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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-18-2011, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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Gotta "no rear red reflector" ticket yesterday

I wanted to tell the cop what an asshole he was for stopping me but instead I had to thank him for not writting me up for an illegal exhaust system.

Now I have to go to court and show them a red reflector.
Any ideas for a legal red refucktor on the back of my bike?

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Yo V2 ...I use red reflector bolts to hold my plate on. Works here in Texas....think I paid $.50 cents each for them....I have a few extra if you need some !
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Hey V2, in the last year I've been pulled over, in every vehicle I own, (3) more than in the last decade. These CA police and CHP are on a revenue collecting rampage. Even a free fix-it ticket cost's $25 administrative fee. Friggin boils my blood! I believe they are profiling nice looking vehicles, thinking we can afford these chickenshit tickets and admin fee's. I'm talking about technical things like no front licence plate, middle brake light not working, and we have a couple trick intersections that seem to invite the unknowing into a violation.
Watch out in CA, cause the authorities are out there looking for any oppurtunity to squeeze $$$ right out of your wallet...

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You V2 - did a quick search and found these on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Motor...#ht_1314wt_939

$8 shipped to your door ...or I am sure your local Moto Shop probably has a bucket full of these things

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Pretty much every state is trying to prosper, one citation at a time.
The cops here get to be a pain in the butt every month (quota time).
That's why I try to ride in the country.

Plus we have may too many old people here that should not be driving.
Especially from November to May when they winter down here.
Next month, most will gone except for the permanent geezers.
Then the cops will start microwaving everything in sight to make up for the loss of tourist revenue.
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How was your exhaust illegal
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How was your exhaust illegal
This is California. All after market exhausts are becoming illegal. I told the cop that the cans had baffles in them. He said "I doubt if they are legal. They look like after market exhausts to me".
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wow.....unbelievable. sorry you have to deal with this headache, but i guess he could have hit you with a worse ticket. The states are really stretching and trying to pull in revenue....its getting ridiculous.

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Wow, that's absolutely amazing that someone actually cares enough to 1) read the minutia of motor vehicle laws re: reflectors and 2) pull you over for something that silly. What a PITA. Were all the loiterers at every 7-11 hiding inside? What about going 36 in a 35 zone? Or legitimate crimes/infractions. Amazing.

And yes, very surprising nothing was said about the exhaust... nothing sounds quite like the chest-hitting thud-thud-thud of those cans!
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I get the ones that are reflector bolts, they go in the license plate holes. Most shops around here have them for like 50 cents each. they come in amber, green blue, red and clear
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