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Old 03-23-2009, 08:23 AM   #1
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If you are riding and you get pulled over & the kind officer puts the metal braces on then helps load you into his vehicle. Is a tow truck driver allowed to ride your bike to there lot? This is the question i am wondering; are they supposed to tow it only or they allowed to have a quick joy ride on your bike?

I saw a blue ninja get pulled over by my house in hitchcock off hwy 6 and the tow truck driver rode his bike to there lot.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:19 AM   #2
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i think the bike being joy ride to the lot is the LEAST on the list of concerns.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:26 AM   #3
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you wouldn't believe how many wrecker trucks drop motorcycles, or seriously damage motorcycles while towing them. Riding it was (i'm sure) safer for the motorcycle.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:29 AM   #4
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you wouldn't believe how many wrecker trucks drop motorcycles, or seriously damage motorcycles while towing them. Riding it was (i'm sure) safer for the motorcycle.
Remember the Triple A idiot who dropped the Speed Triple off the wrecker in front of the shop.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:31 AM   #5
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I believe tow truck drivers aren't allowed to drive your vehicle, their insurance doesn't cover driving, unless its just to get in a position where it can be loaded into the tow truck. After all, that is why they show up with a tow truck and not just a truck or regular car. But that is just my thought, don't really know all the details.

And for sure, a short joy ride would be the least of the worries at that point.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:47 AM   #6
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When I get pulled over the key goes in my pocket with the steering unlocked so they can PUSH it around, no fugger is gonna ride my baby, and I tell the officer to make a report of any damage to my bike before it is towed, that way at least U have that, FWIW? Ideally U wouldnt do anything to require it getting towed
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you wouldn't believe how many wrecker trucks drop motorcycles, or seriously damage motorcycles while towing them. Riding it was (i'm sure) safer for the motorcycle.
the first time mine got towed it wasnt with a flatbed! They managed to pick up the front end and put it on that tow bar and strapped the front end down and let the rear tire roll on the street. Basically like a wheelie the straped it down so hard that it cracked my front fairing and headlight
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Old 03-23-2009, 02:21 PM   #8
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I would beg/plea for the officer to let the vehicle be released into a trusted friends posession rather than being towed. Of course its just speculation since I don't do anything to get pulled over
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reminds me of when max got arrested and they towed his repsol and wrecked it. i cant find the thread and im too lazy to search
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the first time mine got towed it wasnt with a flatbed! They managed to pick up the front end and put it on that tow bar and strapped the front end down and let the rear tire roll on the street. Basically like a wheelie the straped it down so hard that it cracked my front fairing and headlight
Did similar with my fz6 after the accident.. but since the driver of the truck was going to be paying for it all, why worry.
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Was is a newer f450 black ford flatbed with silver writing?
"Joes garage/towing"?
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:21 PM   #12
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It was Joes garage/towing it was a lady who rode it away, I don't like joe I seen him do some crooked and he will never tow my rides
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Im good friends with Eddie and His wife(who rode it away) they both ride harleys. Id trust em with anything of mine.
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Yeah, but you trust everybody and sometimes you get scewed over, like with your camera.

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Yeah, but you trust everybody and sometimes you get scewed over, like with your camera.

I only trust a few people so I'm hardly ever disappointed.
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PS - when I see one of their trucks I always honk or wave and get the drivers attn and then give them the bird. even done it in traffic, waving to get their attention going down the road. (oh & comcast gets the same treatment too)
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