Well On My Way To A Speeding Ticket

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by DudeClone, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    I don't remember but I think you're right according to his reaction up here. But I remember that he's the one who got arrested by a campus LEO on power trip for some bogus reasons.

    Edit: 30+mph Delta = 30mph speed difference between you and the cars you split pass.
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  2. ncsonderman

    ncsonderman Sasquatch in training

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    I've gotten plenty of tickets in cages. All of those were over 17 m.p.h. above the posted limit. I lost my license on my CBR in 95' for speed in excess of 110 (I was in town, at night, on a freeway in CBus OH:dog, what an idiot!). I also got pegged for 30 over south of Crater Lake on my ZX9 (I was actually going with traffic and had luggage). The trooper pulled the whole line of us over.

    I've been warned a couple of other times. I have noticed that I'm able to zoom past LEO even with a wave when up in the mountains zipping around. There is a time and place for everything. The track is the best place to push limits, but I still find myself well exceeding posted limits even being alert for unseen road hazards.:wink:
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  3. DudeClone

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    oh yeah, that too. but i wasn't arrested. i made a right turn from a two lane. the inside lane was taken by a truck, i was on the outside. although the truck was moving much faster then me i guess the cop only saw my scooter and pulled me over a mile down the road for being "reckless" and "speeding" at 5mph over the limit. he didn't even give me a warning. just let me go i think because i am a good natured guy (lol) and "the system is down atm so you're lucky today." and he said he was a motorcycle officer for many years. so he knew i had done nothing wrong, although reminded me "even 5mph over the limit is over the limit" :D

    that is just silly talk, now
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  4. James Adams

    James Adams non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    I've been pulled over twice on a scooter (Burgman 400), both times for speeding in a 55mph zone. No tickets from those incidents. :dunno

    Two tickets: one each on the Stelvio and the K1200GT, both were well-deserved and I paid (but did what I could to keep them off my record).
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  5. strahler13

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    I rented a scooter in Pattaya, Thailand--the land of seemingly no traffic laws. Cars, trucks and a million scooters weaving in and out of everything.

    Me?? Didn't make it 3 kilometers before ticketed for illegal U-Turn.
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  6. James Adams

    James Adams non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    It's because you were (probably) obviously a tourist. :dunno
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  7. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Ever hear the term "arrest me red"?

    Bright colors attract attention. And that's the last thing you want or need. The less you're noticed, the fewer citations you'll receive. Same goes for speeding and abrupt lane changes. There's a time and place for everything, and the sooner you learn when and where, the better off you'll be.

    You might consider getting instruction from one of the racing schools and then doing some track days. It's a lot less expensive than paying insane rates for insurance and the court fines for the citations. It's also more fun.
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  8. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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  9. car94

    car94 What's this Box for?

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    Last ticket I received was a bullshit C&I! Have not stopped since. No bravado, just reality. If they want me they will have to work for it. :1drink
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  10. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    I definitely get more attention from law enforcement when I'm on my sporty-looking, red GTS1000 than when I'm on my GS. Wearing leathers instead of textile gear pushes things up another notch.

    On the red thing - my brother used to be a cop in UK. He told me once that traffic police would occasaionally play "snooker". For those not familiar with the rules, you basically have to get a red in between every other color. In real snooker black scores highest but in traffic snooker, pink was the highest due to rarity. Red cars were therefore under scrutiny more often than any other colour, and if you were in a pink car when this game was going on you were going to get pulled over no matter what. White or silver cars were of no interest.
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  11. James Adams

    James Adams non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    It might also be because the GTS1000 is rather unique and that alone attracts attention.

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    See also: UDF. :lol3
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  12. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Surprisingly, almost nobody notices the front end unless they're already GTS fans or someone else points it out to them. To the layman, it's just another crotch rocket :baldy

    Here's mine:
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    + daughter posing
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  13. jrou111

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    I usually travel at DoD nominal :D

    Got pulled over at night on the KLR for passing a cop doing 85 in a 40 on a 2 lane county road in the country. He radioed on ahead and another cop pulled me over. When the officer approached me, he said to slow down because there are crazy drivers on the road.

    Only 1 ticket on a bike in ~100,000 miles in the last 3 years.
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  14. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    Zero. I have never received a speeding ticket on my motorcycle. Cars, yes, but years ago. Motorcycles, no tickets.

    In the future, I expect to receive one about every five years, and I will undoubtedly deserve it.
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  15. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    Zero tickets on two wheels, only one in a cage over a decade ago, for 74 in a 70 zone. (Honestly. I was driving a '91 Geo Tracker, it was about tapped out even going that fast. Not sure what that cop's deal was that day)

    I have pretty much only ever ridden old bikes, which attract no attention whatsoever. Nevermind that a GL1000 with some weight stripped off it is actually decently quick, the fact is that it doesn't look the part, so no one even bats an eye when you ride past. Also, wearing full gear helps.

    I honestly think cops generally give a bit more leeway to riders who look like they know what they're doing and aren't being a menace, and they'll come down hard on those who look the part of the squid on the crotch rocket. Not sure where the sleeveless bandana-wearing pirates come out, but I'm sure even they're still left alone more than the guy who looks like an inexperienced, reckless twat on a sport bike.
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  16. joexr

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    There are reckless , inexperienced twats on all types of bikes.:deal
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  17. ttpete

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    There's a reason I bought a BLACK Ducati.............:evil
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  18. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    Sounds a bit squiddish.

    Every driver, MC or car probably violates a speed limit on a daily basis. Collecting tickets is an expensive hobby.

    I'm sure you'll tell me I'm wrong, but your attitude seems to be similar to the idea that every motorcyclist will have an accident eventually, as getting tickets, just like having a wreck, is just part of riding.
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  19. Idle

    Idle Been here awhile

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    Get a supermoto, it feels like you are going fast all the time.

    Wear proper gear.

    Develop your sixth sense.

    Slow down when approaching intersections or cresting a hill.

    If you see just one LEO, there will likely be others in the vicinity.

    Don't drastically slow down if/when you see an officer suddenly.

    Set up for a lane change when there's no cars in front of you. Signal, then take a long look behind you as you make your lane change. Let er' rip.


    **And finally, make sure you have something on your bike that can be written up for a corrections notice aka: fix-it ticket.

    Local agency's get a much bigger percentage of the fine for correction notices than for moving violations.


    My last ticket was 20 years ago on the I-5 on the great plains of Oregon. Sneaky state trooper in the bushes with a gun. 88mph in a pickup. Before that, only stop sign tickets when I was young in a 66' bug with hardly any brakes.

    I routinely ride and drive (in a safe manner) 5-15 over in town, 10-15 on the freeway and 15-20 over in the foothills.

    My mom always drove fast, and put me in charge of lookout duty as a little kid. I'd crane my neck and check every on ramp. Every side street. Look behind, ahead, everywhere. I also learned not to point or stare at them.

    That's how I learned the MO, and developed my sixth sense.

    It's a little (a lot) tougher now with all the new suv cruisers. I'm kinda worried.
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  20. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    Thank you. Thank you very much. [said in my best Elvis voice.
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