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2003 600rr track, 2012 V-Star1300 street

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  1. In Topic: Fz 07 Race Bike Build

    01 August 2018 - 09:07 AM

     Champ, on 01 August 2018 - 08:50 AM, said:

    (remember back to your high school science days).

    Yeah, I don't think that's going to work so well :duno:
  2. In Topic: Fz 07 Race Bike Build

    01 August 2018 - 08:49 AM

    Don't most types of coolant have much higher boiling points than distilled water? Isn't that likely to be a problem if water's boiling point is only 212 and most bikes can/will easily be near that on a hot day?
  3. In Topic: Different Chain Question

    28 July 2018 - 10:46 AM

    View Postmiweber929, on 28 July 2018 - 06:39 AM, said:

    Id ditch the clip link and do another rivet. Its under $10 and will work without issue.

    This is what I'd do, knowing how much you like the torque on your bike. :)
  4. In Topic: The Last Person To Post In This Thread Wins.

    12 July 2018 - 10:37 AM

    View PostMarls, on 11 July 2018 - 04:01 PM, said:

    AAAAAnd my favorite piece from the article...

    (Here are a few excerpts of my comments from an email conversation about this article with a friend who's a probation officer and sees a different side of the judicial system, police officers, poverty-stricken communities, etc. I enjoy debating her because we started out with similar viewpoints/political stances on these topics a few years ago but her exposure to different situations through her job has started shifting her viewpoints.)

    To the quote from the ex-cop, my initial reaction is to argue against it, saying things like "this hasn't been anywhere near my experience with cops i know or when i've been pulled over" .... or "maybe this was the case in the 70s/80s but not today" ... or "maybe this cop just worked in a city that had some corruption, but this is an anomaly" ...

    I inherently support police and understand how difficult their job can be, but the quote above made me think "what if this actually IS the case for training/culture for most cops?"

    Your appearance and the way you present yourself, combined with the reason for the interaction when stopped by police does (and should) play a huge role in how the officer approaches the interaction, for their own safety. Pulling over a little old 80 year old grandma on a Sunday afternoon for her taillight being out is 1000x's different than pulling over some thug in the middle of the night for driving recklessly (notice how i didn't say skin color in either of those examples, because i don't believe it's relevant). After that initial reason for the stop and your appearance coming into play, the way that you respond to the officer's requests will then (in most cases i believe) have a significant effect on how you get treated by the officer.

    Police officers don't have a presumed power over the rest of the population. They have a legitimate power over the rest of the population, which is given to them by the government and is a GOOD thing, because they protect the 99% of us that want to live in a good society and aren't interested in committing crimes and being bad people. I expect that if you're polite and respectful to police officers, they are polite and respectful back. What I DON'T see is all of these thug types being polite and respectful in their interactions with police. So many of the videos coming out are people spouting off their mouth, resisting/fighting with the cops, running from the cops, yelling "F the police", pulling out guns, acting like the cops shouldn't have any power to enforce the laws and keep our communities safe. I'd respond like a lot of cops do, as they're trained to identify and handle potential threats to their own safety.

    Yes, there are definitely bad eggs in law enforcement. There is no question about that. Yes, in many cases the department and the city will try to back their officers when they believe the interaction was justified. Yes, I do believe in increasing the accountability of police officers through body cams, to help in weeding out those bad eggs and punishing them. However, NO, I don't believe that there's an epidemic-level problem with law enforcement and unwarranted police brutality.
  5. In Topic: Site Updates

    09 July 2018 - 08:47 AM

    If I have small chunks of time here and there, is there anything I can do to help/contribute with site upgrades?


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