ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > The perfect line and other riding myths
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-06-2014, 09:42 AM   #1
Dusty1013 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2013
Location: Penn's Woods
Oddometer: 114
Your thoughts on motorcycle only check points

There is a thread on this on the another forum. I think motorcycle only check points are BS, how about you?
__________________
Current Bikes- BMW R1200 GSA, Triumph T-100

Dusty1013 screwed with this post 03-06-2014 at 09:50 AM
Dusty1013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 10:14 AM   #2
Yossarian™
Deputy Cultural Attaché
 
Yossarian™'s Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: the 'Ha
Oddometer: 9,320
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dusty1013 View Post
There is a thread on this on the another forum. I think motorcycle only check points are BS, how about you?
Yeah, they're BS. I'm all for Harley-only checkpoints, however.
__________________
Successfully surviving motorcycling since 1976.
Yossarian™ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 10:16 AM   #3
el queso
toda su base
 
el queso's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: colinas del norte, california sur
Oddometer: 626
What are they checking for?
el queso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 10:30 AM   #4
joexr
Banned
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: S.E.
Oddometer: 3,773
Quote:
Originally Posted by el queso View Post
What are they checking for?
POINTS.
joexr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 10:44 AM   #5
Aj Mick
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Aj Mick's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Phuket, Thailand
Oddometer: 488
Here in Phuket stopping is optional.

A few riders obligingly stop sans helmet and driving licence. On payment a small fee (about $10 for locals and $17 for foreigners I gather is the current going rate) they are issued with a document that allows them to ride without a helmet or licence for the rest of the day.

These days locals tend to just ignore police checks and ride on. Foreigners are catching on too. Habitually wearing a helmet and carrying a licence, I seldom bother stopping. It would be a waste of my time and theirs. I usually just return their wave and carry on.
__________________
there are old motorcyclists and bold motorcyclists
but you seldom meet an old, bold motorcyclist

Aj Mick screwed with this post 03-06-2014 at 09:40 PM
Aj Mick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 11:04 AM   #6
Dusty1013 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2013
Location: Penn's Woods
Oddometer: 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by el queso View Post
What are they checking for?
Just busting balls I guess, dot helmets and making sure your papers are in order. it is certainly unlawful to go into your saddlebags without a warrant or probable cause. I know New York state likes to do them and some other states too. Seems like harassment to stop you just because you are travelling by motorcycle.
__________________
Current Bikes- BMW R1200 GSA, Triumph T-100
Dusty1013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 11:50 AM   #7
little foot
Scratch and Sniff
 
little foot's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: The Springs, Oklahoma
Oddometer: 5,049
They should be checking for loud pipes.
__________________
A little wear and tear is expected.
little foot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 12:23 PM   #8
ShaftEd
Beastly Adventurer
 
ShaftEd's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2001
Location: San Diego, CA USA
Oddometer: 3,199
Here's some timely news on the subject. My AMA dues finally doing something useful.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/03/05...ly-checkpoints
ShaftEd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 02:22 PM   #9
Bill Harris
Confirmed Curmudgeon
 
Bill Harris's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: backwoods Alabama
Oddometer: 6,112
Impresses me like this



--Bill
__________________
'73 R60/5 Toaster
Luddite. Not just a philosophy, a way of life...
Bill Harris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 02:48 PM   #10
PalePhase
Humour Noir
 
PalePhase's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: That's neither here nor there
Oddometer: 824
Quote:
Originally Posted by el queso View Post
What are they checking for?
Seatbelts.
__________________
“Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.”― Otto von Bismarck

1995 Honda VF750CD
2002 Honda VFR800
PalePhase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 03:05 PM   #11
joexr
Banned
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: S.E.
Oddometer: 3,773
Quote:
Originally Posted by little foot View Post
They should be checking for loud pipes.
Do they really have to CHECK for loud pipes?
joexr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 03:06 PM   #12
joexr
Banned
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: S.E.
Oddometer: 3,773
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Harris View Post
Impresses me like this



--Bill
They're all Nazi's and they like it that way.
joexr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 04:31 PM   #13
frozenpoet
Gnarly Adventurer
 
frozenpoet's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2014
Location: Strasburg, va
Oddometer: 187
Quote:
Originally Posted by joexr View Post
They're all Nazi's and they like it that way.
I got hit at one, checking my inspection/tags and I think he checked to see if I had a class M. Other than that he said my bike sounded sick. (needed a valve adjustment and had a leaky exhaust manifold) told him it had 50000 miles... he was impressed.
frozenpoet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 04:33 PM   #14
randyo
Beastly Adventurer
 
randyo's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Northern NewEngland
Oddometer: 1,441
NH, WI, WV senators want to prohibit feds from singling out motorcycles for harassment | New Hampshire NH Angle

http://www.startribune.com/politics/...248619201.html

you still wont catch me voting for Shaheen this fall
__________________
RandyO
IBA # 9560
07 VeeStrom
99 SV650
82 XV920R
A man with a gun is a citizen
A man without a gun is a subject
randyo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 04:37 PM   #15
ttpete
Rectum Non Bustibus
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Dearborn, MI
Oddometer: 5,248
Quote:
Originally Posted by bill harris View Post
impresses me like this



--bill


ausweis, bitte!!!
__________________
10 Ducati 1098 Streetfighter S - "Sleipnir"
09 Kaw Versys
67 Triumph Bonneville TT Special
"The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" _____ Margaret Thatcher
ttpete is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014