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He looks cool alright but if he goes down wearing "fool's gear" he's going to be bloody.............

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I have been up to Deals Gap the last 2 weekends and this cat has been there both times. He can flat get through pretty quick.
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Looks like a organ donor to me!!!!

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Yea...not like all that gear you MotoCops wear!
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Yea...not like all that gear you MotoCops wear!
I did not know you wore a gun belt and a bulletproof vest when you rode???
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By the way, nice legs!
Proof positive that not ALL LT owners are supremely intelligent.

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I sure do wish the money he spent on that fancy lightened "bar" to the rear wheel (forgot what it is called - early Alzheimers) he spent on safety gear instead.

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Nice now you got all the safety naanies panties in a bunch.
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I did not know you wore a gun belt and a bulletproof vest when you rode???
Let's not forget those cute little pants! I've yet to see a MotoCop with shoulder, elbow, back, or knee protection. Or, have the departments started to wise up?
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Yep...
Still the 'Reno 911' approach to protective gear!


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I sure do wish the money he spent on that fancy lightened "bar" to the rear wheel (forgot what it is called - early Alzheimers) he spent on safety gear instead.

Like some SOCKS!
Is that a real piece or something someone dreamed up in their garage? Is it a stressed piece?

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Is that a real piece or something someone dreamed up in their garage? Is it a stressed piece?
I believe BMR sold those. No, not a stressed piece.
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John, do you know of any Department(s) that provide actual protective riding gear for their Motor Officers?
There was an article in BMWON last month about Morrisville North Carolina.

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What I don't get is 300 LT riders at CCR and many making the trip up and down the dragon and this is the representation we get on Killboy.

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What I don't get is 300 LT riders at CCR and many making the trip up and down the dragon and this is the representation we get on Killboy.
I guess one can safely assume that most LT'ers are posers and can't ride!

Or in Ken's case...don't ride at all.
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I understand what you guys are saying and do not disagree with you. Safety gear is very important, however I wear a bullet proof vest 24/7 and have the last 13 years I have been on motors. We tried a flip up, which was cause of me again the is just to hot. When you are too hot you thinking is not a clear. I have told others to do this. Wear your full gear and go park in the sun. About 100 degrees and hope on and off about 20 times. Open your saddle bag and attempt write a note and have friend yell in your ear. I total understand and ask anyone on this board to come ride with me on stops. In your personal gear a motorcycle. You could follow me from a distance and just do what I do. Lets see how long you would last. Again I do not disagree with you, just the heat is the killer.
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But I thought most donut shops are air-conditioned?
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But I thought most donut shops are air-conditioned?
Ouch! Cheep Shot!

Butt, first time I rolled on a homicide in progress, my backup and I dang near collided getting out of the Winchels.....

As for the gear, I agree that working in it is different than just riding in it. I didn't wear it in the old days but not sure I could ride "motors" now that I've been on the ground a couple times in full gear. I do know I could not go back to a half or 3/4 helmet now.

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But I thought most donut shops are air-conditioned?
Again, we are the LEO's of the 2000 and be hang out at bagel places.
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It just seems to me that with today's technology, police departments should be able to have nothing but the best gear designed for their MotoCops. Mesh gear? The Bohn gear? I don't know! Something! ANYthing!

Or perhaps the statistics tell another story. Maybe MotoCops aren't suffering injuries due to a lack of gear like one might suspect. Experts?
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I'm with Joe, todays selection of gear should allow for LEO's to have the same level of protection as we do. Lost a motorcop in Lodi a few years back and I still have trouble driving by the site.

For more LT's on the "Dragon" check out Killboy - 9/1 - touring bikes. 90% of the 261 pics are LT's and pics 35-36-37 are my new to me GS. Also notice that the majority of the LT riders wear ATGATT but notice that the "other" brands do'nt.

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I believe BMR sold those. No, not a stressed piece.
BZZT!! Incorrect answer. It is a torque arm and carries a fair amount of the driving torque and some of the load of the rear wheel. It is the "para" of a paralever and what prevents the bike from rising or squatting as the engine applies power or is used for braking. This arm can also raise or lower the rear end if its length is changed. It is in tension while decelerating and compression while accelerating. The arrangement is the opposite on the new (K4x and R1200) rear drive.

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BZZT!! Incorrect answer. It is a torque arm and carries a fair amount of the driving torque and some of the load of the rear wheel. It is the "para" of a paralever and what prevents the bike from rising or squatting as the engine applies power or is used for braking. This arm can also raise or lower the rear end if its length is changed. It is in tension while decelerating and compression while accelerating. The arrangement is the opposite on the new (K4x and R1200) rear drive.
Yup - eurotech sells that item; 'bout 160 bones. See it here. I guess the real draw would be weight reduction??
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Or in Ken's case...don't ride at all.
Turned 86K on my LT this weekend. Well over 100K if you count the Euro miles on my '99. And where's yours? Stuck in consignment hell, IIRC.

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Again I wish you guys would hang with me for a couple of hours in the sun before posting. There are no police safety gear out there only Areostich, but they want $1000 for there suit. I can barely get new gloves. And again a bullet proof vest offers more protection then some of the motorcycle gear you wear. The only body parts I am giving up is my arms and yet have to see someone die of road rash.

They last two motor officers to die, was the one in Florida was gunned down by a motorist, murderer, he was off the bike and my good friend in Baton Rouge and he died from a 63 year old making a left turn. I heard he died of a broken neck. No other injury. He worn the American motor uniform with a bullet proof vest.
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The only body parts I am giving up is my arms and yet have to see someone die of road rash.
I'm not talking skin here. I'm talking about contact points. Shoulders, back, elbows, hips, knees. Just how big is this bulletproof vest of yours anyway?

Sorry for the concern. You just keep doing what you're doing. It's probably best. Besides, arguing with a LEO is a lot like arguing with messenger13...
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Turned 86K on my LT this weekend.
86K isn't all that much considering all of those IBA certs you've racked up. And that the LT's your only bike. And, just how many miles you got on that car of yours?
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Well over 100K on my wife's car in 10 years (including 4 years when it was parked while we were overseas), but who's counting.

The real question is, how many of those 86K did I get paid to ride?

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Been a while since I posted anything here, but can't pass this one up. I officially retired from WSP about 4 months ago. I rode motors for the better part of 15 years. I can't tell you how many times I heard people bitch because I "only" had a short sleeve shirt on when I was on motor patrol. Of course they didn't see the double layer wool/polyester riding pants, the knee high boots, the 6.0 pound ballistic vest, the full fingered leather gloves, the 3/4 Super Seer helmet and about another 15 pounds of assorted gear on my Sam Brown belt. No these "enlightened" individuals were joyfully going here and there on their bikes and didn't HAVE TO STAY in the heat and humidity, but yet they had the balls to tell me how wrong I was for ONLY having a shirt sleeved shirt on. Hmmmmm, I didn't see them standing with me for a couple of hours in the mid-day sun and heat while I wrote a crash report and I didn't see them standing with me for sometimes hours on end directing traffic in 90 percent plus humidity and I damn sure didn't see them with me during a summer rain storm while wearing a steam oven rain suit handling Lord knows what. Let me give out a clue......if you are a motor officer there is NOTHING that will keep you cool in summer heat and humidity unless you are on the motor and moving. I have tried all the fancy underwear including special "ribbed" t-shirts and gadgets and they do not work worth a darn. I have an Aerostitch Darien riding suit and that thing is no more forgiving in heat than leather when stopped. There were quite honestly times I would go off duty and take my motor boots and pants off and my socks and lower pant legs would be soaked with sweat to the point you could actually wring them out. Gold Bond was a blessing on those days. So if a motor officer wants to wear a short sleeved shirt so be it. He/she knows the consequences if they go down, but it's an acceptable risk. Now how many CIVILIAN riders are out there with literally nothing on except for a wife-beater t-shirt, shorts and a pair of flip-flops?????? Oh well enough for now...................oh, if you think most police departments are gonna buy all that fancy high tech riding gear for their motor officers....well I have another clue for you. Ric
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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, in Charlotte, NC- from which I just left, wears full protective gear. In the Summer they have two piece, mesh protective gear and flip-up HJC helmets.

During the winter they go to insulated protective gear. Right now they are riding 1150RTPs. There is gear out there if department's want it. Our guys say they feel much safer in the protective gear.

Now, that said, this information is just that, information. It is not to put down any department that does otherwise.

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Been a while since I posted anything here, but can't pass this one up. I officially retired from WSP about 4 months ago. I rode motors for the better part of 15 years. I can't tell you how many times I heard people bitch because I "only" had a short sleeve shirt on when I was on motor patrol. Of course they didn't see the double layer wool/polyester riding pants, the knee high boots, the 6.0 pound ballistic vest, the full fingered leather gloves, the 3/4 Super Seer helmet and about another 15 pounds of assorted gear on my Sam Brown belt. No these "enlightened" individuals were joyfully going here and there on their bikes and didn't HAVE TO STAY in the heat and humidity, but yet they had the balls to tell me how wrong I was for ONLY having a shirt sleeved shirt on. Hmmmmm, I didn't see them standing with me for a couple of hours in the mid-day sun and heat while I wrote a crash report and I didn't see them standing with me for sometimes hours on end directing traffic in 90 percent plus humidity and I damn sure didn't see them with me during a summer rain storm while wearing a steam oven rain suit handling Lord knows what. Let me give out a clue......if you are a motor officer there is NOTHING that will keep you cool in summer heat and humidity unless you are on the motor and moving. I have tried all the fancy underwear including special "ribbed" t-shirts and gadgets and they do not work worth a darn. I have an Aerostitch Darien riding suit and that thing is no more forgiving in heat than leather when stopped. There were quite honestly times I would go off duty and take my motor boots and pants off and my socks and lower pant legs would be soaked with sweat to the point you could actually wring them out. Gold Bond was a blessing on those days. So if a motor officer wants to wear a short sleeved shirt so be it. He/she knows the consequences if they go down, but it's an acceptable risk. Now how many CIVILIAN riders are out there with literally nothing on except for a wife-beater t-shirt, shorts and a pair of flip-flops?????? Oh well enough for now...................oh, if you think most police departments are gonna buy all that fancy high tech riding gear for their motor officers....well I have another clue for you. Ric
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Ditto, ditto, and ditto, folks will not understand until they walk the motorman walk. Again, I do not disagree that full protection offers more protection, but as Ric stated up above. I know that every two days I change out my bullet vest because it stinks, or I see the sweat rings. I have torn up gloves because of the sweat.

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Hey! This is the only time I get to stand toe to toe with a LEO, and it doesn't end up costing me an arm and a leg!
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I believe BMR sold those. No, not a stressed piece.
The paralever not stressed? Sorry, but that little piece sees a HUGE amount of stress. Someone on another web group a couple years ago had one of those aftermarket bars break, and suffered greatly from it. That bar takes all the load of the weight of the bike trying to tilt the final drive up, and when riding hard and hitting bumps sees many hundreds of pounds of tensile stress. Just sitting still it probably has 3-400 pounds of tension in it.

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Randy already corrected me in post #32.

But just to clear the waters...

Sorry folks!
My bad!
It is definitely a stressed member...and not just a caliper brace like on the Jap bikes!
Again . . . I apologize.
I was WRONG.
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Randy already corrected me in post #32.

But just to clear the waters...

Sorry folks!
My bad!
It is definitely a stressed member...and not just a caliper brace like on the Jap bikes!
Again . . . I apologize.
I was WRONG.
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This is me!!!! Saviour3302.I know the gear is not appropiate but hey life is fun and I go to the gap every Sunday.I attached another photo for you to check out.If any one is up there and sees me give me a shout.I usually sit with the guy from Dragonslayerphotos.com he takes some awesome pics also.I will be riding a 2002 K1200lte since the one pictured was stolen last week.
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I thought dragonslayerphotos was the girl, Kristen, I think.
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1999 K1200LT Rat Bike Sold
2000 K1200LT Black Bike SOLD
2003 K1200RS Alpine White and Blue SOLD
2002 R1150GS sold
2008 "smart"
2001 K1200LT current project, AKA M1.2, AKA Horten 229
2002 F650GS It's runnin y'all
2005 K1200S
2012 R1200GS Rally
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Kristen Allison is David's wife she has slowed down taking photos and David has taking over since their son is playing football and the daughter cheerleads. She still comes to take them when time allows.Kristen will always be in the Honda Accord and David in his white Chevrolet pickup.
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Greetings all.

Hey, if you live by the sword....you know how it goes. Fate just might catch up eventually.

Kindest regards to all.

Paul Harrington
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1983 base K100 "Bavarian Belle"
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