The bike is street legal in Tx. It passes inspection. You dont even have to have blinkers in Tx. The only thing wrong is the broken mirror, and I highly doubt I am the only person to have riden w/o a mirror. It HAS insurance (with Geico), I didnt have my card on me because it was at home, next to the phone where the previous day I had been constantly on dealing with a jackass insurance co. I honestly didnt know my DL was expired, I dont carry it with me because I am prone to loosing it, I carry a state ID instead. Upon examination, it was expired by less than a month, along with my registration. As much as I am for motorcycle safety, I think its obsurd to say that you should never ever ride if everything isnt perfect. Riding and motorcycles have become the dominant part of my life, but I am poor enough to have to fight to enjoy what I can get. My insurance costs me almost 2 weeks pay, and its only $130 a month. With gas, Jeep repairs, and various other bills, its hard to keep everything perfect all the time. I had everything fixed on the bike, and just about everything fixed with my registration when I was backed into. As soon as I get my title from IL (which I am assured will be before the end of the month) everything will be fixed.
I really dont want to be arguing with you, but it doesnt seem you have any idea how it feels to be jumped on because of stuff that happend when someone else hit you, or for stuff that you are trying your hardest to get into order. I cant afford to loose work because my registration is expired and I cant drive there. I cant afford to drive my Jeep because it gets 10mpg at best, and rolls like an offbalanced egg. You dont think I know I shouldnt have gotten everything fixed first?? To me, riding is enough of an escape, it makes every other bit of my life worth it, that Im not going to give it up or stop for just about any reason.