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Hi Guy's,
I was coming home from a run on the bike and had to stop at the Traffic Lights.
On the other side of the intersection, there were 6 bikes already stopped in the centre lane. An old Goldwing and 1 Standard and 4 HD Clones.
Nodded to the group, no return nod given. So what, your problem.

Go about 800 metres up the road (60 kph zone) and there's a young Copper from the Hwy Patrol with a hand held radar gun wearing a hi vis jacket standing in the footpath entrance of a child pre school. The footpath driveway curve is well vegetated and the school signage is all hi vis green yellow to boot. I was well aware of this spot as it often Policed as the road prior was 80 KPH zone before the lights. His car was parked on the footpath.

All 6 fellow Riders has just passed this Copper, BUT not one gave any sign to me while stationary for a minute at those lights of his presence just up the road, waiting for me.
The usual is to rotate an upright finger in a circular motion or wave your hand downwards or flash your lights. Not today.

Being a Law abiding person, I always stay at or below the posted 60 kph there, and today I was at 58 when I say him from about 500 metres and all the cars for some reason (dual lane) stayed at 60 as well.
Of course, I gave The Officer a thumbs up as I passed him, but he was looking through the gun into the distance and missed it.

Rob.
 

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Same here with some riders too. I used to laugh at some of the sports riders and blame it on them not being able to take their hand off their clip ons or their neck already being bent up as far as it will go just to see where they were going. I'd wave at them from my SP2 just to show them how;)
There used to be a time when everyone gave each other a nod or a wave but no so much now.
We still get some good ones when there is a speed trap about. I've been flashed by cars, vans, lorries and other bikers in the past. It's now actually been made an offense to warn oncoming drivers of a speed trap but most still do it. Bloody ridiculous if you ask me!
 

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Where I am (near Sydney) I've noticed its guys on Harleys that dont nod or give any warnings about speed traps. I always nod just in case they accidentally bought the wrong bike or they borrowed it for the day but for the last 20 years no harley rider has ever showed the same courtesy. Too busy looking angry so I wont know they are really accountants having a mid life crisis I guess.
 

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I have a concours 14, too. I would not mention this, except its happened several times, here in the USA.

People on full dress Harleys wave at me, but when they see its not a Harley, they stop...

It becomes this awkward "Half-wave" sort of move, as they regretted their decision to wave in the first place.
 

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In the UK it's illegal to warn other drivers/riders of speed traps. I think the charge is perverting the course of justice.
With regards to Harley type riders they have their head stuck up their ass here too. I thinks it's some superiority complex going on.
 

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to busy thinking about a breaking down
Hehe, on the ferry to Tasmania a bloke on a harley was telling me what great bikes they were and what a great company they were. His anecdotal proof was one of the guys riding with him on a harley less than a month old had developed a severe bottom end knock and they had found a harley dealership in Tasmania that was going to sort it out for him :D

In a group of 20 harleys with straight through pipes I have no idea how they knew something was wrong. Still credit where its due, they were happy to talk to the weird guys on suzuki's, made nice comments about our bikes, asked questions about them and genuinely seemed like nice blokes who liked to spend obscene amounts of money on bikes.
 

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In the UK it's illegal to warn other drivers/riders of speed traps. I think the charge is perverting the course of justice.
W.
But we still do it :laugh:
Im a bus driver and try to warn bikers of speed traps if I see one :)
 

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I'd like to see them actually try to do anyone for it, unless you sat there doing it all day I don't think they could. Everyone does it

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Yes, It's good to get a 'heads up' as fines are bad, but demerit points sting. All Countries discourage the tip off, and have been known to have a car further up the road to catch you. Flash the headlamp on hi beam and a ticket for incorrect use: dazzling on-coming traffic.

I had a very lucky escape a few years back in my eager GSXR days. Up early before dawn in mid summer, Saturday, along the "private" race track, stopping here and there to twiddle the adjustors.
There was a good off road place to stop in a then 70 kph zone, but around the good corner it became 80 (in the name of safety, all is now 60 kph).

It was easy to achieve a safe speed for a bike of 70 kph through the curve increasing to 80 /100 for the straight (and the only safe overtaking area) for most people.

I remembered that I had a 3" screwdriver jammed in my leather jacket pocket and thought about pulling over before the bend or just waiting for the end of the straight after the corner.

Good thing I pulled over - 3 Walloper's, each with a Radar Gun glued to their Cyclops one eye, but young "S+S" was only doing 40 kph getting up to speed after stopping before the bend to extract and store the driver in the bag.

The look on their faces !
They can hear bikes from 2 km's up in the hills, and I am sure they had pre printed the tickets ready to hand out.
At 5:30 AM, and 3 of them, they were on a mission to catch the Riders waking the Little Bush Animals trying to sleep in on the weekend, and obviously had local knowledge of the best time to come out and have breakfast with the riders and pass on some safety first riding tips.

Bad luck awaited me, I was the first up here that day and no one came the other way either.

Rob.
 

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I wave to everyone (except those stupid CanAm trikes and scooters). Most Harley guys never wave back, but I find that it's mainly the young HD riders that think their bike is king of the road but struggle to pass a Honda Accord.

I've always done the finger over my helmet in a twirl to warn other riders of cops. In the US most bikes will just flash the hi-beam to warn.
 

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I always flash my high beams to warn if I can. I think tickets are just a revenue grab for the city/government anyways and keep the police from enforcing laws that would actually make traffic smoother ........ virtually caused a traffic jam every time they pull someone over to write a BS ticket due to all the rubberneckers
 
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