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Old 03-03-2008, 06:30 PM   #21
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He did not. But his buddy, (who stopped with him, about 20-30ft away), got a ticket for a bent license plate.
Bent? Or tucked out of the way and not visible from a car directly behind it?
I doubt a "bent" plate would get a ticket - mine currently looks like this (and has for months now) but it is clearly visible and illuminated.

(held on by a bungee cord and was saved from certain doom by the safety wire, which is why it's all bent out of shape and has rubber across it)
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Bent? Or tucked out of the way and not visible from a car directly behind it?
I doubt a "bent" plate would get a ticket - mine currently looks like this (and has for months now) but it is clearly visible and illuminated.

(held on by a bungee cord and was saved from certain doom by the safety wire, which is why it's all bent out of shape and has rubber across it)
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Bent as in about 1/4' from the top theres a crease which DOES make the plate hard to see from (whatever distance). But the ticket said something like "Illegal plate - Bent."
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:36 PM   #23
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So he was NOT ticketed for "nothing" - the plate was not visible from the rear, which is part of it being street legal.

Those who hide from LEO are typically those that have something to hide.
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So he was NOT ticketed for "nothing" - the plate was not visible from the rear, which is part of it being street legal.

Those who hide from LEO are typically those that have something to hide.


I believe your plate, in that condition, is illegal.
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Bent? Or tucked out of the way and not visible from a car directly behind it?
I doubt a "bent" plate would get a ticket - mine currently looks like this (and has for months now) but it is clearly visible and illuminated.

(held on by a bungee cord and was saved from certain doom by the safety wire, which is why it's all bent out of shape and has rubber across it)
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it also helps that you don't ride a SS bike...

and I rode with my plate bent (as in the bottom inch was folded under) because it rubbed the tire when I came down from doing endos

I do however recommend getting a new bracket or something b/c one day a cop will stop you for having that sh*t rigged like that.

one more thing...a friendly stop on the side of the road is an inconvenience...especially if you don't like PoPo's in general

on a side note: that plate has to be in the worst condition I've ever seen one in... and you've been riding on it for months...you should stop by the DMV and get a new one.
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I believe your plate, in that condition, is illegal.
I AGREE 125%
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So he was NOT ticketed for "nothing" - the plate was not visible from the rear, which is part of it being street legal.

Those who hide from LEO are typically those that have something to hide.
I didn't say he got ticketed for nothing. It's still profiling. It would be like pulling over females, for "reasons," because MOST females can't drive.

Or pulling over white guys with long hair, because MOST of them smoke weed.
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Or pulling over white guys with long hair, because MOST of them smoke weed.


and people wonder why I keep a tight fade
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I do however recommend getting a new bracket or something b/c one day a cop will stop you for having that sh*t rigged like that.
All of the brackets I get fall off (Suzuki OEM) - I lost FOUR!!! license plates in the first three months of the year - which is why I safety wired it and the next time it happened I still had a plate to get home.

Instead of getting another bracket, I'm going to rig something up myself. I just need to find the time to do it, and do it right. Until then, the plate is still visible, illuminated, and the rubber marks do not interfere with reading the plate during the day, at night, or even on a flash photo going through a tollbooth.

And how do I know this? I asked a LEO one day when I was in a gas station. I walked up to him and asked him to help me understand if I was still within the limit of the law. He chuckled, but said it was "ugly but legal"

I have nothing against LEO, as you can see. They are just doing their job, and as a law abiding citizen I'm doing my part as well.
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And how do I know this? I asked a LEO one day when I was in a gas station. I walked up to him and asked him to help me understand if I was still within the limit of the law. He chuckled, but said it was "ugly but legal"

I have nothing against LEO, as you can see. They are just doing their job, and as a law abiding citizen I'm doing my part as well.
Well, not all cops will see it that way I'm sure, and you probably do the speed limit everywhere and most cops wouldn't/won't harrass ya even if you didn't have a plate....I'd almost put money on it that if a sportbike was rigged like that, getting stopped would be very likely.:/:

One last side note: I hope your not implying that my dislike for cops in general has anything to do with me not being a law abiding citizen. I keep my sh*t straight, especially in a vehicle or on a bike
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I'm just saying that if I have nothing to hide (aka nothing that can be ticketed) I have no reason not to like them, hide from them, avoid them on my ride, etc.

And yeah - I *mostly* do the speed limit. I don't know why that makes me any less of a rider in some peoples' eyes, but its what keeps me safe and out of trouble so I can continue to ride another day, another mile.

Before the Strom, I had an SVS. Looks like a sportbike, doesn't it? The only time I got pulled over on that was when the tollway didn't register my EZ tag - which made it his job to pull me over and check for a tag or ticket me if I didn't have one. I showed my tag, explained it rarely registered, he ran it against my plate, and told me to have a nice night. Less than 10 minutes before I was rolling again.

I guess I'm just a super slow granny riding around on two wheels
But if it means I don't get "harassed" for doing nothing, then I guess I'm doing Ok.
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Well, this is why I lead noob rides and don't even bother to try to ride the SMRs. I don't enjoy seeing life go by in a blur - the pictures are never in focus!
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duh you are supposed to go triple digits around the loop and never leave the city unless of coure UNLESS you are going on a fayetville ride to wreck. that is the only time it is allowed. oh and don't forget to bash every single rider ever who happened to not wear his gear. only then will you be a real biker on MH.

I don't get pulled over much anymore because well I'm not speeding or doing weak power wheelies. sure does help a lot when you are a law biding citizen
ahhhhh, so youre one of THEM.....
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:03 AM   #36
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So kid, what kind of route you want?
(*disclaimer - no guarantee, written or implied, that any or all of these roads are paved, safe, or free of LEO)

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I think he said fayetteville.

PS. That's one of a license plate. Is all that carnage caused by offroading?
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Three out of four routes go to/though Fayetteville, and the fifth pic is a closeup of the third one (at the end). All roads do not end in Fayetteville, young grasshoppa...

The plate has come loose on the street almost as much as in the dirt. Yes, I take it on unpaved roads, but it's no dirt bike. The "carnage" is it getting loose while I was riding and having it swing around, hitting the tire over and over before someone saw it and flagged me down.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:24 AM   #39
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Dang Rebecca!
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Rebecca I wasn't bashing and thanks for the maps.
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