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Old 10-26-2013, 09:41 AM   #25156
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Not entirely true. HJC makes a youth model now with a smaller shell. Works great for my 9 yo son.
Cyclegear has several different brands of children's helmets.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:31 AM   #25157
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But saying it's for revenue is inaccurate.

It would be pointless, from a revenue standpoint, for me to write tickets all day long, because the city would see so little of the money. Yes, the money goes somewhere, but it does not directly benefit me, my department, my city, or even my region in any appreciable way. Thus, there is no individual motivation for me to write tickets for revenue.
the part you're missing i guess is where you draw the same pay whether you're writing tix or camped out at the dunkin' donuts.

also, a number of the police have chimed in about "following orders" (paraphrased). that being the case you don't really need to demonstrate motivation, just do what you're told.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:32 AM   #25158
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That is the problem with your line of thought. Neither the parked cop nor the photographers are riding the motorcycles. The motorcycle operator is responsible for the crash.

With your line of thought, what is next?? Should we start blaming the trees, the leaves, the grass?? When does the blame come back to the operator of the vehicle??
This ^^^^

I used to be on a sportbike forum. The idiots would crash on public roads on Saturday group rides, then again on Sunday. Some of us would question "why did you crash, what can we learn from it"? They'd get all butt hurt. Nobody wanted to take responsiblity for the fact that if the motorcycle YOU are riding goes down, YOU crashed it.

We aren't talking left turners taking bikes out. We are talking running wide and going off the road, tucking the front, etc. We are talking RIDER ERROR. Yet the overwhelming response was "it wasn't my fault". Many of us responded "but you were riding the bike, how is it not your fault". Thus, we were not terribly popular.

Now, you take track day guys, or racers, they immediately dissect and learn from any and every crash, their own or those of others. Kinda separates the idiots from non-idiots quite quickly.

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Old 10-26-2013, 10:36 AM   #25159
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the part you're missing.
And the part you are missing is that it isn't a revenue operation if the city paying for the enforcement isn't making money on it. It's designed for another purpose - to elicit a desired response from motorists; to get them to voluntarily (or face sanctions) operate within the confines of the law.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:39 AM   #25160
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And the part you are missing is that it isn't a revenue operation if the city paying for the enforcement isn't making money on it. It's designed for another purpose - to elicit a desired response from motorists; to get them to voluntarily (or face sanctions) operate within the confines of the law.
tell yourself that if it makes you feel better. it's cool. about what i expect actually.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:44 AM   #25161
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:53 AM   #25162
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:24 AM   #25163
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All Cops Are B#st#rds

Seriously? This is the ADV 'community' I brag to my buddies about?

Pathetic
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:37 AM   #25164
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Seriously? This is the ADV 'community' I brag to my buddies about?

Pathetic
'community' doesn't necessarily mean we agree. lots of people agree with the statement "cops are bastards", lots disagree. no big deal either way. the thing about community is it's ok to disagree, or express a minority viewpoint.

also- this is a fail thread, so the more disagreement the better.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:24 PM   #25165
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Seriously? This is the ADV 'community' I brag to my buddies about?

Pathetic
I was just spelling it out , not that I disagree though. Relax and have a donut.
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:13 PM   #25166
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Nope, not in my neck of the woods. Both genders are firefighters, because as someone else stated, that's what they do.

Yeah, it's interesting how some "anti-politically-correct" types are trying to use "fireman" as some sort of statement, around here. They don't even realize it was the old red necks that would have kicked your ass for using it.

Sorry for the derailure of the topic. And no pics 'cause my interweb-fu sucks.
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:16 PM   #25167
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Even if the helmet fit snugly, the weight and leverage of that helmet on that kid's neck would snap it like a twig.
So ABATE is right?
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:28 PM   #25168
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Hey!

What happened to this cool site that used to have the fun photos and f--k up's. Now it's down to Cop This & Ticket That... blah, blah, blah!
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:22 PM   #25169
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I prefer my version...

I had a 2000 Checker Board as well, my first Beemer. Should have kept that bike. It sounded great with the Two Brothers slip on.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:25 PM   #25170
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What happened to this cool site that used to have the fun photos and f--k up's. Now it's down to Cop This & Ticket That... blah, blah, blah!










Yeah, CSM moved upstairs.
Some folks just can't find the right forum for their rants.


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