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Old 01-23-2007, 06:04 PM   #1
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"These motorcycles are equipped with anti-lock braking systems. The wheels don't lock up. They stay on the ground."



Don't you hate it when you lock up the brakes and the wheels go airborne?

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Old 01-23-2007, 06:08 PM   #2
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It saves you from the "low-side"
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:10 PM   #3
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How is this better than the "lease HD police bikes for $1 per year" I hear about?



Do you mean the state leases the bikes and then puts the dealer charge in the budget....NO.
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:36 PM   #4
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Have to say even though the ST is old design it looks very modern compared to Harley or BMW. Probably handles much better than both of them. Nice attractive and effective vehicle. If Honda was smart they would give these suckers away. Bet CHP and WSP would quickly convert and never go back.. Good job Honda and SLO PD well worth the extra cost



Back when I was in England 6 years ago I think I saw the police riding these.. I didn't ride back then so I wasn't up to speed on motorcycle brands and models
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:38 PM   #5
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These bikes, the Hondas, are probably safer and more effective.. I still don't understand some cops fascination with Harleys...If it was me I would want the F-16 vs the Piper Cub (Harley).
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:43 PM   #6
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Default P.S. Modern bike but same old terrible obsolete helmet and gear.

My bad, I knew something was odd looking. Boy that uniform and helmet is totally worthless. I saw some cool looking mesh police gear on the net the other day and a flip up helmet. "Hey SLO PD get some new gear! Have you heard of this thing called the internet"
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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 01-23-2007, 09:29 PM   #8
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Default Re: P.S. Modern bike but same old terrible obsolete helmet and gear.

New gear!? Outrageous I say, outrageous! Besides that would take funds away from the gel seats, heated handgrips and the coffee cup holders.



You can change the motorcycle under the cop, but not the cop in the uniform. Anyhow, if they went Joe Rocket, ICON or some such they'd look like rejects from the set of Judge Dredd -- not sure they want that. Personally, I think they like the old school '1960s-70s moto cop motif even if it is dated.
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:37 PM   #9
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I vote for a vintage PBY, FW-190 or Spitfire if we're going the airplane metaphor. I'd take any of 'em over an F-16 or Piper Cub for patrol duty... even though they leak oil like a mother. Besides their cannons would be great on red light runners.
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:36 PM   #10
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"Nice ride: SLO police officers get new wheels"



If they're SLO why didn't they go with the Road King? or even better, the Sportster 883 Police bike!.
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