Ok, I'll start:
in no particular order
1. Pull over in a way that keeps the Cop SAFE from oncoming traffic. If you can, pull into the nearest parking lot, get him OUT OF TRAFFIC. There is NO NEED to endanger anyone simply because of a speeding ticket. They're just doing their job, keep the attitudes good, disagree, but disagree with a good attitude, take the fight to court.
2. Shut off your bike, put down your kickstand, and take off your helmet. You WANT to give the Cop visual cues that you're NOT going to bolt.
3. Get a radar detector. I can't tell you how many times it has saved my ass on the bike, or at the very least, brought my attention to the fact there might be a cop in the vicinity.
4. Pay attention. You can "make" most cops before they "make" you. Pay attention to cars that are braking up ahead, there's usually a reason, particularly if you see them go on just as they're entering a turn.
5. If you suspect an unmarked cruiser, try and get up beside him to look inside. Obviously, DON'T try to catch up with him if he's doing 80!
6. Generally, if asked by a cop, NEVER
state your precise speed (unless you want to take the chance that "honesty" is going to pay off). Anything that comes out of your mouth WILL be used against you if you fight the ticket. The burden of responsibility lies upon the officer, he is the "complainant", it's up to him. Some lines I have used (and variations thereof) are:
REMEMBER: A good attitude is KEY. DO NOT get belligerent
"I was paying attention to my riding and the traffic around me, I don't constantly stare at my speedo."
"With traffic, why?"
"Within the speed limit."
If all else fails, "I don't know, but it was most certainly not unreasonable for the conditions..."
Make up what you want, it really doesn't matter, the point is to NOT give him concrete info from YOUR mouth.
Just never say something like, " 'about 80", because then the door shuts. In court, the Officer will say, "Defendant stated he was operating his vehicle at "about 80" miles per hour your honor", and if he's a prick, "Defendant stated he was operating his vehicle at a speed at about or in excess of
80 miles per hour your honor"
7. He will then likely say, "I got you on radar at 85mph". My usual response to this is, "No, I completely disagree." Again, DO NOT acknowledge any AGREEMENT as he's attempting to bait you into an indirect admission by agreeing with him. He may then go onto play this game where he says something like, "Well if you don't know how fast you were going, how do you know you weren't going 85mph?" to which I've actually said, "85 is excessive officer, I know what that speed feels like from track days, I was DEFINITELY not doing 85..."
That's usually good for a pause, or smirk, from the Cop!
8. If you suspect a Cop is behind you, move into an adjacent lane, and fluctuate your speed. NEVER EVER stay in front of him, as he is likely PACING you.
9. If you're riding hard, and come up hard behind a cop, obviously, DON'T pass him. Hang around behind him at an angle. NEVER directly behind, as he can pace you. Fluctuate your speed as well to make his estimation more difficult.
If he slows down, YOU slow down, DO NOT pass him. If he slows to 25mph on the freeway, HE'S the one creating a dangerous situation, pull over into the break down lane if you can. More ammo for court.
10. Assuming you get a ticket, and you're going to fight it, go over it in detail. MOST cops don't write down what color helmet or jacket you were wearing, I HAVE gotten off, in an appeal hearing in front of a judge nonetheless, because the cop had to answer "I don't know" to both. It's also his burden to properly identify you beyond any reasonable doubt.
11. Most states require the varying types of cop radar be calibrated periodically. You CAN request when the last time the cop had the radar he "got" you with calibrated. Another angle of defense to pursue.
I'm sure I'll think of more, but this should get the ball rolling...