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Old 04-26-2011, 09:08 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by pushrod View Post
A buddy in the biz told me long ago that if you were considering a used Police bike, you'd better determine first what the Department did with them.

The funeral and special event escort bikes were usually worn out, the 'patrol' bikes were not so bad.

The escort bikes are hammered and parked, over and over, as they leapfrog along the 'parade route'. And, they tend to sit and idle a lot, which makes for a hot motor.
My FLHTPI came from the states and was purchased privately from HD so it was never commissioned. It had 7000 miles on it when I got it last year . I am the third owner. It is mint and has never been wet. My brother's is an '08 from the Ontario Provincial Police and was mainly used for highway patrol ( whereas Metro Toronto PD and other large city police departments use them within city limits mostly). It has about 20,000 miles on it. My nephew supplies auto parts to the police departments and talks to officers often. The bikes here are very well maintained and use only OEM parts.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:13 AM   #12
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Like I said, the Patrol bikes are normally in good shape. The 'escort' bikes are the ones that are beat up.
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