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Old 03-10-2014, 10:29 AM   #61
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well its blast off or stall. been doing well, though. as each day passes. no stalls today but nervous moments and some lugging of the engine

i want to be safe, and respect the safety of others.
Yet you can't be bothered to learn how to use a motorcycle's clutch.

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i did not start riding in my mid-forties for the worry of it. and i have too much time to make up for to ever quit or be "sportbikeless"
Learn to ride- as others have suggested. The fact that you don't know how to use a clutch properly is what's getting the cop's attention; after that, they're following you around waiting for something spectacular to happen- typically with a dashcam going, so they can all laugh at you after the shift is over.
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:47 PM   #62
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Man, you guys are harsh! He just stated that he seems to get more cop attention on his red FZ6 than he did on his scooter. Last year, I bought my first somewhat sporty bike ('05 Bandit 1200 in the Blue/White/Red colors, so pretty BTW) and have notice more law enforcement attention than I did on my old cruiser and my old Vstrom. I rarely speed but do accelerate quickly at times and the combination of that color scheme and the aftermarket Yoshimura pipe definitely attract attention. The Givi panniers and cheapo top box will keep me out of trouble, I hope.

I did get pulled over for 58 in a 35 zone on the Marauder, but the trooper just gave me a warning when he saw I was older and was headed home from church



Dudeclone, just keep the FZ out of the higher revs in town and understand that it attracts more attention and ride accordingly. Congrats on the new bike.
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:57 PM   #63
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my two tickets were both on an aprilia sportcity 250cc scooter -- 65+ in a school zone.

no tickets in 12K miles of motorcycles, largely because i mostly commute and i know where the cops are, now
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:41 PM   #64
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my two tickets were both on an aprilia sportcity 250cc scooter -- 65+ in a school zone. ...
If you got to pay a ticket you were VERY lucky. That's not usually a straightforward pay-up ticket but a mandatory court appearance with a possibility of license suspension and jail time.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:15 PM   #65
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If you got to pay a ticket you were VERY lucky. That's not usually a straightforward pay-up ticket but a mandatory court appearance with a possibility of license suspension and jail time.
the zone is right next to my house and a known speed trap. in summer, they tend to just write tickets. still, one of the reasons i sold the sportcity was the fact that i was an, uh, known offender...
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:02 AM   #66
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the zone is right next to my house and a known speed trap. in summer, they tend to just write tickets. still, one of the reasons i sold the sportcity was the fact that i was an, uh, known offender...
Since when is a school zone a speed trap? They have signage right? You can't ride/drive slow in a known "speed trap" that you live right next door to?

Be lucky you don't live in Virginia. Those are automatic reckless driving tickets. In a school zone? You'd be walking for quite sometime.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:37 AM   #67
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So is the title supposed to be read, "Well On My Way To A Speeding Ticket" or "Well, On My Way To A Speeding Ticket"?
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:51 AM   #68
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Just got my first motorcycle after a few years riding 150cc scooters. Gotta say I ride those fast, too. But cops never slowed to give those a look. Now I see 'em slow and look when on my FZ6. It's RED (we all know what that means....FASTEST color) and has 90 more ponies then my scooters. Just a matter of time, i figure.

How many speeding tickets have you gotten? Past, present, or future estimates welcome
Just wait till you get something with twice that much power and some real torque....

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I do not know why people get so wrapped up in bling-bling front suspension and fancy brakes on those things. I mean, the front wheel's usually off the ground, so it's not like it's doing anything useful, right?
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Old 03-11-2014, 02:14 PM   #72
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So is the title supposed to be read, "Well On My Way To A Speeding Ticket" or "Well, On My Way To A Speeding Ticket"?
Or... 'Funny thing happened on my way to a speeding ticket'.
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I do not know why people get so wrapped up in bling-bling front suspension and fancy brakes on those things. I mean, the front wheel's usually off the ground, so it's not like it's doing anything useful, right?
Just because one can doesn't necessarily mean that one should.

An Isetta and a Maserati will both get you from point A to point B. It's the journey that's different.
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I do not know why people get so wrapped up in bling-bling front suspension and fancy brakes on those things. I mean, the front wheel's usually off the ground, so it's not like it's doing anything useful, right?
Ducati riders above all others, will spend ridiculous amounts of money on bolt-on bling for their steeds. Carbon fiber replacements for perfectly good plastic trim parts are usually top of the list. You can easily throw $2000 at a Ducati to lighten it by 8oz or less.
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Ducati riders above all others, will spend ridiculous amounts of money on bolt-on bling for their steeds. Carbon fiber replacements for perfectly good plastic trim parts are usually top of the list. You can easily throw $2000 at a Ducati to lighten it by 8oz or less.
Then, there are BMW owners who spend big bucks on their aluminum Touratech cases and other bling to look like "adventure" riders, but never get off pavement. Spring open house at the dealers is full of pristine perfect tricked out bikes without any evidence of offroad riding.

Of course, there are the cruiser guys who go for chrome instead of carbon, and the Gold Wingers who never go anywhere without their multi thousand dollar custom trailers, even if it's just to go have a beer.

Still feel like tossin' the first stone?
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