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Old 01-18-2013, 05:23 PM   #26566
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:27 PM   #26567
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Now I need to show you around that area!
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:45 PM   #26568
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:07 PM   #26569
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:07 PM   #26570
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No problem, maybe I need to knobby the pig up and show you around. Damn I need a thumper.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:42 AM   #26571
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No problem, maybe I need to knobby the pig up and show you around. Damn I need a thumper.
Hey GA*$(*(%U&B!! I thought the 950 was your thumper!!!? Hope to see you racing soon! SR
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:03 AM   #26572
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Think when it warms up a few more degrees I'm going to run up to Tellico and check out the falls. Might ride over through Holly Flats and back out to 68 from there or up the North fork to the Meadows to see if we can get on the Skyway going east.

Looks like it's going to be a beautiful day, ya'll be safe.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:51 AM   #26573
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Mikem9--

I found the Bandit to be pretty competent in most stuff except thick mud. Forest roads were usually quite pleasant.




Tho it's no fun to pick up when things get bad. I was actually contemplating putting some bark busters and 80/20 tires on mine when I traded it.

I really miss that bike. The guy I traded it to has it for sale in the flea market, but I don't have the $$$ to buy it back.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:36 PM   #26574
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Almost got arrested today, apparently when a GSP drives by in the other direction you have to watch for hand signals from them.
Was on a back road 100 feet from the trail entrance, when GSP drives by. I enter trail and start to haul ass, which is normal when i hit dirt. I make it about mile, have a get off, breaking the rear fender. I see no signs of my riding buddy, my phone starts ringing, it's my buddy. He's been pulled over by the gsp, and wants me to ride back, or he's going to jail. So i haul ass back to the road, kill the engine and roll up to him and the cop. As soon as I'm off the bike the cop grabs me by my back pack trying to pick me up/drag me to his cruiser. At this point I'm still talking calmly, telling him "hey you are choking me", he's yelling "don't even look at me, look at the ground". Umm Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

So I'm pretty muddy, bikes muddy, pack is muddy, and now cop is muddy. This makes him even more angry, grabs his cuffs, and forcefully cuffs my hands behind me. I've got the WTF look going on, all while still in my goggles and helmet. He goes "don't even give me that look you know why I'm arresting you." I reply"Actually I don't know" "You looked back and saw me" he says. "Yeah, but you never turned your lights on" I calmly state. This goes on for a few minutes, every time I reply you didn't have your lights on. Also I have 2 GOPRO's on me, though they where never on, the gsp doesn't now this, only that have cameras on me and the bike.

So the officer, looks at me, and say's "Your buddy gets to go home now for not trying to run". I ask my riding buddy to head to the house and tell my wife. After he leaves the cop gets some gloves comes back and starts pulling at my helmet. Well guess what its still strapped on, so I start yelling "Whoa, Whoa, its still strapped", this idiot goes "yeah I know that" then unstraps it, has me pull my head out while he holds the lid.

This point he brings me to the rear seat of the car has me get in. I've never been in the back of one, but damn its cramped, I'm talking like less then 10 inches of leg room. My big ol' boots dont fit, I express this to him. He says just sit in there sideways, remember I'm freaking muddy, real muddy. Now I have a nasty, nasty muddy back seat. He goes to the front, grabs something, maybe his video, gets back out walks up to my bike while looking at what ever he grabbed from the front of the cruiser. Studies my bike, calls some one on a cell phone, talks for 5-10 mins. Comes back opens up the rear car door.

OK, so he's calmed down now, talking at normal tone, and speed. Asks again why i was running, give the same answer I'm not running if you never turn the blue lights on. Now he starts picking at my bike, telling the tires are not made for the road. I respond with they have DOT numbers, he reply's 'That doesn't make them legal for the road". I get the feeling I'm not getting arrested so, i don't push this issue. He starts asking me personal questions, like if I own a home, have a wife, kid, where i work, where she works. Answer all the questions, and add I'm a normal dude, not a drug dealer, or a criminal. and if you turned your lights I would have pulled over. So he say's Im going to let you go with a verbal warning, tells me to ride the trails back to my house, not to ride my street legal bike on the road anymore.

He hauls ass leaving my with missing rear fender bike. I jump back on the trail and head back to find my tail light, locate it on the side of the trail. I take this time to call my wife and buddy, let everyone know Im still a free man. I plan on hitting the trails over to a road near the house but find the river is way to flooded. I head down to a friends house through a trail system. Luckly he was home, drove me back to house so I could get my trailer, you know can;t be riding street legal bikes on the road and all.

So that was my weekend ride, not the best riding day, but one hell of a experience.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:40 PM   #26575
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^ Wow, what an ignorant incompetent A-hole. Good thing you made it home without having to spend time in the gray bar hotel. He had nothing on you and did NOT follow procedure. Where did this happen?
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:14 PM   #26576
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Your livin up to the "Outlaw" status



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Jus kiddin ya. Glad he let y'all go.

When he saw you had a legit Tag, he was at a loss
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:28 PM   #26577
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Judobiker - thanks for the pics. I've been thinking about putting some bar risers and more dirtbike style bars with bark busters, some more adventure bike like pegs and some adventure bike tires on the Bandit. Not sure that I want to mess with a bike that's competent like it is for it's intended purpose. Love the Bandit - as you know - bulletproof.

A.Breton - thanks for posting your event. Glad you didn't get arrested. Interesting hearing about run in's and confrontations while riding. Like Flux's private road/public rd. story recently. Glad you had had someone diplomatic riding with you Flux! :)

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Old 01-19-2013, 07:52 PM   #26578
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^ Wow, what an ignorant incompetent A-hole. Good thing you made it home without having to spend time in the gray bar hotel. He had nothing on you and did NOT follow procedure. Where did this happen?
This was in Dallas/Acworth area, no clue why gsp was on this back road. I've driven by county LEO, had the county LEO talk to me before, but never like this asshat.

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Adam

Your livin up to the "Outlaw" status



Damn Dirt Bikers

Jus kiddin ya. Glad he let y'all go.

When he saw you had a legit Tag, he was at a loss
He was also giving me shit for riding on those trails, even though there was no "no trespassing signs". Then tells me to ride them home, go figure.

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It was definitely story I wont forget.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:13 PM   #26579
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A.Breton, I wonder if it was a rookie. Only time I've ever had trouble from the GSP was from a guy with two months on the job. He pulled me over on my FZ6. When I asked why he pulled out behind me with his lights blazing, he basically said it was because he thought I would try to run from him. No suspected infractions. He looked pretty surprised when I pulled off my helmet and he found your average middle aged dude rather than a 17 year old. I later found out from his post commander ( a customer of mine) that he didn't even have radar in the car yet. He had been writing a ton of tickets in the area for utility trailer infractions. What a tool.

Good thing that guy didn't arrest you. He would have been in for some trouble in the courtroom.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:18 PM   #26580
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I believe I'd be reporting that to his post commander.
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