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Old 06-01-2010, 11:19 AM   #31
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I like how after a very, very brief glance towards the bike this clown is more concerned about looking cool and blowing it off and picking his crap up off the deck instead of making sure no bystanders were hurt. Pure moron that one.
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:54 PM   #32
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Here is more on Virginia.

Check Code of Virginia 46.2-909. Not knowing Virginia law or how things are looked at there, this a problematic code.


Typical Virginia legal crap. It's like they want to keep the rules incredibly vague so nobody can understand them. Then everyone stays skeered that they might be breaking some little known, poorly worded law.... since there are zillions of them. Yay commonwealth!
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:28 AM   #33
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I passed another VA state cop last night on my way home while standing up again.. That's twice in the last week. I kept standing as I passed him and he obviously didn't seem to mind.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:58 AM   #34
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AFAIK it isn't illegal in NC.

That doesn't mean it can't fall under the heading "reckless", though. I assume most people know why I do it when it is hot out.
NC LEOs dont give a rats ass, unless you are doing more than just standing.
Trust me on this

Speed and stand, or jump a ditch and go down the road while standing, or maybe jump a RR Xing and stand, yeah, yer gettin' a ticket
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:56 PM   #35
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Just so someone reading this wont have to read all of the crap in Belgum Waffles' thread. His son was not cited for violating the Oregon code that deals with sitting on a bike, he was cited for careless. Yes, I think it was an improper charge, proper stop, but in the spirit of the law, the wrong code was used.

As for other states etc, look it up on the web or stop by your state police office and ask them. If your state forbids it, just remember to use a reasonable argument if you go to court. Simply stating your bike is designed for it and you were in control does nothing to negate the issue of your butt not being on the seat. I would suspect you would have to do better than that. A Ferrari is street legal, can do zero to god knows what in a blink of an eye, but does not make it legal to actually do it. "But officer, my car was designed for this" won't get you any where.

That all being said, ride safe and enjoy.
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:15 PM   #36
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I had some friends that were pulled over in WI this weekend for standing on the pegs. Older group, no stunting, just stretching out. No tickets issued. I did a quick search and couldn't find the law that says it's illegal in WI but I did find a state sight that mentions twice to stand on the pegs when encountering railroad tracks and potholes.

http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/safety/.../operation.htm

My guess is this LEO was just using it as an excuse for a fishing expedition.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:17 PM   #37
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My guess is this LEO was just using it as an excuse for a fishing expedition.
Yup, the old attitude check.


Hell, you can find enough riders manuals, including the STATE manuals, that say to rise up on the pegs to cross an obstruction---"but occifer, it looked like a 4 x 4 in the lane!". They don't got a foot to stand on.
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:02 PM   #38
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Not illegal in Vermont, and the state trooper thought it was a silly question when I asked. Some times of the year our small towns are clogged with tourists. I stand on the GS so I can better see folks pulling out...and so more of my high vis clothing is visible.

It sure is hard to keep track of all these silly rules when traveling from state to state!

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Actually it is not legal to stand on the pegs on a motorcycle in Vermont. Or at least its worded such that you must be sitting:

1114. Riding on motorcycles and mopeds
(a) A person operating a motorcycle or moped shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and such operator shall not carry any other person nor shall any other person ride on a motorcycle or moped unless such motorcycle or moped is designed to carry more than one person, in which event a passenger may ride upon the permanent and regular seat if designed for two persons, or upon another seat firmly attached to the motorcycle or moped at the rear or side of the operator.

(b) A person shall ride upon a motorcycle or moped only while sitting astride the seat, facing forward, with one leg on each side of the motorcycle or moped.

(c) No person shall operate a motorcycle or moped while carrying any package, bundle, or other article which prevents him from keeping both hands on the handlebars.

(d) No operator shall carry any person, nor shall any person ride, in a position that will interfere with the operation or control of the motorcycle or moped or the view of the operator. (Added 1971, No. 258 (Adj. Sess.), 3, eff. March 1, 1973; amended 1977, No. 20, 2.)


http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/...&Section=01114
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:30 PM   #39
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Wow I never even thought of this as an issue. I stand up about 15% of my street ridding so i can stretch, see over traffic, or just for fun (I stand 90% of my offroad riding). Apparently its illegal in WA state. I'll let you know when they start to enforce it in my town.
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Old 07-16-2010, 05:37 PM   #40
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I just realized something that might solve this problem, at least for me: my scooter seat tilts forward to access the under-seat storage.

All I have to do is leave it unlatched, and bungie cord the back lip of the seat to the back of my belt. When I stand up, the seat tilts up with me, and I remain seated while standing. Problem solved!
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:11 AM   #41
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I just realized something that might solve this problem, at least for me: my scooter seat tilts forward to access the under-seat storage.

All I have to do is leave it unlatched, and bungie cord the back lip of the seat to the back of my belt. When I stand up, the seat tilts up with me, and I remain seated while standing. Problem solved!
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:00 AM   #42
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Nevada makes it simple -
NRS 486.191 Drivers position while operating.
1. A person driving a motorcycle or moped shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat attached thereto.
2. A person shall not drive a motorcycle or moped with the seat for the driver so positioned that the driver, when sitting astride the seat with the motorcycle or moped in a stopped and upright position, cannot reach the ground with both feet simultaneously.


However, talking to my friends in the Reno Blue Knights, they say that while you can run into a LEO that is so anal retentive they try to strictly enforce the wording the intent of that statute is to state you can't ride sitting on a fender, gastank, handlebars or a naked frame. They don't see how standing violates the intent of the law.
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:46 PM   #43
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Illegal in British Columbia Canada.

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55 A person must not drive or operate a motorcycle on a highway unless seated in the driver's seat of the motorcycle.
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"highway" includes(a) every highway within the meaning of the Transportation Act,
(b) every road, street, lane or right of way designed or intended for or used by the general public for the passage of vehicles, and
(c) every private place or passageway to which the public, for the purpose of the parking or servicing of vehicles, has access or is invited,
but does not include an industrial road;
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:40 PM   #44
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Illegal in British Columbia Canada.

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No problems yet and I stand everywhere when I'm under 100km/h.
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:30 PM   #45
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No problems yet and I stand everywhere when I'm under 100km/h.
Me too. Hopefully we won't run into an over-eager cop.
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