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post #1 of 57 Old 04-02-2014, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Heads Up(?) Not so Smart Rider

Not to saturate the forum with motorcycle crashes in Boise, Idaho, but here's one that really supports the idea of always having a helmet---handy. Right on the sissy bar where it belongs. The rider had serious injuries in this classic left-turner crash. But the real reason I'm posting this link is because look, the Boise PD is riding VStroms!!! Smart department. Scroll through the pics.

Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash, police looking for witnesses | KTVB.COM Boise

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Those are Honda ST1300s, and they are damned fine bikes too!

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Sure those aren't BMW motorcycles (pic 11).

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Those are Honda ST1300s, and they are damned fine bikes too!
Oh geez, slap me upside the head. My only defense is that I hadn't finished my first cup of coffee this morning. Duhhhh. I have mud on face.

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It's a BMW R1200RT.

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The photo of the Sporty on its side with a helmet strapped to the sissy bar is just classic...
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Hopefully he broke the rear window with his head and landed softly in the back seat.

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Note that the police helmet is only a half-shell. Some departments are smarter and using flip-up helmets.

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That's Boise PD. The Meridian PD, right next door to Boise rides ST1300's and wears flip front helmets. Scorpion, I think. At least they were in 2012. Also, the Meridian PD motor officers wear hi-via gear and good motorcycle boots. They look like regular ATGATT riders from a distance. Management there has used their collective heads regarding the motorcycle patrol division.

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I hope the poor bugger is OK.

I assume the driver has pulled out to turn right.

It doesn't look like loud pipes have helped here.

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