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Well, went for a ride today as it is the first nice day in a while..

On my way home i came across a stretch of road that seems to go forever, and there was no cars in sight. At this point I decided to pop the front end of the bike up and ride wheelie. Havent done it in a while, and seems how the road was bare, and i was fully geared, and the road was freshly paved.. perfect.

Well, a little ways into it, a car appeared out in the distance around a corner. At this point, i do what i always do. Drop the front end back down and ride civilized.

Well, that car up there was a cop..

He pulled me over and thanked me for actually stopping. He proceded to pick out some aftermarket parts on my bike and give me a bit of shit for not keeping the front end down. The whole time i remained as polite as i could. After a couple minutes he started joking around a bit, and eventually told me that becasue i was polite, dropped the front right away, and wasnt actually speeding, that i was free to go. No ticket.

Laws around here would have racked up a ton of fines, as well as impound, and driving suspension.

I dont think ill be doing any wheelies any time soon :down:
 

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got lucky on that one!! my buddy recently got pulled over for speeding. he ripped it down a road an said he hit around 140mph in a 45mph zone. he got lit up by the boys in blue and actually stopped lol they said they only clocked him at like 64 mph somehow. OH and may i remind you he doesn't have insurance on the bike and its not even registered... he got let go somehow with out no tickets. luckiest person ever. lol
 

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Very lucky.. As the local laws state..

Wheelies fall under stunting.

Stunting involves driving actions such as lifting a motor vehicle’s tires from the road, intentionally losing traction, spinning, driving into oncoming traffic, preventing other motor vehicles from passing, or driving too close to other vehicles.

Not included in that snip is driving 25mph over the speed limit. Or driving too close to close to another car, person, or object without justification..

Penalties are stated as..

Street racing and stunting are dangerous activities that greatly increase the likelihood of a crash causing death or serious injury. These activities also pose a significant risk of substantial damage to public roads and private property. Drivers who choose to engage in these dangerous behaviours will have their vehicle immediately impounded, receive heavy fines, and have their licence suspended.

So in other words.. Could have really ruined my day if he was so inclined. Very grateful he chose not to.
 

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It's amazing how things turn out when you respect authority and accept responsibility Yeah, he could have written you a ton of tickets and impounded your bike, but he didn't. A lot of people have no respect for authority these days and you just proved that a little goes a long way.
 

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It's amazing how things turn out when you respect authority and accept responsibility Yeah, he could have written you a ton of tickets and impounded your bike, but he didn't. A lot of people have no respect for authority these days and you just proved that a little goes a long way.
I always have been respectful to police. More times than not it has let me off with a warning. That said, im normally pulled over for pretty minor things. I am by no means a street racer or stunter.

IE, when i was 19(legal drinking age here), leaving a pub in an old ranger ext cab, with all 5 seats loaded up with other peers the same age. I was designated driver that day.. but didnt have my full licence. which limited me to only one passenger legally. They let us go thankfully. I only drove them that day, as i can guarentee at least one of them would have attempted to drive drunk had I spent the time to take them out of there one by one. (that too would have been some fines, and potential impound)

Between respect to the police, and keeping a clean record, i have a feeling thats why they seem to be more lenient.

However, i think due to recent events, i may start riding with a go pro. I had a driver cut me off the other day and i laid on the horn and threw my hand up in the WTF gesture. The guy in the van then slowed down and followed me for about a block.

When i got home later that day, i had a note on my door asking me to call a local police officers phone. When i did they informed me they received a report of someone calling in saying something along the lines of "A guy on a white street bike with your plate chased a car down and was shouting violent things, and hitting the cars windows, then proceeded to take off at 100mph in residential"

They told me its just his word against mine, so there is nothing to come of it, but if i had a go pro. I could have invited the officer over and the person calling in could potentially face fraud charges. Might be a bit extreme... but i feel they deserve it. Almost kill me, then call in a bogus report.
 
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