Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by cold_fire, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    Ummmmmm Late at night, fairly thick fog, I did what I have to say was a pretty damned good wheelie.

    Cops really don't seem to appreciate a good wheelie like normal people do. Young cop about half my age comes up and yells at me: "Do you feel really smart, or really stupid right now?"

    I said "Ummmmmmm"

    Then the radio comes on and I have expired plates....

    He mutters something about 'Jesus Christ"


    he takes my Lic and goes back to the car.

    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.

    Honeslty, I felt pretty damned smart at that point, I got out of a reckless driving, expired plate AND probably a DUI as well.:freaky
  2. ATH

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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."
  3. duck

    duck Banned

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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!
  4. Wisconsinkris

    Wisconsinkris Been here awhile

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    In Wisconsin the LEO would have drawn his gun on you if get out of your car.
  5. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    I hope in retrospect, for at least the last part, you feel dumb now. :deal
  6. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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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.

    He is older now.


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  7. Tuna Helper

    Tuna Helper Rawrr!

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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.
  8. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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  9. duck

    duck Banned

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    Yup, back around 1980.
  10. quasigentrified

    quasigentrified Ape Trumpet

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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 :eek1
  11. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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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.


    1911fan
  12. DR Donk

    DR Donk Been here awhile

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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.
  13. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

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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!".
  14. BryonLewis

    BryonLewis Been here awhile

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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)
  15. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    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.
  16. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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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... :huh
  17. BryonLewis

    BryonLewis Been here awhile

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    While it is faster than anyone probably ever needs, it is also quite tame just riding around at slow speeds. It's easier to drive slow than the CBR600RR in my garage. It can be ridden at 30MPH in 5th gear and still pull nicely if you twist it.
  18. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    Hells orthodontists.
  19. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    i remember driving in cal in 1978

    my sister who was at berkley

    lectured me on

    pulled up by a copper

    don't move

    both hands on the wheel

    or u might get shot

    freaked me out

    aus not like that

    but i love cal

    great country

    great people

    except when i walked into a gay bar

    part of a learning experience

    had a great night

    cheers
  20. vortexau

    vortexau Outside the Pod-bay

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