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I've got the white with stock fairing and side bags, no extra lights or embellishments. One fellow at our church near retirement age accuses me of working for CHiPs, and asked me for Ponch and John's autograph.

Seriously, if could be excellent for escort service, not sure I'd want to use it on a high speed chase.
 

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Seriously, if could be excellent for escort service, not sure I'd want to use it on a high speed chase.
Around here it wouldnt be an issue. Per a news story the local police policy is that if the chase exceeds 30 mph over the speed limit the police stop the chase which is a pretty darned handy piece of info to have if you're a criminal.

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Around here it wouldnt be an issue. Per a news story the local police policy is that if the chase exceeds 30 mph over the speed limit the police stop the chase which is a pretty darned handy piece of info to have if you're a criminal.
That's why I'm convinced that sooner or later cops will start using flying drones to act as aerial chasers. Technology.
 

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I saw several months ago a CTX that a company in Dallas had converted to a police model and figured I'd try my hand at it. I designed the look of this bike and did most of the installs. It's a working police escort bike. View attachment 88465
A person could really have fun with that cycle if the cops in the area have look alike cycles.As a mechanic I would have to take roadtests with cop cars.talk about people getting scared looks and slowing down to the speed limit fast!! jasperj
 

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I really like the job that you did on yours! Very nice!

There's a 2019 kawasaki versys 1000 at a local dealership with exactly the same ponch and John vibe. I've thought about trading my ctx for it but I don't want the hassle. (And the price needs to drop significantly) :cool:

 

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I really like the job that you did on yours! Very nice!

There's a 2019 kawasaki versys 1000 at a local dealership with exactly the same ponch and John vibe. I've thought about trading my ctx for it but I don't want the hassle. (And the price needs to drop significantly) :cool:

Could you please tell me the manufacturer & model of the side bags?
 

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I added the side cases and painted them myself because I couldn't find blue one. I bought white ones and painted them.
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I love the look of the white bike, but I already suspect that people see my white helmet and high vis jacket and assume that I'm a police officer based on how many people suddenly decide to drop down to the speed limit when I come up on them. Never mind that the bike is red with textile bags, has no auxiliary lighting, and there hasn't been a police patrol bike in this county since sometime in the last century. I'm considering having reverse vinyl lettering created for the base of my windshield that would say "NOT A COP" in their rear view mirror. Maybe then I could enjoy some slightly spirited riding without constant slow downs. I just want that extra 5-10 over the limit.
 

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I love the look of the white bike, but I already suspect that people see my white helmet and high vis jacket and assume that I'm a police officer based on how many people suddenly decide to drop down to the speed limit when I come up on them. Never mind that the bike is red with textile bags, has no auxiliary lighting, and there hasn't been a police patrol bike in this county since sometime in the last century. I'm considering having reverse vinyl lettering created for the base of my windshield that would say "NOT A COP" in their rear view mirror. Maybe then I could enjoy some slightly spirited riding without constant slow downs. I just want that extra 5-10 over the limit.
They won't mistake me for a cop.I painted most of my helmets bright green.I did that so people see me.I have to be on my best behavior cause it is the only one around.jasperj
 
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