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    There definitely need to be questions asked about Police motorcycle use on the roads.
    It's quite apparent there has been another rider training school going through, on numerous occasion over the last couple of months I've seen groups of Police bikes on the roads, a few times I've seen them using lights and sirens and travelling at speed. The most recent was on the area between Great Northern Highway and Toodyay Road I was on cruise control doing the limit when a group of cops on bikes flew by at speed and startled me. If it was regular bikers I'd say they were a bunch of guys out having a phat time...and risking their licenses and demerit points, I digress.
    I have also heard that the Police bikes are not particularly good handlers because they are loaded up with panniers full of what ever they have to carry while on the job. This of course leads to a dangerous combo, of at risk riding made more hazardous by the operational requirements. In short they are being asked to do something unsafe and of questionable legality. I'm of the understanding that the two reasons a worker can refuse to perform a work instruction are when it is unsafe or illegal... but then they're cops and we're not.
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    ^^^Plausable argument..^^^^

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    Yer next will be gixxer thou and r1's undercover to suit 'training'
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    Speaking from personal experience with these people, it's not just the bikes that are overweight.
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    Hmmmm Donuts. 😈
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    I observed this tarmac damage on O'Briens yesterday looks pretty recent.
    https://i.imgur.com/OsDpora.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/5sagjqh.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carltonblues View Post
    I observed this tarmac damage on O'Briens yesterday looks pretty recent.
    https://i.imgur.com/OsDpora.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/5sagjqh.jpg
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    Yep that corner has a few notches in its belt.
    I helped out with a red Ducati one Saturday, on overtime...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Trident View Post
    There definitely need to be questions asked about Police motorcycle use on the roads.
    It's quite apparent there has been another rider training school going through, on numerous occasion over the last couple of months I've seen groups of Police bikes on the roads, a few times I've seen them using lights and sirens and travelling at speed. The most recent was on the area between Great Northern Highway and Toodyay Road I was on cruise control doing the limit when a group of cops on bikes flew by at speed and startled me. If it was regular bikers I'd say they were a bunch of guys out having a phat time...and risking their licenses and demerit points, I digress.
    I have also heard that the Police bikes are not particularly good handlers because they are loaded up with panniers full of what ever they have to carry while on the job. This of course leads to a dangerous combo, of at risk riding made more hazardous by the operational requirements. In short they are being asked to do something unsafe and of questionable legality. I'm of the understanding that the two reasons a worker can refuse to perform a work instruction are when it is unsafe or illegal... but then they're cops and we're not.
    I dunno about currently although I doubt much has changed, the tyres used to be selected by accountants. Crap workdays for all involved no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nero Diablo View Post
    I dunno about currently although I doubt much has changed, the tyres used to be selected by accountants. Crap workdays for all involved no doubt.
    I had good rubber on mine, the only one to have it. The accountant types said they were just round bits of rubber to them.

    Not sure of the current purchasing system but even the tubes back then were cheapest that could be found.

    Again bikes have changed but with the extra weight of equipment they did not handle particularly well. My 2000 model BMW handles well fully loaded so maybe they are ok now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Trident View Post
    Yep that corner has a few notches in its belt.
    I helped out with a red Ducati one Saturday, on overtime...
    Slowed up on that second bend myself the gsx750f is a heavy bike with wallowy suspension the problem is the quick switch right.
    I have always preferred left i tried it again monday but i can climb it quicker than i can go down it i feel the rest of the road is fairly easy.
    I love the big hairpin left onto the weir rd i just go faster every time i ride it.
    As for sand gravel it has never worried me find a line or power slide through it.
    Honkey nuts are unpredictable however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graelin View Post
    Again bikes have changed but with the extra weight of equipment they did not handle particularly well. My 2000 model BMW handles well fully loaded so maybe they are ok now.
    The early ST1300 cop bikes had issues with a high speed weave at ~130kmh

    http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28908 and https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/ukpa...lity-t113.html
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    I believe the bike was a Yamaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by welby View Post
    I believe the bike was a Yamaha
    Yeah I think they use FJR1300's these days mostly, was just making the point all the shit on cop bikes affects handling
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    Oh No.. Do we have a rider down.. Bindoon way..? 57 yo male in a group of 3.. ( News report..)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GsxInShed View Post
    Oh No.. Do we have a rider down.. Bindoon way..? 57 yo male in a group of 3.. ( News report..)
    Was thinking the same when I saw the RAC chopper go over Mirrabooka way heading east around 11am
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    Quote Originally Posted by GsxInShed View Post
    Oh No.. Do we have a rider down.. Bindoon way..? 57 yo male in a group of 3.. ( News report..)
    I had a look at the news he was one of a group of three rider's who hit a drain pipe or similar and unfortunately is deceased late model bike, happening right on christmas it is just so tragic.

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    Still sand on the road in patches just before Clenton tee's onto Berry, right across the lane and hidden in the shadows of the tree's late in the day. Should be on the cool down lap by then anyway I guess. Rest of it looks to be in pretty good nick.

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