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Old 06-06-2007, 01:58 AM
dc_publius dc_publius is offline
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Default Re: Instant ruin: a lifetime of work down the drain due to 1 bad decis

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not to hijack, but people who ride motorcycles say this all the time. To me it just sounds like BS dick waving. Is it really the norm to run from the police on a crotch rocket?

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It is the norm for some people. People who tend to ride fast on the highways for fun or like to stunt on the highways will often run. A lot of those urban riders don't even have M endorsements, many lack insurance, etc, and they see the risk of getting caught/hurt as a better alternative to stopping, getting fined, and towed. Those fines are not cheap, and in some jurisdictions you're also looking at a jail sentence for those sorts of speeds. (which you will have to serve)

Taking that under consideration, realize that modern sportbikes can do 165-200mph, depending on the bike, and they can cut through traffic. They also accelerate much faster than cars. No car can touch them really, so most cop chases end before they begin. It's rarely a long drawn out bike chase like you see on TV. The bike is out of sight before the cop has a chance to even catch up. Choppers help, but even then jurisdictions have crappy choppers that top out at 110-120mph so bikes can still outrun those choppers.

In my area, there was a stretch of highway that was notorious of bikers doing stupid stuff. They always ran, and it was very frustrating for the cops. The cops actually put together a sting where they literally blockaded every highway entrance/exit for a couple of miles and shut the road down when the bikers got there. Many still escaped through grass/etc, but they caught some. They also tried to keep the chopper in the air ready for action, but as soon as stuff goes down, a group of bikes scatters in all directions and a chopper can only follow one. The county spent a boatload of money keeping the chopper running, and finally scratched that idea.

Anyway, the point is that it's very hard to catch bikes. Fines and jail suck. Running is an easy. So some people chose to run.
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Old 06-06-2007, 03:35 PM
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Default Re: Instant ruin: a lifetime of work down the drain due to 1 bad decis

The first guy I thought of was Mike Tyson. If he doesn't go with upstairs with that girl into his hotel room, everything in his life is different.
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Old 06-06-2007, 05:07 PM
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Sligth hijack: doesn't the motorcycles have license plates in USA? The police see the motorcycle speeding past them, take the licenseplate number and then give him his punishment?
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Old 06-06-2007, 06:12 PM
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Sligth hijack: doesn't the motorcycles have license plates in USA? The police see the motorcycle speeding past them, take the licenseplate number and then give him his punishment?

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At best you have a guilty motorcycle, not a guilty person. With most helmets, the cop can't ID the rider if they didn't catch him.
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:43 PM
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I'm surprised no one posted this yet.
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:34 PM
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I'm surprised no one posted this yet.

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The stupidity with which people reacted to this makes me angry to this day.
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Old 06-06-2007, 11:19 PM
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Sligth hijack: doesn't the motorcycles have license plates in USA? The police see the motorcycle speeding past them, take the licenseplate number and then give him his punishment?

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At best you have a guilty motorcycle, not a guilty person. With most helmets, the cop can't ID the rider if they didn't catch him.

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Also, how can the cops SEE a license that small going by at 100 MPH?
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Old 06-07-2007, 02:07 AM
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He got a bike about 3 months ago. About 2 months ago he got pulled over going 120 mph in a 65. (I don't know why he pulled over... probably because he doesn't have much experience.)

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not to hijack, but people who ride motorcycles say this all the time. To me it just sounds like BS dick waving. Is it really the norm to run from the police on a crotch rocket?

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its really the norm that by the time the overheads go on and the cop starts rolling you are 4 exits down and out of sight. You pull off, park the bike somewhere a little out of sight and have a cup of coffee. They saw a bike doing 120, they didnt see the plates.
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Old 06-07-2007, 02:28 AM
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Sligth hijack: doesn't the motorcycles have license plates in USA? The police see the motorcycle speeding past them, take the licenseplate number and then give him his punishment?

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At best you have a guilty motorcycle, not a guilty person. With most helmets, the cop can't ID the rider if they didn't catch him.

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Also, how can the cops SEE a license that small going by at 100 MPH?

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that and in most places the placement of the license plate on a motorcycle is not very regulated. In the picture below the red arrow is pointing to the stock location of the license plate bracket, but in a lot of places its perfectly legal to mount your plates tucked way away where the yellow arrow points.



Pretty much the only time a cop is reading your plates is when he has you stopped.
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:53 AM
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