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Like Marcus stated, just like any other profession, plenty of dickheads to be found. I sure know my share of dickhead cops. In fact I spend very little off time around them with the exception of a few good riding buddies. Rule number one is no damn cop talk off duty.
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Like Marcus stated, just like any other profession, plenty of dickheads to be found. I sure know my share of dickhead cops. In fact I spend very little off time around them with the exception of a few good riding buddies. Rule number one is no damn cop talk off duty.
I always subscribed to that same "no shop" talk when I was a porn star.

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Like Marcus stated, just like any other profession, plenty of dickheads to be found. I sure know my share of dickhead cops. In fact I spend very little off time around them with the exception of a few good riding buddies. Rule number one is no damn cop talk off duty.
I always subscribed to that same "no shop" talk when I was a porn star.
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Like Marcus stated, just like any other profession, plenty of dickheads to be found. I sure know my share of dickhead cops. In fact I spend very little off time around them with the exception of a few good riding buddies. Rule number one is no damn cop talk off duty.
I always subscribed to that same "no shop" talk when I was a porn star.
You were a porn star with Richard Simmons, huh??

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I think riding a Buell would be justification for getting a reckless driving ticket.

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I doubt most Buell riders get many tickets. Cops feel bad enough for them as is :oops: :wink:
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I know I am a little late joining in on this one but we all have to remember that being a cop is stressful. A bike blasting by is a red flag. He gives chase. He is all by himself. He doesn't know if you just stole the bike are carrying or are just stupid. I was pulled over recently and I was driving "quickly" The officer was a little terse but after he checked my record he apologized and explained they were notified of a bike being stolen in the area and mine was same color. In the end I was rather glad he took the time to check me out. I would hope he would check someone else out too if my bike is ever stolen.

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A close family member of mine is a cop, so I have a little different perspective on this whole thing...Yeah, a lot of cops, especially guys that do traffic, are dicks. Part of it is because they want to be out chasing criminals/busting down doors, that type of stuff, and traffic stops are boring and a lot of paperwork for them. That's why lots of cops like the night shift, cause there is more "action" so to speak. Another is the power trip, face it there's a reason cops become cops.

Another thing is the reputation we have as sport bikers...Deserved, no, but it's there. Idiot squids that run up the interstates at 150 weaving in and out of traffic, "burnout guy", "revving engine guy", etc. have all given us decent riders a bad rap. So when we do get on it (as well all do, why the hell did we buy 12s if not??) occasionally we are screwed if we come upon a cop. They don't know that we ride responsibly 99% of the time, they see us the same as the squid wearing no helmet and shorts going 100mph in a 40mph zone...

Third, not all cops are like this. I have been pulled over twice and let off with warnings. I was lucky enough once that the cop owned a Busa, and I was out testing my new 17 tooth gear I just put on (throws the speedo off but I didn't know by how much yet). He could have nailed me for riding after dark AND speeding 20 over but didn't (in Indiana learner's permit riders are restricted to daytime driving only and no passengers)..

State troopers/highway patrol are another story...Their sole mission is to write tickets, so don't expect any leniency from them...

finally, anyone ever run?? I don't have the balls because my career depends on a clean driving record and if I were caught I would lose a very good job...I did pass a cop a long time ago on a country road doing 120 or so, he just flashed his lights and went on his way...

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Oh yeah, and one more thing..I understand a lot of people don't like cops, blah blah...But remember that most of them are good guys who put their lives on the line every day for peanuts in pay, and risk not coming home to their families at night...They may be hypocrites for speeding by us on the roads sometimes, but I feel that's a small privilege they earn for the dangerous job they do...again I have cop family so my views are a bit biased.....

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I don't want to rain on your parade but it could be he hasn't turned in the citation yet. Normally court dates are set a few months out so an officer can use the same date for a whole bunch of citations. Also here in TN to be considered reckless, an officer has to show probable cause that there was a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of people or property. In other words just speeding IS NOT RECKLESS. There is no "if it's over XXmph" then it's automatically considered reckless driving. The statute recently changed to single out motorcycles and wheelies. It goes on to state that if any time, with the exception of a parade, the front wheel leaves the ground, you can be charged with this offense. The bad thing is, reckless driving is a criminal offense. If you're found guilty of it then you now have a criminal record...not just a crappy driving record.
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