Riding through a pedestrian mall has to be illegal. That cop was putting other people at risk by doing what he did just to give you a ticket. Then again the QLD police do have a reputation for harassment. You must have been tempted to dob him in for riding on the footpath.I run an hour a day & I did the old ‘no walk sign’ bolt.. I’d seen the bike cop sitting at the lights. I had ear phones in & I heard the siren but kept going at full tilt & I can run a bit.. he put his 1300 yammy up onto the footpath & I took off 90 degrees into a mall .. I saw him take another footpath & start to ride into the friggin mall !! I backtracked 🤣 ..prick still got me $53. I see nsw has a sissy height rule yet not in qld but we have the same no stabbie point sissy bar rule.
Yeah NSW just had to put that rule in, but without a point you can still get a reasonably tall bar on. The dumb thing about that rule is that it can't be higher than the rider's head. So if you are taller the sissy bar can be higher and the rule does not say if "higher than the rider's head" includes your helmet. The cops have never given me grief over any of my sissy bars. Indicators, air cleaner, exhaust and handle bar height have all been checked during either a random breath test or a routine traffic stop.