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Old 02-09-2006, 09:58 AM   #166
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Since when is it a crime to stand on your pegs?!?
It is in a lot of countries.
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Old 02-09-2006, 10:28 AM   #167
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Since when is it a crime to stand on your pegs?!?

The law says something to the effect of "rider must remain seated on a seat premanently attached to the motorcycle".

I'm guessing that it is meant to address poorly-built choppers and the like.

The cop in the picture was insisting that I wouldn't be able to react quickly to hazards while standing (nevermind that I was in a long line of slow-moving traffic at the time). I asked him if he'd ever seen a motocross race on TV....He was just a jerk with a short-man complex, not one to be blinded by logic and reason.
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Old 02-09-2006, 01:16 PM   #168
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Old 02-09-2006, 10:59 PM   #169
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Old 02-09-2006, 11:17 PM   #170
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Most motorcops in Austin wear flip ups as well.
WSP wears them too. (Washington State Police)
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Old 02-10-2006, 05:52 AM   #171
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:28 AM   #172
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That's funny. I was talking to a New Orleans bike cop once in about 2000 who was sitting on the sidewalk and he let me in on a secret. During big events most of the cops are reserve cops rather than full timers, and the city has a warehouse full of decrepit motorcycles and cop cars. He told me that the Kawasaki that he was sitting on would barely run, that he wasn't even sure that it would start, and he laughed and said that if I had my bike handy (I was on foot at the time) that it would be a pretty safe bet that I could have gotten away from him.

Of course, following the hurricane, who knows what's going on with NO cops these days.

Here's to wishing New Orleans the best of luck in their recovery.
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:34 AM   #173
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Wait a minute! are those Full faced helmets?
That's the first I have ever seen that. Here in CA, They wear just the open face helmets due to the fact they have to be aware of everything and immediately indentifiable as police officers.


The black & white bikes, blue & red lights, siren, baton, handcuffs, gun and other assorted paraphernalia aren't enough of a tip off?
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Old 02-10-2006, 11:59 AM   #174
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Motocops ARE very skilled riders. They ride for a living in all kinds of shit.
I just wish that they would offer a civilian rider course. Rumour is that they are trained to shoot from the saddle.

That's got to be interesting.
They DO offer civilian rider courses where I live. If you do the Advanced test your riding gets assessed by a police bike instructor . British bike police don't go in for much shooting from the saddle though .

And if you volunteer to be an observer and help other people prepare for the test sometimes you get to spend a day riding with them getting your riding criticised and (the best bit) criticising theirs.

I'll never forget flying round the countryside on a Blackbird trying to keep up with a fully marked up police Pan European - it was like I'd died and gone to heaven .

Police bikers in the UK (particualrly Northumbria and Durham police) are fantastically well trained. It's a pleasure to watch them ride and they are a usually great blokes as well who realise they've got the best job in the world.

(any Northumbria bike cops out there, remember this the next time you pull me for speeding! )
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Old 02-11-2006, 06:58 AM   #175
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I met this biker at Nord Kapp, Norway in '04. We exchanged numbers and it was only when I got to Tallinn, Estonia I found out what he did for a living.
Very nice guy, we had a few beers together and he kept an eye on my bike while I went to St Petersburg.

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Old 02-11-2006, 07:25 AM   #176
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Oughta do it!

THESE ought to give you a run for your money!!! GSXR' 1000's!! I think these are pictured in Greece.
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Old 02-11-2006, 08:23 AM   #177
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Those guys can ride!!
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Old 02-11-2006, 08:42 AM   #178
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On "Open" sections of the autobahn you are free to travel at ANY speed you wish. Anything over "X" amount you insurance specifies that you are no longer covered and it is at your own risk. Now that is the fun bit. If you are caught speeding in the "limited" areas you are subject to very high fines and points which make your insurance incrediably high.
I have travelled through Germany on a number of occasions in a 200PSI Golf at crazy speeds, but as my wife (who is German) reminds me from the cockpit, watch for the speed limit signs, or you are in for a catching from anything Porsche, BMW or one of their favourites, a Lotus. The bikes are for idoits that think that you can get away on a Fireblade / 999 /R1.

Simple as that.
Not quite, that is a racing team consisting of policemen. And he's not really writing a ticket to a fellow racer.
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