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post #11 of 25 Old 06-23-2015, 01:32 AM
 
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The trick with all the attention drawing modifications is not to draw attention with them.

I've only been pulled over once for equipment issues (side mount plate, cop claimed he couldn't see my tail light 45 degrees to my right rear/3 lanes over...whatever). In the end he had nothing to cite me for and let me go...as the law here states "the tail light must be visible from 100 feet away and brake light 300 feet away" and for that, it is.

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.
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post #12 of 25 Old 06-23-2015, 02:10 AM
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I've ridden around 60,000 miles and never been pulled over. Went though a safety belt check a few weeks ago and the cop just made a pulling motion at his chin as I approached. I tugged on my helmet strap and was waved through.

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I've ridden around 60,000 miles and never been pulled over. Went though a safety belt check a few weeks ago and the cop just made a pulling motion at his chin as I approached. I tugged on my helmet strap and was waved through.
They seem to flock to me, even though I'm a safe and aware rider. I chalk it up to the appearance of my bike and me. Once they talk to me and realize I'm not a little **** head though, they usually become buddy-buddy.
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A respectful attitude goes a long way with most law enforcement officers. They have to deal with folks that can do them harm and a lot of just plain idiots (see video - warning foul language), so establishing that you aren't one early on, usually makes for a positive experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-bz-kFyk8I

That said, there are some idiots in blue too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onoGU2-g0TU

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My experience with police over the years has been pretty good. Most are pretty good guys just doing a job. It's the insecure ones you need to watch out for. They feel the need to exert their authority to the max

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It's a big for my taste, And don't get me wrong, it fits quite nicely with a stock cockpit. For me though, removing it cleaned up some clutter once I started going in the direction I wanted.
I used an Acewell speedo to clean up the pygmy pony's look.

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Lmao that is funny . I'm pretty sure I don't want to see you with or without a speedo
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A respectful attitude goes a long way with most law enforcement officers. They have to deal with folks that can do them harm and a lot of just plain idiots (see video - warning foul language), so establishing that you aren't one early on, usually makes for a positive experience.
LOL that trooper was more than patient with that guy - great Maine accent ayuh

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I would not have had that much patience. The trooper should get an award for how he dealt with that moron.

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There is no audio in the second clip...

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
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