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Old 09-18-2006, 03:03 PM   #31
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Is this what you are talking about?

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Old 09-18-2006, 03:12 PM   #32
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That's it. It seems a much more elegant solution than the steel rods down the swingarm.
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Old 09-18-2006, 03:13 PM   #33
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Well....I watched a KZ1000 scare the tar out of some guy doing 90+ on a TDM one day by pulling up next to him. I thought both guys were going down when the officer startled the guy into a wobble.

Classic feet on rear pegs tuck when the cop shot up 2 feet from the guys left mirror.

Come to think of it, I think I may have swerved and braked just watching from my car.
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Old 09-18-2006, 03:42 PM   #34
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Nice. A Panhard bar for a Motorcycle. Much more unobtrusive though.
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Old 09-18-2006, 03:55 PM   #35
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Excellent Point Buz. Never seen a motorcycle involved on those reality cop shows which show SoCal chases all the time. Makes sense really, why expose an officier to the danger. A Tacoma motorcycle cop was killed a few months back giving chase. The motorist who pulled in front of him said she didn't see his Harley lit up like a Christmas tree complete with siren.
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:00 PM   #36
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When it comes to road speed on the highways, most people vote with their foot rather than obey the posted limit. Which is to say, if everyone who routinely drives/rides above the posted limit were arrested, most of us would be in jail.



Given that most people find the highway speed limits too slow and travel at a speed within their comfort zone, it has to be assumed that the posted limits are designed to be BELOW a speed that most people would choose to travel.



The reason for that is that speeding tickets are a huge source of revenue for state, county, and municipal coffers.



If the posted limits were actually based on some engineering determination of a safe speed, and given that the majority of drivers routinely disregard the posted limits, it stands to reason that the highways would be clogged with frequent daily carnage.



But that's not the case. The majority of people drive at a speed that they feel comfortable with. The majority of people drive faster than the posted limit. And the majority of people DON'T crash.



The posted limits are based on a speed most drivers are uncomfortable with and will predictably exceed, ensuring that that at any time a majority of drivers will be in violation and that radar-equipped vehicles can easily give out a sizable number of tickets during each shift.



It's all about revenue. And unfortunately, a cop on a big, heavy cruiser died in the pursuit of revenue, not a murderer or hardened criminal.
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:11 PM   #37
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Well the glide chassis was designed back when the motor was making about 50 hp. Now it's up to 96 and 103 cubes with the CVO punched out to 110.



H-D has already redesigned the Dyna chassis and I would guess the touring line is next. I won't buy a new one until they do. I ride faster than your average glide owner and I want to scrape the floorboards wiggle-free.
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:12 PM   #38
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Cops do stupid things?
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:13 PM   #39
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Dag nabbit I have to totally agree with you!
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:59 PM   #40
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I like Pat.. He is off base on some things but his thinking is outside the box..i.e. he was spot on with Iraq..but may be a little ethnocentric. (Border stuff).
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