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Old 02-18-2013, 09:23 AM   #121
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Last week I was riding to a friend's house when I was pulled over not long after having gone through an intersection. As soon as I saw the lights behind me I was able to pull over in a convenient spot and I immediately started to undo my helmet as soon as I had turned the bike off.

The cop told me that my signal light wasn't working which was news to me, but we checked it out and sure enough it wasn't working properly, it would be on then off, then on, then off etc. After a little investigation it turned out that all four signal lights on the bike were only working half the time.

The LEO was pretty cool about it and we had a good chat. He ended up writing me a ticked for not having a functioning windshield wiper and we both went on our merry ways.





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Old 02-18-2013, 10:35 AM   #122
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Wtf is taking more of his money gonna do, definitly not going to help him make it any better



QUOTE=eliotsajerkface;20749997]A ticket a friend got on his functional honda. It's sort of a POS, but is his daily driver/commuter.

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:24 AM   #123
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Wtf is taking more of his money gonna do, definitly not going to help him make it any better
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A ticket a friend got on his functional honda. It's sort of a POS, but is his daily driver/commuter.

If the city is willing to make a call like that, they should be willing to have the "dangerous" vehicle towed away. If not, then they need to either leave the owner alone or find a way to have the vehicle properly assessed and let a mechanic make the determination after proper examination.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:27 AM   #124
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A ticket a friend got on his functional honda. It's sort of a POS, but is his daily driver/commuter.

Ugly bike award?

I'd love to go to court on this one......... A lazy cop that needs to make his quota.

But then, it's Chicago. WTF else would you expect?
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:46 AM   #125
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QUOTE=eliotsajerkface;20749997]A ticket a friend got on his functional honda. It's sort of a POS, but is his daily driver/commuter.

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We need his vin or license plate so we can see his bike
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:51 AM   #126
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If the city is willing to make a call like that, they should be willing to have the "dangerous" vehicle towed away. If not, then they need to either leave the owner alone or find a way to have the vehicle properly assessed and let a mechanic make the determination after proper examination.

It's why in my neck of the wood we get a 72 hours warning (to have the vehicule assessed) with no fees instead of a ticket for this kind of thing. Or if the vehicule is a pure POS, you must have it inspected by an authorized inspection center to put it back on the road.


Like you said, a ticket alone serves nothing more than pumping money into the city's bank account.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:53 AM   #127
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I was towing an enclosed mc trailer at the time, so it should count. Taking the daughter from PA to college on New Orleans, with a bunch of furniture in the trailer. We were going through a small town in western TN, 35 mph zone, when I saw the blue light in my mirror. I immediately pulled over, and the officer walked up and asked for paperwork. Asked if I knew how fast I was going, and I answered 45 mph. He stated that he would appreciate if I would obey their speed limit, and have a nice day. I left, relieved. So, on the way back home, I'm going through the same small town. Told my wife, I'm going to be really careful here, cuz the officer had so nice before and didn't give me a ticket. Was going 35 mph, when I saw the blue light in the mirror. It can't be- maybe the officer recognised the trailer and wanted to say hi, so I pulled over. A different officer walks up and asks for paperwork and also asks if I knew how fast I was going. Answered, 35 mph, and that I knew that was the speed limit here. I explained my encounter with the other officer several days earlier. He answered, yes, the speed limit is 35, except through that school zone you just went through. I said that I was sorry, I hadn't noticed the school zone. He said that he was giving be a verbal warning, and then said something that I'll never forget. "Son, we have three officers in this town, and you've met two of them and gotten off pretty easy. I reccommend that you don't meet the third." I thanked him, and left town.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:31 PM   #128
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A ticket a friend got on his functional honda. It's sort of a POS, but is his daily driver/commuter.

Was this joke of a ticket issued by a traffic camera????
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:17 PM   #129
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Ugly bike award?

I'd love to go to court on this one......... A lazy cop that needs to make his quota.

But then, it's Chicago. WTF else would you expect?
Haha, I told him to clearcoat it into his tank.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:45 PM   #130
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Got stopped for speeding on the Blue Ridge Parkway on a GS500. Since I was going downhill, I told the ranger that I hadn't wanted to ride the brake since it would overheat and lose effectiveness. The GS500 only has the single disk so I guess he bought it and just wrote a warning.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:27 PM   #131
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Got stopped for speeding on the Blue Ridge Parkway on a GS500. Since I was going downhill, I told the ranger that I hadn't wanted to ride the brake since it would overheat and lose effectiveness. The GS500 only has the single disk so I guess he bought it and just wrote a warning.
Oh man, not to thread jack but that reminds me, years ago I was on the blue ridge in my girlfriend at the times car, we were following a couple Harleys never exceeding 30mph for probably 10 miles, finally got to a spot that was a good straightaway but still a double yellow and I thought screw it, I'm passing them. Probably got up to 65-70 and as soon as I was right next to them in the middle of the pass, on a double yellow, 25 over the limit, a cop comes around the corner the other way about a half a mile down the road. I thought well I'm going to freaking jail for that, and he never flashed me, never turned around to follow me, no lights, just continued on his merry way.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:52 PM   #132
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I did the BRP back in 2004. Being from Seattle I had no idea that it's appparently pretty well patrolled so I was just boogying along at whatever speed I felt like and completely ignoring the speed limit. Being mid-week in May there was very little trafic so I was having a great time on a sunny day. I hadn't seen a car in like 20 miles when I came up on a red Honda car and slowed to the speed limit behind it. Not 50 yards around the next turn there were two moto LEOs going the other way. VERY lucky timing!
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:07 PM   #133
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one of my luckiest was on a KZ550A1. I had been running hard, 90 to 100 when I felt the throttle get soft, time to switch to reserve. Close throttle, slow, reach down to flip reserve as I topped a hill, and there was a Kansas Highway Patrol car waiting. I calmly flipped the reserve and continued on at the good ole double nickle. In Kansas at that time that speed was arrest and see the judge. Whew.

I had a car that had a plug wire fall off and save me from a ticket. Then I happened again. I never properly loomed that wire, I figured it was a good undocumented feature.

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Old 02-19-2013, 11:16 PM   #134
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Like you said, a ticket alone serves nothing more than pumping money into the city's bank account.
The ticket says it all- CITYOFCHICAGO.ORG/FINANCE
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:54 AM   #135
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I went back to two wheels about six years ago when I bought a Kymco People 50 scooter. I had to ride it at 25mph for the first 1000 miles to break it in under warranty so I stuck to side roads at low-traffic times. I also always pulled over to the side where possible to let any other traffic past me - no way did I want to get rear ended or be obnoxious.

Anyway - one afternoon a guy in a pickup started tailing me - he would not pass and was having great fun getting as close to my tail as possible. I pulled over a few times but he would not pass - guy was itching for a confrontation it seemed but no way do I mess with 'crazy'. When he started waving a wrench at me from his cab window I realized he was either high, psycho or just plain ignorant-stupid.

So I rode on hoping to get to where I could lose him at a stoplight or something.

I came to a school where a LEO was on traffic control to let the buses out. I came to a complete stop, there was one vehicle in front of me, asshat in truck starts creeping up behind me and nudges my fender - I pull out and around the vehicle in front of me and turn off ignition, get off scooter and say to LEO 'I'm sorry to disturb things but that guy in the truck is some kind of lunatic and ...' I explained the whole thing.

Asshat in truck lies his face off to LEO. LEO writes ME a ticket for $75 for 'overtaking on the inside'.

Guess what I told the local version of the PAL when they next called expecting my usual yearly donation - and it was not 'no problem - put me down for my usual (generous amount, no kidding)'
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