Afternoon ladies and gents. About 3 months ago I got pulled over by HWP and some lady stood there and inspected my bike for about 5 minutes (completely bone stock 2008 Triumph Daytona 675) and then proceeded to tell me that I've removed the mudguard and I need to put it back on. I advise that the rear assembly is as it was when I purchased the bike from the dealership and I have not modified it in any way. She advises that since I genuinely seem to have no idea about it, she's going to let me off but I have to fit the stock one back on or another of equivalent legality. I get home and spend about 2 hours googling images of my bike, factory released bikes, test bikes for MCN and stuff like that. Bottom line is that in all pictures of stock bikes, the rear assembly was identical to mine. To cut a long story short, the same goddamn cop pulled me up again today and then told me that because I'd not fixed the problem I was being issued a TIN for it. I proceeded to tell her that I followed it up (I went to Team Moto Triumph on Moss St, Brisbane and asked them whilst I was there) and it was stock. I told her that I did not want to modify the bike from stock as I wanted to remain basically as legal as possible with it so I chose not to "fix it" as it was not broken. So here I sit with a ticket in hand for driving a defective vehicle. Do I have recourse to take this to court and have it thrown out on the grounds that the bike is as it was when: A> Released from factory B> It passed roadworthy to be sold to me by a dealer The fact of the matter is that I refuse to go out and buy some dodgy ass peice of plastic to bolt onto the back of my bike just to satisfy some local asshole cop who seems to have it in for motorcycles (twice she's picked me out of a bunch of cars to pull over). So uh, what does everyone think?