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I was on my way back from the Casino, and I won $100. I was happy as hell on my way home but all of the sudden my bike gets stock in 5th and 6th gear and it won't go any lower than that. My first reaction was not to panic. I tried the clutch and it seemed to be working fine, so I figure it must be the transmission. I was like fuc my life! I pull out as one of the lights turns red, and to my bad luck its right before getting into a freeway. There is not that much space for me to feel safe, while I see what's wrong with my bike.

To my luck a motorcycle cop pulls behind me and I panic. I just have my permit since I barely took the exam a few days ago. I thought that the cop will probably ask for my license and registration and I won't have a license. Turns out I was just freaking out from all the cop videos I've seen lately.

The cop quickly asked me what was wrong with my motorcycle. I tell him that my bike is not dropping the gears and it's just stock in 5th and 6th. He checks with his flashlight and I showed him. I then asked him if he could help me at least move the motorcycle to the sidewalk and he quick help me power lift the front until it goes up into the sidewalk. He then asks me if I am OK, and I say yes and thank you. I then ask him if its OK for me to check what's wrong with the bike or otherwise I'll call a friend or a tow truck to pick up the bike.

It turns out the gear link cable bolts turn loose, (Yeah I know I need that lock tight glue) I took out my tools and I was able to fix the problem in a few minutes. Anyways I know, not all cops are aholes but a lot of them are. I am just thankful for the one cop that helped me out right next to freeway 41 and blackstone in Fresno CA. :2fingerlol:


 

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I was on my way back from the Casino, and I won $100. I was happy as hell on my way home but all of the sudden my bike gets stock in 5th and 6th gear and it won't go any lower than that. My first reaction was not to panic. I tried the clutch and it seemed to be working fine, so I figure it must be the transmission. I was like fuc my life! I pull out as one of the lights turns red, and to my bad luck its right before getting into a freeway. There is not that much space for me to feel safe, while I see what's wrong with my bike.

To my luck a motorcycle cop pulls behind me and I panic. I just have my permit since I barely took the exam a few days ago. I thought that the cop will probably ask for my license and registration and I won't have a license. Turns out I was just freaking out from all the cop videos I've seen lately.

The cop quickly asked me what was wrong with my motorcycle. I tell him that my bike is not dropping the gears and it's just stock in 5th and 6th. He checks with his flashlight and I showed him. I then asked him if he could help me at least move the motorcycle to the sidewalk and he quick help me power lift the front until it goes up into the sidewalk. He then asks me if I am OK, and I say yes and thank you. I then ask him if its OK for me to check what's wrong with the bike or otherwise I'll call a friend or a tow truck to pick up the bike.

It turns out the gear link cable bolts turn loose, (Yeah I know I need that lock tight glue) I took out my tools and I was able to fix the problem in a few minutes. Anyways I know, not all cops are aholes but a lot of them are. I am just thankful for the one cop that helped me out right next to freeway 41 and blackstone in Fresno CA. :2fingerlol:


Theres a lot of good people helping out - but like you said theres lots of bad ones too. Glad that this guy was cool :D. Getting a cool/shitty cop was the second gamble you won that night
 

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Theres a lot of good people helping out - but like you said theres lots of bad ones too. Glad that this guy was cool :D. Getting a cool/shitty cop was the second gamble you won that night
It sure was. I say it's 50/50 at the moment, it had to even out someday :2fingerlol:
 

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This was posted in the wrong place. Reading that last sentence it seems to me like this should be posted on the missed connections on craigslist.

Joking aside, you have to make sure that bike is put together correctly. You already have two desperate occasions where loose bolts are to blame.
 

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Some cops can be pretty cool. And it's always nice when one of your buddies works for the ems/fire dept and he knows the cops and state troopers so when your riding with him and get pulled over speeding he can get you out of it! But he was a cool cop though for letting us go that day. I know that really doesn't haven't alot to do with your story bro but it made me think about that cop and he could have been a real McAsshole.
 
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There are most definitely some cool cops out there, but as much as I hate to say it, more often than not my experiences with them have not been positive.
This was posted in the wrong place. Reading that last sentence it seems to me like this should be posted on the missed connections on craigslist.

Joking aside, you have to make sure that bike is put together correctly. You already have two desperate occasions where loose bolts are to blame.
I did check all the bolts and nuts when I first arrive at the casino, and did the same thing on the way back. I just didn't check for that link. Good thing I am riding very carefully.
 

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it's spelled - 'dicks'

and when ya say "stock" I'm guessin' you mean 'stuck'.




Sorry.... just bein' a dick. :D

You're right... not all cops are dicks. Most are actually very helpful when you need it.

41 and Blackstone.... what a shady area... lol. Glad you got it all fixed up bud. :bigthumb:
 

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It's a silent majority, vocal minority situation where the bad guys are getting most of the press. People tend to stay quiet when things go smoothly but soon as something goes wrong all hell breaks loose.

Also if most of your experience with police is negative it's probably time to start evaluating your own attitude. Whether it's how you ride or how you interact with them, you're probably asking for the piss-poor experience. Some are just assholes, can't get around that, but you'd be surprised what a little perspective would do for a traffic stop.
 

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I have been pulled over a few times and have yet to get a ticket on my bike. I think mainly cause I acted cool and like a smartass dick. I'll chat with him let him check everything out and I am off. There is a lot of motorcycle thiefs in my area so I understand why. The last time i pulled out a pink pen my daughter put in the trunk of the bike. He laughed and let me roll.
 
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