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Old 11-22-2013, 06:37 PM   #61
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As a side note, Jim, there are red light cameras coming up Rt1 into old town and traveling east down Duke st right from 395. Never been caught by them but I see them go off all the time.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:27 PM   #62
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As a side note, Jim, there are red light cameras coming up Rt1 into old town and traveling east down Duke st right from 395. Never been caught by them but I see them go off all the time.
Yeah, I know where they are. I do not worry to much about it. I do not run red lights.

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Old 11-22-2013, 07:44 PM   #63
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Around there having a sport bike that is not loud will keep you under the radar. Add a couple of Givi bags to said sport bike and wear proper gear and the cops ignore you. If you're pulled over, when you open your modular helmet and they see grey in your beard/goatee they leave you alone. These are my experiences here on the coast.

Once in a while I'll pull my bags off and get stupid, when I do that I've noticed the patrol cars follow me along for a bit; 5mph below the posted limit works great for that. My guess is they're calling in the tag and it comes back clean.

Oh, knowing where the cops "hide" around here helps too. I'll honk and wave when I see them, some wave back.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:48 PM   #64
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ATGATT + Middle age + Politeness = A Lot of Warnings Instead of Tickets
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:55 PM   #65
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ATGATT + Middle age + Politeness = A Lot of Warnings Instead of Tickets
Good! I've got some gray in my beard,and I'm on an FJR (old fart bike.) I have a top case, and I wear one of those reflective mil-spec orange vest from icon on top of my full on gear. I look very, very dorky.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:03 PM   #66
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THIS or THIS might be just the thing you need.
...to get charged with worse offences. Here and most jurisdictions, these are not legal.
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:39 AM   #67
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...to get charged with worse offences. Here and most jurisdictions, these are not legal.
We're a little free-er than you are.
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:11 AM   #68
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...to get charged with worse offences. Here and most jurisdictions, these are not legal.
Mud works too.
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:17 AM   #69
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Mud works too.
30 years ago I used to spray my tag with WD-40 so dirt would stick, never knew dirty was illegal back then. Several years ago , right after a rain (no WD-40) , I got a ticket for an obscured (dirty) tag. Go figure.
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:18 AM   #70
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We're a little free-er than you are.
I was thinking the same, but...
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:42 PM   #71
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So, where is this? As easy as it is to put one camera/radar on a post, why would anyone go to all that trouble? And if it's in the US, they have to prove it was you riding that bike to issue a citation.
Sunny South Africa - welcome!

Our laws work a little differently. If you do not pay your fine, it gets added (plus penalties) to your license fee. Come renewal; you pay or your wheels come off the road. As vehicle owner, you are responsible.

As to sprays, etc. Most (all?) of these do not work. Another trick is to have a little gizmo fitted that flips up your plate to the horizontal. This works. But, with the gantry setup; if the plate cannot be identified, it will sound an alarm and you will be pulled over at the next gantry. Defeating the ends of Justice etc. Not good.

Advanced speed checking compliments of the EU do gooders ...

Having said that; we have the most horrendous accident and fatality rate for motorists in the world. More than half the licenses are 'bought' and it is just general carnage on our roads. Oh, and a lot of cops take bribes too ....
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:16 AM   #72
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Regarding the automated ones, many of the speed cams in Germany are moving from optical sensors to induction loops. This is already the case in the Nederlands.

In the Nederlanden, for some reason the loops do not go all the way across the lane, so it is only a matter of keeping one's eyes open and being in the right place - to the edge of the lane. This has worked well for me so far.

In Germany, the loops do go all the way across, so you have to be quite careful of how you position, which results in a slower speed anyway. My F triggers them, the CBR not all the time.
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:08 AM   #73
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Despite the mind-blowing power and torque of my 1989 airhead, :) I really don't find the need to speed all that much, wear lots of gear, and have a gray beard. I don't have to waste my days worrying about to avoid the police. I get to spend that energy absorbing the sights, sounds, and smells of western Colorado.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:09 AM   #74
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good to find a rabbit speeding along especially on long drives. I'll keep 1/4 mile behind and watch the rear.


I find it very difficult to keep it under 75mph on highways.

surface streets I'll keep it at or less than 10mph over limit. too many places for cops to hide and easy to pass one at random.

here in so cal I watch the on ramps and right shoulders. 80% chance they are there if waiting with lidar or just keeping an eye out.

valentine one is a big help too. quite a few times where I see radar ahead and slow, have impatient drivers pass me and get pulled over.
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:21 PM   #75
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Despite the mind-blowing power and torque of my 1989 airhead, :) I really don't find the need to speed all that much, wear lots of gear, and have a gray beard. I don't have to waste my days worrying about to avoid the police. I get to spend that energy absorbing the sights, sounds, and smells of western Colorado.
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