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Old 12-09-2006, 05:23 AM   #301
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Dude... tell me you don't have pink drapes in your garage....
Not pink, but close enough. That window is on the street side; sometime you have to let the wife win one.
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Old 12-09-2006, 06:32 PM   #302
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I ride what I get paid to ride.
If you are a motor officer, then my hat's off to you. I've seen the exercises you guys have to complete, and it is some amazing stuff. I saw a demonstration at the Honda Hoot one year, I think by the Knoxville PD motor officers. Very impressive to say the least.
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:56 PM   #303
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:58 PM   #304
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:28 AM   #305
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If you are a motor officer, then my hat's off to you. I've seen the exercises you guys have to complete, and it is some amazing stuff. I saw a demonstration at the Honda Hoot one year, I think by the Knoxville PD motor officers. Very impressive to say the least.
Thanks. I think it is the only course I have ever taken where I was not sure if I was going to graduate or not. It is amazing how at the beginning you look at these courses thinking there is no way you can negotiate them as they are too tight. Then after a while it feels like you have all the room in the world. Practice, practice, practice, and have a bike that someone else pays to repair.
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Old 12-10-2006, 03:06 PM   #306
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Thanks. I think it is the only course I have ever taken where I was not sure if I was going to graduate or not. It is amazing how at the beginning you look at these courses thinking there is no way you can negotiate them as they are too tight. Then after a while it feels like you have all the room in the world. Practice, practice, practice, and have a bike that someone else pays to repair.
Cool stuff. A buddy of mine is a motor officer trainer for the state (SHP, other agencies). Whenever people see a pic of him like this:



they think he's about to fall.



I've watched the training...it is indeed grueling.

(the pics are from him doing a demo at a dealership)
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Old 12-16-2006, 04:08 PM   #307
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Old 12-16-2006, 05:05 PM   #308
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This is my 05 1200R touring bike
That my friend is a cool bike!!
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Old 12-16-2006, 05:30 PM   #309
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This is my 05 1200R touring bike
How good is a 1200 as a touring bike? Comfortable enough?
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Old 12-16-2006, 07:27 PM   #310
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Nice Sporty!! Did you put the second front disc brake on it? I am just about decided to get myself another one.My first was a 1984 XLX1000.Now I want a 2007 XL883R with the dual front discs.

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Old 12-16-2006, 07:41 PM   #311
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That is HIGH-SPEED, lo-drag! That should be the pic on the slide when the MSF instructors urge the students to look through the turn!
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Old 12-16-2006, 07:50 PM   #312
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i wish i had this one back. i'd put a hack on it and make it a three speed with reverse. this '57 police special is the one i took my license riding test on.
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Old 12-16-2006, 08:34 PM   #313
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I have had mine since August. My first bike ever. Took the MSC in July. I ride almost every day... when it isn't snowing. It has the stage one kit and the screaming eagle AC. I love it!! In May I am going to get the 1200 conversion kit put in. I am planning a trip through Glacier National Park and Bamff, Canada for next summer after the conversion. Name:  the one.jpg
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Old 12-17-2006, 08:31 AM   #314
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That is HIGH-SPEED, lo-drag! That should be the pic on the slide when the MSF instructors urge the students to look through the turn!
Yep. Head, eyes, clutch, throttle, brake, look where you need to go.

I sent this one to my Dad to use for just that. Dunno if he ever did though.

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Old 12-17-2006, 10:40 AM   #315
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Notice he is riding the rear brake. Thats one of the police bike tricks to low speed maneuvering.
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