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Old 02-02-2007, 12:10 PM   #21
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if nothign else, take the chain gaurd off and mount it to the swing arm. You can't miss that even with a donut in your mouth!

A super trooper pulled me over because he said my license plate was at too much of an angle for him to see.... 1) it is at less than 45 degree angle(easy to see)
2) even after he got behind me and saw my plate, he still pulled me over, gave me a warning and went on.

The officer was a of a nice guy, I think he rides too, but I think he was just comin' up with a reason to stop me. (they do this in hopes that you are ridin dirty in some way; no M endorsement, no insurance, no reg., no inspection, etc,...)[/QUOTE]
funny, on my Harley, I NEVER get hassled like this.
good point...to elaborate a bit, more hog riders ride legit than sportbikes. generally speaking, if you can afford the hog, you can afford the rest that goes with it. Right?
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Old 02-02-2007, 12:13 PM   #22
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If it makes you feel any better, I got stopped for the same thing. Patrick did my fender eliminator and about 45 minutes later I was on the side of the road on a traffic stop. I knew that when I had the plate moved that it would attract more LEO attention and give PC for a stop. Before the eliminator I never got stoped once, not in a one year span. Since then, twice in three months, boths times for the plate.

Aside from popular belief most riders in Houston haven't even heard of Motohouston. And sportbikes are generally easy catches when it comes to tickets, esp on insurance and M endoresments. That dirty plate mounted 4 inches above your rear wheel gives plenty of PC for a stop and for them to investigate what else is wrong.

Texas traffic code states that LP's most be mounted on the rear of the vehicle, thats open to a lot of interpretation. Same goes with the inspection sticker.

The real problem is not the officers writing tickets but the wording of the law and its applicability to motorcycles in general. Its that was fixed then there wuldn't be much more room for "interpretation", by said officer.
+1 billion

I called the city prosecutor to try and get an explaination of which law I broke. He said "You're acting as your own lawyer, do your own research. Have a good day" (click)
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Old 02-02-2007, 12:25 PM   #23
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FYI - I'm not being a to these people. Just asking legit questions.
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:36 PM   #24
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I called the city prosecutor to try and get an explaination of which law I broke. He said "You're acting as your own lawyer, do your own research. Have a good day" (click)

lol..


my lawyer will take care of it for $100.. MH discount .. you wont have to argue or fight.. just give eutsler a bill and walk away.. if you want the # pm me.
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Just wait til court day and take the arguments to the JURY. In the meantime, put your plate and inspection sticker where it could be easily seen like a new bike. If not, then you are just asking for it.
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I called the city prosecutor to try and get an explaination of which law I broke. He said "You're acting as your own lawyer, do your own research. Have a good day" (click)
Uh yeah....of course they'll say that. Not their job to tell you what law you broke. Their job to make sure you have to pay the fine and court costs.

Suck it up and ask for a jury trial when you go to court or pay the fine and cc and be done with it. Either that or hire a lawyer.
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Uh yeah....of course they'll say that. Not their job to tell you what law you broke. Their job to make sure you have to pay the fine and court costs.

Nice. When they write tickets they should just put:
"He broke the law"

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"Don't ask, just pay"

maybe even:

"just show up to court and we'll tell you"


Fo reel do - they used to cite the statuate on the ticket.
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looks much cleaner than mine..
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well that beats mine, my plate is barely visable, although i did put a light on it.
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i cant see it its just a red X in a box
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Did you tell him that you're on top of the registration before it was even out? I noticed you had 02/08 sticker there. You're sh*t was straight, you'd figure he'd et you go. Must woke up on the wrong side of the bed or something.
Looks just as good as mine, if not better and I've never been harrassed.
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Did you tell him that you're on top of the registration before it was even out? I noticed you had 02/08 sticker there. You're sh*t was straight, you'd figure he'd et you go. Must woke up on the wrong side of the bed or something.
Looks just as good as mine, if not better and I've never been harrassed.
He wasn't hearing it. I don't think he really knew what the law was - he just used it to pull me over. Doubt he'll show in court.

Like I said, he tried to tell me that the plate MUST be where the mfg put it. That's a bunch of .
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lol, looks better than mine to and I have no light
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At night, with the light illuminating the plate, is it visible at 50 ft.??


get a lawyer or plead your case to a jury.


Thats harrassment by the book by the LEO, you should have no problem getting it dismissed.

Ohh wait, isnt it like around the 1st of the month? We should all know by now that its ticket writing time
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If it makes you feel any better, I got stopped for the same thing. Patrick did my fender eliminator and about 45 minutes later I was on the side of the road on a traffic stop. I knew that when I had the plate moved that it would attract more LEO attention and give PC for a stop. Before the eliminator I never got stoped once, not in a one year span. Since then, twice in three months, boths times for the plate.
So what did you do? Did you move it back?
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