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Motorcycle Cop Walts

#1
Forgive me if this has been done before, but this phenomenon is puzzling me more and more, especially since I got my bike licence.

What is this all about? In my rear view mirror, a bike cop heaves into view. But no! That beacon atop the pole is amber, not blue! Everything else however is very Mr Plod: Hi-Vis, white helmet (sans Polizei logo, obviously), chevrons all over + to cap it all, a "message board" on the back of the top box. Utterly bizarre.

To the ignorant masses, this guy looks like a cop. But why would anyone go to these extremes to do a bit of filtering? The whole get-up makes the rider look a total fcuk-knuckle, and for what?

Thanks. That's off my chest now. Can anyone answer me though. WHY????
 
#3
Dragstrip said:
Sounds like Tk Tptr escort bikes to me. THey are as described and have the message board displaying 'Wide Load' or similar.
Nah.. the message board was too small -- it kind of had small apertures for flashing lights rather than a wide load message.

I prefer to think he was a fully paid up member of Der Waltenkommando mit der grosse BMW... don't ruin my outrage!
 
#5
DavetheApe said:
Dragstrip said:
Sounds like Tk Tptr escort bikes to me. THey are as described and have the message board displaying 'Wide Load' or similar.
Nah.. the message board was too small -- it kind of had small apertures for flashing lights rather than a wide load message.

I prefer to think he was a fully paid up member of Der Waltenkommando mit der grosse BMW... don't ruin my outrage!
VOSA bike?
 
#7
DavetheApe said:
Forgive me if this has been done before, but this phenomenon is puzzling me more and more, especially since I got my bike licence.

What is this all about? In my rear view mirror, a bike cop heaves into view. But no! That beacon atop the pole is amber, not blue! Everything else however is very Mr Plod: Hi-Vis, white helmet (sans Polizei logo, obviously), chevrons all over + to cap it all, a "message board" on the back of the top box. Utterly bizarre.

To the ignorant masses, this guy looks like a cop. But why would anyone go to these extremes to do a bit of filtering? The whole get-up makes the rider look a total fcuk-knuckle, and for what?

Thanks. That's off my chest now. Can anyone answer me though. WHY????
Bizarro! Is it just one, or are there hordes of MC plod walts? Perhaps it's a new biker gang who've decided that the police look is the way forward?

"Help! There's a load of police motorcyclists smashing up my bar!"

I used to own a white Mondeo, and after I had fitted a roof rack I noticed that every time I was out in it all the cars in front of me slowed down and started driving really carefully. It was always fun!
 
#9
#10
There was a bloke used to drop his kid off at karate had what looked at first look like a cop bike and cop like leathers and a white helmet cop style was'nt
though.
new somebody years ago got advised to find a new MC jacket by plod as a white fairing bike hi viz jacket and white helmet. was pushing it.
said it was a shame watching motorists slow down and start behaving themselves as they caught a look at him in the rearview mirrors :twisted:
 
#11
Dragstrip said:
DavetheApe said:
Dragstrip said:
Sounds like Tk Tptr escort bikes to me. THey are as described and have the message board displaying 'Wide Load' or similar.
Nah.. the message board was too small -- it kind of had small apertures for flashing lights rather than a wide load message.

What, like you can just about make out on the back of this Army Honda?

http://s768.photobucket.com/albums/xx326/db130/?action=view¤t=SANY0010.jpg&t=1251394495623
Linky no worky buddy.... :cry:
 
#12
IT biffism strikes again. Its a pic of the rear of an Army Honda Pan European at this year's RLC Open Day, the rear display board measures about 4" by 14".
 
#14
Most of them are muppets, Pan European riders who get their jollies by making themselves look like plod.
I kidd you not. Its quie a popular past time, some of them give themselves the name of the Pan Clan.
 
#16
Dragstrip said:
IT biffism strikes again. Its a pic of the rear of an Army Honda Pan European at this year's RLC Open Day, the rear display board measures about 4" by 14".
Hmmm.... I suspect you may be right my old mucker... it was the A1 near Catterick after all. Damn my WaltenBMWkommando theory... Damn it! :wink:
 

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