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Old 10-24-2012, 08:11 PM   #18031
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I've had 2 bike inspections in 17 years and many, many motorcycles registered. Haven't been tagged for it yet.

This revelation will probably guarantee a ticket.

It's worth it though, if you consider time and effort expended.
I only get them inspected if I'm trying to sell.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:18 PM   #18032
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I've had 2 bike inspections in 17 years and many, many motorcycles registered. Haven't been tagged for it yet.

This revelation will probably guarantee a ticket.

It's worth it though, if you consider time and effort expended.
I've been ticketed once for an expired inspection (bonus to a speeding ticket) and bluffed my way out of two others because someone must have stolen my inspection sticker.

I get it done nowadays just because.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:43 PM   #18033
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Ultimate cycle usually inspects mine. Bought a bike there and now they inspect them for free, even if it isn't the one I bought from them. Dad takes his to the exxon near Three Chopt and Forest.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:04 AM   #18034
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inspection

I have been using Honda house but I think I will give Ken's a try next time. My CB900 is due.

In regards to the legality of not having an inspection .... and if its anything like the aviation world .... I have heard that if you have an accident and the bike is not inspected the insurance company has the option of not covering the policy. That's just what I heard. Anyone know the law here?

Last year a friend and I rode through a DUI check point and they gave him a ticket for an expired inspection. He had to ride all the way back to the county he got the ticket in to have the ticket dismissed but it still cost him $75 court costs. Lets see .... $75 divided by $15 = 5. 5 inspections per ticket.

RTE .... looks like I can make it this week. I will have some RVA stickers with me.

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Old 10-25-2012, 05:19 AM   #18035
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Large Gerbing Heated Jacket

With the addition of my new KLIM jacket its time to sell my "like new" Gerbing Cascade Xtreme Heated jacket. Its a full jacket with a removable heated jacket liner. I paid well over $300 for the jacket about 3 years ago and its been a great jacket. Just a new Gerbing liner today is over $200. I'd like to get $200 for the set .... jacket and liner. I also have an XL heated insole "new" as well as a small Gerbing Cascade Xtreme ladies heated pants and liner. Like new.

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Old 10-25-2012, 05:23 AM   #18036
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If you haven't seen this RTW report I highly recommend it. He made it to Europe and has begin the trip eastward.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=781893
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:22 AM   #18037
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Since you guys have now outted yourselves as a bunch of uninspected outlaws, and I don't need yet more excuses for a ticket, my inspection sticker is now updated. Went to Shumate's...couldn't beat the locational convenience. They got a chuckle at my expense. When they parked the bike outside the office, they turned the kill switch to the OFF position, something I don't typically do. As a result, the bike wouldn't turn. What they didn't know was that I had left my GPS on for approx 2 wks, which drained my battery, and that I had my battery on a tender overnight. I figured the nonstart just meant that the battery didn't have multiple starts in it yet, and I asked if they could lend me a jump starter. This they found amusing. I proceeded to take the seat off and hook everything up only for nothing to happen. Now I was stumped. One of them reached over and flipped the kill switch back into the ON position and voila, bike started. This they found more amusing. Nice. Btw, Jeff, I didn't have to tell them that you sent me their direction, they said one look at the bike and they knew it. Think that is a good thing?
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:34 AM   #18038
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BP, any extra charge for the lesson???

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Old 10-25-2012, 10:20 AM   #18039
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..They got a chuckle at my expense. When they parked the bike outside the office, they turned the kill switch to the OFF position..

Think it's safe to say, we have all been there..
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:22 AM   #18040
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..They got a chuckle at my expense. When they parked the bike outside the office, they turned the kill switch to the OFF position..

Think it's safe to say, we have all been there.. I turned mine off once while riding.. fidgety right hand I guess. Coasted to the road side, and dinked around totally perplexed, seat off etc. for at least a half hour.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:23 AM   #18041
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Think it's safe to say, we have all been there..
Last week, as a matter of fact. Dude at Velocity had flipped my kill switch and I never use it. Couldn't figure out why it wouldn't fire. Really great in from of a bunch of mechanics. LOL!
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:45 AM   #18042
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Maybe I'm just weird or the MSF indoctrination stuck with me. I always use the switch. Sometimes I forget to turn the key off and remove it at short stops though as a side effect. Then I notice the headlight on still and grab my key.

On the flip side, I've yet to be totally stumped by it being off. Now, on my Ninja, the first day, I ran out of gas a stop light on Skipwith and took several minutes to remember the petcock to switch to reserve. Luckily there was no traffic to embarrass me as I sat through a cycle or two of the light. After that, it was firmly ingraned to reach down and flip it to reserve when the bike started stumbling on the road. I probably wouldn't think that now as I've been on FI bikes ever since.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:03 PM   #18043
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I always turn mine off as well. (Except for Stella because it is Indian and shorts out the electronics)

Early one crisp Colorado morning at 12k feet my Strom wouldn't start up. Turned out one of the electrical connectors to the switch underneath had come loose on the rocky road. Certainly worth checking those, cleaning and coating with dielectric grease.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:34 PM   #18044
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I've had 2 bike inspections in 17 years and many, many motorcycles registered. Haven't been tagged for it yet.

This revelation will probably guarantee a ticket.

It's worth it though, if you consider time and effort expended.
I would never get my bike inspected if the Navy didn't think it was their right to check prior to allowing me on base. I have no idea why they feel the need to enforce that stupid law.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:07 PM   #18045
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I would never get my bike inspected if the Navy didn't think it was their right to check prior to allowing me on base. I have no idea why they feel the need to enforce that stupid law.
not to much longer and ya won't have 2
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