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Old 05-30-2013, 10:21 AM   #31
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LOL, around here most cruisers are doing 25 MPH BELOW the limit. Haven't heard of cops writing too many tickets for going ridiculously slow although they ought too.
Lol, my thoughts exactly. I don't think I've EVER seen a Harley doing the speed limit, let alone going over it.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:22 AM   #32
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You should really think about what you post on the internet.

We (the"dickheads") aren't trying to tell you what to do, you're already telling yourself, or you wouldn't have started this thread.
When the little guy on your shoulder is talking to you, its usually best to listen to him.

Right, because I post my password in my signature? How is anyone going to know who I am?
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:28 PM   #33
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Right, because I post my password in my signature? How is anyone going to know who I am?
I have no idea, but geek friends claim its real easy.
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:08 PM   #34
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ATGATT does make a difference. A friend of mine let a guy off with a warning for going...let's just say it was a lot... on the advice of his riding friend who was doing a ride along. They were fooling around with the guy, but he was fine with it given the result. He probably took it easy after that too, which was the whole idea.

Other than a few...ehem...not so by-the-book incidents, my cop friend really does care about public safety. He comes down on those who put themselves or others at risk, while giving leeway for those just having fun safely. If you are honest and straightforward with them, you will probably only get a ticket 1/4 of the time you are stopped. It will cost you, though. My last ticket for doing 60 in a 50 zone cost me over $200, plus a Saturday in traffic school (which keeps it off your insurance). In California, we can only do traffic school once every 18 months.
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:15 PM   #35
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I have no idea, but geek friends claim its real easy.
If you are friends with a geek, you are a geek.

And we're talking about some harmless speeding that goes on every second of every day by millions of people. That stuff is for finding those people that start with a T
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:14 AM   #36
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I think this is true around here.
Most of the police have big Harley's, and boats, and built in pools, and 4 kids, and a new truck, and maybe a vette, and the wife does not work, on a low pay scale job....
Maybe they get a percentage.

But they seem to go after the easy marks (me) and leave the big bad biker types alone.
Lowest risk I guess, even though most bad ass biker types are really just normal rich people who like to pretend to be big bad bikers, there might be a real one in the mix which might be a risk, so they go after teens, minority's, crotch rockets, and me.

A geek riding a 250, an easy safe mark.

I am a kind, considerate safe person and rider, I do not crash, I tend to ride small light nimble quiet bikes, but where its safe to do so, I sometimes go over the speed limit.

I get tickets for going over the double yellow after someone pulls out in front of me (Mr nice said I should have TRIED to stop), for going around a car stopped in the middle of the road 40 feet from the red light stop line (you will not trigger the light unless you pull up to the sensor), speeding, etc.

I am not a fan.
For 35 years I have been paying my fun tax.



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^ This. I used to work in law enforcement. Riders on "crotch rockets" were pretty universally hated and persecuted whenever possible. However almost every one of my fellow officers thought Harleys were just absolutely bad-ass. It's funny how biker gangs are both despised and revered. Now the local cops even have their own moronic biker gang, (sshhh oh yea it's a secret!), the "Wart Hogs".
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:39 AM   #37
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To avoid tickets,



don't go more than 10 over. In Washington.



or, the next day in Idaho



or Texas.Also , wear full gear. Be old and grey haired.And ride an old bike.



It also helps to tape a rubber duck to your front fender.
None of these stops netted a ticket, just warnings in all cases and admonishment to slow down.
In no case did I slow down.I'm a slow learner.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:55 AM   #38
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If you're caught speeding in Idaho

Way back in October 1988 was caught doing
65 in a 55 by the Idaho State Police on US-95
near Sandpoint. Fine was $37 (paid by mail),
and it showed-up on my CA driving record.

At any rate, these are the current fees.

Idaho Speeding Traffic Infractions

(a) 1 to 15 miles per hour above speed
limit
. (Fixed penalty $33.50, court
costs $16.50, county justice fund
fee $5.00, peace officers training fee
$15.00, ISTARS technology
fund fee $10.00, and emergency
surcharge fee $10.00). $90.00

(b) 16 or more miles per hour above
speed limit
. (Fixed penalty $98.50,
court costs $16.50, county justice
fund fee $5.00, peace officers training
fee $15.00, ISTARS technology
fund fee $10.00, and emergency
surcharge fee $10.00). $155.00
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:42 AM   #39
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Around here, think $300.00 for any stop and it goes up from there.
Getting points drives up the insurance and adds surcharges like $1000.00 a year...

Below is chump change!


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Way back in October 1988 was caught doing
65 in a 55 by the Idaho State Police on US-95
near Sandpoint. Fine was $37 (paid by mail),
and it showed-up on my CA driving record.

At any rate, these are the current fees.

Idaho Speeding Traffic Infractions

(a) 1 to 15 miles per hour above speed
limit. (Fixed penalty $33.50, court
costs $16.50, county justice fund
fee $5.00, peace officers training fee
$15.00, ISTARS technology
fund fee $10.00, and emergency
surcharge fee $10.00). $90.00

(b) 16 or more miles per hour above
speed limit. (Fixed penalty $98.50,
court costs $16.50, county justice
fund fee $5.00, peace officers training
fee $15.00, ISTARS technology
fund fee $10.00, and emergency
surcharge fee $10.00). $155.00
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:07 AM   #40
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Be old and grey haired.And ride an old bike.

Now that I am old and grey I seem to get the ticket, instead of being young and commended for wearing full gear, I think they figure I should know better by now.

I've been pulled over probably 100 times during my 33 years of riding on the street, got my very first ticket January of 2011...at gunpoint and frisked like a thug for speeding.

Didn't learn, got pulled for 80 in a 65 a year later, whimpered a bit about my license...commercial, I get more points and no traffic school than the rest of you. Got cited for no proof of ins, I carry a plastic bag in my pocket with 6 registrations and proof of ins's and had switched to summer gear that week, went out of town for work, honest mistake...$800 ticket, proved I had insurance later for a smaller fee and paid for my headphone ticket....they never cancelled my court date and issued a warrant for my arrest and started to suspend my license. Cop was a complete dick and just bitter and vindictive if he was gonna skip the speeding and go with the rest just to punish me himself...I think he had a boner.

Avoided a pile up at a four way stop intersection a year after that, cop pulls me over instead of the asshole that caused the problem...very typical. I freely admitted that I went thru the stop sign to avoid an accident. They told me that because I was nice that they could do a ticket that doesn't get reported to the state, proof that they just really want my $330.

I keep it to 5 over and avoid ticket trap towns, their businesses won't get my $$ and neither will the cops.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:30 AM   #41
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Here's an exact quote from a GA State Trooper upon receiving my last little performance award for passing on double yellow -

Trooper - "Mr. B, you know we have kids on crotch rockets killed and injured up here all the time."

Me - "Do I look like a kid on a crotch rocket?"

Trooper - "No, but you were riding like one back there."
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:10 PM   #42
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I like montana the best for speeding. As long as it isnt more than 15 over you hand the officer a 20 and go about your merry way, nothing on your record. They treat like they did in the old days when it was a waste of natural resources tax. But dont speed at night, a whole different thing after dark.
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:48 PM   #43
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I only speed when it's a danger to myself. That's kept me out of a lot of trouble.

As for the $1000/year insurance surcharge, I'll believe that when I see it. Especially if you are in good standing (as am I). They want you money and there's an ass load of competition out there. If they are charging you that much it's because they want to get as much money (they see you as a liability) as possible before you switch companies.
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:24 PM   #44
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As for the $1000/year insurance surcharge, I'll believe that when I see it. Especially if you are in good standing (as am I). .
Its the law in some states.

When I lived in Joyzee back in the 80's, any ticket or accident put in their JUA program with a $350 surcharge for 3 years on top of increased rates.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:36 AM   #45
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To me, fun on a motorcycle is riding through the twisty bits. Going fast in a straight line is no more fun than going the speed limit in a straight line. The bonus is that cops don't hang out in the twisty bits, because they're concerned with Johnny-Rocket-Racer-Boy who doesn't know HOW to speed in the twisty bits.

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