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post #1 of 9 Old Feb 18th, 2012, 2:13 am Thread Starter
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Yup! Went out and spent a bit of money yesterday.
The big red two wheeled Slammer-ride aka. "The iron pig" has been put out to pasture, burnt clutch, (after 235.000 K`s) electric-trick problems, brake pads, disks etc. fork and bearing problems and the famous (for a LT at least) rain-growl plus the MFK did what countless mountain passes could not.
So this is the new Slammer-ride.
95 model, ex-police, 40.000 K`s on the clock, new MFK and in a perfect condition for 2500 Chuff`s, when did the fuzz ride them things?

I wonder how the white fairing would look with a airbrushed tribal?

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post #2 of 9 Old Feb 18th, 2012, 5:47 pm
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When I saw your tag line, I though were going to talk about out local miner league Baseball team.

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post #3 of 9 Old Feb 24th, 2012, 4:23 pm Thread Starter
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Pick a motorbike up from Chur and ride it back to Basel.
Sounds simple and easy..
..Only Slammer doesn`t..
..do..
Simple..
..and..
..easy!
Got the bike, kicked the tires and lit the fires.
She was freshly MFKed however at the MFK they took away the police toys like the NahNah NahNah horn and the cool blue flashing lights.
Bummer, now I had to imagine the lightshow and sing NahNah NahNah into my helmet.
Slammer does things like that.
I rode up under a brilliant blue sky on a bone dry Autobahn, through Chur and past Sargans, high craggy rocky mountains capped with snow, wound along the Fjord like Walensee into the dusk, the mountains glowed orange and red with the setting sun, a fantastic ride. Getting near to Zürich almost at Ziegelbrücke.
I was enjoying riding a ex-police bike as other motorists did not know that the bike had a "ex" prefix.
Cars would slow down to the regulation speed limit as soon as they saw the white fairing and Police bike layout. I was enjoying myself snicking up behind a BMW or a Merc or a Porche and did my best not to giggle when they reduced speed to the regulation speed limits.
Oh fun, fun, fun! I was gonna enjoy riding this bike.
However.
When IP1 was running low on fuel she would whine like any woman and I knew that I had roughly 10 Klicks left until game over.
Not IP2 , IP2 just stops dead when the needle hits 1/4..
Now the tables turned and motorists looked at my predicament with glee thinking cop bike, stupid idiot walking, lets give the bugger the finger and do a Nelson.
HaHa!
IP2 became a Draisine 600 meters short of the next exit, an hour later I had a few liters of petrol in a juice container and was walking back along the motorway.
Did I mention that next to the exit was also a police station?
Seems like they too had seen a police bike and not an ex-police bike and were wondering where the rider, their "colleague," had gotten to.
I walked back to two waiting patrol cars, four cops pawed and mauled me for 10 minutes or so before loosing interest, I was wished a "Gute Reise" and they left.
Back in Basel by ten.

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Lucky for you they didn't cuff you and stuff you for your antics.

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post #5 of 9 Old Feb 25th, 2012, 3:24 am Thread Starter
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Thy are not much into the "clap him in irons" stuff here. they just fine you an eye-watering amount guaranteed to make you break into a sweat every time you see a uniform.
I was a bit worried though as even though I have a so-called change plate, one number-plate can be used for up to five bikes and she had fresh MFK and was taxed and insured, my name was not on the documents as the registration office in Kanton Basel-town opens again on monday.
And having your documents not in order tend to send CHian officials into snarling, writhing convulsions.
So I was only legal-ish also I had forgotten to change my driving license from a Kanton St. Gallen to a Kantgon Basel-town one, so I was on thin ice indeed.

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Congratulations!

Let me know when you are ready to go riding.

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Fresh out of a job at the moment so really anything can happen.

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We must see some pictures or it didn't happen!

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Sorry for some reason I can`t upload pictures

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