fun with police

Discussion in 'Laws, Legislation & Emissions' started by Scottm, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    I was out cruising around and saw the city fire and police department having an open house. 4 motorcycle cops saw me comming and started pointing at me. I killed the motor and walked the bike over to them. They took a picture of it and asked lots of questions, not one mention of laws. I had my motorcycle helmet. People were just as interested in my bike as they were with all the police stuff, except for when the fire dept tore a car apart.
    Check out these cool pics I took. I just happed to have my camera with me. I might be able to keep up with the horse.:p

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  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    good pr Scott !!! :D

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  3. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    Scott dude, you're doin it right man! Way to go.
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  4. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Cool. That must have been fun.:cool::smile:
  5. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    Scott, my man! way to "represent!"

    no surprise to me...who can resist a good "jaws of life" show? :lol:

    hope you don't mind me sayin' i'm personally proud you're a part of the MBc-Community :cool:
  6. spunout

    spunout Member

    :shock:wow. again, i say 'wow'. :shock: nice going, scott. that IS excellent PR work :cool:.
    and the fact that you had your helmet, made your impression all the more solid.
  7. OldPete

    OldPete Guest

    You the man Scottm!
  8. awesome scott we should all introduce ourselves to our local police like this.
  9. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Kudo's to ya Scott. At every opportunity we should do as you did.
  10. alesterfeind

    alesterfeind Guest

    Cool pics Scott!
  11. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    You all know these bikes scream "look at me". It's so fun to see little kids say wow or sweet.
    That morning my first ride took me by a barber shop that had a baby blue western flyer out front. The barber came out and asked me to bring my bike in the barber shop while he was working so I could explain about the bike.
    I said it'll smell up the place with exhaust, he didn't care.

    Augi, if you look on the passenger side of the fire truck's front bumper you'll see the bell and it has your eagle on it (a lot bigger). I'll run by the station again and see if I can get a better shot.

    In the last picture, they are showing a device thatbraces in the corner of the door frame and pushes up on the dash. Dude it just folded the front of the car down.
    Keep an eye out to see when you local police and fire depts hold some kind of open house. I know the motor cycle cops have a rally comming up soon. Plus the cops are in a good mood because they get to show off thier toys. You should have see four Harley riding cops doing a figure 8 around all those pylons all at the same time

    Thanks for all the compliments. Like I said, it's easy because these bikes sell themselves.

    I added the off topic picture of the car being destroyed. I know that what some of us feel like doing to cagers now and then. Besides tearing stuff up is fun.

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  12. larymor

    larymor Guest

    Yeah Scott....everywhere I ride people look and ask questions. I was parked on the sidewalk when a bunch of 1st graders were walking by with the teacher..they were all gawking and he was the first to say " Did you make that" ?
  13. gauge

    gauge Guest

    hey larymor i get those same questions, ( did u make that ) i just say thats, but a cop did get me for riding at night with no light he was like hey do u have lights i said no hes like u cant ride that then , i was like ik thats y i was peddling i dont ride with my engine at night then the cop says 15 mitutes ago i saw u blast through the intersection lmao, i was gonna get smart and say y dont u need a light on ure horse lmao.
  14. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    huh...i know if that's how i handled the police i probably wouldn't enjoy the indifference i do now :confused:

    i know scott would have been chased away from the open-house if he was acting like that where he rides :confused::confused:

    i know the next time your cop encounters a motoredbiker he won't be near so nice about things :confused::confused::confused:

    i guess i'm saying...why would you want to drag this good-news topic down with that carp?

    folks: i'm seeing the trend to go off-topic becoming prevelant again...if you don't have something to say to the original poster or about the original topic, don't say anything at all. someone said in another thread: "pretend we're face to face...then decide if you really want to say that." if someone visited my garage and bragged about teasing cops, i'd send them packing :(
  15. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    DPS stands for Department of Public Safety. The laws in place are enforced are to keep us safe, from others and our selves. Imagine going to work every morning or night and not knowing what kind of day you will have. You never know when the next car you pull over if the person is going to be curteous , rude or shoot you in the face. Police deserve our respect, how much would you want to be paid for putting up with all the **** these guys and gals go through.
    No cop wants to respond to a bicyclist (motored or otherwise) mangled and smeared across an intersection becuase he or she was being reckless and was invisible in the dark to cars who are not looking for tiny 30mph projectiles.
    I got my degree in law enforcement and criminal justice. I realized I did not have the guts to investigate abused children, homicides, fatal car accidents...... only to have the public ***** about me and the media make me look like the bad guy.

    Be safe, follow the rules of the road, be safe, keep motored bikes on the good side of the law from the start. Be safe.

    And Yeah I made it, isn't it cool.
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  16. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    Out here where the wind blows, DPS sends their younger troopers to get seasoned. They have one here that chased me down to look at my bike. Sorta strange to have him hit the sireen and look back and see the red and blues. My wild and wooly days are WAYYYYY behind me and besides, where I live, you just pull over. Guy comes up and tells me he has seen the bike in town and just wanted a closer look if I didn't mind. He is about 24-25, you know the type. A kid really. Anyway we do the, how big is the engine, how fast does it go, where did I get it. I told him about the site and I bet before spring he has one. See him at coffee in the morinings and he is always Mornin MR XXX. Hows the bike. You know small town stuff. Maybe not like the rest of the world, but that is why I live here. Looks like you had a good time. And you were doing great PR. Thanks
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  17. minibiker

    minibiker Guest

    the only problem with cops is them telling me to put the baffle back on cuz i was keeping people up with it the first week riding around till 12:00-2:00 am and people couldnt sleep other than that theyve only said good things
  18. We do not want to hear police or regular citizens encounter negative experiences with our hobby/commute option. That doesn't mean don't tell us about it, it means DON'T DO IT! Most of us here count on these bikes for our commutes to work or for travelling around and enjoying nature. Yes there is an element of excitement riding on a bike that can go 30+ mph, but don't be reckless or loud, or disrespectful because you will see the police and other folks rallying against "dangerous modified bikes" if you do.
  19. alesterfeind

    alesterfeind Guest

    Not to mention, a worst case scenario, either you get killed on it being reckless or you kill or seriously injure someone else. Then it will be on the nightly news, with the news correspondents asking city officials how they are going to address these "dangerous" vehicles. That's how it all gets started.

    Also, I have two mufflers now, one with the baffle and one without. I use the one without for long rides on the main roads since it's louder, and I use the baffled muffler for just riding around the neighborhood areas.

    Most of this is common sense. It's fun to get attention, but not negative attention.
  20. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    all it takes is one person to do something the 'powers that be' don't like and they will ban/heavily regulate your ride (remember mopeds in the 70's?)
    is it worth it?...I think not !!!
    you are the ambassador of motoredbikes in your area...make their first impression of mb's a good one