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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-06-2007, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, I was pulled over by CHP yesterday . HE mistook the lower area of my winsheild for red lights. (punished for having a clean bike) He held me there for 20 minutes while he looked over every ordance book he had to prove the red on my lowers and mounting area on my wind sheild was Ilegal. I swear he had a bonner growing with every page he turned and ne nearly poped his wad when he said Ah Ha! and pointed to some obscure refrence to not allowing red or blue on a windsheild of a car.

Has any one ever heard of this lame excuse to mess with a totaly legal bike?

Now he did not write me a ticket but he said that some other CHIPPER may.

Im not about to uninstall my Memphis slims and lowers so LULU and I are Breaking the LAW!!
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Im not about to uninstall my Memphis slims and lowers so LULU and I are Breaking the LAW!! [/QUOTE]

You rebel you.
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Unless there is a light behind the red plastic, you should be fine. If you get pulled over again tell them that your lawer looked up a simular case and that unless you have lights mounted behind it your not breaking any law. They can give you a ticket anyway and let the judge decide, but then you can sue Memphis Shades, as no where in there brochure does it warn buyers about this.


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I would call Memphis Shades and see what they say. If it is trully illegal then I am sure you would not be the first one to call in.
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It's irritating to see cops spend so much time and energy picking on the local, law-abiding residents. It seems they don't have time to do real police work anymore. They're all just revenue collectors around where I live.

And, yes, I'm bitter.

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Unless there is a light behind the red plastic, you should be fine. KM
He said it was how the sun was shining through from the back that made him think there were lights and pull me over.

So With this thinking I can only ride at night.

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He said it was how the sun was shining through from the back that made him think there were lights and pull me over.

So With this thinking I can only ride at night.

But ya know then he'll say that the light from the dash lights was shining through... or worse yet the light from the cager tailgating you....

Some cops just like to F with bikes - luckily most don't live or work in my county... ('round here they pull over the cages more than the bikes... kinda nice that way)

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I'll have to keep an eye out for my neighbors ex-husband and see what his take on this is. He's a cop around here and occasionally stops by her house.

Good to hear ya didn't get a ticket, but still sux that they pulled ya over at all !


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Here in Florida a motorcycle is NOT considered as a motor vehicle. Here is a portion of the Florida statute regarding lights.
The 2006 Florida Statutes

Title XXIII
MOTOR VEHICLES Chapter 316
STATE UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL View Entire Chapter

316.2397 Certain lights prohibited; exceptions.--

(1) No person shall drive or move or cause to be moved any vehicle or equipment upon any highway within this state with any lamp or device thereon showing or displaying a red or blue light visible from directly in front thereof except for certain vehicles hereinafter provided.

(2) It is expressly prohibited for any vehicle or equipment, except police vehicles, to show or display blue lights. However, vehicles owned, operated, or leased by the Department of Corrections may show or display blue lights when responding to emergencies

Ergo, if you are not displaying LIGHTS the windshield color is irrelevant.
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I think the Cop has a bike of his own as was afraid if you take yours to a show it will win and his will lose. So he is trying to find ways to get you to take stuff of your bike!!

Lulu is a hottie!!!!!!
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