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Old 04-08-2012, 09:48 PM   #9661
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Just admit it. You can't stand it that he is wearing a HD jacket while riding something other so you call him a twat.

Perhaps you should leave off the nonsensical comments if you do not seek replies. I was not alone in thinking you had it exactly wrong.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:38 AM   #9662
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Just admit it. You can't stand it that he is wearing a HD jacket while riding something other so you call him a twat.

Perhaps you should leave off the nonsensical comments if you do not seek replies. I was not alone in thinking you had it exactly wrong.
Saw a dude in traffic on Friday riding an HD. 1/2 helmet, black. Black HD brand leather jacket. Black gloves with FLAMES stitched into them. Jeans... and to complete the ensemble, running shoes.

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Old 04-09-2012, 06:13 AM   #9663
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You never know where its going to break down. Might be a long walk...
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:44 AM   #9664
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Saw a dude in traffic on Friday riding an HD. 1/2 helmet, black. Black HD brand leather jacket. Black gloves with FLAMES stitched into them. Jeans... and to complete the ensemble, running shoes.
I've noticed a lot of HD riders in VA wear chaps and CHUCKS.....

Tho it's better than what I used to ride in..... bikini top, cutoff shorts, and bare feet.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:03 AM   #9665
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Tho it's better than what I used to ride in..... bikini top, cutoff shorts, and bare feet.
Pics or it didn't happen...
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:04 AM   #9666
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You never know where its going to break down. Might be a long walk...
Whatever, nobikes.

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Old 04-09-2012, 07:19 AM   #9667
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:38 AM   #9668
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I've noticed a lot of HD riders in VA wear chaps and CHUCKS.....

Tho it's better than what I used to ride in..... bikini top, cutoff shorts, and bare feet.
Still, back in the day, very, very few riders wore even minimal "ATGATT" gear-- back in the '70's (and probably early '80's) a light jacket, jeans, tennis shoes and an open-face helmet were the norm. It really wasn't til the end of the '90s (or maybe later) that ATGATT came into being.

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Old 04-09-2012, 08:44 AM   #9669
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Still, back in the day, very, very few riders wore even minimal "ATGATT" gear-- back in the '70's (and probably early '80's) a light jacket, jeans, tennis shoes and an open-face helmet were the norm. It really wasn't til the end of the '90s (or maybe later) that ATGATT came into being.

It's astounding that we survived childhood...
I think it's not a stretch that we credit Andy Godfine of Aerostich with making it much easier to be ATGATT and the BMW "Power Rangers" for making it popular.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:56 AM   #9670
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do they not give the bike cops in the usa bike gear to wear??
as the UK bike cops get full gear to wear
Short answer is basically no, they have been wearing the same thing since mounted police had friggin horses.
Longer answer is "it depends".

Most accurate answer is "It's not up to the officer on the street". The decision about what he may or may not wear is above his pay grade, and frequently made by mangement that has no riding experience, or are too hide bound to consider newer options.

Oregon's a bit ahead of the curve, but it's also a place where not having riding gear will severely limit how many days a year one can ride. Some departments around here allow winter and summer riding gear, waterproof or mesh depending. Some officers even wear it... But keep in mind most motor cops are traffic enforcement. As such, they sit for extended periods, then drag race to catch a victim. If it were me, I wouldn't want to sit in the sun on a 100 degree day, either. Remember they already have a bulletproof vest and uniform shirt, and every one I've seen wears gloves. I'd expect the average motor cop wears more gear than the average civilian rider.

At least modular helmets are allowed; the officer that pushed hardest to get that through for Oregon was one of the last to get his- too late, he got hit by a drunk driver, wound up with a medical retirement and having multiple surgeries to put his face back together.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:06 AM   #9671
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The other reason is that being a Motor is considered a "good" assignment, so they aren't gonna rock the boat by just starting to wear proper gear that they provide for themselves.

Can you imagine what the brass would say if a motor cop just started wearing a modular helmet without asking 27 different administrative non-riders if it was OK?

You should have heard the wailing when I re-mounted the rear view mirrors on the Humvee to increase my field of vision while driving that POS!

Of course a month or so later, the command did the same thing to all of the Humvees in the Battalion because the word got around to the drivers that I could actually operate the damn thing at speed in reverse.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:36 AM   #9672
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I think it's not a stretch that we credit Andy Godfine of Aerostich with making it much easier to be ATGATT and the BMW "Power Rangers" for making it popular.
So true, and there is so much more available nowadays. Even the cheap Chi junk is better than nothing.

Another reason is back in the '70's and early '80's I was a basic Poverty Rider and struggled to keep the bike in tires and oil. Took a break from biking during part the '90's and when I resumed in '99, the first thing I did (besides R&R of the long-sitting bike) was get gear-- armor, boots, gloves and full-face helmet.

But we drift (at least it 's not turned toxic)...
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:43 AM   #9673
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My neighbor is a moto cop in another town. When he leaves home for work (riding the police bike), his work gear is in the side cases, and he's wearing shorts, sneakers and a tee shirt -- with the black/white cop helmet. So...I don't think he is bugging his superiors for ATGATT for his police bike.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:09 PM   #9674
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Tho it's better than what I used to ride in..... bikini top, cutoff shorts, and bare feet.
Me too! I got a LOT of funny looks.

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Old 04-09-2012, 01:01 PM   #9675
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While we are waiting for Killboy's latest updates, here's a few pics I took at Deal's Gap last weekend. Just don't expect Killboy quality or anything really interesting.

This first pic is of the Deals Gap resort parking lot. The fail is obvious here:



For all you trike, trailer and car tire haters, here's a mega failure:



I wouldn't be surprised if this couple makes Killboy's highlights

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