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GillaFunk
08-07-2010, 10:14 AM
So, I'm picking up a new rifle down in livermore today. I hate driving and was going to pick up the rifle and throw it in a case and strap it to the back of my motorbike.

From what I read, that's perfectly legal, no?

Librarian
08-07-2010, 11:53 AM
So, I'm picking up a new rifle down in livermore today. I hate driving and was going to pick up the rifle and throw it in a case and strap it to the back of my motorbike.

From what I read, that's perfectly legal, no?

Strict legality, lock the case if you must go anywhere near a school. Otherwise that plan is fine.

Vox
08-07-2010, 12:09 PM
If you're not going near schools you don't even have to put it in the case you can sling it across your back, if I remember correctly.

jokat989
08-07-2010, 12:11 PM
you dont need the case because that would be open carying. just stay away fom school zones and the likes
edit:beat me by seconds

CSACANNONEER
08-07-2010, 12:15 PM
I did it back in the late 80's but, WHEN (not if) you get pulled over, you better do exactly what you are told to. Do not take your hands off you hadle bars until instructed and be ready for a long sit in handcuffs. You might want to keep your attorny/s number on speed dial and have a all relavant laws preprinted to present to the officers who pull you over.

SJgunguy24
08-07-2010, 12:26 PM
I've picked up a couple of rifles and brought them home on a Mt. bike. I worked a CGN booth at the San Jose gun show and brought an AK with me, transported on my Mt. bike. Just keep it in a case, and toss a lock on the case.
You would be suprised how nice and respectful people are when you have a rifle strapped to your back. One lady was trying to pass me and she was going to make a very hard right turn directly in front of me, and for some reason she hit the brakes instaed of hitting me. Was it the rifle case? Only she will know.:rolleyes:

SoCal Gunner
08-07-2010, 12:36 PM
I had no idea I could sling my shotgun (unloaded) over my shoulder and hop on my motorcycle for a drive as long as I avoid school zones. I may do that, just because I can someday.

dwtt
08-07-2010, 3:07 PM
I did it back in the late 80's but, WHEN (not if) you get pulled over, you better do exactly what you are told to. Do not take your hands off you hadle bars until instructed and be ready for a long sit in handcuffs. You might want to keep your attorny/s number on speed dial and have a all relavant laws preprinted to present to the officers who pull you over.

I carried my Colt Sporter in a soft rifle case on my Interceptor from San Francisco and Lake Chabot in the late 1980's and early 1990's and never had a cop pull me over. Even the CHP in the bay area know it's legal. Disregard the advice above, you won't be pulled over just for the shotgun. You might be pulled over for other things, though, so keep your speed legal and remember to signal all lane changes and turns, which is good practice anyway.

Vectrexer
08-08-2010, 12:52 AM
Gone to Coyote Point and other placed with the cased rifle slung across the back. Locked case for every trip with a simple lock to comply if stopped.

I am sure it's pretty obvious to everyone around what is on my back since the bike has a Calguns decal on it and my case yells "rifle". No strange looks so far. Only thumbs up from other drivers and safety comments/questions from other riders.

Never a problem so far. I never fear I am going to get stopped even when riding by schools. (I live next to one.) The only thing on my mind is going down on the highway with what amounts to a spear strapped on. Still need to get a rifle rack for the STeed or convert a bag so that it carries a rifle.

nukechaser
08-08-2010, 7:08 AM
Do you golf?

Take out a couple of clubs to make room for your new rifle and slip it into your golf bag. This "urban camo" might be enough to avoid further scrutiny of having a bag slung over your shoulder while on two wheels.

Folks won't give it a second glance...

greasemonkey
08-08-2010, 7:24 AM
Do you golf?

Take out a couple of clubs to make room for your new rifle and slip it into your golf bag. This "urban camo" might be enough to avoid further scrutiny of having a bag slung over your shoulder while on two wheels.

Folks won't give it a second glance...

I've noticed a fair amount of guys around here lately with guitar case backpacks on their bikes, sticking straight up and I can't help but wonder what's really there.:43:

Can'thavenuthingood
08-08-2010, 8:00 AM
Here is another thing to consider with your favorite thunderstick strapped to your sissy bar.
While you are sitting at the stop lights, the local thuggery decides they want your stuff. As you are taking care of your running bike, kickstand up and in gear, left hand holding clutch lever in disengaged position, the crew slices the bungee and runs off with Vera.

What are you going to do?

Have you practiced that drill?

Vick

CSACANNONEER
08-08-2010, 8:04 AM
I carried my Colt Sporter in a soft rifle case on my Interceptor from San Francisco and Lake Chabot in the late 1980's and early 1990's and never had a cop pull me over. Even the CHP in the bay area know it's legal. Disregard the advice above, you won't be pulled over just for the shotgun. You might be pulled over for other things, though, so keep your speed legal and remember to signal all lane changes and turns, which is good practice anyway.

I did not have my rifle in a case. Also, yea, disregard my advise. Instead, if you happen to get pulled over, don't keep your hands on the handlebars, hell, why enen stop? But, if you do, don't worry, dwtt knows that every single LEO already knows that carrying a long gun on your back is legal so, you won't have any problems if you happen to get pulled over.:rolleyes:

bodger
08-08-2010, 8:35 AM
I had no idea I could sling my shotgun (unloaded) over my shoulder and hop on my motorcycle for a drive as long as I avoid school zones. I may do that, just because I can someday.


That's going to be pretty hard to do though, avoiding all school zones. I've tried to accurately map out all of the GFSZs around my house. It's like a minefield.

MrPlutonium
08-08-2010, 9:29 AM
Do you think the case will make any unwanted lift/drag at speed? Won't it act like a wing or an airbrake?

Skidmark
08-08-2010, 10:11 AM
So how did it go, G-funk?

Dirk Tungsten
08-08-2010, 10:35 AM
Here is another thing to consider with your favorite thunderstick strapped to your sissy bar.
While you are sitting at the stop lights, the local thuggery decides they want your stuff. As you are taking care of your running bike, kickstand up and in gear, left hand holding clutch lever in disengaged position, the crew slices the bungee and runs off with Vera.

What are you going to do?

Have you practiced that drill?

Vick

This is a good post and a very important point. Everyone needs to consider this scenario if they intend to transport this way.

Monte
08-08-2010, 11:56 AM
I'm surprised no one has posted that picture of someone (don't recall who) riding a scooter and carrying an AR (iirc) slung over their shoulder. I would have, but I can't seem to find it...

greasemonkey
08-08-2010, 12:21 PM
There are too many school zones in city limits here but out in the country I don't think it'd be much of an issue around here to have an AR slung over your back on a bike.

REDHORSE
08-08-2010, 12:46 PM
I've done the locked rifle softcase across the handlebars (actually wedged between the windscreen and bars) to work numerous times. As long as the rifle wasn't too long, I like to 'share' lanes between cars. I don't want it sticking too far past the grips.

I will often pickup my guns from the FFL on my bike if it's a weekday. Trying to get to the FFL in time before they close in a cage in rush hour after work doesn't give me much time. On a bike I can get there in half to a third of the time through traffic.

Transported my 3-gun gear on my BMW bike (rangebag,handgun, and RAW AR15 lower on my side hardcases), shotgun with barrel pulled to reduce length and my AR upper on my rear luggage rack. AR15s are easy to break down and put into my lockable side cases or locked backpack.

I really like to avoid strapping metal objects to my body (back) when riding, just in case I go down. I' rather strap it to the bike if I can.

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Can'thavenuthingood
08-08-2010, 12:54 PM
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Those last 2 guys aren't wearing helmets, they will most likely get pulled over and cited.

Vick

SJgunguy24
08-08-2010, 1:02 PM
Those last 2 guys aren't wearing helmets, they will most likely get pulled over and cited.

Vick

Ahhnooold doesn't need a heeelmat, there's nothing of value to preserve in that skull.

safewaysecurity
08-08-2010, 1:15 PM
Thought it doesn't mater if you are within 1,000 feet of a school if you are carrying a long gun. Thought that was only for hanguns... what's the deal?

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08-08-2010, 1:20 PM
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SoCal Gunner
08-08-2010, 1:30 PM
The bike with the revolver in it reminded me of a bike forum post about security alarms for motorcycles; One guy responded saying he leaves an empty holster strapped across the seat - LOL.

Mulay El Raisuli
08-09-2010, 8:53 AM
I've noticed a fair amount of guys around here lately with guitar case backpacks on their bikes, sticking straight up and I can't help but wonder what's really there.:43:


Starting from back in the 90s, that's the way I carried my long guns.


The Raisuli

greasemonkey
08-09-2010, 1:52 PM
Starting from back in the 90s, that's the way I carried my long guns.


The Raisuli

Even though you're not required to answer what's in the guitar case, it's not lying to say it's a musical instrument.:)

Wherryj
08-09-2010, 4:16 PM
If you're not going near schools you don't even have to put it in the case you can sling it across your back, if I remember correctly.

I wonder how many LEOs you'd attract by doing that?

Wherryj
08-09-2010, 4:20 PM
[QUOTE



Those last 2 guys aren't wearing helmets, they will most likely get pulled over and cited.

Vick[/QUOTE]

I missed the entire point of that movie? The cop was chasing them the entire movie for LOC and failing to wear a helmet?

planedude86
08-10-2010, 5:08 AM
Thought it doesn't mater if you are within 1,000 feet of a school if you are carrying a long gun. Thought that was only for hanguns... what's the deal?

Federal GFSZ vs. State PC 626.9. The feds want all your guns in a locked rack or case.

Donny1
08-11-2010, 9:21 AM
I'm picking up a pistol today from a PPT at Turners on my bike. So is it legal to have it in a locked case stuffed inside the front of my jacket? Or does it need to be in a separate container, ie, backback or sadlebag?

REDHORSE
08-11-2010, 8:11 PM
I'll be picking up a carbine on my bike soon. Just waiting for shipping notification, before I can start my DROS. ;)

GillaFunk
08-11-2010, 9:07 PM
So how did it go, G-funk?

Went fine. I put the rifle in a case in a duffle bag and rode all though Livermore and San Jose on my new FJR. Even stopped and had lunch at Wendy's. Kept chuckling to myself thinking "I have a fooking rifle just 100 feet away. Beezay BETTA GIMME MY REFILL!, er else der gonna be TRUBBLE!!!"

thanks for the help gents.

AND BTW...I would NEVER strap a rifle on my back while riding; just THINK what would happen if you got hit. FOOK THAT!

GillaFunk
08-11-2010, 9:12 PM
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Trail 90 with Jesse's, RT top-case and a long-gun = AWESOMENESS!!

inbox485
08-13-2010, 2:37 PM
I did not have my rifle in a case. Also, yea, disregard my advise. Instead, if you happen to get pulled over, don't keep your hands on the handlebars, hell, why enen stop? But, if you do, don't worry, dwtt knows that every single LEO already knows that carrying a long gun on your back is legal so, you won't have any problems if you happen to get pulled over.:rolleyes:

Nicer than I would've been. Guy needs to puruse OCDO for a count of LEO's that seem uncomfortable enough with open carry to forget exactly what the law says.

nvzable
08-14-2010, 9:38 AM
Those motorcycle pics are awesome - love it!

However, the fact of the matter is it won't do us any good if members aren't allowed to own anymore. Keep it smart, and don't do anything stupid. Remember the anti's are everywhere, looking to capitalize on any opporunity to make us look out of control and not knowing up from down. Things are going our way, just got to be patient...

Lecture off: Is that pic of the guy on the bike with the AK strapped to his back cool or what?! - TOTALLY AWESOME!!! ahahahah - my Grandma would be rolling in her grave!