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post #41 of 65 (permalink) Old 10-01-2019, 01:37 AM
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This last weekend we enjoyed our 17th Annual FJR Owners State of Origin ride - it all started here back in 2003. A little bit like your annual Hoons ride.
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David, Is that you with the WHITE FJR? Never seen one, looks beautiful and very Starwars Stormtrooperish. Way cool, congrats to the boys in Australia!

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We are going to have Company

The MSTA is having its "Byway Boogie" ride the same weekend. They are going to be based out of the good-ole Sherwood Best Western in Clarksville. I have seen some St. Louis area members saying they are going. Could get crowded on Push and 123. It will be fun. TW

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Bikes are easy to pass. (Hopefully they won't have the National Guard out there when they see all the bikes.) The Porshe and Corvette clubs are the ones that are a pain.

I'm sure we'll be all around there, but we may have to skip the pie at Oark because MSTA stands for "Ride to Eat" in some foreign tongue.
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David, Is that you with the WHITE FJR? Never seen one, looks beautiful and very Starwars Stormtrooperish. Way cool, congrats to the boys in Australia!
Yep, that's me. There are quite a few on the roads in Australia, as they are used by many of our police forces. They then come on sale on the 2nd hand market at very reasonable prices. Mine is unique, as it has a black tank and I use my black panniers from my original black FJR that met it's demise about 5 years ago when I was hit from behind. When the bikes are sold by the police they come as a single seater (see piccie - not mine). Mine has been converted to carry a pillion.
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Yep, that's me. There are quite a few on the roads in Australia, as they are used by many of our police forces. They then come on sale on the 2nd hand market at very reasonable prices. Mine is unique, as it has a black tank and I use my black panniers from my original black FJR that met it's demise about 5 years ago when I was hit from behind. When the bikes are sold by the police they come as a single seater (see piccie - not mine). Mine has been converted to carry a pillion.
So David, if these are common police bikes where you are, does that mean when your on the highway and roadways, people slow down in front of, and around you?

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Sometimes yes. When you see one from the front it can be quite imposing. There are mirror surrounds that act as hand guards, and these tend to be decked out in highly reflective yellow or our police blue and white checker pattern. These cause all traffic to slow and part like the red sea. You can see as well what it looks like which all the high vis stickers stripped off. The major bodywork differences are the mirror surrounds, footguards, radio box in place of rear seat, the rear tail section and the crash bars. Every police dept has their own version of lights and sirens. The bikes do come with additional dedicated switchgear for radio, lights & sirens, etc, and a second battery. When all that extra wiring is stripped out it takes about 8kg of weight off the bike. To convert to 'standard' costs about $2,000 (bear in mind our new salesroom price is $25,000) but many people leave them as solo seaters.

Mine was converted before I bought it, and all I did was remove the mirror handguards - oncoming bikes never waved when I had those on as it looked too much like a police bike head on.

Here is a link to an Australian reseller https://www.policemotorcycles.com.au/
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I have to bail on this ride. Y’all have fun - hope to catch you for the next NoMoSno.

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Sorry to hear that, Bob. See you at NMS next year. TW

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I'll be there Thursday afternoon(ish). Not on the FJR this time, on the little red/white Desert Sled......heading in along TN/KY/MO border somewhere.......making it up as I go.
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