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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 2005, 5:41 pm Thread Starter
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Talking Second performance award on the GT

Last night I was lucky enough to get my second performance award on my GT. After I removed my helmet officer asked why was I going as fast as I was, I replied I was slowing down for the stopsign I was pulled over at. Ticket was 75 in a 45, V1 had gone off but I wasn't looking at it. I don't have the Marc Parnes flasher on at night. Maybe a HARD unit would be ok. Will see what this one will cost me now.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 2005, 6:50 pm
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I now have received three on the GT, 1-Kentucky,1-Illinois,& 1-on the Blue Ridge. Only one since purchasing my Escort & H.A.R.D was the Blue Ridge. All these in twenty months of ridding the GT. Blue Ridge was also the cheapest, $75. Really like the H.A.R.D, don't have to look at the radar or listen, I have left the sending unit on and ran a couple batteries down but I am finally getting used to turning it off.

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I got my first one the other morning on my way to work, myself. Only 3 mile from my house. Yeah, that's right, I accually stopped this time. Passed a cage doing 55 in a 40 on double yellows. No chit, the cop asked me why I did it after holding out his stopwatch for me to see, and I can't believe what I said because I could have come up with a real fib, I said, "the guy was just going too slow". Whether this was true or not, per speed limit, I don't know, but 'to me' he was going to slow. Anyway, because I have such a clean driving record, and I do, and it was local, nice guys here in the area, I only got off with a Charge of: "Obedience to trafic control devices"! $75 and no points. Yep, that's right, even after lights were ablazing from 3 LEOs pointed at me in a elementry school parking lot that I pulled over into. The other two LEOs showed up seconds later after the first one pulled, or should I say, after I pulled over for the first one. As I stood there in the cold for 15 min., he got out of his cage to talk to me. He told me that I gave him the wrong registration, that the one I gave him was for a BMW!? Imagine that, he didn't know that BMWs made motorcycles, lol. I said that it was a BMW, looking at the back/side of the bike. He pointed his flashlight on it and said, so it is, I'm sorry. He believed me without seeing the the front side that has the emblem on it. Nice officer.. So, to make a long story short, he had mercy because of the large amount of points I would have recieved and also said that he was giving me the benefit of the doubt, at which time I said, "I don't do that type of thing all the time, and I was late for work." cough..cough

I just got really lucky, I guess..

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2005, 7:59 am
 
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I received my first on the RS (pulled over several times and many close calls) on the way to the BRPR last month. It was on I-85 just before the split with I-985. It was a GSP and he claimed he got me on laser (4 lanes over in meduim to heavy traffic) doing 92 in a 65.

He asked why I was going so fast. I answered very honestly that I was only going with the flow of traffic. I was going an indicated 80 mph and nowhere near 92. I was polite and did not argue after stating that something was wrong since there was no way I was going that fast. I have a clean record and asked for consideration. He stated flatly "No tolerance for motorcycles" and went back to the car. Full ticket.....this one is going to court.

After receiving the ticket I caught up with John (he had pulled over up the road) and he too agreed that we couldn't have been doing over 80 mph and that we were just keeping up with the traffic.

I still don't see how he could hit my headlight with a laser through 3 other lanes of steady traffic, including many semis. The traffic was heavy enough that nobody could follow with legal distances.....when someone changes lanes, the car behind would have to back off or they would be less than a few car lengths back.

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Smile For fear of jinxing myself....

My last three stops on the bike by cops all resulted in warnings.

#1 - Pulled over for 78 in 65. I told the cop "I had no idea how accurate the speedometer was, and that he could run the plate but that I had no idea who the bike belonged to". After some looks, I had a chance to explain I was on a dealer-loaner that I believe they had just taken in on trade, and it was probably still in the original owner's name. And subsequently being unfamiliar with the bike, I didn't know how accurate the speedo was.

#2 - Pulled over for 41 in 30. Cop told me I "had a pretty bike", and I started getting nervous. Gave me a warning.......as foreplay??

#3 - Pulled over after rolling through a stop-sign (didn't put my foot down). Same cop as #2. Two weeks later. My 12 year old son behind me. Cop asks me if wasn't I the one he pulled over a couple of weeks ago on the Randall's parking lot?? Yes sir. "You didn't come to a complete stop back there". Yes sir. "License and insurance". Yes sir.
As he turned away, I asked if my ticket stub could get me any leniency. He looked to see I had a stub for a motorcycle ride that I was trying to get to. The ride was to benefit his police members association. He asked when the ride left, and I said "one o'clock". It was quarter to when he asked. He didn't say anything beyond that, except when he handed me a warning saying "they were quicker to print out than tickets. And for my son's benefit, wouldn't I mind slowing down and coming to complete stops"....

During #3, my son asked me how many times I've been pulled over on my bike. I told him twice. And he said, "No, I mean by all the cops, not just this one".
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#3 - Pulled over after rolling through a stop-sign (didn't put my foot down).
Does the vehicle code there specifically state a motorcycle rider must put his foot down for it to be considered a complete stop?



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It was in his opinion that I did not come to a complete stop. I'm not sure about the code, but normally I put at least one foot down unless I'm doing one of my "pseudo-stops".
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It was in his opinion that I did not come to a complete stop. I'm not sure about the code, but normally I put at least one foot down unless I'm doing one of my "pseudo-stops".
It is my opinion that you can come to a 'complete stop' with a motorcycle without putting your foot or feet down. Though only momentarily, balancing a bike to a still position isn't as nearly as impossible as some would think. And that, I'd probably would go to court and prove it in it's parking lot. There is nothing, I don't believe, in the by-laws stating how long one needs to be stopped before moving again; or is there? Perhaps to an Officer of the law who would make such a thing up just to win the argument making up a fictitious time, but otherwise, don't believe so. I, however, never tried it with someone on the back, especially with a fidgety kid.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 2005, 5:37 am
 
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No feet down stop

I can easily stop 3-5 seconds with no feet down even with my daughter on the back. I wonder if there is an actual ruling on this or is it just at officer's disgression.

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I can easily stop 3-5 seconds with no feet down even with my daughter on the back. I wonder if there is an actual ruling on this or is it just at officer's disgression.

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