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Old 01-06-2008, 01:07 PM
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Re: Highest mph/kph over the limit resulting in a ticket

One day before Christmas last year, me and my german girlfriend were going down I-95 @ a good 110mph in a 65 zone. Slowing down apparently passed a BSO motorcycle cop. As he pulled next to us, I froze, never saw him. He just nodded, motioned with his left hand to slow down. I nodded and waved him of, as we cruised @ 80 mph on to the beach. He went on in front of us, probably going home. Tx! Got away with that one.
Wonder if her long legs on the back had anything to do with it ...
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recently snagged on the Indian Reservation for 25 over. There shouldn't have been any one out there running radar, but I find out later it was county fair weekend and their focus was to keep the reservation dry. My ticket was just a bi-product of there effort. Completely unmarked Chevy Lumina.....not fair. The Flagstaff justice dept never received the ticket in a timely manner and a well written letter to the judge got the whole thing thrown out....... NOW What kind of RADAR DETECTOR do I purchase with the money I saved from not having to pay for a fine? Any Suggestions? I am tired of thinking I am invisible!
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:45 PM
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Re: Highest mph/kph over the limit resulting in a ticket

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NOW What kind of RADAR DETECTOR do I purchase with the money I saved from not having to pay for a fine? Any Suggestions? I am tired of thinking I am invisible!

I use a Valentine and rarely get a false report, though it does happen. The real issue for me was moving the audio warning into the audio system.

I got caught once because I had the sun behind me, whiting out the visual alerts, causing me to miss the warning. The speed I was travelling caused me to have a very forward field of scanning and I simply did not scan down and I missed the visual alert. Since then I have wired in the audio signal as well. All is well.

You probably can do a search on the site using RADAR DECTOR and get more info than you want.
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Your USERNAME close to MOTORMAN, normally a name for motorcycle offiers. But, upon close inspection and your willingness to fill in the profile, I see it's NOT MOTORMAN and that you are not a LEO. Glad you got off! But only 25, c'mon...
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Re: Highest mph/kph over the limit resulting in a ticket

thanks for the info. and your right John only 25. As you know from your GT it's hard to go that slow. I definitely do need a radar detector, with the audio tone. It was a good thing there was a little traffic at the time to slow me down.

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Old 01-11-2008, 12:43 AM
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Re: Highest mph/kph over the limit resulting in a ticket

120 last time i looked down at speed od. nc state trooper came up over the crest of a hill, h.a.r.d. system blinking, escort going crazy, checked mirror to see brake lights on state trooper...
TOOK OFF LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL, rode way over my head, adrenaline flowing thru my veins, heart pounding out of my chest, road for what seemed like 20 miles but it was only about 3, took a dard left into a grocery store parking lot, dart in behind the store, then across the street into hotel parking lot (microtel robinsville, nc) parked bike around alot of others and hurried inside. never seen the cop but i didnt go back out to look for him either.

i know this was suppose to be about resulting in a ticket, but no ticket, just a lesson for me. the lesson being; i will never do that again because when i say riding over my head, well thats puting it mildly, it could have went very badly. next time ill just slow and take my chances.
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:15 AM
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Re: Highest mph/kph over the limit resulting in a ticket

No wonder when I immediately stop my bike and pull out my license before the officer gets to me and speak politely I usually get away with a warning.
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Re: Highest mph/kph over the limit resulting in a ticket

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NOW What kind of RADAR DETECTOR do I purchase with the money I saved from not having to pay for a fine? Any Suggestions? I am tired of thinking I am invisible!

I use and love the Valentine One. http://www.valentine1.com/

Just remember that there is NO defense against instant on! (when the cop is parked in an unmarked vehicle or is driving and then suddenly blasts you with radar/laser from up close and personal).
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Can I brag without a ticket...I let up on the throttle worrying about getting a ticket. Does that count?


I'll see your 148 and raise you.



And it was in a 55mph in CA.
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Re: Highest mph/kph over the limit resulting in a ticket

Upon close inspection you can see the 478 is indeed mounted on a cycle as the top of the triple tree is somewhat visible. Now the 76CSX appears to be somewhat suspect as to its location on a cycle; you were at the bottom of the Dead Sea, the Great Salton (spelling?) Lake, or perhaps Death Valley with the cycle being 134 feet below sea-level. Now, that being said, the reduced/negative elevation was effectively turbo-charging your cycle and also furnishing erroneous results on the GPS.

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

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Upon close inspection you can see the 478 is indeed mounted on a cycle as the top of the triple tree is somewhat visible. Now the 76CSX appears to be somewhat suspect as to its location on a cycle; you were at the bottom of the Dead Sea, the Great Salton (spelling?) Lake, or perhaps Death Valley with the cycle being 134 feet below sea-level. Now, that being said, the reduced/negative elevation was effectively turbo-charging your cycle and also furnishing erroneous results on the GPS.

Touche!

The top mileage was achieved in CA. The photo was taken in Virginia Beach when I was getting ready to reset the GPS before going kayaking, and thought "Oh Shit, I better photograph this first". As far as the altitude goes, it's gps determined altitude is horribly inaccurate....or my house was under 100ft of water and I hadn't noticed yet.

Seeing that this is a K forum, I'm almost ashamed to admit that, having gone 150mph, as well as 16 miles of offroad, on the same weekend with that K1200GT, I'm more proud of doing 40mph offroad on it than the 150. Any idiot can max out a bike on a straight stretch of paved road.
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Re: Highest mph/kph over the limit resulting in a ticket

I got a reckless driving ticket from a VA state trooper for 117mph in a 55mph zone 30yrs ago! I was on a Honda CB750F supersport. I was 18yrs old and had been drinking. Uber-stupid. The trooper said "I'm sure I could bust you for DWI, but you're already up to your ass in alligators now." Truer words were never spoken....Lost my license for 6 months. Back then, a DWI got you a slap on the wrist, a fine and a couple of Alcohol Safety Awareness Program classes to attend. If you get caught going over 90mph in VA today, you'd better have packed a toothbrush, 'cause you're going to jail. VA has also adopted what are called "Abusive Driver Fees" which are exhorbitant (up to $3000!) fines for reckless driving and other serious offenses. It looks like they may be repealed, though. HIGHLY unpopular with VA residents and VOTERS!!
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Re: Highest mph/kph over the limit resulting in a ticket

100mph over

no loss of license......... no jail time

convicted 30 mph over 3 yrs probation

community svc...3 mos

lawyer cost more than anything

damn good lawyer tho
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100mph over

no loss of license......... no jail time

convicted 30 mph over 3 yrs probation

community svc...3 mos

lawyer cost more than anything

damn good lawyer tho

OK to be clear, these are two separate instances? What states were you nabbed in?
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no just one instance

there were 8 charges initially

the case was totally weak

seven were dropped

was taken to the grand jury

that too was weakened

damn good attorney
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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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You forgot the category for those who NEVER received an over speed limit violation ?

So mark me up for that one +

In 54 yrs of life ,no speeding tickets. And it's not like I don't try !!!
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You forgot the category for those who NEVER received an over speed limit violation ?

So mark me up for that one +

In 54 yrs of life ,no speeding tickets. And it's not like I don't try !!!

OK, I'll bite, which police organization do you work for?
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Re: Highest mph/kph over the limit resulting in a ticket

Back in '82, I parked my prized 442 convertable (455, turbo-400, 4:11's) at our local mayors' house one night to go out with his son (my best friend/college roommate) for what turned out to be a night of hard drinking to celebrate his 22nd birthday. He drove...and a had a little fun driving on the return home.

When I departed his house, I was immediately pulled over by a local sgt. (friend of my dad's) on security detail. Since my car had out of state plates, he didn't recognize it or me until we had a conversation. I only lived a few miles away so he instructed me to drive directly home to my father's house.

On the way home, I too had a little fun. My buddy and I lived on parallel roads with several dead ends between them and only one road that connected the two. Since I had been living out of state for a few years, I mistakenly took the wrong turn - thinking I was on the thru-road. I hammered the throttle, putting rubber down in the first three gears. Passing through 100 mph or so, I soon saw a mound of dirt directly ahead of me at the end of the road and no way to stop

The skids marks were perfectly straight ('Rule 101.c' back in those days to avoid reckless driving accusations!) and I didn't hit any cars parked on both sides of this residential street. But I did go airborn over the dirt mound and land upright at a 20-degree angle, suspended atop a thick young grove of pine trees...less than 20 yrds from a lake down the hill. The car was still running but the door was jammed and the only way to exit was to put the top down, crawl out the back and fall 10' to the ground.

Since I thought no one heard this incident and no damage occured to anything but my own vehicle, I did what any card-holding member of AAA would do - I walked away in search of a pay phone to call a tow truck.

Meanwhile, what seemed like a dozen police cars screamed past me to the scene. I returned to the scene. Neighborhood lights were now ablaze...and tapped my mystified police sgt. on the shoulder as he and his cohorts flash lighted the area for a missing driver. Needless to say, this poor guy was beside himself.

Him: "YOU!!?? How dare you leave the scene of an accident!!"
Me: "What accident?...I didn't hit anyone....and look!..my skid marks are straight!"
Him: (dumbfounded - thinking this kid is either stupid or brilliant) "And where were you going????!!"
Me: "To call AAA"
Him:

Long story short, he discreetly pulled me into his cruiser and chewed us BOTH out for him not driving me home himself at our first encounter and the position I've now put HIM in.

He covered for me, allowed me to call AAA and personally drove me home while we escorted the tow truck. The worst damage to the car occurred when they dragged it across the guard rail hidden behind the mound of dirt at which point, the exhaust was torn off.

No ticket. But my hangover the next day was 5x when my father got his de-briefing by one very PO.'d sgt.
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Great story. I lived in and grew up in a small town where the chief of police knew everyone ('50's). Those days sadly, gone forever. It was a time when you could take your Model 94 30-30 Winchester to school, show the vice principal your rifle in the school parking lot and likely he'd go to his trunk and show you his Remington model 70. Today we'd have to lockdown the whole town!

Again, great story!
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I think I got pinched for 90 in a 50/55, but I got a lawyer, played the game, and had it erased, for $240.00.
I am saving most of my speeding for the track.
But on the public roads, I just don't slow down for the corners.
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I just stay out of town as much as possible and ride in the country, run it up on entry ramps and pay attention !!

That two finger front brake lever has saved me a few times and then when they see you go by with handicapped plates, They think," nah ?, It couldn't have been that cripple guy!"
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I live out in the boondocks, I was coming home from the hardwear store on my K12RS.
It was spring the corn was just planted so no worries of deer jumping out of the corn fields
and ruining my picnic.
I was stopped at a intersection with a nice straight away ahead of me, not a soul in sight.
BAMM! I was gone, accelerated to 140mph (in a 55) backed off the throttle as I came to hill I could'nt see over the top. Just then a county deputy crested the hill going the other direction.
Aww F^*K!!! I said to myself, I'm going to jail! I said to myself also. Seeing his brake lights
come on in my rearview I knew I had been had. So... me not being the type to run from his troubles,I was stopped, helmet off & proper papers in hand waiting for the deputy.
First thing out of his mouth "you always ride that fast". No deputy I said, I had you going 120mph (better then 140 I guess, I was thinking) you know how many car deer accidents we have out here? said the deputy. That was really stup... Wow this is a real nice bike you have here. I used to ride he said, but my wife always worried about me on them. But shes ok with you being a deputy? I said, he laughed yeah go figure. So he takes my paperwork back to his car, as I see him grab his clipboard, I'm thinking, this ticket is going to be huge, least I'm not going to jail. He comes back and says "Kurt.. I dont want to catch you riding like that again and I dont mean trying to run either" I'm thinking, What? No Ticket?
No deputy I would'nt try to run I said. He says good have a nice day and be careful.


The moral of the story is. Ride fast in the spring when the corn is low. That way you can see if deer are ahead that want to jump out in front of you and ruin your picnic.
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Well, I can't remember my las ticket...... If you don't count the one I got las week. Muddy1 gave me some homework to do "Go out and find the redline in every gear". So I had been working on that from time to time then one evening about 9:00 I'm on the expressway tool'n along with my mind allready home in bed. It had been a long day. At the interchange from OK State Hwys 244 to 169 the "on-ramp" starts as a one-lane exit then opens up into a two-lane on-ramp with a posted 40mph curve speed limit. I'm in 3rd gear on my RS and as soon as the car in front of me commits to the outside lane I make the short dash to redline before the end of the curve, pull in the clutch, bang, bang, bang 6th gear and now puttering into VERY light traffic. Didn't even realize that the car I had just passed was an unmarked police car. 4 miles later he snuck up on me. He said he paced me at 80mph. He wrote me a ticket for 74 in a 65, 9 miles over and a $120 fine, which I belive is the smallest amount they can write. I know that 3rd gear redline is at least 100mph and I'm very lucky he didn't radar me as I was passing him. He complimented me on my very courteous driving, for using blinkers for lane changes, yada, yada, yada, basically for not acting like a hooligan. That's has got to be the only reason he didn't give me as hard a time, give me as big a ticket or take me to jail. Also when I did pass him I wasn't hanging off the bike, like a hooligan, I was looking slow and in control. I've never been taught "The Pace", but I think it's very near my philosophy & riding style.

Maybe it was just that he had allready made his quota for the day, hehe.
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Well, I can't remember my las ticket...... If you don't count the one I got last week. Muddy1 gave me some homework to do "Go out and find the redline in every gear". So I had been working on that from time to time then one evening..
oh god... say it isn't so.. taunted into misbehavior??? Now you'll want me to share the cost of your ticket, right?

OK.. let me rephrase that bit of ...uhm... advice: redline each gear.... on an empty road, far from civilization... say... maybe on 90W heading to Terlingua next year for the pre-THCR!!

Guess I'll be blamed for leading yet another man astray... ah.. my work here is never done!!
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Well, I can't remember my last ticket...... If you don't count the one I got las week. Muddy1 gave me some homework to do "Go out and find the redline in every gear".
After you hang around here a while longer Bryan, you'll realize danger of following the advice of certain hooligans... And be wary of further bad advice of speeding on your way to THCR. I just got ticketed in Texas on my way to THCR. Guess with whom I was riding??
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Well, I can't remember my las ticket...... If you don't count the one I got las week. Muddy1 gave me some homework to do "Go out and find the redline in every gear". So I had been working on that from time to time then one evening about 9:00 I'm on the expressway tool'n along with my mind allready home in bed. It had been a long day. At the interchange from OK State Hwys 244 to 169 the "on-ramp" starts as a one-lane exit then opens up into a two-lane on-ramp with a posted 40mph curve speed limit. I'm in 3rd gear on my RS and as soon as the car in front of me commits to the outside lane I make the short dash to redline before the end of the curve, pull in the clutch, bang, bang, bang 6th gear and now puttering into VERY light traffic. Didn't even realize that the car I had just passed was an unmarked police car. 4 miles later he snuck up on me. He said he paced me at 80mph. He wrote me a ticket for 74 in a 65, 9 miles over and a $120 fine, which I belive is the smallest amount they can write. I know that 3rd gear redline is at least 100mph and I'm very lucky he didn't radar me as I was passing him. He complimented me on my very courteous driving, for using blinkers for lane changes, yada, yada, yada, basically for not acting like a hooligan. That's has got to be the only reason he didn't give me as hard a time, give me as big a ticket or take me to jail. Also when I did pass him I wasn't hanging off the bike, like a hooligan, I was looking slow and in control. I've never been taught "The Pace", but I think it's very near my philosophy & riding style.

Maybe it was just that he had allready made his quota for the day, hehe.

I think he was hitting on ya...
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Winner has to be BEAR for his high speed video run through Vermont. That was insane. Way beyond the "A" Team standard for speeding. LOL
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LOL, if there was ever an insane bike that I've rid'n on that made me feel so confident about doing a video like that, it was that (RED) K1200RS, Jim. And thanks for saying so.

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This is a hard one, especially since it encourages some fibbing.

I’ve been caught a number of times. The one that caused me the biggest pain was a couple of years ago. It was my own stupidity. I was on a two lane road, impatient and passing cars with reckless abandon when suddenly the blues berries are on behind me. Note: I am small in stature and was riding my ’04 k1200rs a beast when it comes to weight. Anyway, I was not about to pull over and wrestle with the bike with a steep embankment to my right and a small patch of soft sand to put the kick stand down on.

I put my hazards lights on, acknowledged the officers presence and rode approximately 2 – 3 miles before I found a place to pull over. Once stopped this over aggressive LEO gets out of his car and proceeds to give me a verbal lashing. When I took off my helmet I could see he was a bit surprised thinking he would find a much younger rider. I then proceed to give him a verbal dress down for his abusive behavior. That of course was a very dumb thing to do. The legal fees and court appearance was not pleasant. Speed? 85 in a 55 zone.

To finish off the story, a week after this incident and before the above incident was resolved I got stopped for speeding again. This time I was very apologetic and pleaded with the LEO to let me go a warning. After a few minutes of groveling and begging on my part he let me go with a warning…… speed 80/85 in a 70 zone

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84 in a 55 while passing a slow 4 wheeled lady.
the cop stopped in my lane and yelled for me to "pull over to the side of the road."
apparently they have had many youths on jap bikes outrun them.
he was pretty pissed, asked if i was on drugs or been drinking. "just late for work, officer."
also fined me for no brake tag and license plate under seat was not visible.
both these were dropped in court because they were fixed.
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I had just finished running in the motor of my Triumph Thruxton and wanted to be a "ton up boy" so on a very straight road in east bumf*#k Florida I opened her up. Yup I did do over the ton and I have the ticket to prove it. A cop doing his paper work tucked away in a field, clocked me at 105 in a 55, by the time he locked onto me I was 104mph. 49mph over the limit, in Florida 50mph gets you a $1000 fine. I was lucky with $320 and traffic school... err, plus $250 for an attorney. Wow! it's expensive being a "ton up boy" Sure do love that Thrux though
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Worst I ever got was on my 1984 Honda 500 Interceptor(it had exh,int,cams,etc...) on the way home from work on the interstate.I crested a hill over a cloverleaf and saw a cop coming up the on ramp.I said "he doesn't see me",so I keep on gittin it(120-130mph through rush hr traffic).he catches up to me about 2-3 miles down the road.I pull over,shut the bike off,pull out the paperwork.He gets out of his marked cruiser dressed in street clothes.He walks up and says" do you have any f#ckin idea how fast you were going back there?? I say no officer!!! He says" niether do I but I know damn well you were haulin ass".I see it comin!!!! Proceeds to write me a 6 point reckless driving ticket and somehow let me ride off. He also said I came over that hill so fast he couldn't get the radar on quick enough to clock me.
Side note; not long after that I lost my license for habitual offender(3 driving under suspensions and 10 traffic violations in 18 months) SC says all you gotta do is have one or the other to loose it for 5 yrs(Oooops!!!!!!!) I HAD BOTH!!!! At my license review hearing I asked the guy holding the stack of paper(called my DMV record) if there was any chance I could get a provisional for driving to and from work.He laughed so hard on the way out the door I thought he was gonna blow a gasket!!!!!
And to think I was just doing 130(in a 55) on the interstate yesterday.Some of us never learn
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It's not the highest over I've ever got, but it's a much more entertaining story.
I have a brother that is a year and a half older than me. Back when I was 19, I had a brilliant idea. When he wasn't around, I copied all the information off of his drivers license and went down to the tag office and told them I lost my license. I gave them all his information and within a few minutes, had a valid drivers license with all his information but with my picture! No questions asked! This got me into bars and I could buy liquor a year and a half before I was 21!! One day, I got stopped for 88 in a 55. I hadn't ever really thought about using that license for anything except buying alcohol...until that moment. The ramifications of showing the cop that license were spinning through my head as he walked up to my car, and ultimately, I took the plunge. He wrote me(my brother actually) a ticket and off I went...smiling while my brother was 150 miles away in college, clueless. None of this came to light until over two years later when my brother went to renew his driver's license and found out he had a bench warrant out for his arrest! He eventually ended up having to pay the fine + court costs. To this day, I have never told him the truth. I figure it was pay back for all those times he pinned me down on my back and gleaked me.
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It's not the highest over I've ever got, but it's a much more entertaining story.
I have a brother that is a year and a half older than me. Back when I was 19, I had a brilliant idea. When he wasn't around, I copied all the information off of his drivers license and went down to the tag office and told them I lost my license. I gave them all his information and within a few minutes, had a valid drivers license with all his information but with my picture! No questions asked! This got me into bars and I could buy liquor a year and a half before I was 21!! One day, I got stopped for 88 in a 55. I hadn't ever really thought about using that license for anything except buying alcohol...until that moment. The ramifications of showing the cop that license were spinning through my head as he walked up to my car, and ultimately, I took the plunge. He wrote me(my brother actually) a ticket and off I went...smiling while my brother was 150 miles away in college, clueless. None of this came to light until over two years later when my brother went to renew his driver's license and found out he had a bench warrant out for his arrest! He eventually ended up having to pay the fine + court costs. To this day, I have never told him the truth. I figure it was pay back for all those times he pinned me down on my back and gleaked me.
Damn dude--you ever hear of karma.Ooohwee he's gonna be pissed if he ever finds out Thats one of those oh-sh!t moments(when getting caught)
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Damn dude--you ever hear of karma.Ooohwee he's gonna be pissed if he ever finds out Thats one of those oh-sh!t moments(when getting caught)
A year later, hung over, standing in front of a judge after a night of heavy libation was Karma. They take your wallet when they arrest you. The wallet contained both licenses. Regardless, if you knew us both, you'd know that this was just one of many instances. Like the time he pissed in a Miller High Life bottle, put the cap back on it and stuck it in my ice chest. Why yes! It does taste salty!
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Well sir,I stand corrected!!! If I'd been the one to drink from that bottle theres no tellin where things would be today. Good luck to ya then!!!!
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Can't remember actual speeds but I did get 2 tickets the same week, one in Bosnia, and the other in Austria on my birthday!

The Bosnian policeman showed me a speed reading of 75, I think in a 50 zone, but then used the same reading to bust following motorists, just a money making scam.

I shouldn't laugh, but the funniest I saw was a Goldwing getting a ticket in Austria, I mean come on, the size of those things and he gets a ticket!
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Late seventies riding a Yosh built Kwacker was pinned in 5th........cop was actually chuckling when talking to me.It seems radar at that time had difficulties in either,#1:ramping speed of radar up that quick or #2:The bloomin thing topped at @150

#1,I was coming out of a forrested "whoop" section and his radar didn't pick me up till I was literally right in fr of it.

#2,beats me?

He told me to slow down........sure,keep it under a ton?


Cpl years ago Scot H. and I were pretending to not be racing on our KRS's(we tend to do that alot)on some SE Ohio rd.We came out of a quiet little section and were simply runnin up through the gears to clear'm out a bit.Went past parked radar,I was hittin limiter in 4th..........."Officer,I know my bike is right at a 100 on the limiter in 3rd,what was it in 4th?Just kiddin on that,he was very polite and proffesional.Wrote us some small ticket and told us to knock it off.
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These days he'd take the deed to your house, there in the Communist State of Virginia.
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Suppose I've been very fortunate. Havent got a lot of time in yet on my Bimmer, but have already seen the north end of the 160 range while trailing my brother on his R. Cant lay claim to any kickass tickets. But, knowing my luck... it's only a matter of time.
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Good story; however, I received a warning which blew me away. A few years ago at the Blue Ridge K12 Rally (held at the Staunton, VA motel which even a hooker wouldn't have turned a trick in!) my buddy and I broke off alone for the day. Headed up the beautiful forested roads near the George Washington National Forest he gets on it with his K12RS and me in hot pursuit on my K12RS...no one but him and I we thought. I saw him approaching a curve way ahead so I quit "pursuing" and decided to cruise up to him at 130+ mph. Cruising along swiftly I was thinking how beautiful the roads and the rally was...awesome! Since I ride with earplugs, I didn't hear anything until all of a sudden I hear a freakin' siren; looked in my mirrors and almost instantly crapped myself. 20' behind is the reds and blues...I felt a sudden cold sweat and said to myself "F*&%$#k, this is the big one." I immediately hit the four-ways, pulled over, shut it off and took off my helmet. A freakin' huge (I'm 6' 2''/240 lbs.) Virginia State Trooper starts swearing at me and tossing F-bombs as to why the hell I stopped? I felt like puking (like the first time you get kicked in the nads) and stated calmly "in all do respects sir I will pay a $500.00 fine but I don't need to go to jail." He yelled, "I tracked you at 130 mph for well over a 1/2 mile." The puke was near projectile at this time. I gave him my license and told him I was clean to which he said "yea, right!" He came back amazed and got very factual and said "why did you stop, no one stops out here, when we try to stop you guys the race is on, I am shocked." (Some of you may remember a certain rider named Bear who did just that unbeknownst to us at that time that same weekend). Again, I said "I'll take a $500.00 fine, but I don't want to go to jail." He states, "your safe, all the protective gear, no radar detector, but damn are you fast." I am thinking now... "OK, MAYBE I can get this thing down to double digits" when he suddenly says, "I don't know why, but I am going to let you go." I was so shocked I said "hey man, you have a job to do and I understand, but a cut to double digits would be nice and much appreciated." He stated frankly, "no you stopped, and quite frankly that doesn't happen much (thanks Bear) so I will cut you loose, just be careful of the logging trucks out here it is dangerous." He then asked, "how fast does this thing go?" I told him I had another gear to go, and he shook his head and said "get going and be careful and thanks for stopping." WOW...I honestly think he was shocked and caught off guard when I immediately stopped. I could tell he was sniffing around my dash for my supposed radar detector but I never really will ever figure out why he let me off...much appreciated though!
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165 in an 80, in desolate west Texas.
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19 over, because he got me 54 in a 35, but accelerating hard out of the turn... got a verbal for over 70 in a 35, exit ramp off a highway. We stood and talked for about 10 minutes before he let me go. It was my exit and we were right in front of my work, so as we talked I was waving to co-workers.
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I have gotten 2. Some luck, but I usually don`t speed that much. At last not in the low speed zones.
My worst one was last summer. I was driving south for my vacation and was measured over time by the Law.
36mph over in a 75mph zone, on the Autobahn in Germany.

First let me say that I was driving a little bit over most of the way, but never intended to speed like this.
To be honest I did not register that the No limit zone had ended and that 120 km/h (75mph) now was in effect.

So what happens?
A beautiful stretch of Autobahn was right there in front of me and traffic was low.
Got myself over in the left lane and let her rip. Smoooth. Back in middle lane due to little traffic and continued at high speed without looking down to check. No need right?

So then, a grey BMW 3-series overtakes me in the left lane. Switches over to my lane and starts to slow down. To 120km/h.
My first thought was, What the h... is he doing??
Changes to left lane and open her up, stays in left for a while and then back in the middle lane. Still at some speed...

What happens next is the exact same thing over again. And I got quite pissed. I mean, there were so little traffic on the Autobanh and I felt he was f... with me.

This time I simply changes lanes again drop down 2 gears and fly by and back into middle lane.

Now for the THIRD time the same sh.. happens again.
However, this time, before I could do anything the BMW slides in just ahead of me, and up from the rear window shelf comes a long box. Suddenly it came to life and spelled with horrifying letters:

"HALT AUTOBAHN POLIZEI"

So after taking to the two of them for like 45 minutes I get a fine. Can`t exactly remember the amount, but it was close to 200EUR.
As far as I could understand them, everything would be OK if I paid. Of course I did. On the spot, the very second. Clearly I had made a big mistake so there was no point in arguing.

The rest of my driving in Germany was done within the limits.

Then, some months later, a letter came in my mailbox.....
Apparently they now wanted my driving license revoked or something.
My German is not as good as it was 20 years ago so I had a lot of help from a member on this forum.
As of April I am now allowed to drive a vehicle in Germany again.
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Wasn't how fast.....more like how often.....! In the summer of 81 the ticket race was on between me on my V45 Sabre (No speedometer) and my boss with his BMW 320 car.And that's not counting the times we ran....! It ended with a license suspension for both of us, for me it was 34 points....!I'd rather not think how many thousand of $$$$$$ it would cost in today's money just to retain my "driving privileges"
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In 1979 a mate and I rode to Cape Town. He on a Kwack Z650, me on a Suzuki GS 750. A round trip of some 2800 km. Those were the days of fuel restrictions, the national speed limit was 80 km/h and the petrol stations were closed from 18h00 till 06h00 in the morning. We rode all day, filled up at 18h00 and then rode as far as possible to the next fuel stop where we would sleep at the petrol station (that concrete was hard), fill up next morning and continue on our way. We didn't have money for motels or fancies. We ate dry bread and baked beans and drank water for 4 days, saving our money for fuel. Spent one night in Cape Town, sleeping under some bushes. On our way back to Johannesburg I started falling asleep on the bike and didn't see the cop flagging me down until I was level with him. Well, all I did was open the throttle and ride like hell with my mate right behind me. Bad idea. A 750 is not going to outrun a 3.0 litre Ford V6 in the desert. Not enough top end. After about 20 km we slowed down and next thing this cop overtook us and started throwing his cage from side to side in an effort to prevent us from overtaking him, arm out the window brandishing his revolver. Needless to say we stopped. The cop jumps out of his car with his skinny turkey legs knocking at the knees and shouts at me, "Jesus sonny, I almost shot you!" Instructing us to follow him, he jumps back in his car and revolver out the window escorts us to the nearest town, about 10 km away. On arrival we're marched into the police station and arrested. These cops must have been bored. They opened dockets, took our fingerprints, hair colour, eye colour, etc., all the while telling us how deep in s**t we are. We spent the night under a roof, for a change, although the bars were rather unpleasant. The next morning they threw us in the back of the police van, with the whole town having turned out to get a glimpse of the "Hell's Angels" from Jo'burg. Half a block down the road we were hustled into the presence of the local magistrate. May I state that at this stage neither of us were looking our best after 5 days on the road, sleeping outside, and no bath during all that time. Not to mention our anti-establishment shoulder length locks which by this time were exceedingly greasy and matted. The magistrate took pity on us and fined us R150.00.
R140.00 for speeding, R5.00 for riding abreast, and R5.00 for riding away.
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I just got my first ticket (59 in a 45) in 14.5 years just over a week ago after having my K12GT for about a week! The cop was nice enough and asked questions about my bike. He said he had a Vulcan, and I complimented him on his choice of motorcycles... I thought he was going to give me a warning, but Nooooooooooooo... I should have asked to see the radar detector, but I didn't think of that.

Fortunately, here in Arkansas, if you haven't had a moving violation in three years, you can simply pay a "civil penalty" (the full fine in force or $189.00) for pleading nolo contendre, and the violation stays off the books if you don't get another one within 6 months.
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25 over....

Got me cold for doing 70 in a 45.

Was on my way home from work and there is this really nice bridge that sweeps first left and then right....with a very nice rise in elevation through the left and then down through the right and then a nice snaking left chicane...3 lanes wide on either side with a diver in between. I knew this was coming and was feeling antsy on my K12...so I split lanes to make sure I was up front and all alone on the bridge.

I didn't even LOOK at my speedo. I just wound out first, cracked it into second so I could just tuck in, lean off and enjoy the turns.

Apparently, there is a driveway at the bottom of the bridge on the right hand side and he had been sitting there just tagging people all day. I was at a signal waiting for the turn light when I noticed him sitting behind me with his lights on. When he asked if I knew how fast I was going I just shrugged and said "I dunno....50-60", he whipped up the laser gun he had at his side and stuck it in my face showing me the 70MPH.

Hardly said two words to me and promptly handed me my ticket. BASTARD!

Thank God I haven't been to Traffic School in awhile and can get off of this one for about $400. Unfortunately, the 80 in a 65 that I got the same week will take a little bit more work!

But hey....*cough cough*...didn't somebody around here just set a new land speed record? *cough cough*
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Must try harder!

1998 - 155mph in 60mph zone (national speed limit is 60). A heavily worked ZXR750 green-machine, the one with the drain hoses for air ram. Banned 2 years. Was on national TV. Dry, deserted road, no other cars, highway with fences on each side, but a helicopter overhead... Left the country for elsewhere. Since then no tickets, and have been up around 170mph....? Luck of the draw (touch wood).

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Once pulled over for doing a claimed 32mph over the posted limit (unlikely) along blue ridge by a park ranger, who was kind enough to offer me a 'parks infraction' ticket which would 'help keep our parks beautiful' or a state ticket which 'might follow me back home'
Needless to say I paid him his graft as I did not foresee being able to return for the eventual court date.
I've been pretty lucky at home so far..
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Two bits of info

1. When they use a helicopter to catch, you you make the local paper.

2. When they use a helicopter to catch you, you get to pay for "air time" on top of your fine. (Fortunately it was split between 8 of us)

I miss that FJ1100 bored to 1488 and the other carefully selected engine parts. My wife .... does not.

Oh, all 8 of us got written up for some different arbitrary speed. Mine was 150 in a 35 zone (I MIGHT have hit that in a straightaway, but these roads were very twisty - not a lot of top speed areas), exhibition of speed, reckless driving ... think that was enough ... and I did not get hit the worst.
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I lost my licence about a week ago doing 157 km/h in a 110km/h zone. In the state of NSW anything over 30km/h is an instant 3 month suspension and you lose 5 points out of 12 which lasts for three years before they drop off your record. The cops could have got me for over 45km/h over which is a six month suspension and they only showed a bit of mercy because I hadn't had a ticket for over 12 years...

I don't expect sympathy, I was doing the wrong thing and it was probably only my third test of the K13 on a deserted freeway late at night. Don't move to Australia - it's a bloody police state these days..

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I got stopped (eventually) for doing 114 mph averaged over 11 miles by our underpaid British Traffic Cops – mostly dual carriage way but some roundabouts. The only reason he caught me is because I slowed down to 100mph for a section road works. It was a Sunday, there was no traffic around and it was a beautiful day. He was a bit grumpy that I kept leaving his BMW for dead on the open stretches and I ended up with six points and a fine. A bit lucky really.

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120 in a 60 zone, also a construction zone, thankfully no workers present, otherwise it would have been $1,000.00 instead of $750.00 and six points. Was a mandatory court date too, so it also cost me half a day at work.
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