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Police Version Pictures

zrxmax

Member
Member
Hi Fellow Concours Owners
Does anybody have any pictures of the California police version of the Concours 1400?
I am in California and after 10s of thousands of miles of commuting I have only seen one 1400 Police bike that was on the side of the road in San Diego. My best guess is was probably issuing some driver a ticket. I didn't stop to check it out... ;)
I don't know how many 1400s the state of California bought, however, I know they bought some for Highway Patrol usage.

I have noticed that lots of drivers are very courteous to me on my newly acquired ( April ) 1400 when it comes to splitting lanes. Somebody mentioned the other day that part of the reason for that is due to the fact that the 1400 has the look of a police bike when viewed by someone looking in their rearview mirror.

Hmmm.... perhaps I should paint my Concours to further embrace the "look" of a police bike a little more by painting it to look like a CHP motorcycle.

What are your thoughts regarding my thoughts?
 

Gumby

Moderator
Staff member
Member
I got pulled over one time and the first thing the cop asked me if I was a cop. 😄 Here is a fun one too, sit on a side street of a road with your front end sticking out a little and watch how many people slow down real quick.

I don't think you need to paint it to look more like a cop, all of the ones I saw in Oregon were all black or all blue, the only difference are the lights mounted on them.
 

kv5e

Global Moderator and Muser of much - COG 5063
Staff member
Member
I had a Gunn Diode 10 GHz transmitter with a small horn antenna that you could power from a 12V cigar lighter. It had a button to turn the power on and off on the cable. Set it up on the car dash under a gimme' cap on an Interstate and get behind a big phalanx of cars.

Turn it ON.........BRAKE LIGHTS EVERYWHERE, turn it off and they let off the brakes......repeat.....repeat....with everyone looking for the radar gun.:cool:

I sent my call sign every 10 minutes in code just to make it legal. Great fun until I got tired of it.......:ROFLMAO:
 

jamescsvg4367

Member
Member
Splitting lanes is not fun all time in Ca
Folks throw coffee, water, open doors
Slightly , spit, they hate you getting
Ahead of them in solid traffic. If you
Have a white half/size helmet they
Will give you a wide lane!
 

MotoWojo

COG #465
Member
Hi Fellow Concours Owners
Does anybody have any pictures of the California police version of the Concours 1400?
I am in California and after 10s of thousands of miles of commuting I have only seen one 1400 Police bike that was on the side of the road in San Diego. My best guess is was probably issuing some driver a ticket. I didn't stop to check it out... ;)
I don't know how many 1400s the state of California bought, however, I know they bought some for Highway Patrol usage.

I have noticed that lots of drivers are very courteous to me on my newly acquired ( April ) 1400 when it comes to splitting lanes. Somebody mentioned the other day that part of the reason for that is due to the fact that the 1400 has the look of a police bike when viewed by someone looking in their rearview mirror.

Hmmm.... perhaps I should paint my Concours to further embrace the "look" of a police bike a little more by painting it to look like a CHP motorcycle.

What are your thoughts regarding my thoughts?

I always thought that if I had to commute a lot in heavy traffic I would follow Andrew Byrd’s (a.k.a. Byrdman) lead and get a
”Slower Traffic Keep Right“ decal on my windscreen. Apparently it works really well. Motorists see the decal in their rear view mirror and believe it is a police bike.

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FTB530

Member
Member
Have seen three CHP Concours , one in Auburn Ca at a fun shop, one in Bakersfield on 58 with a customer on the side of the highway and two at PCP motor sports, so I actually have seen four😂
 

Bagger John

Bicycle
Forum Subscriber
I have a black '12.

It and my '08 have a full complement of radio gear (CB, dual-band ham rig, optional MURS/FRS/GMRS integration) and a Givi V46 trunk mounted on one of Phil's racks which is in turn mounted on a custom dual-antenna mount (which also incorporates a pair of helmet locks). The controls for the radios are mounted to the master cylinders by way of a pair of Highway Dirt Bikes clamps; they're momentary pushbuttons with waterproof rubber caps.

Overall, the whole thing screams Cop Bike.

One day several years ago I was commuting to work when Joe Idiot decided to drift over on top of me with his ratted-out pickup truck. I was in the left lane with nowhere to go but into the cement retainer.

I was almost there and getting ready to throttle up hard when Joe realized what he (though he) was about to run into. That pickup decelerated so hard and fast I wonder if he stalled the thing outright. 🤣
 
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