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May 20, 2005, 01:50 PM

Can somebody tell me where my b/f can take his bike to have it calibrated? The only place he knows of is in Richmond and he wants me to ride down there with him. Somebody come to my rescue and keep me closer!!!

Anyone??


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May 20, 2005, 01:53 PM

What needs to be calibrated? the Speedometer?


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Okay, that's a trick question. Here's the situation. He got a REALLY big ticket last week and he said that it has to be calibrated before he goes to court. Maybe the speedometer since he will probably try to dispute the charges. So, having said that, do you know where he could go (closer) to have the speedometer calibrated??


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May 20, 2005, 02:03 PM

Take it to Fast Lane Cycles in Chantilly.....they calibrated my boys bike and he got out of his ticket. The guy that owns Fast Lane says most bikes today stock r any where from 5 to 10 mph off!! Its bout a 10 min ride from your house in Ashburn.


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Thanks! That's good info! I'll pass it on!


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Stacey check your Private Messages. You've got mail!


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How does getting your bike calibrated get you out of a ticket? Most of them read too fast, don't they?
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BTW, I did the same thing, and it didn't help jack shit with my ticket. They didn't even look at it. I might as well have burned the 60$.

The only time it MIGHT help is he was close to the reckless limit, eg 2-3 mph off above... and then you might be able to finagle them to drop it down to a speeding ticket vs reckless..... but then again MIGHT.

How much over was he going?


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In most courts if you can prove faulty equipment (uncalibrated speedometer) they will dismiss the charges. Worst case they will drop it from reckless to speeding. Same with cars.


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So when you show up with a report that says that your speedometer was reading 5-10 mph fast, do you say...Sorry judge, I thought I was going faster?
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BTW, I did the same thing, and it didn't help jack shit with my ticket. They didn't even look at it. I might as well have burned the 60$.

The only time it MIGHT help is he was close to the reckless limit, eg 2-3 mph off above... and then you might be able to finagle them to drop it down to a speeding ticket vs reckless..... but then again MIGHT.

How much over was he going?
The big question is where did he get it? Was it by a state trooper of local?


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BTW, I did the same thing, and it didn't help jack shit with my ticket. They didn't even look at it. I might as well have burned the 60$.

The only time it MIGHT help is he was close to the reckless limit, eg 2-3 mph off above... and then you might be able to finagle them to drop it down to a speeding ticket vs reckless..... but then again MIGHT.

How much over was he going?
The big question is where did he get it? Was it by a state trooper of local?
If it was in ThiefFax hes screwed


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So when you show up with a report that says that your speedometer was reading 5-10 mph fast, do you say...Sorry judge, I thought I was going faster?

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So, uh, how'd that ticket turn out?.......


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