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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 2009, 10:20 am Thread Starter
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Stock Exhaust, Speeding Ticket, & My Birthday

Well I had been ruminating on what exhaust to get and was coming to the conclusion to just keep it stock. So Sunday it was nice low 40's I've been trying to get out on the GT to get some break in miles on her.. My birthday was Saturday ( 50 ugh) and since I had partied pretty hard the night before I got a bit of a late start.. So I'm out tooling around and I turned off a major road on to a secondary and just sort of gave her a bit o'gas and F--K off goes the Valentine full blast and a minute or so down the road the dreaded blue lights F, F, F, so I pull right over and a nice young fellow walks up and asks for the license.. DAMN, DAMN DAMN well the second thing out of his mouth is that bike new? Sure is pretty and QUIET too!!! Didn't hear you go by me at all.. well he said he clocked me at 49 in a 25 (ouch) that's like 6 points in NJ.. Well I mentioned that the bike was new, showed him the 225 miles on the odometer, apologized a lot, mentioned that it was just my birthday yesterday, acted very contrite, and humble... more just pissed at my self.. and begged some more and YES, he cut me loose, slow down, be careful, and nice bike sir.. best birthday present I got, maybe getting old isn't all that bad.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 2009, 1:31 pm
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Glad to hear you just got a warning. The ting is if your honest with the answers they ask, most of them will be nice back. I've avoided a few major speeding tickets that way. The LEO's are just out there doing there job and if you cut them a break they usually will return the favor.

Now as for turning 50, it only gets better. I'm 55 and still locking ahead.

Be safe and enjoy the GT.

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Thanks Wayne. It's always been my policy to be decent and respectful when I get stopped it doesn't EVER accomplish anything to be rude.. and I know that cops have a tough job so why make it worse for them or me. As for fifty well I did get a nice new exercise bike.. so I'm even trying to get back in shape.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 2009, 8:13 pm
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Lucky !

Think maybe I will move to New Jersey,if you had been booked here in Victoria (Australia) you would have been walking for 3 months or so and lost your bike for a few days.Draconian hoon laws.25 Kph (15Mph) over limit automatic loss of license !Crazy
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I have'nt been pulled over on my K1200GT but a few times I did get pulled over on my honda when i first got it. Being honest with police is the best thing you can do, out of the 3 times I got pulled over, I got let off every time usually with a promise to slow down and ride safe.

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I got pulled over on my K1200R a couple years ago. Thought I'd never get out of it. He looked at my license and noted I lived in town. He cut me a break and let me go.

Now in Chicago, where our deficet thanks to Blago is in the billions, you'll never get out of a ticket. It's definitely a revenue generator. They are in full force these days.

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I have'nt been pulled over on my K1200GT but a few times I did get pulled over on my honda when i first got it. Being honest with police is the best thing you can do, out of the 3 times I got pulled over, I got let off every time usually with a promise to slow down and ride safe.
Soooo have you slowed down.

I promised the same thing, thing is I forget about it after a few miles.

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 2009, 4:58 pm
 
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if the radar detector sounded?

what radar were they using that you couldn't avoid it? Was it lasar? I just got a detector and don't want a ticket.
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Hit me with instant on.. No detector in the world works if the radar isn't on.
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A radar detector is not a "get out of jail free" card. It is another useful piece of information on what's coming up in the road ahead. But you still have to be paying attention, and riding within the limits of the current situation.

My Valentine1 has more than paid for itself, many times over. It has often gone off as cars in front of me are targeted, giving me ample time to check my speed and adjust if necessary. That can work with instant-on radar as well, if you're paying attention. If you're the only guy on the road though, instant-on is quite effective.

But you still have to be aware of the road conditions, watch your speed and other traffic, and be aware of locations likely to be targeted. This includes coming into a small town, school zones, long downhills, a sudden passing lane or dashed yellow lines after a long no passing zone, etc. Situational awareness is more important that any piece of electronics, but I'll take that extra bit of information that helps heighten my alertness when appropriate.

And it's even possible to be saved from laser. Not often, but a big laser hit plus a languid LEO, plus a conveniently placed exit, plus a sudden need to refuel at the farthest-back pump can all tend to work in your favor. Or so I've heard.

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