off road tires on road - anyone get a ticket?

Hey guys just got the L inspected tonight and she passed with a dunlop 752 on the front and a maxxis IT on the rear :ride: good to go baby yeh :thumbsup::ride: oh and it cost me $12.72 including sticker :cry::ride:

Just keep in mind (at least in CA) that all municipal police officers including CHP are empowered by the "State of California". Meaning, no matter where you see them (within CA), any police officer from ANY jurisdiction can give you a ticket (there are a few exceptions). Just because that cop car you see is from Los Angeles and you are in San Francisco, be aware he can still tag you.

True but it's a money loser for a Los angeles police officer to appear in a San Francisco court.

I run the DOT legal Dunlop 606's on my 650L - cops hate it, they really scrutinize anything that resembles a dirt bike on Whidbey Island in Washington state - they are all about tourism - and keeping the Harley riders happy...

I'm a local guy, law abiding 51 year old on a XR650L who goes to the store for something on the 650L and gets the squint from the Coupeville city cops, Island county sheriff or Washington State Patrol - damn dirt biker... until they see that tax paying up to date license plate - then they are happy! I have even had em do a 360 on the highway just to zoom up on me and then realize it is a dual sport with a plate.

I run the DOT legal Dunlop 606's on my 650L - cops hate it, they really scrutinize anything that resembles a dirt bike on Whidbey Island in Washington state - they are all about tourism - and keeping the Harley riders happy...

I'm a local guy, law abiding 51 year old on a XR650L who goes to the store for something on the 650L and gets the squint from the Coupeville city cops, Island county sheriff or Washington State Patrol - damn dirt biker... until they see that tax paying up to date license plate - then they are happy! I have even had em do a 360 on the highway just to zoom up on me and then realize it is a dual sport with a plate.

Hey! My best Army buddy was from Whidby, his name was Devlin Crose, he would be about 45 or so years old now....know him or his family?

Nope can't say I do....

I run the DOT legal Dunlop 606's on my 650L - cops hate it, they really scrutinize anything that resembles a dirt bike on Whidbey Island in Washington state - they are all about tourism - and keeping the Harley riders happy...

I have even had em do a 360 on the highway just to zoom up on me and then realize it is a dual sport with a plate.

So they actually stooped down and verified DOT on the D606's?

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I've been wondering, what are the best tires to put on my XR650L if I'm going to be doing mostly highway riding, but still want to be able to be fine on the occasional dirt road? I have the stock knobby tires on right now, but they're worn and I already slipped once with them and dropped the bike.

I run the DOT legal Dunlop 606's on my 650L - cops hate it, they really scrutinize anything that resembles a dirt bike on Whidbey Island in Washington state - they are all about tourism - and keeping the Harley riders happy...

I'm a local guy, law abiding 51 year old on a XR650L who goes to the store for something on the 650L and gets the squint from the Coupeville city cops, Island county sheriff or Washington State Patrol - damn dirt biker... until they see that tax paying up to date license plate - then they are happy! I have even had em do a 360 on the highway just to zoom up on me and then realize it is a dual sport with a plate.

The way I read this is that you have DOT tires. The cops "scrutinize anything that resembles a dirt bike on Whidbey Island." When they see the valid plate they loose interest.

My question is, have the cops ever actually looked at your tires? I run dirt knobbies, and I have had the same experience. The cops loose interest when they see the plate. It never gets to the point that they are checking tires.

I have been pulled over a few times by curious cops, not once was i actually doing anything wrong. Mostly they just wanted to see my papers, never had one really check out the tires. Most are shocked when i take off my helmet & they find out i am not some 16yr old kid.

I've run the stock desert Dunlops and well as 606's on my DS'ed XR650R.

I have been questioned about the bike twice by the local law, both times

just to find out "how my ass holds up on a long trip" and "hows the gas mileage" They never even looked at the tires but did ask how long they lasted

"on road" and how much they cost to replace. I guess if you look like and

behave like a law abiding citizen theyre pretty cool. :thumbsup:

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