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Old 01-04-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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New wheelie law in IL

Thoughts..?

http://www.bikebandit.com/community/...0#.UOeduhPgVjU

the part about "no hands" kinda got me. Theres been plenty of times ive taken my hands off for a few seconds on a long ride to stretch if im in a spot that i cant safely pull over
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:52 PM   #2
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Wow...what's sad is majority voted these jackholes in that make these kind of laws. At least when a motorcyclist is doing a wheelie or endo he is paying attention not texting or smashing a cheeseburger in his face
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:15 PM   #3
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Wow...what's sad is majority voted these jackholes in that make these kind of laws. At least when a motorcyclist is doing a wheelie or endo he is paying attention not texting or smashing a cheeseburger in his face
That's your argument? That the motorcycle rider is paying attention? C'mon man. Looks like IL had enough of douchebags stunting on public roads and I say fuck'em.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:52 PM   #4
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Re: New wheelie law in IL

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Thoughts..?

http://www.bikebandit.com/community/...0#.UOeduhPgVjU

the part about "no hands" kinda got me. Theres been plenty of times ive taken my hands off for a few seconds on a long ride to stretch if im in a spot that i cant safely pull over
I'll wager we will see more and more of this. Florida has strict laws regarding motorcyclists and with Baltimore's "black Sunday" and the "crash memorial ride" in Dallas there will be more laws passed coast to coast.

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Wow...what's sad is majority voted these jackholes in that make these kind of laws. At least when a motorcyclist is doing a wheelie or endo he is paying attention not texting or smashing a cheeseburger in his face
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:54 PM   #5
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Re: New wheelie law in IL

stunting, sure. fuck them. but taking hands off the bars?? come on...too far
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:01 PM   #6
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stunting, sure. fuck them. but taking hands off the bars?? come on...too far
But it's aimed towards stunting than the guy sitting up to ease back pain etc.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:23 PM   #7
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Re: New wheelie law in IL

yeah but cops are cops. they'll fine you as much as they can. so the guy stretch back with his hands off the bar will get the same treatment as the guy with his hands off the bars cos he's pulling the superman stunt (or whatever it's called).
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:23 PM   #8
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$1000 fine for a wheelie while speeding? I hope that would use just that charge and fine, and not add that onto reckless driving charges. It seems that the fine would be punishment enough, though I suppose that some situations might call for both charges.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:30 PM   #9
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yeah but cops are cops. they'll fine you as much as they can. so the guy stretch back with his hands off the bar will get the same treatment as the guy with his hands off the bars cos he's pulling the superman stunt (or whatever it's called).
You're stereotyping that all cops are dicks and all cops in IL will write you a ticket if you sit up and stretch. This simply isn't the case. Most will realize why that law was implemented and not bust balls on the non-stunting rider, sitting up to stretch. As with any other profession, there are good guys and there are dickheads. The only time my hands come off the handle bars is when I'm not stopped anyway, so if I lived in IL, I'm worried about any part of this law.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:35 PM   #10
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stunting, sure. fuck them. but taking hands off the bars?? come on...too far
Florida has a "both feet on the pegs at all times" and a "no standing up" law both of which I do on multi-hundred mile rides.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:36 PM   #11
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I'm fine with the stunting part, but the "no hands" law is excessive IMO. I'm pretty sure most cops wouldn't give a rider a hard time if he/she took their hands off the bars for a second or two though. But, thankfully I live in California.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:33 AM   #12
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Re: New wheelie law in IL

I was threatened to be fined/ticketed or which ever it was for sitting up on my gas tank in a 15mph zone down by the beach at 2am. Some times do have nothing better to do
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:37 AM   #13
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Re: New wheelie law in IL

Should see a nice rise in bikers running from the cops......as if there weren't enough of them already.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:55 AM   #14
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I was threatened to be fined/ticketed or which ever it was for sitting up on my gas tank in a 15mph zone down by the beach at 2am. Some times do have nothing better to do
You live in the squid capital of the world, so when you do something squidish even at 2am you're gonna get stopped. And that is when most cops are out looking for drunks, so that's an easy stop for them to possibly pick up a drunk. That's probably the worst time to be riding on a street bike in Florida.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:25 AM   #15
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Should see a nice rise in bikers running from the cops......as if there weren't enough of them already.
Mehhh...not so much from what ive seen/been told. ISP is stocked FULL of young-bucks trying to throw their weight around like they have something to prove all the time. I was stopped by one for my license plate being sideways on my swingarm. He tried to tell me that the only legal display is directly above the tire, left to right. He got all puffy chested till id shown him my pocket copy of the law..not in his favor (as of jan 1, 2012, its LEGAL to display on the swingarm sideways, along with the Red Light bill..which is wonderful btw)

Also...great sig u have there. Thats my favorite movie of all time lol
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Re: New wheelie law in IL

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_2395824.html got to love this too im a big fan for this one
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:33 AM   #17
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Re: New wheelie law in IL

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You're stereotyping that all cops are dicks and all cops in IL will write you a ticket if you sit up and stretch. This simply isn't the case. Most will realize why that law was implemented and not bust balls on the non-stunting rider, sitting up to stretch. As with any other profession, there are good guys and there are dickheads. The only time my hands come off the handle bars is when I'm not stopped anyway, so if I lived in IL, I'm worried about any part of this law.
I think you'll find hes talking from experiences with aussie cops , who are a different breed to Yanks cops ... they carry much more power in seizing vehicles and they dont make many friend with the way they deal with bikers in general ... do a little research into the struggles the biking community lately in Australia and the rubbish national laws there trying to bring in !!!!!
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:52 AM   #18
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Florida has a "both feet on the pegs at all times" and a "no standing up" law both of which I do on multi-hundred mile rides.
You a stunna
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:26 AM   #19
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Re: New wheelie law in IL

You guys in IL can thank the douchebags that don't have the common sense to NOT stunt in traffic for this
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Re: New wheelie law in IL

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http://www.bikebandit.com/community/...0#.UOeduhPgVjU

the part about "no hands" kinda got me. Theres been plenty of times ive taken my hands off for a few seconds on a long ride to stretch if im in a spot that i cant safely pull over
GOOD!!!. Dont want the fine? Dont be a moron on the street.

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Wow...what's sad is majority voted these jackholes in that make these kind of laws. At least when a motorcyclist is doing a wheelie or endo he is paying attention not texting or smashing a cheeseburger in his face
This nonsensical argument has to be one of the DUMBEST I have ever seen on this forum

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yeah but cops are cops. they'll fine you as much as they can. so the guy stretch back with his hands off the bar will get the same treatment as the guy with his hands off the bars cos he's pulling the superman stunt (or whatever it's called).


Most any cop would know the difference in a dude stretching or relxing riding, and trying to do a "stunt", which is what it is aimed at

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I was threatened to be fined/ticketed or which ever it was for sitting up on my gas tank in a 15mph zone down by the beach at 2am. Some times do have nothing better to do
GOOD!!! Sit on the damn seat. It is what it is made for.

And sitting on the tank, really? Stuntin' like it is 1999 yo! .

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You guys in IL can thank the douchebags that don't have the common sense to NOT stunt in traffic for this


Yup. Thank the dudes sittin on their tank in 15mph zones for it
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