I'd be after the city for damages. That tow truck operator is insured and should be loading all vehicles, that cop is just there to get her jollies off.
When I got my bike towed the cop pulled it up on the tow truck because the tow guy couldn’t get the bike up and then level out the bed at the same time. Some trucks have wireless controllers but older tow trucks don’t.
WTF why is the cop riding it? If it's being towed the tow company should be the only people even touching it,.
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Funny story. I actually know this officer. I work EMS, and when she was a regular precinct cop, she worked in the precinct that was in my coverage area. Interesting enough, when she joined the highway division, there were some videos of her doing that course that motorcycle cops do, with all the tight turns and circles around cones. She was actually rocking it pretty well, but to be fair she was on a roadking. Everyone reminds her about this video, so she definitely hasn't lived it down.
There are dollies specifically made for motorcycles. You damage my ride because of lack of proper equipment you're paying for it.
Officer has no helmet or eye protection!
How did they even start the bike?
Good call. Get someone not familiar with the bike to load it onto a ramp, the first time they ever sit on it. I mean what can go wrong!
just push it up the ramp you lazy fuck OMG!!!
Is that Montreal?
OK we're on /r/motorcycles, could somebody please tell me why that bike suddenly jerked to a stop ? It looked as though it had a wire holding it back. I know it didn't, but the way it snatched to a halt made it look that way.
Couldn't they find someone with even shorter legs and less strength to try this? what a fucking joke.
This happens to me on flat ground.
In NYC, they can’t even manage to impound scooters without crashing them. I’ve seen two incidents reported in the last month.
Shes probably a loud mouth and has HR saved to her phone. They probably said "sure you can do it go ahead" just to avoid an argument.
Yo where is that video of the NYC cop that busted his head on the motorcycle?
I'd get her on tampering with evidence and no insurance on the motorcycle under her name.
Ahh never change NYPD, never change.
Where was she trying to go anyway? There was another bike in her way. Was she really going to stop on that steep of an incline on a bike that shes obviously too short for?
I used to drive a tow truck for impound. Cops never helped . Always had to get the owner's help impounding them.
What a dumbass
poor bike :(
Crazy, that cop's brother goes to my barber shop and continues to clown her every time we bring it up...
Hey not all cops are incompetent /s
It could’ve been worse
The pigs will just say they "found it like that" and not cover the damages. As usual.
There are plenty of people there capable of pushing the bike why the fuck was he riding it.
Lads.... she even decided it would be a good idea to rev bomb before starting her short lived journey...
Large and in charge
Even if she could ride she had no place on that bike. Belt probably scratched the piss out of the tank
It was at that moment she realized that her inseam was not sufficient for the 32" seat height of the CBR
why does everyone think its necessary to get a running start?
This is exactly why we have the progressive licenses in Europe, she was clearly not prepared/ready for the power.
She was lined up straight at the other bike, what even was the plan?
does anyone know the name of this bike?
All things considered, I was expecting worse
This hurts to watch
Why did she put her feet on the pegs...
Still better than getting it dragged on its side like they did with mine
I feel like that means you get it back now.
What is it with NY cops and wrecking other people's bikes?
She hit the tow chain attached to the first bike and she panic stopped
This was far to graphic for me where did you find this? Live leaks by any chance
God, what a douche! She'd have been more successful if she'd pulled out her gun and ordered that bike up the ramp. Perhaps the bike wouldn't have moved and thus no damage would have been done.
Fat-bottomed girl likes to ride her bicycle motorcycle, she likes to ride it where she likes.
tax payers money wasted because some asshole was trying to prove herself worthy in front of her colleagues. Fukcing bottom feeding dreg.
Not a cop here, but I do charity rides for the local police motorcycle clubs. They are all wonderful people, and definitely show a different perspective of police. My only gripe is how quick they are to drink after a ride, and then hop on their bikes and ride home. Don't even understand why charity rides serve alcohol afterwards.
And this is why motorcyclists don't pull over for cops
Because you get stupid shit like this happening
Is this embarrassing to cops or women? Or both?
These police have no right being on one of these bikes.
Looks like the BQE. Fucking retard NYPD.
Look, it's a Pig on a Hog.
too bad bikers in this city did this to themselves.
women are sometimes this and sometimes that
That’s why you don’t ride a bike that you can’t stand flat footed on.
Well now you're just putting words in my mouth. I'm just saying, don't get your shit towed, and you won't have to worry about it
I fucking hate cops.
Owners fault yeah?
What even happened? Why would an officer even put themselves in this position? So many bad choices...
I don't know what I'm looking for here but the answer is yes, your tire looks fine. The color will change slightly with heat cycles and stuff. After a track day, they might even turn shiny blue.
Motorcycle tires actually contain oils and other additives that keep it soft and sometimes those additives can change the color of your tire as they surface or shift. For example, there are antioxidants that turn brown as they surface so your tire looks dirty even though you know no dirt has come in contact with it.
Road tires like yours are designed to go through many many heat cycles so this is no problem
EDIT: I zoomed in further and see the droplets you are talking about. That is something wholly different. Probably just some liquid used in the tire mounting process that will vanish after a bit.
It's a lubricant that also acts to help seal the tyre to the rim. The person who fitted it was just a bit sloppy
Doing T clocs. I’m new to owning a bike and these are new tires. Just wondering if this little bit of grease is normal to be coming up the sidewall.
And people wonder why all motorcyclists act like cars can't see us. Right here we have a perfect example of a car not seeing another car directly in front of him. Couple that with being an impatient putz and, well, here we are....
Certified platinum retard.
Where was this at?
Edit: This was in antioch California
How do you have a license
i love how they just slammed on their brakes and prayed to jesustakethewheel instead of GETTING BACK IN THEIR GOTFORSAKEN LANE, like hello sir, are you having a stroke?
Why the hell did he do that?
Looks like karma flicking his car into the air
The way that it just...boops...into the air is incredibly surreal. I dunno how much an Accent weighs off the top of my head, but I'd guess roughly 2,500lbs. This clip is a good demonstration of the incredible amount of energy there is in an accident like this.
Please tell me they lost their license over that.
Be vigilant and don’t repost.
2 things, first, is it just me or does it seem cars flip over Way to easy these days? And second, the rider did a Great job not being distracted and eased into the gap slowly and stayed safe.
the motorcycle community is fantastic! but that's not the official Instagram account of Ducati. that's a fan page.
ducati probably thinks its cute.
Ducati liked it because they know they are unbeatable at this point, I never wanted a bike more after seeing a 2019 Ducati Multistrada at work the other day and was amazed, I decided to check reviews as the Italians are good at making things look good but be big pieces of KaKA, (Minus my TCX boots which are incredible) all the reviews were outstanding not just good but the best bike they ever rode, I found out they were purchased by VW and the Germans were involved, though I'm not a huge fan of BMW either, but this seemed to be a match made in heaven, all for the low sum of 22 thousand dollars WHAT damn them, $22,000 Damn dollars. just another one of those things I can't have like a relationship with Lauren Mayberry, Jennifer Garner or Rachel Ray. What! she's cute and makes an Amazing burger.
You need lube!
I would agree with other posters on the new chain. Yes, you could lube it up and ride it but for around 100 bucks or so you’re probably better off buying anew one. Rear sprocket teeth still look okay so that’s a good thing. You don’t want to throw a chain while you’re out having fun; sort of ruins your day.
You're going to need a chain brush, chain cleaner and chain lube regardless. So buy them now, try clean it up and if it has no rust on, you should be good.
Chain cleaner (this really helps!)
I've had slight rust on a chain before on one spot, this cleaned it right up. To be completely honest, that chain looks done though. Get a new one to be on the safe side.
For peace of mind change it - I presume you have an SV 650. Also put a cap on your tyre valve. 👍
Apply hagfish slime.
Can I have your old one to forge into knives?
Seriously I'll pay postage.
Little bit of chain cleaner and lube and it will look way sexy
Background: New rider, first bike (03 SV650). I was aware of the extensive rust on the chain when I bought the bike and planned on replacing it, but im wondering if itd suffice to clean and re-lube it. More pictures here! http://imgur.com/gallery/Tjp3HbW
I'd get a new one just for the sake of €100, that chain is the only thing keeping your back wheel turning when you need it. It would suck to throw it overtaking a wagan.
Get yourself some good lube, I always used this stuff when I had a chain
As long as there aren't any stiff and kinked links I would clean, lube, and ride it and keep a close eye on it. But there probably are stiff and kinked links.
Is that a suzuki
Check it for free play by lifting it off of the sprocket. Also look at wear on the sprocket teeth.
If ok, soak for few minutes in solvent and brush aggressively, then evap-o-rust for a day, then gear oil for a day. Then switch to chain wax for lube to seal it up. Bonus points for thinning the gear oil with a little bit of xylene so it gets inside everything.
Nah you’re fine. Your left calf serves as a safety device for when it fails; the meaty flesh will absorb most of the energy and prevent further injury to the rest of your body. Until you crash as a result of the chain suddenly turning into a projectile and freeing itself from the confines of your bike. You shall henceforth share the title of ‘breaker of chains’ with that Game of Thrones whore.
Seriously though - change the chain and sprockets. That’s the most rusty fucking chain I’ve ever seen. Even the Night King couldn’t bring that back to life. I can’t believe these other retards think ‘a bit of lube’ will fix that.
Dude, show your ride some respect and use lube. Riding dry isn't good for anyone.
Yes. Don't ride again on that chain.
It's hard to tell.The rust might only be surface rust.If the teeth are in good condition and the Chain hasn't been stretched or rustet inside the links, it should be fine.I would try to clean and lube it.
Not them, but super jealous of that experience.Hope a that pair was grinning the whole time :)
Yeah but you forgot the dog!!!
We think alike, I almost did this today.
Might have, too, if I didn't also need to fill up several gas cans for lawn equipment.
Motorcyclists think outside the box. I'm proud to be a part of this group.
Feeding all the strays I see.
Go crossways next time. Looks like you covered the brake light.
Probably makes wheelies easier too
Right there with ya, buddy!
Guitars at a garage sale
It would be a brutal drenching to ride no front fender in a down pour.
That’s a really nice looking bike... paint or vinyl?
I love those style bikes.
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