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That's good to know! I don't think I'll ever be up that way though. ;) Quite a change going from one to the other,huh? :) Kinda got sidetracked, I meant to say something about this a little while back, when I 1st saw it. ;)
 

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It absolutely is. My buddy's at work call my 350 a scooter since I'm 6'1" 220. But they just don't get it!
By the way, I would never own a "HOG". Seriously though, who wouldn't want to ride and get paid????

Matt
 

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It absolutely is. My buddy's at work call my 350 a scooter since I'm 6'1" 220. But they just don't get it!
By the way, I would never own a "HOG". Seriously though, who wouldn't want to ride and get paid????

Matt
I hear ya, while I wouldn't want one either, to be PAID to ride......Cool! :cool:

Yeah, lots of folks just don't get it! :roll: But, it's what appeals to the individual that counts. ;)
 

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NE350 said:
It absolutely is. My buddy's at work call my 350 a scooter since I'm 6'1" 220. But they just don't get it!
By the way, I would never own a "HOG". Seriously though, who wouldn't want to ride and get paid????

Matt
was your training pretty intense for that?

my friend is a cycle mounted sheriff for our local county, and he said they had to ride them down a flight of stairs at like 20mph (side walk stairs)..
 

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You have 2 cool bikes then, and you only have to pay the insurance on the smaller displacement one, good deal ;) And you're providing an important service while being paid to ride, thanks :)
 

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My initial training was 40 hours with the State Police. It was intense. Some guys didn't pass. and no we did not take the Harley's down a flight of stairs. The training with the exception of braking was all low speed manuvers. Here are some pics, quality is not there because they were taken with a phone.
1st pic is from in-service, where each certified officer has to re-certifiy each year. I'm on the bike where you can read "Police" on the ferring, my instructor is behind me and another class mate is stopped in the middle. The exercise is called the Key Hole. No this is not normal, all exercises are supposed to be completed one-at-a-time. We were testing our abilities here. Anyway, the key hole exercise the entrence/exit is where the rear of the instructors bike is. Object is to turn 180 degrees the exit where you came in with out of course hitting any cones (just outside my front tire is a pattern of small cones that outlines the 18" circle). It's difficult to do just with one bike, you scrape the floor boards all the way around.
In the 2nd,3rd,and 4th photos depics the result of someone infront of me dumping their bike. That time we had four bikes in the circle, it was pretty sick we were all inches from each other. After the mishap we did regroup and complete the task of one revolution of four bikes in the keyhole.

P.S. tpbmusic, In my 12+ years on the job I can count on my fingers how many tickets i've given to motorcyclists, and of those they have been to young idiots on rice-rockets that have no business riding and a few to the one percenter's.

Matt
 

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P.S. tpbmusic, In my 12+ years on the job I can count on my fingers how many tickets i've given to motorcyclists, and of those they have been to young idiots on rice-rockets that have no business riding and a few to the one percenter's.

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Just yankin' your chain a little, Matt......
 

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Jim...YEP... It was stated at one time that "outlaw bikers" were only about 1% of the riders at the time.... So a 1%er is an outlaw club member.... Hell's Angels, Pagans, etc....
 

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NE350 said:
My initial training was 40 hours with the State Police. It was intense. Some guys didn't pass. and no we did not take the Harley's down a flight of stairs. The training with the exception of braking was all low speed manuvers. Here are some pics, quality is not there because they were taken with a phone.
1st pic is from in-service, where each certified officer has to re-certifiy each year. I'm on the bike where you can read "Police" on the ferring, my instructor is behind me and another class mate is stopped in the middle. The exercise is called the Key Hole. No this is not normal, all exercises are supposed to be completed one-at-a-time. We were testing our abilities here. Anyway, the key hole exercise the entrence/exit is where the rear of the instructors bike is. Object is to turn 180 degrees the exit where you came in with out of course hitting any cones (just outside my front tire is a pattern of small cones that outlines the 18" circle). It's difficult to do just with one bike, you scrape the floor boards all the way around.
In the 2nd,3rd,and 4th photos depics the result of someone infront of me dumping their bike. That time we had four bikes in the circle, it was pretty sick we were all inches from each other. After the mishap we did regroup and complete the task of one revolution of four bikes in the keyhole.

P.S. tpbmusic, In my 12+ years on the job I can count on my fingers how many tickets i've given to motorcyclists, and of those they have been to young idiots on rice-rockets that have no business riding and a few to the one percenter's.

Matt
I think that close proximity training is a great thing i could use more of that myself.
 
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