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Bike control

Postby NVSB4 » Thu May 14, 2015 7:17 pm



I've been seeing some threads about training classes and having to run through obstacle courses, but it still doesn't come close to these guys.
Every year they have a rodeo in my town for motorcycle cops.
Here is an example from a couple of years ago.





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Re: Bike control

Postby Breakdancer » Thu May 14, 2015 8:14 pm

:shock: :shock: Would love to see that in person. That was Awesome!!!
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Re: Bike control

Postby Happytrails » Thu May 14, 2015 9:55 pm

Its fun stuff to watch. I dont think they have that kind of thing up around these parts. Last year I started doing Ride Like a Pro and while I'm nowhere near being a pro I found it to be fun to do and improved my low speed manuevering a ton. Hoping to start up again once the local high school lets out for the summer.
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Re: Bike control

Postby NVSB4 » Thu May 14, 2015 10:40 pm

I had the good fortune of riding with a friend years ago who was a regional instructor of motorcycle cops.
He showed me a lot of things, but didn't have to get into how to lay your bike down to use it as a shield for gunfire. :D
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Re: Bike control

Postby Dogsled » Thu May 21, 2015 1:23 pm

Here's how that works, i've watched them practice. One of you guys let me use your bike for about 4 weeks and i'll be close to good as them.
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Re: Bike control

Postby ka4yqi » Thu May 21, 2015 9:46 pm

I'm like Dogsled, if you been around motorcops you learn 2 things. They do a lots of practice and also they are not paying for the bike. Also they are rough on back brake and clutches.

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Re: Bike control

Postby NVSB4 » Thu May 21, 2015 10:16 pm

ka4yqi wrote:They do a lots of practice and also they are not paying for the bike.


Actually, around here each officer supplies their own bike that the department outfits with the regulation gear and provides the upkeep.
Of course you see a lot of Harleys, but quite a few BMWs as well. I don't remember seeing any Wings, however.
As I remember, he would "trade up" after about two years, and I'm assuming be all tax deductible.
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Re: Bike control

Postby Dogsled » Fri May 22, 2015 11:03 am

OK, I can do this, use my own bike for a month and you can fix it when i'm done dropping it 100 times... :lol: It's not hard to go to an extreme move when there are no consequences as far as $$$$$$$$ goes. Heck it's bad enough getting shot in a cop car let alone gettin shot off a bike.
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Re: Bike control

Postby NVSB4 » Fri May 22, 2015 4:38 pm

Here is another rodeo between to local departments from 2014.
This one is different in that they play "follow the leader" (rules are explained at the beginning of the video).
Still some amazing riding and get to see a few dumps as well.
There is a Victory shown as well as a Honda ST1300.



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Re: Bike control

Postby Dogsled » Fri May 22, 2015 5:16 pm

Now that was very realistic. But I shouldn't be down on the ones that have exceptional skills. I've seen them ride hard and fast through those cones. Very exceptional riders, no matter what the situation that got them there.


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