and I were headed back to the dorm from the head shop where we'd just pitched in together to buy a ginormous 3 foot bong. It was in the passenger compartment and way too big to hide from the LEO if he came up to the window so I got out and met him between our cars.

I don't think he knew how fast I'd actually been going earlier because he didn't seem extremely upset with me. While I started giving him a line of bullshit about it not being my car, blah, blah, blah he got a call over the radio, handed me my license, told me to slow down and took off to respond to whatever it was. Phew!
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:18 AM   #5928
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It was in the passenger compartment and way too big to hide from the LEO if he came up to the window so I got out and met him between our cars.
In Wisconsin the LEO would have drawn his gun on you if get out of your car.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:21 AM   #5929
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Honeslty, I felt pretty damned smart at that point, .................... AND probably a DUI as well.

I hope in retrospect, for at least the last part, you feel dumb now.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:33 AM   #5930
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In Wisconsin the LEO would have drawn his gun on you if get out of your car.

Duck said it was back when he was " 20 and stupid." That might have been some time ago when cop protocol was different.

He is older now.






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Old 02-19-2013, 07:33 AM   #5931
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Five or six years ago I was heading home on my cb750 when I saw a state cop on a bike at a crossroad waiting to turn left. I thought that it was out of place to see that in town, and put it out of my head. I get down the road almost to the next light and he's right behind me with his lights on. I wasn't speeding or riding like a squid, so I had no idea why. It turns out that my headlight was not lit, and I showed him the switch and explained that the detent was worn out and sometimes I accidentally bump it when using the kill switch. He let me off with a warning on the promise I would fix it to stay on all the time.

I haven't done anything about it, other than checking that it is still on. I sometimes use the kickstarter, and turn off the light when I do to get more power to the ignition.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:40 AM   #5932
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Honeslty, I felt pretty damned smart at that point, I got out of a reckless driving, expired plate AND probably a DUI as well.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:29 AM   #5933
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Duck said it was back when he was " 20 and stupid." That might have been some time ago when cop protocol was different.
Yup, back around 1980.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:12 PM   #5934
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i was on the little ape (sportcity 250) running errands and pulled in for gas off of lake shitty way in north seattle when lo and behold: road king with the attendant weekend warrior rider, decked out in the full hd catalog and sporting facial hair groomed to magnificence in a seattle salon.

he looks pointedly at my little blue scoot. "you ride that? you some kinda faggot?" it was a pretty unconvincing delivery. i grew up in lewis county, and when lc folks cast aspersions on your presumed heterosexual status there, they say it like they mean it. this dude called me a "faggot" the way i'd expect a dentist or bank manager to call me it, with a little querulous note at the end.

"i ain't gonna run errands on a road king, BRO," i said, "and if you're asking, between you and me, i'm not the one with the pirate drag costume ball i need to get to." (i blame a certain aprilia forum for bringing that response to mind..)

he sneered at me. "hey, we all like to ride. don't be a dick," i said, but he totally ignored me. he also blasted his pipes good and loud as he left.

most harley types in the area are nice guys (and gals), usually from the big software houses and cop no attitudes. the baggers and cruisers you meet riding 101 around the peninsula are friendly to a fault, and the only danger is that they'll let you get back on your bike drunk
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:27 AM   #5935
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... lo and behold: road king with the attendant weekend warrior rider, decked out in the full hd catalog and sporting facial hair groomed to magnificence in a seattle salon.
Don't know where I heard it first, but we call them "dental bikers". Monday through Friday they are dentists, accountants, Clark Kents; but after work or on the weekends they are Bad Ass in their shiny loud magnificence.
Having been around 1%ers, back in the day, these guys crack me up. Accessory lifestyle.


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Old 02-20-2013, 07:56 AM   #5936
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Don't know where I heard it first, but we call them "dental bikers". Monday through Friday they are dentists, accountants, Clark Kents; but after work or on the weekends they are Bad Ass in their shiny loud magnificence.
Having been around 1%ers, back in the day, these guys crack me up. Accessory lifestyle.


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I see a lot of that. I don't care if someone wants to get all "accessorized" with the latest motorcycle fashion or what they ride. I just hate it when they look down their noses and sneer because of what someone else is riding. It's not only some Harley riders but add on Gold Wing, BMW and a lot of guys on the latest sportbike.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:10 AM   #5937
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Don't know where I heard it first, but we call them "dental bikers". Monday through Friday they are dentists, accountants, Clark Kents; but after work or on the weekends they are Bad Ass in their shiny loud magnificence.
Having been around 1%ers, back in the day, these guys crack me up. Accessory lifestyle.


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Wasn't there an episode of Married With Children where Al stumbles into a 'tough' biker bar and starts getting razzed by a guy for being a shoe salesman? The guy's buddy calls him out - "Hey, Bob, you're a Dentist!", to which Bob responds "It's better than being an Accountant like you!".
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:59 AM   #5938
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I ride a fairly modified suzki B-King (already a fairly unknown bike, only in U.S. for one year). It has projector headlight, painted blue (badges removed for painting never bothered to put them back on) and a R1 hear section and tail light.

I frequently get asked what the thing is whenever I stop someplace. It's interesting because the cruiser guys are usually more interested in it. Probably because of how wide it is.

I've actually had one Harley guy ask me if it was a custom Boss Hoss.

Everyone seems to think they know the engine better than me when I tell them it is the same thing as a Gen II Busa except different intake and exhaust.

People usually don't believe that those are the stock exhausts on the back.

I get asked if I ever get tired from the riding position, (they don't realize it's a standard position)
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:57 AM   #5939
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I ride a fairly modified suzki B-King (already a fairly unknown bike, only in U.S. for one year). It has projector headlight, painted blue (badges removed for painting never bothered to put them back on) and a R1 hear section and tail light.

I frequently get asked what the thing is whenever I stop someplace. It's interesting because the cruiser guys are usually more interested in it. Probably because of how wide it is.

I've actually had one Harley guy ask me if it was a custom Boss Hoss.

Everyone seems to think they know the engine better than me when I tell them it is the same thing as a Gen II Busa except different intake and exhaust.

People usually don't believe that those are the stock exhausts on the back.

I get asked if I ever get tired from the riding position, (they don't realize it's a standard position)
I always thought the B-King was a fugly bike. Then I sat on one, and it was comfortable. Then I rode it, and it was awesome. Suddenly, I thought the B-King was sexy. Way more engine and power than I'd ever need, but a fun bike indeed.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:56 AM   #5940
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I've wanted a b-king for a long time but my wife put it on the 'banned' list after my brother told her how fast it is...
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