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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-13-2006, 02:52 AM Thread Starter
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Personal Info kept on your wheels.

After reading Rich04's post about getting his bike jacked (glad you got her back, BTW), I'm curious how many of you keep your insurance/registration on the bike itself or whether or not you just carry it with you when you ride. Rich mentioned that he was worried about the thief or the thief's friends messing with him or his family since they know where he lives from the registration and insurance info. Part of the reason I ask as well, when I wrecked my FJ last summer, the cop told me that a lot of bikes don't keep proof of insurance or registration on the bike itself and that it's legal so long as you don't mind showing up to court or the station to show coverage/registration should you get rolled. Any experience/ thoughts here? Is this just paranoia? Wouldn't the thief have access to your name when you press charges?, etc.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-13-2006, 03:35 AM
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I keep insurance proof in my business card holder and my registration can be verified by them calling in my tag and checking out the pretty sticker I paid good money for on the corner of my plate.

This just follows the same reasoning you can not tell from my wallet contents what my maritial or parental status is (and Driver's license, insurance info and ATM card is always OUTSIDE the wallet in the business card holder in another pocket).

Some thief can have my wallet.. The CC's are replacable, there's no photos or addr info and always a token Yuppie FoodStamp ($20) in there. It's kept that way on purpose.

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Insurance card in the wallet. Registation is at home. If you read the back of the registration card it says something about "If this vehicles occupancy is less than 6, this card does not need to be in vehicle."

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-13-2006, 07:14 AM
 
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insurance card in the wallet...registration at home...
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insurance card in the wallet...registration at home...
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-13-2006, 07:36 AM
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I have everything in a plastic baggie under the seat in each vehicle. I figure if anyone wants to know who owns anything, that is fairly easy to track it down by the license plate alone.

The odds of me getting stopped without my paperwork is most likely greater than my bike getting stolen and the thief being worried about who the owner is, at least that is my thought. So I just keep the paperwork in the vehicle.

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I have everything in a plastic baggie under the seat in each vehicle. I figure if anyone wants to know who owns anything, that is fairly easy to track it down by the license plate alone.

The odds of me getting stopped without my paperwork is most likely greater than my bike getting stolen and the thief being worried about who the owner is, at least that is my thought. So I just keep the paperwork in the vehicle.
I agree. I keep all my paperwork with the respective vehicle. It's much easier to find that way, and I don't really want the hassle of fighting a no-insurance ticket, even though I'd win.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-13-2006, 07:51 AM
 
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People can find out who you are and just about anything else they want about you for just a few bucks. Marketers and all the companies/government organizations who sell your personal information to them have made this possible. Thats why I keep all my crap where it's most convenient.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-13-2006, 08:10 AM
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I don't keep the registration for the car or bike in either vehicle.

The times I've been stopped and asked for it, the officer never made a big deal of not having it on hand. Really pointless. Regardless of the state you're in, they run the plate and find out everything about you and more than what's stated on the registration. Now if traveling to canada or mexico, then perhaps it would be wise to have this info...
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-13-2006, 07:11 PM
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My insurance info is written on my keychain, so if a cop asks i can show him the number and the policy number and tell him I will call it if they don't believe me...

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