Would cops be more inclined to not ask permission to search my motorcycle at a stop? Unlike a car that has locking doors?
Not that not having locking doors makes it "legal". It is just as illegal without probable cause or reasonable suspicion. Let's just say some dumb traffic stop, was doing 5 over?
I met a guy from Idaho, ran a New stop sign that had just been installed. He'd live there 20 years, cop stopped , asked to search, he said NO and locked doors. All cop could do was get dog. When no hits, had to let him. go. If I were in similar, would cop simple search Away, not even Ask?
Before I get this profiling nonsense; my choice to ride, my choice Of bike and riding clothes, etc, do not make me, or anyone, a :"suspect".
"Search on a Motorcycle" ? Ever see "Easy Rider". There are saddlebags, travel trunks, all kindsa tool and accessory compartments, stashed under seat, in fuel/oil tanks, even inside tires.
None of these answers are quite on the mark. I mean a real cop like Bruce--what would a cop Do, not what law says?
Carson, I am NOT a smuggler. We all have a right against unwarranted S & S. Beats Me what an "air box" is. Clogging intakes decreases performance. It isn't huge like on a car.
Steve you are dead wrong. Anything they might see thru a window or smell , say pot, then they need no warrant. That is reasonable suspicion. I am asking; since unlocked saddlebags come open so easily ,do they ten just Peek? I don't think so.
So far they just wave me on, even with 15 other bikers. Even though I wear the leathers and patches, loud Harley. . Even coming from Mexico.