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  • #16
    Originally posted by CCCSD View Post

    And YOU were NEVER a Motor Cop.

    At least I tried out for Motors…
    Sounds like you weren't either.

    You're probably not even a rider.

    I was asked to join when they started the unit up. I declined, due to the crappy safety gear and the Harley-Davidsons they were getting.

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    • #17
      Ain't nothing as cool looking as spit-shined knee high motor boots. Couple it with the spit-shined leather coat and you'll make me engorged. I only have a leather coat as my PD doesn't have motors. I think they did back in the day but a guy laid one down and was down hard so they stopped the program.
      If by chance an honest man like yourself should make enemies, then they would become my enemies.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by TheTick View Post
        ...my PD doesn't have motors. I think they did back in the day but a guy laid one down and was down hard so they stopped the program.
        Yes. That's why our agency shut them down. And then many years and numerous chiefs later, they wanted to bring it back, and they wanted my help, but they lined up the Harley-Davidsons before consulting with me, so I declined.

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        • #19
          Just me maybe, maybe not, but to me, a Motor Officer rides a Harley,……

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          • not.in.MY.town
            not.in.MY.town commented
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            Uh oh. Now we're going to get a lengthy expert opinion on the inferiority of Harley motorcycles, along with a "copy and paste" of the expert's skills, experience, honors and accomplishments...including modeling.

          • HI629
            HI629 commented
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            Honolulu PD transitioned to BMW many years ago for a variety of reasons.

        • #20
          Originally posted by Aidokea View Post

          Yes. That's why our agency shut them down. And then many years and numerous chiefs later, they wanted to bring it back, and they wanted my help, but they lined up the Harley-Davidsons before consulting with me, so I declined.
          Maybe it was the $1000 an hour you charged, coupled with zero Motor Officer experience…

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          • #21
            Originally posted by NolaT View Post
            Just me maybe, maybe not, but to me, a Motor Officer rides a Harley,……
            Every year, the Michigan State Police performs extensive testing of police vehicles, and publishes a very detailed report:

            https://www.michigan.gov/msp/divisio...e-test-results

            In the 2022 report, the Harley-Davidsons once again finished dead last, just like they always do.

            For example, the BMW R 1250 RT and the Yamaha FJR 1300 both did 0-100 mph in just over 9 seconds, while the Harley-Davidson FLGBTQ took almost 19 seconds to do 0-100. The BMW R 1250 RT and the Yamaha FJR 1300 both took only .15 of a mile to do 0-100, while the Harley-Davidson FLGBTQ took .39 of a mile, more than 2-1/2 times longer.

            The MSP also does 0-120 mph testing, but the top speed of the Harley-Davidson FLGBTQ is only 110 mph. That's pathetic- my big bike will do 110 mph in second gear.

            And on their track testing, the BMW R 1250 RT and the Yamaha FJR 1300 would have lapped the Harley-Davidson FLGBTQ once about every six laps.

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            • #22
              I’ve read and am familiar with the reports, but for whatever reason, I stand by my statement; I like the HD Road King look and sound.

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              • #23
                I used to ride police motorcycles for funeral escorts as a part time AND I was bike patrol…Oh AND I was heavily contemplating being in our traffic unit which rides H-Ds. Because of that, I’M the expert here….

                I wrestled for a while with my decision going out for traffic, but ultimately decided against it. My wife not wanting me to was the decider. She knew how dangerous it was due to my stories of the crazy drivers when I rode escorts. Back then, I wore just a police uniform with no boots. My buddy broke his collarbone back then when he went down on an escort, and I stopped not too much longer after that. Safer bikes and better safety equipment MAY have extended my time riding. More power to y’all motors!

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