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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 05-04-2007, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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i got pulled over by a leo of 11yrs in front of glenbard east because he couldn't see my plate until he was "right on top of me." he was mad! started telling me about 3 pursuits one ending in a wreck...and they all had their plate "concealed" and one guy even had a switch to hide it. all this before asking for my license, etc. he said he was going to ticket me for improper display and then asked for my license, finally. best part is, he let me go once he saw my fire dept. badge. he did ask me to tell everyone i "know" to put their plate where it belongs or they will be getting a ticket.
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Plate on battery box in front of wheel = retardo
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Plate on battery box in front of wheel = retardo
assumption=ass i admit the plate is low...not that low. it is still in line of sight from a good distance. i will be moving it up to avoid anymore problems. i started this thread as a professional courtesy to the officer and incase anybody may have their plate mounted a little higher than tire level.
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assumption=ass i admit the plate is low...not that low. it is still in line of sight from a good distance. i will be moving it up to avoid anymore problems. i started this thread as a professional courtesy to the officer and incase anybody may have their plate mounted a little higher than tire level.
Right, I'm sure everyone is going to move their plates because you posted this. Thank you for doing the officer a great service.
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Right, I'm sure everyone is going to move their plates because you posted this. Thank you for doing the officer a great service.
I doubt this thread will change anyone's mind but it does show he is a man of his word... A hard to come by quality now-a-days.

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thanks for the tip. I should probably go put my plate on my bike and renew the tags
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where was it mounted? as a lombard resident this does affect me, I'm curious as to where it was that he had issue. could you post a picture?

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There are a lot of motorcycles out there that the plates cannot be seen from the cops drivers seat. When you are standing up behind the bike you can see the plate but not seated from a car.
I have stopped a few bikes that i thought didn't have registration and when i walked up to the bike the tag was behind the wheel. Another guy had the tag parallel with the undertail kit and you could only see the reflection of the tag on the fender when you walked up to the bike. When i see a bike without tags i always pull them over, too many bikes get stolen and i rather stop someone for a minute and let them go than not stop a possible stolen bike and let some asshole ride off with someones baby.

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let me make this clear. i have no issue with the officer pulling me over, that is his job. also, i admit the plate is low. with that said, i have some pictures.


in my explorer 15-20ft

also from explorer @ 35ft and below grade

not sure about the distance, but again below grade.

thanks to those that didn't jump to a conclusion...and thanks to those that did. btw, new tire just came in.
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Ohhh, your bike is on the left. I got confused there for a second. I was thinking maybe he pulling you over for improper display of the tassles. lol

I actually will be lowering the angle of my plate becuase of this thread. Thanks for the heads up gsxr620.

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Most of that plate probably sinks behind the tire when you're actually on the bike, unless you're 80lbs.
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i was expecting a few comments about "my" dora bike. haven't taken it on any sweet jumps yet. i didn't flash the badge...it just happens to be right next to my license. besides, the military id usually gets me out of the ticket jim, i'm sure it does sink down. anyhow, if this helped anybody, great. if didn't, then you obviously are a better person than me
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I dig the training wheels, do they make them for my S4?
i did a search with the manufacturer, sorry no luck.
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Ohhh, your bike is on the left. I got confused there for a second. I was thinking maybe he pulling you over for improper display of the tassles. lol


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It did help me, if I keep the S4, I am mounting it somewhere a little more visable.
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I got a warning for this out in the west suburbs (Lisle, Naperville PD?) a few years ago on my old bike. If the PD wants to give you a hard time, they'll find something to get you on.


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The pictures are interesting...


Wonder what it looks like if you are behind it 35 feet and 10 feet off the either side.


The footpegs and muffler probably obscure it completely.


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Wow you guys are cranky this morning. what a bunch of friggin crab ass's, cut the guy some slack, at least he's posting somthing besides my ass itch's like some of you




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Sorry about that, but the fact is, the license plate belongs where it is. Unless you move the license light ALONG with the plate to keep it illuminated, you're 'hiding' the plate and you deserve whatever the LEO gets you for.

All this customization on moving the plates around is not cool. I understand that most stock bikes look like gahhhbage on the rear fender, but fender eliminator kits work just fine and still complies with the law. Moving the plate to the footpeg, swingarm, in front of the tire and all that is just bullshit. You deserve every ticket you get for trying to pull stunts like that.

Our sport gets enough bad press that any extra LEO or Newspaper/TV attention for 'hidden' plates or modified plates doesn't help us at all.

So, GSXR620, thanks for posting this as a heads up. Seriously, its about time people get hip to the idea that many cops like bikes and have no beefs with them (when they're in compliance) but flouting the license place laws basically indicates a lack of respect for our laws and makes you a target.

So, if you wanna keep getting pulled over, go ahead and fly your custom ASSHAT plates proudly, and be sure to be super creative about where you hide it.

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and what exactly is wrong with that? Fuck, if ya got it, use it. Stop being so self-righteous .
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and what exactly is wrong with that? Fuck, if ya got it, use it. Stop being so self-righteous .
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Wow you guys are cranky this morning. what a bunch of friggin crab ass's, cut the guy some slack, at least he's posting somthing besides my ass itch's like some of you
now that you mention it...my ass does itch today.
btw, going to menards to get some shit to move my ASSHAT plate.

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