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Old 11-25-2013, 04:24 PM   #76
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We're a little free-er than you are.

Yeah....

Keep on kidding yourself.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:27 PM   #77
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Thank you. It is rare that anyone appreciates my humor.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:49 AM   #78
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cops ignore me

i keep slowly rolling through stopsigns and nothing yet
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:51 AM   #79
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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.
having premature gray hair has gotten me out of tickets.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:43 PM   #80
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I love all these 'I'm old & the cops leave me alone/let me off' posts . I don't have much hair left, & what is there is mostly grey. Yet, I must head out early in the morning to court to 'splain my recent excursion to 40 over the posted limit. The trooper basically stated that he couldn't give me a break on 40 over, but he wasn't going to arrest me. So I guess that was a break of sorts. I must not be 'old' enough yet .

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Old 12-04-2013, 01:07 PM   #81
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I love all these 'I'm old & the cops leave me alone/let me off' posts . I don't have much hair left, & what is there is mostly grey. Yet, I must head out early in the morning to court to 'splain my recent excursion to 40 over the posted limit. The trooper basically stated that he couldn't give me a break on 40 over, but he wasn't going to arrest me. So I guess that was a break of sorts. I must not be 'old' enough yet .

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Old 12-04-2013, 01:19 PM   #82
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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.
I am more and more convinced that this is the key to avoiding tickets on a bike. Look like you know what the hell you are doing and most cops will leave you alone as long as you don't do something incredibly stupid.

The article in the original post is just idiotic. It is all good stuff for a cager but simply unsafe on a bike. I ride I-95 several times a week and the safest place to be is in the left lane. It has fewer cars, lane changes only come from the right, deer are more likely to be on the shoulder instead of the median, no semi trucks and no merging cars. In order to stay in this lane, one needs to ride faster than the rest of traffic which means you're going to be speeding. Somebody else called it the fastest fish theory which means you keep the threat in front of you.

So all of this means that you will not be drafting a car. You will not be in a pack. You are not staying to the right except to pass. That violates three of the 8 tips in the article. However, in my experience, if you ride just a bit over the prevailing speed (even if that means riding 85 in a 65), don't weave in and out and ride like you are supposed to be there, cops generally leave you alone.

Now excuse me while I go knock on wood.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:32 PM   #83
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I am more and more convinced that this is the key to avoiding tickets on a bike. Look like you know what the hell you are doing and most cops will leave you alone as long as you don't do something incredibly stupid.

The article in the original post is just idiotic. It is all good stuff for a cager but simply unsafe on a bike. I ride I-95 several times a week and the safest place to be is in the left lane. It has fewer cars, lane changes only come from the right, deer are more likely to be on the shoulder instead of the median, no semi trucks and no merging cars. In order to stay in this lane, one needs to ride faster than the rest of traffic which means you're going to be speeding. Somebody else called it the fastest fish theory which means you keep the threat in front of you.

So all of this means that you will not be drafting a car. You will not be in a pack. You are not staying to the right except to pass. That violates three of the 8 tips in the article. However, in my experience, if you ride just a bit over the prevailing speed (even if that means riding 85 in a 65), don't weave in and out and ride like you are supposed to be there, cops generally leave you alone.

Now excuse me while I go knock on wood.
What it all boils down to is this: DON'T ATTRACT ATTENTION.

The cop will look for something that's not going with the general flow of traffic and is traveling at a noticeably different speed or direction. During rush hour, as long as the traffic is moving right along all together, the last thing he wants to see is something that's going to interfere with the smooth flow. And he won't want to light someone up and cause a traffic jam and the rear enders that will happen because of it.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:56 PM   #84
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What it all boils down to is this: DON'T ATTRACT ATTENTION.

The cop will look for something that's not going with the general flow of traffic and is traveling at a noticeably different speed or direction. During rush hour, as long as the traffic is moving right along all together, the last thing he wants to see is something that's going to interfere with the smooth flow. And he won't want to light someone up and cause a traffic jam and the rear enders that will happen because of it.
I agree.........unless you're in Morrison Colorado, where Speed Traps rule and the cops don't give a sh*t about safety and smooth flow (IMHO).



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Old 12-04-2013, 01:57 PM   #85
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I agree.........unless you're in Morrison Colorado, where Speed Traps rule and the cops don't give a sh*t about safety and smooth flow (IMHO).



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Waldo, FL is the same.
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:17 PM   #86
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I get off of work at 1am. I got pulled over a couple months ago for doing 70-75 in a 35 down our main street here, Broadway. The cop what's the rush? Nothing, just got off of work and having fun. Young cop, says, looks like a very capable bike (KTM 950 SM). Why yes it is. Slow it down a bit, OK? Yeah. And thanks for not making me chase you.

I guess, there is a lot more important shit going on in this gang town than me hauling ass on my bike.
Cops aren't as bad as many people think. I remember in San Diego when I got my new exhaust/header on the Bandit, I decided to go for a
quick spin. Then, a lady in a black BMW decided she wanted to race, so I toyed with her a bit. She ends up turning off, no sign of cops. 10 seconds later, I see the lights waaaaaaay behind me. I pulled over immediately, set my helmet on the tank and waited.

After all, I was guilty. I had been doing over 90 in a 45. This road had no driveways or houses, and only had a few side streets with good visibility, but I was still an .

Did I mention I had no proof of insurance, registration, or my drivers license . Total idiot I was that day.

Anyways, he comes up and says "whew damn son! I saw you and that beemer leave the light. What were you thinking?" "I wasn't. I fucked up. Do what you need to do." "License and registration.." I explained they were in my garage and if he was willing, he could cuff me and take me there to prove everything was current. I did have my military ID, so I gave him that. Goes and run my plates, comes back and says "Next time use your head."

Since then, I will speed to make sure I'm navigating traffic instead of letting them navigate me. I'll haul ass only if I'm in BFE with not a soul or car in sight. Cops I think care more about your attitude then what you were doing, so long as it wasn't totally irrespective of other peoples safety. Just IMO

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Old 12-04-2013, 02:18 PM   #87
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Cops aren't as bad as many people think. I remember in San Diego when I got my new exhaust/header on the Bandit, I decided to go for a
I can't hear you!

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Old 12-04-2013, 02:29 PM   #88
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:21 PM   #89
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Thank you everyone. These are all great suggestions and opinions, even the obvious ones, such as "Don't speed Jackwad!" I try, I really do. I can't help but speed on lonely deserted roads out here in the wild west. The only burger you'll find is mine, albeit there won't be much of it (I hope).
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:07 PM   #90
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