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    BUBBAZANETTI
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    Rough Monday:

    2 pm: leave work early due to feeling sick

    2:30 pm: on the way home notice some "surging" at around 4800 or so in 3rd, run up and down a bit in different gears to see if i can isolate the problem

    2:33 pm: while doing these "performance checks" i get pulled over comming around a corner at 70 in a 50. (this was my 3rd within a year, so i'm gonna appeal, see if i can keep the my liscence)

    any suggestions about the surging and ticket appreciated...............

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    Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft FredRydr's Avatar
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    Bubba,

    Park the bike for a few days and spend the repair money on your defense, instead. You watch; people will start showering you with advice, giving you web links and the like. If the consequences are loss of license and insurance premium hikes, get smart, ignore laymens' advice (especially from the internet), do your local realtime homework and hire a professional. Good luck.

    Fred

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    bubba,

    this worked for me, so let me advise you that on your first day in the slammer, pick out someone mean-looking, pick a fight, and beat the sh!t out of them. this will get you some respect, and make your stay there less unpleasant.

    as for fighting the ticket, there have been some old discussions on here regarding this. do a quick search. i'm in the "take your medicine" camp. if the law messes with me, i mess back. if it catches me breaking the law, i take my lumps. others have different philosophies of course.

    some lawyers can get tickets properly fixed, i recommend getting one of those guys. youre in the "it's cheaper than losing my license" camp now. sorry to hear that. keep us posted.

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    Sell the bike, get another airhead use the left over money to pay for a real defense team.


    Did you ever pay that other ticket from another state?

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    Most states ( probably all) have attorneys that specialize in getting you off of tickets. You will pay the same as the ticket would cost plus some legal fees but you keep your license and your insurance does not go up. In NC my attorney ( part of a large practise) had a county by county list of attorneys that could get you off. Ask around and find out who does it in your state.
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    tough break bubba, but carry your soap on a rope.

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    I think you should get time served for the rabbit cage.

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    [QUOTE=BubbaZanetti]2 pm: leave work early due to feeling sick

    2:30 pm: on the way home notice some "surging" at around 4800 or so in 3rd, run up and down a bit in different gears to see if i can isolate the problem

    [QUOTE]

    Let me get this straight.... You leave work EARLY, FEELING SICK, and you happen to have a BMW sitting in the parking lot. Yeah, uh huh.

    You deserve a ticket.

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    Tough break. Yup. I would say look for a alwyer. Just remember you usually get what you pay for with advice.
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    I say . . Hello Radar detector !

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTRandy
    I say . . Hello Radar detector !

    got wrecked in the rain on the way home from Lima

    i guess i'm looking for some sort of financial balance between hiring a lawyer/trying to plead myself (mass is fairly relaxed w/the suspension thing for a first timer if you can prove you need your liscence cause of a long commute) at this point, even with the additional insurance points, i'm still only a step 15 (which is considered the "base step", no "good" pts, no "bad" pts) but its still a lot more than i was paying as a step 10 this time last year............

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaZanetti
    got wrecked in the rain on the way home from Lima
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    If your current detector can't be revived and you plan to replace it, I'd recommend the Garmin 276C since it's waterproof. . It's a great unit only the size and shape my not work as well on some of the naked bikes with limited mounting options.

    Good luck on resolving the ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTRandy
    If your current detector can't be revived and you plan to replace it, I'd recommend the Garmin 276C since it's waterproof. . It's a great unit only the size and shape my not work as well on some of the naked bikes with limited mounting options.

    Good luck on resolving the ticket.
    Or you could just slow your ass down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTRandy
    If your current detector can't be revived and you plan to replace it, I'd recommend the Garmin 276C since it's waterproof. . It's a great unit only the size and shape my not work as well on some of the naked bikes with limited mounting options.

    Good luck on resolving the ticket.
    why would someone replace a radar detector with a GPS?

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    New Glassess

    Bubba, you need to get your glassess fixed the presciption for 70/50 is going to cost you more than the loss of you detector in the rain. Hope Tuesday is better.

    Good Luck
    Russ
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