Help me out- point out what "advice" I gave. I told what I do- I don't recall telling someone lacking their CPL to do the same.
I believe you said something to the effect that until they prove to you that you can be in on a motorcycle you would carry anyway. Ah, yes here is what you said;
"As far as "in" or "on" when an LEO can show me how to ride "in" my M/C I'll comply, but until then will have to use my common sense in vehicle operation."
If you are sans a CPL and get stopped, the officer will demonstrate nothing, he will write you or arrest you and let the judge decide. But your weekend trip will be totally screwed if he decides to arrest and it just ain't worth it until either an AG opinion or a test case comes about. Me thinks you common sense may make you a test case. Have fun spending your life's saving doing it.
Riverdog, (interesting handle as the Skokomish Indians here call themselves Riverdogs) You can carryyour pistol if it is unloaded, on yourself, concealed even, but not a good idea. Just put it unloaded in a bag and if the officer comes up with a reason to search, tell the officer ahead of time. It may prevent you from ending up looking down is pistol barrel. Let me tell you, not a fun experience because at that point he is super nervous and has way to much adrenalin pumping thru his system.