Cotten Mouth Chris,, If you where doing 25 in a 55 I would be very tempted to fight it.
I would comment to the Judge if I where riding a bike twice as wide as mine, I would Never split lanes to begin with because there is so little clearance.
But I was not riding a full bagger, Take some pictures of a full dresser, and your bike, put a yard stick across both to drive the point.
The second point is if this is a judgement call, the question to ask the officer one the stand is, Sir there are NO, NOT one officeer on the force that not disagree with you.
Third point is your honor the law states (this) I read it and went with what it said. The officer and I disagree what safe it and it is not clearly stated.
Down sides, you need to check and see for your self what being found guilty could cost you, because your the once paying the price not us.
I wave at ALL motorcycles including cops, most wave back.