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Old 01-24-2007, 02:20 AM   #11
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Default Re: San Luis Obispo Motorcycle Cops Get New Bikes...

They are just the ST1300P models. have been around for years in Europe, and used in other parts of the US. The ST1100P is still being used in the UK and Australia, just can't kill them. The police base model is about the same as the normal civilian one, as all the extra gear is added after purchase.



The ST13P has had some bad press because of a possible high speed instability problem. Due to the weight carried on the P version. AS Honda will not warrant the bike as good for high speed with all the extra gear on, this has hurt sales. If you are still running harley cop bikes in the US I suppose high speeds are not much of an issue!!
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Old 01-24-2007, 02:42 AM   #12
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But..but..but..how do you "lay it down" to "prevent" an accident?

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Old 01-24-2007, 03:09 AM   #13
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Thanks for mentioning the instability issue - STP's will be no match for most 600 sport bikes once the "ton is topped" in a chase.

San Luis Obispo squids rejoice!
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:09 AM   #14
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Perfect! The photo even shows the cop doing what he does best.... revenue generation. Forget all the rapes, murders and child molestations going on.



$28K with the computer gear, eh? Gonna take a lot of forfeitures to keep the SLO police dept in operation.



Does the bike have any handy donut storage?
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:13 AM   #15
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PBY! It doesn't have in-flight refueling capability. However it doesn't need in-flight refueling capability.



Lots of donut storage capability also. Plenty of room for rubber hosing suspects. What's not to like?
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:17 AM   #16
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Sweet facts/data.
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:19 AM   #17
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You stack them on the nightstick, jeez.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:12 AM   #18
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Mmmmm, Catalina. What a beautiful aircraft. I wonder why there are no seaplanes anymore.



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Old 01-24-2007, 06:12 AM   #19
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"What part of a motorcycle cop's mission makes an F-16 preferable to a Piper Cub?"



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Old 01-24-2007, 06:13 AM   #20
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Yes, but this will cost the taxpayers also due to the fact that the Police have ordered special reduced-circumference nightsticks to fit the diameter of the donut hole. The other option is to order special Police model donuts that are larger and have an increased-circumference hole.



I bet they go for option 2.
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