How do you keep the cops from sniffing you out?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Sun Ray, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Sun Ray

    Sun Ray Polyglottic Moran

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    http://rideapart.com/2013/11/ways-to-stay-under-the-radar/

    Rideapart just published this interesting article. I've been practicing some of these for a long time with great success. Are there any others you do?

    For example:

    I will only do "burst speed" in other words, pick a speed you want to do get to it and slow way back down to the speed limit. Kind of like Fartlek (speed play) in running or jogging. Fatlek, still makes me smile every time. :rofl

    What are your strategies?
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  2. k-moe

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    I keep a slab of bacon in my pockets. :lol3
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    they dont do cannibalism
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    I keep a half bag of donuts (fresh).
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    I'm also an avid hunter. Bathe regularly with unscented soap and shampoo... Many Harley riders have problems with this, you can often sniff them out from hundreds of yards if the wind is right.:D
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    Any cop worth his ticket book can smell a half bag of donuts inside a hundred pound bag of coffee beans...:deal
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  7. 390beretta

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    Seriously, all good tips! Except the one about riding in a "pack", that's not a good idea for us motorcyclists IMO. I know on the freeway, cagers seem to drive in clumps, I like to find the speed/position where I'm between the clumps, but still not driving so fast I attract LEO's attention. Sometimes that's a "little" over the limit, but hey, if most cagers are doing it, I don't stand out.
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    i just keep a fiver in with my registration for the rare instance I cannot talk my way out of a speeding ticket. Most of the time they are jsut amazed a gringo can speak spanish and has all his documents in order.
    Mike
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    If you happen to have a thermos of hot coffee and an extra cup, you may get an escort to the county line.:D
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    Miguelito, Yo tambien habla espanol. Era profesor de la lengua por cinco anos y era mi sujeto mayor en la universidad. Que hace en Ecuador?
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    Hey man, none of that Mexican taco language here! Next thing you know it'll take over like wildfire and they'll be people asking how to properly pack beans, and what the correct bribing amount is to los federales. all in Mexican :jose:rofl
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    I haul ass everywhere I go. I've got a loud bike. I'm old, they generally leave me alone
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    Smelling like the deer helps when hunting, so I figure........
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    Ride an old bike, they won't look twice at you unless you're really breaking some traffic laws. They're out prowling for squids and drunken pirates, not someone wearing full gear on an antique motorcycle.
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    Yeah, that is a good one. I'm generally ATGATT, and it's never really flashy stuff, you know like a full Brand name racing gear like Repsol or something similar. Thanks.
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    :lol3:lol3:lol3
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  17. fallingoff

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    Sorry I
    Disagree.
    Too dangerous too ride in a clump of cages.
    I try to stay away from them
    But the strategy does work.
    Or am I getting your meaning wrong
    Not in the clumps but between
    Have standard bikes
    Standard exhaust .
    All bikes are fast.
    You don't have to
    Buy a aggressive
    Looking bike.
    Wear straight looking
    Attgatt .
    I've always used the rabbit scenario
    Works well.
    Otherwise I use the slow for the straights
    Fast for the corners
    For right side driving in lanes
    Try to sneak around the right lane.
    Doesn't make me obvious speeding in the fast lane.
    Think like a copper, where does everybody
    Speed, well long down hills with a clear view.
    Etc.
    Cheers
    Sometimes it comes down to luck
    And not standing out from the crowd.
    Lol
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    The old bit works sometimes.
    Also ridding with my wife
    On one bike
    Or two
    Cheers
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    Riding 2 gears too low with a $500 droning muffler/titanium can, a fairing covered with race stickers, while wearing a full leather hump backed monkey suit will get you stopped at the end of your driveway:rofl
    :lol3
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    I agree with pretty much everything in the article but, I like to stay out of the middle of cage packs too for safety reasons. Krispy Kreme gift cards seem to work good
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