I have experienced this three times since I bought my current machine (April 19th). I totally believe that cops "profile" guys/gals on sportbikes. Be it out of jealousy, ignorance, or whatever, they definitely do this, and frequently.
I was pulled over for speeding, which I admit I was going 35 in a 25. The cop walks up after checking my record (clean) and says he could impound my bike for the speed I was doing. He claimed I was going 55 in a 25. I told him I wasn't, but he said he had it on the radar. (my dumb ass was too nervous to think of asking to see it) He said he would be "nice" and let me go with just a ticket for the 55 in a 25 and no court. I could just happily send in my money and be on my way. Yeah! What a dick...
I was pulled over a week later, at night this time, for "not using my turn signal". Thing was, my girlfriend, who was with me, and I both KNOW I used it. I ALWAYS use my blinkers. Anyway, this cop lectures me for 5 minutes on the visibility of motorcycles, or lack thereof, and how important it is to use "all means possible" to be seen...DUH! He then says that it is a law that passengers under 21 wear a helmet. It isn't in Ohio, what state are you from numb-nuts? Funny thing is, my girlfriend IS 21. HAHA!
Last time I was pulled over was yesterday. The cop pulled me over because my girlfriend didn't have a helmet on. He makes some claim about the passenger helmet law again. I just act stupid with a bunch of yessir's and nosir's and sorrysir's. He let me go. He was actually kinda cool about it. Makin' jokes and stuff. Still...there was no reason to pull me over in the first place, you know?
I hate cops...ALL COPS!!! The only good ones are the ones who ride bikes and know what it's like to be constantly harassed! I am absolutely fed up with cops and their dumbass attitudes. Thank God they can't pull you over for giving looks. If they could do that, I'd be in jail for not being able to pay my fines!!!
Ride hard, ride safe...annoy cops when you safely can!!!
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