Stopped by police!!!!

Stopped by Police!!!!!

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Stopped by police!!!!

#1 Unread post by niterider » Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:27 am

I have never been stopped by the police,while riding my bike, in my 10 yrs. or so of bike riding. I was wondering how it has been for the rest of us out there in bike world. If you like you might let us know the reason for the stop.
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#2 Unread post by BuzZz » Mon Dec 26, 2005 4:02 pm

In 22 years of street riding, I've never been stopped. I had one cop flip his lights on at me once, but he was headed the opposite direction on the hiway and I was pushing my RD-350 to break a ton (took alot of pushing for that to happen). He started to turn around, gave up and turned off his lights, cause I was good as gone to him by then...... 8)

As a punkass kid, I had plenty of cops try to get me to stop while I was on a dirtbike, but there is no way a car can catch a dirtbike if the biker don't want him to. A few quick turns and into a field or woods.... he's headed to the donut shop to drown his sorrows. :twisted:
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#3 Unread post by 9000white » Mon Dec 26, 2005 4:10 pm

been stopped in several roadblocks checking for insurance.

had a phony tag on one and some eagle eye cop spotted it.
got a ticket for running stop sign.
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#4 Unread post by plasticweld » Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:00 pm

My record is getting pulled over 3 times in a single day on a 400 mile trip on my sport bike, I do use a radar detector, I do speed, The bike and full gear make me look guilty

No tickets on the bike though
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#5 Unread post by sidecarguy » Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:37 am

hmm about every day!! :x

i rarely wear a helmet

and havent cut my hair in 6 years!!

but its not as bad as it sounds b'cause i usually do city driveung

on the road i wear the helmet most of the time! 8)

but it suck the thing tries to strangle me most of the time!!

lucky i have a beard too!!
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#6 Unread post by flynrider » Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:40 pm

I've been riding for about 27 yrs. and used to get stopped all the time. Mostly for speeding, but I once torqued an unintentional wheelie off a stoplight with a cop sitting right behind me. What a maroon!

I still ride above the limit, but I guess I've gotten much better at watching out for the law. I haven't been pulled over since 1992.
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#7 Unread post by Chris8187 » Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:07 pm

Just wondering but what type of ticket did the cop give you for doing a wheelie, careless driving?

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#8 Unread post by flynrider » Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:48 am

Chris8187 wrote:Just wondering but what type of ticket did the cop give you for doing a wheelie, careless driving?
Actually, after the requisite lecture, he forgave the wheelie and just wrote me up for busting the speed limit as I exited the intersection. Cops were a lot more easygoing about that sort of thing back then. I'm sure nowadays the same stunt would get a careless or reckless citation.
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#9 Unread post by Spikehks666 » Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:34 pm

cool!

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#10 Unread post by Lep » Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:29 pm

After 10 years of hard riding on my 1974 sportster I was pulled over. The cop asked me if I knew why he pulled me over. I said No. He said it was because my old sporty didn't have any turn signals. I told him I wasn't turning but he didn't care. I told him that in Pa turn signals are optional pre 1975. He told me he'd find out for sure and then mail me my ticket. He must of found out the truth because I never got a ticket for it. That one turned out better than most.

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#11 Unread post by niterider » Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:30 am

That is right, turn signals are not part of a safety inspection procedure for a motorcycle. All that is needed for lighting is stop light running light and the head light with high and low beam.
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#12 Unread post by Locopez » Thu Mar 30, 2006 6:01 pm

I was pulled over a few years back in Carson City, NV. Had no idea why the cop pulled me over....he even asked..if I knew why he did. I learned...that you can not split/lane share in the state of Nevada. He was pretty cool...told me to tell my other riding friends in California...not to come to his state and do that. He let me go....I felt lucky...so I am obligated to share this with all of you.

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#13 Unread post by JCS » Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:30 am

I've been pulled over once in over 30 years of street riding. For speed. LEO did not get a radar lock on me, just a visual and I was already slowing down. He wrote me up for 74 in a 55. If he wrote it for 20 or more over it was a mandatory court appearance and he would have to admit in court that he did not actually clock me. I paid the fine. I also did not mention the 60 mph that I knocked off to get down to the 74mph! :roll:
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#14 Unread post by Skel3tor1 » Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:15 pm

Great stories so far. Been back on a bike now for two weeks and I'm waiting to get pulled over. I ordered a custom tag from the DMV that is going to take about 3 months maximum to arrive in the mail so in the meantime, my temp paper tag they gave me is in my saddlebag.

I'm so waiting to get pulled over too, just so I can be sarcastic w/ the cop. Yes Officer, I know why you pulled me over... You just wanted to pull me over so you could get a closer look at my super awesome bike!

Now as far as driving a cage, I average a speeding ticket a year for the last 7 years. :shock: . I've actually been slowing it down a lot lately though, I stay within 10 over the limit unless emotion gets me and I pass someone creeping by.
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#15 Unread post by ofblong » Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:28 am

Skel3tor1 wrote:Great stories so far. Been back on a bike now for two weeks and I'm waiting to get pulled over. I ordered a custom tag from the DMV that is going to take about 3 months maximum to arrive in the mail so in the meantime, my temp paper tag they gave me is in my saddlebag.

I'm so waiting to get pulled over too, just so I can be sarcastic w/ the cop. Yes Officer, I know why you pulled me over... You just wanted to pull me over so you could get a closer look at my super awesome bike!

Now as far as driving a cage, I average a speeding ticket a year for the last 7 years. :shock: . I've actually been slowing it down a lot lately though, I stay within 10 over the limit unless emotion gets me and I pass someone creeping by.
lol the only time I ever get a ticket (it seems) when im in my cage is if im doing more than 13mph over the speed limit. so far on my bike I havent gone more than 10 over the speed limit.

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#16 Unread post by kilroy » Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:28 pm

I got pulled over 3 blocks from home.Was doin' 10 over.No plates,insurance,registration.Was just taking an untraveled backstreet to try to get a miss out of one of the 4 cly.(just got the bike running after 5 yrs sitting).Anyway,was honest bout' it with him,he came back WITH A WARNING TICKET TO SLOW DOWN!He said not to let it happen again..been riding on the street for 20+ years,this was my 2nd ticket.First was 18yrs ago.popped a wheelie on my RD350,got a ticket for "exhibition driving".The ticket gods have been good to me...IMO the law needs to concentrate on the cagers with cell phones.. :frusty:
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#17 Unread post by fred1094 » Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:53 am

I've been on the street for 11 years, and never pulled over. I do get nervous, because my bike is stripped of all unecessary crap like signals,mirrors,speedo. does anyone know if you need mirrors and a speedo in pa. bike is a '77. I've never had it inspected,but i do keep insurance current and registered too.

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#18 Unread post by -Holiday » Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:50 pm

got pulled over for the first time in 12 years last summer. I was exiting a hospital parking lot. The cop was in the parking lot too, and followed me out. I was in full gear, riding my fj1200. I drove exceptionally slow because the cop was obviously following me. We made it about 2 blocks when the lights went on. I pulled over right away. He came up and said that he was motioning me to pull my visor down. I thought he was motioning me it was my turn to makr the turn out of the parking lot. i normally always wear eye protection, but often when its hot i dont put my visor down because I have sunglasses on, and even then I dont do it until i get some speed. Well i guess i got nervous with him behind me and i never put it down, and I wasn wearing sunglasses.

He asked me if I have a motorcycle cycle license. I said yes. He says a license not a permit right? I said yes.

Then he let me go. Didnt run any plates or anything.
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#19 Unread post by Rydr » Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:39 pm

I've been stopped by the Police three times in the last 10 years. Twice for speeding and once at a road block where they were doing a seat-belt check on cars and motorcycle license, registration & insurance on riders. Back in the sixties when I started riding I was pulled over a couple of time a week during the riding season. I think the Police thought it was just good sport. :laughing:

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#20 Unread post by Fast Eddy B » Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:51 am

I got pulled over on a really slippery evening. I was going around the manhole covers on an off camber corner, and a minute later I got the telltale red and blue, followed by a blast of siren.

The cop took his time running my plates, then knowing I was safe got out and walked up to the bike. Helmet off, I started...

"Hello officer, what's the problem?"

"That's a nice bike you got there. But I've got to ask you a simple question. Have you been drinking this evening?"

Knowing I was a dry as a....(I'll save that analogy for later) I got a little cheeky...

" Not a drop! Why do you ask?"

"A half mile back there I noticed you weaving...and I need to be sure you haven't been drinking this evening."

"Weaving officer? Honestly, that couldn't have been me sir. Maybe you saw another biker on a CBR, because that wasn't me..."

"How can you be so sure about that, I'm a rider too, and we all drift now and again..."

"Weaving officer? Nope, wasn't me. I'll tell you how I know!"

"Go ahead."

"I couldn't possibly have been weaving, I CAN'T EVEN KNIT!!!!!"




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