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  • Ran the border and got 4 more covered bridges in Canada. I was trying for 5, but the road to one of them turned into a muddy mess, that would have been a challenge in my jeep.


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  • Pictures, I don't need no stinkin' pictures. Rode the back roads into Harbor Freight to get a couple of drop cloths and funnels (we're water sealing the church tomorrow, fun). Then took a side trip to visit Tennessee's' Finest Highway Patrol. Wanted to get a copy of the paper that was waved in my face by a Trooper while on the way home from Homecoming. This is the standard that the HP is trying to enforce here in Tennessee. Pipe dreams:


    I spoke to a Defense Attorney (actually a former State Trooper) that has successfully gotten 2 helmet tickets dismissed and is currently working on a 3rd. This was in Grundy County (Tennessee vs Rainwater) He is confident that these will continue to be dismissed. According to him law 308 excluding autocycles, supersedes 302b. This along with the seat belt, sitting in a seat and not straddling like a bike. He also stated that this is fully enclosed by definition. The bottom line I have not found a ticket that has been upheld in the courts in Tennessee. All taken to court have been dismissed. He believes this will continue to happen until they clear up the the wording in the law. I have his contact info if you want to confirm or have gotten a ticket and need a recommendation for a defense Attorney.

  • I spoke to a Defense Attorney (actually a former State Trooper) that has successfully gotten 2 helmet tickets dismissed and is currently working on a 3rd. This was in Grundy County (Tennessee vs Rainwater) He is confident that these will continue to be dismissed. According to him law 308 excluding autocycles, supersedes 302b. This along with the seat belt, sitting in a seat and not straddling like a bike. He also stated that this is fully enclosed by definition. The bottom line I have not found a ticket that has been upheld in the courts in Tennessee. All taken to court have been dismissed. He believes this will continue to happen until they clear up the the wording in the law. I have his contact info if you want to confirm or have gotten a ticket and need a recommendation for a defense Attorney.

    Here in California "fully enclosed" three wheel motorcycles that are within some specific dimensions which the slingshot is within are exempt from the helmet requirement - unfortunately what "fully enclosed" is is not defined and is left to the judge to decide - I personally know a guy got a helmet slingshot ticked dismissed by showing a picture of his slingshot with his homemade canvas top they is very much like twist or bullet speed top


    unfortunately he had to take off work to go to court two different days, first to enter a plea and second for a hearing where the police officer could be there


    to me this is not worth it - my time and income lost to go fight a helmet ticket is worth more than just paying the ticket and in the end it is just easier to where the 1/2 helmet

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  • I spoke to a Defense Attorney (actually a former State Trooper) that has successfully gotten 2 helmet tickets dismissed and is currently working on a 3rd. This was in Grundy County (Tennessee vs Rainwater) He is confident that these will continue to be dismissed. According to him law 308 excluding autocycles, supersedes 302b. This along with the seat belt, sitting in a seat and not straddling like a bike. He also stated that this is fully enclosed by definition. The bottom line I have not found a ticket that has been upheld in the courts in Tennessee. All taken to court have been dismissed. He believes this will continue to happen until they clear up the the wording in the law. I have his contact info if you want to confirm or have gotten a ticket and need a recommendation for a defense Attorney.

    That all sounds well and good...so the state is going to get pissed because of all the dismissed tickets (think lost income and officers pissed off because they look like idiots) and some smarty pants will say we need to change the law so they have to wear helmets...and while we’re at it what about that autocycle classification, we need to fix that too......then the Pandora’s box is opened...and someone will get screwed and it won’t be the law makers.


    Careful what you wish for.



    Some smart prosecutor convicted a guy for premeditated murder because right before he pulled the trigger he shouted...”I’ll kill you” ....that took if from self defense to becoming murder....


    Now do you think that was really premeditated? Technicality....a split second made it premeditated.. the jury bought it.


    Moral of that story...never say those words with a loaded gun in your hand...


    I said that to a guy I was beating the crap out of one night in a parking lot.....now if he would have died....they could have said I heard him yell he was going to kill him...



    The next infamous words will be ........My lawyer got me off for not wearing a helmet...next everybody gets screwed....

  • I spoke to a Defense Attorney (actually a former State Trooper) that has successfully gotten 2 helmet tickets dismissed and is currently working on a 3rd. This was in Grundy County (Tennessee vs Rainwater) He is confident that these will continue to be dismissed. According to him law 308 excluding autocycles, supersedes 302b. This along with the seat belt, sitting in a seat and not straddling like a bike. He also stated that this is fully enclosed by definition. The bottom line I have not found a ticket that has been upheld in the courts in Tennessee. All taken to court have been dismissed. He believes this will continue to happen until they clear up the the wording in the law. I have his contact info if you want to confirm or have gotten a ticket and need a recommendation for a defense Attorney.

    Thanks. I did not get a citation, not even a written warning. Just verbal that I have to wear. The trooper I spoke with in Knoxville agreed that the law is really unclear. But, they have to follow the directions on HQ and push the issue.

    John
    '15 Nuc 'em 'til they glow orange
    '15 Ram 2500
    '16 Denali 289 RK
    '17 Mazda 3 HB


    :ORANGESS:


    SOG supporter

  • Here in California "fully enclosed" three wheel motorcycles that are within some specific dimensions which the slingshot is within are exempt from the helmet requirement - unfortunately what "fully enclosed" is is not defined and is left to the judge to decide - I personally know a guy got a helmet slingshot ticked dismissed by showing a picture of his slingshot with his homemade canvas top they is very much like twist or bullet speed top


    unfortunately he had to take off work to go to court two different days, first to enter a plea and second for a hearing where the police officer could be there


    to me this is not worth it - my time and income lost to go fight a helmet ticket is worth more than just paying the ticket and in the end it is just easier to where the 1/2 helmet

    I’m on a different position. Retired with nothing better to do than torque some jaws. Actually, it gives me something to do. 🤣

    John
    '15 Nuc 'em 'til they glow orange
    '15 Ram 2500
    '16 Denali 289 RK
    '17 Mazda 3 HB


    :ORANGESS:


    SOG supporter

  • I took mine out and found the line painting crew and immediately ran over the yellow line spraying yellow paint on my exhaust pipes....the rear end protector, swing arm and up under the back deck.....

    Had to get out the pressure washer to clean it up....last year I did it in white....

  • The legend himself EjFord doing what ej does best. If we were all this smooth

    it was amazing watching the pro at work. We walked back to the slings and these young ladies were getting their pictures taken by their boyfriends in front of all the slings and EjFord just walks up no words spoken and takes the young ladies hand and escorted her to his sling and told her to try it out. Then he just gives that grin and watched as they all took turns sitting in his pimp machine. He is so smooth that the rest of us guys just watched the magic :00008172:

  • it was amazing watching the pro at work. We walked back to the slings and these young ladies were getting their pictures taken by their boyfriends in front of all the slings and EjFord just walks up no words spoken and takes the young ladies hand and escorted her to his sling and told her to try it out. Then he just gives that grin and watched as they all took turns sitting in his pimp machine. He is so smooth that the rest of us guys just watched the magic :00008172:

    I love EjFord , but I'm still watching him around my daughters . . . .