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so lets kick this one off.


I may or may not have gotten me and alan a warning while gromming (he was on the morph, rip grom) 38 in a 30. first time being pulled over on a bike. it wasnt bad, cop was halfway cool about it. they were mainly interested in alans 250cc scoot. (of course its got some high end mods on it)

may have some video if i get time to edit it. for now a pic should do



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hey, i would have if there was an actual ticket. lol
 

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Oh snap! Haha. At least you guys didn't get a ticket!
 

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I always feel like if I get a speeding ticket on my TW200 I could talk my way out of it...

"Seriously, officer... LOOK AT IT. Your gun must have been malfunctioning..."
 

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LMAO I thought about this yesterday. Had a cop at a stoplight ask me if "that thing can run" ... I just giggled and said "she does pretty good"
 

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I think I will print out a dyno sheet and keep it with the manual under the seat. I can see it now.

Me - Really officer? You want to cite me for speeding? Im working with eight hp here is the sheet and this is what I will show the judge.

Officer - Oh. Have a nice day. BTW have you thought about putting a pipe on? It might get you closer to ten hp.

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I think I will print out a dyno sheet and keep it with the manual under the seat. I can see it now.

Me - Really officer? You want to cite me for speeding? Im working with eight hp here is the sheet and this is what I will show the judge.

Officer - Oh. Have a nice day. BTW have you thought about putting a pipe on? It might get you closer to ten hp.

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hahaha i like that idea :D
 

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So, I'm only just 2 blocks from home on my first ride on the new Grom. I'm at a stop-light waiting for the light to turn green. I look in my rear-views and see what looks like a cop car right behind me.. No worries, (but I really don't care for cops) I am licensed, endorsed and fully insured. It's a really long light, so I start admiring the new little wonder beneath me. I never liked the ugly mandated warning stickers the manufacturers put on top of the gas tanks, so I peeled the one (of two) off and stuck it back on the top of the other larger warning sticker. Of course it left some adhesive behind so I busily rubbed with my thumb til it was stuck to my finger like a little booger. One flick of the finger, good-bye booger. (If I was in my car, I'd be pick'n my nose anyway so...) The light finally turns green and I proceed. Sure enough, the bastard lights me up !

I quickly pull to the side of the road, testing the stopping power of the brakes for the first time ("cause I'm pissed, and I really don't like cops) Turns out to be an all white CHP car w/three cops in it (?). I get the first word in, "Why are you pulling me over ?".
He says, "because you littered back there, you peeled off a sticker and threw it on the ground"...
I said BS and showed him the sticker was still there, on top of the other. and what he saw me flick in fact, was a sticker booger. So after he realized that I called Bullshit on him, he says people who steal motorcycles often times peel stickers off, or put other stickers on, to try and change it's appearance. I told him "No, it was mine, and that I had just purchased it" (literally, an hour or two prior). Then he comes up with the "well, when I see what looks like a Pocket-bike, and doesn't look street legal, and bla, bla, bla.... I tell him "no, It's a brand new street-legal product from Honda" and that he will be seeing many more of them on the roadway soon.

So I give the guys my license and tell them the papers on the new bike are at home.
O.K., So I guess I'm still pretty pissed-off looking, because the one guy says something like, "whats going on with you today ?" I say, "Whats going on with me today ?"
"You guys are wasting my time, and I don't like getting pulled over for BS reasons ! and I'm going to be late for my daughters first day back to school's, meeting, that's what's going on with me today !"

(Even though the bike is only hours old, I still had time to throw a couple of Ohlins stickers on the front forks and a "Rothmans Racing" sticker on the front fender). So the one cop says... "Did you put that racing sticker here ?"
I said, "wow, yes I did, good eye". He says... "I thought you just bought it, how could you have already put a sticker on it ?" (did I mention I hate cops ?) So I said, (and I use a voice like I'm trying to explain something to a child)) "Lets see, first I buy the motorcycle... then, I bring the motorcycle home.. Then, I open-up the drawer where the stickers are.... I take the sticker, I put sticker on motorcycle. Then waist my fricken time on the side of the road with you guys !!!


By then, they have had enough of me, and hand me my license back. I don't say a word, I just get back on the Grom and gas it. Traffic had backed up there and it's only one lane in each direction, so I (illegally) used the side of the road, passing all the cars stuck in traffic, knowing they would be stuck back there and not able to do shit. plus they (the cops) owed me one anyway!
Maybe when my blood pressure comes down, I'll write an actual report, on "RidingThe Grom"
 

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I got pulled over at 6 this morning on my way to the gym. I don't think I have been pulled over for 15 years, and never on a bike. Apparently I was going 35 in a 25 zone in the middle of town. At first the cop was all business, wanting to check my helmet and asking how old it was (the helmet) and where I bought it (again the helmet). Unfortunately, my temporary registration paperwork was two blocks away at home. She asked how many cc's was the bike and why I didn't have my registration. I tried to soften things a little my joking how my 50 cc scooter can barely go 30 mph and that is what I am used to. So, back to her car she went, and I sat on the curb expecting the worst. When she came back, she was a lot cooler. I got off with a warning for exceeding the posted speed and failure to display registration. She also shared that she was directly behind me when I accelerated from a stop sign. I never saw her since all I can see with my stock mirrors is my shoulders and chest, even after lots of adjusting.

So, many lessons learned this morning, perhaps the most important is to replace my stock mirrors ;)
 

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Hahahahaa. Yea. Even with my bar end mirror that sticks out way past, I still can't see shit
 

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Since the speedo is accurate, I will have to be careful since I always just added 5 mph to the posted speed limit on all my other bikes which read faster than actual speed. Remember school zones now. That is where they really clamp down.
 
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