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ThumpaMonsta
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Hey guys just wanted to share with you guys.

Have you ever had one of those situations where where you think you are going to get into trouble but in the end you dont ?

For me it was last year I was driving on the freeway in the Paris area doing 160 in a 110 zone, and suddenly out of nowhere two cops on their 1100 Honda cruise by me (and I mean, I could have touched their helmets) doing probably 180/200, thought to myself "I'm gonna get pulled over next exit" but nothing happened ....

I did shit my pants for a moment because in france doing 50km over the speed limit is an immediate license suspension and confiscation of the vehicule and it's kind of hard to justify speeding that much.

In my defense (even though I had no reason to drive that fast) there was hardly anyone on the freeway....
 

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Several times.....

Me and a buddy were out on a Sunday ride. not gonna lie...we were burning up the backroads. 180 miles in about two and a quarter hours(that's including stopping a couple times)
Reached our destination, ate, and started down the road again.

We rounded a curve and saw a car up ahead. then I noticed there was another car behind that one. It was kinda peeking out from behind the other one as if it wanted to pass. Then....gasp....I noticed the light bar on the second car. FULL STOP! he hit the blues when we were still about 90MPH(55 zone). We were well over 120 MPH before noticing him. In GA anything over 100 MPH is "do not pass go, do not collect $200, go straight to Jail"

My buddy was in front and he pulled over so I did as well.
Cop got out of the car and was pretty chill, but asked us for the usual documentation, yada, yada.
Speaking to my Buddy,"1300 huh? that thing must fly" (Hayabusa) He responds,"Oh yeah, she rides, but that Triumph gets me in the corners" :robssmilie:

My buddy had to get his tag from under the seat, as the bolts backed out a couple of days before and he almost lost it.
After a bit of chit chat, the officer pointed at me(mugshot here I come :( )and said "I like that," while pointing at a button pinned to the sleeve of my riding jacket:


And Yes, I was carrying at the time. He says,"I'm not gonna cite you for anything" cue me to thank my lucky stars and STFU!!!!!
Pointing to my buddy,"I'm gonna give you a warning for 75 in a 55 and tell all my buddies, so you might want to ease up a bit."
My buddy asked,"Do you ride" Copper kinda smirked but didn't answer, while still filling out the warning. Again,"do you ride?" no affirmative,"Ya'll be careful out there....don't want ya'll to get hurt."

Pretty Sure he was a rider....and knew what it was like to just grab the loud handle and have some fun :D
 

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This happened in 1984 or 85, I was riding a 900 GPZ Ninja, my partner was on a KZ with a Mr. Turbo on it. It was about 2 or 3 in the morning and we were coming home from a night of bar hopping. We were flying down the freeway not a car in site. Jumped off at our exit and shot home, parked our bikes in front of the house went inside got a beer and were sitting on the front porch when a State Cop pulled in the driveway. The cop gets out of his car and yells Joe I new that was you and started laughing his ass off. It was a buddy of Joe's from high school. He said he was sitting in the median and when we went by he hit us with radar and clocked us at 142 mph. He said he didn't believe his gun so he reset it and tried to get us again but we were out of range. He said we were lucky we got off the freeway when we did because he had a road block set up for us between the next 2 exits. He shot the breeze with us some said have a good night and left. I geuss it's nice to have friends in high places...:)
 

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ThumpaMonsta
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I suppose you guys got off lucky, and even if he did pull you over, he probably would have left you off :p
 

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Me and my buddy were on the highway, he was on his cbr600 and i was on my gsxr750 we were cruising about 80mph. Cruised of on a vrod and my buddy and the vrod decided to pin it, i wasnt involved but just needed to keep up. All of us rolled past a cop about 130 ish amd saw the lights go up. We all split up and every man for himself rule, i get to my house and cover my bike up. I listened to the police scanner and hear a few cops out still looking for us.

Anything over 100 in maryland is straight to jail as well
 

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One afternoon as soon as I got my first ninja 500...3pm or so. Im on a divided 4 lane withno cars in sight and decideto find top end for the first time. Passed a st trooper at about 110 as speed limit drops to 45. He turned around and all I coud think about was my insurance bill...so I hold WOT and get another gear. Get out of sight around a bend and duck into a shopping center/restraunt. I went on in and got some food just to wait a bit. Turns out top on that ninja was around 125 with that setup. I remember sprockets changed but dont know what to...but I was glad to have more getup that day for sure.
 

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No cops involved....

I was out for a ride on a 2 lane highway when I saw an R6 up ahead. Passed a couple semi's and caught up to him. One thing led to another and we end up weaving around traffic at around 120ish down this 2-lane. Came up to a sweeping left hand curve that you couldn't see through at first. Turns out there was a big u-haul truck turning across the road in the middle of the curve. We both grab handfuls of brake, but I stepped on the back too hard and the ass end got squirrley. Thought I was going to bite it that day.
 

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Doing 150km/hr in a 60 zone on my RGV250, racing a mate on a cbr250, past the jail in Adelaide, the left lane is pretty bumpy, the suspension unloaded and I had a huge wobble. I thought I was screwed, luckily I didn't hit the brakes, I just rode through it, came good but scared the shit outta me.

The worst from a cop point of view was when my grandma had a stroke, I got the call to get to the hospital ASAP. Long story short, I was caught doing 170km/h, on the phone, no seat belt, failing to indicate, running a red light (not at 170), not having "p" plates, not having my license on me. The cop that pulled me over was actually pretty cool- I was obviously upset, I explained the situation and he didn't fine me or lock me up or anything. He just told me to do the speed limit and make sure I get to the hospital in 1 piece.
If he really wanted to be a prick I would have been disqualified for 5 years at least and the fines would've been astronomical.
 

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ThumpaMonsta
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No cops involved....

I was out for a ride on a 2 lane highway when I saw an R6 up ahead. Passed a couple semi's and caught up to him. One thing led to another and we end up weaving around traffic at around 120ish down this 2-lane. Came up to a sweeping left hand curve that you couldn't see through at first. Turns out there was a big u-haul truck turning across the road in the middle of the curve. We both grab handfuls of brake, but I stepped on the back too hard and the ass end got squirrley. Thought I was going to bite it that day.
Did you manage to wash-off the skidmark in your pants ? That sounds like one BADASS close call ....

Now that you mention this, there is this nice bendy road from Cassis to Marseille (if you guys ever come to France, the very south is pretty good for riding), so I'm cruising with the GF doing the sandbag on the seat, twisty roads, smooth riding, no gas no brakes, just rolling casually... and then some .... road starts to bend pretty sharp and on one particular right turn, for some reason I just look straight ahead ..... forgot to mention it's easily a 200m drop if you miss your turn.... and so I end up on the other side of the road, with ongoing traffic to make matters worse. Fortunatly I live to tell the tale, but I did brown my shorts on that curb .....
 

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I love those rare stories about cool cops.

Sometimes, just knowing that they CAN catch you is enough to slow you down.

My luck with cops is insane. I've talked my way out of 17 tickets in the past 7 years (which I deserved). I'm extremely fortunate to have a hospital ID that most cops respect. And I whip it out immediately, every time.

I'm definitely trying to slowing down and not hooligan out so much. Like I said - sometimes the warnings are enough to sink in!

EDIT: I should also point out that I'm not out there doing 100 mph. No ID badge is going to help that. :D
 

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Drag racing. It was stupid on my part. This Honda civic with a fart can exhaust and body kit just kept revving at me at the light. Over and over every stop light. So finally I launched and bam blue lights. We both pulled over and before I was out of the car 3 more cruisers showed up. I thought for sure I was headed to jail but after 30min of getting yelled at they let us both go. Which is incredible, the cops where we live are not known for their leniency.


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a couple of buddies and i were coming back into town from this great 110 mile loop ride we had from tallahassee into GA and back. we were doing about 120-130 coming up on the first car we had seen all day. we were still moving about 90 when as i was leading - i decided that there was no way we could all get through on the pass around that car (2 lane road) because i saw way up ahead, another car coming around a curve. i couldn't make out the car yet, but there were a few of us, so i waved off the pass, slowed down behind the car to about 50mph (45 zone). a few seconds later, i realized that the car coming the opposite way - was a state trooper. thank god i decided better of it, because as everyone knows, no matter how fast you're going you always are on the throttle when passing on a two lane road. he probably would have had us all at well over 100mph, dangerous pass, reckless driving, racing (there were 3 bikes), etc....


i still think about that sometimes when i'm tearing it up on the back roads - you never know who is a mile down the road...
 

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Another time, my mate was ripping donuts in a van, we were drunk in the back hanging out the massive sunroof. The van tipped onto its roof and me and another friend were thrown out of the sunroof to safety. Could've been much worse!!!
 

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I have yet to encounter any "cool" cops, but to be fair I rarely give them the chance. I'd rather not meet them at all. The few I've had the displeasure of meeting have all been dickheads with annoying egos.

The most recent one was last fall, think it was around Thanksgiving. I had just got my Z going again after a few things and went out for a little test drive. Made my way north out of town into the boondocks where there's little traffic and no cops. Got stuck behind....wait for it....a Subaru with VT plates (hippie) that was doing as is customary for their people 20 under the limit to save the planet. Finally got a chance to pass on a straightaway and went screaming by. Kept on it and got it up to the 120's. A Sheriff van had rounded the corner coming the other way and undoubtedly saw me well over the c-note. I figured Buford T. Justice in a slow ass Safari van wasn't even going to bother when we passed and he was giving me the death stare. I kind of forgot about him. A few miles later I notice a pair of headlights appear a ways back, but see that they're gaining pretty quickly. I'm doing 20-over so that's real suspicious. It gains a little further and I can see the big old fashioned light bar and the front of the Safari van. Sonofabitch! He must have had that thing pinned trying to catch up. Drop to 4th, pin it, and he rapidly starts to lose ground again. Fortunately this is a hilly windy road so the line of sight is usually pretty short. I gain enough to get out of sight and make a quick turn onto a side road. Maybe 10 seconds later the Sheriff van goes tearing ass by, now with the lightbar on.

In general the only cops that chase you have the regular Crown Vics (or now in NY, Hemi Chargers for the troopers). The ones in the SUVs or vans never bother they know you'll be in the next county by the time they hit 60.
 

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it's funny that i haven't gotten a ticket yet on my bike in over 7 yrs of riding sportbikes (knock on wood). but there actually have been a lot of cool cops along the way. one pulled me over for doing 75 in a 45- let me off with a verbal warning because i was wearing gear and i pulled over right away.

another one gave me a thumbs up as he passed me when i had straight pipes on my 954 close to midnight in the middle of the week.

when i do pull over - i do the arms out to the side, i always tell the officer what i'm doing as i get my wallet and registration - i think that goes a long way.



but don't get me wrong. there are a lot of dickhead cops out there. i've got a crazy story - but i knew i wasn't going to get in trouble because i had done nothing wrong.

it was my 2nd night of riding. i had a study group meetup at this 24hr coffee bar in tally during an exam week. we got done studying around 2am, so i packed up all my stuff and started the <5 mile ride back to my apartment. this was when i had a bone stock f3 smokin' joes.

as soon as i pull out of the parking lot, i spot a TPD patrol car, so i make sure not to speed, i use all my signals, etc. he follows me. he gets about a foot off my rear tire - up my ass - when i'm doing 35mph (35mph zone). it's making me really nervous because i had kept my bike a secret to my parents - if i get a ticket, i'm fucked, they'll find out. so i slow down to 30, trying to force the guy to go around me (it was a 6 lane road - 2 am - ...he had room to pass). eventually after a mile or so, he tears round me. he pulls into this closed gas station in their main entrance. i go by, he pulls out behind me from their second entrance and lights me up.

i knew that one of my turn signals was out - so it was not lit as a running light - i figured he was going to pull me over for that, hopefully check my reg and license - then let me go.

i was wrong.

as i pulled into a parking lot, 6 other cops show up out of no where. before i was even stopped, one cut me off (as if some guy on a bike doing 5mph is trying to evade!) and almost hit my front tire. i stopped, one officer drew his weapon on me and yelled at me to get off the bike.

now i'm shaking - another cop comes over, grabs me, searches my backpack, puts me in restraint over the trunk of his car. it didn't help that i had a mohawk at the time and looked like an asshole.

i eventually was able to tell them where my license and registration was, they ran everything and it all came back good. they let me go, and so i asked them what the hell that was for, the cop that followed me said "a yellow triumph was stolen last week, i thought it was you". he had followed me for a good 3 miles - had bright lights on me

so i calmly answered back "it's a fuckin' honda - and it's purple except for the tail "


all i got was a "you're free to go". some other chick officer asked me if it was a 600 or 1000, and then they all left.


at that time, i was living with a guy that did some work with the TPD and was training to become a police officer himself. i told him the names of the cops when i got home, and he said, "ya, he's a rookie, he was most likely just trying to pull a home run if he found a stolen bike".

what a dick
 

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2 felony stops in my past...
2003 halloween night sun setting...no bike yet, 2door s10 blazer with a built 4.3. No rear seats to make room for more speakers and subs. So....rolling through town with my music at a calm 487000decibels I pass a cop. He pulls in behind me. No lights or siren until I pull in at my parents house a block down the road. Cop blocks driveway and 2 more block the road (busy assed road in residential area) and as I get out of the truck it is weapons drawn loudspeaker blaring for me to get on the groundand eat pavement. They pat me down and slam me into the bed of my dads truck about the time he comes out of the house. Not my first run in with these cops so dad is yelling about them making a scene they are yelling for him to go back in im cussing the cops up one side and down the other all the while my phone is on speaker in my blazer with my lawyer listening to the commotion...after 8 stops in one week this became standard procedure....long story short when they find out who is on the phone and more cops show up, dad knows a few of them and they uncuff me and give me a warning then show me the list of charges the "arresting officer" was trying to push. Public nuisance (loud music, only one im actually guilty of) disorderly conduct (cussing loudly) resisting arrest (apparently verbal resistance counts) wreckless driving, failure to use a turn signal and finally the big one...felony evasion. By definition felony evasion is a pursuit in which the fleeing suspect with reckless disregard endangers the public in an attempt to evade capture...my lawyer had fun for the next 2 weeks. 3 rookies lost their badges, I recieved a handwritten letter of apology from the chief of police, and I got an ultimatum from dad. Sell the speakers or sell the truck. I cut down to 2 12s, each with its own memphis 1000w d class mono.

Second felony stop
Near crossville tn on i40 midday sunday springtime
Headed back to knoxville after visiting parents for a couple days when a tenn. Trooper comes through the median and 3 more come from behind. I lock up brakes and they are all down behind their doors with shotguns out. Its the old roll down window open door from outside routine. So the second the door opens one yells "dammit hes white" and 3 of them jump back in their cars and scream away. Remaining cop comes to door shuts it for me and says "gas station robbed and your truck fits description of getaway vehicle, trucker called u in when truck was right and a duffel bag was in bed. Sorry bout all this.
 

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Rookies are the worst, too much to prove.

I was a passenger in my mates car one night, we were in the hills. 2am just bored and driving around. Got pulled over for a random check by a young constable and an old sergeant. My mate was pissed off at getting pulled over for no reason, they breath tested him and had a look in the car, pop the boot etc. long story short, they didn't find anything so they were just asking stupid questions. Anyway I got a bit nasty to the young guy coz he was being a fuckwit, can't remember specifics was a long time ago, and the older cop was doubled up in laughter. The young cop went bright red and jumped back in the car to sulk. The old guy told us to drive safe and be on our way.

My attitude towards cops is basically- I can't beat them at their game so I may as well be nice. If not for any reason other than to lower the impending punishment hahaha
 

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Since I was 12 years old I have been pulled over 39 times. I am 33 now. LOL I have had 3 tickets and none of them ever went on my record.

All I can say is that living in farm country is great sometimes.

I will say my scariest was doing 97 in a 25 school zone, when I was 14 with no permit. I had my pops pos Ford F150 pegged. Ragging it out to get to the hayfield. We had a cow down and I was trying to get to pops for help. The cop gave me an escort to the hayfield and left. But I swear my heart was ready to jump out of my chest that day.

As for non cop instances. The scariest was on my bike 2 years ago. We had been out riding all day and I hadn't noticed that my back tire developed a patch. I came down a quick hill that took a left hand 90 to a quick right hand 90. I was doing too much speed coming down and started to wash out the rear as I turned in. I stood the bike up and headed for the guard rail. My buddy saw it and blocked off traffic as I ran my foot down the rail. When we stopped a mile down the road we noticed my rear tire had a large patch of rubber missing and was on the inner liner. I rode slowly home and got a new tire. LOL
 

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when i do pull over - i do the arms out to the side, i always tell the officer what i'm doing as i get my wallet and registration - i think that goes a long way.
This is good advice. Same idea in your car. Have the window already rolled down and both hands on the steering wheel so they're easily visible. If it's at night turn the dome light on. Announce the reg and insurance are in the glovebox before you go for them. If you have a CC permit, announce this even if you don't have the weapon with you...before they find out anyway when they run your license. Showing you realize the risk to the LEO and are considerate of it goes a long way to getting a warning rather than a ticket.
 
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