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Old 09-15-2011, 10:28 AM   #1936
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That's the reason why I think I will put a forkhead on mine if one day I build my trailbike from a sporty base, as I plan to do ...
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:34 PM   #1937
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quick hack at it. Again not an insult please do not take it as so. Just thought of it as I was going through the report.

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Old 09-15-2011, 01:33 PM   #1938
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:56 PM   #1939
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Well, I am insulted. and worse yet, you have insulted my beautiful bike.




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quick hack at it. Again not an insult please do not take it as so. Just thought of it as I was going through the report.

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Old 09-15-2011, 05:25 PM   #1940
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Well, I am insulted. and worse yet, you have insulted my beautiful bike.




(I'm just kidding)
Haha nah, your bike is really quite neat. Has the guys are Barber asked to show any of your RTW bikes at their museum?
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:42 AM   #1941
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Hah! Great report and ride as usual! Have you ever been approached about being a cartoon character or having a cartoon made about some of your rides? The pic with the cop hat made me think of this,there are others though.
Truly some hilarious bigger then life episodes seem to come about more often then not on these sojourns of yours.
Carry on and More Hot Chick pics are always welcome!
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:33 AM   #1942
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Just meet our hero and his lady in Russian Capital.
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:37 PM   #1943
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Wow!

I get to a town, & decide to look for a room. Im wandering thru the town, & ahead I see a cop, so I head over to ask him. About that time he sees me, & waves the magic stick for me to stop.
Before he can say anything, Im saying hello, Im lost, Im from America, where is a hotel, etc, & got him & his partner all confused. He must have forgotten why he was going to stop me, as he never said anything about it.
I guess business was slow, because they took me to the police garage, had me park the bike inside, then gave me a ride to the hotel (there was no safe parking at the hotel)[/QUOTE]

Doug, your ass is THE ULTIMATE BULLSHITTER! That's meant in a purely complimentary way. I can't believe you just confused the livin' shit out of the cops and wind up with an escort to secure parking for your bike!!! You are GOOD son!!

Ride on, stay safe!
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:03 PM   #1944
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Doug, your ass is THE ULTIMATE BULLSHITTER! That's meant in a purely complimentary way. I can't believe you just confused the livin' shit out of the cops and wind up with an escort to secure parking for your bike!!! You are GOOD son!!

Ride on, stay safe!
Not taking anything from Doug, Russian police is not as bad as you think. They stop bikers mostly out of curiosity - I was stopped there many times and I had to pull the rego papers out just once (I was being booked for overtaking on solid line..). They are easy to be confused - it's enough to entertain them a little. Tell about your trip, say something nice about their uniforms, ask some questions etc.. Of course they are modern Robin Hoods of tarmac roads and we seem to be rich so it's their duty to relieve us of our money, but 95% of them are a nice guys. I'm not saying I'm good at bullshitting, but in Uzbekistan I was given money by the Police! They were not a pro though - I couldn't pull it off in Russia...

Doug - I hoped to meet you in Kazakhstan but had no internet access to check your position and I missed you by couple hundred k's. Well - maybe I'll have the pleasure next time...

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Old 09-16-2011, 05:40 PM   #1945
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Crap, the word Harley in the title kept me from looking at this RR for months, then I finally clicked it and saw the dirtster on the first page. Now I have LOTS of catching up to do.




Maybe I should have done that to my sportster, then I might not have hated it.

You should go read Doug's other ride reports as well - the are all legendary.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:44 PM   #1946
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[FONT=Arial] I can't believe you just confused the livin' shit out of the cops and wind up with an escort to secure parking for your bike!!! You are GOOD son!!
Did you ever think that the cops were not "confused" but genuinely wanted to be helpful? I travel a lot in Russia and 95% of them are totally professional, courteous, and helpful, at least to foreigners. This is especially true out in BFE, where they just don't see that many foreigners...
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:34 PM   #1947
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Yes, most of the cops that I meet stop me out of curiosity. I have not had any problems at all this year with them, but as soon as they do stop me, I start talking to them, smiling, tell them where Im from, where Im going, ask directions if Im lost, etc. by the time this is all over, were usually on a friendly basis, and if they did have other plans when they stopped me, they figure Im an OK guy, and dont worry about other stuff.
The best way to keep the cops friendly? dont break the laws. I would expect to get stopped for speeding or acting the fool back home, so my attitude here should be no different. I slow down thru towns, try not to pass on the solid center lines, etc.
Poly & I got stopped outside Chita by a couple stern looking cops. we had the intercoms on, and I told her to say nothing (she speaks good russian)
I could hear her try not to laugh as I talked to them in by bad russian, but they never asked to see papers or anything, and after a minute, said to have a good day & waved us on.

Unfortunatley, I cant say the same for cops in Ukraine, Azerbaijan, or Moldova.

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Old 09-17-2011, 02:05 AM   #1948
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As with Motoreiter and Doug above, most (in fact almost all I have met) traffic police are OK.
They are normal guys, doing a boring job and along comes something different - a moto or a car with strange registration plate. Of course they are curious and interested and like a break from the routine stuff.

Where most of us westerners get it wrong is that we come from an environment where you are only stopped when you have done something wrong, so on being stopped we tend to respond in a defensive and possibly hostile manner - an attitude made worse when we know we have done nothing wrong..

In Russia random document stops are a regular routine part of life and there is seldom any suggestion of any offence. Russians quietly and politely just produce their documents often exchanging a joke or nicety and are on the road again within a few seconds.

Break a law and the situation is quite different - but being a fellow human to the officer can, with luck, often get you out of it.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:38 AM   #1949
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Unfortunatley, I cant say the same for cops in Ukraine, Azerbaijan, or Moldova.

Doug
It just depends on who you're getting in front of you. I came across one in Moldova who just stopped me out of curiosity and come across a couple in Ukraine. In Ukraine twice stopped for alcohol control, once for what i thought would be a problem because i crossed a intersection the wrong way round. He just told me that my friends were going another way. Really nice guy
Once stopped because i crossed a solid white. Were standing on the middle of the road and only one car was ryding there. Too bad it was a Police Lada.
Asked them how to get to a certain place cos the gps said i was going wrong. He said not to try this again and i should be crossing at a intersection, then waved me on .........

Not too bad those guys
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:39 AM   #1950
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Same here in Turkey. The Trafik Polis and the Jandarma, even though armed to the teeth, are some of the nicest folk you could meet on the road. If everything is in order they will soon see you on your way with a "Iyi gunler" (have a nice day) and a wave. Polite as your first girlfriend on being introduced to your mum for the first time, even when issuing a ticket.

I find their presence reassuring on long trips or in the middle of nowhere.

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