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Old 09-19-2006, 07:55 AM   #81
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LOL good one...Don't facist states have low crime rates? i.e. in Nazi Germany the trains always ran on time and shoplifters were shot. Soviet Union ditto.
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:05 AM   #82
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I'd be riding the Street Rod home this weekend in the 45ish degree rain if I had the extra cash damnit. Perhaps I'll just find a clapped out '90s Sporty and rebuild it.
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:05 AM   #83
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The Soviet Union was as Blue as could be, in modern political parlance. And so is Red China today.



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Old 09-19-2006, 08:27 AM   #84
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Nah. Kalifornia has a high crime rate. Nazi Germany had a very high crime rate... the criminals were the govt. The Soviet Union also had a very high crime rate. Foreigners were only allowed to visit Potemkin Villages and never saw the true high crime throughout the rest of the Soviet Union.



The belief that crime is low in totalitarian states is a myth. The criminals are in charge. Totalitarian States tend to be quiet...not the same thing as low in crime.



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Old 09-19-2006, 08:45 AM   #85
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Excellent point.. Getting back to bikes I think the Nazis used BMW bikes...Russians used <a href="http://www.imz-ural.com/factory/"> BMW copies and the Japanese copied Harleys..;
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:47 AM   #86
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The temptation to respond is overwelming.. But I won't
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Old 09-19-2006, 09:24 AM   #87
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I think there's a misconception here. The officer was not chasing "a runner" (yet). He was simply trying to catch up to a speeder. What would he do when he caught him? Flip on the lights and attempt to pull him over to issue a citation.
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Old 09-19-2006, 09:26 AM   #88
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Besides, it was Mussolini who made the trains run on time, not the Nazi Germans. The German trains always ran on time.
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Old 09-19-2006, 09:29 AM   #89
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Plus, it would have been much better if the German trains hadn't run on time.
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:49 AM   #90
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If it was simply trying to pull over a speeder then a motorcycle is fine, however needing to exceed 85 mph to catch said speeder tells me he should have called for backup. The fact is you just do not know who is operating the car and what they may do. A person late for an appointment/meeting may pull over; an instable mental patient/felon will run you off the road.



An Electra Glide should not be used for high pursuit and the cop knew he had an issue with the bikes handling. I believe they also wear half helmets which are not suitable for high speeds either.



I think the police department policy to pull the bikes from areas where said high speed pursuit may happen is sound. As cop bikes the HD niche is in urban environments and where speeds are much lower than freeways.

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