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  • Offline Gonzo

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    Bikesafe course and my High revving SE
    on: Oct 04, 2021, 05.18 pm
    Oct 04, 2021, 05.18 pm
    So Yesterday I took part in the police run bikesafe course using my 2014 SE. It was absolutely brilliant, I performed my first observed ride and then the police rider/observer, pulls me over and says, "yes all very good, nice considered ride, good hazard perception, good bike control, good safe ride". Whilst very happy with myself - I was waiting for the but.......  He then asked me to follow him. Now what an experience that was, I was in total awe of just how smooth he was, the RT looked part of him if you know what I mean? But then after a while, I thought the mans brake lights don't work! And he accelerated hard!
    When we pulled over for a chat a again, I said, "don't mean to be rude - but I don't think your brake lights are working" he laughed and said I hardly ever use the brakes unless on a pursuit or chase down, I must have had a daft look on my face, he said one thing I noticed about how you ride is you use all the gears and are "comfort braking" He told me he uses 2ND and 3rd mainly unless on a motorway. staying in the 5 to 8,000 rev range, he tells me I am typical of someone who has spent a lot of time driving commercials or diesels meaning the high revving sound bad.
    So we went back out again with me not going below 4,000rpm and as much as 8,000rpm on Tony the Triumph, my stomach was turning over!  You do get a massive amount of engine braking like this but dread to think what longevity I will get out of the triple?
    All that said, It truly was a brilliant experience - I would certainly do again and thoroughly recommend it to anyone, even if only to see the looks on pedestrians faces when you go screaming past "chasing" a police bike! HAHA
    I'd like to know if I'm the only person to ride his bike like it is a diesel (apparently)
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    Re: Bikesafe course and my High revving SE
    Reply #1 on: Oct 04, 2021, 07.25 pm
    Oct 04, 2021, 07.25 pm
    Another good experience for you. I liked the brake lights thing.   :008: :306: :730:
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    Re: Bikesafe course and my High revving SE
    Reply #2 on: Oct 05, 2021, 07.00 am
    Oct 05, 2021, 07.00 am
      When I was driving semi trailers a number of years ago, my "boss" reminded me that "brake pads" were cheaper to replace than "gearboxes". Or in the policeman's case engine parts.
      And keep in mind he doesn't pay for his motorcycles, you in fact do. Just my "two bob's worth". Or for the members in "the States", "my 2 cents worth". Cheers.  :158: :158:
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    Re: Bikesafe course and my High revving SE
    Reply #3 on: Oct 05, 2021, 10.55 am
    Oct 05, 2021, 10.55 am
    *Originally Posted by HACKLE [+]
      When I was driving semi trailers a number of years ago, my "boss" reminded me that "brake pads" were cheaper to replace than "gearboxes".
    I agree that break pads are relatively cheap - but in all my years of riding or driving, I have never needed to replace a clutch or gearbox (or engine)...
    I think there is a fundamental difference between those who learnt to ride bikes first, compared to those who were first taught to drive with respect of a vehicle. However, we are never to old to learn new tricks!
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    Re: Bikesafe course and my High revving SE
    Reply #4 on: Oct 07, 2021, 03.39 am
    Oct 07, 2021, 03.39 am
    Having started on sport bikes, every bike I have ever owned, including the Trophy, has spent most of it's life in the top half of the rev range.

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    Re: Bikesafe course and my High revving SE
    Reply #5 on: Oct 07, 2021, 12.10 pm
    Oct 07, 2021, 12.10 pm
    Gonzo, being a retired line haul driver I tend to ride the Trophy like you do, except when I get into that fooling around mood.  Then it's as little gear change as possible.   There's a lot of truth to the "brakes are cheaper concept" as well as the motor cops don't pay for their bikes or the repairs.

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    Re: Bikesafe course and my High revving SE
    Reply #6 on: Oct 07, 2021, 03.22 pm
    Oct 07, 2021, 03.22 pm
    You also have to remember that the style of riding of our LEO friends
    is somewhat different to that of the average leisure rider -
    riding much more "dynamically" and making Maximum Progress etc -
    keeping the bike as responsive as possible both for acceleration and engine braking.


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    Re: Bikesafe course and my High revving SE
    Reply #7 on: Oct 07, 2021, 06.34 pm
    Oct 07, 2021, 06.34 pm
    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    You also have to remember that the style of riding of our LEO friends
    is somewhat different to that of the average leisure rider -
    riding much more "dynamically" and making Maximum Progress etc -
    keeping the bike as responsive as possible both for acceleration and engine braking.



    Ok Coconut, I tried to come up a solution but.I give up.  LEO?

     



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