Weekly Community Round-up

Mark Prociw
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Rear Braking, Winter Preperation, and the Cops

Here are a few things going on around the Forum Network:

Do you use your rear brake??

Another double question mark post. mrcubes2u on the Ducati Monster forums asks if you ever use your rear brakes. The fear is that clamping that rear brake could send you into a skid and possibly a 400lb bike in the face.

Do you use your rear brakes?

Police Bike Test Report

muleskinner on the V-Twin Forum has somehow tracked down information on the LAPD’s 2006 tests on potential police motorcycles. The bikes submitted for the test were:

  • The 2006 BMW – R 1200 RT-P
  • The 2007 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide
  • The 2007 Harley-Davidson Road King
  • The 2005 Honda – ST1300 PA

Tests consisted of a high-speed and pursuit course for a rider to go through. The document even contains comments from the offices that tested the bikes about how each one felt and performed.

Here is a link directly to the document: Police Bike Test Report

Winter Preps??

Two question marks make this post even more important. JD.2008 of the R1-Forum asks what he should do to get his bike ready for wintertime storage. While there is an ongoing debate about what to do about oil, there are some good tips and good discussion as to how to keep your baby safe in the garage.

My answer? Keep the bike in your living room and everyday turn it on for a bit. Just make sure you open some windows, especially if you decide to do a few of these:

That’s it for this week. Stay tuned for more forum highlights next week or sign up on the forums now and partake in the discussion. All for a low price of FREE.

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