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Welcome to the Police Motor Unit Forum. I was excited to see this new addition and sorry to see no posts yet.
 

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I just now found the Po-lease Bike Forum. I knew it had been suggested, but didn't know it became reality.

OHP started with Indian bikes when the organization started in 1937. Over the years, the bikes were all phased out. About five years ago, some bright Troopers in the OKC area figured the department could get Harleys for essentially nothing and presented a proposal to the Chief. Thus was formed the new OHP Motor Patrol Division.

It was then limited to the OKC area, since expanded to the Tulsa area. A couple of years before I retired, I asked the Chief (good friend) if there was going to be a LT in charge of the division as it expanded. He said, "sure....want the job?" I said, "sure." He said , "fine....move to OKC." I said......."pass....I'll stay here in the sticks." So much for my police bike career. :( Anyway, OHP uses black RKs and they, along with the Troopers, look great and do a good job.
 

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Working on the very first motor unit for our department as we speak, hope to have the FLHTP in service by mid summer. :)
 

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Broken Spoke-Starting a motor unit? I'll probably be hitting you up for some information. See my "ask and you shall receive" thread for a further explanation.--GMan
 

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A police officer once told me that PIG stood for Pride, Integrity and Guts. This is how I see you guys. You have a tough job. Keep it up.
 

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As most of the US police ride hogs, I used to have a pet name for my bike when I first got it.........PigDogHog!!! :D
 

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I keep requesting a motor unit but we are so involved with anti-terrorism that it is put on the back burner. If we eventually get a motor unit, I chop off a testicle to be involved in it.
 

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HarleyJoel said:
I keep requesting a motor unit but we are so involved with anti-terrorism that it is put on the back burner. If we eventually get a motor unit, I chop off a testicle to be involved in it.
Oww...owwwwwwwwww...ooooowwww...man,that's gonna hurt!

You guys/gals in blue have got my support & respect for a sometimes thankless job that many "citizens" take for granted.My Dad was a policeman for nearly 30 years,so I have an idea the kind of dedication & responsibility it takes.

Good Luck to all of you,keep up the good work!!!
 

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Rode a police motor for 7 years, nothing like being paid to ride a Harley for a living !

With the lease programs HD and the dealers have now, most departments find that bringing back motor units or starting new ones is fairly inexpensive.

For departments thinking about going this route, I would strongly recommend the HD factory police motor officer course. The skills learned there can save your life many times over.

Thanks for this thread, to me it is one more sign of respect for those serving in law enforcement today !
 

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Dave T is right about sending officers to the HD/Northwestern school. I rode a police motor for several years before my department sent me and the other motor guys that I work with to the school. I don't see what kept us from getting hurt before we went to the school. No matter how long you have ridden a bike, that school is guaranteed to humble you at first and make you look like a fool on two wheels. It is a tough 2 week, bike layin' down, gettin' bruised up school. After you graduate from it ( if you do ) you feel like and be a much better rider.
 

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I traded for a 2001 road king police special that had just been auctioned off the Orlando police department. They use them for one year and then auction them off at nearly what they originally paid for them. Mine had 7,000 miles on it. Does anyone know if these bikes are built any different than a regular street bike? I have heard that the tranny has a different first gear ratio to help when driving slow in escorts and parades. I have decided to keep it mostly white for visibility and safety. I usually get a second look because some people think I am a cop at first glance.
 

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All the ones that I have been assigned seem just like the civilian versons. They don't run any better. My 00 Electra Glide would hit a brick wall at 100 MPH and go no faster.
 

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In the early FXRP days, I think the P model had a different cam. As of late, the only difference is in the electrical. Comes standard with the larger alternater, and the bike is prewired for the siren and lights.

Everyting else is right out of the standard book. When you check the Police parts supplemental it's mostly little stuff like stickers and the saddle bag parts.
 
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