This is a warning/vent!!! Last weekend Arc and I, decided to do a re-run of the Icicle ride. We were in Heathcote and as we pulled up into a Service station to re-fuel, two marked boys in blue on bikes coming down the other decided to pull in also. After a quick license check, and a look over the bikes, both were happy. One Officer went off and chatted while the other spent time talking with Arc and myself about every from our bikes, Arc's tyre, riding styles, their bikes etc. We were standing at the rear of Arc's and my bike and nothing was said in regards to the set of especially my bike... All good and the fun continued. Fast forward a week til Saturday (dont like the pies and think the saints are a pack of fairies... Anyway!!!) Knew Arc and a few others were riding the Spurs, so headed out that way behind them, in hope of catching up. Enjoying the newly serviced bike and set up, up through Reefton, being a good boy and then hit Marysville - Woods Point rd junction and there was 4 boys in blue standing on the road, so i pull in, 1 green marked s/wagon, 1 marked bike, 1 unmarked bike, two guys out of the car, talk with me first, how they are out here for the safety of riders, etc etc a breatho and all clear, then over to the bike boys would had been wandering around the bike. They went over everything, checked the tyres and said, "Gee you right to edges on the back,", my answer, 'Well thats what their for!!!" Mentioned i spend some time on the track and just up in the mountians for a relax from the week. They continued over the bike, neither cracking a smile or up for any small chat, then got me to sit on the bike, on a slope and were looking at the rear, then started on about my rear was not legal.... blah blah blah So what come out of it was, them issuing me with a Defect Notice for my Fender Eliminator, which is not at 45 degrees from the rear axle, on my near perfect bike, which apparently saved me the $300 fine to go with the Defect notice. I asked them why i wasnt pulled up on this last week, after the boy in blue at Heathcote had a look at my bike and the answer was "he's not here".... So im guessing it a Reefton thing, if they cant do you for speeding they will do you for whatever else they can to warrant 4 of them being out there. I checked out the Defect notice, the part of vehicle in need of Attention - Mud Flap/Number plate/ Lamp Assembly and the Attention Reguired - to comply with Australian Design rules/standers for registration. Anyway more than pissed off now about what bullsh*t im hearing. I gear up and head off. Get to Marysville, catch up with Arc, Brian, Heather and Andy, tell them my fun i just had and they were in shock. So basically this a warning to every rider who's bike is modified and rides the Spurs... Look out, you will get done. They mentioned thay will be there every weekend from now on. Im p*ssed at this, as if safety is what they are looking at improving, i doubt giving me a defect notice for me Fender Eliminator will improve that!!! Have fun up there, as you now have 1 less bike that will not be riding up there!!!