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  • Did you own a Motorcycle before applying?

    My questions is a three part question:

    1. Did you own a motorcycle prior to applying for a sworn position?
    2. Do you own one now?

    Let me preface that by saying....I'm not talking about a sport bike like a 929RR or a GSXR1100, I'm talking about a styling and profiling cruiser or chopper style of motorcycle. Something you ride to cruise around on and enjoy, not ride around like an idiot at 100+ mph.

    Lastly, do you think owning a cruiser would hurt an applicant going through the hiring process?

    Thanks,

    TRPR2B
    Be a leader, not a follower

  • #2
    Yes, I had one, but I don't have one anymore. I don't think it will matter one way or the other.

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    • #3
      I had my sportbike before I started applying and still have it now after I got hired. Hell I even drove it to the orientation when I was testing for positions.

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      • #4
        As part of my duties I help with applicant backgrounds so I can safely say I am not aware of anyone not getting a job based on the personal vehicle they drive. Departments are more concerned about behavior than style. The only way I can see a problem is if you have some sort of decal or something that is derogatory.
        God made cops so firemen would have heroes.

        You do not greet Death; you punch him in the throat repeatedly as he drags you away.

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        • #5
          or if you drive it like a freggin idot. i had a sport bike before i got hired on. i got rid of it shortly after getting hired and mostly cause i had a baby girl at the same time,. i lost my nerve riding it, plus sometimes it was just too tempting. but just because you have one, it wouldnt count against you, unless youre a member of an outlaw motor gang,,, wait, that s harmless.

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          • #6
            Not a Cop

            But i have to jump in on here. If I drive a Crown Vic to the interview will that hurt my chances of getting the job.

            Sorry I just couldn't stop myself.

            I would rather see a guy on a bike then owning a crown Vic.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by trpr2b
              My questions is a three part question:

              1. Did you own a motorcycle prior to applying for a sworn position?
              2. Do you own one now?

              Let me preface that by saying....I'm not talking about a sport bike like a 929RR or a GSXR1100, I'm talking about a styling and profiling cruiser or chopper style of motorcycle. Something you ride to cruise around on and enjoy, not ride around like an idiot at 100+ mph.

              Lastly, do you think owning a cruiser would hurt an applicant going through the hiring process?

              Thanks,

              TRPR2B

              what is with the hate on street bikes???

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MAD_MAX333
                what is with the hate on street bikes???
                I don't hate streets bikes but I do think there is a stereotype that comes with owning one. There are VERY few sport bikes I've seen go down the road that were being operated in a safe manner.

                I'm not saying that all cruisers are operated safely but when was the last time you saw a cruiser being ridden down the highway at 90 and the rider pull it up and ride on the back tire for about 2 miles?

                Again no disrespect but, I do think it's an accurate generalization.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by trpr2b
                  I don't hate streets bikes but I do think there is a stereotype that comes with owning one. There are VERY few sport bikes I've seen go down the road that were being operated in a safe manner.

                  I'm not saying that all cruisers are operated safely but when was the last time you saw a cruiser being ridden down the highway at 90 and the rider pull it up and ride on the back tire for about 2 miles?

                  Again no disrespect but, I do think it's an accurate generalization.
                  hell, i see cruisers haulin major butt all the time. just cause they can pull the front up doesnt mean they're not idiots too.

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                  • #10
                    Heck I owned some of them thar dirteeee magazines ya'll call pornographic. I still got hired
                    SORRY. I did not own a bike but bought one,. SOld it though last year cant afford it on my new salary, but just wait 2 years. DUCATI here I COME.. Or maybe the BMW bike
                    I got nothing for now

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by trpr2b
                      I don't hate streets bikes but I do think there is a stereotype that comes with owning one. There are VERY few sport bikes I've seen go down the road that were being operated in a safe manner.

                      I'm not saying that all cruisers are operated safely but when was the last time you saw a cruiser being ridden down the highway at 90 and the rider pull it up and ride on the back tire for about 2 miles?

                      Again no disrespect but, I do think it's an accurate generalization.

                      Actually if you look most fatal motorcycle accidents involve bikes over 1300 cc's. I am a bit of a sport bike lover you could say, and the biggest sportbike is the Suzuki GSX1300r, which is the fastest mass produced motorcycle in the world...0-100 in 6.2...now alot of sportbike riders ride like retards...i know that...but i see alot of harley riders split lanes on the interstate and wind up being a splat on the road.

                      I used to own a sport bike, never exceeded the speed limit, never pulled a wheelie.

                      If you want to see cruisers acting stupid go to sturgis...

                      I'll get off the soap box now
                      si vis pacem para bellum

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                      • #12
                        a gsx1300r gets 6.2 in 0-60???? doesn't sound right dude, should be much much lower.

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                        • #13
                          i was doing 0-100 not 0-60...that 0-100 time was according to a test of the '04 hayabusa. The hayabusa can do 0-100 km/h which is roughly 62 mph in 3 seconds.
                          si vis pacem para bellum

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 00svtlightning
                            Actually if you look most fatal motorcycle accidents involve bikes over 1300 cc's. I am a bit of a sport bike lover you could say, and the biggest sportbike is the Suzuki GSX1300r, which is the fastest mass produced motorcycle in the world...0-100 in 6.2...now alot of sportbike riders ride like retards...i know that...but i see alot of harley riders split lanes on the interstate and wind up being a splat on the road.

                            I used to own a sport bike, never exceeded the speed limit, never pulled a wheelie.

                            If you want to see cruisers acting stupid go to sturgis...

                            I'll get off the soap box now
                            I wasn't aware of that statistic. Maybe it is just that a stereotype. Most of the motorcycle accidents around here in the last few years have been either sport bikes racing, or an 18-20 year old kid riding like and idiot and running off a bridge and winding up on the street below. I do think that someone on a sport bike is more apt to run from an LEO than some one on a cruiser. I attribute this to the capabilities of the bike more so than the rider.

                            Again, no offense was meant to anyone. Sorry if any was taken.
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                            • #15
                              none taken at all...it does seem like everyone that tries to run from the police on a bike is on a sportbike. it's a shame that a bad few cause such a problem for the rest of the population. because of those idiots full coverage insurance on one of those sportbikes is through the roof. so i had to settle for my 400 horsepower pickup....cheaper to insure than a ford ranger
                              si vis pacem para bellum

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