Hi Everyone, Yesterday I picked up my first bike, a CBR250RR. I spent about 45 minutes riding around the estate that I got it from to get a feel for the bike. I needed to get comfortable with the controls and relearn everything that I was tought when I got my learners about a year ago. Especially get into the habit of turning off my indacators. Anyway that was all fun, and got home safely without any major problems. Just a couple of stalls but I guess that's to be expected. I went for another ride through the local streets this morning while the traffic is light. I felt a little adventerous so I decided to go visit a friend to show off my bike. I was being very careful, avoiding driving next to cars and trying my best to be as prodictable and smooth as possible. After about 30 minutes riding along the main roads and becoming quite comfetable this cop bike pulled up beside me and directed me to pull over. I'm thinking, "great I thought that I was going so well but maybe not...". I pull over and as I was taking of my helmet I gave the cop a friendly greeting and asked what problem was, in which is says "I'll give you a blasting after you've taken your helmet off". I'm thinking wtf I didn't think I was doing anything too bad. So I take my helmet off and he tells me in a stern authoritive voice "is there any reason why your riding an unregistered bike", and i'm like "as far as I know it isn't unregistered". Then he points out the registration sticker on the side and says that it's the colour of last years sticker. Luckally I still had all of the documents in the back of the bike for registration, transfer and receipts so I show the cop the registration bill and learner permit. He looks at it and says "yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, well I'm going to have to call up and make sure that it is currently registered". He calls up on the radio and as expected finds that it is registered, then he tells me "there are about 4 offences that I can fine you for here". I usually try to do the right thing and if there is anything that I can do better I'm always willing to change, so I ask "oh really, what?". He tells me that well your displaying your L plate but you could have done a better job at attaching that. So I explain that when fixing it on last night and having never done it before I decided that it would be best to create a new hole in the plate which meant that about 3cm would be under the number plate instead of about 1.5cm and it would also give it some extra support and reduce the chance of it falling off... He agreed so I ask "what else?". "You have your learners permit, L Plate, your bike is registered, your wearing a certified helmet, your just don't have a valid registration sticker so I guess 4 out if 5 isn't so bad". "Well you seem to be riding well, and you have all the nessecery documents to show that you are the owner, and since you only got the bike yesterday you will need to transfer it into your name tomorrow. I guess since not displaying your registration sticker is only a minor offence I guess I'll let you go but I'm feeling a little reluctant to do so". I tell him, when I get to my friends place I'll pay the registration and stick the new sticker on the bike. He then tells me that "well okay, that makes me feel better about letting you off this time". Then he tells me some information that other noobs might find useful to know. He says that before pulling over a bike they always look for the registration sticker is the right colour and they are wearing a helmet with the aussie standards sticker. It actually suprised me that they would look for stickers on a helmet and did consider buying a helmet online from overseas. On the way back it started to rain. Rain is one of the things that everyone seems to dislike but I kind of found it quite pleasent listening to the rain hit my helmet on the freeway cruising along at 100K. I was extra careful and gave myself extra room to break but it was not scary. I might go out again later today if it drys up because I agree that wet roads are not an ideal place to learn on, but I don't have to fear getting caught out in the rain anymore.