Your papers please ???

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by cidd, May 11, 2013.

  1. cidd

    cidd doppler shift

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    Just trying to figure out were to keep my insurance & registration papers ? on the bike ? I have them in my pelican case right now but I dont think the cops would like me digging thrue there for them . So is there somewere up front I can stash them ? does someone make a hicky majig to hold them on the bars or something ?
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  2. hamiamham

    hamiamham Been here awhile

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    loginparking dot com has a number of devices that fit the bill although I don't see any issue with you digging thru your pelican box to get it ..
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  3. cidd

    cidd doppler shift

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    cops get kind of nervious when you ask to dig thrue a box !! for it . now a days its just better to not go there and have it handy to give them if needed without dismounting the bike . Thanks fo rhte info Ill check it out .
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  4. Oshiat

    Oshiat Been here awhile

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    Keep mine in a ziplock under the pillon seat.
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  5. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Long timer

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  6. Motomedic

    Motomedic Long timer

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    I actually make a photocopy of the registration, with my driver's license on it along with my insurance card.

    I keep it in a ziplock baggie, taped to the inside of my glovebox so I DON"T have to open anything they might want to look in (i.e. my top box or saddlebags).

    I am one of those people who does not believe that speeding constitutes probable cause for a search. :D

    (off to CS&M IN 3...2...)
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  7. Xeraux

    Xeraux Archvillain

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    Speeding has never constituted probable cause for a search.
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  8. Motomedic

    Motomedic Long timer

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    You know that, and I know that, but it would seem most LEOs have forgotten small facts like that.
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  9. Xeraux

    Xeraux Archvillain

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    No, they haven't.

    If you got searched at a traffic stop, it wasn't because you were speeding.
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  10. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

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    I keep reg & poi on my person at all times. I never keep any info on the bike. If I'm not available to answer questions the leos can run the plate.
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  11. Jim K.

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  12. 88gspd

    88gspd Daydreamer

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    In my wallet, which I always carry on my person.
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  13. rwf

    rwf Been here awhile

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    Mine are in a plastic pouch taped inside the lid of my Pelical case.
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  14. BlueDevil

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    +1 on this lic. plate stash.

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  15. Nitro1970

    Nitro1970 Been here awhile

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    Same here
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  16. hamiamham

    hamiamham Been here awhile

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    not a lawyer or a leo but maybe you can invite a search of your - say - top box if you go in there and dig for your documents? akin to leaving a door or trunk or whatever open when you get pulled over?
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  17. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    No, if they hadn't a valid reason for a search in the first place, it's not because the lid is open that it becomes valid reason. Unless something really suspicious/illegal can be seen from the now open lid.
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  18. Urban Toreador

    Urban Toreador Banned

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    I believe that was his point. Don't keep your weed in your pocket either because a pat down can be done and is not considered a search.
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  19. Motomedic

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    This thread devolved in a hurry, didn't it? :rofl
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  20. Hikertrash

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    Funny how this thread veered off to 4th amendment issues.

    That's a Terry frisk and its a pat down to ensure the officer is safe from any weapons. It's not a search for drugs. I am a LEO and I've done tons of terry frisks, some where I had a good hunch there was a bag of weed in the pocket, but my pat down was to make sure the person did not have a weapon on them. If I wasn't going to arrest them for the reason I encountered them, they went on their merry way. Same thing with the vehicle search; Thanks to AZ vs. Gant, the SCOTUS says LEOs can no longer search a vehicle after arrest unless the arrested person has access to the vehicle. Realistically, if they're arrested they're cuffed in the back of the cruiser and no longer have access to their vehicle so no need for a vehicle search. Now if you're dumb enough to consent to search, that's your business.
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