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I think the LEO's did the right thing in using the plane, to keep the ground speeds at a safe level...

That having been said, they should add the cost of the plane pursuit to the fine for this knucklehead. Hittem hard...
 

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He didn't do our motorcycle fraternity any favors, that's for sure....... damn fool, period.
 

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I remember the end of the muscle car era in the 70's. I was sorry to see those go. It has now come back with 400+ HP cars.
Now the motorcycles are also in that performance category. It will be interesting to see where this goes.

I'm surprised they only had a Cessna 182. That won't go 188MPH.:? Well, in a dive...
 

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I remember the end of the muscle car era in the 70's. I was sorry to see those go. It has now come back with 400+ HP cars.
Now the motorcycles are also in that performance category. It will be interesting to see where this goes.

I'm surprised they only had a Cessna 182. That won't go 188MPH.:? Well, in a dive...
Contrary to popular opinion, nothing outruns line of sight and the speed of a radio transmission (as our representative from the shallow end of the gene pool discovered today...):gunhead:
 

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But then they did have line of sight, covers a big area, along with the ever present radio. The riders does us no favors in is actions.
 

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He wasn't doing a constant 188mph, just peak speed. The plane could have easily kept up with the bike.

This is one reason why I sold my VFR. It was just too darn easy to ride fast. When I caught myself doing 100 on the way home one evening, I said, "whoa...that's it, time to get something slower". And more comfortable.
 

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i agree big time , way to much traffic anymore to be speeding on any roads , this 1 don't never need his rideing rights back ever , i'm tired of these fools going by me on there back wheels on the e-way at 80
 

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Another GhostRider wannabe.... them cats are never-ending.

Power-to-weight ratio have put bikes like the Hayabusa far above muscle-car realms.
The new Hayabusa is factory rev-limited to 188mph, replace some this-and-that and it's far above 200mph. 150mph+ 1/4mi traps if you got it in 'ya.
Wondering who elseclose to him will have to pay a price if he's walking now.
This stuff is good for none when it happens.
 

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bbach wrote:
Those Suzuki things go 188mph? I want one.
:D:D:D:DI was thinking the exact same thing. :D:D:D:D
 

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Gives us all a bad name. There was a chase near my place recently where the guy on the crotch rocket was clocked at 170 mph! That chase went thru three counties but he got caught too.:D:D
 

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Lucky guy, there's just so few places around a city that has room for those speeds without an accident.

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I know its an impossible speed, but I imagine parts would fly off my 1200 at those speeds. WOW and the crazy vibrations would be unreal!
 

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Years ago, when we were in college, I got my best friend interested in motorcycles. His second bike was a Honda V65 Magna. A really powerful bike.

He proved it once by outrunning a cop. He was out on some country roads and a cop tried to pull him over, so he took off. After about a 20 or 30 mile chase, he lost sight of the cop for awhile. So he turned around and back tracked toward the cop, as if he had been going the other way all along. The cop went by and kept on going.

He was lucky in more ways than one.

I asked him what he would have done if the cop realized it was him and turned around? He said he would have pulled over and denied everything. He felt that there was no way the cop could have proved it was him. He felt that there isn't any way a cop could read a small motorcycle license plate bouncing around at 120mph.

He got his though. Another time, he was coming home from work late one night, and he got pulled over, (for nothing important) and when the cop asked for his license, he gave the cop the wrong one. He had a second one, modified to buy alcohol. Oops. He lost his license over that one.

What goes around usually comes around.
 
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