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Old 01-11-2011, 11:16 AM   #31
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I can. I taught Police Motors for 23 years and have riden that course on 1000 Kaws, Road Kings,and my favorite, Christine,my FXRP.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:04 PM   #32
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I betcha all I can do it!........... Walking
But not chewing gum at the same time.

Flashy ... but I don't thing that adds anything to the training of the motor-cops at THAT level of complexity.

I want to go and see them do it ... and gamble!!! and drink!!!!
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:21 PM   #33
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The man deffinately has some skills!
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:03 PM   #34
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Our Police Department held a motorcycle safety expo a couple of years ago. The motor cops set up a course that involved a couple of 90 degree turns, U-turns (both ways) a circle, and a small slalom.

The cops were able to do it pretty easily on their big HDs. Afterward explaining the course they allowed the audience to try their hand at it. Of the ~30 who attempted only two got through with out putting a foot down. One guy on a '70s vintage moped and a Harley stunt rider (whom did the course while sitting on the handlebars a 1200 Sportster).
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:45 PM   #35
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Those guys never scratch the plastic on the RTs. The crash bars are beat to sh!t, though.

A couple local departments have gone back to Kawasakis- C14s. They were still getting the bikes dialed in when I talked to them last summer; be interesting to see how they're set up this coming summer.
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:51 PM   #36
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Its a tough thing to do...but with a lot of practice I bet most of us could get there. I have to remind you that riding bikes is what they do for living. So if you are out there 5 hours a day practicing yes...it could be done...in a year or something but it could.

On the other hand , although this IS impressive, I have seen Japanese cops doing this shit....trust me .....fucking serious shit...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ-pTyQZJng
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:51 PM   #37
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Its a tough thing to do...but with a lot of practice I bet most of us could get there. I have to remind you that riding bikes is what they do for living. So if you are out there 5 hours a day practicing yes...it could be done...in a year or something but it could.
On the other hand , although this IS impressive, I have seen Japanese cops doing this shit....trust me .....fucking serious shit...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ-pTyQZJng

Boy, you just beat me to this. I even looked up the Japanese video embed code before I saw your post. Great minds think alike.


I agree with what you wrote. If I was to get paid for riding and for training, I be probably pretty good, too. Maybe not as good as the rider in the video, but pretty good. Unfortunately, my work interferes with my recreation.

Anyway, here is the Japanese contest video. Hard to beat these guys.


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Old 11-26-2012, 05:24 PM   #38
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wow!!

wow these Japanese riders are so goooood!!!...

but, filipinos are the best acrobatic riders-----> http://youtu.be/VPbqI5HLXJk
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:57 PM   #39
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Nice!

Useful or not it would be cool to have that skill set!
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:57 PM   #40
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"...The fellows who are really into this will often purchase an ex-PD bike just to practice. I suspect that lots of these guys spend considerable time "off the clock" in the back of the station parking lot, I think that's were they find out just how far you can lean into it before it gets away from you.
My brother is a motorcop and that's exactly what he did. He bought a POS kawi and rode what was left of it out in parking lots practicing. Seemed to me like an extreme waste of time but he said that police spend most of their time patroling at slow speeds so they need the control. I have to admit that he's pretty good in a parking lot but I can still smoke his rear at Willow Springs. Does that make him a more skilled rider???
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:40 PM   #41
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Those guys usually spend around 120 hours of training just doing that!
Alameda County Civilian Moto Course teaches that stuff. After their basic class I could just barely do it on an 18ft turning course on my Multistrada or one of their KZ1000Ps. The one they use for the test is 16ft. Of course now I can bust out single lane u-turns over and over all day which is cool.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:12 AM   #42
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I did a 2 week police motor school last year. Spent almost the whole first week just practicing a course similar to that. With practice most riders could do it. We rode HD Electraglides, I remember thinking how much easier it would have been on my DR650.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:14 AM   #43
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I can. I taught Police Motors for 23 years and have riden that course on 1000 Kaws, Road Kings,and my favorite, Christine,my FXRP.
Of all the keyboard jockeys here saying "I could do it" "technically kind of basic" "not that hard" --- You're the only one I believe.

$10 says most guys that posted how easy it is couldn't do one dough-nut on their steering stop without putting a foot down or falling over..
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:45 AM   #44
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Of all the keyboard jockeys here saying "I could do it" "technically kind of basic" "not that hard" --- You're the only one I believe.

$10 says most guys that posted how easy it is couldn't do one dough-nut on their steering stop without putting a foot down or falling over..

Unless you are totally incompetent, you could do it to. (With proper instruction and practice...)
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:28 AM   #45
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Unless you are totally incompetent, you could do it to. (With proper instruction and practice...)
I doubt it.
.... and I practice slow speed maneuvers on the stops quite regularly.
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