Hey Guys, I've been riding 1 week tonight. I would just like to know everyones take on police and motorcyclists... On Friday night I was pulled over ( this was completely fair ) for lane splitting, technically I passed on the left hand side of a vehicle as I was in the right hand lane when I went up the middle. This policeman pulled me over and did the usual thing, check the license etc, and I told him I was a learner, and that I didn't have my L's up. I luckily had them in the boot. The reason I had them off was because I was heading up to Mt Barker along the freeway, and it would be folly to attempt that at 80ks an hour. Either way, we had a chat and he let me off without a fine. I've never been pulled over in the cage before, so this was a bit of an eye-opener and that I need to get be more careful. Tonight after dinner I thought "hey, nice night, I might go for a quick ride around some back streets and practise my cornering" so off I go, cruise around a bit, when I notice a car following me through all of the corners. I didn't go any faster, nor did I try and take more corners, I just kept doing what I was doing, this went on for about 5 minutes and I got fed up, I was pulling over to ask them why they were following me and the lights go on. I jump off the bike, shut it off and take off my helmet, ask them why they are following me.. all they end up doing is checking the bike over, rego and license and then let me go on my way. Is this common?? It really did ruin the ride for me, I was in the zone and having a good time. Both times I was pulled over the police seemed to have a hard time believing that the bike was a 250... maybe some education is in order, I don't know. This is more of a rant than anything, I just felt rather annoyed that they followed me for so long, to the point where I had to pull over as it was un-nerving me. Aaron. PS I know I did the wrong thing in the first instance, I just thought I'd share.