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Richard230

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Another Zero advantage
« on: February 10, 2018, 05:27:49 AM »

Yesterday, my daughter visited a donut shop in downtown San Rafael, CA, where she parked at a metered parking space without paying, figuring that she could get in and out of the shop before the meter maid arrived.  She should have known that she wasn't going to move fast enough to beat a cop at a donut shop.  When she came out with a half dozen donuts, she found the maid fingering his ticket smart phone app.  Just as she was thinking of an excuse - such as I was sure that "I could get away with it" or that "she had no idea cops could move so fast".  ::) The maid asked what kind of motorcycle she was riding and she responded that it was an electric Zero.  The fellow then told her that he couldn't give her a parking  ticket because the Zero brand wasn't in his computer and therefore he couldn't write the ticket.  "Tough luck", she said as she got on her bike and quietly rode off, chuckling all the way home.   ;D
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Richard's motorcycle collection:  2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.

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Re: Another Zero advantage
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 07:58:59 AM »

That is awesome!

If only we could be so lucky at toll plazas!   ::)
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Re: Another Zero advantage
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 08:00:43 AM »

How much does a parking ticket cost?

ZERO
bwahahaha!!!!
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"Before attempting to beat the odds, first determine if you can survive the odds beating you."

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Re: Another Zero advantage
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 02:21:48 PM »

Great story!

Unfortunately having a Zero didn't help when the coppers stopped me for crossing a white line.  I don't think my attitude helped either now I think of it... 
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Re: Another Zero advantage
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 03:39:18 PM »

Electric bikes park free in most London bike bays where they now charge for ice bikes.

I got stopped for speeding on my FXS a while ago. The cop suggested ignoring my speed if I accepted the lesser offence of a small number plate without arguing. I took the deal. He didn't even notice the bike was electric until I said "at least you can't do me for a loud pipe too".
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Re: Another Zero advantage
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 02:21:31 AM »

Nice.  What also works is, "Any way I can pay the fine right here"   Said as she opens the donut box
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Re: Another Zero advantage
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 10:55:05 PM »

Awsome!  ;)

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Re: Another Zero advantage
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 10:39:35 PM »

SFMTA has no trouble ticketing Zeros.

They have more experience with exotic makes, I guess, they program their handhelds to let them type in the make!  And indeed when they couldn't read "vectrix" on my vectrix, they gave me a ticket for it anyway.
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It's like flying, but with more traction.  And none of that Z-axis complexity.

Lost my faith in Zero with my 2011 S, but regained it with my 2014 SR.  Diginow SCv2 changed my SR from a fun ride to primary transport.

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Re: Another Zero advantage
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 10:42:29 AM »

I only got pulled over once for a random breath test, the cops and me had a lengthy chat about my bike, they seemed very impressed.
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