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View Poll Results: Highest speed over the limit resulting in a ticket
1 - 5 mph over. (Poor bastard! Did you say something that you thought would be funny at the time?) 19 2.15%
6 - 10 mph over. (No ticket is worth this little of effort.) 21 2.38%
11 - 15 mph over. (Just staying with the flow of traffic, officer.) 65 7.35%
16 - 20 mph over. (I prefer to be in front of vehicles and not their blind spots, officer.) 87 9.84%
21 - 25 mph over. (I'd prefer you hadn't caught me, officer.) 79 8.94%
26 - 35 mph over. (No man's land. Difficult to talk out of.) 99 11.20%
36 - 50 mph over. (Hmmm....ticket or jail?) 109 12.33%
51 - 75 mph over. (Still have a license?) 84 9.50%
> 75 mph over. (Make the local paper??) 67 7.58%
I never, ever ever ever, speed. Really. 34 3.85%
Oh yeah, I speed. Never been caught....yet. 220 24.89%
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Highest mph/kph over the limit resulting in a ticket

Back by popular demand (at least by me) is a poll that ran a couple of years ago.
What is the highest mileage differential between your speed and the posted speed where you received a ticket?

I've made the distinction that you actually received a ticket. Example: my highest speed differential was 21 mph over the limit which resulted in a ticket. I could not claim (but am bragging here anyhow) that I received a warning for 50 mph over the limit. Over the last six years, I am running at about a 6:1 warning/ticket ratio. Yes, it is amazingly hot to wear leather chaps with your bare ass sticking to the seat. But it has a remarkable effect on officers who pull you over.

You're encouraged to post all the illicit details, like the time a female officer pulled you over and you proceeded to lick you lips and grab your crotch a'la Michael Jackson, resulting in your documented speed looking a lot like her phone number. (Yeah, right).

Let the games begin....
And for our metric followers, please convert your kph to mph.
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Re: Highest mph/kph over the limit resulting in a ticket

I voted "never been caught yet'". Not exactly true. I've been pulled over
numerous times, and more than once at well over 100 mph. Never received
a ticket for speeding on the K bike. Now, passing on a double yellow, that's
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Re: Highest mph/kph over the limit resulting in a ticket

Got busted in Norway in 1991 for doing 40 kmh (25 mph) over the limit.

The officer was reeeeal nice in explaining to me that based on Norwegian traffic code of the day, I owed him, on the spot, the equivalent of $500. He was very helpful though, and told me that if I was not able to pay he would gladly allow me to select the second option - 15 days in jail!

Now, 2 or 3 days and I would have said sure. Hell, I was somewhere north of the artic circle where the reindeer have got to outnumber the humans something like 1000 to 1. Just how many vicious criminals can there be in a country with about 4 million people and 26 gazillion reindeer - all of them apparently on the roads I was driving and probably a few of them in jail with whom to share the cell. However, 15 days was just a bit more time than I was willing to be a host of the Norwegian State, not sure I would appreciate their hospitality that much.


When I protested that I clearly did not drive around with 3000 Norwegian Krona as pocket change, he was once again extremely helpful and got me to accompany him to the van waiting right behind the trees. He slides the door open to expose four different credit card machines - Amex, Visa, Diners and JCB. He kindly suggested I select the one that pleased me the most.

Needless to say, I respected the speed limit for the rest of my stay in country - and damn it's slow, limited to 50 mph throughout almost all of the country except some roads outside of Oslo (some 1000 km. from where I was).
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Re: Highest mph/kph over the limit resulting in a ticket

Here are some facts from Norway, conserning Speeding and the results thereoff.

Norway has gone Norwegian when comes to the country's reaction towards drivers who violate the pathetically low speed limits.


The speed limits are among Europe's lowest, while the reactions are certainly Europe's toughest. Motor roads with two lanes have a max speed of 100 km/h - but this is new this year, for a trial period only, and only applies to a total distance of less than 100 kms.
The common speed limits outside urban areas are 60, 70 or 80 km/h.
Norway is the only European country who regularly condemns its citizens to prison sentences for speeds that seem perfectly natural for citizens of other western countries.
140 km/h on a motor road under perfect conditions is enough to land you in jail for at least 18 days - unconditionally.
And please remember that any license witdrawal is not subject to any court order as in other European countries. The police may even confiscate your license on the spot (you have to leave your bike by the road) for 14 days if they only suspect that you have committed a crime that might lead to license withdrawal.


The controls are everywhere, they are done by both radar, laser, air, civilian cars (lots of!) and helicopters. And the civilian cars are next to impossible to spot: They never sport double rear.view mirrors as in other European countries.
Radar-jammers, laser-jammers and detectors are, of course, strictly forbidden.



See the chart, below... for a graphical comparison on deaths per billion km driven in different countries.
Educated assumption: There is no correlation whatsoever between vehicle speeds (or speed enforcement) and accident rate in different countries.
Are other factors more important in determining national accident rates than speed?

Here are traffic deaths per one billion vehicle kilometres in 1999.
Why do we concentrate on speed enforcement as a means of accident reduction when other factors are clearly far more important?

Data from The International Road Traffic Accident Database IRTAD
(source: RoadMC.COM)


Based on the above, You could all figure why I always have an European tour each Year, not only to
let my K1200S have a fresh breath but also to be able to get my 'soul' freed on the German Autobahn's with free speed!!
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Re: Highest mph/kph over the limit resulting in a ticket

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Here are some facts from Norway, conserning Speeding and the results thereoff.

Norway has gone Norwegian when comes to the country's reaction towards drivers who violate the pathetically low speed limits.

What is really ironic, it that all Norway's 19th century speed limits, do not result in low accident rates. Last time I checked, Germany (with its unlimited speed Autobahnen), had a lower fatality rate than most any other country (including both the US and Norway).

I have always suspected that enforcement of nonsensically-low speed limits had everything to do with some kind of "morality" fixation (fast cars, fast women ...EVIL!!), rather than anything to do with safety. Certainly, it is VERY clear that if you compare fatality rates with typical speed limits from country to country, what becomes instantly obvious is that there is no correlation whatsoever between speeds and fatality rate!
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I am reluctantly not going to vote because the option is there, but planning on a long trip and all, I feel that answering may jinx me! I am not a superstitious one, but I do know not to tempt fate. Just because I am paranoid does not mean that they are not after me!

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Re: Highest mph/kph over the limit resulting in a ticket

my best was in high school, 80 in a 20 passing while crossing railroad tracks (also a violation) drunk ( just a slight violation)---- was in a little bitty town in Iowa but only got a ticket for 30 in a 20 as I was leaving the bday party of the local sheriff's kid, (itty bitty town went thru 12 kegs that night), the officer told me he knew I wouldnt fight the ticket and boy was he right, thanked him and drove my mustang straight home as instructed.

Got a warning ticket for 100mph in a 60 once if that counts (it was on my K1200RS with my wife riding pillion)
my highest actual ticketed overage is 25mph (95 in a 70) so I voted there.
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Good thing you said "ticket". In this case, I was being tailgated significantly by a Camaro through several lights, so I put the hammer down. Imagine my immense surprise when I looked back to see red and blue lights in the windshield. Especially since my V1 was silent the whole time.

I *hate* Portland, OR officers' zeal to write you (everyone) a ticket.
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I got a 65 in a 25, was acually doing 80+ on a yamaha 360 enduro.besides a ticket I got slapped around, face slammed into car hood and my mom was called bad names.Local cop was a badass redneck who hated long hairs. called mom next day, said he was doing 110 and i was pulling away,,, on a 360 yammie with trials tires.I dont think so. Judge was a cousin to cop, said I looked like a nice young man and took one dollar off the fine of 45 bucks in 1973. Asked if I had a problem with one dollar off the fine, I said no sir and paid cash.Funny thing, that ticket, and a couple others never showed up on my record,wonder what happened? or where the money went?hmmmm.Small towns are great.
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I'm the second one who voted (not caught) but that's in the recent few years of course.
There is no mention of Canada in the chart but what's totally weird is that on most places North of the border, the cops will systematically indicate speed as the cause of an accident. The car exploded because of alcool fumes, there was a 12" snowfall or the train hit ya on the side does not matter: SPEED was the cause of accident. By the way, the min/max speed on Québec autobahns are 40/62 MPH, is that insane or what??
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83 in a 55, but I swear it wasn't my fault. That truck was all over the road and I just wanted to get away from him. I attended a defensive driving class before the court date and showed up with the certificate and the trooper dismissed the charges.

Actually: I never speed, it's usually Rick's fault, I'm just following him.
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I just got my 1st yesterday in 30+ years of riding...82 in a 55 on the Cherohala.

I have to go to court, since it was in excess of 15 over.
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I just got my 1st yesterday in 30+ years of riding...82 in a 55 on the Cherohala.

I have to go to court, since it was in excess of 15 over.


Well...I guess that it could have been worse. I was under the impression that it was 35 on one end and 45 on the other (can't remember which was which) so, you could have been adding 10 more to your issue and who knows what that would cost.

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I just got my 1st yesterday in 30+ years of riding...82 in a 55 on the Cherohala.

I have to go to court, since it was in excess of 15 over.
That really SUCKS here in Texas you can Driver Safety Course any speeding ticket up to 25mph over, so I try to stay where I can at least get to within 25 over before lock on
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Well, he wrote it up as 79 in a 55 - back in the days of the national 55 MPH speed limit. Actually, I had been running 90-95 MPH across the deserts of West Texas when the Escort went off (instant-on radar was just coming on the scene), and he managed to lock on just north of 80 MPH as I was heavy on the brakes, but he "gave me a break" and wrote it up at 79 saying the consequences would be significantly more severe should he write it up at 80 or above.

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137 MPH in a 35 Zone in Orlando Florida in 1983. Was riding a Turbocharged 1982 HD FXRS, 90 inch motor & IHI Turbo. didn't get taken to jail but cost me some bucks + court costs. STill have pics of that beast.
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Ding Ding Ding I think we have a winner here, 102 mph over!! certainly there must be a story behind this one
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Ding Ding Ding I think we have a winner here, 102 mph over!! certainly there must be a story behind this one

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We used to run drags and sort out at a place called dump road (Orange county land fill access road) in Orlando Florida, at the time I was working as service manager at Dick Farmers Harley Davidson. Myself and the owner (Richard Farmer) went out to dump road to test what the bike could do, it was a 90 CI 1982 FXRS with a Rivera Engineering Turbocharger kit set at ~ 17PSI boost. What I didn't know was at the end of the road Orlanso police has set up a radar gun. I made my run and just before I closed the throttle I saw the headlamp light up the PD cars refelective emblem. I coasted to a stop and waited for the cop to catch up to me. He was pretty nice about the whole thing, I could have gone to jail. I went to court and got a $250.00 fine ( alot of$$ to me at the time) and driving school.

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Interesting story. Any photos of the beast? BTW, there ain't too many of us with oilhead machines. What are you riding nowadays? at same speed?
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Sorry for the delay but I got rear ended by some jerk and totaled my 2002 R1150GS.

Pic of FXRS TURBO

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more pic links, turbo FXRS and this one & the 78 XLCR

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I haven't had a ticket since '73, and I've never got one on a bike in 35 years of riding. I have been stopped twice but just got a warning. I think all of my bikes have had a Romulen cloaking device. Of course, I can't fire fasers when it's on.
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I haven't had a ticket since '73, and I've never got one on a bike in 35 years of riding.

Did you really say this "outloud"??
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How hardass ist die Politzei when it comes to going all out in the middle of no-where when you're all alone? You know, when the only one that can lose is you if blow it.
not hardass at all IF you really are ALL ALONE, they cant ticket what they dont see , it was such a situation where I got a warning for 100 in a 65mph but doubt that would be the case if I had been super sonic deep into triple digits
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At 16 I had a J-2 Oldsmobile two door hard top with 3 two barrel carbs. I think that GM only put the car on the retail market to justify their ability to race the car as a "stock" car. Very fast. Although it was an automatic it still would burn the tires from a standing start or from 15-20 MPH. I was racing a friend with a Buick Century from 40MPH up. I was in the lead on a 4 lane highway. There was a little old lady in the middle of the two lanes as I slowed and squeeked by her on the left shoulder. I was going well over 100 MPH in a 55 MPH limit. When I slowed down there was the LEO in my rear view mirror. He gave me a ticket for a lower speed but said that he had never seen a car going that fast on a public highway.

Later that same year I was driving my fathers Chrysler Imperial two door hard top with a hugh V-8. Again I was doing well over 100 MPH. In fact I had so many tickets that I was affraid of loosing my liscense. So....when I was being pulled over my friend slid into the drivers seat to take the ticket.

I guess that I learned a lesson. Or...maybe not. Get a radar detector, go 10MPH over except when out of populated areas, use judgment as to where to go insane speeds. Besides, anyone can speed on the straight away, its the corners that are the most fun to speed. My definition of a Sport Touring Rider: Ride long distance, Ride Fast as Hell, No Tickets, No Crashes.
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I guess that I learned a lesson. Or...maybe not. Get a radar detector, go 10MPH over except when out of populated areas, use judgment as to where to go insane speeds. Besides, anyone can speed on the straight away, its the corners that are the most fun to speed. My definition of a Sport Touring Rider: Ride long distance, Ride Fast as Hell, No Tickets, No Crashes.


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Last ticket for speeding was 25 yrs ago, on a Honda CB400.
I've been caught many times.
As a "professional" courtesy I haven't gotten any speeding tickets.
I have only gotten a seatbelt violation.
Fortunately I installed flooring in an RCMP members home 2 weeks later.
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everybody pulls the trigger

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you get caught once for the hundred times you do it

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Not sure how true, but after talking to a guy I've known for years the other night and telling my exploits on bikes, he said he got a 145 mph ticket in a 45 zone. I know this guy is certifiable, so don't doubt it. He's a semi-famous snowmobile drag racer.
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Back in 1996 when the then new ZX7R P1 was 1st on the road, I was busted for 270 in a 100kph zone late one night on an empty freeway. (Apart from the officer in the unmarked car going home from his shift with the milk on the passenger seat)

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You guys will never believe what happened to me today. i was late for work and had the cruise set at 120mph. I came up on a chevy blazer and did not see any lights so I continue on around said bazer even though it was a double yellow. As it turns out the blazer was well equiped with cherries that promptly lit up as I pulled back in our lane. I pulled over immediately. The officer pulled up beside me, yelled at me for a couple of seconds of which I heard none of becuase I had not yet lifted my face shield and then he took off. I was going to buy a lottery ticket today, but I figgure I have used up all of my luck for a while. I thought for sure I was going to jail... Lesson learned.... Where not to speed... Who not to pass... I think I'll take it easy on that road for a while just in case they decide to "increase paterols".
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If I read that on the internet, I would call bull shit too. I'm just glad my happy ass isn't in jail.
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I was 19, on my first long bike trip, with my '77 Triumph Bonneville. it was the "Queen's Jubilee Edition", all chrome and red/white/blue paint - I always pictured Elizabeth on the back, doing her famous wave to the crowds. Anyway, on 101, I think a bit south of Santa Barbara, I'm in the left lane, doing about 80 (at 100 the bike would try to shake itself apart), feet up on the crash bars, feeling like the man, because every car in front of me is pulling over to let me by. Like magic, the seas are parting for me. I had a primitive radio shack tape player strapped to my chest (this was in pre-walkman days), headphones upside down under the helmet, with Steppenwolf cranked up. Boy, was I cool. After a while, a cop pulls up on my left, in the oncoming traffic lane, across DSY, and gestures to pullover. I pull out the phones, hide them (I had no idea if they were legal), fumble for the off button, and pull over. Cop comes over, tells me he's been following me for a couple of miles with the siren and lights on. (I guess it wasn't my coolness making the cars pull over). I tell him I couldn't hear him over the bike and the wind, but I have a feeling I'm in deep doo-doo. He looks down at the bike, says "looks like you're leaking some oil." "Uh, yeah." " My Trident leaks like that too," he says. We start talking British bikes, I tell the joke about why the Brtish like warm beer (they have Lucas refrigerators), and I get off with a warning.

Later I realized that I hit "record" instead of "stop" on the tape deck, and I still have, somewhere, a tape where Steppenwolf cuts out, and you hear the bike gearing down and stopping, the car door slamming, and the muffled conversation.
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I once got pulled over by a police car for doing 140kph in a 70kph zone. (that's 90 in a 45 zone for the oldfashioned). It was not an unmarked police car - oh no, it was marked alright. More blue and orange lights on the roof than I had ever seen before. When I pulled over the cop could not believe that I had not seen him: he had been behind me, lights flashing, for more than three miles.
I was feeling sick that day and still think about the occasion when I feel I havent checked my mirrors enough...
Total costs: some $300, which was big money for me at the time.
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I just was pegged for going 84 in a 55. The tropper nailed me coming right over a hill. Completely screwed my day over. He noticed that my registration sticker was out of date (it was paid, just didn't attach the new sticker) and my insurance card was expired by one day. I was waiting to see if he would check the bike over and start writting fix-it tickets for any aftermarkets parts, which didn't have any that would warrent a ticket. He let me go with just the speeder, no remorse - kinda pissed me off.

The worst part of it all, I was leaving my house and I realized I forgot my radar detector about 2 blocks from home. Did I turn around - No! Stupid ticket - stupid me!

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I was 19, on my first long bike trip, with my '77 Triumph Bonneville. ..............
Later I realized that I hit "record" instead of "stop" on the tape deck, and I still have, somewhere, a tape where Steppenwolf cuts out, and you hear the bike gearing down and stopping, the car door slamming, and the muffled conversation.

I agree, that IS a good story!

Lots of interesting speeding stories in this thread -would rather read them than write them though!
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I don't like that option of: "Oh yeah, I speed. Never been caught....yet."

That sounds like trouble in the making if I'd vote that one; so I choose: "I never, ever ever ever, speed. Really."

I was stopped locally for 15 over but was let go because I was local and didn't get caught much locally.

Much over 20, I never stopped..

I believe that I was clocked a buck over once, needless say, only saw him when I slowed down, but far enough to evade...Man, that was a story at one of the ralleys that was told, because Pete_Tallahassee and Island Tony were just far enough behind, speeding too, not to have been caught in my backwash. They saw the cop pull out after me and slowed the horsy's down.

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I guess that I learned a lesson. Or...maybe not. Get a radar detector, go 10MPH over except when out of populated areas, use judgment as to where to go insane speeds. Besides, anyone can speed on the straight away, its the corners that are the most fun to speed. My definition of a Sport Touring Rider: Ride long distance, Ride Fast as Hell, No Tickets, No Crashes.

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87 in a 55.
I was just cruising down the highway when a hopped up truck started jacking with me, trying to get me to race. Finally I'd had enough and matched his speed. At about 110 he ran out of steam, I looked over at him waved bye and took off. I went up to 130 and held it there while he faded.
I had just slowed down from 130 when I saw the cop, I thought he got me going 130. I thought I was going to jail. He asked me if I knew how fast I was going and I said "no."
He said, "I got you doing 87 in a 55."
I almost hugged him I was so happy. He said I was taking it so well. he knocked it down to 67 in a 55.

I then went straight to the BMW dealer and got an ESCORT radar detector mounted.
That thing saved me thousands in tickets and insurance.
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No Tickets (that I know of yet) -- Just got back from tour of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Northern Italy -- all of these little towns in the mountains have radar and may take a picture of license plate when you go by too fast -- we did cruise at 245 km hr on the Autobahn outside of Munich on a couple of K1200s' -- that was pretty fun
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Dozens of tickets through the years.. so many I forget... NEVER talked my way out of one...NEVER had my insurance go up.. The "best".. I was clocked at 98 in a 45 (on the Natchez Trace Pky) by a female cop.. I was old enough to be her dad. I sweet talked her down to 50 in a 45.... She rode a BMW when off duty.
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The resulting voting poll graph shows a nice Bell Curve now that is interesting.

I had just bought the '98 RS in Vegas, 10/15/06. I had gone through the complete engine including valve check, new plugs and changed ALL oils, lubiricats and fluids and filters includng fuel filter and new brake pads all around, before I purchased her. The agreement with the seller was if I found anything wrong it was still his bike and the deal was off. The bike was pristine at 23K on the odometer. I was headed home and in West Texas about 30 minutes before sunrise and figured the air was at it's coolest and the wind at it's calmest. I was climbing a hill and tried to find topend, at 152 mph on the speedo, I slowed down, never did red line while climbing the hill with loaded side bags, and back pack with 50lbs. of tools. It was as smooth a ride as if I were doing 70 mph. Later in the day, still in Texas while cruising through a big sweeping right hand turn I was doing 125, I was nailed for 120 in a 70. Cost me $350 but no trip to the jail. That is when I decided I needed to make my radar dector audible through my audio system. At those speeds I am looking so far ahead, there is no way I can keep an eye on the lights.

The back of the ticket had the fines for different speeds. Something like: if 5 to 10 miles over send $25 plus court costs; 10 to 35 over etc..., over 35 to 45mph $250 plus court costs; 46mph or more over the posted call the judge at this number. I thought holy cow this is going to be expensive.
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Can I brag without a ticket...I let up on the throttle worrying about getting a ticket. Does that count?

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When I first returned to Oklahoma from Germany I had a real problem with speeding tickets. I was riding an R100RS and 55 just seemed so slow... But my tickets have been pretty boring so I'm going to tell you about a traffic stop experienced by my late business partner, Suze Mann. I've written about Suze elsewhere in these forums.

Suze had a body that turned heads, especially in her European leathers on her K100RS. One of her problems on the road was men pulling up beside her at highway speeds and trying to flirt.

One night, down by Muskogee, a couple of cowboys in a pickup pulled up beside her. The passenger had a beer in his hand. She thought they might be drunk and ignored them. Trying to get her attention, they started swerving toward her, closer and closer.

She dropped it down a gear and opened the throttle, watching the headlights fade in her rear view mirrors. Several miles down the road an Oklahoma Highway Patrol stopped her. She hurriedly parked the bike on the shoulder and ran back to the police car.

"Oh, Officer! she shouted, "I am so glad to see you! I was running from some men in a pickup who were swerving over like they were going to hit me back there! I think they were drunk! I had to speed up to get away from them! Oh, my gosh! There they go right now!"

"Don't you worry, Ma'am! I'll get 'em!" He set off in hot pursuit.

As Suze passed the stopped pickup and police car, the cop was making the men try to walk a straight line.

From that time on, whenever Suze was stopped, she hurriedly parked the bike on the shoulder, ran back to the police car and shouted, "Oh, Officer! Am I ever glad to see you...!"


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108 in a 60 on my old VFR. I was happy to plead to this since I'd hit 130 indicated a little earlier in the straight and was slowing down when he gunned me.
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With your permission may I copy this to the GT forum for the encounters 'thread'. This is a great story...wonder if it would work for may. Nahhhh, probably not!
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With your permission may I copy this to the GT forum for the encounters 'thread'. This is a great story...wonder if it would work for may. Nahhhh, probably not!
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Good to see ya up bright and early Charlie. Great story huh...maybe tight leathers (sagging butt won't help) and a wig! Ya think? Hope you had a nice Christmas.
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With your permission may I copy this to the GT forum for the encounters 'thread'.


It occurred to me, John, that you may have directed this post to me about the above story about Suze Mann.

If so, I know Suze, if she were alive today, would be thrilled that the story would be published. I don't know how many times I heard her tell the story at motorcycle rallies, trade shows, parties, etc. On the other hand, Suze had a lot of motorcycle experience and, therefore, a lot of stories.

However, there are a few "shouldadones" that I'd like to change in the post to make it flow better. I'd be glad to rewrite the story for your publication.

Can I have a by-line?

There is another post that I wrote in these forums about Suze. It has to do with an incident when she was the first woman to enter the Iron Butt Endurance Rally in 1985. Twenty-five bikes started, eleven finished and Suze was fifth.

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Thanks, John. It worked for me once. I was in Sherman, Texas, going north on U.S. 75, when a guy almost ran me off the road to the left. When he saw me, he overcorrected and ran off the road to the right. I decided he might have been drinking, so I gassed it to put distance between us and ran right into the radar of a cop.

I parked my bike and ran to the cop, told him, and pointed out the driver. The cop forgot about me and gave chase. Back on my bike, I found them up ahead. They were both parked in the emergency lane just south of the bridge that crosses the Red River. I don't know why the guy had stopped. He was parked about fifty feet from Oklahoma.

Personally, I don't think I'd use this unless there really was a problem. I'd hate to point out an innocent driver to avoid a ticket. Just doesn't seem right, somehow. Suze continued to use it, but she had the advantage of her European leathers.

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Re: Highest mph/kph over the limit resulting in a ticket

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It occurred to me, John, that you may have directed this post to me about the above story about Suze Mann.

If so, I know Suze, if she were alive today, would be thrilled that the story would be published. I don't know how many times I heard her tell the story at motorcycle rallies, trade shows, parties, etc. On the other hand, Suze had a lot of motorcycle experience and, therefore, a lot of stories.

However, there are a few "shouldadones" that I'd like to change in the post to make it flow better. I'd be glad to rewrite the story for your publication.

Can I have a by-line?

There is another post that I wrote in these forums about Suze. It has to do with an incident when she was the first woman to enter the Iron Butt Endurance Rally in 1985. Twenty-five bikes started, eleven finished and Suze was fifth.



Thanks, John. It worked for me once. I was in Sherman, Texas, going north on U.S. 75, when a guy almost ran me off the road to the left. When he saw me, he overcorrected and ran off the road to the right. I decided he might have been drinking, so I gassed it to put distance between us and ran right into the radar of a cop.

I parked my bike and ran to the cop, told him, and pointed out the driver. The cop forgot about me and gave chase. Back on my bike, I found them up ahead. They were both parked in the emergency lane just south of the bridge that crosses the Red River. I don't know why the guy had stopped. He was parked about fifty feet from Oklahoma.

Personally, I don't think I'd use this unless there really was a problem. I'd hate to point out an innocent driver to avoid a ticket. Just doesn't seem right, somehow. Suze continued to use it, but she had the advantage of her European leathers.

Al

I created this thread in the GT forum http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=11971

Actually, I erroneously put it in that forum because I own a GT and I know most of the folks there. Truth be told, the thread was supposed to cover all bikes and should have been in the Chit-Chat forum. So be it.

Would you be so kind as to put your replie(s) in that thread as I think many would enjoy it that have not seen it in thi

s POLL thread, as many I know avoid poll threads.

And I agree, I would never incriminate an 'innocent' either!
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Okay, I finally understand, John. I'll just copy and paste it over there.

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Re: Highest mph/kph over the limit resulting in a ticket

Never had a ticket on the bike but mine in the cage have been 6-10. to me, that's a cop short on his quota. I know, I know, there is no such thing (yeah right)
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