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Last weekend the APD had 50 cars and 2 helicopters out to "combat the motorcycle problems in the city" They are looking for speeding, reckless driving, improper tags, and lane splitting. I do graphics on police cars and they tell me they will be out this coming weekend also manly on Sunday. I saw several bikes pulled over and some guys getting cuffed and bikes towed! So, be careful!!!!!!!!
 

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only in america... got none that much in australia...
 

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Thanks for the info. I am going to the ATL in two weeks for a family reunion and I plan on towing my bike there. It may just be best to leave it here.
 

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Just drive by an airport where there is restricted airspace to lose the bird and go park in one of those huge parking garages. Go into the airport and have a beer and call a few people. I've outran every loser that turned on his blue and reds. They have no chance. The key is to not get nervous or anxious about the cop behind you. He becomes real small and disappears in your mirror real fast. Have comfort in that nobody can match your speed and power + your mobility to navigate thru traffic. Unless the cop is on a sportbike himself. I've seen them down in southern cali actually.
 

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only in america... got none that much in australia...
Yeah, and the reason it is becoming so common here in the U.S. is because
the cops know it is fairly easy money. Sport bike riders, here in the U.S., are usually younger folks without much means to fight back when pulled over or given a ticket. The cruiser guys, at least in California, hardly ever get pulled over. Mainly because the guys riding the cruisers are lawyers, doctors, judges, and other "high powered" white collar folks. Folks that can really make a cop's life hell if he pulls over the "wrong" person.
 

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Just drive by an airport where there is restricted airspace to lose the bird and go park in one of those huge parking garages. Go into the airport and have a beer and call a few people. I've outran every loser that turned on his blue and reds. They have no chance. The key is to not get nervous or anxious about the cop behind you. He becomes real small and disappears in your mirror real fast. Have comfort in that nobody can match your speed and power + your mobility to navigate thru traffic. Unless the cop is on a sportbike himself. I've seen them down in southern cali actually.
HELL YEAH!!! FUGG THE Pigs!!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :crackup: :crackup:
 

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ToddZX10 said:
Just drive by an airport where there is restricted airspace to lose the bird and go park in one of those huge parking garages. Go into the airport and have a beer and call a few people. I've outran every loser that turned on his blue and reds. They have no chance. The key is to not get nervous or anxious about the cop behind you. He becomes real small and disappears in your mirror real fast. Have comfort in that nobody can match your speed and power + your mobility to navigate thru traffic. Unless the cop is on a sportbike himself. I've seen them down in southern cali actually.

You've outrun every "loser" whose tried to pull you over? You may want to rethink about who the real loser is. While you're being a squid running from the police, you're doing great harm to the sportbike community, which is exactly why they are having these crackdowns in Atlanta and other places. Grow up and smarten up.
 

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You've outrun every "loser" whose tried to pull you over? You may want to rethink about who the real loser is. While you're being a squid running from the police, you're doing great harm to the sportbike community, which is exactly why they are having these crackdowns in Atlanta and other places. Grow up and smarten up.
So you're saying I suppose to stop and get my bike impounded and go to jail with all kinds of legal troubles. Have you ever did 130mph+ on the freeway? While that becomes a wreckless and you go down hard if you stop for the cop. If you're a good rider you will not cause problems for other people on the road. Good riders are very defensive and always anticipate bad things happening while trusting no cars around them. Maybe you're just not that good of a rider yet? I'm 37 yrs old and I've been riding since I was 14 (dirtbikes). So I'm not some punk 18 year old talking head here.

I go by personal experience. Here's my history of actually talking to cops when I'm on my bike. I was moving parking spaces in a park and I had my helmet on my arm and a cop gave me a no helmet ticket. I asked him why and he said "all of you guys on those sportbikes deserve everything we can give you". Then I got a speeding ticket in the same day on the way home going 45 in a 40. C'mon, gimme a fukin break. I do that in my car all of the time without a problem. One time I was on a road where I knew a cop sits everyday. He pulled me over and I was actually going a little slower than the limit. I told him I saw him there every day and I would never speed. He said I was speeding and I said let me see your laser/radar. He refused and got all pissy like a kid and told me to sell my bike to stay out of trouble. Why would he ask me to sell my bike? He doesn't know me and he has no right just because he's a officer to tell me that. That is why I call them losers.

Point is that a cop has no chance of catching a good rider on a sportbike unless the rider wrecks. Especially on a ZX10. The cop might as well go to the donut shop instead of wasting our tax dollars on gas trying to catch up somehow.

These bikes are built for power, speed and agility. I love everything about my ZX10 and I will ride it like it was meant to be rode. So you're telling me you go the speed limit everywhere you ride? If so, you need to trade your ZX10 in for a Gold Wing or a bicycle.
 

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only problem is ......if a pig becomes bacon while chasing you...........your gone for life !!! M U R D E R !!!!!
That would be terrible but that rarely happens and he shouldn't be trying to catch you in a squad car anyway. He should know be experience that there is no way for him to catch up. They still have to catch u or have your license plate #. I just have a problem with my local cops since they are anal around the Seattle Metro area. They actually seem to be liteing up a little. I went by one on I-5 the other day at 120 and he didn't do anything. Stayed in his lane and went off the exit. I guess they are figuring out that it's a waste of time to try and catch sportbikes? I dunno?
 

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I was in the atl last sunday night and I saw a lot of officers. I left my bike on the truck and hit the bar. Todd you won't win that cops & robbers game every time. I use to think just like you that shyt will catch up with you!
 

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I was in the atl last sunday night and I saw a lot of officers. I left my bike on the truck and hit the bar. Todd you won't win that cops & robbers game every time. I use to think just like you that shyt will catch up with you!

I agree with you 100%. I wouldn't trying do that in the city at all. I'm talking mainly freeways, highways, etc. I live in area with a lot of places where you can get away. I'm not in the country where you can see for miles. We have a lot of trees and buildings and places to go in the Seattle area. But I'm not stupid either. I only ghost when I know there is a 100% safe way out. I wouldn't try doing that in Eastern Washington where it's all desert.
 

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this will be the guy who is in jail or dead.thats all i got say about that.


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I agree with you 100%. I wouldn't trying do that in the city at all. I'm talking mainly freeways, highways, etc. I live in area with a lot of places where you can get away. I'm not in the country where you can see for miles. We have a lot of trees and buildings and places to go in the Seattle area. But I'm not stupid either. I only ghost when I know there is a 100% safe way out. I wouldn't try doing that in Eastern Washington where it's all desert.
 

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this will be the guy who is in jail or dead.thats all i got say about that.
+1...just happened to a good rider here a week or so ago. Ran to avoid a ticket, and now he's dead. Life over for something pretty petty in the scheme of things...RIP
 

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I have to agee with Todd. It's a revenue generating activity and a bad attitude towards sportbikers. Makes us easy targets. Actually makes me sick to think about it. Last ticket I got put me in a criminal court. Judge was asking me why it was written up that way. Dunno Judge? They searched my bike, searched me, looking for weapons and drugs. Checking for dui and bunch of other personal questions that had no right asking. But I knew if I showed attitude or resisted I would have been arrested. All of that for doing 65 in 45. When I got back out on the road doing 45, people were passing me like I was stopped. Unfortunately not much we can do about it. Don't put me in a position where I can Fug'em, cus I will!
 

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I have to agee with Todd. It's a revenue generating activity and a bad attitude towards sportbikers. Makes us easy targets. Actually makes me sick to think about it. Last ticket I got put me in a criminal court. Judge was asking me why it was written up that way. Dunno Judge? They searched my bike, searched me, looking for weapons and drugs. Checking for dui and bunch of other personal questions that had no right asking. But I knew if I showed attitude or resisted I would have been arrested. All of that for doing 65 in 45. When I got back out on the road doing 45, people were passing me like I was stopped. Unfortunately not much we can do about it. Don't put me in a position where I can Fug'em, cus I will!

ok 65 in a 35 not that bad, i understand we cant be run over by cars. but 130 on the highway until a cop is behind you then pin it until yyou get away? that is flat out dumb, lets run to the closet airport and hope i don't wreck/kill someone on the way so i don't pay a ticket, maybe 800 bucks for an attorney? i used to ride like that years ago and now i think about other people and their families.


calling a cop loser because he does his job is pretty ignorant too, i have gotten pulled over by a pissed off cop every year , heck last year i got 7 violations in 1 stop cost me some $, but for the times i do get a ticket how many did i get away with? i don't do 65 i ride at 75-80 but i don't get a ticket every time i am out either. these cops would be soooo pissed off if some people didn't run or just pass them at 120mph.

maybe if we as motorcyclist respect people on the road( cars truck cops etc.) we would get respect too.
 

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well I don't know but these is what I heard from a friend that here in Los Angeles if you go over 100mph they just don't try to follow you cause of the danger to other people.
now I got stop on the 5 freeway got a ticket for doing 90 in a 55 but
I stop no problem. and just to let everyone know Isaw my speedometer little over 100mph GOT LUCKY.
 
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